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India writes to IOC, seeks Dow's removal as London Games sponsor
The Government of India has asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to drop Dow Chemicals as sponsor of the 2012 London Games as the company is linked to the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy. ANI

Flower wants England to make most of final T20 against Pakistan
England coach Andy Flower feels their final Twenty20 match against Pakistan on Monday is the last chance for them to prepare for the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka where the conditions would be almost same. ANI

Federer eager to taste elusive Olympic glory
Tennis ace Roger Federer has said it would be a special feeling for him to win the gold medal at this year's London Olympics. ANI

WikiLeaks to publish 'Global Intelligence Files'
WikiLeaks, a whistle-blowing organization has declared that it is publishing a series of documents known as 'The Global Intelligence Files, which includes over five million e-mails from the Texas headquartered global intelligence company Stratfor. ANI

Footballer McCammon accuses former club Gillingham of 'racism'
Footballer Mark McCammon is bringing a claim of race discrimination against his former League Two club Gillingham FC. ANI

Chisora 'beat his ex girlfriend black and blue'
Dereck Chisora's ex girlfriend has revealed that the former British heavyweight champion had crazily assaulted her one night, which left her completely terrified. ANI

Coleen frolics on beach, as hubby Wayne rests at home sick
Coleen Rooney had fun playing on the beach with her two-year-old son Kai, even as husband Wayne rested at home due to a bad throat infection. ANI

Brand 'Linsanity' to expand its wing in Asia
Jeremy Lin has become the world's fastest growing athlete brand particularly in the Asian market and now the "Linsanity" storm has swept into China as well- with the latest launch of the limited edition Jeremy Lin T-shirts. ANI

Mohd. Amir should be banned for life over spot-fixing scandal: Sarfraz Nawaz
Pakistan pace bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has said that life bans should be imposed on Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif for their involvement in the spot-fixing scandal during a Test match against England in 2010. ANI

Kate Upton breezes through LAX in 'signature style' low-cut blouse
Kate Upton, who stepped out in a low-cut blouse earlier this week, seems to have found her signature style as she wore a similar top while departing from LAX on Saturday. ANI

Chinese kids making Olympic badges for 6p an hour
Allegations have surfaced that Chinese kids were roped in to make London 2012 Olympic pin badges in a sweatshop for six pennies an hour. ANI

Mills has 'immense regret' about his cricket WC squabble with Du Plessis
New Zealand bowler Kyle Mills has said he has immense regret about his World Cup bickering with South African batsman Faf du Plessis and insists they have cleared the air and moved on. ANI

McCullum accepts mistake for letting South Africa off the hook in first ODI
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has admitted that he made a mistake to let the Proteas off the hook in the first of the three match one-day series, which the South Africans won by six wickets. ANI

Dalglish wants Liverpool to win more trophies after tasting Carling Cup success
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has expressed the hope that his club will go on to win more trophies after they beat championship side Cardiff City on penalties (3-2) at Wembley to win the Carling Cup on Sunday. ANI

Ferguson hails Giggs and Scholes as 'simply the best'
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said midfielders Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes are the best players in the history of the club. ANI

Strauss still remains my No.1 captain: Flower
England coach Andy Flower has made it clear that Andrew Strauss still remains his No.1 captain despite success of skippers Alastair Cook in ODIs and Stuart Broad in T20s. ANI

Tim Tebow enjoys celebrity-studded pre-Oscars bash
Denver Broncos quaterback Tim Tebow was the toast of the Friday night's pre-Oscar party hosted by power-agency William Morris Endeavor. ANI

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen flaunt new home at son's christening bash
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bundchen hosted a christening party for their 2-year-old son, Benjamin at their new 20-million-dollar California dream home. ANI

Border expects either Clarke or Hussey to become Australia's Cricketer of the Year
Australian cricketing great Allan Border has said he would expect either Michael Clarke or Michael Hussey to win the coveted Allan Border Medal, which is presented to the best Australian player of the past season. ANI

Changes expected in Kiwi team: McCullum
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has said there might be a couple of changes in the Kiwi squad after they lost the first of the three match one-day series against South Africa. ANI

Time for 'traumatised' Amir to prepare himself for strong comeback, says coach
The coach of former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Amir, who served a three-month term at the young offenders institute in Weymouth on spotfixing charges, has said it was time for him to rise above his turmoil and prepare himself for a strong comeback, forgetting the trauma he had gone through over the shamed scandal. ANI

Rahul Dravid to be involved in Australian Football League event in Mumbai in 2013
Indian Test cricketer Rahul Dravid, who is a patron of a supporter group, the Indian Tigers, which is associated with the Australian Football League (AFL) team Richmond Tigers, is likely to be involved in a AFL-related event at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in India next year. ANI

CA to decide whether states to give up control of cricket board
Cricket Australia (CA) will hold an important meeting on Monday to decide whether the states should give up control of the CA board and independent directors be appointed. ANI

Legendary leggie Warne to be inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame
Legendary leg spinner Shane Warne will join some of the greatest names of cricket when he is inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame on Monday night in Melbourne. ANI

Whinging Indian team a 'rabble with no redeeming features': Oz media
An Australian paper has lampooned the Indian cricket team for whinging and indulging in rabble rousing during the Test and the Commonwealth Bank one-day series. ANI

Natasha Giggs jets back from Egypt to sort things out with hubby Rhodri
Natasha Giggs, who was on a trip to Egypt with her two sons, jetted back to the UK on Sunday for a showdown with her estranged husband Rhodri over her "fun" with fellow 'Celebrity Big Brother' star Kirk Norcross. ANI

Shoaib Akhtar escapes unhurt after ramming car into Pakistan PM's Secretariat
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar rammed his car into one of the barricades placed in front of the PM's Secretariat in Islamabad late on Saturday night. ANI

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