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Wenger determined to keep Arsenal 'united' after crashing out of FA Cup
Arsene Wenger has vowed to keep Arsenal united after they were eliminated out of the FA Cup, due to their 2-0 loss to Sunderland in the fifth round. ANI

Spurs not ready to let Redknapp leave
Tottenham Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that club's chairman Daniel Levy has told him that he wants him to stay with the club. ANI

Sri Lankan bank helps pay national cricket team
A state-owned Sri Lankan bank has agreed to help the country's cash-strapped cricket board with 600 million Sri Lankan rupees (5.07 million dollars) to pay the players their dues, according to the sports ministry. ANI

Australia thumps India by 110 runs in Commonwealth tri-series ODI
Australia comprehensively beat India by 110 runs in the seventh one-day international of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series here on Sunday. ANI

Daring Chisora loses to Klitschko on points
WBC champion Vitali Klitschko has retained his title after defeating heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora with a narrow margin on points this Saturday. ANI

Adam Parore calls Jacques Kallis best all-rounder of all time
Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Adam Parore has hailed South African Jacques Kallis as the best all round cricketer ever. ANI

Posh likes being pregnant but not ready for another kid yet
Victoria Beckham, who gave birth to her daughter seven months ago, has revealed that she loves being pregnant but she is not ready to have more children just yet. ANI

Khloe and Lamar don't feel settled in Dallas
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom may have packed up their lives in Los Angeles to move to Texas back before Christmas, but the couple have yet to feel at home in the new city. ANI

Thierry Henry to rebuild œ6m mansion to fit 4-storey aquarium for 300 fishes
Footballer Thierry Henri is so keen to have a 40-feet aquarium stretching from the bottom of his house to the top for his 300 fish, that he wants to rebuild his luxury home to accommodate it. ANI

Cricket Australia official urges Sydney Thunder to recruit Indian, Sri Lankan players
A Cricket Australia official Harry Harinath has advised the Sydney Thunder team to recruit Indian and Sri Lankan cricketers to increase supporter base of 90,000 cricket fans, who live within 15 minutes of their Olympic Park base. ANI

Lanka tour dates clashing with some Pak players' T20 England league in June
Some Pakistani cricketers' desire to play in the Twenty20 league in England in June is reportedly leading to date clashes for the tour to Sri Lanka in June-July. ANI

New Zealand Cricket planning to restructure domestic cricket
New Zealand Cricket is planning to restructure domestic cricket structure and consulted former head of strategy for the New Zealand Racing Board to prepare a feasibility study in this regard. ANI

ESPN apologises for racist headline on Jeremy Lin
ESPN has issued an apology for using a racial slur in a headline for a story on Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. ANI

Ayrton Senna's helmet and racing suit goes under the hammer
Ayrton Senna's helmet along with one of his racing suits, are being put up for auction in the Race Retro Sale taking place during the annual Silverstone Auction in the UK this month. ANI

New Zealand cricket boss says Wright remains 'high priority' as coach
New Zealand Cricket boss David White has stressed that John Wright remains the "top priority" as coach whose contract is expiring in August this year. ANI

Over nine thousand participants run for glory in New Delhi's oldest marathon
Over nine thousand professional and amateur runners participated in New Delhi's oldest half marathon on Sunday. ANI

Gooch appointed as full-time England batting coach
Former England captain Graham Gooch has been appointed as England's batting coach on a full-time basis. ANI

Kim Kardashian 'trying to woo Jeremy Lin'
Kim Kardashian's publicist is trying to arrange a date between her and the latest basketball sensation Jeremy Lin, a website has claimed. ANI

Birmingham draw sparks 'mutiny' in Chelsea dressing room
Chelsea's draw against championship side Birmingham City at home in the fifth-round of the FA Cup has sparked off speculations of a mutiny in the dressing room. ANI

Shastri backs Tendulkar to score his 100th international ton
Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri has backed masterblaster Sachin Tendulkar to continue attacking bowlers and score his hundredth international ton. ANI

Lee funds dance, music training centres to get Indian children out of 'dumps'
Australian paceman Brett Lee has funded dance and music training centres for the welfare of Indian children, who earn their living by picking through the filth. ANI

Watson could return for final matches of tri-series
Australian all rounder Shane Watson could make a quicker-than-expected return in the one-day squad for the final matches of the Commonwealth Bank triangular series. ANI

South Africa aims to halt Guptill's scoring barrage
The Proteas will look to stop New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill's hot scoring form when they try to level the three-match Twenty20 cricket series in Hamilton. ANI

Posh hits back at critics for calling her gaunt and miserable
Victoria Beckham has been called skinny, gaunt, downcast, malnourished and moody in the last few days, as she promotes her fashion line both in the US and the UK. ANI

Theo Walcott gets engaged to childhood sweetheart
Theo Walcott has finally got engaged to his girlfriend of seven years, Melanie Slade. ANI

If Malik and Farhat can be included in Pak national sqad, why can't I, asks Sami
Discarded Pakistani fast-bowler Mohammad Sami has expressed disappointment over his repeated snub from the team despite performing well on the domestic circuit, questioning the inclusion of Shoaib Malik and Imran Farhat in the national squad. ANI

Warner urged to adopt Gilchrist's 'carefree batting approach' to overcome form slump
David Warner has been urged to adopt Adam Gilchrist's carefree approach to batting in the wake of his luke-warm performance in the ongoing one-day tri series featuring India and Sri Lanka besides the home team. ANI

Warnie's 888 Poker ads splashed across hardcore p*rn site
Shane Warne has become embroiled in yet another controversy after advertisements for his 888 online poker business appeared on a hardcore p*rn site. ANI

Arthur admits Ponting mentally 'jaded' but not on 'death row' as ODI player
Australian coach Mickey Arthur has said batsman Ricky Ponting is physically and mentally "jaded" but added that he is not on the verge of fading out as an one-day international cricketer. ANI

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