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Manny Pacquiao slams Obama's 'same-sex marriage' stance
Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has ripped President Barack Obama's view on same-sex marriage, calling it offensive to his religion. ANI

Congress terms spot fixing row to be unfortunate
Congress Party on Wednesday termed the ongoing row over the suspension of five cricketers suspected to be involved in fixing and corruption in domestic cricket to be unfortunate, and said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) should bring those guilty before the law. ANI

Barcelona to become first club to set up official football school in India
Spanish giants Barcelona announced on Wednesday setting-up of its official Football School FCBEscola in Delhi NCR. ANI

'Bemused' McLaren ace Button doesn't feels his pace is good enough to fight for podium
McLaren driver Jensen Button believes that despite his team spending so much funds and energy to improve his car's speed, his pace is still not good enough when compared to his competitors. ANI

Blackburn boss Kean in hot water as Allardyce contemplates legal action
Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean's problems have reportedly escalated with his predecessor Sam Allardyce considering legal action for Kean's attack on him. ANI

Premier League star Pennant spared jail term despite admitting drink driving
Premier League footballer Jermaine Pennant has avoided being sent to jail despite admitting to drink driving. ANI

David Hussey defends his IPL franchise following fixing allegations
Kings XI Punjab captain David Hussey has defended his Indian Premier League (IPL) team following allegations of corruption during the tournament, and insists he would be disappointed if any player from his team is found involved in it. ANI

England spin consultant Mushtaq Ahmed unlikely to become Pak bowling coach
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed isn't expected to ecome the national team's bowling coach, as he is adamant about wanting a three-year ontract. ANI

England keeper Prior warns against complacency in Windies series
England wicket-keeper Matt Prior has warned his team saying that there is no room for complacency as they face West Indies at Lord's from Thursday. ANI

Intikhab Alam says 'we have two or three alternatives to Sri Lanka in mind for Oz series'
Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Director of Game Development, Intikhab Alam has claimed they have two or three options with them for host series against Australia, following the Sri Lanka Cricket Board's refusal to hold five one-day internationals and three T20 internationals between the two nations. ANI

Tevez facing death threats from United fans post his 'RIP Fergie' prank
Manchester City's Carlos Tevez was under a 24 hour armed guard last night after his 'RIP Fergie' prank sparked fury among hardcore Manchester United fans. ANI

Mancini says Balotelli will definitely stay with Man City next season
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said Italian striker Mario Balotelli will stay in the team next season, and can star for Italy in the Euros, but added that he needs to keep his brain working. ANI

Eva Longoria reveals how she rose above ex hubby Tony Parker's infidelity
Eva Longoria has spoken out about her marriage split, confirming reports that ex Tony Parker cheated on her. ANI

Pakistan cricketer Riaz terms Sri Lanka tour snub as temporary setback
Snubbed Pakistani cricketer Wahab Riaz has termed his elimination from the squads that are touring Sri Lanka as a temporary setback. ANI

Ace spinner Swann claims England will retain No. 1 tag by a mile ahead of Windies, SA series
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has said his team will retain the No. 1 Test team tag by winning all six Test matches this summer at home. ANI

Windies legend Lara slams 'selfish' Chanderpaul for not batting up the order
West Indies batting great Brian Lara has criticized veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul for being selfish, and has told him to take more responsibility by batting at number three in the Tests since the other players in the team lack international experience. ANI

Clarke set to drive in International Rally of Queensland
Australia captain Michael Clarke is set to drive a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo during next week's International Rally of Queensland. ANI

England's Test series against Proteas would decide on No 1 status: Report
England can be expected to dispatch West Indies in the three-match Test series against West Indies, starting on May 17 at Lords, but their real test to preserve their top dog in ICC ranking would come against South Africa later in the year, according to former Test player turned media expert Mike Selvey. ANI

PCB chief could face imprisonment over non-payment of dues to farmers
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Zaka Ashraf, who also owns the Ashraf Sugar Mills, could face imprisonment for the non-payment of dues to farmers. ANI

Nicole Scherzinger steals spotlight at 'Men in Black' premiere
Nicole Scherzinger sizzled in a figure-hugging purple gown at the German premiere of her latest film 'Men in Black 3' on Tuesday. ANI

"The Germans always win on penalties": Bayern's Schweinsteiger cranks up heat on Chelsea
Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger cranked up pressure on Chelsea ahead of their Champions League final by claiming that the Germans always win in the penalties. ANI

Michael Clarke 'couldn't be happier' after marrying Kyly Boldy in secret
Kyly Boldy is now officially Australia's number one WAG after marrying cricket captain Michael Clarke. ANI

Warne clueless over ex wife's 'Mummy Two' rant at Liz Hurley
Shane Warne expressed his ignorance over the squabble between his ex-wife Simone Callahan and fiance Elizabeth Hurley, saying that he "thought everyone was getting along pretty well." ANI

Kim 'almost embarrassed' about televised wedding to Kris Humphries
Kim Kardashian has revealed that she is "almost embarrassed" about her televised wedding to Kris Humphries, who she filed for divorce from just 72 days after tying the knot. ANI

Khloe Kardashian says she's not 'pulling the plug' from reality shows
Khloe Kardashian has revealed that she is not ready to end her reality TV career just yet, although she hopes for a temporary hiatus away from the cameras. ANI

I still love Mario Balotelli and forgave him for his flings, says Raffaella Fico
Raffaella Fico, who dated Mario Balotelli for a year, branded him a 'Jekyll and Hyde' character as she broke her silence over their bitter break-up. ANI

Nancy Dell'Olio slams BBC's 'sexist' show 'Have I Got News For You'
Nancy Dell'Olio, who hopes to be a guest presenter on the BBC's 'Have I Got News For You', has labelled the atmosphere of the TV programme as "sexist". ANI

Legendary umpire Bird criticizes use of replays, technology in cricket
Legendary cricket umpire Dickie Bird, who received the Order of the British Empire from Prince Charles on Tuesday, has criticized the use of replays and technology to help umpires. ANI

Army promotes cricket among in Kashmir Valley
The Indian Army organized a cricket tournament here to encourage youth to acquire a spirit of sportsmanship and to revive a passion for playing cricket among locals. ANI

Mancini believes 'hand of God' helped Man City grab first title in 44 yrs
Coach Roberto Mancini has described Manchester City winning the Premier League after 44 years as a miracle. ANI

Man City's Tevez begged teacher to handover 'RIP Fergie' sign
Manchester City ctriker Carlos Tevez had begged a teacher to hand him the "RIP Fergie" sign that she was waving during the club's victory parade on Monday. ANI

Barca keen to snare Didier Drogba from Chelsea
Barcelona is believed to be keen to snare Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on a free transfer. ANI

My acting needs improvement, says Brooklyn Decker
Brooklyn Decker, who has been making the transition from modeling to acting, has admitted that there is a lot of scope for improving as far as her acting skills are concerned. ANI

Desperate for payback, Rooney insists Man U will come back strong after PL disappointment
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney, who was heartbroken after losing to Manchester City in the Premier League, has said that his team's ready to get over the disappointment this year's title and will be coming back stronger than ever in the next season. ANI

'Experienced' Trott would like to captain England team in future
English cricketer Jonathan Trott has said that he would love to captain his side and take more responsibility in the England cricket team. ANI

Goal Line Tech to be used for next season of Premier League
Goal Line technology will be used in the Premier League next season, a report has confirmed. ANI

Windies legend Brian Lara believes cousin Darren Bravo can be 'world-class' just like him
Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara believes his cousin Darren Bravo can be a cricketing superstar just like he was 18 years ago. ANI

Man City to splurge big bucks like Baraca, Real in quest of Champions League glory: Mancini
Coach Roberto Mancini has claimed that Manchester City must "spend a lot of money" like Real Madrid and Barcelona on a few players, in order to be able to compete in the Champions League. ANI

Man City's Toure may move to new club to seek 'fresh challenges': Agent
Manchester City striker Yaya Toure's agent has claimed that the soccer star is ready to move on to a fresh challenge at another club. ANI

Champions League final tickets going for 30 times more than face value
Champions League tickets for the finals are being sold for almost 30 times their value. ANI

Ferndinand's Euro snub may lead to his retirement
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand may retire from international football after after failing to make it to the Euro 2012 football squad. ANI

Ex-chief selector says selectors should have opted for youth over 'tried and tested failures'
Former chief selector Salahuddin Sallu has said the currents selection committee should have opted for younger cricketers instead of old players, for the tour of Sri Lanka. ANI

Imogen Thomas tweets pic in bra with b**bs out
Imogen Thomas, who didn't have her b**bs on display the last time she was pictured on a night out, has posted a new snap of herself in just her lacy bra and slightly grim, grey joggers because. ANI

Barack Obama taunts Becks for underwear career
Barack Obama has teasingly described David Beckham as a "rare man" who could balance a long football career along with producing his own line of underwear. ANI

Liz Hurley ignores Shane Warne's ex-wife to play 'Mummy 2' to his daughter
Despite being forbidden by fiance Shane Warne's ex wife Simone Callahan to play mum to her children, Elizabeth Hurley stepped out with the cricketer's daughter for a football match. ANI

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