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Lawmakers in favour of Sachin's nomination for Rajya Sabha
Cutting across party lines, lawmakers of various political outfits on Thursday appeared to be in favour of the government decision to recommend the name of batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar for the Rajya Sabha. ANI

Congress proposes Sachin Tendulkar's name for Rajya Sabha seat
The Congress has reportedly recommended cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's name for a nominated seat in the Rajya Sabha. ANI

Lara Bingle's documentary to capture her travel to India
A new documentary about Lara Bingle will capture her journey to India - where her celebrity status is surprisingly high because her cricket WAG past. ANI

Kris Humphries using Kim and Kanye relationship to aid divorce case
Kris Humphries is demanding to know if his estranged wife Kim Kardashian's latest romance with Kanye West is a publicity stunt, to possibly help his divorce case against the reality star. ANI

A-Rod calls ex Cameron Diaz 'one of the greatest human beings' he's met
Alex Rodriguez has finally opened up about his ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz. ANI

Bayern chairman Rummenigge says Madrid president Perez told him Neuer is best in world
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed Real Madrid president Florentino Perez described German international Manuel Neuer as the 'best goalkeeper in the world' following his superb performance in the Champions League penalty shoot-out success. ANI

Yousuf must play in domestic cricket before contemplating national team comeback
Pakistan's chief selector Iqbal Qasim has said veteran batsman Mohammad Yousuf has to play domestic matches to be considered for national selection. ANI

Man U tells Wayne Rooney to 'stay away' from 'ill' wife Coleen
Wayne Rooney has been asked not to get too close to his wife Coleen, who is suffering from cold. ANI

Drogba says he deserves second chance after getting sent off in previous CL final
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has said everyone deserves a second chance in life and he is no exception to it, as he is all set to play his second Champions League final after being sent off in his first one. ANI

Vettel not entirely happy with Red Bull's performance
Defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel has said he is not entirely happy with the Red Bull's performance this season despite topping the drivers' standings after winning the Bahrain Grand Prix last Sunday. ANI

Soccer star Kaka becomes first athlete to pass 10 million followers on Twitter
Brazilian soccer star Kaka became the first athlete to amass 10 million followers on Twitter. ANI

Aisam denies intention of switching partners
Pakistan's tennis ace Aisamul Haq has said he has no intentions of switching his current doubles team mate Jean-Julean Rojer. ANI

'Out of favour' Razzaq to play county cricket after recovering from shoulder injury
Out-of-favour Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has opted to play county cricket in England after being snubbed since the series against Sri Lanka and for the ongoing fitness tests in Lahore. ANI

New Zealand footie breaks referee's jaw
A football referee had his jaw broken after being punched by a player who was sent off during a match in Auckland. ANI

Imogen Thomas flaunts assets in pouty pic from paradise holiday
Imogen Thomas, who is on a vacation with her parents, couldn't resist teasing her fans with a sexy shot from her paradise holiday. ANI

Gary Neville mocked for 'orgasm after goal'
Football pundit Gary Neville has turned into an internet sensation for his "goalgasm" reaction to Chelsea's Champions League clincher against Barcelona. ANI

Chelsea to earn biggest-ever TV cash payout from Champions League
Chelsea is guaranteed the maximum television cash payment from the Champions League following their semi-final triumph over Barcelona on Tuesday, which has taken them to the final of Europe's biggest competition. ANI

Ferguson looks to protect Man U players before 'title deciding' Manchester derby
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has plans to protect his players from the hype ahead of the highly anticipated Manchester derby against Manchester City on Monday, which could possibly decide the fate of this year's Premier League title. ANI

Man City not to throw away their second Premier League title chance: Zabaleta
Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta has said that they will not throw away their second chance of Premier League glory. ANI

Aisam battling against time with knee injury and low scores to get back in top 10
Pakistan's ace tennis player Aisamul Haq is racing against time, battling a knee injury along with his fallen rankings, in order to get into the top 10 by June 11, to be eligible for the London Olympics 2012. ANI

Will Wade succeed Haddin as wicket-keeper in Test arena?
Australian chief selector John Inverarity faces a gut-wrenching decision in deciding whether Matthew Wade should succeed Brad Haddin at the Test level. ANI

Olympic champion Cesar notches season fastest time in 50m freestyle
Olympic 50m freestyle champion Cesar Cielo sent a warning to his rivals by creating the fastest time of the year at an Olympic warm-up event in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. ANI

Defending champion Santos lose in Copa Libertadores
Defending Copa Libertadores champion Santos suffered a 2-1 defeat to Bolivar in the first leg of their round of 16 battle in La Paz on Wednesday. ANI

Dutch TV ad about Ukraine's promiscuous women sparks diplomatic row
A Dutch TV advertisement that warns women not to let their men travel to Ukraine for Euro 2012 because of the "promiscuous women" has triggered a diplomatic spat between the two countries. ANI

Chemicals released by baked beetroot 'help boost athletes' performance'
Athletes who eat baked beetroot before a race run faster than their rivals, a new study has claimed. ANI

Electric fence to protect Wimbledon's grass surface
The All England Club has taken taking every precaution possible to ensure their famous grass courts are in perfect condition for this summer's Wimbledon championship and London 2012 Olympic tennis tournament, including an electrified fence. ANI

Di Resta's superb result in Bahrain can spur Force India
Force India's ace driver Paul di Resta's superb result in Bahrain will prove a catalyst for further success this season, according to deputy team principal Bob Fernley. ANI

Ponting under scanner for 'periscope' dismissal in final Test against Windies
Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting is under the scanner after being denied the chance smash a career-saving century by a mode of dismissal commonly referred to in cricket circles as a "periscope" in the final test aginst the West Indies. ANI

Mourinho wants Chelsea 'heroes' to win Champions League
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has said he wants his former team Chelsea to win the Champions League this season, as his team was knocked out of the competition at the hands of German giants Bayern Munich on Wednesday. ANI

Man U angry over Facebook's refusal to remove group mocking Munich air disaster
Manchester United has blasted social networking website Facebook for refusing to take down a highly sick page that mocks the unfortunate Munich air disaster of 1958. ANI

International cricket body chief slams BCB for not complying with terms of players' contracts
The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) chief Tim May has criticized the Bangladesh Premier League administration for their non-compliance with terms and conditions of player contracts. ANI

Oz players to wear suits from sheep grazing on Sydney Cricket Ground turf
The hallowed turf of the Sydney Cricket Ground, which has hosted many famous and infamous tests, now has a more challenging task at hand - feeding sheep that will produce wool to make the Australian cricket team's new uniforms. ANI

Button admits he needs to regain consistency to win drivers' title
Jenson Button has admitted he needs to rediscover his consistency if he wants to have a shot at winning the drivers' title this year. ANI

Vaughan says Strauss needs 'ugly runs' to end Test drought
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has advised Test skipper Andrew Strauss to 'get ugly' to silence critics and secure his captaincy for the future. ANI

Oz opener Cowan slams critics for judging players on basis on scorecards
Australian opener Ed Cowan has slammed critics for judging players merely on the basis of a scorecard. ANI

Di Matteo emerges as top candidate for Chelsea job
Interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has emerged as the leading candidate for the club manager's job following his impressive leadership performance, and several senior players are reportedly pushing his case forward. ANI

Injured Broad likely to make comeback in County match ahead of Windies tour
England seamer Stuart Broad is likely to make a comeback from injury in next week's LV County Championship match for Nottinghamshire against Lancashire at Old Trafford. ANI

Lampard says there is lot more to come from Chelsea 'old guards'
Veteran Chelsea midfielder Lampard has said there is lot more to come from senior players in the team, and they shouldn't be written off any time soon. ANI

Cowan and Ponting put Aussies in control on third day of Test against Windies
Australia remained in full control of the game with both Ed Cowan and Ricky Ponting smashing much-needed half-centuries, but the West Indies still have a slim chance of squaring the series after dismissing Ponting, Michael Clarke and Matthew Wade on the third day of the final Test against the West Indies. ANI

'Recuperating' Smith likely to be fit for UK tour
South African Test captain Graeme Smith has started his rehabilitation programme after undergoing surgery on his left ankle and is likely to be fit for the UK tour in July. ANI

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