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Kapil Dev terms comments on Tendulkar to be personal opinion
Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev on Wednesday said his recent comments that batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar should retire from international cricket were his personal opinion. ANI

Golfing legend Gary Player in awe of 'well-mannered' Mcllroy
Golfing legend Gary Player has praised US Open champion Rory Mcllroy and termed him as 'the perfect role model' for the age of austerity. ANI

Mercedes aims to break into F1 top three
Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn has said his team is no longer happy with fourth place position in Formula One and wants to break the dominance Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari in 2012. ANI

Helen Flanagan vows to cover up 'embarrassing' boobs
Helen Flanagan, who claims to be embarrassed about her ample cleavage, has vowed to cover up in polo necks after showing off her curvy figure in a risque dress over the weekend. ANI

Abbey Crouch attends Brit Music Awards in stylish Sixties-style pink frock
Abbey Crouch, who is famous for her model looks and impeccable style, turned up at the Brit Awards in a stylish pink frock as she put music stars in the shade. ANI

Nicole Scherzinger spends œ20k during shopping trip in London
Nicole Scherzinger, who changed her outfits several times on stage recently, took a shopping trip to AllSaints in London on Monday and ended up spending 20,000 pounds. ANI

I'm just very lucky, says Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova, who is a tennis superstar and a self-confessed fashion lover, has said that she likes to think of herself as just another girl, "just a very lucky one". ANI

Man dresses up as Wayne Rooney at Rio Carnival
A reveller donned a giant inflatable costume depicting Wayne Rooney, for Brazil's carnival parade season. ANI

Sunderland striker Bendtner banned from driving for 56 days for over speeding
Sunderland striker Nicklas Bendtner has been banned for 56 days from driving and fined 660 pounds after he confessed speeding at 104 mph in his Porsche. ANI

Boxer Vitali Klitshcko says rival Chisora is 'sick in the head'
WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has branded heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora as 'sick in the head' following his reprehensible broil with David Haye. ANI

PCB selector wants separate teams for all formats of cricket
Pakistan's loss to England in the one day series has prompted chief selector Mohammad Illyas to call for separate teams for each format of the game ahead of the World Twenty20 cup in Sri Lanka to be held later this year. ANI

Proteas beat New Zealand by 3 runs in a nerve-cracking final Twenty20
South Africa has won the three-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand 2-1, beating New Zealand by three runs in a thrilling final in Auckland. ANI

Man U set to offer winger Nani new four-year deal
Manchester United is set to offer Portuguese winger Luis Nani a new four-year deal, which is estimated to be worth a whopping 130,000 pounds a week. ANI

Chelsea keen to swap Sturridge for Arsenal's Walcott
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has surfaced as a shock target for Chelsea. The Blues are reportedly keen to swap him for striker Daniel Sturridge. ANI

Man U's debt drops below 500 million pounds under Glazers for the first time ever
Manchester United's debt has dipped below 500 million pounds for the first time since American businessmen, the Glazers took over the club. ANI

Ponting should not hold up development of youngsters in Oz squad: Article
Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting owes it to the country's cricket establishment and fans to make squad for the Ashes tour next year, or he will be accused of clogging up the system, a newspaper report has said. ANI

Jeremy Lin graces Sports Illustrated cover for 2nd week in a row
Jeremy Lin has made it to the cover of the Sports Illustrated magazine for the second consecutive week, becoming the first New York athlete to do so. ANI

Alex Ferguson thinks Rio Ferdinand invented Twitter
Sir Alex Ferguson has jokingly said that he believes, the social networking website, Twitter had been invented by Rio Ferdinand. ANI

South Africa set New Zealand 166 run target in final Twenty20
South Africa has set New Zealand a target of 166 in the third and the final Twenty20 match. ANI

Bar Refaeli takes to tennis court in her underwear for photoshoot
Bar Refaeli, who has given a whole new meaning to skimpy, grabbed her racquet and took to the tennis court in nothing more than her bra and knickers for a series of black and white photos. ANI

British PM Cameron vows to remove racism from football
British Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to kick out racism from the English football, as he hosts a meeting with top soccer officials on tackling racist abuse at Downing Street on Wednesday. ANI

Calf injury sidelines Oram from ODI series against Proteas
Kiwi all rounder Jacob Oram will not feature in the final Twenty20 and the subsequent one-day series against South Africa after going out with a calf injury. ANI

Ponting eyeing Ashes series against England to revive form slump
Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting is now eyeing the Ashes series against England to come out of his current form. ANI

Levi says he can play all formats of cricket for South Africa
South African batsman Richard Levi has said he is capable of playing all formats of cricket, and should not be just regarded as a T20 specialist. ANI

Khloe Kardashian tries to drug hubby to get some sleep
Khloe Kardashian was seen giving her husband Lamar Odom tea laced with melatonin in their reality show 'Khloe And Lamar', so she could get some shut eye. ANI

T20 specialist Gayle commends 'sensational' Levi
Explosive Twenty20 batsman Chris Gayle has praised new South African batting sensation Richard Levi, saying that he is capable of going from 'strength to strength'. ANI

Tevez bows and apologizes to Man City management
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has apologized to his club for his recent behavior and also abandoned an appeal against a 1.2 million pound fine for gross misconduct. ANI

Hayden says Ponting's axing from ODI squad 'disgraceful'
Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden has slammed veteran batsman Ricky Ponting's one-day sacking as a "disgrace". ANI

'Runs hold higher currency than players' reputation for Oz squad berth in Inverarity's regime'
Australian selectors are looking to revive the batting order by insisting that runs not players' reputation will carry weight for inclusion in the national squad. ANI

Oz cricketers' performance carries more weight than reputation for berth in squad: Report
Australian selectors are looking to revive the batting order by insisting that runs not players' reputation will carry weight for inclusion in the national squad. ANI

Ryan Giggs finally lifts Imogen Thomas 'affair' gag
Ryan Giggs has finally given up all rights to anonymity in the High Court over his alleged affair with Imogen Thomas. ANI

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