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Owen believes he can help United win title race
Manchester United striker Michael Owen hopes to help his team clinch their 20th Premier League title, as he is on the verge of making a comeback, after being sidelined from the team since November due to a thigh problem. ANI

Perturbed by Aguero's 'stupid' injury, Mancini refuses to trust Balotelli
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is in a quandary after Sergio Aguero's cryptic foot injury ruled him out of Saturday's clash against Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium, and now, he refuses to trust striker Mario Balotelli. ANI

Eric Cantona says falling in love changed his life
Eric Cantona says that his life transformed after he met his present wife, actress Rachida Brakni, 10 years his junior, on the set of the film 'L'Outremangeur' (The Overeater) in 2002. ANI

Coleen Rooney to appear on 'Celebrity Juice'
Coleen Rooney is all set to make her debut appearance on TV's rudest quiz show, 'Celebrity Juice'. ANI

Brooklyn Decker enjoys spotlight sans RiRi at 'Battleship' presentation
Brooklyn Decker was seen enjoying her stint on the red carpet at a 'Battleship' presentation in Madrid, without Rihanna. ANI

Nancy Dell'Olio parades her impressive pins in leopard-print mini dress
Nancy. Dell'Olio, who has never been the one to follow any rules, stepped out confidently wearing a combination of leopard-print and mini dress on Thursday. ANI

McIlroy not concentrating on Woods ahead of Augusta National
Former World number one golfer Rory McIlroy believes Tiger Wood's return in form is a good thing for the sport, but insists he is concentrating on his own game rather than keeping an eye on Woods, ahead of the Augusta National. ANI

Supermarket chain apologises for promotional posters of Becks with saucy Posh tattoo
Sainsbury's, a supermarket chain has apologised after it overlooked the fact that the promotional material for its Active kids scheme, for which David Beckham is its brand ambassador, had clearly visible tattoo of scantily clad Victoria on his forearm. ANI

Posh smitten by Swinton and Prada
Victoria Beckham has revealed that she is quite obsessed with Tilda Swinton and Miuccia Prada. ANI

Becks and Katy Perry feature in new Adidas ad
The latest commercial for Adidas features David Beckham along with blue haired Katy Perry. ANI

Muamba's first picture after cardiac arrest shared on Twitter
A photograph of Bolton Wanderers star Fabrice Muamba smiling from his hospital bed has been posted on Twitter, as he continues to recover from a cardiac arrest, which he suffered during an FA Cup quarterfinal clash against Tottenham Hotspurs at White Hart Lane. ANI

Aston Villa captain Petrov suffering from acute leukemia
Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with acute leukemia, as he began his first course of intensive treatment on Friday night.etrov discovered the distressing results of his blood tests on Friday, and was immediately sent to London with the club's doctor to begin his recovery process. ANI

Abbey Crouch flaunts slim figure on day out at beach with daughter
Abbey Crouch showed off her size 6 figure in a monochrome bikini, as she enjoyed the sun with one-year-old daughter Sophia at a beach in Dubai. ANI

Nadal takes on Ronaldo in tennis match for latest Nike ad
Rafael Nadal is seen playing a tennis match with footie star Cristiano Ronaldo in an ad for Nike boots that has gone viral. ANI

CSA accepts recommendations of a ministerial inquiry
Recommendations made by a ministerial inquiry have been accepted by Cricket South Africa's (CSA) board of directors in principle, acting president Willie Basson revealed on Friday. ANI

Malik hopes recent good showing in domestic cricket will impress selectors
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has expressed hopes that his good run in domestic cricket will impress the national selectors. ANI

Proteas T20 captain Botha opts out of national contract to captain South Australia
South Africa Twenty20 captain Johan Botha has been released from the national contract by the Cricket South Africa (CSA), which would permit him to take on the role of South Australia captain for the next two seasons. ANI

Broad on course to miss IPL for second year running
England fast bowler is on verge of missing out the lucrative Indian Premier League for a second consecutive year after flying back home from Sri Lanka to have calf strain assessed. ANI

Clarke reclaims top spot in ICC's Test player rankings
Australia Test captain Michael Clarke has surged two places to the top of the new International Cricket Council Test player rankings, after piling loads of runs this summer in Test cricket. ANI

Oz T20 captain Bailey believes team not satiated by drawn series in Caribbean
Australia Twenty20 captain George Bailey has said his teammates aren't satisfied with two consecutive series draws against West Indies, and are looking forward to end the Caribbean tour on a high with a series win in the Test matches. ANI

Windies level series, defeat Aussies by 14 runs in final T20
West Indies have drawn the two-match Twenty20 series against Australia 1-1, after beating them by 14 runs in the second match at Kensington, Oval. ANI

Whatmore searches for young blood in Pak cricket
Pakistan cricket coach Dav Whatmore is searching for youngsters, who can be potential assets for the international squad in the future. ANI

Proteas beat India by 11 runs under D/L method in rain-affected T20
South Africa has won the sole Twenty20 international against India at the Wanderers by 11 runs after rain played spoilsport during the Indian innings. ANI

'Injured' Pak pacer Junaid optimistic about international cricket future
Pakistan's fast bowler Junaid Khan is optimistic about his future in international cricket despite being laid low by injury. ANI

Becks and son Romeo wear identical beanie hats to basketball match
David Beckham and his middle son Romeo watched a basketball game in Los Angeles together, wearing almost identical purple beanies. ANI

Coleen Rooney has Arabian Nights themed birthday bash
Coleen Rooney had an advance birthday party based on an Arabian Nights theme - complete with a camel - to mark her 26th birthday, which comes next Tuesday. ANI

Sehwag supports 'Dare to Care' campaign to empower adolescent girls
Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has lent support to the 'Dare to Care' campaign in order to empower Indian adolescent girls. ANI

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