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First promo trailers for 'Being Lara Bingle' focus on n*ked photo scandal
The first promotional trailers for Lara Bingle's make-or-break reality series completely focuses on the fledgling model's n*ked photo "scandal" of last week. ANI

Now, tennis promoter Tiriac wants to use 'psychedelic' balls after blue clay courts fiasco
Undaunted by the world's number one player Novak Djokovic's criticism over the introduction of the blue clay courts during the Madrid Masters, controversial tennis promoter Ion Tiriac has said he is now planning to bring in psychedelic balls for the next year's tournament. ANI

PGA Tour refuses to take call on Augusta sexism debate
PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem has said they will not take a position over Augusta National's no-women membership policy, or to determine whether it is right or wrong. ANI

Legendary Denis Compton's grandson Nick takes inspiration from Eng batsman Trott
Legendary cricketer Denis Compton's grandson Nick Compton is taking inspiration from England's Test batsman Jonathan Trott, to make a name for himself. ANI

Kelly Brook advocates cycling for fitness
Kelly Brook is advising her fans to take up cycling to get healthy. ANI

Kelly Brook took tips from Tulisa's sex tape for saucy film role
Kelly Brook has admitted that she watched the footage of X Factor judge Tulisa performing a sex act on ex-boyfriend, rapper, Justin Edwards, to 'research' filming a raunchy scene she was filming at the time. ANI

Ferrari sparks rage in China after publicity stunt leaves 'skid marks' over historical site
The Italian super car manufacturer Ferrari has caused controversy in China after their publicity stunt left skid marks all over a 600-year-old historical site. ANI

Final phase of testing on goal line technology commences
The last phase of testing on two goal line technologies will initiate on Thursday, in a bid to find an answer to football's most contentious issue. ANI

Nicole Scherzinger looks 15 years younger on night out in LA
Nicole Scherzinger looked about half her age when she was out for dinner at Scarpetta restaurant in LA. ANI

Imogen's body-hugging tee says she loves 'shoes, bags, jewellery and me'
Imogen Thomas, who either wears a see through leggings or a T-shirt with a smug slogan on it when in doubt or in need of attention, stepped out on Wednesday in a curve-hugging white top with the slogan "I Love Shoes Bags Jewellery And Men." ANI

Natasha Giggs' dog 'almost eats' intruders who attempt break-in at her home
Natasha Giggs has told her fans that she was forced to call off her guard dog when he attacked two men as they climbed over her fence in the early hours of Wednesday morning. ANI

Sri Lanka Cricket to guard against bookies ahead of World Twenty20 championship
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga has denied reports that the board had any information regarding bookmakers targeting this year's World Twenty20 championship. ANI

Sindh Sports Minister adamant about hosting World XI match despite PCB's refusal
Sindh Sports Minister Mohammad Ali Shah has vowed to host the 'World XI' side as planned, despite the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) refusal to sanction the national team or be part of the proceedings. ANI

Hafeez to lead Pak in T20s
Pakistan has selected all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez as its new Twenty20 captain for next month's series against Sri Lanka, leaving Misbah-ul-Haq in charge of the test and one-day teams. ANI

Button and Hamilton's cars get new nose, boosting their F1 title hopes
McLaren drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton's chances of winning this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix have been boosted after their cars got a nose job, which improves the vehicles aerodynamics. ANI

Di Matteo expecting axe even if Chelsea wins first-ever CL trophy
Interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is expecting to get axed by owner Roman Abramovich at the end of the season even if he wins the club their first-ever Champions League trophy by beating Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on May 19. ANI

Man City's Yaya Toure keen on Barcelona return
Manchester City midfielder has claimed that he wants to return to his former club Barcelona, days before their Premier League title deciding match against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday. ANI

Van Persie snubs Italian champions Juventus, signals Arsenal stay
Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie has given the most lucid signal yet that he is keen to stay at the London-based club, as he has rejected a move to Italian champions Juventus. ANI

Olympic flame lit in Ancient Olympia
The flame for the London 2012 Summer Games was lit on Thursday at the site of the first Olympics 2,800 years ago. ANI

Dismayed Man U fans compare team's new 'Gingham' kit to 'tea towel'
Manchester United fans have expressed consternation after the club revealed its new 'Gingham' kit, which would be worn by the players from the next season. ANI

Una Healy flaunts perfectly flat stomach just weeks after giving birth
Una Healy, who gave birth to her first child less than eight weeks ago, was surprisingly back to her pre-baby figure on Wednesday at the Rugby For Heroes Gala dinner at Twickenham Stadium. ANI

Myanmar to compete in Asian men's club volleyball championship
Myanmar's volleyball team, Asia World, will compete in the 2012 Asian Men's Club Championship which is to start in Shanghai of China at the end of June, local media reported on Thursday. ANI

Nicole Scherzinger to play Mary Magdalene in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' tour
Nicole Scherzinger is all set to star as Mary Magdalene in the UK tour of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. ANI

Irina Shayk's killer curves front campaign for Spanish clothing company
Cristiano Ronaldo, who spends plenty of time apart from his girlfriend Irina Shayk thanks to their hectic work schedules, can now enjoy seeing his model love splashed on billboards around Madrid in a sizzling new campaign for Spanish clothing label Blanco. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone giggles over Simon Cowell's biography while cooling off
Tamara Ecclestone, who recently had a hard day graft posing in bikinis, was caught reading and giggling over Tom Bower's scandalous book 'Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life Of Simon Cowell'. ANI

Mancini may jettison eight players in mass clean up at Etihad next season
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is expected to sell as many as eight players in a mass clear out at the Etihad Stadium to build on their anticipated Premier League title triumph. ANI

Man City spent whopping 930 million pounds to become Premier League title contenders
Owned by the rich Abu-Dhabi-based oil magnate Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Manchester City has so far spent a jaw-dropping 930 million pounds to turn themselves into genuine Premier League title contenders. ANI

PCB likely to hold proposed T20 League in Mirpur
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to hold its version of the Twenty20 League at the Quaid-e-Azam Stadium in Mirpur.he PCB has been chalking out plans and is finalising the modalities to conduct the Pakistan Twenty20 League event peacefully for the revival of Pakistan cricket, reports The Nation. ANI

Abbey Crouch's remarkably full lips spark cosmetic enhancement rumours
Abbey Crouch was snapped leaving a TV studio in London showing off full, pouty lips just months after she denied that they had been cosmetically enhanced. ANI

Zara Phillips graces Rugby For Heroes launch in ball gown
Zara Phillips, Chemmy Alcott and Katherine Kelly all looked stunning and radiant at Wednesday's Rugby For Heroes charity launch, held at Twickenham stadium. ANI

Man U's Ferdinand feared Asian sex gang trial was whipping up race storm
Manchester United striker Rio Ferdinand has said that the Asian sex gang trial as it appeared could be whipping up a "race storm". ANI

Premier League lends full support to new Eng manager Hodgson ahead of Euro 2012
The Premier League has given its full support to newly appointed England manager Roy Hodgson ahead of the Euros, and believes he has the right experience to get good club level players to perform well on the international stage. ANI

Everton's Drenthe accuses Barca ace Messi of calling him a 'negro'
Real Madrid player Royston Drenthe, who is in on loan to Premier League team Everton, has accused Barcelona ace Lionel Messi of racially abusing him many times during his playing days in the Spanish La Liga. ANI

Speedway star arrested for sexually assaulting teen
Aussie speedway star Darcy Ward has been charged for allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old girl sexually. ANI

Ferdinand urges brother Anton to help Man U win Premier League title
Anton Ferdinand, who plays for the Queens Park Rangers (QPR), has been urged by brother Rio to beat Premier League leaders Manchester City. ANI

Cricket Australia rules out being involved in Starc visa controversy
- Cricket Australia (CA) has denied having anything to do with Mitchell Starc being thrown out of Britain, as the fast bowler attempted to sort out his visa problems. ANI

Premier league glory just start of title-laden future for Man City: Aguero
Ace striker Sergio Aguero is convinced that Sunday will be just be beginning of a glory-laden future for Manchester City. ANI

Force India driver Di Resta on Ferrari's radar to replace under-performing Massa
Force India driver Paul Di Resta is among the short listed candidates to replace under-performing Ferrari driver Felipe Massa in 2013. ANI

'Relegated' Blackburn's manager Kean says neither he nor Venkys are 'going anywhere'
Beleaguered Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean has said he and the club's Indian owners are not going anywhere, and have already started discussing ways to take the club forward after getting relegated to the npower Championship. ANI

Wade to master tricky wicket-keeping conditions in England
Mathew Wade, who has never set foot on English soil, will use his selection in the ODI team to master tricky wicket-keeping conditions in England during Australia's pre-Ashes limited-overs visit there this winter. ANI

Oz selectors recall Johnson for England tour
Mitchell Johnson has been recalled to the Australian team for the one-day tour of England and Ireland in June and July. ANI

Love rat Jermain Defoe on 'bail'
Jermain Defoe, who cheated on his girlfriend Alexandra Burke with a model, has been slapped with a list of "bail" conditions by the former 'X Factor' champ. ANI

Cricket Canada keen to send team for Pakistan tour: PCB
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) statement has said Cricket Canada has expressed its desire to send their cricket team to Pakistan, much to the relief of the PCB, which had been trying to revive international cricket in the country for over three years now. ANI

Khan vs. Peterson title match called off after champion fails drug test
Bolton-based boxer Amir Khan has revealed his world light-welterweight title fight against champion Lamont Peterson on May 19 has been called off, following the American's failed drug test. ANI

Wayne Rooney's horse Pippy only manages last place in first race
Wayne Rooney, who is one of the most talented sportsmen, was probably wishing just a little bit of that talent had rubbed off on his latest investment on Wednesday. ANI

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