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Headingley, Edgbaston not to host Ashes
The Headingley in Leeds and Edgbaston in Birmingham will not host Ashes Tests matches in 2013, while Durham's Riverside Ground will host an Ashes Test for the first time. ANI

Murray slams tennis legend Wade for branding him 'drama queen'
British number one Tennis player Andy Murray has criticized legendary tennis player Virginia Wade for branding him a 'drama queen' during his second round French Open match, where he suffered a crippling back spasm. ANI

Capello to reignite Index for rating England players during Euros
Former England manager Fabio Capello would be rating his former players through his much talked about Capello Index, which would return for the Euro Cup. ANI

Man U's legendary goalkeeper Schmeichel returns to club as 'ambassador'
Manchester United's legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel would return to the club in an ambassadorial role. ANI

England's preparation for Euros hit a major snag after Lampard gets ruled out
Veteran midfielder Frank Lampard has been ruled out of the Euro Cup due to a thigh injury, which has left England's preparation for the tournament in tatters. ANI

Doc tells Abidal he can play again
Barcelona star Eric Abidal, who is recovering from liver transplant operation, has been told that he play again. ANI

'Special' Brendan can bring back glory days to Liverpool: Mourinho
Real Madrid chief Jose Mourinho believes that Liverpool's new coach Brendan Rodgers can bring back the glory days to the club. ANI

Injury puts England's midfield plan in tatters for Euro 2012
England boss Roy Hodgson Euro 2012 plans are in tatters as rank Lampard was ruled out and injury concerns have increased over fellow midfielder Scott Parker. ANI

Cricket camp organized in Assam to unearth bowlers
A cricket camp was recently organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to unearth bowling talent. It attracted over 1200 participants. ANI

Top English judge says 'fixing in cricket must be eradicated'
One of England's top judges, who has rejected former county cricketer Mervyn Westfield and cricket agent Mazhar Majeed appeals, has said corruption in cricket must be eradicated. ANI

Pietersen must prove commitment to Test cricket following shorter form exit: Vaughan
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes Kevin Pietersen must prove his commitment for Test cricket to Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower. ANI

I want to be the best, says Becks
David Beckham has revealed that he always wants to be "the best" at everything he does. ANI

Bar Refaeli spotted 'hugging and kissing' Shaun White in NYC
Bar Refaeli, who had recently revealed that men don't hit on her, reportedly enjoyed a steamy night out with Olympic Gold Medalist Snowboarder Shaun White last weekend. ANI

Ferdinand fancies 'manager' role in Premier League post retirement
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has expressed his desire that he would like to be a manager in the Barclays Premier League. ANI

Bangladesh recalls Ashraful for tri-series in Zimbabwe
Bangladesh has recalled former captain Mohammad Ashraful in a 15-man squad for the tri-series Twenty20 competition in Zimbabwe next month. ANI

Get ready to burn your pockets to binge on beer at London Olympics!
Spectators will be forced to stump up the cash for food and drinks at the London Games, after reports emerged that it will cost people more than seven pounds for a pint of beer, which is more than double the national average. ANI

Veteran Yousuf believes he still has lot to offer to Pakistan cricket
Veteran batsman Mohammad Yousuf believes he can still offer a lot to Pakistan cricket after being overlooked for the Sri Lanka tour. ANI

Bolt says 'going to bed early' working well for him
Sprinter Usain Bolt, who ran a sensational 9.76 seconds to win the 100 meters at the Diamond League in Rome on Thursday, believes sleeping early these days is working well for him. ANI

Irish footie heroes warned about horny grannies
Ireland's football team who are presently in Tuscany in preparation of Euro 2012, have been warned about randy grannies at their training camp. ANI

Brit swimmer dumping Twitter during Olympics over 'cruel taunts'
Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington has dramatically announced that she is quitting Twitter during the London Games because of the "nasty" remarks she has received about the way she looks. ANI

Team to back Balotelli if subjected to racist rants during Euros, says coach Prandelli
Italy's football coach Cesare Prandelli has said he and his team will support striker Mario Balotelli should he be subjected to racism during the Euro 2012 in Ukraine and Poland. ANI

Chelsea closes £38m deal for Brazilian international Hulk
Chelsea has agreed to a deal of 38 million pounds for Porto and Brazilian striker Hulk. ANI

Pietersen's 'shock' retirement puts question marks over ODI's future in cricket: Report
Kevin Pietersen's shock retirement from the fifty over format of the game has put a question mark on the viability of the one-day format in today's game, according to cricket writer Dean Wilson. ANI

Pietersen to remain just Test wonder following rejection of his T20 playing plea
England batsman Kevin Pietersen announced his retirement from the fifty-over format cricket format on Thursday, however, he expressed his desire to continue playing in the Test format and the Twenty20 format. ANI

93 pc of soccer fans would support openly gay players
There is a popular conception that soccer fans create a culture of intolerance, which prohibits gay players coming out. ANI

Lt. Col. Dhoni to visit Siachen, Leh, J-K forward areas
Indian cricket captain and honorary Territorial Army Lt. Col. M.S. Dhoni will be visiting the Siachen base camp, forward areas in Jammu and Kashmir and Leh in Ladakh from June 2 to 7. ANI

UK court clears Sunderland's Titus Bramble of sexual assault charges
A UK court has cleared Sunderland defender Titus Bramble of sexual assault charges, involving two women. ANI

Jailed cricket agent Majeed and county player Westfield lose appeals against convictions
London-based cricket agent Mazhar Majeed, and former Essex fast bowler Mervyn Westfield would have to serve their allotted time in jail after their appeals against their convictions were rejected. ANI

Charles van Commenee denies calling Jessica Ennis 'fat'
Track and field athlete Jessica Ennis received a phone call from Charles van Commenee, with the UK Athletics chief denying that he was the one who dubbed her "fat". ANI

Former IBF champ Amir Khan demands boxing-ban on 'drug cheat' Lamont Peterson
Former IBF welterweight champion Amir Khan has said that Lamont Peterson should be banned from boxing for taking performance-enhancing drugs. ANI

Akram says thrill, fun and pressure generated in Indo-Pak matches 'unmatched'
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said the thrill, fun and the pressure that is created during an India-Pakistan match is simply unmatched, and added that Sialkot Stallions' participation in this year's Champions League Twenty20 will be good for the recommencement of cricketing ties between both neighbours. ANI

Misbah says cricket fans desperate to see Indo-Pak series
Pakistan One-Day and Test team captain Misbah-Ul-Haq has said cricketing ties between India and Pakistan should be revived as soon as possible, as fans in both the neighbouring countries are desperate to watch their teams play. ANI

UAE favourites to host Pak's home ODI series against Australia
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will most likely conduct the upcoming ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), immediately after Eid, which will be celebrated around August 22. ANI

Lara Bingle parts ways with manager and BFF Hermione Underwood
Lara Bingle and her BFF Hermione Underwood, whose relationship has withstood a series of setbacks, are said to be parting ways professionally. ANI

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