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ICC can't force India to accept DRS: Richardson
International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO David Richardson on Thursday said India, or more specifically the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), could not be forced to accept the Umpires Dispute Redressal System (UDRS). ANI

Posh planning big bash for Harper's first b'day
Victoria Beckham is planning a lavish first birthday party for her daughter Harper, and is said to have even hired pink rabbits for the occasion. ANI

Nancy Dell'Olio channels Cleopatra in bizarre silver headdress
Nancy Dell'Olio may have worn quite a few glitzy and bizarre outfits during her short stint on Strictly Come Dancing, but on Tuesday night she outdid herself when she channelled Cleopatra in a super strange outfit in London. ANI

Spice Girls try to persuade 'reluctant' Posh to perform at Olympics
After reuniting to launch their musical, Viva Forever, the Spice Girls are now in negotiations to appear at the Olympics closing ceremony - despite having previously turned down an offer. ANI

Oram warns Windies against underestimating Black Caps in absence of key players
Veteran New Zealand all rounder Jacob Oram has warned the West Indies team against underestimating a young Black Caps unit, which is without three senior players during the two Twenty20 match series, starting on Sunday in Florida. ANI

Schumacher's podium finish in European GP no guarantee for F1 future with Mercedes
Mercedes boss Norbert Haug has said seven times world champion Michael Schumacher's third place finish in the European Grand Prix doesn't guarantee an extended Formula One career. ANI

McIlroy working hard to overcome tendency of giving up easily during tough times
Former golf world number one Rory McIlroy has admitted that if he has to dominate the sports again, then he needs to overcome his penchant of giving up easily when the going gets tough. ANI

Spurs slap œ40mn price tag on Modric amidst transfer request reports
Tottenham Hotspurs has slapped a 40 million pound price tag on their star midfielder Luka Modric amidst reports that the Croatian international is planning to submit a transfer request. ANI

Warner warns England pacers 'bowl fast and get smacked for boundaries'
Australia opener David Warner has warned England pace bowlers that the faster they will bowl, the easier it would be for him to smack them for boundaries. ANI

It's pretty weird being Lara's brother, says Josh Bingle
Lara Bingle's brother Josh has admitted that it was 'pretty weird' being her sibling after the model shot to fame in a Tourism Australia advertising campaign in 2006. ANI

Animal rights group livid over German obsession with 'psychic' pets during Euros
An animal right group, Tierschutzbund has expressed concern over the scaling obsession within Germany to predict the right outcome of the Euro Cup through their pets in a bid to gain popularity just like Paul the psychic octopus did during the World Cup 2010. ANI

F1 boss Ecclestone may face bribery charges following German banker's jail sentence
Bernie Ecclestone is in line to be charged by German authorities after a banker, Gerhard Gribkowsky, was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison for accepting bribes from the Formula One chief. ANI

Russell Brand says London 2012 will be a disaster
Russell Brand has predicted that the London 2012 Olympics will be a disaster because British people are bad at organising. ANI

Heather Watson credits 'superstitious breakfast' to Wimbledon success
Tennis Player Heather Watson has revealed that smoked salmon and eggs in breakfast are the reason behind her success in Wimbledon this year. ANI

Stone Roses gig brings back happy footie memories for Becks
David Beckham saluted English Rock band 'Stone Roses', a day before their homecoming gig. ANI

Rooney cheers himself up by soaking LA sun after Euro disappointment
Wayne Rooney and wife Coleen jetted to Los Angeles to enjoy some rest and relaxation, after he was left disappointed following his team's defeat at Euro 2012 in the hands of Italy on Sunday. ANI

Lara Bingle slammed for tweeting pic of poor children smoking
Lara Bingle stumbled into a new photo controversy, after she tweeted a picture of two impoverished children smoking cigarettes with the caption: "Poverty-stricken but still cool as f#*k." ANI

Sami Khedira's girlfriend shown yellow card for being too sexy
German footie star Sami Khedira's stunning girlfriend Lena Gercke has been asked by the German FA to tone down her appearance when taking her place in the stand for their Euro 2012 semi-final clash against Italy. ANI

Una Healy to wed Ben Foden on Saturday
Una Healy is set to marry England rugby ace Ben Foden this weekend. ANI

'Born again Gazza back to 'slurring and slumping' after all-day booze bender in Dubai
Troubled football legend Paul Gascoigne, popularly known as 'Gazza', slurred his words and slumped in a chair after attending a booze bash at a Middle East hotel. ANI

Arsenal's Lukas Podolski 'sings' with Brings in new 'Hallelujah' track
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski boy teamed up with Cologne band Brings to provide backing vocals on a re-worked version of their 2009 track Hallelujah. ANI

Kaneria wants open appeal against ECB life ban for fixing verdict
Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria's has called for an appeal against a life ban imposed on him by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), for a fair trial. ANI

Vettel taking forward 'confidence' not 'anger' from early European GP exit
Formula one star Sebastian Vettel has refused to panic, and has chosen to be confident rather than angry, following his early exit from the European Grand Prix. ANI

Sharapova-style 'lion-roar' shrieks may soon be history on court
The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) is set to crackdown on players who shriek, shout and grunt as they hit the ball. ANI

Man City makes move to bind midfielder Silva to new improved contract
Premier League champions Manchester City has opened talks with midfielder David Silva's advisors in order to bind him to a new and improved contract. ANI

England boss Hodgson slams Capello's 'Scottish' jibe on Rooney as 'cheap'
England manager Roy Hodgson has defended striker Wayne Rooney, and described Fabio Capello's taunt against the Manchester United talisman as cheap. ANI

Warne predicts Australian win in ODI series against over confident England
Spin legend Shane Warne has accused the England cricket team of being over-confident, and predicted that Australia will win the five-match one-day series starting on Friday at Lord's. ANI

Kate Upton sports wet white t-shirt in 'Baywatch' spoof video
Kate Upton, who catapulted to fame after posing as cover girl for this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, can be seen wearing a wet t-shirt and a tiny red bikini in a new eye-popping and sexy 'Baywatch' spoof video by Terry Richardson. ANI

Romance with McIlroy not reason for early Wimbledon exit: Wozniacki
World No.7 Caroline Wozniacki, who lost to unseeded Austrian Tamira Paszek at Wimbledon, has said that the decline of her game in recent times cannot be blamed on her romance with golfer Rory McIlroy. ANI

Coach Low spills secrets of German soccer success
Germany coach Joachim Low has said the collaboration between domestic Bundesliga clubs, the German FA and the DFB is one of the main reasons behind their success. ANI

West Indies among top contenders to win Twenty20 World Cup: Watson
Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has named the West Indies as the team to beat at the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka. ANI

Italy's De Rossi rebuffs rift with 'crazy' Balotelli as rumours
Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi has played down the suggestion that he had a feud with Manchester City's eccentric striker Mario Balotelli after the pair clashed heatedly during the first half of Italy's Euro quarter-final clash with England in Kiev on Sunday. ANI

ICC nations agree 'in principle' to ban Kaneria for life over corruption charges
International cricketing nations have agreed in principle to enforce a life ban on disgraced Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria for corruption. ANI

Pak home series against Oz in UAE likely to comprise 3 ODIs, T20's
Pakistan's 'home' series against Australia, which is scheduled to be held later this year, is likely to include three one-day internationals (ODIs) and as many Twenty20s after both boards agreed to stick to the original plan. ANI

Alan Isaac becomes new ICC president; Richardson takes over as new CEO
Former Chairman of New Zealand Cricket Alan Isaac has taken over as the eighth President of the International Cricket Council from Sharad Pawar. ANI

No one interested in touring Pakistan, admits disappointed PCB chief
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has expressed disappointment over the unwillingness of international teams to tour Pakistan due to security concerns. ANI

Oz swimmer Rice prefers being 'dangerous wildcard' to 'hunted favourite' for London Olympics
Australian star swimmer Stephanie Rice is lapping up the idea of being seen as a dangerous wildcard rather than a hunted favourite star in the London Olympics. ANI

War breaks out over 'gender pay equality' spat in tennis
The head of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), Stacey Allaster has hit back at comments made by French star Gilles Simon. ANI

Brett Lee praised after he rejects NSW contract for young player
Australian pacer Brett Lee's decision not to sign a contract for New South Wales is a selfless move unlikely to be replicated, Players' Association boss Paul Marsh has said. ANI

Mike Tyson serenades women in energy drink ad
Mike Tyson, who was the most feared man in boxing two decades ago, has showed off his softer side by crooning in a Polish energy drink ad. ANI

Muse unveils official London 2012 song
British rock band Muse have announced that their new single 'Survival' will be the official song for the London 2012 Olympic Games. ANI

Tim Tebow tops as NFL player women would like to cheat on spouse with
Tim Tebow ranked second on a list of athletes women would most likely cheat on their husband with, a new survey has revealed. ANI

Australia to use ODI series against England to regain Ashes urn
Describing the pain of losing the Ashes to England, senior Australian player Shane Watson has said his team hopes to use the current five match ODI series to regain the coveted urn. ANI

'Belligerent' Germans making no special plan for Italy's Pirlo ahead of Euro SF clash
Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has said they won't make any special plan to stop veteran Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo ahead of their Euro Cup semifinal clash on Thursday. ANI

Ecclestone ready to splurge over £35m to stage London Grand Prix
Formula one supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said he is prepared to pay over 35 million pounds to stage a Grand Prix in London. ANI

'80 million penalty choker' Ronaldo blamed for Portugal's Euro SF exit
Cristiano Ronaldo became the first target of the blame game, following Portugal's penalty shootout exit from the Euro Cup semifinal at the hands of reigning champions Spain. ANI

Olympian Misty May-Treanor says 'rest' top fitness tip
US beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor has revealed that her number one tip for maintaining a healthy lifestyle is "rest." ANI

Topless Kate Upton booted from Santa Monica pier
Kate Upton was kicked out of California's famed Santa Monica pier during a photo shoot, after her one piece fell off. ANI

Dutch coach Van Marwijk resigns following team's disastrous Euro 2012 campaign
Bert van Marwijk has resigned as the Netherlands coach following his side's disastrous performance in Euro 2012. ANI

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