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Chantelle Houghton 'petrified' of giving birth
Chantelle Houghton, who is pregnant with her first child, has revealed that she is "petrified" of giving birth and hopes to have a quick labour with her daughter. ANI

Atlanta club deals with fallout from 'drunken n*ked' golf tournament
The leaders of an exclusive, 125-year-old Atlanta social club are cracking down on members after a letter from an outraged member claims golfers played n*ked, exposed themselves to female caddy, picked up golf balls with "n*ked butt cheeks." ANI

Pak leggie Kaneria to appear before ECB hearing into spot-fixing scandal
Pakistan leg spinner Danish Kaneria will leave for London this Thursday to appear before the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) hearing into spot-fixing from June 18. ANI

Pak team manager says players targeting quick turnaround after losing second ODI
Pakistan team manager Naveed Akram Cheema has said the team is targeting a quick turnaround in the one-day international (ODI) series against Sri Lanka after losing the second match of the series. ANI

Kelly Brook pours curves into skintight PVC outfits for razor ad
Kelly Brook showed off her curves into a variety of skintight PVC outfits for a new photoshoot, where she is seen shaving a bunch of men while pretending to be a barber. ANI

Zara Phillips gallops into British Olympic team
Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips is all set to compete in the equestrian event of London Olympics, 2012, after beating her rivals to the final place in the squad. ANI

Visa denial forces Pakistan's senior players' comeback from Europe
Three senior members of Pakistan's hockey team Waseem Ahmed, Shakeel Abbasi and Mohammad Imran were denied visas by the Royal Netherlands Embassy, which has ended their hopes of being a part of the training tour of Europe, according to the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF). ANI

BCB president hopeful of complete India tour this year
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Mustafa Kamal has expressed hope of sending national team for maiden full-fledged tour of India this year. ANI

Man. Vs. Wild host Grylls to become 'personal cheerleader' for tennis ace Murray during Games
Man vs. Wild host Bear Grylls will become the personal cheerleader to local gold medal tennis hope Andy Murray and the table tennis squad during the 2012 London Olympics. ANI

Limbless Frenchman set for intercontinental swim as part of global challenge
A man who has lost all his limbs is set to swim 25 km across the Red Sea from Taba in Egypt to Jordan's Aqaba as part of a global challenge. ANI

Strauss wants England to sharpen up against South Africa
England Test skipper Andrew Strauss has said his team lacked intensity in the third Test against West Indies and would need to sharpen up against South Africa later in the summer. ANI

Hamilton's future at McLaren still under cloud despite Canada GP triumph
The future of McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton, who won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, is still doubtful following McLaren chairman Ron Dennis' intriguing comments regarding the driver's future. ANI

Hamilton says this season's championship win would be sweeter than last title win
McLaren ace driver Lewis Hamilton has said he is not thinking about the drivers championship this season, but if he manages to win it this season, it would taste sweeter than his win in 2008. ANI

McLaren's Hamilton says he 'drove a**e out of car to win' Canadian GP
McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton, who won the Canadian Grand Prix, has said he drove the a**e off the car to win his first race of the current campaign in Montreal. ANI

Tino Best hopes record-breaking innings at Edgbaston would mark 'rebirth' as international cricketer
West Indies' Tino Best is hoping that his record-breaking 95 against England on the fourth day of the third Test at Edgbaston would mark his rebirth as an international cricketer. ANI

Typhoon fighter jets being kept on scramble to ward off airborne terror attacks during Olympics
Typhoon fighter jets, which have kept on stand by, would be able to reach Old Trafford in 20 minutes, if terrorists mount an air attack during the Olympics football matches. ANI

Former Brit footie undergoes world's first live hair transplant online
Sports pundit and former England footballer Michael Gray has become the first person ever to have his hair transplant operation broadcast live on the internet. ANI

Di Resta 'vows to bounce back with venom' after Canada defeat
Formula One driver Paul di Resta vowed to bounce back with venom after missing out on the chance to score valuable points in the Canadian Grand Prix. ANI

Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren flaunts bikini body in Bahamas
Tiger Woods' former wife Elin Nordegren hit the beach in the Bahamas showing off her fantastic bikini body. ANI

Ex footie star Fevola credits 'Dancing With The Stars' for saving marriage
Former AFL star Brendan Fevola, who has been booted out of 'Dancing With The Stars', has credited the show for turning his life around. ANI

US swimmer Ryan Lochte to turn fashion designer post retirement
American swimmer Ryan Lochte has revealed that he would like to quit the sport one day to pursue his real passion of fashion design. ANI

Lineker cleared of 'French accent' racial abuse directed at Wenger
Former English footballer Gary Lineker was cleared of racially abusing Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger during a match in April. ANI

Cheryl Cole calls ex hubby Ashley 'tone deaf'
Cheryl Cole joked about her former footie star husband Ashley being tone deaf, while giving a radio interview. ANI

Woods' former coach says Tiger 'man to beat' during US Open
Tennis ace Tiger Woods' former coach Butch Harmon, who coached him from 1993-2004, believes the former champion could end his four-year Major drought at San Francisco's Olympic Club by winning the US Open. ANI

Pacquiao's mother, Philippine army asks for Bradley rematch after contentious verdict
Manny Pacquiao's mother Dionisia and the Philippine Army have demanded a rematch against new WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley, who won the title through a controversial split decision in Las Vegas on Sunday. ANI

Octopus Paul wannabes finding it hard to emulate his 'psychic' predictions during Euros
Paul the Octopus, who became a global phenomenon when he predicted the right winner of eight World Cup matches two years ago, has become a hard act to follow, as most animal soothsayers have struggled so far to predict the right winners during the ongoing Euro Cup. ANI

Torres insists Spain can win all Euro games to retain crown
Spaniard striker Fernando Torres has cranked up the heat on rivals Ireland by insisting that Spain can win all their remaining Euro games to retain their crown. ANI

Football goons disguised in England t-shirts running amok in Euros
Football goons in Ukraine are putting on England t-shirts as a disguise before going on a run riot, according to one of Britain's top policeman. ANI

Hamilton insists 'battling' Button 'still a deadly threat'
Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton has warned that his troubled team-mate Jenson Button is still a deadly title threat and needs to be watched. ANI

Sammy confident of West Indies beating England in ODI series
West Indies captain Darren Sammy has said his side expects to win their upcoming one-day series against England after finishing the Test campaign with a flourish. ANI

Bell will replace Pietersen as opener in England's ODI team
Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell will replace Kevin Pietersen as Alastair Cook's opening partner in the England's ODI team. ANI

Amir Khan apologises to fiancee after tweeting pic with pole dancer
Amir Khan has apologised to his fiancee Faryal Makhdoom who was left "disgusted" after he posted a photo of himself posing next to a scantily dressed Las Vegas pole dancer, while holding huge wads of cash. ANI

Kris Humphries sends FBI after ex Myla alleging extortion
Kris Humphries has handed over evidence to the FBI, in a bid to prove that his short-lived flame Fatmire "Myla" Sinanaj attempted to extort him. ANI

Imogen Thomas flaunts bum in cheeky Italy holiday pic
Imogen Thomas avoided the heavy rain and cloudy British skies by escaping to Italy and shared a picture of her very pert derriere on Twitter with her fans as a Monday morning treat. ANI

Clarke pleased to keep personal life away from paparazzi after secret wedding
Australia captain Michael Clarke has expressed happiness over being able to keep his personal life private, and away from the public domain following his secret wedding to Kyly Boldy. ANI

French defender Evra says England did a Chelsea to ensure draw in Euros
French full back Patrice Evra has claimed England's performance during their 1-1 draw against France on Monday in a Group D encounter in the Euro 2012 was reminiscent of Chelsea's defensive performance against Barcelona during the Champions League semi-final. ANI

Clarke wants Oz players to stay focused on impending ODIs, T20s for now
Australia captain Michael Clarke has urged his players to solely focus on the upcoming one-day series against England and Pakistan, and then on the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, rather then keeping next year's Ashes series in mind. ANI

Pietersen to miss Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said he has no plans to play in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League following his retirement from one-day international cricket. ANI

Bolt may face charges over 'trashing' second BMW in 3 yrs
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt who crashed his second car in three years, may face charges if found guilty. ANI

Former Oz opener Katich retires from first class cricket
Former Test opening batsman Simon Katich, who was axed from the Australian team after the 2010-2011 Ashes series defeat due to differences with skipper Michael Clarke, has announced his retirement from first-class cricket. ANI

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