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Ana Ivanovic meets ball kids for Australian Open 2012
Ana Ivanovic met over 370 ball kids - who would be patrolling match courts at Australian Open 2012 - from Australia and another 20 from Korea at Parliament House on Tuesday morning. ANI

Everton striker Saha racially abused on Twitter
French striker Louis Saha, who plays for Everton, was told 'go back to France ya f****** n*****' on Twitter. ANI

Basketball player banned from meeting Barack Obama
A basketball player has revealed that he has been banned from meeting President Barack Obama during a team event at the White House. ANI

A-Rod dines with new flame at old haunt
Alex Rodriguez was spotted dining with his new muscular ladylove at the same Miami restaurant where he used to go with his ex, Cameron Diaz. ANI

Rooney sports Morrissey-style hairdo at FIFA awards
Wayne Rooney, who underwent 10,000-pound hair-replacement operation last year, sported English singer Morrissey-style quiff at FIFA's Ballon d'Or gala. ANI

NFL Player Tim sparks 'Tebowing' craze
NFL player Tim Tebow's famous praying routine has become the latest trend to sweep the Internet. ANI

Christine Bleakley criticized for 'rigid and bland' debut on 'Dancing on Ice'
Christine Bleakley's first appearance on Dancing on Ice, as co-host with Phillip Schofield, drew mixed reactions with viewers calling her 'rigid' and 'bland'. ANI

Rooney can fire Man U to more title glory: Evra
Patrice Evra believes Wayne Rooney can fire Manchester United to more title glory after his ''unstoppable'' performance in the 3-2 FA Cup triumph against Manchester City on Sunday. ANI

Jeremy Clarkson pocketed more than 2m pounds amidst controversies in 2011
Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson earned more than 2 million pounds last year from his company Bedder 6, despite a controversy-filled 2011. ANI

Klitschko admits boxing legacy will always feature a Lennox Lewis-shaped hole
WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has admitted that he is still 'haunted' by the retirement of Lennox Lewis and spoke of having "unfinished business" with David Haye. ANI

Pak rookie Salahuddin rates Peiterson as 'favourite' batsman ahead of warm- up match
Pakistani cricketer Usman Salahuddin has rated England batsman Kevin Peiterson as his favorite international player, ahead of a warm-up match against England in the United Arab Emirates. ANI

Man City's Silva set for pay rise
David Silva is set for a pay rise that will take his wages to a whopping 200,000 pounds a week. ANI

Giggs won't be available to Welsh FA chiefs: Ferguson
Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has knocked back an approach from Welsh FA (FAW) chiefs to install Ryan Giggs as national boss. ANI

Venus Williams pulls out of Australian Open over flare up of Sjogren's syndrome
Venus Williams has proved all recent speculations wrong by pulling out of the Australian Open just one week out from the competition. ANI

Rooney rubbishes row with Fergie rumors
Key Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has rubbished speculation that he was in the middle of an irreparable rift with club coach-cum-manager Alex Ferguson.n an exclusive Sun Sport interview, Rooney insisted: "I want to play for him for the rest of my life." ANI

Love cheat Mario Balotelli back with girlfriend Raffaela Fico
Mario Balotelli and his girlfriend Raffaela Fico are reportedly back on track, despite the Italian footballer's affair with a blonde p*rn star a year ago. ANI

Tiger Woods heads back to sands of Pebble Beach
Tiger Woods is returning to the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for the first time in ten years. ANI

Aussie adventurer to smash world speed record
An Australian adventurer is attempting to break the world speed record this year with a hybrid glider-boat which can reach speeds of more than 100 kilometers an hour. ANI

Morkel warns Proteas to be wary of 'carefree' Sri Lankan 'one-day specialists'
South African all-rounder Albie Morkel has warned his side to be wary of Sri Lanka, which has one-day specialist players, ahead of the five match one-day international series. ANI

Mohsin says Pak cricketers will give 100% in upcoming UAE series against England
Pakistan's interim cricket coach Mohsin Khan has expressed confidence that his side will deliver to their potential in the upcoming series against England in the United Arab Emirates. ANI

Indian sports persons donate memorabilia to raise fund for earthquake victims
Sportspersons from different disciplines came together at the 'Khushi Punarvass Yojna 2012', an environment health meet, to help out the victims of a earthquake that hit Sikkim last year. ANI

Morkel backs de Villiers' appointment as captain for South Africa- Sri Lanka ODI series
Proteas all-rounder Albie Morkel has backed AB de Villiers as captain, ahead of the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. ANI

Natasha Giggs loving saucy attention from Michael Madsen
Ryan Giggs' sister-in-law lover, Natasha has revealed that she does not mind Hollywood star Michael Madsen staring at her all the time and is in fact loving all the saucy attention she is getting from him. ANI

Eric Cantona announces shock bid for French presidency
Eric Cantona, former Manchester United striker, has said he wants to run for the post of France's president in the 2012 elections, and is trying to gather the necessary signatures for doing so. ANI

Becks' son is an Arsenal fan
Former United star David Beckham seems to have switched allegiance for his son Romeo, whom he recently took shopping for Arsenal memorabilia. ANI

'Internal politics' has put Sri Lanka cricket in "crisis": Sports Minister
Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has slammed the national cricket team for their poor performances, insisting that the sport in the country was in "crisis". ANI

Sydney Sixers chief Clark says Haddin 'good leader' ahead of take over as vice-captain
Sydney Sixers chief executive Stuart Clark has lauded the leadership skills of Australian wicket- keeper batsman Brad Haddin after Cricket Australia appointed him as the team's vice-captain in the absence of Shane Watson. ANI

Rachel Uchitel reads Jenny McCarthy's book for advice on pregnancy
Pregnant Rachel Uchitel was spotted reading a copy of Jenny McCarthy's book 'Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy And Childbirth' while on holiday in Cancun, Mexico last week. ANI

Becks asked Balotelli for signed Man City shirt for his son
David Beckham asked Mario Balotelli for a signed Manchester City jersey for his son Brooklyn. ANI

Cummins says 'can't put date' on comeback from foot injury
Australian bowler Pat Cummins is unable to predict a time frame for his recovery from a foot injury to make a comeback in the squad. ANI

Bresnan ruled out of upcoming Pak-England series due to elbow injury
England cricketer Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the forthcoming series in the United Arab Emirates after he failed to recover fully from his right elbow surgery. ANI

Starc likely to miss out Perth Test with selectors eyeing spinner in squad
Australian left-arm bowler Mitchell Starc is likely to be excluded for the Perth Test with skipper Michael Clarke and coach Mickey Arthur having indicated that they would like to include a spinner in the squad to keep a balance in the attack. ANI

Clarke is always thinking as a captain, says Australia's 'Mr. Cricket' Hussey
Australian middle-order batsman Michael Hussey has described his skipper Michael Clarke as a revelation from a leadership point of view, and believes that he is being quite successful in setting the benchmark for players of the future. ANI

Harris bowls in nets to make up for lack of matches ahead of Perth Test
South Australian right-arm fast bowler Ryan Harris will enter his comeback Test with more overs under his belt since Christmas than current favoured pace incumbents James Pattinson and Peter Siddle. ANI

Latif says Sachin should see a shrink to overcome "mental block" of 100th ton
Former Pakistan Captain Rashid Latif is of the opinion that Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is "facing a mental block" because of his continuing wait for his elusive 100th international century, which he can overcome by taking counselling from a sports psychologist ANI

'Fragile' Team India 'breaks quicker than anyone in world,' says Haddin
Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has said Team India "breaks quicker than anyone in the world" and turn on each other when things do not go their way. ANI

Irina Shayk strips for lingerie ad campaign
Irina Shayk has stripped for a stunning new campaign for an Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi, flaunting her figure in a range of pretty underwear. ANI

Hussey says 'dangerous' India 'may bounce back quite hard' in Perth Test
Veteran Australian batsman Mike Hussey has predicted that India will try to make a comeback in the Perth Test after losing the Melbourne and Sydney games. ANI

Liz Hurley may abandon rural life for Warne
Elizabeth Hurley may finally bid goodbye to her rural role, which she assumed 9 years back after buying a 3.3-million-pound farm in England. ANI

I'm just a normal girl, says 3b pounds worth Tamara Ecclestone
Despite having 3 billion pounds trust fund at her disposal, Tamara Ecclestone insists that she is just a normal 27-year-old girl. ANI

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