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Shillong Lajong to bet on local talent
The Shillong Lajong Football club has decided to harness the local talent of the region instead of hiring players from other football clubs for the upcoming seasons. ANI

Powered by Clarke ton, Aussies gain series win with third Test draw
Powered by Michael Clarke's 112, his first as Test captain, Australia drew the third Test against Sri Lanka and achieved a series win. ANI

Robbie Savage's 'Strictly' venture doubtful after partner leaves glum-faced
Robbie Savage's prospect of taking part on 'Strictly Come Dancing' has appeared to be doubtful after his dancing partner Ola Jordan was spotted leaving practices with a glum face alongside him. ANI

Lady Gaga drips champagne in area for disabled fans at Giants game
Lady Gaga continued her infamous antics at sports venues by pouring champagne into the area set aside for disabled NFL fans at the end of Monday night's Giants game. ANI

Leeds boss reckons they can shock Man U again
Leeds FC boss Simon Grayson has said that he would gladly trade another slice of Cup glory against Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United side for promotion to the Premier League. ANI

US mum 'had sex with son's underage hockey teammates'
A US mother of three is facing charges of unlawful sex with one of her son's underage hockey teammates under age 16 and committing lewd acts on another under 14, authorities said. ANI

Claudine Palmer shows she is WAG worthy as she cheers on hubby
Claudine Palmer was spotted looking as glamorous as one would expect from a WAG when she turned up to cheer on husband Robbie Keane as he played a match in Los Angeles over the weekend. ANI

Man City aims to emulate Barcelona's youth academy
Manchester City are planning a new state-of-the-art training facility similar to Barcelona's youth system. ANI

Zara Phillips wins horse-riding event despite hubby's nightclub antics
Zara Phillips has told off the media storm over her husband and rugby player Mike Tindall's nightclub antics with a mystery blonde by winning a prestigious horse-riding event. ANI

Man U's Evra hints 'God's hand' helping football club!
Manchester United player Patrice Evra has reckoned that God is helping the football club. ANI

Footie wife 'trashes flat' of hubby's agent over 'four girls for transfer' text
The pregnant wife of a top footballer reportedly 'trashed' the flat of her husband's agent after he texted the footie claiming that he had four girls with him and wanted to 'talk transfers'. ANI

Angry golfer jailed after maiming mate with club
A golfer has landed up in jail after he crippled one of his playing mates by throwing his club in anger at a bad shot and hitting him on the head. ANI

Golfer quits after exposing private organ at fundraiser
A British golfer had to quit his club after he exposed his private organ at a charity fundraiser attended by the mayor. ANI

Wallabies not on list of Kiwi women's top ten hottest rugby players
A survey on the hottest rugby players has shown that the Wallabies are no longer a favourite of New Zealand women, as not even one made it to the top ten of the list. ANI

Manchester City to bid œ8m for Daniele De Rossi
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is poised to go back in for Daniele De Rossi with an eight million pound bid in January. ANI

Wenger blasts his Arsenal slackers
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger tore into his struggling Gunners for leaking 13 goals in four matches. ANI

Football helps strengthen bonds between India, Nepal
West Bengal is known for its obsession with football. It has a number of popular and well known football clubs like Mohun Bagan, Athletic Club and Dalhousie AC, which have hired many international players. ANI

I'm the youngest celeb on 'Strictly Come Dancing', says Nancy Dell'Olio
Nancy Dell'Olio, former girlfriend of England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, has said that she is the most youthful of all the contestants in the British reality dance show 'Strictly Come Dancing'. ANI

Maradona's club worried after he gets Dubai driving license!
Al Wasl staff questioned Argentine coach Diego Maradona's knowledge of the local roads in Dubai after he collected his driving license from Ahmad Saif Belhasa, the chairman of Belhasa Driving Centre in Dubai on Monday. ANI

Rafter challenges Tomic to fulfill prodigious potential
Australia's Davis Cup captain Pat Rafter has questioned Bernard Tomic's application and commitment and urged him to fulfill his prodigious potential. ANI

Murray reveals tennis stars are prepared to strike over exhausting schedule
British tennis star Andy Murray has warned that the biggest names in tennis could go on strike to push through changes to the sport's busy calendar. ANI

Football fan wins over 101K pounds after betting 8 on 12 pounds teams
A Manchester United supporter has won a fortune worth 101,647.97 pounds from an 8 pounds bet. ANI

Scottish fans' fury over bagpipes ban during Rugby World Cup in New Zealand
Rugby World Cup organizers have banned Scottish fans' bagpipes fearing that that they could distract Scotland's opponent teams though they had featured in previous tournaments. ANI

PCB wants formal discussions with BCCI for resumption of Indo-Pak cricket ties
The Pakistan Cricket Board has said that the proposed bilateral series between Pakistan and India is "in the air", and that it does not expect any progress until the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) holds a formal meeting with the PCB. ANI

Crouch 'no match' for Hart's 'Fisherman' moves at charity ball dance-off!
Manchester city goalkeeper Joe Hart won an easy victory over Stoke City striker Peter Crouch during a dance-off at a charity ball with his new signature move - The Fisherman. ANI

Glazers pay out record bonus to Man U staff at Old Trafford
Manchester United will pay out a record five million pounds in bonuses to more than 500 Old Trafford staff. ANI

Bresnan says he doesn't need rest, but admits injuries can't be avoided
England and Yorkshire fast bowler Tim Bresnan has claimed that he is raring to have another go at his opponents in other parts of the world, saying that he does not require rest. ANI

PCB boss Butt unlikely to get term extension
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt, whose tenure as PCB Chairman ends on October 8, is unlikely to get a term extension, as President Asif Ali Zardari, also the patron of the board, had denied meeting him in London, according to a news report. ANI

Inzamam, Saeed Anwar to open 'halal meat' shop branches in Dubai
Pakistan's batting legends Inzamam-ul-Haq and Saeed Anwar, who once mesmerised cricket lovers with their aggressive and innovative shots, are now bringing their meat brands to Dubai, offering numerous varieties of cuts. ANI

Nani on mission to be planet's best football player
Portuguese and Manchester United football star Nani is on a mission to be regarded as the best player on the planet. ANI

Clarke wants to end Test run drought
Australia's cricket captain Michael Clarke has said that opener Phillip Hughes' century (122 not out on Monday)) under pressure could be the inspiration he needs to break his own run-scoring drought on day five of the final Test in Sri Lanka on Tuesday. ANI

Pak strategy to bolster batting line-up for Zimbabwe tour 'showed in results': Iqbal Qasim
Pakistan's strategy to bolster their batting line-up to compensate for an inexperienced bowling attack worked well during the Zimbabwe tour, former chief selector Iqbal Qasim has said. ANI

'Zimbabwe whitewash can't be benchmark for judging Pakistan's performance'
As Pakistan celebrates its tour whitewash of Zimbabwe, former medium pacer Jalaluddin has said that it was a contest between two 'mismatched teams', and advised the team management to devise a long-term strategy ahead of the 'tougher' series against Sri Lanka in the UAE, starting next month. ANI

Afridi-Zardari 'flood relief activities' meeting may pave way for his return to Pak team
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi's planned meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday may end his deadlock with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and pave way for the 'retired' all-rounder's return to the national team. ANI

Amir's 'spot-fixing' admission won't affect Salman Butt's case in court, says lawyer
Pakistani pace bowler Mohammad Amir's admission of his involvement in last year's spot-fixing scandal before a court in England will not affect Salman Butt's case, the former captain's lawyer Yasin Patel has said. ANI

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