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Ryder doubtful for second ODI against South Africa
Jesse Ryder is doubtful for Wednesday's second one-day international against South Africa, as he has not fully recovered from a torn calf muscle. ANI

Macheda, Ranger, and Smith charged for homophobic comments on Twitter
The Football Association has charged three Premier League stars for making alleged homophobic comments on Twitter. ANI

Ex-Pak cricketers, officials oppose Mohsin's replacement with Whatmore as team coach
Former Test cricketers and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials have opposed the decision of replacing Mohsin Khan with former Australian cricketer Dav Whatmore as head coach. ANI

Mohsin Khan thanks supporters after Pak head coach role ends
Former Pakistan cricketer Mohsin Khan has welcomed the praise and encouragement he received during his tenure as head coach of the national team. ANI

Underwear flasher Jessica Bratich shows off back at award ceremony
Mitchell Johnson's wife Jessica Bratich bared her back rather than underwear at the Allan Border Medal this year. ANI

A-Rod says Jeremy Lin can sleep over at his pad
Alex Rodriguez has offered his apartment to Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin if the basketball star cannot find a place to crash. ANI

England pull off sensational five run win over Pak in final Twenty20
England bowlers kept their nerves in the final overs to pull off a sensational five run win over Pakistan in the third and final Twenty20 in Abu Dhabi to win the series 2-1. ANI

Ana Ivanovic says being on top like 'placing bull's eye on my back'
Ana Ivanovic believes that being on top is more difficult than the process of getting there in the first place. ANI

Mohd. Aamir focusing on appealing before CAS against five-year ban
Pakistan's banned fast bowler Mohammad Aamir is currently focusing in pursuing his appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) against the five-year ban handed out by the International Cricket Council (ICC). ANI

Alex Reid wants to drink pregnant fiance's breast milk
Alex Reid has revealed that he wants to drink his pregnant fiance Chantelle Houghton's breast milk when she gives birth to their daughter in June. ANI

Imperious Virat Kohli takes India home against Sri Lanka in Hobart
An imperious batting display by Virat Kohli helped India defeat Sri Lanka in a must win Commonwealth Bank series match at the Bellerieve Oval here on Tuesday. ANI

Irina Shayk sizzles as Harper's Bazaar Arabia cover girl
Irina Shayk has graced the cover page Harper's Bazaar Arabia's March edition, where she can be seen baring her leg right up to the thigh. ANI

Cricket WAGs dazzle on Allan Border Medal red carpet in not so baggy greens
The Australian cricketers' ladies paraded into Crown for the Allan Border Medal in Melbourne, flaunting fashionable outfits with plunging backlines and bling on the fingers, ears and wrists. ANI

Gilani wants Indo-Pak cricket ties to be revived: Khar
Pakistan Foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani wants Indo-Pak cricket ties to be revived ANI

Posh keeps hubby David's nearly n*ked pic in her dressing room
Seems like even Victoria Beckham can't resist ogling hubby David in his pants. ANI

Irina Shayk flaunts 'side boob' at Vanity Fair Oscar party
Irina Shayk revealed plenty of 'side-boob' as she posed outside the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, despite not opting for a low-cut dress for the evening. ANI

'Pouting' Posh shocks stars at post-Oscars bash
Victoria Beckham shocked Oscars stars by refusing to smile.ccording to the Daily Star, Posh looked stony-faced as she mingled with Hollywood's biggest A-listers. ANI

'Gutted' Ashley Cole 'misses' date with Ellie Goulding
Ashley Cole was reportedly outbid in an auction to take singer Ellie Goulding on a date, even though he pledged up to 5,000 pounds. ANI

Vettori may return for T20 World Cup
Former New Zealand cricket skipper Daniel Vettori has said that he has not completely ruled out the possibility of turning out for the national squad during the Twenty20 cricket World Cup to be held in Sri Lanka later this year. ANI

Proteas batter Duminy relishing No 4 slot
Proteas batsman, J P Duminy, has said that he is enjoying playing for the national squad at No. 4. ANI

Kiwi pacer Mills calls for less flatter pitches, longer boundaries
New Zealand cricketer Kyle Mills has said that as a bowler, he would prefer to have less flatter wickets and more longer boundaries. ANI

Shane Watson's return could see exit of Dan Christian from Oz ODI squad
Dan Christian is shaping up as the unlucky player at most risk of being squeezed out of Australia's one-day side after Shane Watson's successful return to international cricket on Sunday night. ANI

Warne misses Hurley at Australia's Hall of Fame induction
It was a proud moment for Shane Warne when he was inducted into Australia's 2012 Hall of Fame, but the spin legend couldn't share it with fiancee Elizabeth Hurley. ANI

Oz captain Clarke hoping to improve on top Test score of 329
Having won the Allan Border Medal for Best Cricketer of the Year, Australia's cricket captain Michael Clarke is now hoping to surpass his top score of 329. ANI

Lewis Hamilton's dad told him to get back with Nicole Scherzinger
Lewis Hamilton rekindled his relationship with ex girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger reportedly at the behest of his dad Anthony, who told him to sort his life out for the sake of his career. ANI

Mario Balotelli hits off with new Italian pal Mario Falcone
Mario Balotelli seems to be developing a "bromance" with 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Mario Falcone after they got chatting at a local nightclub. ANI

Coleen Rooney receives death threat for congratulating Liverpool
Coleen Rooney was sent a death threat on Twitter by an angry Man U fan after she congratulated Liverpool on winning the Carling Cup. ANI

David Hussey has a headache over ball handling controversy
Australian middle-order batsman David Hussey believes now that he should have let the ball hit him on the head during Sunday night's "handling the ball dispute" with India. ANI

Tottenham will overcome Arsenal mauling, says Dutch striker Rafael van der Vaart
Dutch footballer Rafael van der Vaart believes that Tottenham will quickly recover from their chastening 5-2 loss against Arsenal and still end the season as London's leading club. ANI

PCB contacts Bangladesh board following Pakistani's arrest over BPL spot-fixing suspicion
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has contacted its Bangladeshi counterparts following the arrest of a Pakistani citizen over suspicion of spot-fixing during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). ANI

Chelsea coach Villas-Boas says he's unsure about Abramovich's support
Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas has for the first time publicly expressed fears of being unsure about being backed by club owner Roman Abramovich. ANI

Levi thrilled with thought of sharing Mumbai Indians' dressing room with childhood hero Tendulkar
South African cricketer Richard Levi, who signed a one-year deal to play for the Mumbai Indians in the 2012 edition of the Indian Premier League, has expressed his delight that he would get an opportunity to play alongside his childhood hero, Sachin Tendulkar. "I have heard from friends that Mumbai Indians is like an extended family where the team shares a great bond and trusts youngsters ANI

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