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Usain Bolt wins men's 200 metres world title
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt today won the gold medal in men's 200 metres category at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, to put the nightmare of his 100 meters disqualification behind him. ANI

Imogen Thomas soon to face dating queue in new show
Imogen Thomas will soon be facing a dating queue when she joins a girly version of Gavin Henson's hit Channel 5 show 'The Bachelor'. ANI

Petra Ecclestone gets Rolls Royce as surprise post-wedding gift
British heiress and newlywed Petra Ecclestone was in for a pricey surprise when she returned to Los Angeles on Thursday, after finding a white, bow-topped Rolls Royce waiting for her. ANI

England complain to UEFA about Bulgarian fans racist abuse
England has complained to UEFA after their black stars were racially abused. ANI

England's 'great players on form' can overpower Wales: Walcott
England winger Theo Walcott believes that his team's attacking might and 'great players on form' can overpower Wales in Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifier at Wembley, London. ANI

Hamilton denies engagement rumours
British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has denied reports of his engagement to American singer Nicole Scherzinger. ANI

Beckhams finally go public with baby girl Harper Seven
Victoria and David Beckham have finally moved out in public with their newborn baby girl Harper Seven. ANI

Ponting needs to address his 'greatest liability' signature pull stroke: Roebuck
Australian batsman Ricky Ponting is hungry enough to score runs this summer, but needs to restore the ruthlessness that sets the best performers apart, noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said. ANI

Imogen Thomas reveals bikini curves for 2012 calendar photoshoot
Imogen Thomas has shown off her curvy bikini body during a photoshoot for her 2012 calendar in Marbella, Spain. ANI

Petra Ecclestone's accessories range to launch at NY Fashion Week
Formula 1 heiress Petra Eccleston's fashion line Stark is all set to 'speak for itself' when it gets launched at next week's New York Fashion Week. ANI

Ponting becomes first cricketer to record a century of Test victories
Ricky Ponting has become the first cricketer to play in 100 winning Test matches following Australia's 125 run win over Sri Lanka in the Galle Test today. ANI

Australia wins Galle Test against Sri Lanka by 125 runs
A five-wicket haul from fast bowler Ryan Harris helped Australia to a comfortable 125 run victory over Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the first Test in Galle today. ANI

'Squabbling' Tevez 'smokes peace pipe' with Manchester City boss Mancini
Carlos Tevez has said that he no longer has "confrontations" with Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini. ANI

Djokovic discovers distinct disadvantages of being best in world
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has dropped just three games in his opening two matches of the US Open, but, as a result, New Yorkers are becoming restless. ANI

Adopted Oz tennis star Gajdosova devastated by cruel online abuses questioning her nationality
Australia's second highest-ranked tennis player Jarmila Gajdosova has said that she believes she has become a target for cruel online abuse because she is an adopted Australian. ANI

Didier Drogba joins Ivory Coast's Truth and Reconciliation Commission to heal war wounds
Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba has reportedly agreed to join an 11-member Truth and Reconciliation Commission set up to heal the wounds left by over four months of fighting in Ivory Coast. ANI

Build-up to next Ashes series is 'the ultimate thing' for Aussies: Harris
Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris insists that his team has moved on from the humiliating Ashes defeat to England earlier this year. ANI

Cook refuses to guarantee Pietersen's comeback to England ODI squad
England ODI skipper Alastair Cook has declined to confirm if Kevin Pietersen will be selected in the squad when they visit India next autumn. ANI

Jamie Cox quits as Cricket Australia selector
Jamie Cox has resigned from his position as a national selector for Cricket Australia (CA), and announced that he will not be in the running to be in the new five-man selection panel. ANI

Libyan football team to unveil new 'white' kit marking break with Gaddafi regime
Libya's national football team is set to unveil a white kit, which marks a break with the green colour associated with ruler Muammar Gaddafi's regime. ANI

Queens Park Rangers want to sign Beckham
Queens Park Rangers (QPR) football club's new owner Tony Fernandes is planning to sign former England football star David Beckham. ANI

Cook the one-day sheriff shoots for yet more runs
England opening batsman Alastair Cook has said that he regrets not getting the six runs to get his first triple century in Tests against India at Edgbaston. ANI

Sharapova crashes out of US Open
Tird seed Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has crashed out of the 2011 edition of the US Open tennis tournament here, losing to 26th seed Italian Flavia Pennetta 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. ANI

'We are fresh and eager to win', says Virat Kohli
After England steamrolled India in the lone T20 match, Indian batsman Virat Kohli has said the team is fresh and eager to win the one-day series that stars here today. ANI

US Open: Murray narrowly beats Haase in five sets
Britain's Andy Murray has kept his US Open hopes alive after recovering from two sets down to beat Dutchman Robin Haase in the second round. ANI

Cook hoping to dominate one-day series against India
Ahead of the first one-day international match against India, England skipper Alastair Cook said India is the current world champions and they cannot be taken lightly. ANI

Indian marathon runner at 100 going still strong with tea and ginger curry
The world's oldest marathon runner Fauja Singh, who at the age of 100 has become the first person to sign up for the 2012 Edinburgh race, has revealed that the secrets to his fitness lie in ginger curry, and plenty of tea. ANI

Asif blames PCB, Pak Govt. for 'long ban' slapped by ICC for spot-fixing
Banned Pakistani pacer Mohammad Asif believes that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) did not do enough to save him and the two other banned players - Salman Butt and Mohammad Aamir - from the punishment handed down to them for spot-fixing by the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Tribunal. ANI

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