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Waqar rates Sri Lanka 'slight favourites' for Asia Cup
Former Pakistan bowler and head coach, Waqar Younis has said Sri Lanka's scintillating performance in the recently- concluded VB series in Australia makes them slight favourites for the Asia Cup. ANI

Hulk Hogan 'clueless about girl in sex tape as he's slept with many'
Hulk Hogan has confessed that after separating from his ex-wife, Linda in 2007, he bedded so many women that he can't identify his female companion in the sex tape which has recently surfaced. ANI

'Dravid one of finest cricketers India has produced': Srinivasan
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President N Srinivasan described former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid, who bid adieu to a 16-year long glorious sports career today, to be one of the finest cricketers India has produced. ANI

Smith, Kallis smash tons to put Proteas in control on day 3 of Dunedin Test
Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis smashed centuries to put South Africa in a dominating position on day three of the Dunedin Test against New Zealand. ANI

Kiwi fast bowler Martin reaches his peak form at 37
Former New Zealand coach David Trist has said Kiwi fast bowler Chris Martin has hit peak form at the age of 37, 11 years of making his Test debut for the Black Caps against the Proteas in Bloemfontein. ANI

Fortunate to have played with cricket legends: Dravid
Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid, who announced his retirement from Test cricket today, said he considered himself fortunate to have played alongside some of the finest legends of the game. ANI

Right time to move on, allow youngsters in: Dravid
Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid announced his retirement from Test cricket today, saying it was the right time to 'move on' and make way for the next generation of players. ANI

'Annoyed' midfielder Bale rebuffs diving accusations
Tottenham Hotspurs' midfielder Gareth Bale has irritatingly rejected claims that he dives, and clarified that most of the times he goes down on the ground to avoid possible career-ending injuries. ANI

Lara Bingle loses her licence for unpaid parking fines
Lara Bingle's licence has been suspended by NSW police because of unpaid parking fines. ANI

Dravid quits Test cricket
Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid on Friday announced his retirement from Test cricket bringing an end to a glorious 16-year sports career. ANI

Dalglish advises French club PSG to end their pursuit of striker Suarez
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has minced no words in advising cash-rich French club Paris St Germain to stop thinking about striker Luis Suarez. ANI

Guardiola snubs Chelsea move
Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has confided to close pals that he is not interested in becoming Chelsea's eighth manager in as many years following Andre Villas-Boas' sacking on last Sunday. ANI

British lawmakers fear London Olympics going over budget
A Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report by British parliament's spending watchdog has warned that the overall cost of the 2012 London Olympics has hit 11 billion pounds, which is more than the allotted budget. ANI

Bernard Tomic splits with model girlfriend Donay Meijer
Tennis star Bernard Tomic has broken up with his girlfriend Donay Meijer. ANI

Luke Wright aims to impress England selectors with his stint in IPL
England all rounder Luke Wright is hoping to impress selectors for a spot in England's World Twenty20 squad after signing for the Indian Premier League franchise Pune Warriors on Thursday. ANI

Khan says boxing is not 'a sport for thugs'
Former WBA and IBF light welterweight champion Amir Khan has lashed out on boxing critics, saying that the sport is not meant for thugs. ANI

Beckham livid after being pelted by a beer can
David Beckham was exasperated after being pelted by a beer can in his comeback game for LA Galaxy during his team's 2-2 draw with Toronto on Wednesday. ANI

Stand-in captain Watson 'excited' with challenge of leading Oz squad
Australia's stand-in cricket skipper Shane Watson has said he is thrilled by the challenge of leading the squad. ANI

Ronaldo's 200K-pound Lamborghini breaks down after just 1 month
Cristiano Ronaldo's 200,000-pound Lamborghini Aventador, which the footballer had bought just a month ago, had to be towed away after it broke down. ANI

'Stressed' Kiwi batsman Ryder to take indefinite break from cricket
Kiwi batsman Jesse Ryder is taking an indefinite break from cricket to resolve personal issues after undergoing a "deeply stressful and emotional time" in the team. ANI

Upcoming Asia Cup match against India 'not revenge for 2011 World Cup defeat': Misbah
Pakistan cricket captain Misbahul Haq has said that his team's crucial Asia Cup match against archrivals India on March 18 should not be viewed as a "revenge one for the 2011 World Cup defeat". ANI

Some Australian cricketers are tired: Watson
Ahead of Australia's tour of the West Indies, acting cricket captain Shane Watson has admitted that some members of his team are tired. ANI

Liz Hurley feels ashamed of having indulged in carb craving
Elizabeth Hurley tweeted that her head hung in shame after she gave in to her craving of 'fattening' salty potato chips. ANI

Ana Ivanovic was inspired by Monica Seles to take up tennis
Ana Ivanovic has revealed that she started playing tennis because of Monica Seles and hopes to inspire young children the same way. ANI

Abbey Clancy has turned 'annoyingly safe driver' after car crash
Abbey Clancy reveals that after she was nearly killed in a 2008 car crash she has changed her "reckless" ways on the road. ANI

Shane Watson calls 'phenomenal man' Dravid "nicest guy" in cricket
Shane Watson, the stand-in Australian captain, has described India's retiring batting great Rahul Dravid as the "the nicest guy" in cricket. ANI

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