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Rooney says United deserve to stay on top of the perch
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes they certainly deserve to stay at the top of the league table, and believes that the club isn't getting its due plaudits. ANI

F1 champion Vettel stars in advertisement for German shampoo brand
Two time world champion Sebastian Vettel has starred in a television advertisement for a shampoo brand in Germany, while McLaren ace Jensen Button stars for the same product in the United Kingdom. ANI

Former F1 ace Hill tips Button to win second world title
Former world champion Damon Hill has backed McLaren driver Jensen Button to win his second world championship. ANI

Ferguson sets Rooney 40-goal target to spur Man U to title win
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes if striker Wayne Rooney scores 40 goals this season, the club would comfortably win their 20th league title. ANI

Terry says don't blame Chelsea seniors for Villas-Boas axing
Chelsea captain John Terry has said the players weren't involved in former manager Andre Villas-Boas' sacking, and it's wrong to blame them. ANI

Under 19 Captain Babar Azam praises team for SA outstanding performance
Pakistan Under 19 Captain Babar Azam has praised his team mates for their great performance on the South African tour. ANI

Liz Hurley makes comeback in son Damian's home movie
Elizabeth Hurley has revealed that she stars in mostly villainous role in her son, Damian's home movies. ANI

Bleakley oozes confidence on night out with fiance Lampard
Christine Bleakley, who recently confessed that she's never walked confidently into a room, looked positive when she attended a charity ball on Saturday night with her fiance Frank Lampard. ANI

Gavin Henson concocts bedtime tales for kids
Gavin Henson, who featured as a contestant on BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing's eighth series, recently divulged one of his hidden talents. ANI

Srikanth confident of powerful comeback by Indian team in Asia Cup
Chief selector K Srikanth is hopeful of a strong comeback by the Indian squad in the ongoing Asia Cup. ANI

'Unfazed' Mancini determined to fight till end for Premier League title
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has vowed to keep fighting till the bitter end to claim the club's first title since 1968 after losing their top spot to rivals Manchester United on Sunday. ANI

Suarez drops Liverpool bombshell as he admits considering PSG move
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has admitted that he would be interested in joining cash rich French club Paris St. Germain. ANI

Nancy Dell'Olio strips down to bikini for mag photoshoot in Jamaica
Nancy Dell'Olio, who is more than happy to show off her impressive figure, emerged from the sea in Jamaica in a skimpy swimsuit, re-creating that famous beach scene from 'Dr. No'. ANI

Petra Ecclestone goes on shopping spree at Fendi in Beverly Hills
Petra Ecclestone was spotted enjoying an Italian-themed afternoon with lunch at West Hollywood restaurant Cecconi's followed by a visit to Fendi on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills on Saturday. ANI

Arthur dismisses concern over Pattinson injury
Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur has dismissed concerns over James Pattinson's injury, and added that it is a part and parcel of fast bowling. ANI

Becks' boys sing along US national anthem at his football match
Although none of David Beckham's sons were born in the US, yet the three of them were spotted belting out the American national anthem at their father's football game in California on Saturday. ANI

Gillespie replaces Southee in Black Caps squad for Hamilton Test
Wellington fast bowler Mark Gillespie will replace Tim Southee in a 14-member New Zealand squad for the Hamilton Test against South Africa. ANI

DRS technology to be used for Hamilton, Wellington Tests
A threat to withdraw the Decision Review System from the final two Tests between New Zealand and South Africa was averted after the International Cricket Council gave the technology "100 per cent support". ANI

Oz swimming coach defends monetary aid for Thorpe, other comeback swimmers
Australian swimming head coach Leigh Nugent has defended Swimming Australia's decision to give extra money to comeback swimmers Ian Thorpe, Libby Trickett and Michael Klim. ANI

'Seething' Redknapp rebuffs claims linking Spurs' bad form with England vacancy
Tottenham Hotspurs' manager Harry Redknapp is enraged over claims that speculation over England's manager job is destabilizing his team, resulting in three losses on the trot and has denied it. ANI

Cricket South Africa CEO Majola likely to be fired
Cricket South Africa's CEO Gerald Majola is likely to face the sack, as the organization meets in Johannesburg to take a decision on his future, and possible successors. ANI

ECB rejects 'county cricket being lucrative match-fixing market' claim
The England Cricket Board has reacted angrily to claims that county games in this country were a lucrative new market for Indian-based match-fixers because "nobody monitors them". ANI

Boxer Chisora repentant for Haye, Klitschko rows
Controversial heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora has expressed his regret for his behavior in Germany last month. ANI

Rudolph happy to buy Kallis 'expensive' whisky after scoring century
Jacques Rudolph's is more than happy to buy team mate Jacques Kallis one of the most expensive whiskies in the world, after he hit his first century for South Africa since his return in the national team after five years. ANI

Oz boxer in sex-tape scandal with former girlfriend says 'there is no tape'
Boxer turned lawyer Lovemore N'Dou says that the one-minute mobile phone sex tape with ex-girlfriend and sports star Lauryn Eagle was destroyed. ANI

Swann backs Strauss to remain England captain
England off spinner Graeme Swann believes Andrew Strauss is the best captain the country has had, and believes no one even comes close to him. ANI

Oz coach Arthur warns players not to be complacent during Caribbean tour
Australia coach Micky Arthur has warned his players not to be complacent against the West Indies, especially on their home turf. ANI

PCB refuses to jump to any conclusion over Indian bookie's match fixing claims
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said it would not jump to any conclusions over a report published in a British newspaper, which quoted an Indian bookmaker claiming to have fixed international matches including the World Cup semi-final between India and Pakistan. ANI

Abbey Clancy reveals 'deep fear of water'
Abbey Clancy says that unlike husband Peter Crouch, she is very afraid of the sea and looking at it makes her sick. ANI

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