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Uncertainty over players contracts will not affect Oz team performance: Hussey
Limited overs specialist David Hussey has said that the uncertainity over player contracts will not affect the performances of players during the tour of the West Indies. ANI

Man U player 'appeared as extra in p*rn movie'
A Manchester United "senior international" landed a role in a p*rn movie after asking an adult movie actor if he could visit the set, a fanzine has claimed. ANI

Christine Bleakley, Phillip Schofield strike pose for Ghost-themed photoshoot
The 'Dancing On Ice' hosts, Christine Bleakley and Phillip Schofield acted out a tear-jerking scene from a 90s blockbuster featuring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze, while posing for a ghost themed photoshoot. ANI

Stephanie Rice out of limelight this Olympics
Stephanie Rice, who was the star of Beijing 2008, winning three gold medals in swimming, is being snubbed this Olympics in favour of comeback athletes. ANI

Rugby stars pose nude to support charity event
Eleven Super League teams took part in a n*ked photo shoot to support Sport Relief, charity event which brings together the worlds of sports and entertainment to raise money to help vulnerable people in UK and the world's poorest countries. ANI

Tevez's early return can save Man City title bid: Richards
To win the Premier League, Manchester City needs to rediscover their goal scoring touch and striker Carlos Tevez's early return could make a difference, according to defender Micah Richards. ANI

Man U aim to be table toppers after overtaking City
Manchester United aim to be table-toppers from now until the end of the season and win their 20th Premier League title ANI

Rooney just wants to win UK Prem League title for Man U
Striker Wayne Rooney is not too interested in personal milestones, but more on winning the Premier League title for Manchester United for the 20th time. ANI

Watson has done an "outstanding" job in leading Oz ODI squad in Clarke's absence: Arthur
Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur has reckoned that Shane Watson has done an "outstanding" job and exceeded expectations in leading the ODI squad in Michael Clarke's absence. ANI

Gerrard blasts Reds flops
Football star Steven Gerrard has hit out at his Liverpool team-mates and urged them to buck up their ideas ahead of tomorrow's Merseyside derby. ANI

Big guns back Lewis for title push
Former Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has been given two huge votes of confidence as he tries to bounce back into world championship contention this season. ANI

Cool Hamilton feels like a kid again
Former Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he is heading for a successful new phase of his career as he prepares to start season with the Australian Grand Prix ANI

McIlroy wants Woods to be fit for Augusta showdown
Rory McIlroy, the world's top golfer, wants former world No.1 Tiger Woods to be fit for Augusta showdown after the latter limped out of GC-Cadillac Championships with another injury to his left Achilles tendon. ANI

Coleen Rooney launches new Littlewoods swimwear line
Coleen Rooney launched her exclusive beachwear range for Littlewoods Ireland on Monday. ANI

Kim Kardashian visits church in revealing dress
Kim Kardashian recently went to a church with her family, but the outfit she wore looked quite inappropriate for a religious service. ANI

Brit fans warned against visiting brothels in Ukraine during Euro 2012
English football fans who hire prostitutes during the Euro 2012 should be cautious as Ukraine has the highest HIV rate in Europe. ANI

Chelsea coach Di Matteo says only Torres can unlock his psychological problem
Chelsea's interim coach Di Matteo says only striker Fernando Torres can unlock his psychological problems, and give answers as to why he has scored just five goals in the 13 months since his record 50 million pound transfer from Liverpool. ANI

Jermain Defoe visits gay club to watch girlfriend Burke perform
Jermain Defoe attended a gig at a gay nightclub right after his game as his popstar girlfriend Alexandra Burke was performing there live. ANI

Nicklas Bendtner cleared of car vandalising charges
Nicklas Bendtner has been cleared of the charges levied against him for vandalising parked cars near the home of his team's arch rivals. ANI

Kate Upton tweets bad hair day pic
Kate Upton, who beat a host of models to bag the coveted Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover girl last month, posted a photograph of herself suffering from bad hair day. ANI

Khloe Kardashian can't make up her mind over Lamar Odom's Turkey offer
Lamar Odom was getting so bored during the NBA lockout that he resorted to playing Hangman and baking, so that when he received an offer to play basketball in Turkey, his wife Khloe Kardashian was very happy and supportive. ANI

Cricket scam mars proceedings in J and K state assembly for second consecutive day
Several state lawmakers voiced their ire on Tuesday against Renewable Energy Minister and President of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) Farooq Abdullah following accusations of his involvement in embezzling funds meant for the JKCA. ANI

Fit again Samit Patel ready to fight for England Test spot
Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel is happy to be on his first Test tour, and is no longer willing to let concerns over his fitness stand in the way of his England ambitions. ANI

Mario Balotelli claims he's better dressed than most Brit footballers
Mario Balotelli has said that when it comes to style, Italians are on "another level". ANI

Lewis Hamilton's dad to launch 'X-Factor' style F1 talent hunt
Lewis Hamilton's dad Anthony is set to launch a Formula 1 talent contest which emulates the style of shows like 'X-factor', to hunt for Grand Prix stars of the future. ANI

Arthur says 'experienced' Lee needs to set example for bowlers in Windies series
Australian head cricket coach Mickey Arthur has reckoned that paceman Brett Lee's experience will be crucial for the upcoming West Indies series. ANI

Misbah could face one match suspension for slow over-rate against Bangladesh
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq could become the latest cricket skipper to be suspended for maintaining a slow over-rate in the opening game of the Asia Cup against Bangladesh in Mirpur on Sunday. ANI

ICC CEO Lorgat says Twenty20 'fantastic' format for new markets, audiences
International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has reckoned Twenty20 is a fantastic format for new markets and new audiences of the sport. ANI

Former ICL team-mates reitrate match-fixing claim against Cairns
Three former Indian Cricket League team-mates have reconfirmed that former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns was involved in the match-fixing. ANI

Proteas, Black Caps both fancy their chances in Hamilton Test
Both the Proteas and the Black Caps fancy their chances in the second Test to be played in Hamilton. ANI

Cricket South Africa seeks CEO Majola's replacement
The race to find a replacement for Cricket South Africa's (CSA) embattled CEO Gerald Majola is heating up ahead of an emergency meeting by the governing body of cricket's executive committee on Wednesday. ANI

Fans see one off Proteas Vs India Twenty20 match in Jo'burg seen as 'shameless profiteering'
A poll answered by some 6000 cricket fans worldwide has slammed the one-off Twenty20 international between South Africa and India as "shameless profiteering". ANI

BCB dampens 'revival of international cricket' hopes in Pakistan
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has dampened hopes of revival of international cricket in Pakistan, by objecting to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executives Committee's (CEC) decision to recommend non-neutral officials for a proposed series between the two countries. ANI

Middle-order bat Samit Patel wants England to achieve Oz record as Test champions
Middle order batsman Samit Patel believes that England has the wherewithal to dominate Test cricket for years to come. ANI

Redknapp keen on England job, but admits leaving Spurs will be tough
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has said that he is still keen on listening to an offer from the Football Association (FA) for the job of England manager, but has admitted that leaving the Spurs will be tough. ANI

Abbey Clancy's idea of heaven is 'world without gadgets'
Abbey Clancy says she could happily live without internet or gadgetry and admits to have sent just three e-mails in her life. ANI

Gavin Henson 'may star alongside Indian child artist' in upcoming rom-com
Gavin Henson will reportedly be making his movie debut alongside 'Slumdog Millionaire' child star Rubina Ali in the movie 'Lord Owen's Lady' later this year. ANI

McMillan tells Indian bookmakers to "put up or shut up" on match-fixing claims
Former Kiwi player Craig McMillan has told Indian bookmakers to "put up or shut up" on the match-fixing allegations aginst New Zeland players. ANI

Ex Kiwi quick O'Brien says he has seen "dodgy" cricket incidents in India, England, Oz
Former Kiwi seamer Iain O'Brien has claimed to have seen "dodgy" cricket incidents in India, England and Australia and added it will be naive to assume New Zealand players had not been approached by bookmakers. ANI

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