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Abramovich sacks Villas-Boas as Chelsea coach
Chelsea owner Roman Ibramovich has sacked coach Andre Villas-Boas after less than satisfying performances of his team in this season. ANI

Charlotte Casiraghi named new face of Gucci
Equestrian Charlotte Casiraghi, who wore exclusively designed riding gear by Gucci for two years in competitions, including the 2011 Global Champions tour, has become the new face of the brand. ANI

Brangelina to stay in London for Olympics
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who have a huge interest in the Olympics, have cleared their diaries to stay in London for the 16 days of the Games, which start on July 27. ANI

Sri Lanka lose first Commonwealth Bank final to Aussies by 15 runs
Sri Lanka on Sunday lost the first of three Commonwealth Bank series finals being played at The Gabba here against Australia by 15 runs. ANI

Ana Ivanovic says she 'never found herself comfortable in limelight'
Ana Ivanovic reveals that she has never really been comfortable with the extra baggage that comes with being an international sportsperson. ANI

Frank and I won't sell our wedding to a magazine, says Christine Bleakley
Christine Bleakley, who was ceremoniously dumped from 'Daybreak' last year, has revealed that she just loves spending time with her fiancee Frank Lampard and refuted all rumours that his children call her "mum". ANI

Michelle Obama plays basketball to promote anti-obesity campaign
Michelle Obama, who was in North Carolina for two Democratic Party events, promoted her 'Let's Move!' fitness program with children from two elementary schools before the fundraisers. ANI

Mike Tyson to make onstage debut with one-man show about himself
Mike Tyson, who is ready for his close-up as a stage performer, will be starring in a one-man show about himself that is set to premiere with a six-night shakedown run next month at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. ANI

Abbey Clancy says she gets into terrible fights with hubby Peter Crouch
Abbey Clancy believes that in a marriage it is important to accept that nobody is perfect. ANI

Frank Lampard hires councilor to net 3m pound profit from sale of house
Frank Lampard has hired a councillor to help him get a planning approval for his mansion and pocket a 3-milion-pound profit from it. ANI

Haye can take on Vitali Klitschko if he gets his license back
British boxer David Haye may soon get his chance to fight Ukrainian-born boxer Vitali Klitschko, provided he gets his boxing license back. ANI

Watson's tri-series final challenge is neutralising Malinga
Though he scored only 21 against Sri Lanka in the first of three Commonwealth Bank series finals here on Sunday, Australian vice-captain Shane Watson has said that he will take up the challenge of stopping Lanka's top pacer Lasith Malinga. ANI

Desperate Tendulkar should ask himself whether he is playing for the right reasons: Chappell
Former Australian captain and now a cricket expert Ian Chappell believes that it is time for India's Sachin Tendulkar to ask himself whether he is playing cricket for the right reasons. ANI

Spurs' striker Saha tried to get back to sleep by wrapping bandages around his head
Tottenham Hotspurs' striker Louis Saha's new home in London is so close to a railway track, that he even tried to get back to sleep by wrapping bandages around his head. ANI

Ibrahimovic didn't join Arsenal because Wenger asked him to give trial
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said he turned down an offer to join Arsenal in 2000 because manager Arsene Wenger had asked him to give a trial, which was unacceptable to him. ANI

Former captain Keane says Man U will definitely score against Spurs
Former Manchester United captain Roy Kean has said United is definitely going to score against Tottenham Spurs on Sunday at the White Hart Lane. ANI

Mancini slaps 240,000-pound fine on Balotelli for visiting strip club
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said he will fine Italian striker Mario Balotelli 240,000-pound fine after the latter was pictured getting out of a strip club at a late hour. ANI

Noel Gallagher declares love for Mario Balotelli at gig in O2 Arena
Noel Gallagher, who rocked the O2 Arena with his confidence, dedicated songs in the post-Oasis gig to the people he adores most - his daughter and Mario Balotelli. ANI

Becks bags 20m pounds 'suit designing' deal with H and M
David Beckham, whose undies proved such a big hit, has now been asked to design a range of suits. ANI

Sri Lanka needs 322 to win first Commonwealth Bank final
Australia scored 321 for the loss of six wickets on Sunday, setting Sri Lanka a victory target of 322 in their allotted 50 overs in the first of three Commonwealth Bank series finals being played at The Gabba. ANI

Wenger will do anything to keep Van Persie at Arsenal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said the club would do anything to keep captain Robin Van Persie at the Emirates, after yet another commanding display by the Dutchman against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. ANI

Ask Abramovich whether I will get another chance or not: Villas-Boas
Chelsea manager Andrea Villas-Boas has said questions regarding his future should be asked from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, and not him, after his side lost yet another Premier League match 1-0 to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. ANI

Kohli should bat at No.4 or 5 for India in Test cricket: Jones
Former Australian cricketer has reckoned that Indian batsman Virat Kohli should bat at No. 3 in one- day cricket, but at No.4 or 5 in Tests, because he still needs to work on the defensive side of his game. ANI

Defeated Indian cricketers return home from Australia
After completing a disastrous tour of Australia, the Indian cricket team, barring a couple of players, returned to India this morning. ANI

Mike Tyson to thank UK fans for bringing him back from the brink
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson will today thank British boxing fans for saving his life. ANI

Indian cricket has future only if players play like there's no tomorrow: MacGill
Former Australian leg-spinner Stuart MacGill has reckoned that Indian cricket has a future only if players play like there's no tomorrow and retain the competitive spirit missing in some of their more experienced teammates. ANI

Evenly matched ODI teams in a tri-series works really well: Mike Hussey
Australian batsman Michael Hussey believes that the ongoing Commonwealth Bank series has worked really well due to the fact that it had three one-day teams of the same competence level. ANI

Mike Hussey in high spirits with recall in Oz Twenty20 squad
Michael Hussey is delighted after it was confirmed that he would be a part of the Australian Twenty20 squad for the Caribbean tour. ANI

Alonso, Massa silent over Ferrari's chances in 2012-13 F-1 season
Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa are both keeping quiet over Ferrari's chances in the 2012-13 season, as speculation mounts that the team is not happy with their new car. ANI

Watson to bat at number three for Australia in Test matches
After months of intense speculation and debate, it has now been confirmed that Shane Watson will bat at number three for Australia in the Test matches, as he makes his return in the five day format for the upcoming West Indies tour. ANI

Ferguson believes Redknapp as England manger is 'certain'
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said Tottenham Hotspurs manager Harry Redknapp is almost a certainty to be England's next manager. ANI

Rain plays spoilsport in first Oz-Lanka Commonwealth Bank final
Rain interrupted play in the first of three Commonwealth Bank series finals between Australia and Sri Lanka at The Gabba on Sunday, but did not stop the hosts from cruising to 162 for the loss of Mathew Wade's wicket for 64. ANI

Javed says Pak bowlers Talha, Asif have potential to perform well in international cricket
Pakistan's outgoing fast bowling coach Aaqib Javed has reckoned that bowlers Mohammad Talha and Umaid Asif have the potential to perform well in international cricket. ANI

Taylor Swift 'has a crush on Tim Tebow'
Taylor Swift was spotted looking at Tim Tebow "like a little puppy dog" when the two had dinner with three other friends at Toscanova in Los Angeles recently. ANI

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