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Kirsten Tucker-Cannuli becomes first woman to compete in Pro Stock drag racing category
Kirsten Tucker-Cannuli created history by becoming the first ever woman to compete in the Pro Stock drag racing category in Australia, and her younger brother and racing mentor, Shane Tucker, won the Pro Stock round. ANI

'Whale killer' Mensah-Bonsu believes Olympics important for British basketball's future
Pops Mensah-Bonsu, a British basketball player, has said the London Olympics would play an important for the future of basketball in Britain. ANI

Alex Reid, Chantelle focusing on baby's arrival despite relationship strain
Chantelle Houghton has revealed that she and her fiance Alex Reid have finally worked things out and are now concentrating on the arrival of their little girl. ANI

'Axed' Rio Ferdinand heads to Jay-Z and Kanye West's gig
Rio Ferdinand along with his wife Rebecca Ellison enjoyed a night out in Manchester to watch hip-hop royalty Jay-Z and Kanye West take to the stage at their Watch The Throne concert, despite being axed from the Euro 2012 England squad. ANI

Kris Humphries's ex demands apology over extortion claims
Kris Humphries ex-girlfriend has demanded that the NBA star apologises for trying to destroy her reputation and claiming that she tried to extort a huge sum of money out of him. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone seeks suitor for mum Slavica
Tamara Ecclestone has revealed that she is trying to find a boyfriend for her mother, Slavica. ANI

Oz weightlifter Koum 'let down' by Australian Weightlifting Federation $5000 cash demand allegation
Australian weightlifter Daniel Koum has said he has been let down by the sport's governing body, which claims he ransomed Australia's Olympic hopes over a 5000 dollar cash demand. ANI

Syrian Games Committee head may face Olympic ban over links to Prez Bashar Assad
The head of Syria's national Olympic committee may be banned from attending the London Games 2012 because of his links to President Bashar Assad. ANI

Portugal chief Paulo Bento denies bust-up with Ronaldo
Portugal manager Paulo Bento has insisted there has been no bust-up with star striker Cristiano Ronaldo. ANI

Arsenal's Wilshere calls cops over 'Twitter trolls' claiming positive test for cocaine
England ace Jack Wilshere has called cops after Twitter trolls claimed he had tested positive for cocaine. ANI

World's oldest triathlete completes 41st race at 91
Arthur Gilbert, from England, has defied his years to become the world's oldest triathlete. ANI

Organizers in turmoil as Olympic torch gets blown out in Scotland
Olympic torch chiefs were left in a state of turmoil after they could not reignite the flame after it blew out during its tour of Scotland. ANI

German tennis star Haas sneers at 'faker' Murray
Former world number two Tommy Haas has taken a jibe at British tennis star Andy Murray, referring to him as someone who fakes injuries during matches. ANI

Coleen Rooney looks glum sans Wayne on 4th wedding anniversary
Coleen Rooney headed out for a girlie night out at the Kanye West and Jay-Z's 'Watch The Thrones' tour to cheer herself up at being parted from her man on their fourth anniversary. ANI

BMW's Mini pays homage to classic film 'The Italian Job' at London 2012
In an entertaining short film released to celebrate their partnership with Team GB and ParalympicsGB at the 2012 Games, Mini has dreamt up of a scenario where there is just over a month to go till the Olympics and all the gold medals have been stolen by a mysterious burglar, who has made their getaway through the capital on a motorbike. ANI

'Flummoxed' Button reveals frustration over getting lapped by Hamilton at Canada GP
McLaren's ace driver Jensen Button has revealed it is difficult for him to understand why he performed so badly at the Canada Grand Prix on Sunday, and added he was disappointed after getting lapped by teammate Lewis Hamilton, who went on to win the race. ANI

Haye indicates Chisora bout may be his last if Vitali Klitshcko 'calls it a day'
Heavyweight boxer David Haye has signaled his bout with fellow Brit boxer Dereck Chisora could be his last if champion Vitali Klitshcko decides to retire. ANI

'Poignant' Capello reveals pain over exiting his 'part of heart' England
Former England boss Fabio Capello has revealed the heart-shattering pain he went through when he quit as Three Lions' manager. ANI

Footie star Joey Barton hits out at 'X factor'
English footballer Joey Barton has reportedly slammed 'X Factor' for ridiculing the 'mentally deficient' contestants. ANI

Redknapp trashes Spurs exit rumours
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has denied rumours of resigning from the club. ANI

Hodgson calls Rooney England's 'ace in the hole' over dearth of attacking guile
England manager Roy Hodgson believes when striker Wayne Rooney returns from his two-match suspension, he would be his team's ace in the hole following their hard fought 1-1 draw with France on Monday in their opening match at the Euro Cup, which clearly portrayed the lack of attacking astuteness in the team. ANI

'Scouse scalliwag' Thomas Stalker credits GB Boxing for saving him stint in prison
British Amateur Boxing champ Thomas Stalker has said that Great Britain (GB) Boxing saved him from going to jail. ANI

'Robotic footballers' bidding for glory in RoboCup at Mexico
Robotic footballers from Plymouth University, Devon are bidding for success in the Robo Cup in Mexico City later this month. ANI

Lara Bingle's reality show becomes ratings hit
Lara Bingle, whose biggest claim to fame was an ill-fated relationship with Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, seems to be commanding an audience for just "being Lara" in her reality TV show 'Being Lara Bingle'. ANI

Dutch star Van Der Vaart says Germans only have three good players ahead of Euro clash
Dutch midfielder Rafael Vander Vaart has taken a dig at arch rivals Germany ahead of their crucial Euro Cup showdown, saying that they only have three world-class players. ANI

'Excited' Woods feeling confident ahead of U.S. Open
Ace golf player Tiger Woods, who hasn't won a major for the past four years, has said he is feeling good ahead of this week's U.S. Open. ANI

South Africa's squad for England series unlikely to have too many changes
South Africa's squad for the three-Test series against England is unlikely to have too many changes from the team which played on New Zealand tour. ANI

Coleen Rooney flying to Poland ahead of Wayne's big match
Coleen Rooney has announced that she will be flying to Poland to support hubby Wayne at Euro 2012. ANI

Christine Bleakley 'planning to fix wedding date for next year'
Frank Lampard's fiance Christine Bleakley is pressurising the Chelsea ace to crack on with their wedding plans. ANI

A C Milan confirms talks for sale of Brazil star Silva
A C Milan has confirmed the club is in negotiations for the sale of star Brazilian defender Thiago Silva. ANI

Chile star Valdivia to decide future by Friday after kidnap ordeal
Brazilian club Palmeiras expects to know by Friday if Chile international playmaker Jorge Valdivia will remain at the club. ANI

Bell looks to fill in Pietersen's boots on England ODI return
Ian Bell, who has been picked to open alongside Alastair Cook in place of the retired Kevin Pietersen in ODIs, has vowed to use this opportunity to fill Pietersen's space in the team. ANI

Knee problems rule Herath out ODI series against Pakistan
Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has been ruled out of the remainder of the five-match one-day cricket series against Pakistan because of continuing problems with his knees. ANI

Katich should be remembered as one of best Oz Test openers: Waugh
Australian batting great Mark Waugh has said Simon Katich should be remembered as one of the country's best Test openers. ANI

Becks takes sons for LA Kings match in LA
David Beckham and his three boys Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz spent some time together, sans Victoria and Harper, when they went to Los Angeles Staples Center to watch the LA Kings take on the New Jersey Devils. ANI

'Gloomy' Flower hopes KP doesn't regret choice to quit ODIs, T20s in future
England coach Andy Flower has expressed his sadness over Kevin Pietersen's decision to quit the shorter versions of cricket, and hopes the South Africa born batsman doesn't regret his decision in future. ANI

14-year old schoolboy Zhang set to become youngest player to compete in US Open
A 14-year old schoolboy from Florida is set to become the youngest player to play in one of golf's toughest tests, the U.S. Open since the second world war, as he replaces Paul Casey to create history. ANI

Alex Gerrard reveals heartbreak over sudden death of friend's teen daughter
Steven Gerrard's wife Alex has expressed grief and her "heartbreak" over the sudden death of her close friends' 15-year-old daughter in a suspected party drugs overdose. ANI

Danielle Lloyd flaunts bikini bottoms with "Mrs O'Hara" written behind
Danielle Lloyd wore specially made bikini bottoms emblazoned with the words "Mrs O'Hara" across the back, on a day out in the sea during her honeymoon in Dubai with her footie husband Jamie. ANI

UEFA to investigate racist chants during Euro 2012
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has confirmed it is investigation of alleged racist chanting during Euro 2012 matches between Spain and Italy and Russia v Czech Republic. ANI

India favourites to lift Twenty20 World Cup: Williamson
With less than 100 days to go to the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson feels that cricketing powerhouse India will be amongst the favourites to lift the trophy. ANI

Katich earns respect of fellow Oz cricketers for his attitude
Former state and national teammates have described Simon Katich, who retired from first class cricket, as a player who won almost universal respect for his attitude. ANI

Footie fan's boob-licking antics go viral on Internet
An Ireland soccer fan has become a worldwide Internet phenomenon after he was snapped licking a Croatian cailin's boob. ANI

Olympic boxing legend Teofilo Stevenson passes away at 60
Cuba's three-time Olympic heavyweight champion Teofilo Stevenson has died at the age of 60. ANI

Kobe Bryant's divorce 'off for now'
Kobe Bryant's estranged wife Vanessa will not sign documents to make her divorce final, at least for now, because she and the basketball star are working on a full reconciliation. ANI

Russell Brand wants to talk football with Dalai Lama
Russell Brand has revealed that he wants to ask the Dalai Lama if his beloved football club West Ham United will avoid relegation, when they meet later this week. ANI

Bodybuilding turned my life around, says Jodie Marsh
Jodie Marsh has admitted that she contemplated smashing her truck at high speed following public humiliation on 'Big Brother' and a string of failed relationships with high-profile men, but bodybuilding saved her. ANI

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