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BCCI-Sahara rift continues
The rift between BCCI and Sahara continues to carry with the BCCI Working Committee on Monday rejecting several demands of the long-time sponsor and refusing to make "exceptions" for the company which will now have to decide its future in the IPL. ANI

Brit Olympic badminton hopefuls trade insults on Twitter
Two British badminton hopefuls have been accused of ungentlewomanly conflict after a war of words on Twitter in the run up to the Olympics. ANI

'Confident' Posh presents military-inspired collection at NY Fashion Week
Victoria Beckham, who has proved that she can win over the toughest of fashion critics, delivered a crowd-pleasing military-inspired collection at the New York Fashion Week. ANI

Tony Parker 'dating French stunner'
Basketball player Tony Parker has sparked rumours that he has moved on after his divorce from former wife Eva Longoria. ANI

Forrest to postpone wedding if selected for West Indies tour
Australian batsman Peter Forrest has said he will postpone his wedding if he is selected for the West Indies tour. ANI

Veteran cyclist Armstrong makes spectacular comeback
Tour de France legend Lance Armstrong has made an astonishing return to professional cycling, as he finished second to New Zealand's former Olympic gold medallist Bevan Docherty in the Panama. ANI

Australian fast bowler Dirk Nannes praises hard South African cricket
Australian Twenty20 specialist Dirk Nannes has praised South African cricket, and said it was the perfect place to play hard cricket.It's a good place to be in terms of good, hard cricket," Sports24 quoted Nannes, as saying. ANI

Abbey Crouch, Coleen Rooney and Alex Gerrard battle for best fake tan
Abbey Crouch, Coleen Rooney and Alex Gerrard, who found themselves partying in the same nightclub in Liverpool on Saturday, appeared to be trying to out-do each other when it came to their fake tan. ANI

Jodie Marsh enjoys 'cosy' night in with 'just friends' Kirk Norcross
Jodie Marsh and Kirk Norcross, who are both born and bred in Essex, seemed to have enjoyed a rather cosy night in at the bodybuilder's house on Friday night judging by the photos that she posted to her Twitter page. ANI

Heather Mills rakes in gold in Austria ski race
Sir Paul Mccartney's ex-wife Heather Mills has taken gold in a ski challenge despite competing with a fractured shoulder and broken thumb. ANI

Srikanth visits Tirupati, prays for Yuvraj's speedy recovery
Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) selection committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth, offered prayers in Andhra Pradesh on for cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who has been diagnosed with cancer. ANI

Redknapp could take England job if he can move without fight
Tottenham Hotspurs manager Harry Redknapp is keen to see out this season with the club but would take England manager's job if he can move without a fight, a source close to him has revealed. ANI

Mancini feels title bid will speed up now
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes his team's the title bid will speed up now, with several key players returning to the club from injuries and national duties. ANI

Evra suffered 'racist' chants during his teens
Manchester United captain Patrice Evra has revealed he is still scarred by the racism chants and taunts he suffered as a teenager. ANI

Clarke ruled out of Sydney ODI due to hamstring injury
Australian skipper Michael Clarke has been ruled out of the February 17 ODI against Sri Lanka in Sydney due to a mild hamstring strain. ANI

Nicole Scherzinger dons raunchy attire at LAX airport
Nicole Scherzinger, who is used to wearing some raunchy attire as a former 'Pussycat Doll' member, jetted off on a short tour wearing just a pair of lacy tights. ANI

Imogen Thomas gets in mood for Valentine's Day in bright red jacket
Imogen Thomas stepped out in a flaming red jacket wandering around card shops, reading sentimental messages and looking at balloons. ANI

Posh names new handbag after daughter
Victoria Beckham has named her latest handbag design after her seven-month-old baby daughter, Harper. ANI

PCB keen to retain 'UAE short listed coach' Aaqib in Pak team
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said it will try to retain former fast bowler Aaqib Javed in the national team's support staff despite the fact that he has been shortlisted for the job of United Arab Emirates (UAE) coach. ANI

Newcastle manager Pardew wants more Spurs players for England
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has said he would like to see more players from Tottenham Spurs playing for England, as his side was thumped 5-0 by the London-based club on Saturday. ANI

Man U's tunnel bust-up with Liverpool sparked by 'spitting' storm
Manchester United's tunnel bust-up with Liverpool during their eventful Premier League clash on Saturday was sparked by a spitting storm. ANI

Tevez saga likely to end with truce
Manchester City's feud with striker Carlos Tevez is likely to end in a truce between both the parties as both City and Tevez need each other at the moment. ANI

Watson plans to play Shield cricket in Oz comeback bid
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson plans to play for New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia that starts in Perth on Friday. ANI

Ex-Oz cricketer Cameron White involved in Victoria grade cricket pitch malfunction
Former Australian cricketer Cameron White has become the second Australian representative to have encountered a comical pitch malfunction while searching for form in club cricket. ANI

Forrest's impressive debut may put ageing Oz middle order on notice
The search for a middle-order batsman on the right side of 30 might have ended after Peter Forrest's impressive debut, a sparkling 66 against India on Sunday. ANI

World Cup loss to Black Caps 'history' for Proteas: De Villiers
South African one-day cricket captain A B de Villiers has said that his team's loss to New Zealand in last year's World Cup quarter-final is now history, and added that the visitors are here to set the record straight about which side is the better one. ANI

Guptill sharpens skills ahead of Proteas bout
Having scored 91 not out in the Black Caps T20 win over Zimbabwe, Martin Guptill has said that he is now honing his skills before the Proteas come calling. ANI

Bopara may replace 'injured' Butler as England's middle order batsman
England batsman Ravi Bopara may get a berth in England squad if Jos Buttler is excluded due to an injury for the UAE series. ANI

Abramovich summons Villas-Boas, Chelsea players for crisis meeting
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich held a crisis meeting with manager Andre Villas-Boas and the first-team squad at the club's Cobham training ground in Surrey on Sunday. ANI

Misbah concerned about Pak batting line-up ahead of ODI against England
Pakistan skipper Misbahul Haq has urged his batsmen to show more stability and consistency ahead of the first one-day international (ODI) against England in Abu Dhabi on Monday (today). ANI

Channel Nine slams rotation policy after absence of Tendulkar, Hussey in Adelaide ODI
Channel Nine, one of Cricket Australia's key allies has slammed the rotation policy after veterans Sachin Tendulkar and Mike Hussey were rested from their respective squads for the Adelaide one- day international. ANI

Aaron Ramsey's goals being linked to Whitney Houston death
Whitney Houston's death has been linked to football player Aaron Ramsey's goal scoring abilities, due to a series of bizarre coincidences. ANI

Out of favour Haddin working with specialist batting coach to regain form
Out of favour wicket-keeper Brad Haddin is working with a specialist batting coach Mark O'Neill, saying that he has had a very productive week. ANI

Ponting may replace injured Clarke as skipper in triangular ODI series
Australian captain Michael Clarke will undergo scans on an injured hamstring, which if found worst than expected, can lead to return of Ricky Ponting as captain in the triangular ODI series. ANI

Dow 'with blood of Bhopal' traded via 'web of intermediaries' to avoid product ban in India
London, Feb 13 : Controversial London 2012 Olympics sponsors Dow Chemical Company secretly traded through a web of intermediaries to avoid a legal ban imposed on selling products in India after the Bhopal gas tragedy that killed nearly 25,000 people, it has emerged. ANI

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