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Klitschko's manager says Haye 'barks like a dog' because he is scared of Vitali
Vitali Klitschko's manager Bern Boente has claimed David Haye is scared of the Ukrainian, and just barks like a dog. ANI

Drogba reveals ridiculing ex-boss Villas-Boas when he said Chelsea would win CL
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has revealed how he ridiculed former boss Andre Villas-Boas last November when he suggested the club could win the Champions League. ANI

Elin Nordegren enjoys girls' night out clubbing at Miami
Tiger Woods' ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, who recently became single after splitting from her billionaire businessman Jamie Dingman, hit up Miami's club LIV at the Fontainebleau on Friday night with a group of girlfriends. ANI

Rio Ferdinand relaxes on holiday with family after England snub
Rio Ferdinand was spotted relaxing on a family holiday in Spain after being left out from the England Euro 2012 squad this week. ANI

Former champion Khan looking for opponent to fight in July
Former International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association light-welterweight champion Amir Khan is looking for an opponent after announcing he will make a return to the ring following postponement of his title rematch against champion Lamont Peterson, who failed a drug test. ANI

Chelsea flop Shevchenko in line for shock Stamford Bridge return as coach
Former Chelsea player Andriy Shevchenko, who was branded as a big money flop during his time at the club, is in frame to take a coaching role at Stamford Bridge, if he decides to end his illustrious career after the Euro Cup. ANI

Chelsea targets Atletico Madrid striker Falcao to replace Drogba
Atletico Madrid's 50 million pound rated striker Radamel Falcao is Chelsea's top priority buy in the upcoming transfer window, and would be expected to replace outgoing Didier Drogba at the club. ANI

Chelsea CEO slams Torres for his 'ill-timed' comments over his future at club
Ron Gourlay, Chelsea's chief executive has said striker Fernando Torres should have kept the timings in mind before publicly revealing his frustration over being left out on the bench in their Champions League victory over Bayern Munich. ANI

Nadal targets 'lucky' 7th French Open title after claiming sixth Rome Open
Ace tennis player Rafael Nadal is hoping to win his seventh French Open title after claiming his sixth Rome Open, beating world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 7in the finals. ANI

'Veteran' Giggs keen to reunite with Beckham in Team GB during London Olympics
Veteran Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has expressed his desire to play former team mate David Beckham for Great Britain during the London Olympics. ANI

German media slams Chelsea's 'farce, accidental' CL triumph over Bayern
Chelsea's penalty shoot-out win in the Champions League over Bayern Munich hasn't seem to go down well with German media, as they slammed the Blues' win as 'farce' and an 'accident'. ANI

'Rejected' Liverpool keen to appoint former England manager Capello as new boss
Liverpool, who last week sacked club legend Kenny Dalglish as their manager, have now set their eyes on former England manager Fabio Capello to take up the vacant position at Anfield, following snubs from various top flight managers. ANI

Emirates Cricket Board proposes seven match Pak, Australia T20 series
The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has proposed a seven match Twenty20 series between Pakistan and Australia in order to tackle the grilling conditions in the Middle Eastern country. ANI

RiRi parties with Chelsea stars in London nightclub
Rihanna teamed up with several Chelsea players on Sunday night in London following the club's European Cup victory. ANI

Pak batsman Fawad hopeful of making international return
Pakistan's out of favour middle order batsman Fawad Alam is looking forward to representing his club in order to gain form and return to international cricket. ANI

Sialkot Stallions confident of challenging other Champions League opponents
Pakistan's Twenty20 champions Sialkot Stallions, who will get an opportunity to take part in this year's Champions League in India, are confident of giving a tough challenge to other teams in the tournament. ANI

47 vehicles escort one Olympic flame on 300-yard dash
The average number of vehicles that is required to escort one Olympic flame on a 300 yard dash is 47, it has been revealed. ANI

PCB contemplates dual role for selector Jaffar during Lanka tour
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) could use former left-arm pacer and selector Saleem Jaffar as a makeshift bowling coach for the national team for their tour to Sri Lanka. ANI

London Olympics tickets designed to feature sporting images
Tickets for the London Olympics will feature sporting images and venues during the games. ANI

Lampard and Bleakley celebrate Chelsea's victory with 2nd party
Frank Lampard and girlfriend Christine Bleakley celebrated Chelsea's Champions League win with a second night of partying in London. ANI

Australian fast bowler Pattinson's recovery from back injury almost complete
Australian fast bowler James Pattinson has said his recovery from a back injury is almost complete, and added he is close to returning to full training. ANI

Wood's niece Cheyenne to make professional golf debut this year
Cheyenne Woods, a niece of ace golfer Tiger Woods, will be starting her professional golf career on the LPGA Tour this year. ANI

Ecclestone sisters wear matching loud trousers for Cannes shopping trip
Tamara and Petra Ecclestone stepped out in Cannes wearing matching loud skinny jeans as they went on a shopping trip. ANI

Elin Nordegren flaunts figure in skimpy bikini after love split
Tiger Woods' ex Elin Nordegren who recently became single after splitting from her billionaire businessman Jamie Dingman, flaunted her fit physique in an eye-catching lacy turquoise-and-neon string bikini in Miami's South Beach on Saturday. ANI

Force India's Di Resta in frame to replace Schumacher at Mercedes next season
Force India driver Paul Di Resta could possibly replace Mercedes' ace driver Michael Schumacher at the end of season. ANI

Woods still golf's biggest cash magnet despite bad form
Ace golfer Tiger Woods is still the sport's biggest earner despite being only the seventh-best golfer in the world, according to the official rankings. ANI

Defoe demands return of love gifts from ex girlfriend Burke
Jermain Defoe is at war with ex-girlfriend Alexandra Burke, demanding she returns his 175,000-pound Bentley, a flash watch and ring, he lavished on her when they were dating. ANI

Drogba news pushes Chinese soccer enthusiasm amid spending spree
The guessing game for which famous soccer star will be the next to land in China went hotly on as more big names were linked to the Chinese soccer. ANI

Mario Balotelli set to 'tickle funny bones' with mohawk hairstyle in ad
Mario Balotelli experiments with a number of hairstyles in a new ad for sports brand for Nike. ANI

Olympic flame extinguishes on third day of torch relay due to 'malfunctioning burner'
The London 2012 Olympic flame went out on the third day of the torch relay due to a 'malfunctioning burner', Games organisers have said. ANI

Balotelli features classic Valderrama hairstyle for new advertisement
Manchester City's madcap striker Mario Balotelli has featured in a new advertisement for Nike, which is set in a barber show, and shows the Italian striker trying out various classic hairstyles, including the iconic Valderrama hairstyle. ANI

'Snubbed' Pak all-rounder Rana Naved rules out international retirement
Pakistan cricketer Rana Navedul Hasan, has announced that he still has at least two more years of cricket left in him, ruling out international retirement despite continuous snubs by the national selection committee. ANI

PCB considering South Africa as possible neutral venue for Oz series
The Pakistan Cricket Board is considering South Africa as a possible venue for holding its 'home' series against Australia in August along with Zimbabwe and Malaysia. ANI

London Olympic tickets unveiled
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have officially unveiled the design of the Olympic and Paralympic Games tickets. ANI

Lara Bingle still shocked at ex fiance Michael Clarke's wedding
Lara Bingle and Michael Clarke broke up publicly two years ago but she has revealed that she still wears a ring in the finger which used to sport 200,000 dollars diamond ring given by the cricketer. ANI

Liz Hurley slams 'upsetting' claims by fiance Shane Warne's ex wife
Elizabeth Hurley has hit back at claims that she has been "disrespectful" to Shane Warne's ex wife Simone Callahan, denying suggestions that she asked the former cricketer's children to call her "Mummy Two". ANI

Posh plans to launch her first fashion store in London
Victoria Beckham, who's clothing line has been a global hit and was deemed Designer Brand of the Year at the 2011 British Fashion Awards, is planning to launch a flagship store in London. ANI

Sammy would welcome Gayle's return in Windies team for remaining Test matches
West Indies captain Darren Sammy has said the team would have no issues if any player from outside joins the squad for rest of the Test series against England, signaling his willingness to utilize Chris Gayle's experience in the remaining matches. ANI

England names unchanged squad for Nottingham Test
England has named an unchanged 13-man squad for the second Test match against West Indies at Trent Bridge, starting on Friday. ANI

Coldplay to perform at London 2012 Paralympic closing ceremony
Britain's best-selling band Coldplay are set to headline the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. ANI

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