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Man U striker Diouf joins Hannover
Senegalese striker Mama Biram Diouf has moved to Hannover from Manchester United and will join his new teammates on Monday. ANI

Mourinho in line for City job if Mancini fails to deliver
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho had said a few days back that he isn't sure about his future with the club, and if reports are to be believed, he could make a return to the English Premier League sooner than expected. ANI

Liverpool's 'racist' supporter arrested by police over 'monkey' gesture
Merseyside Police last night arrested a 59-year old man from north Wales after Liverpool's 2-1 win over Manchester United, for an alleged monkey gesture which is considered to be racist. ANI

Ferguson bewildered by 'sickening blow' of Man U defeat
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has described his team's last gasp defeat to Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth-round clash as a 'sickening blow'. ANI

'India's 'insipid performance' made Oz look better than it is during recent Test series'
India's insipid performance in the recently concluded Test series against Australia has made the latter look better than it is, an article in a daily has said, pointing out that Australia had lost a Test against New Zealand seven weeks ago. ANI

My 70-year-old granddad taught me how to bicycle kick: Van Persie
London, Jan 29(AN1): Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie has revealed that his 70-year old grand father Wim taught him how to bicycle kick almost 21 years ago when he was still a child. ANI

Dereck Chisora splashes out on black taxi ahead of big fight with Dr Ironfist
Dereck Chisora, who is to face WBC champion Vitali Klitschko, AKA Dr Ironfist, in Munich on February 18, has bought himself a black cab. ANI

Saudi Arabian women to watch football games for 1st time
For the first time in Saudi Arabia, women will be allowed to watch football matches. ANI

Margaret Court under fire for linking abuse and homosexuality
Margaret Court has sparked fury among gay and equal rights activists for saying that homosexuality is often the result of sexual abuse. ANI

Pakistan Cricket Board, Abu Dhabi Cricket Club reject 'racism' claims amid UAE series
Both Pakistan Cricket Board and the Abu Dhabi Cricket Club have denied claims of a racial segregation between Pakistani and England fans in the ongoing Test series in the United Arab Emirates. ANI

Victory against England in Abu Dhabi will earn Pak team world's respect: Misbah
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has said he hoped his team's victory against England in the Test series in Abu Dhabi will earn them respect from the cricketing world after a turbulent period which tarnished their image. ANI

Veterans like Cannavaro and Fowler ready to shine in India's Premier League Soccer
Indian football fans can now see some of world football's most famous veterans playing in the newly launched Premier League Soccer (PLS). ANI

Australian Open set to witness record attendance
This year's Australian Open could see a record turnout and tonight's final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic could push the number of spectators close to the 700,000 mark for the first time ever. ANI

Police report filed after fight breaks out between stars of 'Basketball Wives'
'Basketball Wives' participant Jennifer Williams was reportedly involved in a brawl with cast member Evelyn Lozada's assistant Nia Crooks. ANI

Lee Hendrie declared bankrupt after owing 200k pounds in debts
Former Premier League footballer Lee Hendrie, who used to earn 24,000 pounds-a-week when he was still playing, has been declared bankrupt after racking up debts of almost 200,000 pounds. ANI

Andy Farrell wants son to follow in Becks' footsteps
Former rugby league hero Andy Farrell has told his son Owen to use David Beckham as his perfect role model to fame and glory. ANI

Boycott 'loses three houses' following England's 72 run defeat in Abu Dhabi Test
Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott had joked in his match commentary on the third day of the Abu Dhabi Test that he would sell his three houses if his side lost the match. ANI

Hulk Hogan turned down 'The Wrestler' role
Hulk Hogan has revealed that he had turned down the chance to star in Oscar-nominated movie 'The Wrestler' because he felt that he wouldn't be taken seriously as an actor. ANI

Glamour model claims Mario Balotelli begged her for outdoor sex
The glamour model who alleges that she had an affair with Mario Balotelli, has revealed that the footie star sent her saucy texts begging for outdoor romps. ANI

Queen Elizabeth and Mike Tyson in pigeon race face-off
The Queen had a face off with Mike Tyson, as she took on the boxing legend on Saturday in a pigeon race dubbed as The Flight of the Century. ANI

Posh not reuniting with Spice Girls for Queen's Diamond Jubilee gig
Victoria Beckham will not be part of the 'Spice Girls' reunion for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert, even though there had been talks of the band coming together for the show earlier. ANI

PCB to announce reward for Pak winning cricket team over victory against England
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf has said that the board would announce reward for national cricket team after their return from Abu Dhabi. ANI

Afridi congratulates Pak team for splendid victory against England in Abu Dhabi Test series
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has congratulated his team for a splendid victory against England in Test series in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan defeated England in 2nd Test, and also won the series 2-0 on Saturday. ANI

Murray aims for number one ranking by end of season
Andy Murray feels he is good enough to become the world's number one player and is determined to surpass the three tennis stalwarts who stand above him on tennis rankings before the end of the year. ANI

Long walks with Frank Lampard key to Christine Bleakley's relaxation
Christine Bleakley finds that an evening walk with her fiance is the best way to clear her head and unwind at the end of the day. ANI

Gary Lineker tries to end jibes over his oversized ears
Gary Lineker, who has embraced his oversized body parts and traded off their comedy effect, took to Twitter to put an end to jibes over his ears. ANI

Clarke sends stern warning to beleaguered Marsh
Australian captain Michael Clarke has told under-pressure Shaun Marsh to put some runs on the board if he intends to be a part of the Australian team for long. ANI

Ashes failure stirred Clarke to perform magnificently against India
Australian captain Michael Clarke believes his shoddy performances last summer during the Ashes have enthused him to perform magnificently against India in the recently concluded Test series. ANI

Newly crowned Oz Open champ Azarenka 'hungry' for more big trophy spoils
Newly crowned World No.1 tennis ace Victoria Azarenka is now looking forward to winning many more Grand Slam titles. ANI

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