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Jemima Khan compares notes on racist Twitter abuse with Kate Rothschild
Jemima Khan proved that she was still close with her brother's estranged wife, Kate Goldsmith, despite the banking heiress' alleged infidelity and the couple's bitter public spat on Twitter. ANI

Magic Johnson still going strong with wife of 20 years
Magic Johnson and his wife, Cookie, showed their relationship is still going strong after 20 years of marriage, as the couple enjoyed a holiday in Italy. ANI

Wayne Bridge fights with guest at Una Healy and Ben Foden's wedding
Man City's Wayne Bridge came to blows with a guest at Ben Foden and Una Healy's wedding over a John Terry song. ANI

Bodybuilder Emma B opens up about bullying she faced over appearance
Model-turned-bodybuilder Emma B admitted that she has suffered bullying after she revealed her new physique ANI

ESPN STAR Sports launches 'My Country, My Cheer' Facebook application for fans
New Delhi, July 03 (ANI/Business Wire India) -- With just less than a month to go before the world's biggest sporting event, India sports fans can showcase and share their support for their national athletes with ESPN STAR Sports' launch of the "My Country, My Cheer" Facebook application. ANI

Afridi set to shoulder anti-polio drive in Pakistan
The Prime Minister's Polio Monitoring Cell and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in an effort to change the negative perceptions regarding anti-polio vaccines have taken a decision to engage popular cricketer Shahid in Pakistan's anti polio drive. ANI

US track and field organization sets target of 30 medals during London Olympics
The USA Track and Field (USATF), which is the umbrella organization for any kind of track events in America has set an ambitious target of 30 medals during the London Olympics. ANI

McLaren's Hamilton admits champion Vettel could dominate rest of season
McLaren's ace driver Lewis Hamilton has warned other Formula One drivers Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel's 'ridiculous' speed advantage could help him dominate the rest of the season. ANI

2012 Olympic medals locked in Tower of London
The prized Olympics and Paralympic medals have been locked up in the Tower of London vaults. ANI

Wimbledon 2012: Hawkeye says linesmen get three of ten original calls wrong
Former tennis players like John McEnroe continue to insist that there is a need for introducing Hawkeye, the electronic eye at major tennis tournaments like Wimbledon in the wake of linesmen getting their original decisions wrong three out of ten times. ANI

Lara Bingle fails to show up at court over driving case
Lara Bingle was nowhere to be seen in Waverley Court, where she was to appear to face driving charges. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone steps out au-naturel for work out session
Tamara Ecclestone recently ventured out wearing almost no make-up, while heading to a Pilates class in central London. ANI

Alex Gerrard displays superb beach body while holidaying in Las Vegas
Despite having already had three children, Steven Gerrard's wife Alex showed off a body most women would die for, while on vacation in the US. ANI

United targets 25m pounds rated Portuguese midfielder Moutinho
Manchester United is closing in on FC Porto 25 million pound rated attacking midfielder Joao Moutinho after getting fed up of Tottenham Hotspurs' tactics to retain star midfielder Luka Modric. ANI

Spanish manager Del Bosque becomes first to complete treble of CL, WC and Euros
Spanish coach Vicente Del Bosque has engrossed his name in the history of football by completing a treble of winning three major tournaments as a manager, which includes the Champions League during his spell as Real Madrid manager, the World Cup and the Euro Cup with the Spanish national team. ANI

Mike Tyson 'saved by movie'
A film about Mike Tyson - produced when he was seen by Hollywood and the public at large as "somebody who didn't belong in society" - saved the controversial former boxer from his "pariah" tag and almost single-handedly paved the way in remaking his image. ANI

Uganda athletes undergo doping test ahead of Olympics
The World Anti-Doping Agency has carried out doping tests for body enhancing substances on Ugandan athletes heading to the Olympics in London this month. ANI

Ryder escapes severe punishment, gets reprimand
Jesse Ryder has escaped severe punishment and got a reprimand during his Cricket Wellington (CW) code of conduct hearing. ANI

New Zealand drops two places in Twenty20 rankings
New Zealand has dropped two places in the ICC Twenty20 cricket rankings following their 2-0 series loss to the West Indies in the United States. ANI

Gillespie ruled out of Windies Test series after failing to recover from ankle injury
Fast bowler Mark Gillespie has been ruled out of New Zealand's Test series against the West Indies after failing to recover from an ankle injury. ANI

Striker Torres says Spain's young team could rule football for years to come
Fernando Torres has said the current European and world champions Spain could go on to keep winning more trophies in years to come since the team comprises of several youngsters. ANI

Whatmore wants Pak selectors to pick Misbah in T20 probables list
Pakistan cricket team coach Dav Whatmore wants selectors to pick senior batsman and team's Test and one-day captain Misbahul-Haq in the preliminary list of 30 probables for the ICC World Twenty20. ANI

Arthur believes it will take another two years for Cummins's body to mature
Australia coach Mickey Arthur has said that young teenage pace sensation Pat Cummins will face injuries as he grows into his body. ANI

Injured Dernbach to miss ODI series against Australia
Pacer Jade Dernbach will not play for England in the remaining ODIs against Australia after he suffered a side strain during the second match at The Oval. ANI

Robbie Williams pulls out of Olympic ceremony over wife's due date
Robbie Williams is so eager to be at the birth of his child, that he won't be performing at the Olympics' closing ceremony. ANI

Mario Balotelli thrilled over baby news
Mario Balotelli's former girlfriend Raffaella Fico says she has told him she is expecting his baby - and he's thrilled. ANI

Alan Shearer gets tongue-tied by putting Spain success down to 'sex'
English footie legend Alan Shearer was left red-faced, after he put Spain's Euro glory down to sex. ANI

AVB set for 3-yr-deal as Spurs' new manager
Former Porto manager Andre Villas-Boas flew into London on Monday to sign a three-year deal with Tottenham Hotspurs to become the club's new manager. ANI

'Mobbed' Serena blasts Wimbledon bosses, demands security review
Tennis ace Serena Williams blasted Wimbledon bosses after being 'mobbed' by fans following her win over Yaroslava Shvedova, and has demanded for a security review. ANI

Fabregas credits being 'bunch of normal players' for Spain's spectacular success
Spain's influential midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said the record-breaking Euro Cup winning team is more than just a team, and is actually a group of normal human beings, who share a special bond with each other. ANI

Diet of 16 bananas per day secret behind Blake's blazing success
The secret behind sprinter Yohan Blake's brilliant success in the recently conducted Jamaican Olympic trials has been revealed, and it is a diet of 16 bananas a day. ANI

'Magnanimous' Torres skipped chance to score to allow 'struggling' Mata bag Euro glory
Spanish star striker Fernando Torres, who won the Golden Boot in the Euro 2012, has said that he was happier setting up teammate Juan Mata for Spain's fourth goal in the tournament final than scoring himself against Italy. ANI

Kim Kardashian thinks of marriage every time she falls in love
Kim Kardashian has revealed that she plans her wedding as soon as she meets a new man, because she falls in love so quickly. ANI

Bolt aware 'beast' Blake now favourite at London 2012 following consecutive wins
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake handed Olympic champion Usain Bolt his first defeat at 200 meters in five years, just 48 hours after trouncing him over the 100 meter stretch. ANI

Ten Spanish players including 'best player' Iniesta named in UEFA 'all-star' Euro squad
The Union of European Football Associations' (UEFA) technical studies group released the 23-man all-star squad of Euro 2012, which consisted of ten Spanish players, including 'player of the tournament' Andres Iniesta. ANI

PCB might scupper former Test players' 'lapsed' employment contracts
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may review the employment contracts of several former Test players after it notified them that their employment contracts with the board had lapsed on June 30th and might not be renewed again. ANI

Pollock criticises BCCI for obstructing universal implementation of DRS
Legendary South African batsman Graeme Pollock has criticized the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for again obstructing the universal implementation of the Decision Review System (DRS). ANI

England could still miss Pietersen: Arthur
Australia coach Mickey Arthur believes England could still miss their star batsman Kevin Pietersen, despite winning four successive one-day internationals since he retired from limited overs cricket. ANI

Andy Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears reveals penchant for painting
Andy Murray's girlfriend Kim Sears has occupied herself with her new blog, revealing her love of painting, while the Tennis star is busy at Wimbledon. ANI

PCB searching for sponsors to allow use of DRS in ODI series against Australia in UAE
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is keen to use the Decision Review System (DRS) and is trying to have it employed for their one-day series against Australia in August. ANI

'Tweet surge' sees Twitter set new record during Euro final
Social networking site Twitter saw a new record being set during the Euro 2012 final between Spain and Italy. ANI

Pearce insists Becks omitted from Team GB squad for 'football reasons' only
Team Great Britain (GB) manager Stuart Pearce has said that his decision to not pick David Beckham in the squad for the London Olympics was made purely for football reasons. ANI

Mario Balotelli gets another chance from pregnant ex Raffaela Fico
Mario Balotelli's former girlfriend Raffaela Fico has decided to give the footie star another chance, after the Italian model discovered she was pregnant with his baby. ANI

'Triple medallist' Torres keen to put convoluted season behind him
Spanish forward Fernando Torres has expressed keenness to put the memories of a complicated season with his club Chelsea and national team behind him despite winning three medals. ANI

Federer insists bad back won't wreck record 7th Wimbledon title bid
Ace tennis player Roger Federer has insisted a bad back will not be able to stop him from winning a record seventh Wimbledon title, after the Swiss required treatment during his 7-6 6-1 4-6 6-3 win over Belgian Xavier Malisse. ANI

Kiwis summon Test specialists to cover for 'injury-hit' ODI squad against Windies
Test specialists Brendon McCullum, Neil Wagner, Chris Martin, Daniel Vettori and Kruger van Wyk have all been asked to join the New Zealand squad earlier than their scheduled time in order to give a boost to their injury-hit one-day squad. ANI

Fast bowling expert Pont says Oz youngster Cummins has 'injury prone' action
Ian Pont who is widely regarded as an expert on bowling actions, has said Australia's teenage fast bowler Pat Cummins needs to work on his bowling action, as it has some flaws which make it injury prone. ANI

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