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Owners exploring ways to derive profit from2008 Beijing Olympic venues
Owners of 2008 Beijing's Olympic landmarks are exploring new ways to derive profit from them. ANI

Retired Kiwi golfer hits two holes in one in an hour
A retired golfer from New Zealand hit two holes-in-one in a single round of golf, although he still cribbed about his "pretty poor" round on Saturday. ANI

Caroline Wozniacki says she, not boyfriend Rory McIlroy, is real 'superstar'
Caroline Wozniacki has revealed that she teases her boyfriend, golf ace, Rory McIlroy saying she is the real superstar in their relationship. ANI

'Olympics' athletes' health, performances may be affected by high air pollution in London'
Olympics athletes' performances and health can be severely affected due to unacceptably high levels of air pollution in London, leading respiratory scientists have warned. ANI

Ryan doesn't repent ruining my life for sex, says Rhodri Giggs
Rhodri Giggs has revealed that his soccer star brother Ryan showed no remorse at all for having an eight-year affair with his wife, but instead cared about his fans booing him. ANI

Giggs brother describes him as a worm
The betrayed brother of Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, Rhodri, 34, has tearfully described the former as a "worm" for having bedded his wife Natasha during an eight-year-long affair. ANI

Man U will take 20th Prem League title :Evra
Stand-in Manchester United skipper Patrice Evra has asked main rivals Manchester City to forget about the Premier League title this year, because the "Reds" are almost certain to retain it. ANI

Man U's Berbatov could rejoin Bayer Leverkusen
Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is set for talks over a return to Bayer Leverkusen. ANI

Ex-football star Windass wanted almost committed suicide twice last week
Former Premier League hero Dean Windass has revealed how he tried to commit suicide twice last week. ANI

KP 'motivated' to achieve 10,000 Test run target
England star cricketer Kevin Pietersen has vowed to achieve the 10,000 Test run benchmark and maintain his average above 50, indicating that he has regained his enthusiasm for the sport. ANI

Hilfenhaus back as leader of pack after 2011 barren run
Australian bowler Ben Hilfenhaus has emerged as the frontman of the pace attack, as evident from his three- wicket haul off five balls during the Perth Test series against India. ANI

Whistleblower warns several UK cricket spot-fixing scandal cases being 'swept under carpet'
Corruption is rife in English county cricket, a whistleblower, who exposed the latest spot-fixing scandal has warned. ANI

Van Wyk and Watling vie for Black Caps gloves
South African-born pair Kruger van Wyk and B J Watling are in a two-horse race to be New Zealand's new test wicketkeeper after incumbent Reece Young was axed today. ANI

Proteas to rest Kallis for remainder of ODI series against Lanka
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced two enforced changes as well as a rotational change to the Proteas squad for the remainder of the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. ANI

Cricket South Africa commercial manager resigns
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has received another setback after its commercial manager, Richard Glover, resigned from his post. ANI

Resurgent S. Africa gnawing at Australia's ODI top ranking
A seemingly resurgent South Africa is set to make further inroads on Australia's once comfortable lead at the top of the ICC one-day international rankings. ANI

KP says England won't sledge Pak on spot-fixing scandal in UAE series
England star batsman Kevin Pietersen has revealed that his side has made a pact on not to sledge the Pakistan team about the spot-fixing scandal that had sent shockwaves through cricket in 2010. ANI

Bacher agrees to give verbal statement on alleged 2003 World Cup pay-off
Former Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief Ali Bacher is expected to explain the alleged payment of Rand five million in bonuses when the country's sports ministry's inquiry into cricket resumes in Pretoria on Tuesday. ANI

Pakistani man breaks world record in indoor rowing
Mohammad Zubair broke the world record of individual longest continual rowing in Pakistan when he rowed 10 hours straight at a private fitness club on Saturday. ANI

Oz spinner Lyon expected to play in Adelaide Test against India
Australian spinner Nathan Lyon is set to regain his Test berth after receiving skipper Michael Clarke's backing ahead of the Adelaide Test against India. ANI

Skipper De Villiers backs Smith to hit form in S.Africa-Lanka ODIs
South African one-day captain AB de Villiers believes that opener Graeme Smith will strike form sooner than later, and admitted that he still plays a huge role in the side. ANI

Nadal slams Federer for snubbing players' campaign
Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has criticized fellow Grand Slam champion Roger Federer for failing to back a players' campaign to change the way tennis is organized and played. ANI

Maradona in Dubai hospital with kidney stones
Former Argentine football star Diego Maradona has visited a hospital here to get checked up for kidney stones. ANI

Daniel Radcliffe shuns English football, calls players 'cry babies'
Daniel Radcliffe, who has supported the West London side since his childhood, has blasted today's highly paid stars as "cry babies". ANI

Coleen and Wayne Rooney's styles mismatch during night out
Coleen and Wayne Rooney looked a little mismatched in the style stakes as they stepped out to celebrate her brother's birthday in Manchester over the weekend. ANI

Natasha Giggs covers her modesty with just a towel in new photoshoot
Merely days after being evicted from the 'Celebrity Big Brother' house, Natasha Giggs has stripped off for a photoshoot. ANI

Anderson says will not tone down aggression against Pakistan
England fast bowler James Anderson has warned that he will not tone down his aggressive style to help Anglo-Pakistani relations in Dubai. ANI

England pacer Broad hobbles out of Dubai net session
England right-arm fast bowler Stuart Broad suffered "heavy bruising" after a ball struck his foot in the nets here on Sunday. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone flaunts toned and tattooed bikini body in Maldives
In newly-released pictures from her recent holiday in the Maldives, Tamara Ecclestone looks tanned and toned as she wades in the crystal-clear water in a revealing Missoni bikini. ANI

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