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Nancy Dell'Olio says an Italian woman would be perfect for Prince Harry
Nancy Dell'Olio has spoken in glowing terms about Prince Harry, who she says is a "very mature, advanced and intelligent" man, and said that she would "make a good princess". ANI

Beckham to lead legendary Tom Finney's 90th birthday celebrations
Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham will lead the tributes to legendary footballer Sir Tom Finney at his 90th birthday celebrations this week. ANI

Alesha Dixon 'stunned' to qualify for sword fighting in Olympics
Alesha Dixon said she was "stunned" to find that she had qualified for the British Olympic fencing team following just weeks of training after she won a bout at a charity contest. ANI

Trevor Nunn encouraged me to do Strictly Come Dancing, says Nancy Dell'Olio
Nancy Dell'Olio, who made headlines after participating on the show 'Strictly Come Dancing', has for the first time spoken about her break-up with Sir Trevor Nunn. ANI

Paul Di Resta's cousin fined for speeding
F1 racer Paul Di Resta's glamorous cousin Alanna has been fined for speeding at 100mph. ANI

Ferguson says Messi will only get better
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi will only go on to become a better player than what he is right now. ANI

McIlroy feels at home in US
Young golfer Rory McIlroy has said the American golf lovers have made him feel at home, and he doesn't feels like a European or an international player. ANI

John McEnroe's smashed racquet could earn schoolboy 15k pounds
A schoolboy could fetch up to 15,000 pounds for a racquet smashed by tennis hothead John McEnroe at Wimbledon 30 years back. ANI

Losing top ranking to Donald would help McIlroy at Augusta
Golfer Graeme McDowell believes losing the number one ranking to Luke Donald before the Augusta National might just work in Rory McIlroy's favor. ANI

Indian cricket team returns to Mumbai after losing T 20 match in Johannesburg
The Indian cricket team returned home early on Sunday morning after losing the one-off T20 international match against South Africa in Johannesburg on March 30. ANI

Shaquille O'Neal towers over tiny fans at basketball clinic
Shaquille O'Neal, who delighted several children at a basketball clinic in Orlando, Florida on Friday, towered over everyone at the event. ANI

Robocup starts in Germany aiming to defeat human footballers by 2050
The Robocup, which kicked off in Germany this weekend, looked like it might be a long time before they're challenging the likes of Lionel Messi. ANI

Man U closes down on signing Dutch midfielder Strootman
Manchester United has lined up a 15 million pound worth deal for PSV Eindhoven's midfielder Kevin Strootman, and sources from within the club reveal the deal is close to completion. ANI

Mancini slams Balotelli despite him scoring a brace during draw against Sunderland
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has blasted striker Mario Balotelli for his poor performance, despite the latter scoring a brace during their draw against Sunderland at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. ANI

Pak cricketer Yousuf embroiled in a controversy between the two BPL clubs
Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has become embroiled in a controversy for being involved in a dispute between two premier clubs of the Bangladesh Dhaka Premier League - Mohammadan Sporting Club and Victoria Club. ANI

Ferguson wants Rooney to score goal-a-game for Man U
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes if star striker Wayne Rooney continues his good form, and even scores a goal per game in the remaining matches of the Premier League, then that would certainly help them clinch their 20th league title. ANI

Abbey Crouch flaunts lean look in tangerine dress
Abbey Crouch, who is presently holidaying at Dubai, worked at her best angles as she posed for the shutterbugs in a bright tangerine outfit and towering tan heels while leaving her hotel. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone to auction her designer dresses for charity
Tamara Ecclestone, who is sick of the "untrue and unkind" comments made about her all the time, has hit back at critics who label her a spoilt brat by giving her designer gear to charity. ANI

Cricket WAG Kyly Boldy makes it to annual 'beautiful people list'
Kyly Boldy has been featured in Who magazine's annual Most Beautiful People issue. ANI

Tamara and Petra Ecclestone spend quality time with dad Bernie
Tamara and Petra Ecclestone recently had dinner with their father, Formula One supreme Bernie Ecclestone, at a restaurant in London. ANI

Ex-minister, BCCI president N.K.P.Salve passes away
Former Union minister and ex-Board of Control for Cricket in India president N.K.P. Salve died this morning at a private hospital here due to age-related problems, family sources said. ANI

Oz pacer Cummins eyeing Twenty20 World Cup
Australian pacer Patrick Cummins plans to use his selection in Australia's under-19 team to secure a berth in the national Twenty20 World Cup team and perhaps even secure a place in the lucrative Indian Premier League. ANI

Glazer family eyeing to shift Man U to New York
In an astounding move, Manchester United's American owners, the Glazer family, is planning to move the club to New York, as they plan to exploit United as a profitable global business. ANI

Petrov derives inspiration from Muamba as he battles leukemia
Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has vowed to battle leukemia, saying he will take inspiration from Bolton Wanderers star Fabrice Muamba, who is recovering from a cardiac arrest, which he suffered during a recent FA Cup clash against Tottenham Hotspurs. ANI

Tiger Woods has gone soft due to sordid sex scandals, says ex coach
Tiger Woods' former coach, Hank Haney, has claimed that the golfer has "softened some" as a result of his multiple sex scandals. ANI

Bulldogs to replace ballboys in Brit Twenty20 tournament
Bulldogs - Britain's national dog breed - are set to take the place of ballboys in a British Twenty20 cricket tournament which starts on June 12. ANI

Khloe Kardashian says she cooks n*ked for hubby Lamar Odom
Khloe Kardashian has revealed how she spices up her sex life with hubby Lamar Odom, saying that she cooks for him n*ked. ANI

Five Oz pacemen battle for Test berths in West Indies series
Five Australian fast bowlers are battling for a Test berth against the West Indies ahead of the first game in Barbados next week. ANI

Kallis eyeing T20 World Cup after making a making in short format
South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis is now eyeing the Twenty 20 World Cup after making a comeback in the short format of the game. ANI

James Bond clip to open London 2012 games ceremony
Daniel Craig, who stars in latest Bond flick 'Skyfall', will be seen in a video clip opening the 2012 Olympic Games ceremony, after a personal invitation by The Queen. ANI

England fast bowler Tremlett believes it's tough for him to win his place back
England fast bowler Chris Tremlett believes it won't be easy for him to find his way back into the national squad, as his pace mates will pounce on any opportunity provided to them. ANI

Former England captain Stewart warns against stripping Strauss of captaincy
Former England wicketkeeper and captain Alec Stewart has said current skipper Andrew Strauss shouldn't be removed, as this could have serious repercussions for the team in the future. ANI

Ryder to go 'out of pocket' during IPL to ensure success
Kiwi all-rounder Jesse Ryder will look after the expenses of his clinical psychologist and manager during his Indian Premier League stint. ANI

Ex England captain Gatting backs Strauss to banish his spin demons
Former England cricket captain Mike Gatting has backed Andrew Strauss to tackle the Lankan spin attack, but stressed he must find a method that suits him. ANI

Finn issues 'pick me up' plea to revive Test career after working 'nuts off in nets'
Steven Finn is hoping to revive his Test match career by being selected to play for series against Sri Lanka ahead of his 23rd birthday. ANI

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