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Olivia Munn calls it quits with boyfriend Brad Richards
NHL star Brad Richards and Olivia Munn have split after a brief romance, according to a source. ANI

Ajmal much more dangerous bowler than Swann: Tauseef Ahmed
Former Pakistani cricketer Tauseef Ahmed has said Saeed Ajmal is a much more dangerous bowler than Graeme Swann. ANI

Soon, special training to cut injury risk in handball players
Detailed analysis of the three most important ligaments in the ankle could soon serve as the starting point for the development of training techniques for handball players to help them reduce injury risk, researchers say. ANI

Mayweather challenges Pacquiao to 'match of century' on May 5
WBC Welterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather Junior has challenged Manny Pacquiao to fight him on May 5. ANI

Pakistani tennis ace Aisam aims to be world's No 1 doubles player
Pakistani tennis ace Aisamul Haq Qureshi may have started his new partnership with Dutch player Jean-Julien Rojer with disappointment by losing in the opening round at the Brisbane International, but is determined not to give up until he becomes "the number-one ranked doubles player" in the world. ANI

Swann fit to play practice match
England spinner Graeme Swann breathed a sigh of relief after a scan showed no major damage to his left thigh. ANI

Vitali Klitschko desperate to take on 'itch' David Haye
WBC world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko is desperate to take on David Haye, describing him as "an itch" he has to scratch. ANI

Nicola McLean bonds with Natasha Giggs in Big Brother House
Despite their much-publicised Twitter row, Nicola McLean and Natasha Giggs have started getting along in the Big Brother house. ANI

Balotelli claims Mancini is better than Mourinho
Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has claimed that Roberto Mancini is a better manager than Jose Mourinho. ANI

Arsenal keeper Szczesny says 'sorry' over 'rapist' tweet
Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has issued a public apology for saying that his Arsenal teammate Aaron Ramsey looked like a 'rapist' on his Twitter account. ANI

Shanghai Shenhua offers 300 thousand pounds-a-week deal to Drogba
Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua has made an enormous offer of 300 thousand pounds-a-week to Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in a move designed to unite him with his former team mater Nicolas Anelka. ANI

Pakistan cricket now 'absolutely clean' avers manager ahead of England series
Pakistan cricket is now 'absolutely clean', team manager Naveed Akram Cheema has said ahead of the England Test series. ANI

MCC recommends life ban for corruption
The MCC World Cricket committee has recommended lifetime bans for any captain, vice-captain or coach found guilty of corruption. ANI

Ben Foden and Una Healy go shopping for baby essentials
Ben Foden and fiancee Una Healy were spotted shopping for a cot and baby clothes ahead of the arrival of their first child. ANI

Ponting warns India that he is close to regaining best form
Australia batting veteran Ricky Ponting has warned India that he is close to regaining his best form. ANI

Ponting confident about overcoming technical flaws
Former Australian captain and key batsman Ricky Ponting said on Wednesday that he is confident about overcoming the technical flaws that have troubled him during the leanest patch of his international career. ANI

Kim Kardashian replaced by a dog for new Skechers Super Bowl ad
Kim Kardashian has been ditched by US footwear brand, Skechers, in favour of a cute little French bulldog. ANI

Harris will resume his role as Test enforcer at WACA: Siddle
Australian pacer Peter Siddle has that Ryan Harris is ready to instantly regain his status as a Test match enforcer and a severe lack of first-class cricket will not come in his way. ANI

Spot-fixer Aamir can still have international career: PCB Chairman
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf has said that teenage Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Aamir, who is serving a six-month term in jail for spot-fixing elements of a Test match, could still have a future in international cricket. ANI

Paarl wicket could suit Lanka: Albie Morkel
South African all-rounder Albie Morkel, who is a part of the South African one-day international (ODI) squad for the first of five 50-over games against Sri Lanka, has said that the wicket at Paarl may just suit the visitors. ANI

I have no real friends in England, says Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli, who is well known for his outrageous antics off the pitch, feels that he has no real friends in his 'adopted city' England and insists that the stories about him are "always exaggerated". ANI

One Christmas I ended up crying on my dad, says Flintoff
Former England fast bowler Andrew Flintoff has revealed that there was a time when he was in a huge state of depression during the 2006-07 Ashes series loss to Australia, and even cried on his dad's shoulders on Christmas eve. ANI

A-Rod and girlfriend Torrie Wilson indulge in PDA in Miami
Alex Rodriguez and girlfriend Torrie Wilson couldn't keep their hands off one another during a poolside rendezvous at Rodriguez's Miami estate on Monday. ANI

Jodie Marsh fears her b**bs could explode
Jodie Marsh has revealed that she is scared that her b**bs may explode as she could have toxic breast implants. ANI

Not worried by 'grinder' tag: Ponting
Not wasting a moment on Indian pacer Zaheer Khan's comment that Ricky Ponting is a Test grinder, the former skipper said he was comfortable with his game after his century at the SCG, and believed further riches were just around the corner. ANI

Hilfenhaus should skip Adelaide to be fresh for Caribbean tour: Coach
Australian pacer Ben Hilfenhaus could be playing his last Test of the summer this week in Perth and should be rested for the series finale in Adelaide, according to his coach. ANI

Warne may play next BBL season but maybe not for Melbourne Stars
KFC T20 Big Bash League headline act Shane Warne is expected to undertake a second stint in the competition next season, but perhaps not for Melbourne Stars. ANI

Indians not pleased with heavily grassed WACA wicket
The sight of a heavily grassed wicket at the WACA has not pleased the Indian cricket team. ANI

Playing four pacers against India in Perth a bad idea: Tait
Recalling his personal experience, pacer Shaun Tait has said that fielding four fast bowlers against India at the WACA Ground on Friday would be a bad idea. ANI

Sharma ready to strike at Aussies in Perth
Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan believes that fellow pacer Ishant Sharma will have a large impact on Perth Test against Australia, especially in the wake of him copping criticism for his middle finger salute to local fans at a go-karting venue. ANI

Sam Kekovich takes swipe at Shane Warne for going 'girly for Hurley'
Footy legend Sam Kekovich has slammed Shane Warne for changing himself just to impress his ladylove Elizabeth Hurley. ANI

Police finds 29 bags of cannabis at Rio Ferdinand's restaurant
Drugs police found 29 bags of cannabis hidden in a staff locker at Rio Ferdinand's restaurant in Manchester. ANI

RCB signs Oz allrounder McDonald from Delhi Daredevils
Andrew McDonald, the fast-medium bowling allrounder from Australia, will move from Delhi Daredevils to Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2012 season of the Indian Premier League. ANI

French politicians wary of Eric Cantona's presidency bid
Eric Cantona's bid to run for the president of France has elicited nervous reactions across the political spectrum, even though it emerged that his main purpose was to raise awareness about housing in the country. ANI

FIFA'S top cop fears Premier League Games 'target for match fixers'
FIFA'S top cop has admitted he fears that Premier League games are a target for match fixers. ANI

India wants more security for crowd monitoring ahead of Perth Test
Indian team managers are expected to approach Cricket Australia officials today to demand that security around the boundary rope of test matches be beefed up for the remainder of the Border-Gavaskar series. ANI

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