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Coleen Rooney splashes £13,375 on poolside look in LA
Coleen Rooney, who is currently soaking up the sun in Los Angeles with her husband Wayne, showed that only the finer things in life will do. ANI

Posh and Sarah Jessica Parker 'collaborating on fashion line'
Rumour mills are swirling with the reports that Victoria Beckham and actress Sarah Jessica Parker are secretly working on a fashion line together. ANI

Cricket in 'better shape' to fight corruption: Ex-ICC chief
World cricket's outgoing chief Haroon Lorgat has admitted spot-fixing scandals were a low point of his tenure, but insisted the sport was now in better shape to fight corruption. ANI

French coach Blanc to take decision on future in next two days
France coach Laurent Blanc will make a decision on his Les Bleus future over the next two days. ANI

Champions League T20 tournament in South Africa shows faith in CSA: Faul
Another global tournament in South Africa has highlighted the international cricket community's faith in the country and its ability to host major tournaments, according to Cricket SA (CSA) acting CEO Jacques Faul. ANI

MCC's 'elite' member John Fingleton disparages Oz fans ahead of Lord's ODI
John 'Fingers' Fingleton, who is a stalwart of the exclusive Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for more than 40 years, has disparaged Australian fans ahead of the first one-dayer between England and Australia to be played at Lord's on Friday. ANI

Ruud Gullit favourite to land vacant Dutch coach job following Van Marwijk's departure
Dutch legend Ruud Gullit is leading the race to become Holland's new manager after Van Marwijk resigned from the post following a disastrous Euro Cup campaign. ANI

Noel Gallagher fascinated by Wayne Rooney's hair
Noel Gallagher's highlight for Euro 2012 was Wayne Rooney's hair. ANI

'Super rich' French club PSG in race to sign unsettled Arsenal striker Van Persie
Super rich French club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) is set to challenge English Premier League champions Manchester City for the signing of Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie. ANI

Melanie Sykes parties with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button sans toyboy
Melanie Sykes left her boyfriend Jack Cockings at home, while she partied with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button in London. ANI

PCB could earn almost Rs 40 million from Bangladesh's proposed series
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to earn Rs 39.44 million from a series against Bangladesh if it does take place, according to budget details. ANI

Hafeez's place in Pak team may be 'hanging in balance'
Pakistan Twenty20 skipper Mohammad Hafeez, who led the team in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, is facing an uphill task to save his place in the national side. ANI

Chinese footballer's wife accused of conning Olympic stars with 'princeling' status
A former Chinese footballer's wife, who presented herself as a princeling, has been accused of swindling Olympic champions and celebrities out of about 6 million pounds, and has gone on trial for fraud in China. ANI

Hamilton offers help to create 'sensational' London Grand Prix in case it materializes
McLaren ace driver Lewis Hamilton has expressed keenness to help out organizers in conducting a London Grand Prix, which would be sensational according to the former champion. ANI

Two UK teens probed by cops for racist tweets during England's Euro exit
British police has carpeted two teenagers, aged 13 and 15, over racist tweets during England's Euro exit in the quarterfinal, but the abuse wasn't related to the vile rants against Ashley Cole and Ashley Young who missed the penalties during their defeat. ANI

Presence of 'sweetheart' Wozniacki helps McIlroy recapture form at Irish Open
Former world number one golfer Rory McIlroy demonstrated flashes of his old self while playing at the Irish Open at home, and the reason behind the Ulsterman regaining his lost form, is suggested to be presence of his girlfriend and former women number one in tennis, Caroline Wozniacki. ANI

Team Bangladesh ready to tour Pak if court injunction lifted: BCB chief
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief Mustafa Kamal has assured Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf that they are still interested in touring Pakistan for a cricket series, and, if it wasn't for the High Court injunction, the tour would have not been postponed. ANI

Kamran Akmal cleared by PCB Integrity Committee?
Former Pakistan wicket keeper Kamran Akmal has been cleared by the Integrity Committee of the PCB. ANI

Ronaldo says he is no 'choker' when it comes to taking penalties
Portugal star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that he is no bottler and was desperate to take Portugal's fifth penalty against Spain. ANI

Man U confirms pre-season friendly with Barca in Sweden
Manchester United have confirmed that they will face Barcelona in a pre-season friendly at Gothenburg, Sweden on August 8. ANI

Ex-wife of tragic soccer hero Best fears Gazza could meet similar grizzly end
Tragic soccer hero George Best's ex-wife Alex Best has wished that troubled footie legend Paul Gascoigne will remember how her husband died and will have the willpower not to drink. ANI

'Spurs' hopeful' Villas-Boas planning œ32m swoop for Moutinho
Former Porto manager Andre Villas-Boas whose appointment as Spurs manager is still yet to be confirmed is planning to make Joao Moutinho his first signing at Tottenham for 32 million pounds. ANI

Taylor stresses on importance of Twenty20s to gain momentum for Windies tour
New Zealand cricket captain Ross Taylor is stressing the importance of making an early statement on their tour of the West Indies, which starts on Sunday with the first of two Twenty20 internationals. ANI

Paes confirms London Olympics participation
Tennis ace Leander Paes confirmed his participation in the London Olympics on Friday, ending days of speculation after his very public display of anger at the All India Tennis Association (AITA), the game's governing body. ANI

Boyle assuages PETA fears over animal abuse in 'Wonder-themed' London Olympics opening ceremony
Director of the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony, Danny Boyle, has sought to assuage People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) over concerns about the welfare of animals who will feature in his 27 million pound show. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone's hair flies all over the place while out for b'day meal
Tamara Ecclestone had difficulty managing her hair, when she stepped out for a 28th birthday meal on a windy day. ANI

Wayne and Coleen Rooney tour LA during Italy-Germany Euro semi finals
Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen were spotted out sightseeing in LA on Thursday, during the Euro tournament semi final between Italy and Germany. ANI

Irina Shayk displays impressive pair of pins at jewellery launch
Irina Shayk showed off her impressive pair of long legs, as she launched a jewellery collection in Spain. ANI

Chisora comes to blows with trainer ahead of Haye 'grudge' fight
Dereck Chisora's chances of winning his much publicized grudge fight with fellow Brit David Haye on July 14 at Upton Park has taken a massive hit after he was embroiled in a punch-up with his coach, Don Charles, other in the gym. ANI

Ramiz and Mohsin in 'walking straight line when drunk' war
Former Pakistan Test captain Ramiz Raja has made some scathing remarks in a micro blogging website about Mohsin Khan, who was removed as the chief coach of the national team. ANI

Jeev to relish Clarke gifted '21-year old single malt' with father Milkha Singh
Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh was presented a 21-year-old bottle of Bushmills single malt by Irish Open champion Darren Clarke after taking the first-round lead, and now, Jeev intends to share a glass with his legendary father Milkha, who was nicknamed 'The Flying Sikh'. ANI

'Banned for life' Kaneria accuses ECB of 'discrimination' and 'unfair treatment'
Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria, who is facing a worldwide life ban from all forms of cricket, has accused the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) disciplinary panel of 'discrimination' and 'unfair treatment'. ANI

Peter and Abbey Crouch can't keep hands off each other on Mexican holiday
Peter Crouch and his wife Abbey were spotted canoodling by a swimming pool while they were on a romantic holiday in Mexico this week. ANI

Hamilton goes for homeboy look while partying with Ne-Yo in London
Lewis Hamilton went for the rapper look as he enjoyed a night out in London with R 'n' B singer Ne-Yo. ANI

Pak, Sri Lanka cricket boards sign T20 Premier League agreement
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has signed an agreement with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) under which the two boards have agreed to allow their players to take part in the domestic T20 Premier Leagues of both countries. ANI

'Covered up' Kate Upton unrecognisable on Vogue cover
Kate Upton, who is known for her revealing look, has shown a different, more conservative side of herself in the July issue of Vogue, where she is completely covered up in sophisticated fall clothing. ANI

Clarke backs Cummins to fire against England in ODIs
Australia's skipper Michael Clarke has backed young pacer Pat Cummins to perform against England in five-match ODI series. ANI

'Embittered' Karlovic questions Wimbledon's fair play after defeat to Brit hope Murray
Croatian tennis star Ivo Karlovic has created controversy by accusing the Wimbledon officials of deliberately favoring local hope Andy Murray during his 7-5, 6-7, 6-2, 7-6 defeat at the hands of the Scot. ANI

Now, 'grunt-o-meter guns' to silence screeching women tennis stars!
Umpires are set to be issued grunt-o-meter guns which would help them silence the mounting screeches of women tennis stars like Maria Sharapova, whose grunts reaches to a level of 100 decibels. ANI

Cook aims to make England World No.1 in Tests, T20s and ODIs
England ODI skipper Alastair Cook is keen to make his team the undisputed kings of world cricket if the Three Lions are able to beat Australia 5-0 in the series and take their No.1 crown. ANI

Coe insists Team GB snubbed Becks will still be part of London Olympics
London Oympics chief Sebastian Coe has insisted that soccer star David Beckham will be offered a role at the Games, despite receiving a heartbreaking snub by Team GB football manager Stuart Pearce. ANI

Iniesta says Spain prepared to make history by winning three major tournaments on trot
Spain's talismanic midfielder Andes Iniesta has claimed the team is ready to become the first ever team to win three major tournaments on the trot after reaching the final of the ongoing Euro Cup. ANI

Blind pup joins minor league baseball team
A blind puppy, named Stevie Wonder, has become the newest member of a US baseball team, after the players decided to adopt him. ANI

Casillas vows to shed Spain's 'boring' tag in Euro final
Spain captain Iker Casillas has vowed to get rid of the boring tag, often been associated with them during the ongoing Euro Cup, by giving fans something to enjoy in the final against Italy on Sunday in Kiev. ANI

'Crestfallen' German camp upbeat despite crashing out of Euros at the hands of Italy
German coach Joachim Low has expressed disappointment at crashing out of the Euro Cup after a 2-1 defeat to Italy in the semifinal, but is confident his young side would be able to muddle through with the defeat. ANI

'Queen of Screams' Sharapova says 'too old to stop grunting' on court
Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova, who has been dubbed as the 'Queen of Screams', has claimed that she is too old to stop grunting on court. ANI

Women hit back in Wimbledon 'gender pay equality' row
Women tennis players have blasted the Wimbledon 'gender pay equality' row after tennis ace Maria Sharapova claimed that 'we are worth every penny of our equal pay.' ANI

Balotelli dedicates golden brace in Italy's Euro SF win over Germany to mum
Striker Mario Balotelli, who scored two goals to fire Italy into the Euro Cup final after beating Germany 2-1, has dedicated both goals to his adoptive mother Silvia. ANI

Clarke confident about not giving up No.1 ODI spot to England
England will become No.1 in all three formats-the Test, one-day and Twenty20 games-if they beat Australia 5-0 in the ODI series, but Michael Clarke is confident about not relinquishing their place at the top of the rankings and is keen to pull off a surprise series win. ANI

Indian owned Blackburn appoints local duo to get back into Premier League
Indian owned English football club Blackburn Rovers has appointed former Preston chairman Derek Shaw as their new managing director get the club back into the Premier League in the shortest possible time. ANI

Outrage over Beck's Team GB snub for London Olympics
The soccer world has expressed dismay and anger over icon David Beckham's omission from the Team Great Britian (GB) for the London 2012 Olympics. ANI

UK cops arrest 2 Muslim converts over London Olympics terror plot
Two Muslim converts have been arrested by the UK police in East London, on suspicion of plotting an attack on the London Olympic canoeing venue. ANI

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