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Oz coach Arthur cagey over Wade versus Haddin debate
Australia coach Mickey Arthur has refused to pick any one from Mathew Wade or Brad Haddin as his choice for Australia's number one wicket keeper. ANI

Mancini says Man City will win PL title next year if they fail this season
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said his team would certainly win the Premier League title next season even if they fail to catch old foes Manchester United this season. ANI

Chelsea wants to replace Drogba with Real Madrid's Higuain next season
Chelsea is planning to make a 35 million pound move for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain at the end of the season. ANI

Mourinho holds El Clasico match responsible for Champions League exit
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has blamed his team's Spanish La Liga fixture with Barcelona four days before their Champions League semi-final match against German giants Bayern Munich for their elimination from the latter competition. ANI

Leave Mario alone, says sis
Mario Balotelli's secret sister Abigail Barwuah is apparently bemused by Man City star's bad-boy reputation. ANI

Ex Pak blind captain Razzaq describes India as toughest opponent
Former Pakistan blind cricket team captain Abdul Razzaq has rated India as his toughest opponent in the sport ANI

Ex Pak blind captain Razzaq says he retired due to injury rather than out of grudge
Former Pakistan blind cricket team captain Abdul Razzaq has clarified that he retired from cricket due to a injury rather than out of grudge. ANI

Jenny McCarthy credits Botox for her youthful look
Jenny McCarthy has revealed that the secret to her youthful looks is a healthy supply of Botox. ANI

India 'A' team announced for Caribbean tour, Pujara to lead
The All-India Senior Selection Committee met at the Cricket Centre on Friday to decide the India 'A' team for their tour to the West Indies, starting on May 30. ANI

Harper becomes ballerina in tutu while jetting out of Hong Kong with Posh
Harper Seven, whom Victoria Beckham often dresses up in grownup-looking designer baby gear, Seven got to play a little ballerina when her famous mother dressed her in a tutu on Thursday. ANI

Rory was practicing putts even at 2
Rory McIlroy has posted his childhood snap on Twitter, where the champion golfer can be seen practising his bunker shots - as he takes a swing on a sandy shoreline.cIlroy, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the world, had clicked the picture when he was on a holiday. ANI

Cheryl 'ready to try online dating'
Cheryl Cole is reportedly planning to sign up for Internet dating after friends recommended it to her. ANI

Abbey Clancy instructs hairdresser how to cut Peter Crouch's hair
Football ace Peter Crouch is under the control of model missus Abbey Clancy when it comes to his hairstyle. ANI

Harper Beckham lands first modelling offer
Harper Beckham has been offered her first job - as the face of a personalised baby gift company. ANI

Kate Upton tosses football in sky-high heels
Kate Upton was seen playing with a football while sporting a pair of black sky-high Christian Louboutin stilettos. ANI

Alexandra Burke forlorn over model's hotel romp with Jermain Defoe claim
Alexandra Burke, who went public about her relationship with Jermain Defoe for the first time, is facing heartbreak following revelations that her boyfriend enjoyed a hotel fling with Geordie model Laura Brown. ANI

Justin Bieber 'obsessed with Tiger Woods'
Justin Bieber, who is said to be very fixated with Tiger Woods, is booking secret trips to a golf simulator while he is in London. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone infuriated over car damage
Tamara Ecclestone has been left furious after a vandal damaged one of her cars when she was running some last minute errands in central London ahead of her holiday to Dubai. ANI

Pak captain Misbah opposed to separate teams for different formats
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has opposed the idea of forming three separate teams for all formats of the game, saying only three or four changes are required, but changing the whole team is not possible. ANI

Pak coach Whatmore to assess 12 short-listed fast bowlers at NCA camp
Pakistan's selection committee has prepared a list of 12 fast bowlers to be supervised by coach Dav Whatmore at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore. ANI

Sir Ian Botham rushed to be by dying mother's side
Former England cricketer Sir Iam Botham hurried to be by the side of his dying mother after ending a 150-mile charity walk. ANI

Young Oz quickies Pattinson, Cummins in line for ODI tour of England
Australia's young fast bowling duo of James Pattinson and Pat Cummins are expected to be fit for the one-day international tour of England. ANI

Mancini could recall Balotelli for 'title-deciding' Manchester Derby
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said he could recall eccentric Italian striker Mario Balotelli to the team for the all important Derby against old foes Manchester United. ANI

Man City's Micah 'yawns' at Man U's perpetual victories
Manchester City defender Micah Richards has admitted that he is bored with their rival club Manchester United taking all the glory, and is now on a mission to make sure his club wins all of the subsequent matches. ANI

Legendary goalkeeper Shilton believes Manchester Derby will be 'acid test' for Man U's De Gea
Veteran soccer star, Peter Shilton has said Monday's Manchester Derby would be an 'acid test' for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. ANI

Clarke 's spell dampens Windies' hopes of pulling off stunning Dominica Test win
Australian captain Michael Clarke claimed the key wicket of West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul leg before wicket for 69 and extinguished any hope of the Windies pulling off a stunning victory on the fourth day of the Dominica Test. ANI

'Struggling' Cowan, Ponting stuck in 'weakest link in squad' crosshair
Australian cricketers Ed Cowan and Ricky Ponting are set to spend the rest of the season tackling claims of being the weakest links in the Test squad. ANI

Mancini confesses Tevez's going AWOL could cost them Premier League title
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has admitted if key striker Carlos Tevez hadn't gone on a self-imposed six month exile from the team, the club would have been in better position in the Premier League table. ANI

Mancini wary of Man U's 'inner force' ahead of Manchester Derby
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said Manchester United's inner force and team spirit will play a crucial part during the potential title-deciding Derby match on Monday at the Etihad Stadium. ANI

Ferguson says only a confirmed 'masochist' can enjoy the Manchester Derby
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has once again tried to bill the Manchester Derby against title rivals Manchester City as the title decider, saying only a confirmed masochist can enjoy it. ANI

Guardiola's decision to quit Barca at the end of season alerts Chelsea
Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola's decision to leave the Catalan club has put Chelsea on alert, as owner Roman Abramovich has earmarked him as the man to replace former manager Andrea Vilas-Boas at the club. ANI

Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney to be venues of Oz's three-Test series against Proteas
South Africa's three-Tests against Australia are likely to be played at Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. ANI

London police arrest three for naming footballer Evans' rape victim on Twitter
Following that sentencing of Sheffield United player Ched Evans on charges of rape, messages have been posted on Twitter revealing the identity of his victim. North Wales Police has arrested three persons following an investigation. ANI

Mixed reactions to Tendulkar's Rajya Sabha nomination
India's sporting heroes have given a mixed reaction to the UPA-II Government's decision to nominate cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha. ANI

Crossing 10,000 Test runs special for me: Chanderpaul
Shivnarine Chanderpaul became the second West Indies batsman and the 10th in Test cricket history to reach 10,000 runs on Thursday. ANI

Suspended Cricket South Africa chief Majola to pay back bonus
Suspended Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gerald Majola and former CSA Chief Operations Officer (COO) Don McIntosh must repay millions of Rands in underhanded bonus payments, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed. ANI

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