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Chace Crawford and Erin Andrews 'dating'
Chace Crawford is dating ESPN sportscaster, Erin Andrews, eight years his senior, according to reports. ANI

Footie fans get rare chance to 'handle' world's oldest football
Scot fans are being offered the chance to get up close and personal with the oldest football in the world. ANI

Gibbs confirms participation in Sri Lanka T20 league
South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs has confirmed on his Twitter account that he will be taking part in the upcoming Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) T20 tournament. ANI

Luke Pomersbach gets bail in molestation case (Update: Luke)
A Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) player Luke Pomersbach who was arrested for allegedly molesting an American woman and beating up her fiance. ANI

Pigs, dogs line up to prove themselves worthy successors of mystic 'Paul the Octopus'
The Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea on 19th May in Munich is set to become the first big test for wannabe fortune-tellers, with many animals across the Europe determined to prove themselves as the right successor to the clairvoyant 'Paul the Octopus'. ANI

Becks want to get selected for Team GB on 'merit', not as 'shirt seller or stadium filler'
Former Manchester United captain David Beckham has urged Stuart Pearce to pick him only on merit for the Great Britain football team for the London Olympics, rather than for his glamour quotient. ANI

Lineker believes England will end up disappointed at Euros 'as usual'
Former England international Gary Lineker has said that English fans are bound to be disappointed once again at the end of the Euros, and doesn't consider Roy Hodgson's men as being among the favourites in Ukraine and Poland. ANI

Pomersbach case: Legal notice issued to Sidhartha Mallya
The victim of molestation case involving Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) cricketer Luke Pomersbach has sent a legal notice to Sidhartha Mallya, seeking unconditional apology from team's director for his remarks on the microblogging site Twitter that allegedly questioned her character. ANI

Liverpool mulling huge pay hikes to prevent exodus of stars from Anfield
Liverpool is ready to increase striker Luis Suarez's wages by a whopping 25 percent in order to prevent the Argentine star lead a mass departure of top players from Anfield. ANI

I am in no hurry to walk down the aisle, says Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger, who got back together with her boyfriend Lewis Hamilton last December, has revealed that she is in no rush to make her reunion a permanent one. ANI

Man U striker Welbeck ready to fill absent 'tutor' Rooney's boots during Euros
Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck has said he is ready to fill mentor Wayne Rooney's boots for England during the Euros. ANI

FICA chief May writes letter to BCB urging it to clear players' BPL dues
The Federation of Cricketers Association (FICA) chief executive, Tim May has written a letter to the Bangladesh Cricket Board's president Mustafa Kamal, urging him to inform the Bangladesh Premier League franchisees to clear the outstanding dues of the players who participated in the Twenty20 competition. ANI

Coleen Rooney gives 'dinosaur-clad' son swimming lesson in Vegas
Bikini-clad Coleen Rooney and her son Kai enjoyed a little swimming lesson together during a family holiday in Las Vegas. ANI

John Barnes blames Agatha Christie and Rudyard Kipling for bigotry in Britain
Former international footballer John Barnes has accused authors such as Agatha Christie, Rudyard Kipling and Edgar Rice Burroughs for making Britain a country of 'passive racists'. ANI

England legend Close believes 'it wasn't always quite this easy' against Windies bowlers
Legendary England batsman Brian Close has said the current West Indies bowling attack doesn't possess the petrifying element which they possessed during his playing days, and believes the current England team has got it easy. ANI

West Ham manager Allardyce believes PL qualifying play-off superior to CL final
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce believes his team's 90 million pound worth play-off final against Blackpool at Wembley on Saturday is bigger than the Champions League final between Chelsea and Bayern Munich in Munich, as the livelihoods of many people are at stake. ANI

Kean's future as Rovers manager on 'knife-edge' following hectic parleys with Venkys
Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean is likely to get axed soon after spending two days with owner Venkys at their chicken firm's headquarters in Pune, India. ANI

Misbah says Sri Lanka tour tough but not invincible
Pakistan's Test and One-Day International (ODI) captain Misbahul Haq is aiming for a repeat of the performance that saw his side prevail over Sri Lanka in the UAE last year, eyeing more series wins when the two sides meet next month. ANI

Feeling less burdened after giving up T20 captaincy: Misbah
Pakistan's Test and ODI captain Misbahul Haq is feeling less burdened after being removed from Twenty20 captaincy. ANI

Misbah pleased with Pak team's progress in fielding and fitness
Pakistan's ODI and Test captain Misbahul Haq has said he was pleased with his team's progress in fielding and fitness as they prepare for next month's tour of Sri Lanka. ANI

Brothels should be made legal during London Olympics, says US pimp
Dennis Hof, the Nevada brothel owner who became famous as the star of HBO reality show 'Cathouse,' has said that he wants to start a new and fully legal brothel in London during the upcoming summer Olympics. ANI

Boat named Bin Laden stopped by cops over 'security risk to Olympics'
A 13 feet motorboat named as a joke after Osama bin Laden has suddenly attracted the attention of police and the Ministry of Defence. ANI

Wayne and Coleen Rooney enjoy booze and bikinis on trip to Las Vegas
The Rooney family has headed to Las Vegas to soak up some sun by the pool. ANI

Ronaldo says comparing him to Messi like equating 'Ferrari with a Porsche' (Update: Ronaldo)
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed to be better than Argentinean striker Lionel Messi. ANI

Lampard says 'underdogs' Chelsea inspired from their 2008 CL final loss to Man U
Veteran Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has said being branded as the underdogs against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final has made his team more determined, and the players are taking inspiration from the heart-breaking final defeat against Manchester United in Moscow four years ago. ANI

'Relieved' Strauss happy to get 'monkey off back' after Lord's ton
England captain Andrew Strauss, whose form has been under the scanner for the last 18 months after having managed to score just one century in the last 50 innings, has said he is relieved after reaching the three number figure on the second day of the first Test match against the West Indies at Lord's. ANI

Wayne Rooney clubs with Vegas girls at 3am as Coleen naps in hotel room
Wayne Rooney was mobbed by a group of girls as he warmed up for Euro 2012 at a Las Vegas nightclub. ANI

Kyly Boldy hides 'giant' diamond ring as they jet to India for honeymoon
Kyly Boldy, who may not be on the honeymoon that every girl dreams, looked nothing but thrilled on Friday as she and her husband of three days Michael Clarke boarded the flight to India. ANI

Molestation case: Luke Pomersbach to appear in court today
Royal Challengers Bangalore player Luke Pomersbach, who was arrested and later got interim bail on Friday on charges of allegedly molesting an Indian-American woman, will again appear in a Delhi court on Saturday. ANI

Ronaldo, Messi, Portuguese, Ferrari, Porsche
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed to be better than Argentinean striker Lionel Messi. ANI

Chelsea striker Kalou believes Di Matteo changed club's 'fortune'
Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou has said Roberto Di Matteo's appointment as interim manager after the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas had changed the club's fortune, and personally for him it was a positive development. ANI

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