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India achieve win against Australia in Adelaide
India defeated hosts Australia by four wickets in a thrilling one day international cricket match of the tri-nation series at Adelaide on Sunday. ANI

Wade traded football career in favour of cricket
Matthew Wade had an opportunity to become a professional footballer just like his father Scott Wade, but he opted to become a cricketer instead. ANI

Bent says City scares every EPL team except Man U
Aston Villa striker Darren Bent has claimed that Manchester City is capable of terrifying any team in the English Premier League except their cross-road rivals Manchester United. ANI

Cash-rich clubs hound Drogba
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is being pursued by several cash-rich clubs as his deal with Chelsea expires at the end of this season. ANI

Khloe Kardashian now wants to act in TV drama
Reality star Khloe Kardashian reportedly harbours acting ambitions and wants to show off her talents in a TV drama. ANI

Kompany wants to win five trophies on trot
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has said he wouldn't be satisfied if his team won only the English Premier League title as he wants to win five titles in a row. ANI

Villas-Boas laments Chelsea's 'worst' display of the season
Beleaguered Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has described his team's 2-0 defeat to Everton on Saturday as one of their 'worst' performances this season. ANI

Pietersen, Trott and Broad escape unscathed from taxi incident
England's trio of Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott and Stuart Broad escaped unhurt in a taxi drama that transpired when they went out for a short trip from their team hotel. ANI

Pattinson and Watson on verge of comeback
Australian fast bowler James Pattinson and all rounder Shane Watson look set to make a comeback in the Australian fifty over squad. ANI

Overseas Olympic athletes to comply with biometric scans
In an attempt to prevent illegal immigrants and terrorists to enter London during the Olympic games this year, the United Kingdom has launched an international operation, wherein more than 10,000 participants and coaches would undergo biometric scans. ANI

Sometimes we need to be more Italian: Mancini
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes sometimes his team needs to play football in the Italian manner so that even if they don't score goals, they make sure they don't concede as well. ANI

I'm not concerned about hype over Redknapp, says David Bernstein
The Football Association chairman David Bernstein has said that he is not concerned about the hype surrounding Harry Redknapp leading England into the Euro 2012 Finals this summer. ANI

Barack Obama mentoring daughter's basketball team
Barack Obama, who has been assigned with many duties as Commander-in-Chief, seems to have added a new responsibility to his plate - coaching his daughter Sasha's basketball team. ANI

How Christine Bleakley eats her way to fitness
Christine Bleakley, who recently launched DVD's on how to stay in shape after her sister lost weight, has now revealed what she eats and drinks during a filming day for 'Dancing on Ice'. ANI

Five things to know about rising NBA star Jeremy Lin
During Friday night's big game between the L.A. Lakers and the New York Knicks, Kobe Bryant told reporters that he didn't know the Knicks hot new point guard Jeremy Lin. ANI

Starc to be Clarke's go-to man in absence of Lee
Australian paceman Mitchell Starc has assumed the key bowling roles in the team in the absence of Brett Lee who is recovering from a foot injury. ANI

India, Pak veterans divided over Ajmal's bowling action
Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal's controversial bowling action has sparked off a heated debate with some Indian greats calling him an "outright chucker," but their counterparts across the border have backed him to the hilt. ANI

Gary Lineker plans to spend just œ12.50 on wife for Valentine's Day
Gary Lineker has revealed that he won't be splashing money on flowers, expensive lingerie or pricey chocolates for his wife Danielle on Valentine's day. ANI

David Goodwillie plans to sue woman for accusing him of rape
David Goodwillie, who had been accused of rape early last year, now wants to take legal action against the woman who made the claims. ANI

Posh says she is sometimes quite funny
Victoria Beckham has admitted that she can be quite a laugh at times. ANI

Redknapp says he won't leave Spurs in the lurch
Tottenham Hotspurs manager Harry Redknapp has said he will not leave the club in the lurch to become England manager. ANI

Rooney tweets he would love to lead England
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has tweeted that he would love to lead his country but feels Steven Gerrard is the perfect choice for the vacant captaincy spot. ANI

Nancy Dell'Olio hopes friendship with Stuart Rose turns into eternal love
Nancy Dell'Olio, who has been dating former Marks and Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose, is hoping that their friendship could soon blossom into a lasting romance, sources have said. ANI

England PM Cameron to host 'anti racism' football summit at Downing Street
England Prime Minister David Cameron has decided to intervene directly in the recent racism rows plaguing English football, by hosting a summit on the issue at Downing Street next week. ANI

Doherty says he needs to do more for Australian Test team spot
Australian spinner Xavier Doherty has said he would love to prove his credentials in Test cricket but admitted he hasn't done enough to earn a call in the Australian Test team. ANI

Christine Bleakley says she is not getting married to beau Frank this year
Christine Bleakley has revealed that she won't be tying the knot with her footballer boyfriend Frank Lampard this year. ANI

Becks and Posh stayed back in LA for kids
Victoria Beckham has revealed that nothing is as important to her than the happiness of her children. ANI

Alex Morgan to appear in SI Swimsuit Issue covered only in body paint
Sports Illustrated magazine has announced that United States women's soccer star Alex Morgan will be featured in its 2012 Swimsuit Issue. ANI

Rooney, Ferdinand and Balotelli to appear in football prank show
Top Premier League footballers including Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Mario Balotelli are set to star in a TV prank show. ANI

Walters' 'googly' has Ponting hit for 'six'
Former Australian cricketer Doug Walters has said Ricky Ponting should be used to boost the Australian Test team's middle order, rather than face the shiny new ball, as he has been doing for a long time now. ANI

Watson 'hoping' but not 'pushing' for fitness within a week
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is hoping to be fully fit "in about a week" but is not pushing for his selection in the triangular one-day series against India and Sri Lanka. ANI

Lee threatens Sri Lanka with barrage of 150 kilometre/hour bullets
Australian pace bowler Brett Lee, who is set to return in Sydney for the February 17 game, has warned Sri Lanka of a barrage of missiles exceeding speeds of 150 kilometre per hour. ANI

Misbah says 'dangerous' Afghan cricket team can give 'tough time' to other teams
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq has praised the Afghan team's fighting spirit despite their loss in a one-day international to his side, saying they could give other teams a tough time. ANI

Olympic watchdog member says was misrepresented for quitting over 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow deal
Meredith Alexander, a former member of the London Olympic watchdog, who resigned in protest over naming controversial Dow Chemical Company 'with the blood of Bhopal on its hands' as a sponsor of the sporting extravaganza, has reignited the row, accusing a senior Olympic official of misrepresenting her. ANI

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