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England rugby coach backs rough and tumble players enjoying beers on off nights
England rugby coach Martin Johnson says that having a beer is what rugby is about and that he did not want his players to be kept away from the general sporting public. ANI

Kubica's Renault return may be confirmed by October end
Polish driver Robert Kubica has till the end of October to confirm whether he will be fit, before Renault F1 team boss Eric Boullier decides to go with another driver for the next season. ANI

People must remember what Wenger has achieved for Arsenal: Gervinho
Arsenal new signing Gervinho has said that people should not forget how good a manager Arsene Wenger is. ANI

David Beckham feels he would be lucky to have more kids
Soccer star David Beckham, who already has four kids with wife Victoria, feels he would be lucky to have more children. ANI

Man city striker Aguero signs œ5m Puma sponsorship deal
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has reportedly signed a long term deal, worth five million pounds with the sportswear brand Puma. ANI

'I'd never speak any bad word about Arsenal,' says Fabregas
Spanish footballer Cesc Fabregas has denied criticizing Arsenal after he was quoted as saying that he doubted if the club could win the Premier League or the Champions League in the near future. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone strips again for Ultimo's new collection
Tamara Ecclestone has stripped yet again for UK based lingerie brand Ultimo. ANI

Youngest female boss of English football club used to be an escort
A woman, who became the youngest boss of an English football club, is said to have been an escort. ANI

Becks turns 'romantic chef' after baby Harper 'rejuvenates' marriage
The arrival of baby Harper Seven has "rejuvenated" David and Victoria Beckham's marriage so much that the footie ace has been creating romantic meals for his wife. ANI

Luck eluded India during England tour: Dhoni
Injuries to players and the dice not rolling India's way cost the team the Test and one-day series in England, felt skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. ANI

England complete mastery over India, eager to continue winning streak
England completed its mastery over the touring Indian cricket team with an emphatic six-wicket victory in the fifth and final one-day international played here on Friday. ANI

'X Factor' star Carolynne Poole once dated Rio Ferdinand, Seth Johnson
'X Factor' star Carolynne Poole, who is now married to a non-league footballer, reportedly once dated two top soccer aces. ANI

Premier League glory will be 'incredible achievement' for 'young' Villas-Boas: Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says that it would be "incredible" if Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas could win the Premier League at his age. ANI

Daredevils perform bike stunts in Bangalore
Several daredevils and bike lovers gathered here on Friday to perform mind-boggling bike stunts. ANI

Hewitt helps Australia take 2-1 Davis Cup lead over Switzerland
Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione ensured that Australia took a 2-1 lead over Switzerland in the Davis Cup world group play-off against Switzerland at the Royal Sydney Golf Club today. ANI

Dravid has had a fantastic cricket career: Kumble
Former Indian cricket captain Anil Kumble has lauded the contribution of cricketer Rahul Dravid to the game, as the latter bid adieu to one-day international cricket on Friday. ANI

Warnie might consider surgery in future, not at present
Shane Warne has revealed that though he feels happy in his skin right now, he wouldn't mind going under the knife in the future. ANI

Zara Phillips shrugs off video showing hubby Mike Tindall groping girl
Zara Phillips has laughed off the video footage showing her husband Mike Tindall groping a buxom blonde on his night out in New Zealand during the Rugby World Cup. ANI

Pak players should be consulted regarding head coach selection: Akram
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said that had he been the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief, he would have tried to have one leader for the national cricket team for at least an year, and would also consult the players before selecting the head coach. ANI

Tiger Woods can still beat my record for major championships: Jack Nicklaus
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus has said Tiger Woods is 'not going to go away' and can still beat his record for major championships. ANI

Ex-Premier League star Manuel da Costa cleared of grope charge
Former Premier League footballer Manuel da Costa has been cleared of a charge of groping a girl in a nightclub. ANI

Becks would be welcome in France, says ex-AC Milan coach Leonardo
London, Sep.17 But former AC Milan coach Leonardo, 42, who worked with the former England captain when he was on loan at the Italian club, said: "The door is open. He is more than a football player - he's a brand, a pop star." ANI

Lampard lets off Chelsea lad for 15K pound car crash
England and Cheslea star Frank Lampard has let off a lad after the latter confessed to damaging his car to the tune of at least 15,000 pounds. ANI

Mancini would like Man City to be more like Man U
Roberto Mancini has told his Manchester City players they must be more like neighbours Manchester United if they want to be champions. ANI

United fans support 1.6 billion pound Qatari buyout
Manchester United fans opposed to the Glazers' ownership of the club have welcomed a potential 1.6 billion pound takeover bid from Qatar's royal family. ANI

England football stars a mollycoddled and pampered lot: Scholes
Former Manchester United and England star Paul Scholes has blasted the current national squad for being a "mollycoddled and pampered" lot and claimed they have no chance of winning a trophy. ANI

Ex-West Ham ace Nsereko desperate to show that he's no flop
Former West Ham winger Savio Nsereko is desperate to show he is not a flop. ANI

Rooney says this is his best start to a Premier League season ever
England and Manchester United football star Wayne Rooney has credited a change in the style of play for him enjoying the best start to a Premier League season. ANI

Andre Villas-Boas slams Man United's 'Chelsea too old to win title' remarks
Andre Villas-Boas has slammed Manchester United over taunts that Chelsea are too old to win the Premier League. ANI

Becks turns dishevelled store worker to sell his aftershave in TV skit
David Beckham disguised himself as a fragrance salesman to sell his new range of aftershave for a skit on Ellen DeGeneres's popular US talk show. ANI

Akram says he 'feels' for Pak 'spot-fixing' tainted trio
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said that he 'feels' for the banned tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif, as they did not have the 'awareness'. ANI

'Banned' Amir, agent Mazhar Majeed admit involvement in spot-fixing scandal
Banned Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir has reportedly admitted to his involvement in last year's spot-fixing scandal before a court in England. ANI

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