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London 2012 volunteers to wear shocking pink and purple uniforms
The uniforms for the London Olympics volunteers has been unveiled by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson. ANI

Dwayne Johnson scoops up plush Miami property at mere 3.4mn dollars
Dwayne The Rock Johnson has scooped up a plush 13,153 square feet home in South Florida by paying just 3.4 million-dollar. ANI

Robbie Savage wants to remember father as 'best dad in the world'
Robbie Savage, whose father passed away recently, has said that his family wants him "to go out and talk football" because that what his dad would have wished. ANI

Australian Football League's manager quits over Aboriginal slur
Adelaide's national recruiting manager Matt Rendell has resigned after he was identified to the Australian Football League (AFL) as the recruiting chief who claimed he would not draft an indigenous player unless he had one white parent. ANI

Evra says Man U need to win Premier League to rescue their 'disastrous' season
Manchester United's stand in captain Patrice Evra has said the club needs to win the Premier League now to save their disastrous season. ANI

Azhar Mahmood hoping to fire for Kings XI Punjab in IPL
Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has he had been fortunate enough to enjoy a lot of success in twenty over cricket and he hopes that the trend continues in India. ANI

City defender Toure admits players feeling pressure as season culminates
Manchester City defender Kolo Toure has admitted that the club and the players are feeling more pressure as the season is reaching its culmination point. ANI

Chelsea seniors might still get axed despite historic win over Napoli
Senior players like Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole and even captain John Terry can still face the axe despite reaching the quarterfinals of the Champions League after beating Napoli 4-1 at home on Wednesday. ANI

Lip-reading is still evidence in UK
Chelsea captain John Terry request to not consider lip-reading evidence has been rejected by the Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London during his trial in alleged racist abuse on Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand. ANI

Gangsters who left hand grenade outside Dalglish's home jailed for life
A group of gangsters who left a hand grenade in the bushes outside Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish's home, have been jailed for life. ANI

BBC foots Gary Lineker's 15000-pound commuting bills
Gary Lineker, who earns 2 million pounds, has his commuting bills paid by BBC as they splash out more than 15,000 pounds a year to cover the former footie star's travel to work. ANI

Wayne Rooney's friends say he would love to be comedian
Wayne Rooney's friends think he is hilarious and are urging him to do stand-up comedy. ANI

Frank Lampard lists former family home at 7mln pounds
Frank Lampard has put his Tudor-style mansion on the market for 7million pounds. ANI

Tottenham target Mourinho as replacement for Redknapp
Tottenham will try hard to entice Jose Mourinho to replace club manager Harry Redknapp if he quits to take over as England's national coach after the season. ANI

Neil Warnock forgives Tevez despite job loss
Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has said he has forgiven Carlos Tevez for costing him his job and getting Sheffield United relegated. ANI

Champ swimmer Thorpe fails trials, may not to take part in London Olympics
Australia's champion swimmer Ian Thorpe may now not be in a position to fulfill his dream of participating in this year's Olympics in London, after being relegated to 12th overall in a 200m freestyle semi-final trial. ANI

Triathalon fan Button declared fitter than Hamilton ahead of Australian Grand Prix
McLaren superstar Jenson Button has won bragging rights over team-mate Lewis Hamilton after personal trainer Mike Collier revealed Button has topped pre-season assessment tests. ANI

S. African seamer Kleinveldt to admit doping guilt
South African seam bowler Rory Kleinveldt will plead guilty to doping charges, according the SA Cricketers' Association (SACA). ANI

Boxer Amir Khan backs his favourite Bolton Wanderers to knock out Tottenham
British boxer Amir Khan has backed his beloved Bolton Wanderers to knock out Tottenham Hotspurs in the F A Cup today. ANI

IPL franchise Pune Warriors in pursuit of Oz keeper Wade
Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Pune Warriors are looking to sign Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade to play for them after trying to entice Oz captain Michael Clarke. ANI

Caribbean great Viv Richards concerned over Windies cricket downfall
Legendary West Indian batsman Sir Viv Richards has said he is troubled by the decline of cricket in the Caribbean islands. ANI

Nicole Scherzinger back in beau Lewis Hamilton's F1 race paddock
Nicole Scherzinger, who has rekindled her love affair with Lewis Hamilton earlier this year, took her place of pride in the race paddock in Melbourne, Australia. ANI

Engelbert Humperdinck supports home team Leicester City for FA Cup
Legendary singer Engelbert Humperdinck is backing his team Leicester City in their FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. ANI

Wayne Rooney and son Kai paint mugs for mum Coleen
Wayne Rooney spent Mother's Day painting mugs with his two-year-old son Kai in a pottery shop. ANI

Kiwi bowler Gillespie's self belief pays dividend
New Zealand bowler Mark Gillespie has made an astonishing comeback in the Kiwi Test squad after almost three years, and he believes his strong self believe is the main reason behind this brilliant comeback. ANI

Kiwi player Watling in danger of missing entire series against Proteas
New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling may miss rest of the series against South Africa due to a hip joint problem, and is highly unlikely to be recalled to play in next week's third test in Wellington. ANI

'Good shot' Reo-Coker sets his eyes on Spurs' challenge in FA Cup quarters
Bolton Wanderers captain Nigel Reo-Coker, who is also a good deadeye clay pigeon shooter, is hoping to see off Tottenham Spurs' challenge in the FA Cup quarterfinals at White Hart Lane on Saturday. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone's boyfriend found to be an ex-convict
Tamara Ecclestone was shocked to discover that not only is her boyfriend Omar Khyami not a stockbroker but he's also an ex-convict who received an 18-month jail sentence for handling stolen watches, and has a conviction for violence. ANI

London High Court hears Cairns-Modi match fixing case
The High Court in London heard in the first Twitter libel case regarding the match-fixing allegation against former Kiwi all rounder Chris Cairns, made in January 2010 through a tweet by Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi. ANI

No use talking to India for bilateral cricket ties revival: PCB chief
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf has ruled out the possibility of talks with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), saying that the outcome is "clearly understood". ANI

'Struggling' Shoaib Malik says he can still play for Pakistani for many more years
Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik, who is struggling to find a permanent place in the squad, has said he still has the confidence to remain and keep playing for Pakistan for several more years. ANI

David Coulthard says driving in F1 better than 'best sex you've ever had'
David Coulthard has nothing but superlatives to describe the experience of being a Formula One racer. ANI

Cricket South Africa boss Majola extols Tendulkar's magical achievement
Beleaguered Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief Gerald Majola has exalted Sachin Tendulkar for achieving the glorious feat of scoring 100 international centuries. ANI

Tendulkar's historic 100th ton 'just an artificial record for him': Paper
India's finest cricketer Sachin Tendulkar completed his century of centuries but this just is an artificial record for the Little Master, something of statistical irrelevance for him, an opinion piece in the Guardian has claimed. ANI

'Invincible' Tendulkar's incredible milestone may never be matched: Report
Sachin Tendulkar achieved immortality after he finally scored his long awaited 100th century against Bangladesh in an Asia Cup match in the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on Friday. ANI

ICC chief Lorgat lavishes praise on Tendulkar for historic 100th ton
International Cricket Council's chief executive Haroon Lorgat has lauded master blaster Sachin Tendulkar for scoring his historic 100th century. ANI

South Africa thrashes New Zealand by nine wickets in second Test match
South Africa has defeated New Zealand by nine wickets in the second Test match at Hamilton, taking an unassailable lead of 1-0 in the three Test match series. ANI

Watson unwilling to make changes to winning Oz team
Australian captain Shane Watson has said he would like to stick with the current crop of players available to him for the one-day series against West Indies. ANI

Windies batting collapse helps Australia clinch first ODI by 64 runs
West Indies lost six middle order wickets for just seven runs in a dramatic fashion in their pursuit of Australia's modest target of 204, helping the visitors win the first one-day international at St Vincent by 64 runs on Friday. ANI

Stylist says footie stars 'very aware of fashion these days'
Big earning footballers always want the biggest and the best when it comes to cars, houses or clothes, and image gurus are there to help these stars out, even though it might be heavy on their pockets. ANI

Mario Balotelli called stranger home to teach him magic tricks
Mario Balotelli has revealed that he once invited a stranger to his house so he could learn magic from him. ANI

Roo says recent goal scoring spree an indication of his consistency
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney feels that his recent goal scoring form proves he is now a more consistent player. ANI

Hamilton emerges fastest in Melbourne Grand Prix F1 practice
McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in today's practice for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne. ANI

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