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Galle Test: Lanka takes lead of 209 over England
Sri Lanka is leading England by 209 runs on day two of the Galle Test. ANI

Woods' former coach Haney doubts he would be great again
Ace golfer Tiger Woods' former coach Hank Haney has his reservation about the former champion ever reaching his peak again. ANI

'Furious' Benfica warns to shake Drogba for real over his 'quaking' dig
Benfica has reacted irately to a video published in Chelsea's TV channel, in which striker Didier Drogba is filmed quaking in an attempt to ridicule the threat of the Portuguese side. ANI

'Repentant' Button wants to hurt himself after crashing in Malaysian Grand Prix
McLaren's ace driver Jensen Button has accepted that he made an error during the Malaysian Grand Prix when he crashed with HRT's Narain Karthikeyan, which saw him finish fourteenth, and he now wants to hurt himself by driving in triathlon this weekend. ANI

Theo Walcott was targeted by NOTW phone hackers
Theo Walcott had become the target of News Of The World phone hackers when Sven Goran Eriksson, then England coach, picked the Arsenal winger for the 2006 World Cup. ANI

Eric Cantona wants Bruce Willis type action hero roles
Eric Cantona feels that his latest movie will set him on the path to become an action hero. ANI

Brooklyn Decker flaunts long legs at photoshoot for upcoming film
Former Sports Illustrated model Brooklyn Decker showed off her never-ending legs during a photoshoot in Germany for her forthcoming flick 'Battleship'. ANI

How playing pool could be hazardous for health
A man was left with the tip of a pool cue stuck in his brain after he pierced his eye when he slipped during a game. ANI

Philander stays grounded after achieving milestone
South Africa's new bowling sensation Vernon Philander is trying to stay grounded after becoming the second fastest bowler to grab 50 wickets in Test crickethilander claimed sixth five-wicket haul in just his seventh Test, matched that of England's Tom Richardson, who also achieved 50 wickets in the first innings of his seventh Test, in 1896. ANI

Pregnant Jessica Simpson 'wants her body back'
Jessica Simpson, who has gained 40 pounds during pregnancy, has said that she is ready to have her "body back." ANI

Khloe Kardashian quits PETA after flour bomb attack on Kim
Khloe Kardashian has quit as a spokesperson for animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), after it surfaced that the person who threw flour over Kim last week had close ties to the organisation. ANI

I have no talent, says Kendra Wilkinson
Kendra Wilkinson believes that she has no talent and she does not see herself as a celebrity. ANI

'TTT' corner table named after Tim Tebow at Asian eatery
Tim Tebow, who is the newest member of New York Jets, has earned his own namesake table at Philippe New York. ANI

A-Rod sticks to oil-free diet during Miami's famous party weekend
Alex Rodriguez restricted himself to a healthy diet at the Winter Music Conference in Miami over the weekend. ANI

Lewis Hamilton could bag role in F1 movie
Lewis Hamilton has been considered for a role in Ron Howard's latest movie about battles between Formula 1 drivers. ANI

Mario Balotelli's mother 'thrilled and overjoyed' to be with him
Mario Balotelli's mother Rose Barwuah, who has moved to England to be closer to the footballer, has said that she is "happy to see him." ANI

Katarina Witt says 1998 Playboy shoot wasn't about money
Figure skater Katarina Witt, who modelled for Playboy when she was on the peak of her career, says that though the shoot was quite lucrative for her, that wasn't the reason why she chose to do it. ANI

Tamara and Petra Ecclestone show love for animal-print at family reunion dinner
Petra and her older sister Tamara Ecclestone were spotted wearing similar animal print outfits and carrying expensive Hermes Birkin bags for a reunion dinner at London on Sunday. ANI

'Bore off' Natasha Giggs, says Imogen Thomas
Natasha Giggs re-re-reignited the ongoing row with Imogen Thomas when she asserted that the Welsh glamour girl is popular for bedding legions of footballers. ANI

Archers square off in national tournament in Bhopal
Over 350 archers from across India are in Bhopal to compete in the 19th Seniors National Archery Championship. ANI

Sri Lanka has England on the ropes after scoring 318 in Galle Test
Sri Lanka has scored 318 in the first innings of the first Test match against England in Galle with Mahela Jayawardene scoring 180, which is apparently more than half of team's total. ANI

Williamson's century helps New Zealand salvage draw in Wellington Test
New Zealand middle order batsman Kane Williamson scored a brilliant century to help his team salvage a draw in the final Test match in Wellington, after South Africa had set them a final innings target of 390 to chase in 89 overs. ANI

Mukesh Ambani celebrates Tendulkar's 100 tons with party
Business magnate Mukesh Ambani hosted a gala party on Monday at his residence, Antilia, here to hail master batsman Sachin Tendulkar's century of centuries in international cricket. ANI

Rival golfer Justin Rose believes Woods favorite to win Augusta National
Tiger Woods returned to form after winning his first US PGA title in more than two years, and rival golfer Justin Rose believes he is going to be the favorite to win the Augusta National, which is the next Masters tournament. ANI

Di Matteo maintains faith in Chelsea squad despite Lampard's differing assessment
Chelsea's veteran midfielder Frank Lampard has doled out an unflattering assessment of his team, claiming they are not as good as they were before, but the club's manager, Roberto Di Matteo, insists his team is still very strong. ANI

PCB agrees to hold T20 series against Oz in August in Sri Lanka
Pakistan has agreed to hold its home limited-overs series against Australia this August in Sri Lanka. ANI

Pakistan to consider "other options" if Bangladesh doesn't agree to next month's tour
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf has said his country has "a couple of other options" if Bangladesh's national team fails to receive government clearance to tour next month because of security concerns. ANI

Dropped catches will torment England: Ford
Sri Lankan coach Graham Ford has said that dropped catches by England in the first Test in Galle allowed batsman Mahela Jayawardene to smash an unbeaten 169 and added that this could affect the team's morale. ANI

Caterham-Renault team faces fine or expulsion over 'copying' accusation by Force India
Caterham-Renault team could face a heavy fine or even expulsion in the latest Spygate scandal to hit Formula One, in which Force India accused them of copying their intellectual property relating to the aerodynamic design of their 2010 car. ANI

Disappointed Watson says Australia's ruthlessness has been lost
Australian stand-in captain Shane Watson has described his side's performance in the drawn one-day series against the West Indies as "very disappointing," and warned that his side needs to rekindle its ruthlessness. ANI

'Improving' Muamba eats for the first time since cardiac arrest
Bolton Wanderer's midfielder Fabrice Muamba's condition is steadily improving as he ate food for the first time since suffering a cardiac arrest during his team's FA Cup quarterfinal clash against Tottenham Hotspurs at White Hart Lane. ANI

Oz at risk of losing World No.1 ODI status after drawn series against Windies
Australia is at the risk of losing the World No.1 one-day ranking after the drawing the series against the West Indies. ANI

Anderson can surpass Botham's record to become England's leading wicket-taker: Vaughan
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has predicted pacer James Anderson will surpass Sir Ian Botham's record to become the country's leading Test wicket-taker. ANI

Pakistan rejects White House offer on drone attack notice
Pakistan has rejected White House offer of key concessions to Pakistan's spy chief that included giving advance notice about drone attacks and limits on the types of targets. ANI

Skaters' extraordinary balance and coordination skills linked to larger brain parts
Specialized training of complex motor skills may induce structural changes in short-track speed skaters' brains, which could explain their extraordinary abilities of balance and coordination, according to a new study. ANI

Khloe Kardashian says trying for baby has made sex 'a job'
Khloe Kardashian has revealed that sex has become more of a chore since she started trying to have children. ANI

Peter Crouch performs robot dance at game show
Peter Crouch did his famous robot dance again and showed off some serious karaoke skills while entertaining Freddie Flintoff and James Corden at a game show on Sunday night. ANI

Kim Kardashian eyeing Posh and Becks' UK home
Kim Kardashian has reportedly told real estate agents in Los Angeles that she wants to take a look at David and Victoria Beckham's Beckingham Palace in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. ANI

Pattinson gets T20 berth for Windies series
Australian pacer James Pattinson will make his first appearance in the West Indies after being named in the Twenty 20 squad. ANI

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