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NZ brothels double up condom orders to welcome Brits for Rugby WC
A number of brothels in New Zealand have increased their condom orders in a bid to cater to their British guests during the Rugby World Cup. ANI

Beckham to lead Britain's Olympic football team to draw crowd
Olympic Association have made David Beckham Britain's Olympic football captain to help sell 1.5 million unsold tickets for the 2012 London Games. ANI

Man City boss Mancini enjoys UK Tube ride with Three Lions fans
Manchester City boss Roberta Mancini took some Three Lions fans by surprise when he joined them on a train ride to Wembley to watch the England Vs Wales match. ANI

Ex-Three Lions skipper Ince says England lacks pride
Former Three Lions skipper Pauk Ince has launched a stinging attack on the England team and their supporters following the limp 1-0 win over Wales. ANI

Phillies star John Mayberry Jr. wants to date 'Pirates of the Caribbean' mermaid
Philadelphia Phillies star John Mayberry Jr. is apparently taking the help of his agent to get him a date with stunning actress Antoinette Nikprelaj. ANI

Rooney and I can destroy Europe: Ashley Young
Ashley Young believes he and Wayne Rooney can terrorise Europe for club and country. ANI

Man City 'bad boy' Balotelli linked to mafia!
Manchester City bad boy Mario Balotelli will be quizzed by police over suspicion of having links with the mafia. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone has row with her sister Petra at Japanese restaurant
Tamara Ecclestone is said to have fought with her sister Petra at Japanese restaurant Katsuya in Los Angeles. ANI

UK football clubs may be forced to shortlist black managers
The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) is investigating the possibility of forcing clubs to put black candidates on shortlists for managerial vacancies. ANI

De La Hoya finally admits 'embarrassing catsuit photos' were of him
Boxer and singer Oscar De La Hoya has confessed to lying about embarrassing photos of him dressed in a fishnet catsuit and wearing make-up. ANI

England captaincy bringing out the best in Alastair Cook: Ravi Bopara
England all-rounder Ravi Bopara believes that Alastair Cook is becoming an even better batsman ever since he has been handed the captaincy of the one-day team. ANI

Ranatunga lauds Clarke for snubbing IPL, Big Bash riches
Former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga has praised Australian skipper Michael Clarke for snubbing the lucrative Indian Premier League and the Big Bash. ANI

Despite losing starting place, Lamps says will never turn down England
Despite losing starting place in the national squad, Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has insisted he will not give up on England and vowed to prove wrong those who have written off his international career. ANI

Fabio backs England kids to shed baggage of World Cup flop
Coach Fabio Capello is planning to rebuild his England team with younger players who do not carry the baggage of failure at past tournaments. ANI

Return of Mendis to Lankan squad will pose a threat to Aussies: Roebuck
Cricket commentator and columnist Peter Roebuck has said that the return of mystery bowler Ajantha Mendis into the Sri Lankan squad for the second Test against Australia is a threat of sorts to those unfamiliar with his trickery. ANI

Wayne Bridge has a bit of a closet twinkle toes, says Frankie Sandford
The Saturdays band member Frankie Sandford has revealed a little secret about her soccer star boyfriend Wayne Bridge - he has a bit of a closet twinkle toes. ANI

Shane Warne looks really hot after image overhaul, says Kylie Minogue
Shane Warne's new metrosexual look may have failed to impress many women, but Kylie Minogue has defended the former Australian cricketer saying he looks "really hot" now. ANI

Ex-PCB CEO against foreign coach for Pakistan due to 'twisted English accent'
Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Officer Colonel (retired) Rafi Nasim has said that the board should hire a Pakistani instead of a foreigner for the 'national coach' position, otherwise "it would be extremely difficult for the boys to understand the lessons imparted to them in English in a twisted foreign accent." ANI

My twins will pick their dolls instead of tennis rackets, says Roger Federer
World No.3 Roger Federer has revealed that his two-year-old twin daughters Myla Rose and Charlene Riva would rather play with their dolls than tennis rackets. ANI

Cricket Australia's hunt for general manager in 'advanced' stage: Sutherland
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has said that people from other sports and corporate backgrounds are also being considered for the general manager post. ANI

Newcastle United launches own range of black and white stripes lingerie
Newcastle United has struck a deal with football-related underwear specialists Premier Lingerie to become the latest club to launch their own line of undies. ANI

The making of brand Beckham
A new study has suggested that a family's brand distinctiveness is a result of its dynamic personal story with distinct persona cues that are particularly interesting for a target audience and can be embellished by the media. ANI

Abbey Clancy 'gutted' by hubby's 'nightmarish' Spurs to Stoke transfer
Peter Crouch's newly wed wife Abbey Clancy feels 'gutted' by the footie's transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Stoke City, as she has to leave London. ANI

Rooney's 'little jockey' son Kai receives his 1st riding lesson
Wayne Rooney's 22-month-old son has received his first horse-riding lesson. ANI

Clarke's mother now on the mend after recently suffering brain haemorrhage
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke's mother Debbie is recovering at home after recently suffering a brain haemorrhage. ANI

Warne to 'discuss' Big Bash league offers
Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne is meeting with his management to discuss offers to play in this summer's Big Bash League in Australia. ANI

Nathan Lyon isn't Warne, MacGill or Taylor, he's got own strengths: Clarke
Australian captain Michael Clarke, concerned over public expectation for Nathan Lyon, has said that the young off-spinner has obviously got a lot of talent, but he is not Shane Warne, Stuart MacGill, or Peter Taylor. ANI

Clarke says Australia's No.5 Test ranking 'in his mind but not his focus'
Australian captain Michael Clarke has said that while he hates the fact that his team stands at the fifth position in the global Test rankings, he is not making it a major part of his focus. ANI

Becks' bro-in-law reveals his 'India racist slur' hell in office
David Beckham's brother-in-law was reportedly left humiliated by his high-profile City job due to his failure to arrange meetings with the Beckhams for the company's clients. ANI

'Old-style offie' Lyon wins Warne's praise
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who enjoyed a sensational Galle Test debut for Australia in Sri Lanka, has been praised and congratulated by former leg-spinner Shane Warne for sticking to basics and remaining an old style offie. ANI

Ricky Ponting, wife Rianna welcome second baby daughter Matisse Ellie
Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting and wife Rianna has been blessed with a second baby daughter, whom they have named Matisse Ellie. ANI

US Open: Nadal, Murray accuse tournament organisers of compromising safety
Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal and his British counterpart Andy Murray have accused the US Open organisers of putting profit before player safety, after they rushed three important men's matches on to the courts while there were still spots of rain in the air. ANI

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