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New World Cup hosting deal could see NZ earn more revenue but host less matches
The New Zealand Cricket board (NZC) has accepted a new deal over hosting the cricket World Cup in 2015, which would see a 68-32 per cent revenue split in favour of Australia, and will almost see a reduction in matches played in New Zealand. ANI

We would be naive to think corruption in cricket doesn't exist, says Tim May
Tim May, chief executive officer of the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA), an organization formed to protect the interests of all professional cricketers, has said it is na‹ve to think cricket is clean from corruption. ANI

Villas-Boas would be scratching head in disbelief seeing Chelsea's results: Terry
Chelsea captain John Terry has claimed former manager Andre Villas-Boas would be scratching his head in disbelief after seeing their results since getting the axe. ANI

Oz Olympic officials concerned over betting 'hypocrisy' during London Games
Officials of the Australian Olympics Committee (AOC) have expressed concerns over the 'hypocrisy' of seeking money from betting agencies at the same time as trying to root out illegal gambling in the sport during the London Olympics. ANI

Una Healy tweets adorable pic of daughter Aoife holding passport
Una Healy shared an adorable photo of baby daughter Aoife Belle, taking a nap while holding on to her first ever passport, on Twitter. ANI

Skinny WAGs biggest turn off for dieters
Super-slim celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Cheryl Cole are now so thin that their appearance is actually having an adverse effect on dieters, according to a new research. ANI

UK Defence Secretary defends 'over the top' Thames ship Olympic security exercise
UK's Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said that sailing HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy's largest ship, on the River Thames is not 'over the top' in preparation for the Olympic Games. ANI

Kate Upton goes conservative in head-to-toe black ensemble
Kate Upton, who recently stripped down to her bikini in the racy 'Cat Daddy' video, seems to be on a mission to appear more covered up. ANI

'Bad boy' Chisora's heavyweight 'grudge' fight against Haye 'inevitable', says promoter
Banned heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora's promoter Frank Warren is prepared to announce a heavyweight 'grudge' match between Chisora and fellow British boxing star David Haye. ANI

Ajmal now ready to 'knock down' Sri Lanka in their backyard
After wreaking havoc against England at the beginning of the year, ace Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, is now aiming to knock down Sri Lanka during next month's tour. ANI

Boxing legend Bruno set to make first public appearance since mental health fright
Ex-heavyweight champion Frank Bruno would appear in his first public appearance since his mental health scare, as a guest of honour at a sponsored walk for the Ayrshire Hospice. ANI

Drogba prefers playing with two strikers upfront to tackle one-on-one with defenders
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has said he doesn't like playing the role of a lone striker during a game, and prefers to pair up with another striker upfront, which would help them during one on one with the defenders. ANI

Di Matteo has no qualms with 'playing ugly' to help Chelsea win Cup double
Interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has said he has no issues with playing ugly during the two cup finals if it ensures a double for the Blues. ANI

Jwala confident of fine show at Olympics
Ace woman shuutler Jwala Gutta, after confirming her Olympic berth sounded confident of doing well in the quadrennial event, to be held in London this July. Gutta will compete in two categories, with Ashwini Ponappa in women's doubles and with V Diju in mixed doubles. ANI

Krakow locals looking forward to 'booze and good times' with England fans at Euros
The Polish city of Krakow will host the England squad and their WAGs at this summer's European football championships, and the locals are happy and looking forward to booze-laden pub evenings with a barrage of England fans. ANI

Kim Kardashian's lawyer blames Kris Humphries for delaying divorce case
Kim Kardashian's lawyer has said that Kris Humphries' hurt feelings are delaying the couple's divorce and warned the reality star will make him pay her legal fees if it goes to trial and she wins. ANI

Mourinho cold-shoulders Abramovich, set to sign new deal with Real Madrid
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is set to sign a new deal with Real Madrid worth an astounding 10 million pounds a year after tax, snubbing former boss Roman Abramovich's attempts to bring back the former Chelsea manager to Stamford Bridge. ANI

Redknapp believes his 'outspoken' nature kept him from becoming England boss
Tottenham Hotspurs manager Harry Redknapp, who was the people's choice to become the England manager, believes his straightforward and outspoken nature was the major stumbling block on his path to becoming the England boss. ANI

Chelsea in 'clandestine' talks with Qatar ruling family over future investment
Chelsea club directors have reportedly met Khalid Al Thani, a member of Qatari ruling family, to discuss investing in the club's future on the day the Blues announced their plans to build a 60,000-seat stadium that slots in the iconic chimneys of Battersea Power Station. ANI

Usain Bolt sparks racism storm with 'white' fashion designer girlfriend
Usain Bolt, who has been dating Lubica Slovak for six months and the relationship is described as "very serious", has been engulfed in a race row as Jamaicans have accused him of suffering from "white woman complex" due to his fashion designer girlfriend. ANI

PCB chief welcomes Oz diplomat's statement on revival of international cricket in Pak
Reacting to Australian High Commissioner Timothy George's statement regarding revival of international cricket in Pakistan, Zaka Ashraf, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, said it was a positive sign for the country's cricket scenario. ANI

Liz Hurley puts up united front with Warne's ex-wife as they chat for hours
Elizabeth Hurley put on an amicable display for all to see, as she chatted with Shane Warne's ex-wife, while being seated beside her, at his son's football game. ANI

Reina blames Chelsea for reducing 'close pal' Torres to rubble
Ahead of their FA Cup final clash on Saturday, Liverpool goal keeper Pepe Reina has criticized Chelsea for maltreating his Spanish team mate and ex Reds' striker Fernando Torres. ANI

Bernie Ecclestone and 'young' fiancee Fabiana Flosi 'very much in love'
Fabiana Flosi, who is are engaged to be married after Bernie Ecclestone after he proposed last week, is twice his height and half his age. ANI

Mancini calls on Man City to become England champs after conquering Manchester
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has ordered his players to win the final two games of the Premier League season to become the new champions of England. ANI

Ferguson believes 'stupid' draw against Everton killed Man U's title hopes
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes his team's 4-4 draw against Everton at Old Trafford fourteen days back would be the main reason if they fail to retain the Premier League title. ANI

Former Oz stars turn 'Crusaders' to save Test format in cricket
Swan Richards, founder of the Crusaders, which is an ambassadorial troupe of former stars that promotes cricket in schools and via scholarships and tours, is now set to promote the longest version of cricket with the help of former cricket stars. ANI

Clarke has 'quickly and comfortably grown into captaincy': Report
Australian captain Michael Clarke's recent success with his young but talented team against the Indians and the West Indies shows how he is growing as a leader, according to Sydney Morning Herald columnist Richard Hinds. ANI

Oz High Commissioner bats for revival of international cricket in Pak
The Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Timothy George, has expressed his desire to see the return of international cricket to Pakistan, but did not give any time frame when the Australian cricket team would visit Pakistan to play a full series. ANI

Freed Pak pacer Asif claims 'no evidence of spot-fixing charges against him'
Disgraced Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif, who was released from prison in the UK after spending just half of his one year term, has said that there was no evidence against him. ANI

Kanye West caught getting an eyeful of cheerleaders at basketball game
Kanye West, who seemed to be putting the words "you can look but you can't touch" into practice, was pictured ogling at a cheerleader during a basketball game. ANI

Warnie and Liz Hurley's interview 'falls short of the mark'
The "world exclusive first interview" with Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley, which featured in a special edition of Woman's Day last week, has been a wrong-un, according to leaked circulation figures. ANI

Mario Balotelli's phone sex girl receives death threats
The model, who had kinky phone sex with Mario Balotelli, has been receiving death threats after her revelations. ANI

6-yr deal with Nike lands Man City œ12 million a year bounty
Premier League toppers Manchester City have struck a deal for six years with Nike that might earn the club up to 12 million pounds a year. ANI

I'm like a fish which can't forget how to swim, says disgraced Pak bowler Asif
Disgraced Pakistan fast-bowler Mohammad Asif remained adamant that his six-month sentence has had no effect on his fitness as he looks to make a comeback after his release from prison, according to reports. ANI

Natasha Giggs looks worn out on last day at boot camp in Ibiza
Natasha Giggs, who is currently taking time off her hectic schedule and getting fit in Ibiza with the help of the UK's Number 1 Boot Camp, looked ready to call it a day on Friday after she was sent on a three and a half hour mountain trek. ANI

Love rat Mario Balotelli 'partied with 4 escorts' hours before big match
Mario Balotelli partied with four girl escorts three days before their big match against Newcastle on Sunday, it has been revealed. ANI

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