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BJP keen to see Yuvraj back in action
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday congratulated cricketer Yuvraj Singh on his return back home after undergoing treatment for germ cell cancer in the USA, and expressed hope that he recovers fully and plays for the country again. ANI

'Yuvraj will be back on field soon', says Rajiv Shukla
BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla on Monday said cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who has returned home after undergoing treatment for germ cell cancer in the USA, will be going into his training mode very shortly and make a comeback into the Indian squad after regaining the strength. ANI

Yuvraj returns home, to address media on Wednesday
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who returned home after undergoing treatment for germ cell cancer in the USA, on Monday said he would be addressing the media on Wednesday. ANI

Tiger Woods' Augusta performance worst in his professional career
Former World champion Tiger Woods experienced the worst Masters of his professional career this season, as a last-round 74 dropped him to five over par. ANI

Messi takes inspiration from cancer-stricken fan ahead of CL semifinal
Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his teammates would take inspiration from a Barcelona fan suffering from terminal cancer when they face Chelsea next week in the Champions League semifinal. ANI

Man U player Young touted as Daley's Olympic partner after diving controversy!
Manchester United player Ashley Young is being touted as a potential Olympic diving partner for former champion Tom Daley following a diving controversy in the week-end game against Queen Park Rangers. ANI

Tim Tebow draws big crowd to Easter service
Tim Tebow drew a crowd of almost 15,000 to Easter Church service on Sunday. ANI

CSA reply to inquiry over finances under scrutiny
'v3South African Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula, will this week consider whether Cricket South Africa (CSA) has taken appropriate action after a ministerial inquiry into its finances. ANI

Ferguson pays tribute to veteran Man U midfielder Scholes
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has described veteran midfielder Paul Scholes as a great player, after he scored the second goal in their 2-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on Sunday. ANI

Warner to seek long-time idol Warne's help to become full-fledged Test spinner
Australian opening batsman David Warner intends seeking his long-time idol Shane Warne's help to transform himself into a fully fledged Test leg-spinner. ANI

Mario Balotelli got 'buzz' from secrecy during affair with Jenny Thompson
Mario Balotelli is said to have got a "thrill" from using secret phone messages to organise his affair with Jenny Thompson. ANI

BBC blasted for hiring cricketer Vaughan to cover US Masters golf
The British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) has come in for wide scale criticism from golf fans over hiring former England cricketer Michael Vaughan to cover the US Masters golf. ANI

Flower hopes 'unfinished article' England keeps Lankan lesson in mind for India series
England head coach Andy Flower hopes that his team would keep the lessons they learnt during the Sri Lanka series in mind for their away Test series against India. ANI

Warner to take Warne's help to become full-fledged Test spinner
To become a full fledged Test leg-spinner, Australia opening batsman David Warner intends to take help from his long-time idol Shane Warne. ANI

Soccer star arrested after bloody brawl with teenage girlfriend
A soccer starlet sacked by Chelsea for a smoke bomb prank last month was arrested over a bloody bust-up with his teenage girlfriend. ANI

WAGs take to Twitter to flaunt lavish Easter celebrations for their kids
Stars including Victoria Beckham and Coleen Rooney took to Twitter to show off their lavish family Easter celebrations, with Posh claiming that she and husband David created an array of chocolate treats themselves. ANI

Boris Becker and his family spend Easter weekend at beach in Miami
Boris Becker, who has certainly been having a jolly good time with his family in Miami, was spotted relaxing with his youngest son Amadeus and wife Sharlely 'Lilly' Kerssenber on a sun lounger over the weekend. ANI

It's a feeling of winning World Cup again, says Yuvraj's mother
As Indian cricket superstar Yuvraj Singh returned home after undergoing treatment for germ cell cancer in the USA, his mother Shabnam Singh expressed happiness, saying the feelings were analogous to that of winning the world cup. ANI

Robbie Savage promises new taxi to cabbie if favourite football team qualifies CL
Robbie Savage made a unique bet with a Geordie taxi driver, promising to get him a new cab if Newcastle United qualify for the Champions League. ANI

Pak probes blind cricketers, management following series defeat against arch rivals India
A four-member commission formed to probe the Pakistan blind cricket team's defeat to their Indian counterparts last month, has questioned both players and the team management on the unexpected loss against their arch-rivals. ANI

Gavin Henson retains sponsorship deal with bingo firm despite plane incident
Gavin Henson has landed a new sponsorship deal with an online bingo firm, which is standing behind the disgraced rugby player in his time of crisis. ANI

Swann thrilled 10-wicket haul helped England retain No 1 ranking
England off spinner Graeme Swann has said he enjoyed playing a central role in their win against Sri Lanka in the second Test match at Colombo, during which he snapped 10 wickets. ANI

Watson believes Caribbean series will be Lyon's toughest Test
Australia vice-captain Shane Watson believes off spinner Nathan Lyon is facing the toughest test of his short international cricket career in the Caribbean. ANI

Pak tennis star Aisamul Haq appointed Pak Red Crescent Society's youth ambassador
Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) has selected top Pakistan tennis star Aisam-ul- Haq as its youth ambassador. ANI

Windies eyeing 'trump card' Bishoo to exploit Oz weakness against spin in Bridgetown
The West Indies would be looking to make use of Australia's inexperience in Caribbean conditions, by using leg spinner Devendra Bishoo as their trump card against them on a pitch sporting numerous foot marks in Bridgetown. ANI

'Annoyed' Mancini says 'bad boy' Balotelli won't play again for Man City this season
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said striker Mario Balotelli won't play in their remaining six games of the season, after he was sent off in the 89th minute of their 1-0 loss to Arsenal at Emirates on Sunday. ANI

WAGS unite to protect their men from Rooney and Mario hooker
WAGS have teamed up to stop Jennifer Thompson who bedded footballers Mario Balotelli and Wayne Rooney scoring with their men. ANI

Kris Humphries lying low post split
Unlike his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries is keeping a low profile, since they parted ways just 72 days after their much publicized marriage. ANI

Song dedicated to Maradona runaway hit on YouTube
A song dedicated to Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona has become popular within a week with about 24,000 views so far on YouTube. ANI

Cook believes England top order batsmen 'back to their best'
England Test opener Alastair Cook believes his team's top order batsmen have finally regained their lost touch after recording their first Test win this year against Sri Lanka in Colombo. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone to strip for Playboy shoot
Tamara Ecclestone, who is criticised for being a "spoilt brat", is now planning to strip for Playboy. ANI

Bubba Watson's 'special shot' guides him to first Masters victory
Bubba Watson had to take out a special shot from his bag of tricks to beat a double eagle by Louis Oosthuizen, as he won the Augusta National with a playoff victory. ANI

'Pak players not to play in IPL till resumption of cricket ties between both sides'
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Vice President Rajeev Shukla has stressed that Pakistani players will not play in the Indian Premier League until the resumption of cricket ties between both sides. ANI

Injured Broad keeping fingers crossed over his 'money-spinning' IPL future
England fast bowler Stuart Broad, who flew back home from their tour of Sri Lanka with a calf injury, has his fingers crossed over whether he will be fit enough to play in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) this season. ANI

Veteran Chanderpaul's patient ton puts Windies in control of Barbados Test
Veteran West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul scored a patient 103 not out on Sunday to put his team in command of the first Test match at Kensington Oval, with the Windies declaring their first innings at 449/9. ANI

Pak cricketers to undergo fitness trials under coach Whatmore's supervision
Pakistan cricket's foreign coach panel will kick off plans to improve the team's performance in all departments of the game, including players' fitness levels. ANI

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