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Viswanathan Anand's parents hail his retaining World Chess crown
World chess champion Viswanathan Anand's father Viswanathan Iyer on Wednesday shared his delight over his son retaining the World Chess Championship title after defeating his challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel in Moscow. ANI

India's Viswanathan Anand wins fifth World Chess title
Chess champion Viswanathan Anand on Wednesday won his fifth world title, defeating Israeli rival Boris Gelfand here in a 12 rounds plus tie-breaker series ANI

Maximum players from Premier League represent their nations in Euros
The English Premier League has once again proved to be the best football league in Europe, as a whopping 80 of the 368 players in the 16 national squads for Euro 2012 come from English clubs. ANI

Hazard says Ronaldo, Messi inspires him but Gervinho is best player he ever played with
Belgium international Eden Hazard, who is expected to join Chelsea as soon as the transfer window opens, has said Barcelona magician Lionel Messi and Real Madrid hero Cristiano Ronald inspires him the most, but his firmer Lille teammate Gervinho is the best player he has ever played with. ANI

Tyson warns UFC star Jones not to let dark shadows invade his life
Legendary boxer Mike Tyson has warned the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones to keep clear of wrong things in life, and be careful about his choices. ANI

Hamilton wants McLaren to solve his start problems
Lewis Hamilton has asked McLaren to sort out his start problem, as the former F1 champion had a poor showing during last Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix after being told to alter his launch settings. ANI

Alexandra Burke 'training' to wear heels since she was 14
Alexandra Burke has revealed that she has been "training" to wear heels since she was 14, as she thinks she performs better when she's got some added height. ANI

Kim Kardashian 'drained' by Kris Humphries divorce
Kim Kardashian has said that her estranged husband Kris Humphries was making the process of ending their 72-day union "so difficult." ANI

Beckham's tattoo artist gets slot in world renowned Swedish museum
David Beckham's famous tattoo artist Lou Molloy would show off some his best designs during an exhibition next week at world renowned Varmlands Museum in Sweden. ANI

Snipers to shoot football's racist thugs with rubber bullets during Euros
Snipers will shoot football hooligans with non-lethal rubber bullets at Euro 2012 in a vicious crackdown at thugs by Polish police. ANI

Ex champion jockey Piggot leaves wife for woman 20 years his junior
Former champion jockey Lester Piggot has left his wife Susan for a woman who is 20 years younger to him. ANI

Tom Brady gets mocked for Boston accent in Funny or Die video
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is mocked in a new Funny or Die sketch for his accent and for not actually being from Boston. ANI

Posh takes Harper for fun-filled day at Santa Monica pier
With her husband David Beckham spending lots of time on the football pitch, Victoria took son Romeo and baby daughter Harper to Santa Monica pier. ANI

Danielle Lineker makes spring style statement in floral shorts
Danielle Lineker showed off her enviable tanned legs in a pair of chic floral shorts as she shopped in West London on Monday. ANI

Guardiola to hold talks with Abramovich before deciding to become Chelsea chief
Ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola has demanded talks with Roman Abramovich before deciding whether or not to become Chelsea coach. ANI

Former F1 champion Niki Lauda warns having different winners could turn off fans
Three time Formula One champions Niki Lauda has said having different winners during a Formula One season could have side effects such as losing followers. ANI

'Troubled' Kiwi batsman Ryder's immediate future hangs in balance
Kiwi batsman Jesse Ryder's imminent future is likely to become clearer when he, his manager Aaron Klee and New Zealand Cricket Players Association boss Heath Mills sit down with New Zealand Cricket's Director of Cricket, John Buchanan, and team manager Mike Sandle to go over his annual performance review. ANI

Posh happy despite 'looking miserable' in pics
Victoria Beckham has admitted that she looks quite miserable in photographs, but insists that she is a very happy person. ANI

Bolt focused on Olympic gold despite lackluster build up to Games
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has said that he doesn't mind losing every race up until the Olympics. ANI

Billionaire heiress flirts with love rat Jermain Defoe in London's busy street
Topshop billionaire Sir Philip Green's daughter, Chloe, who is promoting her new range of shoes, was spotted hugging and flirting with Tottenham Hotspur ace Jermain Defoe in a busy street in London. ANI

Alex Reid poses as 'pregnant man' to empathise with fiancee Chantelle
In a bid to empathise with his heavily-pregnant fiance Chantelle Houghton, Alex Reid became a "pregnant man" for the day in a new magazine photoshoot. ANI

Kelly Brook 'flattered' by indecent proposal in Cannes
Kelly Brook has revealed that she was "quite flattered" after she was offered 1 million euros from a French businessman in return for a night in her company in Cannes. ANI

NBA star Dennis Rodman sentenced to community service in child support case
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was sentenced in family court Tuesday to 104 hours of community service on four counts of contempt for failing to pay child support. ANI

'Fred the Ferret' set to continue legacy of psychic Paul the Octopus during Euros
A new psychic animal known as Fred the Ferret is all set to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Paul the Octopus to predict the winners of June's Euro 2012 soccer championship. ANI

Paul Gascoigne's stepdaughter fails 'X-Factor' audition
Stepdaughter of football legend Paul Gascoigne, Bianca bombed at the 'X-Factor' auditions, after the judges refused to pass her to the next stage.ianca had told the judges that she wanted to be taken seriously as a singer and did not want to rely on her celebrity status. ANI

Swansea boss Rodgers close to netting Liverpool job while Villa line up Wigan's Martinez
Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers is close to sealing the deal with Liverpool as the club's new manager, while Wigan gaffer Roberto Martinez is set to move to Aston Villa. ANI

London 2012 opening ceremony inspired by Frankenstein, says Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle has revealed that he used the story of Frankenstein as his inspiration for the Olympics celebrations. ANI

RiRi sparks New York Knicks bad boy J.R. Smith dating rumours
Rihanna has fuelled rumours of a relationship with basketball ace J.R. Smith ever since they were spotted getting cosy at a New York nightclub earlier this month. ANI

'Man U does not sign players to enhance brand recognition', says club director Arnold
Manchester United commercial director Richard Arnold has insisted that the club does not buy players to boost brand recognition or club merchandise. ANI

Gibson urges Caribbean fans to keep faith in West Indies side
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has urged Caribbean cricket fans to keep faith with his young side after their latest defeat, saying that criticism from own people is tough to take. ANI

Man U claims 10 percent of global population are 'Red Devil' supporters
Manchester United have claimed that almost 10 per cent of the world's entire population support the Red Devils, according to a new study. ANI

We need to stop over coaching in Pakistan: coach Jalal-ud-din
Pakistan's top coach Jalal-ud-din has warned against the practice of over coaching in the nation, and believes it has detrimental effects as is widely believed in the case of the talented Pakistani all rounder Anwar Ali. ANI

England's 'world class matchwinners' Anderson and Swann 'as good as Warne and McGrath': Saker
Coach David Saker has said England bowlers of Jimmy Anderson and Graeme Swann are as good as Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne. ANI

Pak national selector believes spinners will be key to outcome of Lanka series
Pakistan selector Iqbal Qasim has said spinners are going to be the key for getting success during their upcoming tour to Sri Lanka. ANI

Balotelli brands himself 'genius' with beautiful and wonderful talent
Cocky Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has branded himself a genius with a beautiful and wonderful talent, and added that he is more intelligent than the average person. ANI

UAE favourite for hosting Pak's home series with Oz
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is expected to finalize the venue for their home series against Australia within this week, and the series is likely to take place after Eid in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ANI

Pakistani cricket legends pitch for Indo-Pak series
Pakistani cricket legends have welcomed the likely resumption of Indo-Pak bilateral series, saying that the fans would enjoy the archrivals clash on the field. ANI

'Ambassador' Akram bats for revival of Indo-Pak cricketing ties
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has said the invitation sent to Sialkot Stallions to play in October's Champions League Twenty20 tournament is the first step forward for reviving of cricketing ties between the two neighbouring countries. ANI

'Controversial' DRS set for scrutiny during ICC cricket committee's annual review
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will hold its annual review at Lord's in London on May 30, and the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) would be discussed during the two-day meeting. ANI

Proteas spinner Tahir seeks tips in Pak to exploit England's weakness
South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir has returned to his native Pakistan to seek tips from old tutor Abdul Qadir in a bid to exploit England's weakness against spin when the teams meet in July. ANI

Lara Bingle's reality show bumped to primetime
Lara Bingle has been thrown into the heat of the TV ratings war after her reality show was shifted from Thursdays to the prime-time slot of 8pm on Tuesdays. ANI

Umar Gul's 'brother' arrested for harbouring militant
Fast bowler Umar Gul's house in Peshawar was raided by a team of army commandos who arrested his cousin brother on charges of harbouring a wanted militant. ANI

Balotelli ready to 'kill anyone' if racially abused with bananas at Euro 2012
Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has said he will not tolerate racism and would walk off the pitch if targeted, while playing for Italy during Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. ANI

Long-held cricket swing theory 'does not hold water'
The widely-held belief that moisture in the air during humid conditions helps make a cricket ball swing has been busted in a new scientific study. ANI

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