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Murray looking forward to knock World No. 1 Djokovic off his perch
World number four Andy Murray believes he is on the right track to dislodge Novak Djokovic from his position on the top. ANI

Masters meltdown played crucial role in McIlroy's career
World number one golfer Rory McIlroy has claimed that his Masters meltdown took him to the crossroads of his career from where he could have easily gone downhill. ANI

Pietersen heading for tough time against Lankan spin attack, says Law
Former Sri Lankan coach Stuart Law believes English batsman Kevin Pietersen would have to learn to tackle the art of playing left arm spinners if he wants to do well when both countries play the first Test match at Galle next month. ANI

Australian swimmers cry foul over 'handouts' to fund Thorpe's comeback
Several Australian swimmers have demanded their governing body, Swimming Australia, reveal how much money has been spent to bankroll the return of comeback stars like Ian Thorpe amid rumors of "six-figure handshakes". ANI

Windies tour likely to be most poorly watched tour due to schedule overkill: MacGill
Former Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill has predicted that he upcoming series in the Caribbean looms as one of the most poorly watched tours in decades. ANI

Undeterred by poverty, United winger Nani kept hunger for success alive
Luis Nani has revealed the tough times he faced when he was young, and believes whatever success he has achieved till now is all on his own. ANI

Mario Balotelli got trampoline instead of ironing board for mum
Mario Balotelli has revealed that when his mum asked him to go out and buy an ironing board, he returned with a quad bike and a trampoline. ANI

Spurs' striker Defoe believes 'true pros' Scholes, Giggs vital for Man U's title bid
Tottenham Hotspurs' striker Jermain Defoe believes Manchester United's veteran midfielder duo of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes would be pivotal for their title hopes. ANI

Villas-Boas being chased by Italian clubs
Andre Villas-Boas is reportedly being considered by clubs in Italy after he was sacked as Chelsea manager. ANI

Ferguson says Europa League's schedule hurting their title hopes
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed fears that the vexing Europa League journey could upset their campaign to retain the Premier League title. ANI

Midfielder Silva promises 'mad Spanish festival' if City wins title
Manchester City midfielder David Silva has said if his club wins its first title since 1968, he would arrange a grand fiesta with a Spanish flavor in celebration. ANI

Redknapp 'suicidal' after Spurs hat trick of losses
Tottenham Hotspurs' manager Harry Redknapp has said that he feels suicidal after his team's third loss on the trot against a resurgent Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday. ANI

Berbatov says 'it's sad and painful' not to play
Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has said it is painful for him to not get ample amount of playing time, but he is available whenever the team needs him. ANI

Di Matteo met Chelsea senior players 'individually' to remind them of club's targets
Interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has revealed that he personally met the club's seniors players, and reminded them of the targets set for the last two months of this current season. ANI

Record chasing Bresnan desperate to help England win Test matches again
England fast bowler Tim Bresnan could be on his way to break the world record of playing the maximum Test matches without losing any of them. ANI

Cricket gaining popularity in France
Cricket is being introduced into the national curriculum in France and enthusiasts hope it will lead to the game becoming a part of French culture ANI

Tim Tebow meets four-year-old fan with leukemia
Tim Tebow met a four-year-old leukemia patient, who had travelled all the way from Durham, North Carolina to meet his favourite football star. ANI

Alexandra Burke 'thinking about marriage and children'
Alexandra Burke has said that she is already thinking about kids and marriage, now that she's dating England football star Jermain Defoe. ANI

Kim Kardashian 'kept all money from marriage with Kris Humphries'
Kris Humphries' camp has claimed that he hasn't seen a penny of the money he made from marrying Kim Kardashian, insisting that the socialite has it all. ANI

Chantelle 'left in tears' after learning Reid has been messaging another woman
Chantelle Houghton, who is seven months pregnant and is planning to marry Alex Reid, is said to have been "left in tears" after learning that her fiance has been sending private messages to Katie Price's TV show winner on Twitter. ANI

Australia experience gives rivals edge in Asia Cup: Misbah
Pakistan cricket captain Misbahul Haq has said the tough experience that India and Sri Lanka went through in Australia in their recent tour will give them an advantage over their rivals in the Asia Cup. ANI

Nash says Oz has edge for Windies in upcoming series
Former West Indies vice-captain Brendan Nash has reckoned that Australia has an edge over West Indies in the upcoming series after undergoing grueling home season. ANI

Canadian skier killed in World Cup skicross event in Switzerland
Canadian skier Nick Zoricic has died after crashing into safety nets during a World Cup skicross event in Switzerland. ANI

Khloe Kardashian says marriage 'can never be one-way thing'
Khloe Kardashian, who is married to NBA star Lamar Odom has revealed that it is "always a give and take" when it comes to marriage. ANI

Aussie sports star in sex tape scandal over split with boxer beau
Sports star and swimsuit model Lauryn Eagle reportedly made a complaint to police late last year over a sex tape featuring her and boxer boyfriend Lovemore Ndou. ANI

Frank Lampard 'disgusted' by paedophile uncle
Frank Lampard's uncle has been revealed as a paedophile who tried to groom a 13-year-old girl for internet sex. ANI

Danielle Lloyd uses F-word in rant against Wolves fans
Glamour model Danielle Lloyd tweeted an F-word rant against Wolves fans after they confronted her footballer beau Jamie O'Hara, as he left Molineux holding one of the couple's sons. ANI

Former Oz cricketer Berry praises selectors for unearthing young talent
Former cricketer Darren Berry has congratulated Australian cricket's selection committee for bringing about a new breed of young cricketers, who would secure the country's cricketing future. ANI

Lewis Hamilton blames partying for poor performance last season
Lewis Hamilton has admitted that his late night partying last year had wrecked his performance and says that he has learned from his mistakes. ANI

Lewis Hamilton's dad reveals his 'nightmare' when son fired him
Lewis Hamilton's dad Anthony has revealed that he was "shocked" and "devastated", when his son sacked him as manager. ANI

'CSA should adopt Nicholson inquiry recommendations to restore confidence in cricket administration'
Cricket South Africa (CSA) must adopt the Nicholson inquiry recommendations with immediate effect to restore stakeholder and public confidence in the administration of the game, a cricketers' body has suggested. ANI

ICC to probe 'Indian bookmakers fixing England county results' claims: Report
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is reportedly investigating claims that Indian bookmakers are fixing the results of England county games and international fixtures. ANI

Imogen Thomas scrawls support for Welsh rugby team on bare chest
Imogen Thomas tweeted a photo of 'Cmon Wales' written across her bare chest to show support for the Welsh rugby team ahead of their Six Nations game against Italy. ANI

Flower wants England batsmen to banish their spin bowling demons in Lanka tour
England coach Andy Flower has urged his batsmen to silence their critics by performing well against spin bowling during their tour to Sri Lanka. ANI

Tsotsobe becomes World No 1 bowler after scintillating performance against Kiwis
South African paceman Lonwabo Tsotsobe has emerged as the No. 1 bowler on the Reliance Mobile ODI Bowling Rankings after his scintillating performance in the ODI series against New Zealand. ANI

Dunedin Test ends in draw as rain washes out final day's play
The Dunedin test between New Zealand and South Africa ended in a draw after rain prevented the Kiwis from resuming play from their overnight score of 137-2 in their chase of the 401 run target. ANI

Give me $7m or face public trial, says Kris Humphries to Kim Kardashian
Kris Humphries is said to be secretly seeking 7 million dollars from his estranged wife Kim Kardashian to walk away from their marriage quietly. ANI

Abbey Clancy found trip to India 'an eye opener'
Abbey Clancy says that after a recent trip to India, she realised that British kids are 'such moaners', who could learn something from Indians who are largely content despite not having much. ANI

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