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ESPN's Erin Andrews 'may join Fox Sports'
Sportscaster Erin Andrews is leaving ESPN and could possibly join Fox Sports. ANI

Villas-Boas to lose around œ11 million if becomes Spurs' new manager
Former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas would suffer a loss of around 11 million pounds if he signs up as Tottenham Hotspurs' new manager, succeeding Harry Redknapp at the north London club. ANI

Coach Low given full backing by German FA despite Euro SF exit
The German Football Association has given coach Joachim Low its full backing despite yet another failure to cross the semifinal mark in a major tournament. ANI

Rosol needed 'shot of booze' to sleep after shock Wimbledon win over Nadal
Czech tennis player Lukas Rosol could not sleep properly at night after shockingly defeating world number two Rafael Nadal in a five-set Wimbledon thriller. ANI

Real Madrid planning to pry Spanish midfielder Silva from Man City
Spanish La Liga champions Real Madrid are preparing to make an audacious bid of 30 million pounds to English Premier League champions Manchester City for their star midfielder David Silva. ANI

Chisora says 'exaggerated' punch up with trainer won't put Haye fight in jeopardy
Heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora has said his punch-up with trainer Don Charles has been blown out of proportion, and there is no threat to his July 14 Upton Park showdown with old foe David Haye. ANI

Mike Tindall apologises to Zara Phillips for kissing antics during World Cup
Mike Tindall has finally apologised to his wife to Zara Phillips for the boozy antics during last year's World Cup in New Zealand. ANI

Brit athlete Jane Mayes loses 38kg to win place in Olympic handball team
Jane Mayes, who was overweight once and worked as a waitress, has lost 6 stones (38 kilograms) to win a place in the Olympic handball team. ANI

The Saturdays Rochelle Wiseman poses with ball boys at Wimbledon party
The Saturdays' Rochelle Wiseman was spotted cosying up to a couple of ball boys at a star-studded party held by Wimbledon ball provider Slazenger in London. ANI

'Extreme heat' may nix Pak's proposed home series with Australia in UAE
The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) has expressed "significant concerns" over hot weather conditions in the UAE, which can play spoilsport in the proposed Pakistan-Australia limited-overs series in the gulf state. ANI

Andy Carroll enjoys Ibiza bash with England footie pals
Andy Carroll, who plays with his tresses in a ponytail, looks to be heading for a fun time in Ibiza tightly marked by a team of bikini-clad babes. ANI

New Zealand wary of Windies' 'big hitters' ahead of T20 series clash
New Zealand captain Ross Taylor is wary of the West Indies big hitters Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels and Kieron Pollard ahead of their Twenty20 series in the United states. ANI

Lamar Odom heading back to LA Clippers
Lamar Odom, who had a terrible season with Dallas Mavericks last year, is returning to Los Angeles after being picked up by his former employers - Los Angeles Clippers. ANI

Hamilton says he is still in title race post Maldonado crash 'blip'
McLaren ace driver Lewis Hamilton has said his crash with Williams Pastor Maldonado was just a blip and he is still in this year championship title race. ANI

PCB chief Ashraf admits fate of Indo-Pak series hangs in balance
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf and The Board of Cricket Council (BCCI) president N Srinivasan met on the sidelines of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) annual conference recently, and Ashraf has claimed both the boards have agreed on a series in principle, but not on any specific details. ANI

Cyclist Victoria Pendleton opts for fishnet stockings in photoshoot
British cyclist Vicotria Pendleton swapped her Lycra shorts for a revealing pink dress and fishnet stockings in a sultry photoshoot for Esquire magazine. ANI

World champion Blake beats countryman Bolt in Jamaican Olympic trials
Olympic champion Usain Bolt got beaten by his world champion and his training partner Yohan Blake, who completed the race in a time of 9.75 seconds, at the Jamaican Olympic trials on Friday. ANI

Una Healy kisses Ben Foden goodbye as they prepare for wedding day
Una Healy was snapped kissing her footballer fiance Ben Foden goodbye in her hometown of Thurles in Ireland, ahead of their wedding on Saturday. ANI

Kate Upton's bum voted 'hottest in the world'
Model Kate Upton has the world's best bum, according to an online poll. ANI

BCCI bans five players for spot fixing
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has imposed a lifetime ban on cricketer TP Sudhindra for accepting money to bowl a no ball. ANI

Khloe Kardashian celebrates 28th b'day with pals at Hollywood restaurant
Khloe Kardashian, who was with the basketball player husband Lamar Odom on her actual birthday on 27th June, made it just about the girls on Thursday. ANI

Federer believes Wimbledon Centre Court 'roof' will cause 'more shocks in sport'
Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer believes the roof on Wimbledon's famed Centre Court has made a lottery out of his pursuit for the championship title. ANI

Matt Lauer's wife 'to follow him to London to rein his roving eyes'
Matt Lauer's wife, who had earlier threatened to divorce him, has taken to chaperoning him in her latest quest to control his roving eye. ANI

Rusedski backs 'great champion' Nadal to bounce back following Wimbledon 'blip'
Former British number one tennis player Greg Rusedski has said world number two Rafael Nadal's shock defeat to world number 100 Lukas Rosol is just a blip, and feels the Spaniard would bounce back soon. ANI

Italy coach Prandelli vows to exploit Spain's 'Achilles heel' in Euro final
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has said he will try to find out the weaknesses in the Spain team, and would then set up his team to exploit those during their Euro Cup final showdown on Sunday in Kiev. ANI

Lara Bingle lifts lid on love life with new mystery beau
Lara Bingle has said that her new mystery man Gareth Moody is interested in finding out who she is as a person rather than the "craziness" surrounding her. ANI

Conman jailed for 'fraudulently' booking holidays for Terry, Ferdinand
A conman, who tried to book luxury holidays for soccer stars John Terry and Rio Ferdinand using stolen bank card details, has been jailed for four and a half years. ANI

Hard work pays off for Latham with him set to debut for New Zealand against Windies
New Zealand cricketer Tom Latham, who is all set to make his debut in T20 game against the West Indies, has worked hard on his batting to make the cut in the team. ANI

Novak Djokovic's pet poodle's tweets to 'take over world'
The world of Wimbledon is being swept by the latest craze among tennis stars of taking to Twitter to post their pets' "thoughts". ANI

Tennis stars adopt bizarre rituals to win matches
Tennis stars often stick to a raft of bizarre rituals when it comes to putting their best foot forward during games, which includes tying their trainers with specific laces to using the same shower every morning. ANI

Janet Jackson's Super Bowl 'wardrobe malfunction' case dropped
Janet Jackson's Super Bowl case, in which the singer had a wardrobe malfunction, has come to an end after the Supreme Court decided not to review an earlier verdict. ANI

Pak cricketer seeks asylum in Oz following death threats over promoting Western culture
Pakistani cricketer Fawad Ahmed, who now plays in Australia, has said he was threatened by religious extremists back home for playing and coaching the sport he loves. ANI

Proteas take to mountains for team building exercise
The South African cricket team will undergo a four-day team-building exercise in Switzerland to help them cope with the pressure of 13 weeks away from home. ANI

Spain identifies Italy's 'Super Mario' as major threat ahead of Euro final
Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas has admitted striker Mario Balotelli is a major threat to their chances of creating history when they face Italy in the final of the Euro Cup in Kiev on Sunday. ANI

Fabregas says Spain winning Euro Cup would be 'much more than creating history'
Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said if they win the Euro Cup, which would complete a history-making treble, it would mean much more than just a mere record to them. ANI

Kamran Akmal among 30 Pak probables for T20 World Cup
Former Pakistani wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has been included in the list of 30 probables from which the T20 squad for the World Cup in Sri Lanka will be named. ANI

'Cash strapped' PCB on sacking spree to stay afloat following 'international isolation'
The Pakistan Cricket Board has issued termination notices to 18 of its employees in a bid to reduce its administrative expenses. ANI

Redknapp wanted to sign 'major talent' Balotelli during spell as Spurs manager
Harry Redknapp has said he tried to sign Italian striker Mario Balotelli during his spell as Tottenham Hotspurs manager, and branded the Manchester City striker as a 'major talent'. ANI

Majority of Three Lions fans made fortune by betting against England during Euro Cup
Most of the England fans made their bets against their own country, according to Betfair, a betting company. ANI

'Italian hero' Balotelli says City fans still love him despite assisting England's Euro exit
Italian striker Mario Balotelli has said he wouldn't be joining any Serie A club next season, as the Manchester City fans still love him despite assisting in knocking out England from the Euro Cup in the quarterfinal. ANI

Radek Stepanek ordered to change 'bright shoes' over All England Club's strict 'predominantly white' rules
Czech Republican tennis ace Radek Stepanek was ordered to change his 'bright blue' shoes by the authorities of the All England Club before he could start his third round match against top seed Novak Djokovic. ANI

Wayne Rooney catches up with fellow teammate Ashley Cole on LA holiday
Wayne Rooney caught up with his England pal Ashley Cole on his romantic getaway with wife Coleen in LA. ANI

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield quip about 'ear bite' incident on Twitter
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield traded jokes about the former boxer's infamous ear-biting incident on Twitter. ANI

Balotelli's 'agonized' biological Ghanaian parents 'just want him to come home'
The Ghanaian parents of Italy striker Mario Balotelli have expressed their agony of not being able to meet their son and claimed that they do not care about his money, but just want him to come home. ANI

Spanish stars hail teammate Iniesta as 'magician, extraordinary and chief creator'
Spanish players have eulogized teammate and talismanic midfielder Andres Iniesta as the team's backbone, and described him as decisive, magician, reference point, extraordinary and reliable. ANI

Ramos says 'reference point' Pirlo must be stopped if Spain wants to win Euro 2012
Spain's influential defender Sergio Ramos has praised veteran Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo, branding him as the reference point, and believes the reigning European champions need to stop the Juventus star to claim their third major tournament on the trot. ANI

'Desperate' Clarke asks team to 'pull out all stops' to level one-day series
Australian skipper Michael Clarke has asked his teammates to pull out all stops to level the one-day series against England, but faces pressure to do the same at the selection table. ANI

Maria Sharapova flaunts flesh in skimpy outfit at Wimbledon
Maria Sharapova showed off her lime green knickers at Wimbledon on Friday, serving up a treat as she displayed her assets. ANI

Armstrong fires 'sexual misconduct' salvo at USADA following decision to press dope charges
Cyclist champion Lance Armstrong, while fighting the dope charges filed against him, has reportedly accused a member of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) of sexual misconduct. ANI

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