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English footie fans swoon over fit Ukrainian babes
Kiev is home to the best looking girls in the world, and English fans taunted their Ukrainian rivals about it during their Tuesday's clash in Euro 2012, with the song 'You're s*** but your birds are fit.' ANI

Fanatical Chinese football fan dies after staying up for 11 straight nights watching Euros
A fanatical football fan from south-central China lost his life after staying up for 11 successive nights to watch Euro 2012 matches. ANI

Rugby fan proposes to girlfriend with engraved stone at Cardiff stadium
A student's love for his girlfriend has been set in stone - after he proposed to her on a personalised paver at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. ANI

Ex-Pak spinner Danish Kaneria found guilty of spot-fixing
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has been found guilty of two corruption charges of encouraging former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield not to play to the best of his ability. Paceman Westfield was sentenced to four months in prison in February for spot-fixing offences in 2009. ANI

England squad going 'high tech' to 'zap' Italy in Euro quarters
England is taking the help of video technology to analyze the way Italy plays, and acquire knowledge about their weaknesses before their Euro Cup quarterfinal clash on Sunday in Kiev. ANI

Mike Tyson to return to ring in WWE13 video game
Mike Tyson's announcement that he is returning to the ring has gone viral on the Internet. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone strips down to bikini for whale charity bracelet launch
Tamara Ecclestone, who is known for showing off her figure on yachts and beaches in some of the world's top holiday spots, has stripped down to a bikini to promote a charity bracelet. ANI

Christine Bleakley flaunts toned figure as she joins in Race For Life effort
Christine Bleakley, who is famous for her love of exercise, looked very happy to be involved in the 2012 Race For Life for Cancer Research UK. ANI

Kate Upton flaunts cleavage in plunging black polka dot dress
Kate Upton showed off her incredible sexy curves in a plunging polka dot dress on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' in New York on Wednesday. ANI

Real Madrid planning 30m pounds bid for Man U target Modric
Spanish champion Real Madrid is planning an audacious bid, worth 30 million pounds, for Tottenham Hotspurs target Luka Modric, who is also a target for fellow Premier League club Manchester United. ANI

Plan to hold F1 race 'in and around' London Olympic Stadium being considered
Plan to organise a London Formula One Grand Prix on a track running in and around the Olympic Stadium is under contemplation as the plan is one of the bids accepted by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDO) earlier this year for London 2012's showpiece arena. ANI

Dizzee and Corden remix anthem 'shout' song in quest of England Euro glory
Simon Cowell has rushed the release of a new song 'Shout', featuring singers Dizzee Rascal and James Corden to Saturday, to support the England football team ahead of their Euro Cup quarterfinal clash with Italy. ANI

Stand-in skipper Hafeez plots Pak Test comeback post Lanka ODI drubbing
Pakistan team's stand-in captain Mohammad Hafeez is confident his young side will regroup after the one-day defeats to challenge Sri Lanka in the Test series scheduled to start on Friday. ANI

Shoaib Akhtar to play street cricket across Pak in search of raw talent
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is set to travel across the country, playing cricket in the streets, in a bid to spot talented young players and groom them for success. ANI

Shahid Afridi's ODI retirement comment surprises Pak cricket fraternity
Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi's sudden announcement that he is contemplating one-day retirement to focus on Twenty20s, has caught Pakistan's cricket fraternity by surprise. ANI

'Born again' Muamba is now Dr. Muamba
Bolton Wanderers ace Fabrice Muamba is to get an honorary doctorate on behalf of the doctors who saved his life. ANI

Music, mobiles back with a bang in England dressing room after lifting of Capello's ban
England manager Roy Hodgson has lifted former boss Fabio Capello's ban on playing music in the player dressing room. ANI

'Optimistic' Rooney claims England would carry out its own 'Italian job' in weekend Euro showdown
Star footballer Wayne Rooney has hailed England's new-found unity, insisting that his team has the quality and conviction to inflict their own 'Italian job'. ANI

Ashley Cole shows 'emotional tough' side with Chinese tattoos
When it comes to tattoos, English footie stars are top of the group. ANI

Ruud Gullit taped wife calling him 'dork'
Ruud Gullit has revealed how he taped his wife Estelle Cruyff calling him a "dork," then hid behind an airport rubbish bin to catch her cheating. ANI

Japanese playmaker Kagawa to undergo medical for Man United
Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa has set to take a medical for his move to English Premier League giants Manchester United, reported daily Asahi Shimbun on Friday. ANI

Tony Parker slaps $20m lawsuit on NY club for eye injury in Drake- Brown fight
Tony Parker has sued a New York City club and its operators for 20 million dollars over a scratched retina that he claims he suffered during a fight involving Chris Brown and members of Drake's entourage. ANI

CA's new contract puts Clarke's base salary at $2 million
Captain Michael Clarke, who tops the list Cricket Australia's new contract list, will earn a base salary of about $2 million and will pocket much more when his skipper's allowance and match fees are taken into account. ANI

G4S suspends staff after security scandal unearthed at Olympic stadium
An operation meant to stop terrorists from smuggling explosives into the Olympic Park in London by using hundreds of sniffer dogs was never carried out, resulting in a major security scandal. ANI

Pay dispute ends, Clarke and Johnson big winners in CA's contract list
Skipper Michael Clarke and pacer Mitchell Johnson have emerged as biggest gainers in Cricket Australia's list of contracted players for the next year,as the governing body has reduced the number from 25 to 17. ANI

'Big Brother' winner reveals drug hell after being dumped by Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli's former girlfriend Sophie Reade has revealed that she turned to drugs after being dumped by the footie star, and has now been diagnosed as clinically depressed. ANI

Sharapova outshines Williams sisters in style at Pre-Wimbledon party
Maria Sharapova, who is expected to win the competition on centre court next week, did the same in the style quotient at the WTA Pre-Wimbledon party. ANI

Nadal holidays in Spain with two girls before Wimbledon
Rafael Nadal has been taking his mind off the court by enjoying a mini break in his home country of Spain. ANI

Ex F1 driver David Coulthard catches golf ball in car going at 180mph
Former Formula 1 ace David Coulthard raced down a runway at 180mph and caught a high-flying golf ball in the passenger seat of his supercar. ANI

PETA urges Danny Boyle to reconsider using animals at Olympics
Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA has written a private letter to Danny Boyle, urging him to reconsider his plans of using animals at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. ANI

'Let my race do the talking': Hamilton plays down McLaren contract talks
Formula one ace Lewis Hamilton has vowed to let his racing do the talking, ahead of the negotiations over his 95 million pound mega-deal with McLaren. ANI

Business associate of Ashley Cole and Jay-Z charged with 8 others over killing teenage boy
A high-profile business associate, who has brokered a multi-million pound deal between England footballer Ashley Cole and U.S. rap star Jay-Z, has been held guilty with eight other men for stabbing a teenager to death. ANI

Hodgson asks England players to sing 'God Save the Queen' before every Euro match
England manager Roy Hodgson has asked his players to sing the national anthem 'God Save the Queen' before every Euro Cup game, which would showcase their proud in flying the England flag. ANI

England fans cry foul as Kiev hotels increase rates 1000-fold ahead of Euro QF
England fans have claimed that they are being forced to pay exorbitant amount of prices for hotels in Kiev, where almost 6000 Three Lions fans are expected to congregate for their team's Euro Cup quarterfinal clash against Italy. ANI

Finn urges young bowlers to seize chance provided by rotation policy
England pacer Steven Finn has urged his fellow young fast bowler to seize the chance provided by the rotation policy to stake a claim for a more permanent spot in the ODI side. ANI

Kim Kardashian compares self to Virgin Mary
Kim Kardashian has revealed that she may consider artificial insemination if she hasn't had a baby by the time she is 40, which would "make her like the Virgin Mary". ANI

I've had ridiculous haircuts, says Tom Brady
Gisele Bundchen's husband Tom Brady, who has sported various looks in the past, has admitted that he has had many terrible hair cuts too but his wife didn't mind them. ANI

Murray reckons Olympic gold for Britain with brother better than winning Wimbledon
Tennis star Andy Murray believes earning Olympic gold for Britain with his brother Jamie Murray would be better than winning Wimbledon. ANI

Defender Bonucci says Italy fear England could beat them the 'Italian way'
Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci has admitted England could beat them with their own Italian way when they meet in Euro Cup quarterfinal on Sunday in Kiev. ANI

Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley to wed Rooney style in Italy
Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley want to tie the knot in Italy's posh Portofino, just like the Rooneys. ANI

Khloe Kardashian and hubby Lamar to share fertility struggle on air
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, who are struggling to conceive, are seeking fertility treatment. ANI

Eriksson says not hiring shrink to decipher England's penalty conundrum biggest regret
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has admitted that not hiring a psychologist to solve his team's penalty conundrum during his tenure was his biggest mistake and he regrets it. ANI

Mancini tells Balotelli to play without being pain in Italian coach's a**entertainment
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has told his eccentric striker Mario Balotelli to play the way as he knows best but without causing problems to Italian coach Cesare Prandelli. ANI

Stuart Broad's sister keeps a 'third eye' on Oz team
The England cricket team's video analyst Gemma Broad spent large parts of Australia's time in the field taking footage of the side's attack in the tour opener at Grace Road. ANI

Three Lions custodian Hart aims to turn 'penalty lottery' into 'Euro jackpot' against Italy
England goalkeeper Joe Hart believes penalties are "lotteries" to winning soccer games and is aiming at penalty shoot-outs to pave way for the Three Lions to emerge victorious against Italy. ANI

Captain Ronaldo says Portugal ready to fight any team in Euro semifinal
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has said they are ready to face any team in the Euro Cup semifinal after knocking out Czech Republic 1-0 in the quarterfinal. ANI

Italian politician sparks off 'race row' by portraying Balotelli as 'cabbage worker' in photo
Italy striker has landed in another race controversy after an Italian politician posted a photoshopped image of the fiery striker, as a cabbage-picker. ANI

Footie fans' 'snubbed' wives flood extra marital dating site during Euro 2012
It seems that the other halves of the football crazy men, who don't share their passion, have found a way to 'have some fun of their own'. ANI

Flower to decide on playing Dernbach's following his close friend's death
Andy Flower must make an emotional decision on Jade Dernbach's ability to play for England against the West Indies following his close friend Tom Maynard's death. ANI

Butt vows to clear his name of spot fixing charges
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt, who returned home after being freed from a British jail for spot-fixing, has vowed to clear his name in the betting scandal. ANI

Greek coach Santos says smoking helps him 'thinks clearer' when devising winning tactics!
Greece's football coach Fernando Santos has said that he thinks clearer when he smokes. ANI

Mum wasn't behind Kim's sex tape, says Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian has hit back at former brother-in-law Kris Humphries' claims that her mother Kris Jenner was behind sister Kim's sex tape. ANI

Manny Pacquiao wins contentious Timothy Bradley bout post WBO review
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao has won a WBO review into his split-decision defeat by undefeated champ Timothy Bradley earlier this month. ANI

Freddie Flintoff's stunning 'f***ing p***k' attack on Atherton
Launching a foul-mouthed attack on Michael Atherton, former England all rounder Andrew Flintoff has sparked a cricketing row by labelling the former Lancashire team-mate a "f***ing p***k". ANI

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