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West Indies Cricket Board delighted with Gayle's commitment
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has said they are pleased with opening batsman Chris Gayle's commitment and dedication to make a comeback in the national team. ANI

CSA mismanagement inquiry to change SA's sporting landscape, says minister
South Africa's Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula has claimed recommendations from an inquiry into mismanagement at Cricket South Africa (CSA) are set to change the nation's sporting landscape. ANI

Police investigating QPR striker Cisse's alleged brawl with fan
Queens Park Rangers striker Djibril Cisse is facing a police investigation after a gang of men outside a cinema attacked a fan. ANI

$1800-a-seat VIP tickets for Maradona's show in Sydney sold out in hours
VIP tickets worth 1800 dollars-a-seat for soccer legend Diego Maradona's The Life and Times show at the Allphones Arena, Homebush, later this month were sold out within hours. ANI

30 women golfers scoop 100k pounds off lottery prize
30 women golfers, who jointly bought lottery tickets, have scooped almost 100,000 pounds off the Lotto. ANI

Kris Humphries wears Kanye West sunglasses in new funny video
Kris Humphries made fun of himself and his estranged wife Kim Kardashian's new beau, Kanye West, in a new video. ANI

Sri Lanka to host junior Asian athletics meet
A total of 850 athletes from 43 countries and regions will participate in the 15th Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Sri Lanka next month, the Sports Ministry said on Saturday. ANI

Man City players take to black magic, voodoo dolls to spook rivals Man U's title hopes!
Manchester City players Mario Balotelli and Samir Nasri along with other team mates resorted to witchcraft and black magic against Manchester United in a bid to stop them from winning the Premier League title. ANI

Kate Upton back to her natural best after Met Gala disaster
Kate Upton was back to looking her beautiful self after she ditched the scouser brows, eased up on the blusher and toned down the bright lipstick that she wore at the Met Gala on Monday evening. ANI

Jodie Marsh sports tiny pink crop top to film new bodybuilding show
Jodie Marsh was spotted filming scenes for her new show at Muscle Beach in Los Angeles on Thursday and showed off her muscular figure in a bright pink crop top, black stretchy briefs and matching legwarmers. ANI

Pak's visa denial to Indian members forces Canadian club's withdrawal from Champions League
Canada's Berry Cricket Club (BCC), comprising national players, has pulled out of the second edition of Pakistan Champions League (PCL) after three of its players of Indian background, were denied visas by the Pakistan authorities. ANI

Redknapp insists Spurs' winger Bale won't join Barcelona
Tottenham Hotspurs manager Harry Redknapp has denied reports that claim a deal worth 32 million pounds has been struck with the Catalan giants Barcelona for winger Gareth Bale. ANI

Eva Longoria reveals her feelings when ex Tony Parker cheated on her
Eva Longoria has opened up about how she felt when she found out that her husband Tony Parker had cheated on her, saying that she had moments when she felt she was not "sexy enough." ANI

Snubbed Afridi vows all out support to new T 20 skipper Hafeez
Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi says he is not upset after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selected Misbahul Haq for the 50-over format instead of him, and handed Mohammad Hafeez the captain's arm-band for the Twenty20 format. ANI

British PM Cameron auctions 'most prized' bat signed by Tendulkar for 3400 pounds
British Prime Minister David Cameron has auctioned a cricket bat signed by cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar, and his "most valuable" possession fetched 3400 pounds to raise money for the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation. ANI

Sri Lanka backs out of hosting Pakistan-Australia cricket series
Pakistan are in a desperate search for a neutral venue to host its ODI series against Australia after Sri Lanka backed out of hosting it citing scheduling issues. ANI

Kamran, Razzaq disappointed at Sri Lanka tour snub
Snubbed Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal and all-rounder Abdul Razzaq have expressed their disappointment over being continuously left out of the national team. ANI

Knowledge gaps hampering prevention of sudden heart attacks in sport
Lack of basic evidence about the numbers and causes of apparently inexplicable heart attacks among young sportsmen and women are seriously hampering our ability to prevent them, say experts. ANI

My husband and I realize time apart is important, says Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood has revealed that she understands the importance of space one should give to their spouse. ANI

Olympic 2012 clean-up 'may jeopardise sex workers' health and safety'
Raids on brothels and tough action against street prostitutes in parts of London hosting the Olympics have sparked claims that the streets are being cleared at the cost of the safety and health of sex workers. ANI

Hillsborough disaster families' kin slam 'insensitive' Liverpool over symbol snub in new kit
The launch of the new Liverpool home kit has sparked anger amongst several families of those killed in the Hillsborough disaster, over not being consulted on the decision to move the club's symbol on the team's t-shirt. ANI

F1 top dogs cagey over Barcelona Grand Prix chances
Two-time defending F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel along with other Formula One drivers, are keeping their expectations in check for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. ANI

Obama and Clooney defeat Tobey Maguire in basketball match
Barack Obama and George Clooney defeated Tobey Maguire in a star-studded basketball game on the morning after the 15-million-dollar fundraiser at the actor's Los Angeles mansion. ANI

McIlroy at risk of losing No.1 ranking after missing Players Championship cut
Ace golfer Rory McIlroy is at risk of losing his number one ranking after missing the cut at the Players Championship. ANI

McLaren's Button says mastering Pirelli tyres key to Barcelona GP success
McLaren's ace driver Jensen Button has said if his team can solve the problem with the new Pirelli tyres soon, they have a good chance of winning the Barcelona Grand Prix. ANI

Pirelli chief stays steadfast in face of controversial F1 'raw eggs' tyre rage
Paul Hembery, head of Pirelli's motor sport operation and the man responsible for inflicting the latest generation of tyres on Formula One, has claimed they wouldn't change them until and unless everyone opposes them. ANI

Fergie warns Man City to forget about dominating English football
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Manchester City to forget about dominating English football while he is still around. ANI

I trust my players 100 per cent to win Premier League: Mancini
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is confident that his players will not let the Premie League title slip away on Sunday. ANI

Di Matteo has no idea whether he stays at Chelsea or not
Chelsea interim boss Roberto Di Matteo has said he has no idea if tomorrow will be his last game at Stamford Bridge as the club manager. ANI

'Outraged' boxing champ Klitschko believes 'disgraceful Chisora belongs to a zoo'
Reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) world champion Wladimir Klitschko has belittled fellow boxer Dereck Chisora by saying that 'he belonged to a zoo'. ANI

Newcastle boss Pardew and City captain Kompany win Premier League awards
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been named the Premier League manager of the season, and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany player of the season. ANI

Pak pacer Rahat Ali rues never playing alongside 'childhood hero' Shoaib Akhtar
Pakistan cricketer Rahat Ali, despite being named in Pakistan's One-Day International (ODI) squad, is sad that his childhood hero Shoaib Akhtar will not be playing alongside him at the international level. ANI

Razzaq blames coaches Waqar and Mohsin for 'ruining his career'
Former Pakistan all rounder, Abdul Razzaq, shattered by his snub from all three squads for the tour of Sri Lanka, has blamed former coaches Waqar Younis and Mohsin Khan for 'ruining' his career. ANI

Mancini believes Man City have played best football in Premier League this season
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes whether or not his team wins the Premier League, they have played the best football this season. ANI

Serena Williams' rap track surfaces online
It seems that tennis champ Serena Williams is ready to take a shot at the world of hip-hop music. ANI

Aussies hunt for bowling coach after McDermott's exit leaves Ashes plan in tatters
Cricket Australia's is frantically searching for a new bowling coach as Craig McDermott's unexpected resignation has left a gaping hole in their Ashes preparations. ANI

Toe injury saved Mitchell Johnson's career
Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has admitted that he might have retired from cricket had he not injured his toe in Johannesburg last year. ANI

Fergie warns Man City of 'untold damage' to future if they fail to win PL title
Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Manchester City that they could do "untold" damage to their future if they failed to win the Premier League title. ANI

Ferguson convinced Man City winning PL title wouldn't mark end of Man U's era
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said even if bitter rivals Manchester City pips them to become the Premier League champions this season, it wouldn't mean an end to their era. ANI

Bopanna emerges victorious in 'battle of friends' against Aisam in Madrid Open
The Indian tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Mahesh Bhupathi edged out the world number 13th pair of Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer 7-6, 7-6 in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open. ANI

Hamilton tries to remain 'cheerful' despite facing car set-up problems in Barcelona
Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton is trying to remain cheerful and upbeat, despite facing problems with his car set-up during the practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona. ANI

UK's MoD to deploy sonic weapon for London Olympics security
The UK's Ministry of Defence has said that a device that can be used as a sonic weapon will be deployed during the London Olympics. ANI

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