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Ex-England cricketer Agnew quits Twitter after writer Ian Martin's "vile tirade"
BBC cricket correspondent and former England cricketer Jonathan Agnew has announced that he has quit Twitter citing that he can't tolerate or accept the level of abuse that takes place on the social networking site. ANI

Blackburn FC's Indian owners set to remove 'unsackable' manager Kean
Blackburn Rover's 'unsackable' manager Steve Kean is set to lose his job. ANI

Dwayne Johnson lists California mansion for almost $5million
Dwayne Johnson, who apart from being a professional wrestler also has a successful film career, has listed his Californian home for a huge 4.995 million dollars. ANI

Chelsea target Lille's Eden Hazard
Chelsea are hoping to snatch Lille's Eden Hazard from under the noses of Premier League champs Manchester City. ANI

Lampard hails Drogba for Champions League victory
Chelsea striker Frank Lampard has hailed Didier Drogba for the club's dramatic win in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. ANI

Heavyweight champ Haye 'bottles' rival Chisora in cell phone app game
WBA heavyweight champ David Haye has a new game in his iPhone in which he had'bottled' up his rival Dereck Chisora. ANI

Real keen on roping in Luka Modric for 25m pounds
Real Madrid are keen on landing Tottenham Spurs' Luka Modric after they offload Kaka to Paris St Germain. ANI

Terry says Di Matteo should be made Chelsea's permanent manager
Chelsea captain John Terry hailed Roberto di Matteo after their win over Bayern Munich to clinch the Champions League trophy, saying the Italian should be given the club's manager's job permanantly. ANI

WBA champ Haye brands 'Bad Boy' Chisora an 'Idiot'
Former WBA heavyweight champ David Haye has branded his rival Dereck Chisora an idiot, after he boasted of breaking the jaw of coach Don Charles in a press-conference brawl in Munich. ANI

Premier League champion Manchester City gets title-winning ball back
Premier League champion Manchester City has got their title-winning ball after it was tracked down to a fan by the police. ANI

Coleen Rooney readjusts bikini as she spills drink on holiday to Las Vegas
Coleen Rooney, who has been working hard to top up her tan while enjoying a family holiday to Las Vegas with husband Wayne and son Kai, had an embarrassing slip up by the pool on Friday as she accidentally spilt a drink all over her. ANI

Posh's latest beauty secret is 320 pounds sheep placenta facial and gold flake serum
Even in a town obsessed by youth, Victoria Beckham's latest beauty treatment is sure to raise eyebrows - facials made from sheep placenta and gold flakes. ANI

BCCI invites PCB chief for IPL final in Chennai
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf for the Indian Premier League (IPL) final in Chennai. ANI

England bowling coach Saker rules himself out of Oz coach role
England bowling coach David Saker has ruled himself out of taking on Craig McDermott's role as bowling coach of the Australian cricket team. ANI

Oz opener Hughes working his way back to the top
Out of favour Australian opener Phillip Hughes has been working his backside off in an effort to make it back to the top. ANI

Clarke unfazed by criticism over not inviting all and sundry to his wedding
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke seems unfazed by the criticism coming his way for not inviting his teammates to his surprise wedding to Kyly Boldy. ANI

West Ham grabs Premier League promotion by beating Blackpool
West Ham United beat Blackpool 2-1 in the 2012 Championship play-off final at the Wembley to get promoted in the Premier League. ANI

Kirti Azad sits on dharna against IPL fiascos
Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker and former cricketer Kirti Azad has begun his fast today to highlight the shenanigans of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament, which he feels is hurting the reputation of cricket. ANI

Olympic torch carriers launch bid to earn fast buck on eBay
Olympic flame carriers put their prized torches up for sale on eBay merely one hour after taking part in the historic relay. ANI

Boycott pep talk helped Bell ring up the runs against the Windies
Former England cricket captain Geoffrey Boycott has T revealed how he gave a struggling Ian Bell a pep-talk prior to his classy 61 that pushed England into a winning position at Lord's against the West Indies. ANI

Cancer foundation helped me appreciate life, get over tough cricket times: Ponting
Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting, 37, has revealed that he and his wife Rianna's foundation, which supports charities that care for children with cancer, helped him during the tough times in his career. ANI

Ponting says putting Oz team interests ahead of himself led to his one-day demise
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting believes that he paid the ultimate price as an international one-day player because he put the national team ahead of himself. ANI

'Smooth driver' Hamilton taunts Button ahead of Monte Carlo GP
Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton taunted his Mc Laren team mate Jenson Button, ahead of the next week's Monte Carlo Grand Prix, saying he was a smooth driver. ANI

Sri Lanka Cricket unaware of IPL match fixing by its players
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has denied having any knowledge of its players being accused of match fixing in the on going Indian Premier League (IPL). ANI

Irina Shayk shows her elegant side by launching shoe collection in playsuit
Irina Shayk, for whom it is unlikely to look anything but beautiful as she is one of the world's top supermodels, didn't disappoint yet again during a promotional outing on Friday afternoon. ANI

'We even beat the Germans on penalties', say Chelsea fans after Champions League win
Chelsea's dramatic win in the Champions League over Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena saw Blues' fans driven into a state of hysteria. ANI

'Outplayed' Chelsea beat Bayern Munich on penalties to clinch Champions League Trophy
Chelsea defeated Bayern Munich to claim victory in the Champions League final at Allianz Arena on Saturday. ANI

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