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South Africa wins rain-affected third ODI to claim series
South Africa won the third one-day international against Sri Lanka by four runs through the Duckworth Lewis method on Tuesday at Bloemfontein. ANI

Maradona was co-operative and polite during surgery: Doctor
Dr Yassir Jasem, who operated on football legend Diego Maradona to remove his kidney stones, has said that Maradona was co-operative and polite during the surgery. ANI

Sell Drogba if you want Torres in form: Ancelotti
Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti believes it is important for Chelsea to sell Didier Drogba if they want Fernando Torres to start scoring. ANI

ATP World Tour boss Drewett describe claims of a players strike as 'sensational'
Recently appointed ATP World Tour executive chairman and president Brad Drewett has played down claims of disgruntlement amongst top tennis players and termed claims of a looming strike as 'sensational'. ANI

Sikkim to host star studded charity soccer match
Sikkim will be hosting a star studded charity soccer match, that will see the likes of Dutch superstar Rudd Gullit and Colombian maverick Carlos Valderrama's team lock horns with Indian soccer icon Baichung Bhutia's United Sikkim Football Club on Sunday. ANI

I will not go in for a wedding dress like Katie Price, says Christine Bleakley
Christine Bleakley, who has admitted to being partial to a spot of fake tan much like Katie Price, has confirmed that she doesn't prefer a My Big Fat Gypsy style wedding dress. ANI

Ajmal happy to have proved critics wrong by taking England left-handers' wickets
Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal says he's happy to have proved his critics wrong by claiming the wickets of four left-handed batsmen in the first test against England on Tuesday. ANI

Ryan bragged he could bed us too if he wanted, say Natasha Giggs' sisters
Haley and Kerrie Lever, who have loyally stuck by Natasha Giggs throughout her illicit affair ordeal, said that Ryan boasted he could bed them as well and regularly belittled them in front of his pals. ANI

amon Hill advises Lewis Hamilton to sort out private life
Damon Hill has urged Lewis Hamilton to take better control of his life, if he wants to dominate Formula 1 again. ANI

Becks' underwear ad gets Super Bowl slot
A commercial featuring David Beckham in skin tight skivvies he designed is all set to make its debut during the 2nd quarter of the Super Bowl on Feb. 5. ANI

Ricky Hatton says meeting Ali his 'proudest moment'
Boxer Ricky Hatton says that despite all his achievements, his 'proudest' moment was when he met his idol Muhammad Ali, who just turned 70 on Tuesday. ANI

Mitchell Starc getting used to coping with "rigours of first-class cricket"
Rookie Aussie paceman Mitchell Starc has said he is starting to build the resilience required by a fast bowler to "cope with the rigours of first-class cricket." ANI

Natasha Giggs seen with hubby Rhodri once again
Rhodri Giggs and his estranged wife Natasha have been pictured together for the first time since the 'Celebrity Big Brother' star claimed that she had an affair with her brother-in-law Ryan Giggs for eight years. ANI

UK wins Captain Scott's 100th anniversary cricket match in South Pole
A team of British adventurers has won a cricket match played against a team of scientists from all over the world at the South Pole, to mark the 100th anniversary of Captain Scott's arrival there. ANI

Coleen Rooney strips down to bikini for photoshoot
Coleen Rooney flaunted her feminine figure in a bikini, while shooting for the Littlewoods campaign in Miami. ANI

We hate Ryan for what he's done, say Natasha Giggs' sisters
Haley and Kerrie Lever, who have loyally stuck by Natasha Giggs throughout her illicit affair ordeal, have finally broken their silence to reveal the true extent of their family's torment and why they will always hate "cruel and vile" Ryan. ANI

Tinchy Stryder and Mario Balotelli collaborate to produce T-shirts
Tinchy Stryder and Mario Balotelli have produced a T-shirt based on the Man City striker's "Why Always Me?" slogan, the proceeds of which will go to a charity of the footballer's choosing. ANI

Ajmal can win series for Pakistan: Vaughan
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes if the English batsmen don't learn to play Pakistani bowler Saeed Ajmal, they will lose the Test series. ANI

Bill Clinton pays tribute to Muhammad Ali on his 70th birthday
Former US president Bill Clinton has paid his tribute to boxing champion Muhammad Ali on his 70th birthday. ANI

Australia starving for series whitewash claims Warner
Australian opener David Warner believes Australia's hunger to complete a series whitewash against India will make a difference in the fourth Test match at Adelaide. ANI

Haddin should be given another chance though Wade's ready: Warne
Former Australian spinner Shane Warne has backed under-siege Brad Haddin to remain the team's wicketkeeper, but says his Melbourne Stars teammate Matthew Wade is ready to replace him. ANI

Confident Warner 'fine' to play against India despite despite dizzy spells
Australian opener Dave Warner believes he should be fine to play in next week's fourth Test in Adelaide against India despite some worrying dizzy spells. ANI

Canadian-led research team develops new model to anticipate Olympics disease outbreak
A research team led by St. Michael's Hospital's Dr. Kamran Khan is teaming up with British authorities to anticipate and track the risk for an infectious disease outbreak at the London Olympics this summer. ANI

Cheryl Cole 'talking to ex-hubby everyday hoping for reconciliation'
Cheryl Cole, who has failed to sever ties with ex-husband Ashley, is reportedly talking to him everyday in a bid to rekindle their romance. ANI

Offering amnesty to players not new to Pakistan cricket: PCB official
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official has said that offering amnesty to its players is not new to Pakistan. ANI

Afridi appointed UN anti-narcotics goodwill ambassador
Former Pakistan cricket skipper Shahid Afridi has been named a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations anti-narcotics agency. ANI

Ali is No 1 on Murray's want to meet list
British tennis ace Andy Murray has expressed his admiration for Muhammad Ali, and described him as the one sportsman he would most like to meet. ANI

ECB unit may talk to whistle blower Palladino on English county cricket spot fixing
The England and Wales Cricket Board's anti-corruption unit has revealed that it wants to speak to Tony Palladino, the whistle-blower who reported Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield for spot-fixing, to see whether he can help them uncover more corruption in English cricket. ANI

Pak spinner Ajmal dismisses Willis' suspect action charge
Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has dismissed former England fast bowler Bob Willis' charge of him having a suspect action, especially when it comes to bowling the "doosra". ANI

Kelly Brook credits sex for incredible figure
Kelly Brook has attributed 'plenty of sex', as the secret behind her envious figure. ANI

Cyclist in run-in with Shane Warne hits back at road rash claims
The cyclist who was allegedly involved in a confrontation with Shane Warne in Melbourne yesterday has come out with his version of the events, and claimed that it was the spin bowler who had displayed aggressive behaviour. ANI

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