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Ray-Ban-style glasses record everything they see
Video recording is set to get incredibly easy with a new pair of techno-glasses that have the ability to capture first-person audio and video, but look just like ordinary specs. ANI

Billionaire Roman Abramovich rolls around French town in small electric car
Roman Abramovich, who's the ninth richest man in Russia and the 68th richest person in the world with an estimated fortune of 12.1 billion dollars, showed his green side as he took his small electric vehicle for a spin around Cap d'Antibes, in the Cote d'Azur, south of France. ANI

Jessica Simpson set to marry fiance Eric Johnson in December
Jessica Simpson will walk down the aisle with fiance Eric Johnson, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai on December 12. ANI

Minka Kelly tipped to play Jackie Kennedy in 'The Butler'
Minka Kelly is in talks to become the latest actress to portray Jackie Kennedy on screen in a new film about a real-life White House butler, according to reports. ANI

World number one McIlroy says 'I can beat anyone in the world'
World number one golfer Rory McIlroy believes he can beat any player in the world on his day, and insisted he feels like the best player on the planet. ANI

Upbeat US good news for Europe in Ryder Cup: Rose
World number ten Justin Rose has said the United States feel they are now the favourites for the Ryder Cup, and that is good news for Europe. ANI

Alexandra Burke keeps ex Jermain Defoe's Bentley under lock and key
Following reports that ex boyfriend Jermain Defoe is keen for the return of his 175000-dollar Bentley, Alexandra Bruke was seen keeping the matte black car firmly under lock and key in her driveway. ANI

UK's Khan to face unbeaten US boxer Danny Garcia in July
Former International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association light-welterweight champion Amir Khan would fight unbeaten Philadelphian Danny Garcia on July 14. ANI

Brit diver Tom Daley 'not up for a relationship'
Olympic hopeful Tom Daley has said that he is "not up for a relationship", as he prefers to focus on his medal dream rather than being pestered by lovestruck teenage girls. ANI

Chamberlain says 'captain' Van Persie had massive impact on Arsenal dressing room
Arsenal's latest young talent Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has said he would like captain Robin Van Persie to stay at the club since he has a massive positive impact on dressing room. ANI

Danielle Lineker turns heads in vintage style high-necked cocktail dress
Danielle Lineker looked glamorous as she attended 'A Priceless Evening' gala for the Journalism Foundation in London with husband Gary on Tuesday night. ANI

Pakistan cricketers to get pay hike in new contracts
Pakistan cricketers, who will get central contracts later this month, can expect a pay hike of between 15 to 25 percent, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official has said. ANI

Rooney says Man City winning PL on 'goal difference' doesn't illustrate domination
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has sneered at rival Manchester City's Premier League triumph by dismissing claims that City dominated the league, and suggested City just won on goal difference. ANI

Managing Rooney well key to England's success in Euro 2012: Keane
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane believes England manager Roy Hodgson has a big task of managing star striker Wayne Rooney before he gets to play in their third group match against Ukraine. ANI

Chelsea set to keep faith in 'old guard' Lampard by offering him new contract
Chelsea is ready to stick to their famous old guards, with the club offering new deals to veterans Frank Lampard, Michael Essien and Florent Malouda. ANI

Man City hoping to pip Europe's top clubs for signing Spanish defender Martinez
Manchester City is confident they would be able to land Athletic Bilbao defender Javi Martinez at Etihad Stadium before the start of next season, as they plan to make an a 25 million pound offer for the Spain international. ANI

Pak all-rounder Razzaq slams selectors for Sri Lanka snub
Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has lashed out at the selectors for advising him to play and perform well in domestic cricket if he wants to be considered for national selection. ANI

BCB clears payment due to Pak players after legal threat
Pakistan players have finally received their outstanding dues from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), after a legal action threat issued by the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) to the BCB over non-payment of dues to the players who took part in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). ANI

'Dictatorial attitude of Windies administrators, coach ruining cricket'
Bowling legend Michael Holding has blamed cricket administrators and coach Ottis Gibson for the poor state of West Indies cricket. ANI

IPL performance not enough to guarantee White place in Oz T20 team
Australian selectors will not be guided by Cameron White's decent performance in the Indian Premier League alone when they pick the team for the ICC World Twenty20. ANI

Chambers takes help of top sports psychiatrist to catch Bolt
To close the gap on fastest man on earth Usain Bolt, British sprinter Dwain Chambers is taking help of the top sports psychiatrist Steve Peters. ANI

Thousands mob Chelsea star Drogba as he carries Olympic flame
Thousands of screaming fans mobbed Chelsea star Didier Drogba as he carried the Olympic flame through Swindon. ANI

Wimbledon installs new technology to create new grass-courts in 3 weeks
Wimbledon has installed new technology, which will allow them to create a brand new grass-court between the Championship finals and the Olympics. ANI

Premier League contemplates 'champagne' ban to avoid offending Muslim players
English Premier League sponsors Barclays plan to drop champagne as the Man of the Match award so that Muslim players aren't offended by it. ANI

Lampard says Drogba is best striker he has ever played with
Veteran Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard paid tribute to departing striker Didier Drogba, saying that the Ivorian is the best striker he has played with ever. ANI

Di Matteo not interested in Chelsea's one-year deal as manager
Interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is distressed by suggestions that he will be offered only a 12-month deal by Roman Abramovich with his position to be reviewed next summer. ANI

Man City began preparing for 2013 title defense day after winning Premier League
Manchester City's assistant manager Brian Kidd has said the team didn't waste any time to prepare for the 2013 Premier League title defense, and added that planning started from the next day of winning the title only. ANI

Bolton star Muamba hits gym after cardiac arrest recovery
Bolton Wanderer's Fabrice Muamba has hit the gym, post his recovery from cardiac arrest. ANI

Kris Humphries' sis Kaela quit day job to become full time plus-size model
Kris Humphries' sister Kaela has revealed that she quit her career as a medical sales rep to pursue plus-size modelling. ANI

Kate Upton shows off curves in skimpy bikini
Kate Upton has shot a series of sexy images for the swimwear brand Beach Bunny. ANI

Oz sports minister slams 'cheap, degrading' Lingerie football
Australia's Federal Sports Minister Kate Lundy has lashed out at the Lingerie Football League, describing it as 'cheap, degrading' perv. ANI

Zara Philips carries Olympic torch on horseback
The Princess Royal's daughter, Zara Phillips, carried the Olympic torch on horseback across the Cheltenham racecourse on Wednesday, as huge crowds watched her light the Olympic cauldron. ANI

Obama poked fun at Becks' facial hair
David Beckham has revealed that President Obama mocked his facial hair when he visited the White House. ANI

Chelsea reassures Torres 'You will take club forward in future'
Chelsea has assured Fernando Torres that he would take the club forward in the future, after the Spanish striker angered the club's hierarchy with his comments. ANI

Ex-Man U captain Keane believes England lack required 'unity, spirit' to succeed
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has said the England national team doesn't have the required unity and spirit to achieve success in big tournaments. ANI

Balotelli, Aguero pledge their futures with Man City
Manchester City strikers Mario Balotelli and Sergio Aguero have brushed aside ubiquitous speculations about their future at the Etihad Stadium, and have pledged their allegiance to the club. ANI

QPR's Barton banned for 12-matches for violent conduct during Man City match
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has been hit by a 12-match ban for indulging in violent behaviour during the team's final match of the Premier League season against Manchester City on May 13. ANI

Love for captaincy gets me out of bed every morning: Strauss
Dismissing the idea that he might give up the Test captaincy, England opener Andrew Strauss has said he still loves the challenge of leading his team, adding that the responsibility makes him get out of bed every morning. ANI

Olympics protestors' account suspended by Twitter
Twitter has suspended the account of a group of protesters, who are believed to be planning a series of protests against the London Olympics when they begin in London this summer. ANI

Tokyo excited to make 2020 Summer Olympics shortlist
The Tokyo city government is excited about the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to pick up Tokyo as one of the three candidate cities of hosting the 2020 summer Olympic Games, said governor Shintaro Ishihara Thursday. ANI

Tokyo, Madrid, Istanbul to compete for hosting 2020 Olympics
The first full day of the 10th annual Sport Accord Convention began in Canada's Quebec City Wednesday as 1,500 delegates from amateur sporting and Olympic federations from around the world waited for news on which cities are finalists to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. ANI

Cook rubbishes claims of present pace bowling not being equal to early 90s
England opener Alastair Cook has rubbished claims that current pace bowling attack isn't what it used to be in the early 90s. ANI

Shane Warne helps Liz choose dress for bed linen launch
Shane Warne proved he really has the ability to make tough decisions as he helped girlfriend Liz Hurley pick a suitable outfit to wear to the launch of her new bed linen. ANI

Nicole Scherzinger suits up to ring Nasdaq bell
Nicole Scherzinger, who has bagged her debut major film role in Men In Black 3, rang the opening bell at Nasdaq in New York, on Wednesday morning on Wall Street, clad in a menswear-inspired outfit. ANI

Geoff Marsh to sue Sri Lanka Cricket over dismissal as coach
Former national team coach Geoff Marsh is suing Sri Lanka Cricket over his dismissal five months ago. ANI

Euro 2012 topless activists to target footie fans visiting brothels
Topless activists have issued a warning to target English footie fans attracted by Ukraine's sex industry during Euro 2012. ANI

ECB fines Pietersen for Twitter attack on commentator Knight
England cricketer Kevin Pietersen was fined for launching a Twitter attack on Sky News cricket commentator Nick Knight, which the England Cricket Board deemed "to be prejudicial to the interests of the ECB and a breach of the England player conditions of employment in relation to clauses regarding public statements." ANI

Alex Reid denies pregnant fiancee Chantelle Houghton has moved out
Alex Reid has denied that his eight months pregnant fiance Chantelle Houghton has moved out of his house, despite the glamour model saying earlier that she has left their Essex home. ANI

Dilemma over Kean's Blackburn future persists as Venky's confesses to 'total confusion'
Steve Kean's future as Blackburn Rovers manager is still undecided as one of the co-owners, Venkatesh Rao confessed to their being complete chaos at the club. ANI

Zohal withdraws case; Pomersbach's family believes he was set up
Luke Pomersbach's family believes that he is the victim of a sting operation, as American national Zohal Hameed, who had alleged that the Royal Challengers Bangalore player had molested her at a five-star hotel in New Delhi, has dropped all charges. ANI

Brit daredevil completes 2400ft skydive without parachute
British stuntman Gary Connery has become the world's first skydiver to leap 2400 feet and safely land without deploying a parachute. ANI

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady 'expecting baby no. 2'
Gisele Bundchen is reportedly expecting her second child with NFL player Tom Brady. ANI

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