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Kris Humphries 'tries level best' to avoid women at Super Bowl bash
Kris Humphries went to watch the Super Bowl with friends at the same hotel where he stayed with his then wife Kim Kardashian, after their much publicized reality TV wedding. ANI

Sanchez's girl Kate Upton top fav to appear on Sports Illustrated cover
NFL star Mark Sanchez's girlfriend Kate Upton is one of the top contenders to clinch the coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition cover. ANI

City boys left red-faced after rugby tour 'rules' email goes viral
Four schoolboys have been left open to public ridicule after an indiscreet list of rules for their rugby tour to Dubai was leaked for the world to see. ANI

Brandon Jacobs taunts Gisele Bundchen over four-letter Super Bowl rant
Gisele Bundchen, who has become "the most hated woman in Boston" after her four-letter Super Bowl rant, has been offered some advice by one of New York's Super Bowl winners about how to be magnanimous in the face of defeat. ANI

Zia vows 'to do his best' in upcoming limited overs series against England
Pakistan rookie Awais Zia has vowed to perform to the best of his potential following his selection for the limited-overs series against England in the UAE. ANI

Young NSW keeper Nevill puts Haddin under pressure
The emergence of New South Wales (NSW) wicketkeeper Peter Nevill has put incumbent Australian Test keeper Brad Haddin under pressure. ANI

Bernard Tomic's girl unhappy with sexually attractive pics in magazine
Bernard Tomic's camp has been hit by yet another controversy, with his girlfriend appearing as a pin-up in a lads' magazine. ANI

Coogan, Gascoigne win payouts in hacking case against News of the World
Steve Coogan and Paul Gascoigne were among a number of celebrity phone-hacking victims who settled their cases against the News of the World on Wednesday. ANI

Imogen leaves yoga class in crop top as temperatures drop below 0C
Imogen Thomas, who has been keeping fit with regular Bikram yoga sessions that sees people exercise in 40C heat to improve their flexibility, was spotted leaving her class wearing just a crop top and low-slung trousers as temperatures in London dropped below 0C. ANI

Tom Cruise's son Connor rants at loss of Patriots at hands of Giants
Connor Cruise, a die-hard fan of the New England Patriots and the DJ son of Tom Cruise, lashed out at one of his reps, Todd Krim, for a tweet he found offensive after his team lost to the Giants. ANI

Clarke says Queensland star Forrest has Test potential
Australian captain Michael Clarke has anointed likely one-day debutant Peter Forrest as a future Test player. ANI

Christine Bleakley wins over 'Dancing On Ice' fans with her dress sense
'Dancing On Ice' host Christine Bleakley is winning accolades for her stylish outfits on the show. ANI

Crouch and wife Abbey sue over alleged phone hacking
Abbey Clancy and Peter Crouch have been named among a fresh wave of celebrities who have launched legal action over hacking scandals. ANI

Veteran Brad Hogg in high demand to play Twenty20 cricket
The Twenty20 explosion has made veteran left-arm spinner Brad Hogg Australia's most sought after cricketer. ANI

'The Wanted' and 'TOWIE' stars join Gary Lineker in new Walkers campaign
Gary Lineker, who has long been known as the face of Walkers crisps, has now been joined by boyband 'The Wanted' and some familiar faces from Essex to front the brand's latest campaign. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone steals spotlight at charity party in skintight snake skin
Tamara Ecclestone, who was co-hosting an evening for the Starlight Children's Foundation on Tuesday night at London's Langham Hotel, stunned onlookers as she stepped wearing a tiny Pucci mini-dress emblazoned with an animal print design. ANI

Sri Lanka to expose Australia's weakness in bowling department
Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene has claimed Australia's bowling attack is their weakness, and his team would look to expose it in Friday's one-day international at the WACA. ANI

'Trouble-maker' Bendtner indicates to plead guilty for over speeding his Porsche
Sunderland striker Niklas Bendtner's lawyers have indicated that he might plead guilty after he was arrested by the Police for driving at 103mph in his Porsche. ANI

Spinner Panesar's comeback a terrific boost for England: Broad
Left-arm spinner Monty Panesar's comeback in international cricket after a gap of more than two years is a terrific boost for England cricket, feels fast bowler Stuart Broad. ANI

'We failed as batters, but bowled at our very best,' says England's Stuart Broad
Candidly admitting that England's batsmen did not play Pakistan's spinners well, fast bowler Stuard Broad, however, said that he was very pleased with the way he bowled in the three Test series. ANI

Broad too has his doubts about umpires decision redressal system
England all-rounder Stuart Broad appears to share the opinion of most Indian cricketers that the umpires decision redressal system (UDRS) requires reworking and improvement to be more effective and acceptable in international matches. ANI

Wenger confident about securing top-four spot in Premier League
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confident that his team would bag a top-four position by the end of the Premier League season. ANI

Webber feels confident with 'competitive' Red Bull car
Formula One driver Mark Webber has hailed Red Bull's new car as 'competitive' and rejected suggestions that the car wouldn't be a title-contender this season.ebber covered 97 laps on the second of the four days allocated for the first F1 test for the new season. ANI

Arthur wishes Ashes series is held quickly to test 'buoyed' Oz against England
Australian coach Mickey Arthur has said he wished that the Ashes series is held quickly to test his resurgent side against the English. ANI

Lee Hughes to appear in court for alleged molestation of woman
Lee Hughes, is to stand trial over charges of molesting a woman in his team's hotel. ANI

EU football anti-racism group chief branded a racist for calling an Asian fan a 'coconut'
The executive director of Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE), Piara Powar, has been branded a racist for calling an Asian fan a "coconut". ANI

CNN takes Roland Martin off air after 'homophobic' tweets
CNN has suspended one of its political analysts, Roland Martin, for posting offending tweets during the Super Bowl that sparked a homophobia outcry. ANI

Barcelona not looking to sign Persie for now
Spanish giants Barcelona has ruled out a move for the in-form Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie, but has refused to rule out a move for him at a later date. ANI

Djokovic says it would be 'very cool' to equal Rod Laver's Grand Slam record
World number one Novak Djokovic has said it would be 'very cool' to match legendary Rod Laver's record of winning all Grand Slam titles in one year. ANI

Posh 'working round the clock' as A-listers request Oscars gowns
Singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham has reportedly been bombarded with requests from Hollywood's most famous actresses who want her to dress them for the Oscars. ANI

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom try sex swing to 'spice up sex life'
Khloe Kardashian has divulged that she had bought a sex swing in an attempt to spice up her sex life with husband Lamar Odom, who had seemed disinterested at the time. ANI

Warnie attends NY charity fashion gala with Liz Hurley
Shane Warne, who recently made headlines for his "metrosexual" makeover, made an unlikely appearance at the New York Fashion Week alongside Elizabeth Hurley and old pal Sarah Jessica Parker on Wednesday. ANI

Ex flames Nicole Scherzinger, Lewis Hamilton spotted hand-in-hand
Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton seem to have reignited their romance after they were spotted holding hands following a late night dinner date in Los Angeles earlier this week. ANI

Mushtaq urges Ajmal to focus on game rather than on bowling action debate
Former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has urged Saaed Ajmal to ignore criticism of his bowling action and focus on destroying the opposition. ANI

Schumacher says he can challenge for Formula One title this season
Seven-times World Champion Michael Schumacher has said he can still challenge rivals for the Formula One title this season. ANI

MC Harvey backtracks secret romance claims with Cheryl Cole
MC Harvey, who had said that he had a relationship with Cheryl Cole, has changed his claims. ANI

Strauss and Bell plan to reach Sri Lanka early for better preparation
England captain Andrew Strauss and middle-order batsmen Ian Bell plan to reach Sri Lanka, a week earlier than the rest of the England team in a frantic move to prevent another debacle against spin bowling. ANI

Chandhok, Azharuddin pray for Yuvraj's speedy recovery
Indian Formula one racing driver Karun Chandhok has prayed for the speedy recovery of cricketer Yuvraj Singh after the latter was diagnosed with seminoma cancer. ANI

Real Madrid tops football rich list for seventh straight year
Real Madrid and Barcelona are football's biggest moneymakers for the third straight year and look set to top their rivals for the foreseeable future. ANI

Bracken sues Cricket Australia for $1m for medical negligence
Former Australian pacer Nathan Bracken is suing Cricket Australia for 1.07 million US dollars for failing to adequately deal with a knee injury that finished his playing career. ANI

Arthur sees Watson making his Test return in middle order
Shane Watson's short-term international future remains uncertain as he recovers from a calf strain, but Australia's coach and selector Mickey Arthur sees the possibility of the 30-year-old making his Test return in the middle order, which is considered a more orthodox batting position for an all-rounder. ANI

Recalled Azam vows to regain selectors' faith through performances
Pakistan cricketer Hammad Azam has vowed to regain the selectors' confidence through his performances to retain his berth in the Pakistan squad. ANI

BCCI trying to bankrupt Pak, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka cricket boards: PCB
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has accused the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) of trying to bankrupt the cricket boards of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. ANI

Rooney backs Redknapp for England job
Ace striker Wayne Rooney has backed Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp to be the new England manager after Fabio Capello resigned over the Football Association's decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy. ANI

Capello resigns over FA decision to strip Terry of England captaincy
England coach-cum-manager Fabio Capello sensationally resigned on Wednesday night following the Football Association's decision to strip John Terry of the team captaincy. ANI

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