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Bodybuilder Jodie Marsh quitting UK to pursue Hollywood dream
Bodybuilder Jodie Marsh has revealed that she is quitting UK for Hollywood, as no body takes her seriously in the country. ANI

Jodie Marsh ready to reduce massive b**bs for bodybuilding
Joide Marsh is planning to get her breast implants removed to help her career as a bodybuilder. ANI

Soccer ace Hope Solo opens up about 'depression battle'
U.S. soccer ace Hope Solo has revealed that she battled with "complete depression" back in 2007 after deaths of friends and family members and losses on the sporting field. ANI

Ex Pak bowler Ahmed says Cheema would have been better option during Galle Test
Former Pakistan off spinner Tauseef Ahmed has slammed a decision to play out of form Junaid Khan over Aizaz Cheema during their humiliating 209 run defeat to Sri Lanka in the first Test at Galle. ANI

Kiwi wicketkeeper Watling expecting barrage of spin bowling during Caribbean tour
New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling is expecting a West Indian bombardment of spin bowling during the Caribbean tour, during which the Kiwis would play a series of Twenty20, one-day and Test matches. ANI

South Africa confirmed as host for Champions League T20 in October
South Africa would host the fourth season of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament, which is also the most lucrative club-cricket tournament in the world, in October, with Cape Town, Johannesburg, Centurion and Durban as the venues. ANI

'Positive' Button confident ahead of British GP despite horror run in season
McLaren driver Jensen Button has expressed confidence of performing well at the upcoming British Grand Prix, and has vowed to bring his season back on the right track at Silverstone. ANI

Sri Lanka cricket grabs 30 million dollars in franchise deals
In a major breakthrough for Sri Lanka Cricket, all seven Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) franchises have been snapped up with bids worth over 30 million U.S. dollars received, a statement said here on Tuesday. ANI

World's largest McDonald's outlet set to open in London Olympics stadium complex
McDonald's has unveiled it's biggest outlet outside the Olympics stadium, and the fast food joint believes 3,000 square-meter site, which is tipped to serve 50,000 Big Macs in just four weeks could be hit with both families and athletes. ANI

Afridi 'not to sign' PCB central contract to keep lucrative league offers hopes alive?
Pakistan's veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi does not intend to sign the central contract with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in order to be available for lucrative offers from leagues being organised by different countries, according to sources. ANI

Barton dumped as QPR captain, fined 420,000 pounds
Queens Park Rangers have dumped Joey Barton as their captain and fined him 420,000 pounds, but the club failed in their attempts to sack the midfielder for his behaviour during QPR's final game of the season at Manchester City. ANI

Wimbledon cordoned with 'no-fly zone' for first time in 10 yrs over terror attack threat
A 'no-fly zone' has been put in place over the All England Tennis Club that hosts the Wimbledon, for the first time in 10 years. ANI

Tim Tebow keeps clothes on runway walk for Jockey
Tim Tebow, who is the spokesman for Jockey, walked the runway for the brand's new underwear line, but did not strip to his bare minimum. ANI

Jenny McCarthy bares all for Playboy
Jenny McCarthy has posed in the buff, save for the fishnet gloves, knee-highs and red-hot nail lacquer, for the latest issue of Playboy magazine. ANI

28 tons of strawberries to be provided at Wimbledon 2012
Tennis fans are expected to get through about 28 tons of strawberries at this year's Wimbledon. ANI

Carlos Tevez dotes on daughters during family holiday in Miami
Argentinean footballer Carlos Tevez, who was seen enjoying a day at the beach in Miami with his wife Vanessa and their two daughters, looked every inch of a doting daddy. ANI

Comedian Keith Lemon challenges Murray to game of 'Swingball' ahead of Wimbledon clash
English comedian Leigh Francis, who portrays the fictional character of Keith Lemon, challenged tennis ace Andy Murray to a game of Swingball, ahead of his first-round match at the Wimbledon 2012. ANI

World's fastest skateboarding record set at 80.56mph
Adrenaline junkie Mischo Erban set a new world record as the fastest skateboarder ever by racing at 80.56mph. ANI

Portugal's Ronaldo under no pressure ahead of Euro SF clash with 'whinging' Spain
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has said he is under no pressure to perform in the Euro Cup semi-final against Spain, and also mocked the reigning champions for complaining that Portugal have had two more days rest ahead of Wednesday's semi-final. ANI

McLaren chief Whitmarsh cautions Hamilton over tactics after Maldonado crash
McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has asked Lewis Hamilton to be more calculative when tackling Williams driver Pastor Maldonado next time following their European Grand Prix crash. ANI

Becker sure Lendl will help Murray "smell moment" he is poised to break Grand Slam duck
Former tennis star Boris Becker believes world no. 4 Andy Murray's coach Ivan Lendl will help him to "smell the moment" when he is well placed to break his Grand Slam duck. ANI

Becker believes 'under pressure' Murray unlucky to play in 'top trio Wimbledon winners' era
Former tennis champ believes British no. 1 Andy Murray is under huge pressure to play well in the Wimbledon 2012 as he competing against tennis titans like Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. ANI

Italy coach asks his team to focus on semi-final with Germany
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has asked his side to move on from their England glory and focus on Thursday's semi-final with Germany in Warsaw. ANI

Proteas to rely on seniors for T20 WC following youngsters' failure to impress
The South African selectors must put their weight behind the senior players for the Twenty20 World Cup later this year in Sri Lanka following the failure of a young Proteas team during the tri-series in Zimbabwe. ANI

Jobless youngsters in UK to be taught cricket to keep them from crime
Around 10,000 Neets (Not in Education, Employment and Training) will be taught the basic skills of cricket to gain sports qualifications, which would keep them out of trouble, by cricket's charity organisation. ANI

Fabregas gives tactical tips to rivals Portugal to beat Spain
Cesc Fabregas, who is wary of Potugals' threat, gave them some tactical tips about exactly what they should do to pull off a shock win over Spain in Euro 2012 semi-finals. ANI

Better competition will improve Luka's Olympic prospects: P.T.Usha
Iconic athlete P.T. Usha wants to intensify the level of competition for her protege Tintu Luka as she gears up for the 800 meters at the 2012 London Olympics. ANI

Liz Hurley reveals why she won't have kids with Shane Warne
Elizabeth Hurley has revealed that though she will marry fiance Shane Warne, she has no plans of having children with him - because her biological clock is silent. ANI

Security at Wimbledon doubled over fears of terror attacks
UK police chiefs have doubled the number of officers patrolling the Wimbledon tournament over fears of a terror strike. ANI

Aleem Dar recommends eye, hearing tests to select 'best umpires' in Pak
The Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Elite Panel Umpires may have to go through eye and hearing tests, following a recommendation put forward by one of the world's top umpire, Aleem Dar. ANI

Tony Parker may miss Olympics after 'almost losing eye' in Brown-Drake brawl
Tony Parker has revealed that he might be laid up for the London Olympics after almost losing his eye in the bottle-hurling brawl between singers Chris Brown and Drake. ANI

Hodgson says 'under pressure' Rooney didn't deliver for England in Euros
England manager Roy Hodgson has said striker Wayne Rooney failed to live up to expectations in the Euro Cup. ANI

No way I will quit tennis, says Venus following first round Wimbledon exit
Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams has insisted that she will be not quitting tennis anytime soon despite suffering her worst defeat in 15 years at the All England Club since her debut in 1997. ANI

Resurgent Oz pacers will trouble England's top batting line up: Wade
Australia's wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has said his team possesses the bowling firepower to trouble England's in-form batting line up during their five-match one-day series. ANI

Davydenko says 'grouch potato' Murray not good enough to win Grand Slams
Former world number three Nikolay Davydenko has described British number one Andy Murray as a whiner, and believes the Scot isn't good enough to win a Grand Slam ahead of their Wimbledon first round clash on Tuesday. ANI

Italian newspaper shows Balotelli atop Big Ben as 'King Kong'
Italian newspaper La Gazzetta Dello published a photo-illustration that showed Italy striker Mario Balotelli as 'King Kong' atop London's Big Ben, swatting away soccer balls. ANI

London Olympics to be 'most expensive Games ever: Study
The London Olympics this year will be the most expensive Games ever, a new study has suggested. ANI

Tattoos take centre court at Wimbledon
Tattoos were out in force at Wimbledon, after a week of raising eyebrows at Royal Ascot. ANI

WAGs to serve up some glamour during Wimbledon
A new breed of WAGs will be supporting their athletic other halves in the Wimbledon Championships, adding a spot of glamour to the sideline. ANI

Desperate England fan's pant-dropping act couldn't prevent Italy's penalty shoot win
A desperate England fan tried to sidetrack Italy's Alessandro Diamanti during the final penalty kick, which saw them clinch the Euro cup quarterfinal on a penalty shootout, by dropping his pants and exposing his willy. ANI

'Racist' Euro 2012 tweets against Cole, Young during England's QF defeat under UK police probe
UK police officals have launched an investigation into allegations of online racist abuse following England's defeat to Italy during the Euro 2012 quarter-final match on Sunday. ANI

Kate Upton says bikini photoshoots are like any other job
Kate Upton has said that she understands why her male fans like her, but insisted that her penchant for sexy bikini photos is simply "like any job." ANI

Wade eyeing chance to cement Oz first keeper spot in England ODI series
Matthew Wade has the chance to cement his place as Australia's long-term wicketkeeper in the one-day series against England starting on Friday, ahead of the Ashes. ANI

Gatlin fires warning shot at Bolt with second fastest time in 100m
Justin Gatlin has warned the world fastest man Usain Bolt that his eyes are set on gold at the London Olympics. ANI

I don't miss sex, says 'celibate' Jodie Marsh
Jodie Marsh, who has become a professional bodybuilder after a career as a glamour model, admitted that life can be "lonely," but admitted she doesn't miss sex. ANI

Coleen Rooney reveals bikini body secrets as she launches clothes range
Coleen Rooney, who is out promoting her latest fashion range, revealed how she has to work hard to keep her slender bikini body. ANI

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