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Londoners protest against plans to place surface-to-air missiles on buildings during Olympics
East Londoners are protesting against a government's move to station surface-to-air missiles on the roofs of their rented flats during the London Olympics. ANI

London 2012 hopefuls and ex medallists glam up for photoshoot
Previous Olympic medallists such as sprinter Linford Christie and hurdlers Kriss Akabusi and Sally Gunnell, were joined by some of Britain's greatest London 2012 hopefuls for a glamorous photoshoot in their finery. ANI

Two Hot Wheels cars set new record with double loop dare
A rally car driver and a stuntman set a new record by driving two Hot Wheels cars through a 66ft high double loop track at the X Games in Los Angeles. ANI

Murder near Games site puts question mark over Olympics security
The security of spectators and athletes visiting Britain during this year's Olympics has been criticized following the murder of a young man at a prestigious shopping centre next to the gates of the main Games park. ANI

How Olympic champ Chris Hoy got his 'Golden Thighs'
The diet that gives Scottish track cyclist Chris Hoy, who has earned the nickname 'Golden Thighs' because of his whopping 27 inch thighs, has finally been revealed. ANI

My party girl rep is least of my worries, says Stephanie Rice
Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice, who recently attracted criticism for posting racy snaps on Twitter, has said that she is going into the Olympics focussed. ANI

An Olympic champ Fatima Whitbread's infertility problem finally ends in joy
Former British javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread has revealed that her IVF anguish has finally ended in joy. ANI

Ashley Young dropped off from energy drink ad after missing Euro penalty
Ashley Young was axed from a major advertising campaign just hours after missing out on his vital penalty shot against Italy. ANI

Lara Bingle's 'celebrity life over' after reality TV show flops
Lara Bingle may have killed her career by starring in an ill-advised reality TV show about her life, a leading celebrity agent says. ANI

Organisers want Posh to perform with Spice Girls at Olympics
David Beckham's Olympic dream may be over after being snubbed off from England's football squad, but organisers still want his wife Victoria to appear to spice up the games. ANI

Cameron forecasts £13 billion bonanza from London Olympics
Britain Prime Minister David Cameron has predicted that the London Olympics could give a 13 billion pound boost to the country. ANI

Aleem Dar becomes seventh umpire to stand in 150 ODIs
Pakistan's Aleem Dar of the Elite Panel of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Umpires has become only the seventh umpire in the history of the sport to officiate in 150 one-day internationals. ANI

PCB hopes to earn profit from 'home' series against Australia
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expecting to make a profit of around Rs.450 million from its 'home' series against Australia to be organised in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ANI

Banned Kaneria unlikely to play in Pakistan, says PCB
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that it is highly unlikely that leg spinner Danish Kaneria will be allowed to play now even if he appeals against his ban over a spot fixing charge. ANI

Boobs are proof men can pay attention to 2 things at once, says Warnie
Shane Warne, who quickly reverted to his shabby ways as soon as fiancee Elizabeth Hurley turned her back for a moment, proved that his style is not as bad as his sense of humour. ANI

PCB chief refutes spot-fixing Butt's innocence claims
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has rejected spot-fixing convict Salman Butt's claims of innocence, saying the former captain was just expressing his personal views. ANI

Working hard to get fit for Oz cricket summer has been worth it, says Ponting, wife
Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting is sweating it out in the gym to ensure he starts this year's Australian summer in peak condition. ANI

Nicole Scherzinger rings in 34th bday with Lewis Hamilton in London
Nicole Scherzinger jetted over to London to celebrate her 34th birthday with racer boyfriend Lewis Hamilton. ANI

Schumacher on brink of sensational F1 breakthrough at Silverstone
Grand Prix race legend Michael Schumacher is being touted to be on the brink of a sensational F1 breakthrough at Silverstone. ANI

Porto star Moutinho believes AVB will be huge success as Spurs' manager
Porto and Portugal star Joao Moutinho, tipped to be Andre Villas-Boas' first signing at Tottenham Hot Spurs, believes the former Porto manager will be a huge success at White Hart Lane. ANI

Hodgson says getting Three Lions fans 'to sing again' was biggest success of Euro 2012
England manager Roy Hodgson has said that winning back the support of England fans was his biggest success of the Euro 2012. ANI

Plenty at stake for Oz all-rounder Smith in ODIs against Poms
Australian all-rounder Steve Smith, who earned in the vicinity of a million dollars as one of Australia's highest paid players last year, is now being made to sing for his supper. ANI

Spaniard Ferrer quashes American Roddick's dream of Wimbledon title
Though he is not saying so, American tennis star Andy Roddick maybe seriously thinking of retiring from the sport after he saw his dream of winning Wimbledon shattered by Spaniard David Ferrer after taking the first set. ANI

Finn leads race to be quickest pacer
England fast bowler Steven Finn is winning his speed-gun battle with the Australian pair of Brett Lee and Pat Cummins in the ongoing one-day series between the two sides. ANI

Italy's Buffon claims Premier League cheating England squad
Italy's football captain and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon believes the Premier League is cheating on the England national team. ANI

England cricketers to face HMRC quiz on tax loophole
England cricket stars would be facing an tax investigation into a loophole that could be saving players thousands of pounds a year. ANI

Hamilton to break 'McLaren' tradition by demanding to keep Silverstone race-winning trophies
Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton will demand to be allowed to keep his Silverstone race-winning trophies in a 100 million pound showdown with McLaren over his new contract. ANI

Hodgson insists 'England must remain English' and not ape Spain ahead of Brazil 2014 World Cup
Three Lions' manager Roy Hodgson has insisted England must remain English and not try to ape World Champions Spain. ANI

LA Galaxy ready to prise Lampard off Chelsea for team up with Becks
American soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy are ready to make a fresh move to prise Frank Lampard away from Chelsea and make him a team-mate of David Beckham's team-mate in Major League Soccer in the United States. ANI

Tyson Fury backs Haye to win Upton Park bout
Tyson Fury is backing David Haye to win in the battle of Upton Park. ANI

Tyson Fury convinced about taking heavyweight title from Klitschko
Tyson Fury has said that his dream of winning a world heavyweight championship against reigning Ukrainian boxer champion Vitali Klitschko will happen, but only when he is 'ready'. ANI

Paragliding lures tourists to Solang Nala
Paragliding attracts large number of domestic and foreign tourists to hill town of Solang Nala near Manali in Himachal Pradesh. ANI

Olympians strike a chord with youth at Kolkata marathon
A large number of Olympians participated in the Kolkata city leg of Olympic Day Run (ODR) over the weekend, with a motive to inspire the youth to come forward and venture into such territories. ANI

Richard Branson reaches for champagne after shelving kite-surf bid
Richard Branson, who failed in his attempt break the record for the oldest person to kite-surf across the English Channel, was still more than happy to pop open a bottle of champagne to toast the unsuccessful venture. ANI

Wimbledon pigeon-scaring hawk Rufus stolen
A hawk that was tasked with chasing off pigeons at Wimbledon's tennis championships has been stolen. ANI

Ex-England cricketer Nixon says was offered 5m pounds by Indian bookie to fix Leicester matches
Former England and Leicestershire cricketer Paul Nixon has revealed how he was once offered a mind-boggling five million pounds by an Indian bookie to spot-fix matches in domestic cricket in England. ANI

Warner to shelve plans to switch-hit 'dangerman' Swann
Australian opener David Warner has said he will shelve plans to switch hit "danger" off-spinner Graeme Swann unless Australia was in control ahead of their second ODI at The Oval against England. ANI

Prandelli believes Balotelli 'now has attitude to match talent' ahead Euro 2012 showdown with Spain
Italian coach Cesare Prandelli has praised Mario Balotelli's attitude ahead of Sunday's Euro 2012 final with Spain. ANI

Spanish coach sheds 'boring' tag for 'all out attack' ahead of Euro finals
Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque has defended his team from accusations of being boring by saying that he will play "three attackers" against Italy in Sunday night's Euro 2012 final. ANI

Ex-champ Johnson believes 'descendants of slaves' will clinch medals in Olympic sprint finals
Former Olympic champion Michael Johnson believes black American and Caribbean sprinters, who are believed to have been descended from slaves having a 'superior athletic gene', will win medals in the London 2012 sprint finals. ANI

Warner believes 'much vaunted' England pacemen are 'gettable'
Australian opener David Warner believes England's celebrated bowling line-up is "gettable". ANI

Kirpans allowed inside stadiums during 2012 Olympics
Sikhs can heave a sigh of relief as kirpans have been exempted from the list of "restricted" items that would not allowed inside the stadiums during the London Olympics. ANI

Olympic fans 'can carry food but can't eat it inside stadium'
Under new Olympic rules, fans who have "too much" food on them will be told "you can take it in but you're banned from eating it!" ANI

Tsonga hoping to dance all the way to Wimbledon glory
French tennis star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is hoping to dance all the way to Wimbledon glory. ANI

Becks to make 'Olympics' appearance despite Team GB omission
Iconic soccer player David Beckham is set to attend the London Olympics despite being left disappointed after missing out on selection for Team GB. ANI

Windies crush Black Caps in Twenty20
New Zealand has made an awful start to their cricket tour against the West Indies.n sweltering heat in Lauderhill, Florida, the West Indies won the first Twenty20 international by 56 runs. ANI

Cricket's 'bad boy' Ryder admits hitting rock bottom before making turnaround
International cricket's "Bad Boy", Jesse Ryder, appears to be sorting out his booze-related problems, which resulted in him losing out on a New Zealand Cricket central contract for the 2012-13 season. ANI

Easy life, free booze and parties part of IPL culture: Jesse Ryder
Out-of-favour New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder, who has admitted to have hit rock bottom in his international sporting career, has revealed that the four year old Indian Premier League (IPL) is one big party. ANI

Wimbledon 2012: Kazakhstani wildcard Shvedova creates history with first 'golden set'
Kazakhstan's wildcard entry in this year's Wimbledon Yaroslava Shvedova created history by becoming the first player to win a set in a grand slam without conceding a point. ANI

Mancini overtakes Fergie in wages stakes with new 'lengthy Man City deal'
Interim Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has agreed to a lengthy new contract at the soccer club that will take him past Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson in the Premier League managers' wage table. ANI

'Golden boy' Phelps pips Lochte in final duel at Olympic trials
American star swimmer Michael Phelps has defeated rival Ryan Lochte to win the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. ANI

Wayne Rooney turns to alcohol on US break after Euro disappointment
Wayne Rooney was spotted downing booze while taking a dip with wife Coleen on a three-week break in the US, after England were dumped out of the Euros by Italy. ANI

Mario Balotelli missing pet dog during Euro tournament
Mario Balotelli, who hit the two goals that saw off Germany in the semi-final, has missed his dog Lucky so much that he has asked a friend to send video clips to his phone. ANI

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