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Deepika Kumari is world's number one archer
Ace archer Deepika Kumari has scaled a new peak at the global stage, bagging the world number one ranking ahead of the 2012 London Olympics. ANI

Girls' rugby league kicks off in Western Sydney
Girls from Australian schools will now enjoy the game of rugby by playing it, instead of cheering from the sidelines. ANI

'Injured' Lampard gets 'frustrated' while watching Euro 2012, says fiance Bleakley
Frank Lampard's fiance Christine Bleakley has revealed that the Chelsea ace, who was ruled out of Euro 2012 due to a thigh injury, gets frustrated when he watches his England team-mates in action from their sofa in London. ANI

Michelle Obama to lead U.S. presidential delegation at Olympics opening ceremony
The first lady of the U.S. Michelle Obama would lead the presidential delegation to the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony this summer. ANI

'Mercurial' Chisora promises to end Haye's career with 'worst beating of life'
British heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora, who is notorious for his off the ring frolics, has now promised to end former heavyweight champion David Haye's career by giving him the beating of his lifetime. ANI

'Short of runs' Cowan 'not surprised' at missing out on CA contract
Australian Test opener Ed Cowan has said he wasn't surprised with not making it to Cricket Australia's (CA) 17-strong 2012-13 contract shortlist, and acknowledges the fact that he requires more runs under his belt to secure his Test spot. ANI

Lebron James celebrated Miami Heat's NBA championship win till morning
Lebron James and his Miami Heats teammates celebrated their NBA championship win by partying till six in the morning on Friday. ANI

CBI questions N. Srinivasan in case against Jaganmohan Reddy
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday interrogated the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) chief, N. Srinivasan, in connection with the disproportionate assets case filed against the YSR Congress leader, Jagan Mohan Reddy. ANI

Irina Shayk and Bar Rafaeli in Twitter row over Ronaldo's gelled hairdo
Bar Rafaeli and Irina Shayk got into a catfight on Twitter over Cristiano Ronaldo's super gelled hair. ANI

Nani hoping for Euro 2012 final showdown with England
After beating the Czech Republic, Portuguese winger Nani hopes of a Euro 2012 final showdown with England where expects to play against his Premier League friends. ANI

Frankie Sandford flaunts taut stomach on holiday with beau Wayne Bridge
Frankie Sandford showed off her impressive bikini body as she and boyfriend Wayne Bridge messed around with starfish on holiday. ANI

Nadal now honing poker skills after shot at golf and video games
Tennis ace Rafael Nadal would be honing his poker skills during his holidays, and has teamed up with online site PokerStars to work on his skills during what promises to be a busy few months. ANI

Syrian Olympic chief denies receiving official entry ban to London 2012
Head of Syria's National Olympic Committee General Mowaffak Joumaa said he has not received any official response from the British government about weather allowing or banning him from entering the UK to attend the upcoming Olympics. ANI

Three Lions' training scuttled by Italian 'mole' scampering in stands ahead of Euro clash!
A mole fought its way to the pitch surface at the England team's base in Krakow, Poland, which led to some of the lads cracking jokes that perhaps the mole had been sent by the Italians ahead of the Euro Cup clash in Kiev on Sunday. ANI

Racist Liverpool supporter found guilty of making monkey gestures at Man U star Evra
A Liverpool supporter has been found guilty of making monkey gestures at Manchester United left back Patrice Evra during FA Cup clash, and has been banned from attending matches for four years. ANI

Christine Bleakley reveals tense health scare
Christine Bleakley, who was ordered by doctors to have three moles removed, has opened up about her cancer scare. ANI

Busty Kate Upton yearns for smaller boobs
Kate Upton left her male fans in utter shock when she wished she had smaller br**ts. ANI

Spain hoping to end 28-year jinx by beating France in competitive match
Spain's skipper Iker Casillas has said his team is ready to end a 28-year jinx by beating France for the first time in a competitive match tonight. ANI

Hart has potential to become No1 keeper: Buffon
Italy's football captain Gianluigi Buffon has admitted that England goalkeeper Joe Hart has the potential to become the world's best. ANI

Coleen Rooney unveils new swinging sixties collection for Littlewoods
Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen has unveiled her new affordable swinging sixties vintage collection for online store Littlewoods. ANI

Brit weather causes havoc at WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party
The stars of women's tennis were present at the WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party at Kensington's Roof Gardens but one unwanted guest - the British weather - threatened to cause havoc. ANI

Joleon Lescott puts family first with tattoos
Like most of his teammates Joleon Lescott too has his body inked to symbolise love for his sons and some inscription which speaks out his mind. ANI

Mario hated it when girlfriend tickled and pinched him
Mario Balotelli's former girlfriend Holly Henderson has revealed that the Man City ace used to hate it when she tickled and pinched him. ANI

Demand for male escorts rises by 26 pc since Euro kicked off
While English footie-mad men are failing to pay attention to their women in bedrooms, the snubbed spouses are forking out hundreds of pounds for some action on escorts. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone manages to change outfits as she heads to 3 parties
Tamara Ecclestone seemed to have had a very busy evening on Wednesday as she headed to three different parties in London. ANI

Japanese midfielder Kagawa completes move to United
Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa has completed his move to English Premier League side Manchester United after passing a medical earlier on Friday. ANI

U.S. jury convicts ex-coach in child sex abuse case
A jury on Friday night convicted Jerry Sandusky, a former American football coach at Pennsylvania State University, for 45 of 48 accounts of child sex abuse, in a scandal that rocked the United States. ANI

Woman dumps partner for choosing Euro 2012 over anniversary
A man who had to decide between flying out for the Euro 2012 quarter finals or staying at home to celebrate their anniversary with his partner, seems not to have chosen wisely. ANI

Ronaldo hopes to beat Messi to Ballon D'Or honour
Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo, who could finish as Euro 2012's top scorer, hopes to beat Lionel Messi to win the Ballon D'Or as the world's best player. ANI

British transport police says Surrey cricketer Maynard died of electrocution
British Transport Police (BRT) has confirmed that the reason behind the death of Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard was electrocution, before getting hit by a London Underground train. ANI

Proteas assistant coach says young team would learn from Bangladesh T20 defeat
Proteas assistant coach, Russell Domingo, has said team's young bowling attack would certainly learn from their defeat to Bangladesh in the T20 Triangular at the Harare Sports Club on Friday. ANI

Armstrong blasts dope charges as "long on stale allegations" and "short on evidence"
Cycling champ Lance Armstrong filed a scathing response on Friday over the dope allegations against him and accused the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of violating its own rules and breaking federal law during its investigation. ANI

Jailed ex Ukrainian PM Tymoshenko's daughter urges Cameron to end Euro boycott
Jailed former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter Eugenia, has urged British prime minister David Cameron and other officials to go back on their decision to boycott England's football quarter-final against Italy in Kiev on Sunday. ANI

No Jeans, flip flops and short skirts for Wimbledon club members
Organisers at the All England Club, which has hosted the Wimbledon for almost 150 years, have issued a dress code for the first time following concerns that sartorial standards among members are slipping. ANI

Wozniacki says McIlroy romance 'not behind recent form dips'
Caroline Wozniacki has said that her love match with golfer Rory McIlroy is good for both their games, insisting that she is focussed when she is on court. ANI

WAG on wedges take Krakow by storm
Glen Johnson's wife Laura Johnson had lots of time in her hands as she dressed up for a stroll with her daughter and pushed son in pram in Krakow since England has its biggest match of the Euro 2012 on Sunday. ANI

Wayne Rooney designed diamond-encrusted bike sells for 109K pounds
A diamond-encrusted 155mph motorbike designed by Wayne Rooney was sold for 109,700 pounds by an anonymous bidder on an eBay charity auction. ANI

Medals mean more than money for England footballers: Hodgson
England manager Roy Hodgson has said that medals mean more than money to his players. ANI

Johnson's 'new' contract only second term of two-year deal: CA
Cricket Australia has clarified that Mitchell Johnson will simply be serving the second year of a two-year deal signed under the old regime after the fast bowler was handed a national team contract for 2012/13, raising eyebrows across the country. ANI

Ferdinand believes end of club-based groups in England team reason behind their 'unity'
Veteran defender Rio Ferdinand has said intense club rivalries used to disturb the unity of the previous England squads, but believes no such club-based groups exist in the Three Lions squad at present, which is the main reason behind their unity. ANI

'Grumpy' Button still struggling with McLaren car ahead of European Grand Prix
McLaren driver Jensen Button is in a grumpy mood as he is still not over with his long-running car handling problems ahead of the crucial European Grand Prix on Sunday. ANI

Cole says England 'bulldogs' ready to die for each other on pitch ahead of Euro QF
Veteran England left back Ashley Cole has said the bulldog spirit of the Three Lions team would help them beat Italy in the Euro Cup quarterfinal on Sunday, and claimed that the bond is so strong that the players are even prepared to die for each other on the pitch. ANI

Kaneria to appeal against lifetime ban for role in spot-fixing scandal
Disgraced Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria, who was banned for life from English cricket on Friday, has said he would appeal against the ban handed down to him by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for his role in a spot-fixing scandal. ANI

Sale of sexy lingerie soars during Euro 2012
Sex starved women have started purchasing sexy and naughty knickers and suspenders to distract their men away from the Euro 2012. ANI

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