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Dow's sponsorship of London Games not taken by British Government, says High Commission
In the wake of strong resentment in India over Dow's sponsorship of the 2012 London Olympics, the British High Commission has said that the decisions regarding the sponsorship were taken by International Olympic Committee (IOC) and also the London Organizing Committee and the British Government was not involved in taking the decision. ANI

Asia cup squad announced, Sehwag dropped, Kohli made vice captain
Mumbai, Feb 29: The Board of Committee for Cricket in India's (BCCI) selection committee on Wednesday announced the team for Asia Cup tournament to be played in Bangladesh from March 12, dropping opener Virender Sehwag's name from the squad and deputing the Vice captaincy of the team to Virat Kolhi. ANI

Mourinho's house hunt in London fuels talk of possible Chelsea return
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is looking for a new house in London, fuelling speculations about his return to Chelsea as manager in place of the beleaguered Andre Villas-Boas. ANI

City midfielder Silva slams Real Madrid for their attempts to 'justify' missing out on him
Manchester City midfielder David Silva has slammed Spanish giants Real Madrid for their attempt to justify missing out on him 18 months ago. ANI

Kris Humphries seen 'chatting up' blonde at Miami lounge
Kris Humphries was seen getting friendly with a blonde girl at a club during his weekend in Miami. ANI

Kim Kardashian posts makeup free pic on Twitter
Kim Kardashian posted a photo of herself on Twitter in nothing but a bra and sweatpants. ANI

Pakistan to resolve Kaneria's spot fixing case in consultation with ECB
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is looking to resolve the Danish Kaneria's case in consultation with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) after the leg-spinner was named as a go-between in the Mervyn Westfield's spot-fixing case. ANI

Yoga could be future Olympic sport!
A yoga organisation in the US, which apparently seeks to give the unconventional practice an Olympic status, is organising a yoga asana, or posture, competition. ANI

Former fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz to help Pak quicks to develop
Former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz, who has been recruited as fast-bowling consultant at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) will work extensively with fast bowlers through a specialized coaching programme. ANI

PCB chief Ashraf defends Malik's last minute inclusion in Pak squad
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has defended the last minute inclusion of all rounder Shoaib Malik in the recently-concluded ODI and Twenty20 series against England in UAE, saying that it wasn't made under any pressure. ANI

Ana Ivanonovic feels career slumped as 'game didn't match mental state'
Ana Ivanovic believes that the fall in her game happened due to both technical and mental reasons. ANI

Misbah cautions against drastic overhaul in Pak cricket team
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has cautioned against a drastic overhaul of his team after they crashed to a sensational five-run loss in the third and final Twenty20 against England, which gave the tourists a 2-1 victory in the series. ANI

Proteas take ODI series against Kiwis in a canter
South Africa on Wednesday cantered past New Zealand by six wickets in the second one-day cricket international, clinching the series with a game to spare. ANI

Lara Bingle flaunts her flat tummy as she goes hiking in LA
Lara Bingle, who regularly shows off her figure in a bikini as she is a swimsuit model, once again paraded her physique whilst going for a hike in Los Angeles on Friday. ANI

Imogen Thomas bares all for new photo shoot
Imogen Thomas, who has finally stopped mucking about with bikinis, posed completely n*ked in her naughtiest photoshoot yet. ANI

RiRi parties with the footie aces at Emmanuel Adebayor's b'day bash
Rihanna was a surprise guest at Spurs star Emmanuel Adebayor's 28th birthday bash held in the swanky Aura club in London. ANI

World Boxing Council indefinitely suspends Chisora for his behaviour
The World Boxing Council has suspended Dereck Chisora for his behaviour before and after his fight with Vitali Klitschko. ANI

Clarke sought assistance from long-time friend and fitness trainer to make him, Oz team better
There was a time last year, when Michael Clarke knew he had to get better, and when he became captain, he knew he had to make the team better. ANI

Oz keeper Haddin handed international lifeline, included for ODI tour to Windies
Veteran Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin was on Wednesday handed an international lifeline with the selectors naming him in Australia's one-day squad to tour the West Indies. ANI

Poor form, enforced rest sees Harris axed from Oz ODI squad
Queenslander Ryan Harris can have no complaints about being dropped from the Australian one-day team. The 32-year-old quick had the worst figures of any regular Australian bowler in the tri-series with just three wickets at an average of 57. ANI

Sachin, Graeme Pollock, the world's best batters: Barry Richards
Former South African opener Barry Richards rates India's Sachin Tendulkar and former South African opener Graeme Pollock as the best batsmen he has seen in his life. ANI

Becks posts sexy pictures of Posh on Facebook
David Beckham, who seems to have really liked his wife Victoria's new cover shoot for French Magazine Madame Figaro, has posted the shots on the couple's Facebook account. ANI

Petra Ecclestone carries iPhone and BlackBerry as she picks up coffee
Petra Ecclestone, who recently insisted in an interview that she does have a job, felt the need to carry two phones during a run to her local coffee shop on Monday. ANI

No recognition for older generation of Proteas cricketers regrettable: Barry Richards
Former South African batting great Barry Richards has many regrets when it comes to his association with the game of cricket, the biggest one of them being the lack of recognition of players who played for the country when apartheid was at its peak. ANI

Tiger Woods' former coach says golfer wanted to join Navy SEALs
Tiger Woods' former swing coach has revealed in his new book that the star golfer seriously considered becoming a Navy SEAL. ANI

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