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Bernie Ecclestone lashes out at MP for calling his daughter 'billionaire bogan'
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has called for MP Kelvin Thomson's sacking after the politician verbally bashed his daughter Tamara in a Parliament speech and tagged her as a "billionaire bogan". ANI

Sebastian Vettel fancies threesome with 'Abbey'
Sebastian Vettel has named Adrian Newey's latest Red Bull model 'Abbey' as he looks forward to win his third straight Formula One drivers' championship. ANI

Kate Upton caught in catfight with Sports Illustrated rivals
Rival models couldn't help showing their displeasure when their biggest rival and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover beauty Kate Upton was showered with attention during an event in Vegas last month. ANI

Hamilton sets new lap record in go-kart before Australian Grand Prix
Former World Champion Lewis Hamilton has set a new lap record in Australia before the commencement of the championship season this year in Australia. ANI

Murray admits feeling like an 'idiot' after arguing with female umpire
Tennis star Andy Murray has admitted that he felt like an idiot after arguing with a female umpire at the Indian Wells. ANI

Cheryl Cole denies she's set to join X Factor rival 'The Voice'
Cheryl Cole has denied reports that she is set to join BBC's 'The Voice', insisting that she is concentrating on her music career. ANI

Jermain Defoe watches new flame Alexandra Burke take part in game show
Jermain Defoe and Alexandra Burke, who are rumoured to be dating, have been photographed for the first time during the filming of British game show 'Celebrity Juice'. ANI

World War Two leftover Nazi bomb causes ruckus at Olympic site
A digger at an Olympic construction site in East London discovered a Nazi bomb deemed as a left over from the blitzkrieg. ANI

Villas-Boas favorite to become Inter Milan's next manager
Former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has been marked down by Inter Milan as the right choice to replace current manager Claudio Ranieri, who had managed Chelsea previously. ANI

'Old man' Redknapp hints that he is the right man to manage England
Tottenham Hotspurs' manager Harry Redknapp has hinted that he is the right person to become England manager following Fabio Capello's exit last month. ANI

Ferguson admits record signing Berbatov is on his way out
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that the club's record signing Dimitar Berbatov is on his way out of Old Trafford. ANI

Premier league boss appeals to Qatar to allow sale of beer in stadiums
England Premier League Chairman Sir Dave Richards has asked the Islamic state of Qatar to relax its alcohol laws for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, or risk facing a boycott from thirsty fans. ANI

Chisora's license taken away by British boxing authority
Controversial boxer Dereck Chisora's boxing license has been revoked by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) for his recent misdemeanors before and after his defeat to champion Vitali Klitschko in Munich. ANI

Kiwis in trouble after dramatic five wicket for no run collapse on Day 1 of Hamilton Test
New Zealand suffered a dramatic collapse and lost five wickets for no runs in 20 balls to crash to 185 in 61.2 overs on the opening day of the Hamilton Test against South Africa. ANI

Kate Upton's 'Super Hot' ad for Zoo York banned in US
Kate Upton's latest commercial for streetwear label Zoo York, has been banned from MTV and Turner Entertainment's, Adult Swim Network. ANI

Pregnant Rachel Uchitel and hubby can't stop rubbing large baby bump
Rachel Uchitel, who is due to welcome her first child into the world next month, was seen walking her dogs with husband Matt Hahn in a park in San Francisco, on Wednesday. ANI

Australia's Watson happy to bat at No.3 in Tests
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, who is leading the one-day side in the absence of injured skipper Michael Clarke, has said that he would be happy to bat at number three in the Test series against the West Indies. ANI

Multi-million pound earning UK football stars are now going broke
A number of footballers are facing a growing risk of going bust even though they earn around 1.47 million pounds a year. ANI

'Stressed out' Ryder's future in limbo as IPL date looms
New Zealand batsman Jessie Ryder's comeback to the cricket pitch remains in doubt, as the second year of his contract with Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League looms next month. ANI

Wade enjoying learning from veteran Haddin
Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has said he is enjoying working along side Brad Haddin in the West Indies, as he is keen to take a few tips from the veteran. ANI

India defeats Pak by five wickets to take 1-0 lead in ODI series for blind
India defeated Pakistan by five wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match blind one-day series in Chennai. ANI

PCB eyeing successful IPL, BPL models prior to launch of own Premier League
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has said that a two-day meeting will be held from March 23 to examine modules of the Twenty20 tournaments in Bangladesh and India as a feasibility study of hosting such an event. ANI

Footballers earning 1.5m pounds-a-year 'at risk of bankruptcy'
Top footie stars are reportedly at a risk of going broke despite earning 1.47 million pounds a year. ANI

Mario Balotelli says he doesn't like to talk but likes to listen
Mario Balotelli has denied claims that he is "arrogant" and over-confident, insisting that he is a "really private" person. ANI

Hilfenhaus to miss first Windies one-day match
Australian pace bowler Ben Hilfenhaus will miss the opening one day match against the West Indies. ANI

Strauss not concerned by Cook's performance as England's ODI captain
England Test team captain Andrew Strauss has said he is not concerned by Alastair Cook's high-quality performance as one-day captain, and insists everyone is focused on making sure that the team wins as many matches as possible. ANI

Oz selector Marsh says Haddin to keep Test spot for now
Australian selector Rod Marsh has signaled that Brad Haddin would be retained for the first Test match at least against the West Indies. ANI

'Undaunted' Watson ready for Caribbean tour
Stand in Australian captain is up and ready for the West Indies tour despite having major selection worries before the commencement of the tour. ANI

Lankan all rounder Mathews to miss Asia Cup
Sri Lankan all rounder Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the Asia Cup with a calf injury and returned home on Wednesday. ANI

Joey Barton hurls abuses at squatters for breaking into his house
Joey Barton, who reportedly had squatters break into his house and change the locks while he was away with his partner, has launched a foul-mouthed rant at them. ANI

Premier League boss falls into pool after saying FIFA stole football from England
Premier League chairman Sir Dave Richards had an awkward moment when he fell into a fountain pool of a hotel in Doha after he accused the Federation International of Football Association (FIFA) of stealing the football from England. ANI

The only way City can succeed this season is to win one of the prizes: De Jong
Manchester City midfielder Nigel De Jong has said the club must win at least one trophy this season to ensure a successful season, and added that it is either the Europa League or the Premier League. ANI

Pune Warriors captain Ganguly says Clarke may play in IPL
Pune Warriors captain Sourav Ganguly has said his side is close to signing Australian skipper Michael Clarke for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League. ANI

Mario Balotelli parks car in no parking zone again
Mario Balotelli has broken another parking rule, as he parked his red Ferrari in a no parking zone while treating girlfriend Raffaella Fico to some fine Italian cuisine on an outing in Milan last month. ANI

Cairns was diabolically involved in blackmailing young players: Modi's lawyer
Former Kiwi cricket all-rounder Chris Cairns had been part of "a diabolical scheme that involved blackmailing young players", a court has been told. ANI

PCB chief Ashraf hopes for good results in Asia Cup
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Chaudhary Zaka Ashraf has expressed hope for good results in the ongoing Asia Cup. ANI

Pak cricketers set to get 25- 35 % salary hike
Pakistan cricketers are set to get a salary hike of around 25 to 35 percent when the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announces the new central contracts list. ANI

Acting Cricket South Africa chief resigns
Acting Cricket South Africa (CSA) President AK Khan has resigned from his post. ANI

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