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Man City defender Zabaleta cold-shoulders Barcelona after Etihad pay hike
Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaleta has snubbed Barcelona, after the Etihad outfit increased his salary by 10,000 pounds per week. ANI

Mourinho ends speculation over career after signing two-year extension with Madrid
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has ended rumours about joining former club Chelsea by signing a new two-year contract extension with the Los Blancos. ANI

Drogba says Torres could fill his boots at Chelsea
Didier Drogba has said Spanish striker Fernando Torres could easily fill his boots at Chelsea. ANI

Glenn McGrath's wife booked for DUI
Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath's wife Sara Loenardi pleaded guilty to low level drink driving after she blew 0.071 - that was above the permissible limit of 0.05 - during a random breath test on April 26 as she drove home to Cronulla from Bondi. ANI

Kardashian sisters' lingerie pic goes viral on Twitter
Kim Kardashian's latest post on Twitter, which shows the brunette beauty and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe in lingerie, has caused a stir on the micro blogging site. ANI

Dennis Rodman's drinking has "sabotaged" work opportunities, says his agent
Dennis Rodman has revealed that he became 'unhirable' when he stopped drinking eight years ago, however, his agent, Darren Prince has something else to tell. ANI

Drogba says 'last few months of his life have been like some movie'
Departing Chelsea striker Drogba has said that his career at Chelsea has been like a fantasy ride, and a movie could be made out of it. ANI

'Departing' Drogba says he would have stayed if Chelsea hadn't won Champions League
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, who has announced that he would be leaving Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, has claimed he wouldn't have taken the decision to leave the club if they hadn't beaten Bayern Munich in the Champions League final at Allianz Arena to become the European champions. ANI

Ronaldo always expects England to win major tournaments
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he expects England to win at least one of the major tournaments. ANI

Jailed footie fan admits 'sickening insults' on Twitter about stricken Muamba were 'massive mistake'
A Twitter user, who had made totally insensitive insults about stricken Bolten striker Fabrice Muamba, has confessed that he had made a huge mistake by carrying out the act. ANI

Former Bayern manager Van Gaal could be Liverpool's sporting director
Former Bayern Munich manager Louis Van Gaal is in line to become Liverpool's new sporting director, as the owners Fenway Sports Group look to overhaul the club. ANI

Former Man U midfielder Hargreaves in pursuit of new club after Man City release
Manchester City released former Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves on Tuesday at the end of his one-year contract, and the injury-plagued player is now looking for a new club to play for. ANI

Nancy Dell'Olio over accessorises herself on day out at Cannes
Nancy Dell'Olio, who recently criticised Duchess Kate's sense of style, went overboard in accessorising her casual look by trying too hard to coordinate her get-up. ANI

Bikini clad Abbey Crouch gets loved up with hubby Peter on Dubai holiday
Abbey Crouch showed off her tiny figure in a royal blue bikini as she spent her holiday with husband Peter and daughter Sophia in Dubai. ANI

Botham brands Anderson best swing bowler in world
Legendary England captain Ian Botham has heaped praise on their current bowling line up, and branded James Anderson as the world's best swing bowler. ANI

Ex-Pak player Wasti says Imran Nazir could lead them to T20 World Cup glory
Former Pakistan batsman Wajahatullah Wasti has said Imran Nazir could be an inspired selection for the national team during the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka later this year, and could help them win the tournament. ANI

West Indies pacer Best to replace injured Shannon Gabriel
West Indies pacer Tino Best will replace seamer Shannon Gabriel, who will miss the rest of the Test series against England because of a back injury. ANI

Participation of Sialkot Stallions will revive Indo-Pak cricket ties: PCB
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Chaudhary Zaka Asrhaf has said that the participation of the Sialkot Stallions in the Champions League in India would be a step forward to revive cricket ties between the archrivals. ANI

BCCI denies one-time payment benefit to Kirti Azad, Azharuddin, Kapil Dev
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided not to give former cricketers Kapil Dev, Azharuddin and Kirti Azad the benefit of a one-time payment scheme. ANI

Confident Broad hopes to better 'man of the match' Lord's performance at Nottingham
Lord's Test man of the match Stuart Broad is expecting to notch up stronger performance during the second Test match against West Indies at his home ground Trent Bridge in Nottingham, starting on Friday. ANI

Ex-England captain Botham praises Broad's 'full-hearted' effort during Lord's Test
Former England captain Ian Botham has lauded Stuart Broad's match winning performance during the first Test against the West Indies at Lord's, saying he always gives hundred percent while wearing the England jersey. ANI

Boycott tells Strauss to rise above his short bowling demons likely to be exploited by SA
Former England opening batsman Geoffrey Boycott has advised captain Andrew Strauss to work on his technique while facing short-pitched bowling, and warned him that South African fast bowlers are likely to exploit it when they play a three Test match series later this year. ANI

'Impenitent' Pietersen won't stop tweeting after criticizing ex-England opener Knight
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said he won't stop tweeting following his latest tryst with controversy after he branded former England opening batsman Nick Knight's involvement in the Lord's Test match as 'ridiculous'. ANI

India can play host to Pakistan-Australia ODI series: PCB
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf has indicated that India could play host to Pakistan's limited-overs series against Australia. ANI

Irina Shayk blows kiss to photogs at Cannes photocall in stunning silver dress
Irina Shayk, who turned dreams into reality for a number of men on Tuesday, couldn't resist blowing kisses to photographers as she posed at a photocall in Cannes, France. ANI

Becks plays Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' with his football
David Beckham, who is famous for being absolutely amazing among his fans, has become all the more amazinger after showing he can play the drums. ANI

Ashley Cole 'hates coming to empty home '
Ashley Cole is so lonely in his huge mansion that he has invited two of his pals to keep him company. ANI

Boris Becker reunites with ex wife for son's graduation day
Boris Becker flew in from Germany to the US so he could watch his son with his first wife Barbara Feltus graduate from high school. ANI

India to host New Zealand, England and Australia from Aug 2012 to Mar 2013
The BCCI has announced that India will host three international cricket series from August 2012 to March next year, involving 10 Tests, five one-dayers and four Twenty20 Internationals. ANI

Wayne and Coleen Rooney indulge in pool PDA in Las Vegas
Coleen and Wayne Rooney were snapped kissing passionately in the pool at the Encore Beach Club bash held at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, on Monday. ANI

Lori 'Lolo' Jones says keeping virginity harder than training for Olympics
Olympic athlete Lori 'Lolo' Jones has revealed that she is still a virgin, and insisted that keeping her vow of not having sex before marriage has been harder than even training for the games. ANI

WAG Kyly Boldy bids farewell to India in traditional sari and 'maang tikka'
Michael Clarke and Kyly Boldy, who recently tied the knot in a secret ceremony in the Blue Mountains, tweeted a farewell photo featuring the newlyweds in traditional Indian wedding dress on Tuesday. ANI

Kelly Brook dons indecent looking swimsuit for phone booth photoshoot
Kelly Brook, who showed just why she's being hounded by a millionaire for a date, siphoned herself into a positively indecent swimsuit for a very public photoshoot on the French Riviera. ANI

Imogen Thomas struts in tiny orange dress as ex Jermain Defoe drives by
Imogen Thomas, who bumped into her former fling Jermain Defoe while she was indulging in a spot of shopping at a boutique in Chigwell, was dressed to impress in a tiny and very tight dress. ANI

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