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Nicole Scherzinger wears retro hairstyle with cool attitude at party
Nicole Scherzinger was spotted sporting the hottest look of the season, a voluminous quiff at an Absolut Vodka party held at The Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday night. ANI

McIlroy and Wozniacki attend first day of Newbury
Golfer Rory McIlroy and his tennis player girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, who are at the top of their sporting game, appear to be very much in love. ANI

Gabrielle Union banned from sitting courtside by beau Dwyane Wade
Gabrielle Union's girlfriend Dwyane Wade is arguably his biggest fan, but sometimes it gets her into trouble. ANI

Beckham lands in Olympic Games flag bearer row
The thought of football star David Beckham being chosen as the flagbearer for the opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012 has sparked fury amongst Olympic traditionalists. ANI

Boxing legend Bruno leaves hospital following treatment for exhaustion
Boxing legend Frank Bruno, who was sectioned under the Mental Health Act in 2003, has left hospital following treatment for exhaustion, and has thanked his fans for their support. ANI

Beckham says playing for GB in Olympics would be his proudest moment
Former Manchester United midfielder David Beckham has reasserted his desire to play for team Great Britain during the London Olympics this year. ANI

David Hussey's ultimate dream is to play Test cricket
David Hussey, who was one of the top scorers for the Australia team in the tri-series involving India and Sri Lanka and followed it up with another half-century against the West Indies before coming to play the IPL, has said that his ultimate dream is to play Test cricket for his country. ANI

Basketball Wives' Jennifer Williams sues Nia Crooks for slapping her
'Basketball Wives' star Nia Crooks has been charged with misdemeanour battery for slapping Jennifer Williams in the face. ANI

Imogen Thomas flashes red bra as her white vest soaks up in the rain
Imogen Thomas, who seems to be the only one in enjoying the bad weather in London, seized the opportunity to have her photograph taken she was caught in a torrential downpour. ANI

Posh denies giving baby Harper Damien Hirst's 10,000 pounds baby monitor
Victoria Beckham has denied claims that she gave her eight-month-old daughter Harper Seven a one-off baby monitor customised by Damien Hirst. ANI

Athletes from northeast ready for London Olympics
After their success at the Commonwealth games, athletes from northeast are all geared up to participate in the London Olympics 2012. ANI

Inexperienced Starc in contention to play against Windies in Dominica
Inexperienced pacer Mitchell Starc can get a chance to play against the West Indies in the third Test due to injuries to fast bowlers Peter Siddle and James Pattinson. ANI

Mancini to stay as City manager even if club doesn't win Premier League this season
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will not lose his job if his team fails to win Premier League title this season, as the club hierarchy believes the team has taken a step forward this year. ANI

'Hacktivists' attack in bid to bring Bahrain Grand Prix 'to its knees'
Notorious web hackers, Anonymous, have attacked the Formula I website, threatening to 'bring the troubled Bahrain Grand Prix to its knees'. ANI

Guardiola urges Barca to beat Real for Spanish title
FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola admitted Friday that his side are obliged to defeat Real Madrid in Saturday's "Clasico" if they are to have any chance of retaining the La Liga title. ANI

Wayne Rooney among 46 new claimants suing Murdoch's NI over phone hacking allegations
Football star Wayne Rooney is the latest celebrity to sue media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's News International over allegations of phone hacking. ANI

Posh shows her sense of humour by playing airhostess on flight to China
Victoria Beckham tweeted a picture of herself strapped into a stewardess seat as she jetted off to China. ANI

Warnie and Liz Hurley bag $1m for 'access-all-areas interview'
Shane Warne and his fiancee Elizabeth Hurley have reportedly pocketed nearly 1 million dollars from their access-all-areas and heavily styled interviews with Britain's Hello! magazine and Australia's own Woman's Day. ANI

Ferguson backs 'terrific' Rooney to break all type of records
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Wayne Rooney to break all type of records, and has tipped him to become United's all time leading scorer. ANI

Anton Ferdinand says big brother Rio has been 'rock' for him during his 'racist' slur hell
Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, who is involved in a court case in which he has accused Chelsea captain John Terry of racially abusing him, has said his brother Rio has been a real support for him. ANI

Clarke calls on Oz batsmen to blunt Roach's fire
Skipper Michael Clarke wants his Australian batsmen to blunt West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach in order to improve their performance in the third Test. ANI

Unimpressed Holding says Oz can't win Ashes with openers like Warner, Cowan
Criticising Australia's Test openers' batting ability, former West Indies great Michael Holding believes that Australia cannot win the Ashes in England next year with David Warner and Ed Cowan at the top of the order. ANI

Bahrain protests instigate Force India team to give second practice session a miss
With the on-going violent protests near the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), Force India team decided to pull out of the second practice run, and head to their hotel before dark. ANI

'Defiant' Ecclestone says 'earthquake' needed to quell hype over Bahrain Grand Prix
Formula 1 supremo, Bernie Ecclestone, has once again steered clear of the on-going protests against the Bahrain Grand Prix and insisted that the Sunday event will take place. ANI

BCB chief denies committing to Pak tour in return for PCB support for ICC candidacy
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Mustafa Kamal has denied that he had committed to the country's tour of Pakistan in return for the Pakistan Cricket Board's support of his candidature for vice-presidency in the International Cricket Council (ICC). ANI

'Baffled' doctors fail to find out reason behind Muamba's cardiac arrest
Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a cardiac arrest during their FA Cup quarterfinal clash against Tottenham Hotspurs, has been told by doctors they are baffled by what caused his heart to stop during the match. ANI

'Embittered' Mancini slams standard of refereeing in Premier League
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said he is disappointed with the standard of refereeing in the Premier League, and believes rules aren't the same there for everyone. ANI

Di Matteo defends Drogba's 'time-wasting' frolics against Barcelona
Interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has hit back at critics who have condemned striker Didier Drogba's time-wasting antics against Barcelona during the first leg of their Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. ANI

Clarke vows to continue making ambitious declarations to get results
Australia captain Michael Clarke has vowed to keep making ambitious declarations in order to force a result even if it meant risking his plans. ANI

Wales striker Evans jailed for five years for raping 'too drunk to consent to sex' teen
Wales and Sheffield United striker Ched Evans has been handed a five year jail sentence for raping a teenage girl, who was too drunk to consent to sex, as two of his pals witnessed and tried to film it on a mobile phone. ANI

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