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Mandeep Singh Wins the Citibank Rising Star Award 2012
Mumbai, May 29 (ANI-Business Wire India): Kings XI Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh has been named the winner of the 2012 Citibank Rising Star Award. The Citibank Rising Star Award recognizes the best under-23 player of the DLF IPL season. ANI

FIFA to appoint top war crime lawyer to probe corruption cases
FIFA, world soccer's governing body, is set to appoint top human rights lawyer Luis Moreno Ocampo as the head of a new ethics committee's investigations arm. ANI

Ashley Judd 'so proud' of hubby Dario Franchitti after his Indy 500 win
Ashley Judd and F1 racer husband Dario Franchitti celebrated his third victory in Indianapolis 500 auto race together on Monday. ANI

Khloe Kardashian wants to dip her niece in glitter
Khloe Kardashian has been spoiling her sister Kourtney's unborn baby with clothing. ANI

Elle's editor calls Becks 'viagra for modern women'
David Beckham, who will be the first man to appear solo on the front cover of Elle, has been described as "a viagra for the modern women" by the editor of the woman's fashion magazine. ANI

Florist threatened with legal action over paper Olympic rings display
A florist was stunned when she was ordered to take down Olympic rings made from tissue paper as it breached trademark laws. ANI

Coleen Rooney flaunts patriotic side by dressing in bright red and blue
With the Queen's Jubilee celebrations just around the corner, it seems that Coleen Rooney is incorporating Union Jack's colours into her wardrobe. ANI

KKR's victory celebrations end with police baton-charge outside Kolkata's Eden Gardens
Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) grand victory celebrations took a turn for the worse on Tuesday when police baton charged fans outside the Eden Gardens stadium, where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee felicitated the Indian Premier League (IPL)-winning team. ANI

Coach Whatmore says improving Pakistan's ranking in every format is long-term goal
Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore has said his team is gunning for success during their upcoming Sri Lanka tour, but their longer goal is to improve team's rankings in all three formats of the game. ANI

Pak cricket team manager believes changes and training will bring results
Pakistan team manager Naveed Akram Cheema has said forming separate teams for all formats and the extensive training camp with the practice matches will pay bring results against Sri Lanka. ANI

Russia's Bogomolov retires a point before losing at French Open
Russian tennis star Alex Bogomolov Junior retired just a point before losing his first round match at the French Open tp Arnaud Clement of France. ANI

Van Persie's mom advises him to stay at Arsenal
Robin Van Persie's mother has advised him to stay at Arsenal, as he is idolized by club fans, and is a hero to them. ANI

Murray fears time running out for 'elusive' Grand Slam victory
World number four tennis player Andy Murray has said athletes generally have small careers, and therefore, he is gunning to taste Grand Slams glory before his career ceases. ANI

McLaren ace Button denies 'panic situation' following Monaco GP failure
McLaren's ace driver Jensen Button has said there is no sense of panic within the team after another dismal performance at Monaco Grand Prix, as once again, for the second time in last two races, he couldn't complete the race. ANI

I never thought about money and fame, says Becks
David Beckham, who is Britain's richest sportsperson, has claimed that money and fame never interested him. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone not attending dad Bernie's wedding
Tamara Ecclestone has said that she has no intention of attending her billionaire father Bernie Ecclestone's marriage to his girlfriend Fabiana Flosi. ANI

Dickie Bird regrets not having kids
Legendary cricket umpire Dickie Bird has revealed that his one regret in life is not having any children. ANI

Titus Bramble on trial over sexual assault charges
Sunderland footballer Titus Bramble is on trial and has been accused of sexually assaulting two women within 30 minutes of each other on a night out last September. ANI

Sialkot Stallions' Champions League participation 'confirmed' on Twitter
Pakistan's reigning Twenty20 champions, Sialkot Stallions, have been confirmed as one of the participants at this year's Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20), after a member of the tournament's technical committee announced their inclusion. ANI

PCB to review 2012 central contracts list after uproar over "glaring omissions"
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to rectify some glaring omissions from the list of players awarded central contracts and retainers for the year 2012. ANI

Pak cricket team unhappy with pay hikes
The pay hike announced by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in the central contracts and match fees has reportedly not been received well by many of the leading national team players. ANI

Shakira kisses boyfriend Gerard Pique after Barca's Spanish King Cup win
Shakira planted a passionate congratulatory kiss on boyfriend Gerard Pique's lips after his team, FC Barcelona won the Spanish King's Cup, beating Athletic Bilbao by three goals. ANI

Justin Bieber trained with Mike Tyson before 'roughing up photographer'
Justin Bieber trained with former Boxing legend Mike Tyson just days before a photographer complained of being roughed up by the teen popstar at a shopping centre. ANI

Lara Bingle returning to her old roots after wrapping up reality show
Lara Bingle will soon be leaving the multi-million dollar Bondi apartment - which provides the major backdrop for the star's upcoming self-titled reality show - to return to her old Darling Point flat. ANI

Chief Horner says Webber is 'comfortable' at Red Bull
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has said Mark Webber is quite comfortable with them, and belittled speculation that Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix winner might move on to Ferrari next season. ANI

Boxer Paul Williams paralyzed from waist down following motorcycle mishap
Two-time welterweight champion Paul Williams has been paralyzed from waist down following a motorcycle accident in a suburb of Atlanta on Sunday, his longtime manager George Peterson revealed. ANI

W. Bengal Govt. showers bouquets, shawls and Sandesh on IPL champs KKR
The state of West Bengal went into celebratory mode on Tuesday, welcoming Indian Premier League season five champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with bouquets, shawls and Sandesh. ANI

Chelsea custodian Cech commits to Stamford Bridge till 2016
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has signed a new four-year contract with the Blues, which would keep him at the club till 2016. ANI

England's new game plan to find its 'indigenous' Messi
The Football Association has approved new rules that would ensure that small kids play in small-sided games with goals and balls of an appropriate size, and without the pressure of playing league matches with points at stake. ANI

Belgian midfielder Hazard expected to join 'Champions League' winners Chelsea
French club Lille's dynamic midfielder Eden Hazard has finally made up his mind to join the Champions League winner Chelsea. ANI

Amir Khan says will only fight contenders who have undergone drug tests
Former world champion Amir Khan has said any boxer who intends to fight him has to undergo drug tests, or else he would not fight. ANI

Drogba in talks with Mourinho to play for Real Madrid
The hero of Chelsea's Champions League triumph, Didier Drogba, is considering a reunion with former boss Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid. ANI

Federer now dreams of surpassing Connors' 109 career titles record
Roger Federer after drawing level with Jimmy Connors' record of 233 wins in Grand Slam tournaments, now dreams of surpassing the Tennis legend's 109 career titles ANI

Liz Hurley always wears make-up
Elizabeth Hurley never leaves the house without make-up, as she does not want to look any less beautiful when she is out. ANI

Mad cap Balotelli followed teen to her house and begged her to date him
A girl in her teens has revealed how Man City ace Mario Balotelli secretly followed her home, then begged her for a date. ANI

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