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Kolo Toure set for first Manchester City start since six-month drug ban
Manchester City defender Kolo Toure returns to action tonight after a six-month drug ban vowing that he will be stronger than ever. ANI

Imogen Thomas shows off pole dancing moves in skimpy bikini
Imogen Thomas, infamous for bedding footballer Ryan Giggs, was the centre of attention as she flaunted her moves in a skimpy bikini while clutching a pool-side pole in Las Vegas. ANI

Zara Phillips flying to NZ for showdown with hubby over 'nightclub antics'
Zara Phillips is reportedly jetting off to New Zealand for showdown talks with rugby star husband Mike Tindall. ANI

Arsenal doesn't need new defensive coach: Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that he does not think the team needs a new defensive coach. ANI

'Shy' Nadal strips again for new Armani campaign
World No.2 Rafael Nadal, who recently revealed that posing in an undergarment was very 'tricky', has stripped down again for a brand new Armani campaign. ANI

Posh says her latest clothing line channels her 'inner girl'
Victoria Beckham has said that her latest clothing line channels her "inner girl". ANI

Drogba striving for peace in Ivory Coast following family becoming victims of 'civil war'
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has said that he is trying to help establish peace in troubled Ivory Coast because he understands the pain of the victims, as he lost members of his family during the civil war there. ANI

Robbie Savage finds Strictly Come Dancing 'mentally draining'
Former Welsh professional footballer Robbie Savage, who is making his dance floor debut, has revealed that he finds Strictly Come Dancing "mentally draining". ANI

Bombay HC rejects Kochi franchise's plea against BCCI
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday squashed a plea placed before it by the owners of IPL franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala against the BCCI to prevent the latter from encashing their bank guarantee. ANI

Javier Hernandez's ankle injury not as bad as first feared
Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez's ankle injury is not as bad as first feared, according to his agent. ANI

Chelsea to use Carling Cup to promote young talent: Villas-Boas
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has revealed that the club's Russian owner Roman Abramovich has told him to follow Arsenal's philosophy to use the Carling Cup as a springboard for future success. ANI

Track 'danger man' Hamilton keeping kids on hold to continue his 'risky F1 antics'
Former Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton doesn't want to have kids with girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger yet, because he is worried it would stop him taking risks while racing Formula 1 cars. ANI

'Owen is still one of the best finishers in England,' says Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed striker Michael Owen as "still one of the best finishers in England" after his Carling Cup double against Leeds United. ANI

Zardari meeting fails to end Afridi-Butt deadlock
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt has won a crucial round of politics against two former captains, Shahid Afridi and Javed Miandad. ANI

Button's reveals childhood dream of driving for Ferrari
British Formula One driver Jenson Button, who is likely to sign a 80 million pound contract-for-life deal with McLaren, has revealed about his desire to drive for Ferrari. ANI

Wenger fumes at Arsenal vote of confidence
Coach Arsene Wenger blew his top after the Arsenal board gave him the dreaded vote of confidence - and fans voted with their feet. ANI

Injured Southee doubtful for New Zealand's tour to Zimbabwe
Auckland, Sep 21 New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee is in doubt for the Black Caps' tour to Zimbabwe after being diagnosed with cartilage damage in his left knee. ANI

Zardari directs Butt to organise cricket matches to raise funds for Pak flood relief efforts
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who received a delegation drawn from all the major sports, has directed to organise cricket matches at national and international level to raise funds for flood relief efforts. ANI

Former Wimbledon ace Michael Stich slams high earning stars
Former Wimbledon champion Michael Stich has slammed high-earning stars who have threatened to go on strike. ANI

Ex NBA star Jayson Williams' battered wife 'slept with knife under bed'
Tanya Young, the estranged wife of former NBA star Jayson Williams, has opened up about the domestic violence she had to go through at the hands of her husband during their marriage. ANI

Vaughan to step down as New Zealand Cricket chief in November
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive Justin Vaughan has announced that he will walk away from the job at the end of November. ANI

Jeremy Clarkson to film Top Gear's Christmas special in 'war zone' India
Top Gear, a British TV series about motor vehicles infamous for its humorous tongue-in-cheek presenting style, is all set to cause its biggest upset yet by filming its Christmas special in India. ANI

Pak cricket "will get buried" if Ijaz Butt gets term extension: Ex-PCB chief
Calls to deny a term extension to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt, who tenure ends on October 8, have gained momentum in the country. ANI

Clarke-led Oz Test team has been smarter and better organized: Roebuck
Australian captain Michael Clarke has every reason to be delighted with his team's victory in Sri Lanka as it is no small thing to take charge of a team containing several new bowlers and, with an unproven top order, emerge with an enhanced reputation, noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said. ANI

Nicole Scherzinger busts talk show host for staring at her b**bs!
'X Factor' judge and ex-Pussycat Doll lead singer Nicole Scherzinger called out to talk show host Conan O'Brien after catching him red-handed in the act of staring at her br**ts, during her interview on his TBS talk show Monday night. ANI

Tiger Woods ‘jealous’ over ex-wife Elin Nordegren’s wedding plans
Tiger Woods is said to be going green with envy over his ex-wife Elin Nordegren’s rumoured wedding plans. ANI

Posh's seven miles a day treadmill, yoga regimen to shed baby weight
Victoria Beckham has put herself on a strict exercise routine these days by walking seven miles a day on her treadmill to lose her baby weight after giving birth to their daughter Harper Seven two months ago. ANI

Blewett backs 'experienced' Rixon to replace Nielsen as Australian cricket coach
Former Australian batsman Greg Blewett reckons that Justin Langer would be a leading candidate to replace Tim Nielsen as the new Australian cricket coach, but former New Zealand coach Steve Rixon is the right man for the job. ANI

South Africa challenge will be 'completely different' from victorious Lanka one: Clarke
Fresh from winning the Test series in Sri Lanka, Australian captain Michael Clarke is already looking ahead to the challenges awaiting his team in South Africa. ANI

Bairstow's stunning ODI debut prompts Prior to work on his game
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has admitted that fellow gloveman Jonny Bairstow's performance in the fifth and final ODI against India in Cardiff has prompted him to work on his game. ANI

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