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Mahmood must play domestic cricket for international recall: Jaffar
Pakistan cricketer Azhar Mahmood's chances of playing for his country again has taken a dive with selector Saleem Jaffar saying the all rounder would have to play domestic cricket in Pakistan before being considered for the national squad. ANI

Chelsea striker Torres vows 'more to come' after scoring hat trick against QPR
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has claimed that 'there is more to come' after he scored a hat trick against Queens Park Rangers (QPR). ANI

Stacy Keibler prefers work to dinner with George Clooney and Prez Obama
Most people wouldn't have thought of missing a date at the White House with George Clooney, but Stacy Keibler skipped out on her beau to film a new TV show. ANI

Fraudsters can steal your card details using contactless technology
Millions of shoppers are now able to buy goods by simply waving their card in front of a reader at the tills, even if it is still in a wallet or a purse, thanks to a new contactless technology being brought in by banks. ANI

Khloe and Lamar pulling plug on their spin-off show
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have decided to put their spin-off show 'Khloe and Lamar' to an end. ANI

Scottish pensioner aged 104 becomes world's oldest paraglider
A daredevil centenarian from Scotland has set a new record for the oldest person to take part in paragliding after taking to the sky aged 104. ANI

Soccer star Jermaine Pennant held after car crash
Jermaine Pennant, who was arrested following a car crash near his home, was being quizzed by cops on Sunday night. ANI

Sharapova beats Azarenka to win Stuttgart WTA title
Second-ranked Maria Sharapova made short work of top-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday to win the Stuttgart WTA title for her first crown of the year. ANI

South Australian Police probe 'club paid young footballers with marijuana to play sport' claims
South Australian Police are investigating allegations that talented young footballers have been given marijuana in exchange for playing the game. ANI

Nadal wins his seventh Barcelona title
Rafael Nadal defeated Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6(1), 7-5 on Sunday to win his seventh Barcelona Open title. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone frets over flight delay for fear of 'missing tanning time'
Tamara Ecclestone, who has been has been soaking up the sunshine in Dubai, started tweeting from the minute she arrived at Heathrow on Thursday, informing her 70,000 followers that her flight had been delayed which cut into her valuable "tanning time". ANI

No fresh corruption claims 'reassures' ECB as amnesty window closes
The England Cricket Board (ECB) has been reassured about the fact that an amnesty for reporting of match-fixing approaches has not yielded any significant reports of corruption in the English game. ANI

Manchester Derby title clash sees biggest-ever gambling frenzy of 100m pounds
The derby tonight between Manchester United and Manchester City has sparked a record 100 million pound betting bonanza. ANI

Simon Cowell 'spent week on yacht with John Terry's alleged mistress'
Simon Cowell has been linked with the French beauty alleged to have bedded John Terry. ANI

Tevez destined to score as winner in 'mother of all derbies': Macini
Manchester City manager Robert Macini believes ace striker Carlos Tevez is destined to emerge as the winner in tonight's mother of all derbies title match. ANI

Becks treats eldest son Brooklyn to basketball match
David Beckham never shows favouritism to any of his sons and treats them equally. ANI

Coleen Rooney neighed when Wayne tried to name new racehorse after her
Wayne Rooney wanted to name his new racehorse after wife Coleen, but dropped it after the unimpressed WAG gave him a stern neigh. ANI

I'll wait for my turn, says out of favour Yousuf
Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has dismissed the impressions that he is trying to enter the national squad through a 'shortcut', saying he will continue the hard work and wait until his turn comes to play for his country again. ANI

Imogen Thomas ate junk to numb pain after exposal of Giggs affair
Imogen Thomas has admitted that she began binge-eating after revelations about her affair with footballer Ryan Giggs emerged last year. ANI

De Gea rules out swapping Rooney with any Man City star strikers
Manchester United keeper David De Gea has ruled out any opportunity to swap team mate Wayne Rooney with any of Machster City's big name strikers for the Premier League title match. ANI

Donald regains top spot as Dufner wins his 1st PGA Tour title in New Orleans
Ace golfer Jason Dufner has beaten Ernie Els in a sudden death play-off to win the PGA Tour, while Luke Donald regained his no. 1 spot in the world rankings. ANI

Pak Cricket Board to finalise bowling coach soon
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) committee will finalise the name of the new bowling coach before the Sri Lanka series. ANI

Pakistan set to undertake full tour of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed Pakistan's tour to Sri Lanka for a full series, that would include three Tests, five ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals to be played between May 29 and July 13. ANI

Mario Balotelli's secret lover reveals his 'wacky ways'
Mario Balotelli's secret lover, who had a 19-month roller-coaster relationship with him, exposed the crazy lifestyle of the soccer badboy on Sunday. ANI

Alex Reid denies calling off wedding to Chantelle Houghton
Alex Reid has slammed reports that claimed that he has called off his wedding to pregnant fiancee Chantelle Houghton. ANI

Ex-cricketer Adam Hollioake turns Cage Fighter
Former England cricket captain Adam Hollioake has turned into a cage-fighter. ANI

Lamar Odom shows off new gold 'grill' fitted teeth
Lamar Odom ventured out to a local shop in New York to get a gold 'grill' to cover his teeth during a scene shot on Friday for the upcoming season of 'Keep Up with the Kardashians.' ANI

Oz pushes India to 4th position in Test rankings after Windies series win
Australia has pushed India to fourth place in the ICC Test championship table after winning the three-match series against the West Indies 2-0. ANI

Arsenal boss Wenger slams Stoke's boo-boys
Arsene Wenger has slammed a jeering crowd for targeting Arsenal captain Aaron Ramsey during the one all draw against Stoke City. ANI

Macini says beating United would 'eclipse' anything he has ever achieved
Manchester City manager Robert Macini has said that beating Manchester United in Monday's Premier League match and claiming the Premier League title would be the finest moments of his career. ANI

West Bromwich coach Roy Hodgson could be next England manager
West Bromwich Albion head coach Roy Hodgson is set to be named as England's new manager after the Football Association (FA) was granted permission to negotiate with him. ANI

Giggs says Man U players are ready to 'kill off City's title hopes' in Manchester Derby
Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs has said his team is ready to ruin Manchester City's title hopes at tonight's derby. ANI

Derek Jeter joined by 'attractive mystery lady' during boys' night out
Derek Jeter was accompanied by an attractive new female friend during a night out with the boys on Thursday at STK Midtown. ANI

Mike Tyson takes wife and son to Poland to launch his new sports drink
Mike Tyson, who has just finished a sell-out run at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, was spotted in Warsaw with his third wife Lakiha Spicer, and their son, one-year old Morocco Elijah Tyson on Sunday. ANI

Kris Humphries keeps promise to make cancer sufferer fan VIP guest at game
Kris Humphries, who gave his word to a teenage cancer sufferer that he would fulfil her dream by meeting her, came through on his promise by making her his guest of honour as his New Jersey Nets' took on the Philidelphia 76ers earlier this week. ANI

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