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Obama advised to skip golf tournament in Melbourne during Oz visit in Nov
US President Barack Obama has been advised to leave his golf clubs at home during his visit to Australia in November. ANI

Cornered Maken announces Rs.1.5 lakh for each Indian hockey team player
With controversy surrounding the prize money given to the Indian hockey team for winning the Asian Champions Trophy gained momentum, a cornered Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Wednesday clarified that players of the winning side will automatically get a cash reward of Rs.1.5 lakh each. ANI

Turner slams NZC's national selection manager job, compares it to assistant collecting data
Former New Zealand batsman Glenn Turner has said that he was dismayed when New Zealand Cricket (NZC) advertised for the newly created role of national selection manager (NSM). ANI

Arsenal's assistant manager backs new signings to revive club's season
Arsenal's assistant manager Pat Rice is confident that the club's new signings can revive their season after they won their last Premier League game against Swansea City and secured a point in their Champions League Group F match against Borussia Dortmund. ANI

Gary Lineker plays superhero-cum-devil in new Walkers ad
Gary Lineker will be playing a superhero in the new ad for British snack food manufacturer, Walkers, but ending up as a villain. ANI

Mancini says dad watching Champions League clash in Napoli will be 'special moment'
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that it will be a 'special moment' when his biggest critic, his father Aldo, comes to watch the club's Champions League clash against Napoli tonight. ANI

Chelsea has solved issue over Torres' critical interview: Villas-Boas
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has said that the club has solved the issue with Fernando Torres over a critical interview in which the striker had blamed some of his 'very slow' and 'older' teammates for his barren goal-scoring run. ANI

Punjab Govt. offers Rs 25 lakh to victorious hockey team, demands Centre's apology
In what is being seen in certain circles as an act of political gamesmanship over sports, the Government of Punjab, which is run by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) allies, has announced a cash award of Rs ANI

Chelsea will go for victory against Manchester United: Villas-Boas
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas insists that his team is ready to face reigning Premier League champions Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. ANI

Sexy lingerie Ladies Football League set to make waves Down Under
A Ladies Football League with lingerie ladies is being launched in Queensland with the help of X Girl Tala Schultz. ANI

Hewitt hails Stosur's US Open triumph
Australian tennis star Lleyton Hewitt has hailed Samantha Stosur after she produced the match of her life to win the US Open women's singles title. ANI

'Djokovic is having the greatest year in the history of tennis,' says McEnroe
American legend John McEnroe has hailed World No.1 Novak Djokovic after the Serbian defeated Rafael Nadal to win the US Open men's singles title and become just the sixth in the open era to win three Slams in the same calendar year. ANI

Asian Champions India rejects prize money of Rs 25, 000
Asian Champion India has refused to accept Rs 25, 000 cash reward offered to them by Hockey India. ANI

No guarantee of Oz Test spot despite Marsh's century on debut: Tom Moody
Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody reckons that Shaun Marsh could be left out of the Australian squad for the third Test against Sri Lanka despite his century on debut in the Kandy Test last week. ANI

CBI registers fresh CWG scam case, raids launched in Delhi, Mumbai
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered a fresh case on the Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam and has also begun raids in Delhi and Mumbai to gather more evidence. ANI

PCB considering Moin Khan, Aaqib Javed, Sabih Azhar for head coach position: Pak daily
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering the names of Moin Khan, Aaqib Javed and Sabih Azhar to succeed outgoing head coach Waqar Younis, a Pakistani newspaper has said, attributing to sources. ANI

Becks takes boys to Disneyland while Posh, Harper wow at Fashion Week
As Victoria took Harper Seven to New York for the newborn's very first Fashion week, super-dad David Beckham took his boys out to Disneyland in California. ANI

Becks bans Posh from getting a cat over fears of mice invasion!
David Beckham has banned wife Victoria from getting a cat because he doesn't want a feline bringing mice into their home. ANI

Giggs's sis-in-law ex-lover gets new pair of b**bs from kiss-and-tell cash
Ryan Giggs's sister-in-law has bought a new pair of b**bs from the six-figure sum she pocketed by selling her claims of an eight-year fling with Manchester United's legendary winger. ANI

Rixon lined-up to replace Nielsen as Australian cricket coach
Former New Zealand coach Steve Rixon is reportedly being considered as the leading contender to replace Tim Nielsen as the new Australian cricket coach. ANI

Aleem Dar says he relies on his 'natural abilities' while making umpiring decisions
Pakistan's award-winning umpire Aleem Dar has said that although the probability of making mistakes exists, he relies on his natural ability rather than technology while making umpiring decisions. ANI

Four associate members to fight for spot in 2015 50-over World Cup: ICC
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has approved a new system of qualifying for the 2015 50-over World Cup, which will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. ANI

Kaneria lauds England coach Andy Flower's "great cricketing brain"
Pakistani leg spinner Danish Kaneria has paid tribute to his former Essex team mate and current England coach Andy Flower for his leadership and man management skills. ANI

Becks' adrenaline rush as he zooms off in Ducati he shares with Cruise
David Beckham was spotted speeding off on his Ducati Desmosedici RR, which is almost identical to that of his old pal Tom Cruise, after dinner at Los Angeles restaurant Mozza. ANI

Ferguson brands 'swift and determined' Rooney as new Pele
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has compared striker Wayne Rooney to Brazil legend Pele. ANI

England likely to drop Pietersen, other top stars for West Indies Twenty20 series
England coach Andy Flower is likely to omit batsman Kevin Pietersen and other top stars from the squad for this month's two Twenty20 internationals against the West Indies. ANI

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