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England can't be compared to 'great Australian and West Indian killers': Akram
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram reckons that the new World No.1 Test team England can't be compared to the recent all-conquering Australian teams and the West Indies team of the 1980s until they succeed in the Indian subcontinent. ANI

Man City's Barry wants team to perform better
Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry wants his team to pull up their socks soon in the Champions League after the team was held to a one all draw by Napoli in their last match. ANI

Fabregas left Arsenal over 'big titles' drought
Spanish footballer Cesc Fabregas has said he left Arsenal after he gave up hope of the team winning the big tournaments like the Premier League and the Champions League. ANI

Lindegaard vows to battle David de Gea for Man U No.1 goalie spot
Danish footballer Anders Lindegaard is determined to overhaul David de Gea to become Manchester United's top goalkeeper. ANI

Posh takes baby Harper for shopping again, this time in 7-inch heels
Victoria Beckham is back to wearing her customary skyscrapers just nine weeks after giving birth to baby Harper and despite being advised to wear flat shoes as she recovers from a slipped disc in her lower back. ANI

Charles Barkley says Glen Rice is his new hero for fling with 'crush' Palin
Ex American basketball player Charles Barkley has revealed that he is a big fan of Glen Rice ever since he heard that his 'crush' Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin had a fling with the NBA player in 1987. ANI

'2003 Davis Cup defeat to Hewitt was one of my toughest losses,' says Federer
Swiss tennis star Roger Federer insists that his 2003 Davis Cup failure against Lleyton Hewitt, having led by two sets and 5-2, was one of his "toughest losses". ANI

Steven Gerrard's heavily pregnant wife 'excited' for 3rd baby
Alex Gerrard, who feels huge as she waits to give birth to her third child, has revealed that she is really "excited" to welcome the new addition to the family. ANI

People envy me because I'm rich, handsome, a great player: Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be too proud of his possessions, including his looks, with reports saying that the Portuguese footballer claimed that people are the "jealous" of his rich and lavish lifestyle. ANI

Flintoff marooned in Oz jungle for Discovery Channel's 'Alone In The Wild'
Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff and Jason Gardiner have starred in Discovery Channel's new series 'Alone In The Wild'. ANI

Una Healy expecting first child with rugby beau Ben Foden
Una Healy has revealed that she is expecting her first child with rugby player beau Ben Foden. ANI

McCullum 'feels sorry' for Oz spinners trying to replace Warne
New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum says that he feels sorry for Australian spinners trying to fill-in the boots of retired great Shane Warne. ANI

Juan Mata backs 'misfiring' Torres to score big in 2011-12 season
Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has predicted that his teammate Fernando Torres will prove his goal-scoring prowess has not faded when they face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. ANI

Campbell terms lack of black managers in Brit football as embarrassing
Former England defender Sol Campbell reckons that the woefully-low number of black managers in British football leagues is 'embarrassing'. ANI

Nicole Scherzinger dazzles Simon Cowell in skin-tight dress at launch of X Factor USA
Simon Cowell launched The X Factor USA this week and posed happily with fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy on the red carpet. ANI

England rugby players warned 'kissing and groping' antics will undermine WC campaign
England rugby players are reportedly set to be warned that their behaviour on nights off could be used to undermine their ongoing World Cup campaign in New Zealand. ANI

Giggs' sis-in-law ex-lover spotted lingerie shopping following boob job
Ryan Giggs' sister-in-law and alleged long-term lover, Natasha, who has been keeping low profile since being caught up in the Manchester United star's sex scandals, was spotted lingerie shopping in Manchester recently. ANI

Azharuddin's son dies in hospital after being on ventilator support for five days
Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin's son Ayazuddin, died on Friday, five days after being critically injured in a road accident. ANI

Afghanistan Cricket Board express concern over touring dengue-ridden Lahore
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has expressed concern over the Afghan team scheduled visit to dengue-ridden Lahore to take part in Pakistan's National Twenty20 Championship. ANI

Boxing hero Mayweather, a softie and a realist at heart
He may be known as one of the world's best boxers currently, but at heart, American pugilist Floyd Mayweather is a softie and a realist. He likes to switch off his sports-related ego, and would like nothing better than to be remembered for teaching his kids to be responsible and respectful human beings. ANI

Webber admits Schumacher "pushed boundaries" during Italian Formula One Grand Prix
Formula One driver Mark Webber has claimed that Michael Schumacher was "pushing the boundaries" with his driving style while taking on Leiws Hamilton at the Italian Formula One Grand Prix. ANI

Pak's 'risky' decision to rest key pacers for Zimbabwe tour paid off: Mohsin
Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Selector Mohsin Khan has said that the decision to rest fast bowlers Umer Gul and Wahab Riaz and inject new talent, including fast bowler Aizaz Cheema and leg-spinner Yasir Shah, into the team for the Zimbabwe tour has paid dividends. ANI

Qatar royal family offers new 1.5bn pounds-plus bid for Man U ownership
The super rich Qatar royal family has reportedly offered Manchester United's American owners - the Glazers-a 1.5 billion-pound-plus amount in a new takeover bid. ANI

Cook upset at Twenty20 skipper snub
England one-day captain Alastair Cook has admiited to being upset over Graeme Swann being made the national team's stand-in Twenty20 captain, as he wanted the job himself to go with his permanent leadership of the 50-over team. ANI

Ponting could move down order as Marsh keeps place for third Test against Lanka
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is likely to come down in the batting order in the third Test against Sri Lanka to allow Shaun Marsh to continue batting at NO.3 following his outstanding debut century in the second Test at Kandy. ANI

'It would be lovely to finish with a win,' says Dravid.
Rahul Dravid, "The Wall" of Indian cricket and a former skipper of the national side, has said that he would like to end his one-day international career on a winning note in Cardiff on Friday. ANI

Cook seeks to end series with India on a high
England cricket captain Alastair Cook has said that his side would try to seal the ongoing ODI series against India with a win in the final game, in Cardiff on Friday. ANI

Warne eyeing Oz Twenty20 Big Bash comeback
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has confirmed that he is considering coming out of retirement to play in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League. ANI

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