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FA says Rooney will not play both Euro 2012 and Olympics
The English Football Association has reassured Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson that his striker Wayne Rooney will not play both Olympic Games and Euro 2012. ANI

World No.1 Wang upset at Asian Women Badminton Championships finals
The world No.1 shuttler Wang Yihan of China was stunned by her teammate Li Xuerui 2-1 at the finals of the Asian badminton championships here Sunday. ANI

Bangladesh football club back-out angers Pakistan football association
Bangladesh's Sheikh Jamal Football Club (SJFC) is bearing the brunt of Pakistan Football Federation's (PFF) ire after backing out of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President's Cup scheduled to take off from May 8 in Lahore. ANI

O'Shea tips Man U's youngsters to dominate for a decade if they retain title
Former Manchester United defender John O'Shea has said if the Red Devils win the Premier League title this season with its youngsters then heaven would help everyone else, as they are on their path to dominate the league for another decade. ANI

Rooney defends Man U teammate Young over 'diving' barbs
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has leapt to his England and United teammate Ashley Young's defence over the diving barbs he has faced recently. ANI

Ex bowler Nawaz says security 'not only reason for postponement of Bangladesh's tour of Pak'
Former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has said the Bangladesh Cricket Board's decision to postpone its tour of Pakistan was not based purely based on security reasons and believes some political pressure may have played a role. ANI

'Gladiators' Chelsea can eliminate Euro champs Barcelona: Ramires
Chelsea midfielder Ramires believes they can eliminate European champions Barcelona and advance to the final of the Champions League in Munich. ANI

Botham avoids 150-mile charity walk celebrations to meet ill mother
Legendary English all rounder Sir Ian Botham had to rush to meet his critically ill mother in Yeovil, Somerset, avoiding celebrations planned for the end of his latest 150-mile charity walk getting called off. ANI

Scholes in 'form of his life': Ferguson
Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson believes veteran Paul Scholes is in form of his life. ANI

'Good girl' Natasha Giggs flaunts super tanned legs at charity fashion bash
Natasha Giggs, who is known for her penchant for partying, claimed she was behaving herself by going home relatively 'early' at 2am after a charity fashion show in Manchester on Saturday. ANI

Man City's Johnson admits not winning Premier League title would be a huge blow
Manchester City winger Adam Johnson has admitted that failure to win the Premier League this season would be a huge blow for the team. ANI

Ferguson exasperated over Rooney's Team GB Olympic call-up
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his ire over Wayne Rooney's inclusion in Great Britain Olympic football squad, though manager Stuart Pearce has promised that no one will play at both the European Championship and the London Olympics. ANI

PCB should take measures to revive international cricket in Pak: Yousuf
Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has asked the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to seek the help of former players in its bid to revive international cricket in the country. ANI

Pak cricketer Junaid Khan recovers from knee injury
Left-arm Pakistani pace bowler Junaid Khan is said to have recovered from his knee injury and is now all set to join Lancashire County Cricket Club as their overseas player this year, reported on Saturday. ANI

Minka Kelly knows how to look sexy even in casual clothes
Minka Kelly has proved why she was once voted the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire Magazine when she was spotted out shopping in West Hollywood, California wearing a low cut black top. ANI

Rooney expects Van Persie to win PFA Player of the Year award
Manchester United star Wayne rooney is expecting Arsenal striker Robin van Persie to win the Professional Footballer's Associations (PFA) Player of the Year award tonight. ANI

Muamba speaks for first time about his miraculous recovery
Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba has spoken for the first time about his miraculous recovery since suffering from cardiac arrest during their FA Cup quarterfinal clash against Tottenham Hotspurs at White Hart Lane. ANI

Man City board ready to offer new deal to Mancini but urges him to alter his ways
Manchester City board has told manager Roberto Mancini to change his management style before they offer him a new deal ANI

China's Chen Jin wins Badminton Asia Championships, almost in London Olympics
Chinese shuttler Chen Jin was only one step away from qualifying for the London Olympic Games after winning men's singles title at the 2012 Badminton Asia Championships here on Sunday. ANI

Girlfriend of jailed soccer rapist still stands by her man
Natasha Massey, the girlfriend of the jailed soccer rapist Ched Evans says she still loves him. ANI

Oz coach Arthur says 'under fire' Ponting is a 'big part of this team'
Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur cannot understand why questions are being raised over veteran batsman Ricky Ponting's international future. ANI

Britain's air defences to prevent Olympics Games terror attack put to test
Britain's air defences to prevent any plane suicide attack during the Olympics were put to test recently. ANI

Ponting says 'nothing will change going into Dominica Test
Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting has said every Test gives a chance of victory. ANI

Abramovich willing to do anything to bring Mourinho back to Chelsea again
Chelsea owner, Roman Abhramovich is ready to pay whatever it takes to get Jose Mourinho back at the club after he settled his differences with the Real Madrid manager. ANI

'Gentle giant' Ambrose says he let his bowling do the talking for him
Legendary West Indies' fast bowler Curtly Ambrose has said that during his playing days, he never used to speak much since he let his bowling do the talking for him. ANI

'Rattled and worried' crew forces Force India to almost pull out of Bahrain Grand Prix
As thousands of protesters thronged the Bahrain Grand Prix, the Force India team came close to withdrawing itself from the mega event scheduled for today. ANI

Coach Arthur delighted with 'Captain Courageous' Clarke's brazen aggression
Australian skipper Michael Clarke's aggressive captaincy is bringing out the fighting spirit in his teammates, much to the delight of coach Mickey Arthur. ANI

'Captain Courageous" Clarke vows to play with 'killer instinct' in Tests
Australia captain Michael Clarke believes his decision to declare behind the West Indies total in the Barbados Test, and then setting them a target of 215 from 61 overs in Trinidad on the last day shows the positive mindset of his team. ANI

Ecclestone in yet another controversy after Force India cry TV snub 'vendetta'
The Force India team was left baffled after no images of their cars were shown in the hour-long TV coverage of the qualifying session for Bahrain Grand Prix. ANI

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