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A-Rod cries foul over 17,600 dollar charge on Amex card
Alex Rodriguez is disputing the 17,604-dollar charge on his American Express Black Card after he took his niece on a shopping spree along with girlfriend, Torrie Wilson. ANI

Chinese tennis ace Li Na's hometown denies statue removal after controversial comment
The administration of Chinese tennis ace Li Na's hometown, Wuhan has denied plans to remove her bronze statue from the local "Walk of Fame" following her comment about playing for herself rather than her country. ANI

Tiger Woods not interested in reading tell-all book by ex coach
Tiger Woods does not intend wasting his time reading the explosive tell-all book penned by his former swing coach Hank Haney, where he has painted a less than flattering image of one of the most successful golfers of all time. ANI

Khloe Kardashian fights with best friend over breast implant advice
Khloe Kardashian was seen having a row with her close friend Malliqa Haq in an episode of her reality show 'Khloe and Lamar'. ANI

Oz batting collapse in Windies series highlights Clarke's significance to squad
Australia's poor batting in the West Indies tour has highlighted that the presence of skipper Michael Clarke is crucial in the team's middle order. ANI

Reebok faces criticism for 'cheating' campaign
Reebok has come under fire for its latest ad campaign, which urges athletes to cheat on their girlfriends. ANI

PCB hopeful about Bangladesh touring country in April
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hopes Bangladesh will tour the country in April. ANI

Berbatov all set to leave Manchester United
Ace striker Dimitar Berbatov is all set to leave Manchester United as his style of play is deemed too slow. ANI

Button keen to follow Australian victory with another triumph in Malaysia
McLaren driver Jenson Button is keen to follow up his Australian Grand Prix win with a victory in Malaysia Grand Prix at Sepang. ANI

Chinese side confirms interest in Lampard, Ferdinand
Chinese side Guizhou Renhe has confirmed that they want to sign Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard at the end of the season. ANI

Cheaper, quieter and fuel-efficient biplanes could fly faster than sound
Researchers have come up with the biplane design that could produce considerably less drag than conventional single wing aircrafts. ANI

Philander comparable to Oz legend McGrath: Article
Perceived similarities between Proteas bowling sensation Vernon Philander and Australian legend Glenn McGrath come to the fore taking into account the way the former applies pressure through the creation of doubt in batsmen's minds, an article has said. ANI

Jeremy Lin signs 2-year endorsement deal with Volvo
New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin has scored his first major endorsement deal - he's signed on with automaker Volvo to promote the company's cars around the world, especially in Asia, over the next two years. ANI

Poonam Pandey tweets racy picture for Virat Kohli
Poonam Pandey has posted a racy picture of herself on Twitter and dedicated it to Indian batsman Virat Kohli. ANI

Sarfraz Nawaz blames 'poor planning' for Pak defeat against India in Asia Cup match
Former Pakistan fast-bowler Sarfraz Nawaz, who mentored the team's fast-bowlers before the Asia Cup, has said that poor planning led to their defeat against India on Sunday. ANI

Frank Bruno says he hired hookers after marriage collapse
Frank Bruno has admitted to turning to hookers to combat loneliness after he parted ways with his wife. ANI

Brooklyn Beckham playing 'Oasis' on guitar
Brooklyn Beckham may well be following in mother Victoria's footsteps and pursuing a career in music. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone eyes topless waiter at charity auction
Despite having a boyfriend, Tamara Ecclestone couldn't resist a cheeky peek at a topless waiter at the Lighthouse Gala Auction in London on Monday night. ANI

Di Matteo opposes reports about back stabbing Villas Boas
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has strongly opposed reports that he stabbed his predecessor Andre Villas-Boas in the back at the club before succeeding him. ANI

Mancini asks Man City not to panic
Trying to calm his players nerves in the Premier League title race, manager Roberto Mancini has asked them not to panic. ANI

Messi highest-paid football star ahead of Beckham, Ronaldo
Ace footballer Lionel Messi, who is one of the greatest players on the planet, has earned 27.4 million pounds from wages, bonuses, sponsorships and endorsements overtaking David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. ANI

Oz drop Forrest for St. Vincent ODI
Australian batsman Peter Forrest has been dropped for the third one-dayer against the West Indies in St. Vincent. ANI

Clayton Watson excited about playing Ian Chappell in 'Howzat'
Young actor Clayton Watson is thrilled to don the role of former Australian captain Ian Chappell - a key figure behind origin of World Series Cricket in 1976 - in Channel 9's eagerly-awaited mini-series Howzat. ANI

Christine Bleakley finds 'perfect look' for wedding to Frank Lampard
Christine Bleakley now knows just the hairdo and dress she would like to sport on her big day. ANI

Mohammad Amir claims Butt, Majeed tricked him into spot-fixing
Spot-fixing convict Mohammad Amir has claimed Salman Butt and Mazhar Majeed trapped him into becoming involved in the scandal that led to six-month prison sentence and a ban from the game. ANI

Tiger Woods bragged he could kill ex swing coach in '2 seconds'
Tiger Woods was so fascinated with the Navy SEALs training that he once put his swing coach Hank Haney in a special hold and told him he could kill him in about two seconds. ANI

Freddie Flintoff beats 14 bizarre world records in just 12 hrs for charity
Andrew Flintoff set an incredible 14 Guinness World Records within 12 hours to raise funds for Sport Relief. ANI

Watson wary of Gayle's force giving Windies potential boost
Australian captain Shane Watson is wary of Chris Gayle's comeback in the West Indies squad. ANI

Alexandra Burke comforts boyfriend Jermain Defoe after Muamba collapse
Jermain Defoe's new girlfriend Alexandra Burke accompanied him for a quiet breakfast on Sunday, just hours after he witnessed his friend Fabrice Muamba fighting for his life on the pitch in Saturday's FA Cup quarter final match. ANI

Meet the woman who helps footie stars buy their mansions
Top footballers love to own extravagant pads and slick mansions with all the modern conveniences, but when they move clubs they don't usually have the time to find a house themselves. ANI

Venus Williams set to relaunch fashion range
Venus Williams is ready to relaunch her collection of sports and leisure wear - called EleVen - at this week's Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament in Miami. ANI

Redknapp feared the worst after Bolton's Muamba collapsed
Tottenham Hotspur coach Harry Redknapp feared a repeat of Marc-Vivien Foe's death on the pitch when Bolton's Fabrice Muamba collapsed last Saturday. ANI

Fitness fears for Broad ahead of first Test against Lanka
Fitness fears surround England fast bowler Stuart Broad ahead of the visitors first Test against Sri Lanka, which is to take place in less than a week. ANI

To beat Klitschko, Haye needs speed: Sugar Ray Leonard
Veteran boxer Sugar Ray Leonard believes British boxer David Haye needs to improve on his speed to end Ukrainian Vitali Klitschko's reign as WBC heavyweight champion. ANI

Injury hard to take, but now I'm just raring to go: Bresnan
England fast bowler Tim Bresnan is looking forward to his comeback after a frustrating time spent on the sidelines. ANI

Bodi, Maxwell included in Delhi Daredevils squad, Ingram, Birt out
The Delhi Daredevils have included Victoria all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and South Africa batsman Gulam Bodi instead of Colin Ingram and Travis Birt in their squad for the upcoming Indian Premier League. ANI

Ousted Cricket South Africa chief calls for entire board of directors probe
Former Cricket South Africa President Mtutuzeli Nyoka has reportedly called for the organisation's board of directors to be probed along with suspended chief executive Gerald Majola. ANI

Muamba shows signs of recovery, recognizes family members
Bolton footballer Fabrice Muamba gave the first signs of recovery on Monday night as he now can breathe independently without a ventilator and has been able to recognise his family members and respond to questions appropriately. ANI

Black Caps batting order still a jigsaw for Wright
The composition of the New Zealand batting card is still doubtful despite early indications that Daniel Flynn would play as an opener in the Wellington Test against South Africa. ANI

Nepal to stage Asia's first gay sports tournament
Nepal is planning to stage Asia's first ever multi-sport games for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. ANI

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