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Greg Norman's phone call meant the most to McIlroy
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy has said that one phone call from Greg Norman, about the ups and downs of playing the sport of golf, meant the most to him. ANI

Raikkonen believes he can fight for top spot despite early setbacks
The 2007 World champion Kimi Raikkonen has claimed that his Lotus is good enough to fight for the championship, and he is also ready to fight at the front. ANI

'Resurgent' Woods says he will play Augusta National for the 'green jacket'
Former champion Tiger Woods has sent a strong warning to his rivals, saying that he is back and is looking to add a fifth green jacket to his cabinet ahead of the Augusta National. ANI

New Zealand Cricket sign new broadcast deal with Pitch International
New Zealand Cricket has secured an eight-year sponsorship agreement with Pitch International LLP that will underpin the financial security of cricket in the country. ANI

German golfer Kaymer's skim shot inspires amateurs at Augusta Masters
German golfer Martin Kaymer's trick shot hole-in-one during a practice session for the Augusta Masters - which saw the ball skim across a lake - has inspired amateurs to attempt to repeat his feat. ANI

F C Porto fined over 16K pounds for fans monkey taunt
F.C. Porto has been fined 16,700 pounds after their supporters taunted Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli with monkey chants. ANI

Ibrahimovic resonates Mourinho's belief that referees favor Barcelona
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said referees in Europe favor Barcelona, following his team's 3-1 loss and exit from the Champions League at the hands of the Spanish Giants at Camp Nou. ANI

Chelsea midfielder Ramires says Di Matteo has eased pressure on team
Chelsea midfielder Ramires has claimed that the appointment of Roberto Di Matteo as the club's interim coach after the axing of Andre Villas-Boas has eased the pressure of them, which in turn has allowed the players to find new confidence. ANI

Man U's Young says 'fearful' Man City is reeling under pressure
Manchester United winger Ashley Young believes title contenders and old foes Manchester City are fearing their reaction now, as many had written them out of the title race once City had developed a seven point lead over them. ANI

Man City midfielder De Jong says Balotelli is a 'fool'
Manchester City midfielder Nigel De Jong has said madcap Italian striker Mario Balotelli is a fool at times, and at the same time he can be a genius. ANI

Rooney hopes to clinch Premier League title with Etihad win
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney hopes to clinch 20th League title with a win at Etihad Stadium in front of rival Manchester City's fans. ANI

Louis Walsh slams Cheryl Cole for claiming he never managed Girls Aloud
Louis Walsh, who has been accused by Cheryl Cole of ripping off her former girl band Girls Aloud, has hit back at the singer saying that their "friendship is over." ANI

Hilary Duff posts first pic of newborn son on Twitter
Hilary Duff has shared the first picture of her newborn son Luca with her fans on twitter and has said that she has finally started getting the hang of motherhood. ANI

Alexandra Burke wears beau Jermain Defoe's shirt as she frolics on beach
Alexandra Burke showed her support for new Tottenham Hotspur boyfriend Jermain Defoe as she played volleyball on a beach in the Caribbean. ANI

I never compete without full make-up, says Olympic star Jessica Ennis
Britain's Olympic track and field medal hopeful Jessica Ennis has admitted that she never leaves the house without eyeliner and mascara - and always wears full make up to compete. ANI

Oz pace attack for Barbados Test still undecided
Australia's selectors are still undecided about the pace attack for the first Test against the West Indies. ANI

Millionaire bookie already betting on Man U for Premier League title
Millionaire bookie Fred Done is sure Manchester United will go on to become English champions for the 20th time by pipping old foes Manchester City. ANI

Bar Refaeli plays tennis in underwear to promote new lingerie line
Bar Refaeli takes to the tennis court in a new ad showcasing just how fuss-free her new underwear line is. ANI

Proteas to keep close eye on Kallis during IPL
South African team doctor Mohammed Moosajee has said that they would keep a close eye on all rounder Jacques Kallis during the Indian Premier League (IPL), who missed his final one-day and the final Test match on the New Zealand tour due to niggling injuries. ANI

Top scientist resigns from Olympics anti-doping body over 'muzzling' claims
A top scientist in the anti-doping body of the London Olympics has quit in the midst of claims that the authorities are muzzling him. ANI

Mario Balotelli 'soaked 2 girls with fire hose'
Mario Balotelli may be quizzed by police after two girls alleged that the Manchester City star sprayed them with a fire extinguisher after a gig. ANI

Posh flaunts culinary skills by tweeting pics of homemade Easter cupcakes
Victoria Beckham, who is known for being a WAG, fashion designer and former pop star, is back to the kitchen just two weeks after showing off her cooking skills with British-themed snacks. ANI

I don't believe in one soul mate now, says Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian's short lived marriage to Kris Humphries has left her skeptical about finding "the one". ANI

Romeo Beckham is dead ringer for mum Posh with razor high cheekbones
Romeo Beckham may possess his father's passion for sports but he is the splitting image of his mother Victoria Beckham when it comes to the looks department. ANI

Bikini-clad Kate Upton speaks just 7 words in new ad
Kate Upton, who catapulted to fame after posing as the cover girl for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition, speaks just seven words in a new advertisement to plug American satellite broadcast provider, DirecTV. ANI

Petra Ecclestone takes trip to 99p store in red gown and tiara for charity
Petra Ecclestone, who has joined a host of other stars in the 'Give Up Clothes for Good' campaign, posed in a glamorous red dress and tiara at the 99p store to raise money for Cancer Research UK. ANI

Watson believes Clarke's injury lay-off has freshened him up
Australia captain Michael Clarke is set to lead the Test team against the West Indies in Barbados after a month long injury lay-off. His deputy Shane Watson believes his time out of the team has freshened Clarke up. ANI

Bangladesh PM to take a call on proposed tour of Pakistan
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has asked country's Prime Minister Hasina Wajid to take a decision on the team's proposed tour of Pakistan. ANI

Dannii Minogue splits from partner after 'bad vibes and blazing rows'
Dannii Minogue has separated from the father of her son, Kris Smith, just a year after denying rumours that their relationship was on the rocks over reports of infidelity. ANI

'Out of favor' Malik eyes comeback as his demand soars
All rounder Shoaib Malik has vowed to make a comeback in the national squad after strong performances in domestic cricket. ANI

England's Finn calls for universal DRS system
England fast bowler Steven Finn has said that the Decision Review System (DRS) should be made mandatory for every cricket board. ANI

Kris Humphries 'out to humiliate ex Kim Kardashian'
Kris Humphries wants to get back at his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, and the NBA star is reportedly "doing anything he can" to humiliate her. ANI

Khloe Kardashian forgives mum Kris Jenner for calling her fat
Khloe Kardashian has said that it is okay for her mother Kris Jenner to call her fat because she is also the family's manager and is just trying to protect their brand. ANI

Kim Kardashian says she wants to be more 'private' now
Kim Kardashian, whose private life has become more of a public affair, has expressed a desire to be more discreet about herself. ANI

Jayawardene's square cut brings two millionth Test runs
Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene once again scored a brilliant century on the first day of the second Test match in Colombo, but it was his square cut, which went for a boundary that brought two millionth Test run, and for the England bowlers, it seemed most of these have been scored by Jayawardene only. ANI

Finn defends 'passionate' Flower's actions in Colombo Test
England fast bowler Steve Finn has defended team director Andy Flower's decision to march into the third umpire's room to question a decision which went against the team, describing it as his passion for the England team. ANI

Becks' underwear commercial cleared by watchdog
David Beckham's H and M ad, which shows the footballer in tight pants, has been cleared by the Advertising Standards Agency after three people claimed it was offensive. ANI

Katy Perry gets cosy with Oz cricketer Doug Bollinger at IPL opening
Katy Perry, who headed back to India where she was proposed to and subsequently got married to Russell Brand, seemed rejuvenated as she took to the stage and opened the Indian Premier League on Tuesday. ANI

Golfers can improve their putt with 'bigger look at hole'
Golfers looking to improve their putting may find an advantage in visualizing the hole as bigger, a new study has claimed. ANI

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