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'Taser ball' played with 300,000-volt stun gun gaining popularity
Ultimate Taser Ball, a football-style game in which players use Tasers to stun their opponents, is becoming a hit. ANI

Haddin's Test berth doubtful after second duck in Sheffield Shield tournament
Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin's future in the Test squad also looks bleak after he scored his second duck for New South Wales in the Sheffield Shield clash with Western Australia. ANI

ICC turns down PCB's security briefings invitation
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has turned down an invitation by the Pakistan Cricket Board to attend briefings planned for the visiting security delegation of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) early next month here. ANI

Kelly Brook consoles beau Thom Evans for losing race with kiss on lips
Kelly Brook planted a big kiss on boyfriend Thom Evans after he failed to finish first at a 60m sprint on Sunday. ANI

Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger on romantic holiday in Monaco
Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a romantic break with former girlfriend icole Scherzinger in Monaco, sparking rumours that they are back together. ANI

PCB loses bowling coach Aaqib Javed to UAE team
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has failed to convince the national team's bowling coach, Aaqib Javed, against joining the United Arab Emirates team, a senior PCB official has said. ANI

German police targeting ex Brit boxer Haye after brawl with Chisora
Former British boxer David Haye is wanted by German police after post-fight brawl with his compatriot Dereck Chisora. ANI

Flanagan wears revealing dress on night out with boyfriend Sinclair
Helen Flanagan was seen stepping out with a very low cut frock, that revealed much of her cleavage and even showed off the top of her ni*ples. ANI

Jeremy Lin forgives ESPN for racist slur in headline
Jeremy Lin has brushed off ESPN's racial slur on the headline of one of their stories on Sunday, saying that he did not think anyone meant to be racist. ANI

Rhodri Giggs to tell all about wife's affair in £1m book deal
Rhodri Giggs has signed a 1 million-pound book deal that will reveal details of his wife's affair with his brother Ryan. ANI

Becks awarded 'Most Stylish Athlete'
David Beckham was awarded the most stylish athlete at a children's award show in Los Angeles. ANI

Kiwi trio recalled for ODI series against Proteas
New Zealand has recalled Jesse Ryder, James Franklin and Andy McKay for the three-match one-day series against South Africa, starting on Saturday. ANI

Levi says it was good fun to smash T20's fastest century
South African batsman Richard Levi has said it was good fun for him to smash Twenty20's fastest century against New Zealand at Auckland in the second of the three Twenty20 match series. ANI

Women boxers given choice between skirts or shorts at London Games
Women boxers can now choose between wearing either skirts or shorts for matches, when the sport makes its Olympic debut at London 2012. ANI

Razzaq says he didn't mislead officials about his fitness
Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has told Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf that he did not mislead officials regarding his fitness. ANI

Sports stars take to Twitter to condemn Haye- Chisora brawl
Sports stars have taken to Twitter to condemn the post-fight brawl between boxing stars David Haye and Dereck Chisora, with Queen Park Rangers footballer Joey Barton leading the attack. ANI

Levi faces tough challenge ahead
South Africa's new batting sensation Richard Levi will have to endure a tough challenge ahead, as his record smashing knock of 117 against the Kiwi's in the second Twenty20 international will raise expectations. ANI

Wenger's job is safe for another two years
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has the full backing of the club's hierarchy and no matter if they win a trophy this season or not, he will stay at the club for the next two years, an Arsenal source has revealed. ANI

Muhammad Ali honoured by celebs, former boxers at 70th birthday bash
Muhammad Ali was honoured by 1,800 people including a host of A-listers and boxing greats at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Arena on Saturday night. ANI

Ponting's ODI career may be over following axing from Oz squad
Australia's National Selection Panel (NSP) has axed veteran and former captain Ricky Ponting from the one-day squad after five consecutive single-figure scores. ANI

Oz selectors axe Ponting from one-day squad
Australia's National Selection Panel (NSP) has axed veteran and former captain Ricky Ponting from the one-day squad after five consecutive single-figure scores. ANI

Wladimir Klitshcko came close to banging disgraced Chisora
The WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitshcko has said he came close to knocking Dereck Chisora after he spat on his face in the ring before his brother Vitali's fight with Chisora started. ANI

Kiwi all- rounder Ryder gets a berth for T20 match against Proteas
New Zealand all- rounder Jesse Ryder is in the squad for the Twenty20 match against South Africa at Eden Park. ANI

England fast bowler Finn worked hard to improve his game
In form England fast bowler Steven Finn has said he is working hard to improve on certain aspects of his game, and wants his spot in the Test team back after facing the axe during the Ashes last winter. ANI

Lee keen to play despite painful toe to equal McGrath's record of highest wicket taker
Australian cricketer Brett Lee has stressed he will play through the pain barrier, as he is on the verge of approaching Glenn McGrath's record of being as country's top one-day wicket-taker. ANI

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