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Tamara Ecclestone hires UK's grandest manor for her 28th b'day bash
Tamara Ecclestone, the elder daughter of Formula 1 boss Bernie reportedly hired Tyringham Hall in Buckinghamshire, UK's grandest manor houses, to host a 'glamour' themed party on Friday to celebrate her 28th birthday, which falls on 28 June. ANI

Haye gives up facing Klitschkos after clash with Chisora
Former WBA champ David Haye has given up on facing Vitali Klitschko after his clash with Dereck Chisora. ANI

To overcome Ramadan dilemma, UK's Muslim Olympic rower to feed 1800
Britain's first Muslim Olympic rower, Moe Sbihi, has tackled the issue of Ramadan that will fall during the games by providing meals for 1,800 people. ANI

England's Theo Walcott believes he has got Ronaldo's touch
England football star Theo Walcott believes he has got the style of playing like Cristiano Ronaldo. ANI

Dutch striker Zenden believes Van Persie may leave Arsenal to win silverware
Dutch footballer Bolo Zenden believes Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger may be preparing for life without his star striker Robin van Persie, as he is close to walking out on Arsenal in order to win the silverware a player of his ability deserves. ANI

Lampard 'feels bad' over Champions League win being 'unlucky' for Uncle Harry
Chelsea striker Frank Lampard has expressed regret over his Champions League triumph which could have cost his uncle Harry Redknapp his job as Tottenham boss. ANI

Spaniard custodian Reina believes Torres will 'take Euro 2012 by storm'
Spanish custodian Jose Reina believes Chelsea star Fernando Torres will take Euro 2012 by storm. ANI

Saina Nehwal wins her third Indonesia Open title
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal won her third Indonesia Open title on Sunday, beating China's Xuerui Li of China 13-21, 22-20, 21-19 in the final that was played here. ANI

Real to pursue Man City's David Silva in 30m pounds bid
Spanish giants Real Madrid are ready to shell out 30 million pounds to get Manchester City star David Silva to join the club. ANI

Hamilton's F1 engineers help design armoured vehicle for Afghan soldiers
A new armoured vehicle has been developed by Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton's engineers for soldiers in Afghanistan. ANI

Gerrad believes England is 'unbreakable' despite disastrous World Cup loss
England captain Steven Gerrard believes the Three Lions team is 'unbreakable', and emphasized on the burgeoning spirit within the team's Euro 2012 camp. ANI

Warnie tells ex-wife Simone Callahan to move on with her own life
Shane Warne has criticised his former wife, Simone Callahan, for complaining about their children calling his fiancee, Elizabeth Hurley, "Mummy Two." ANI

New book lists 7 most creative excuses for failing Olympics doping tests
Tampered toothpaste, sexual enhancement drugs and massage creams are just some of the unusual excuses people give for failing an Olympic drugs test, a new book out this week has revealed. ANI

Nude cyclists ride through Downtown L.A.
Scores of cyclists, many wearing nothing more than socks and sneakers, made their way through portions of Los Angeles on Saturday. ANI

Posh promotes clothing line during Euro 2012
Victoria Beckham jetted to Canada to promote her clothing collections during ongoing Euro 2012. ANI

Unbeaten Chavez Jnr retains WBC crown
Mexico's unbeaten Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr kept his World Boxing Council middleweight title after beating Irish Andy Lee Saturday in El Paso, Texas. ANI

Ferdinand criticized over tobacco ad linked to Asian largest cigarette brand
Manchester United Footballer Rio Ferdinand has been accused by anti-smoking charities of doing a tobacco advertisement for Asia's biggest cigarette brand. ANI

Tim Henman believes Murray shouldn't be concerned by early Queen's exit
Former British no.1 Tim Henman believes star tennis player Andy Murray must not be worried about his shock early exit from the Queen's tournaments because it will have no impact upon his performance at Wimbledon. ANI

Button blasts critics over 'radio whining', says aimed at improving car
F1 ace Jenson Button has blasted critics who accused him of being a moaner, as he has frequently been heard on the McLaren radio during races describing the problems with his MP4-27's handling. ANI

Dhoni becomes brand ambassador of cricket in Nepal
The Nepal Cricket Association has appointed Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the their brand ambassador. ANI

PCB likely to announce deficit budget for 2012-13
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to announce a deficit budget for the year 2012-2013 once it is approved at a general body meeting scheduled to be held in Naudero next week. ANI

When Coach Mickey Arthur became 'Aussie Mickey'
Five months after taking over as the first foreign coach of the Australian cricket team, South African Mickey Arthur holds one moment very close to his heart - of being finally recognized by the cricketers as a true-blue Aussie. ANI

UK cops on red alert over possible 'Munich massacre' repeat at Olympics
Officials at the Corby East Midlands International Pool fear a repeat of the 1972 Munich massacre at the London Olympics 2012. ANI

Cricket stand named after Warne in Rose Bowl, Hampshire
Australian ace cricketer Shane Warne has had a stand named after him at Rose Bowl in Hampshire. ANI

Kai Rooney's son celebrates England's win by playing in water fountain
Wayne Rooney's Son Kai celebrated England's win against Sweden by splashing in a water fountain as his mother Coleen looked on. ANI

Sven-Goran Eriksson files for bid to kick ex Nancy Dell'Olio out of his flat
Sven Goran-Eriksson has taken to court to throw his former partner Nancy Dell'Olio out of his 2.7-million-pound London flat. ANI

Rugby star Ciara Price dating Playmate Ciara Price Ciara Price, Ciara Price
Rugby player Mitchell Pearce has become the new playboy of Australian sport, dating Playboy covergirl Ciara Price, weeks after he was spotted partying with a 'Pussycat Doll'. ANI

WAGs decide to keep Euro 2012 'sober affair' 6 yrs after Baden-Baden
WAGs, who are usually found tottering between designer boutiques on red-soled Louboutin stilettos or falling out of bars as they 'support' their footballing other halves, are keen to avoid a repeat of the events at Baden-Baden during the 2006 World Cup in Germany when their wild nights out threatened to overshadow events on the pitch. ANI

I am a strict dad, says Becks
David Beckham has revealed that he is a strict dad when it comes to his kids and he makes them earn their pocket money. ANI

Niagara Falls daredevil 'on cloud nine' post wire walk stunt
American high wire artist, Nik Wallenda was ecstatic after he became the first person to cross Niagara Falls on a high wire on Friday. ANI

UDRS under scanner again after centurion Bell benefits in ODI against Windies
The controversy surrounding the application of the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) in the game of cricket at the international level refuses to die down. ANI

IOC begins probe into 'black marketing' in London Olympics ticket sales
The International Olympic Committee has begun an investigation into claims that Olympics officials and agents breached rules during the sale of the London 2012 tickets. ANI

Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley shelve marriage plans
Christine Bleakley and footie star Frank Lampard, who have endured endless speculation about their marriage date since getting engaged, have reportedly quashed all the rumour of their wedding happening this year or in the coming one. ANI

Becks learned to cook pasta while in Italy
David Beckham has revealed that he always cooks for his children and they adore his food -especially when he makes pasta. ANI

'Impressed' Hodgson claims 'world class' Rooney 'raring to go' in do-or-die Ukraine clash
England manager Roy Hodgson has said star striker Wayne Rooney is ready to take on Ukraine in the Euro 2012, after describing him as a "world class" player. ANI

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