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ECB clearance not enough for Kaneria's return to Pak team: PCB
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that even if leg-spinner Danish Kaneria is cleared of spot-fixing charges by the disciplinary committee of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), he will still have to get clearance from PCB's integrity committee, before being considered for national selection again. ANI

WAG Jessica Lawlor reveals wedding plans to beau Stephen Ireland
WAG Jessica Lawlor wants to get hitched on a secluded beach just so her Premier League star fiance Stephen Ireland can't turn it into a Big Fat Gypsy-style wedding. ANI

I knew our affair would draw attention, says Captain Mark Phillips' new love
Lauren Hough, the American Olympic show jumper who has set up home with Captain Mark Phillips, has said it was "inevitable" that their relationship would become public. ANI

Sachin is the best player in the world, says ex-Pak all rounder Azhar Mahmood
Former Pakistan all rounder Azhar Mahmood, who is the only Pakistan player playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has described Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as "the best player in the world". ANI

Safety of US athletes emerges as biggest concern at London Olympics
The safety of the US athletes during the London Olympics has emerged as one of the biggest concerns for the security chiefs, and they have sought permission to place snipers on the roof of a school, where the athletes would have their training base. ANI

Cricket can bring Pakistan, India closer, says ex-Pak cricketer Azhar
Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has said cricket has no boundaries and the game can play a part in reviving the ties between India and Pakistan. ANI

Premier League to be finalised in month's time, says PCB
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is confident about finalising its Premier League Twenty20 competition in a month's time after receiving a series of presentations from foreign and local broadcasters and sports management companies, sources said. ANI

Australia wants Pak ODI series closer to T20 WC
The Chief Operating Officer of Pakistan Cricket Board has said that the Australia cricket board has asked the PCB to schedule the ODI series between the two countries closer to the ICC Twenty20 World Cup this year, scheduled to start in Sri Lanka from September 18. ANI

I've had my share of successes and I know it's coming: Woods
Former world champion Tiger Woods has said he has had his share of success and is aware that more of it would come soon. ANI

'Undefeated' Mayweather beats Cotto to win super WBA welterweight title
Undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather has beaten Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto to win the World Boxing Association super welterweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. ANI

Ferguson admits Man City's 6-1 defeat of Man U could cost Premier League title
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confessed that their 6-1 hammering at the hands of Manchester City at Old Trafford this season could cost them the Premier League title, if both teams win their remaining two fixtures. ANI

Now, mind-reading gizmo to help cool football's hottest heads
A top football club is testing "mind-reading" headsets that have been designed to improve players' behaviour on and off the pitch. ANI

Former 'bad boy' soccer star Richardson turned into 'good boy' after meeting his wife
Former Manchester United player Kieran Richardson has revealed how he has changed from a gaudy lifestyle into a god fearing human after meeting his wife lingerie model Natalie Suliman. ANI

Ex-Man U star Keane says PL title race not over, expects Man City to slip at Newcastle
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has said the Premier League title race is not over yet, and envisages title rivals Manchester City to lose points against Newcastle on Sunday at the Sports Direct Arena. ANI

Becks flaunts his six pack in new ELLE ad
David Beckham went topless and showed off his impressive body in his first ever photo shoot for ELLE magazine.t is going to be the first time a man has ever graced the front cover of ELLE, so bosses of the publication are obviously hoping it will have an impact. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone signs for delivery in dressing gown and gold stilettos
Tamara Ecclestone was spotted answering the door to a delivery man recently in a pair of gold peep-toe Louboutin stilettos. ANI

Di Matteo hails Chelsea heroes following Stamford Bridge's victory in FA Cup final
Chelsea's interim coach Roberto Di Matteo has hailed his players after they won the FA Cup final against Liverpool on Saturday at the Wembley. ANI

Alex Ferguson regrets not selling Cristiano Ronaldo for 800 million pounds at Real Madrid
Sir Alex Ferguson regrets selling ex-Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid cheaply, which was then a world record 80 million pounds. ANI

Mancini says touchline bust-up with Ferguson shows Man City's determination to claim PL title
Manchester City manager Robert Mancini believes his touchline clash with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson proves that City are not going to step back in the fight for the English Premier League title. ANI

IOC slams Argentina's Olympic advert
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has criticized an Argentine advert, which shows an Olympic hopeful training on the Falkland Islands, a British overseas territory. ANI

Mancini imposes late night curfew on Man City stars
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has imposed a 9 p.m. ban on his players, as the club draws closer to its title match with Newcastle tonight. ANI

Oz Olympic Committee rules out 'hypocritical act' of sharing IOC profit from betting agencies
The Australian Olympic Committee has said that they will not seek to profit from gambling on the London Olympics, saying it would be hypocritical to do so. ANI

Unmanned poison drones are new threat for London Olympics: Expert
Unmanned drones carrying deadly poison could be used to carry out terror attacks during this year's Olympic Games, a senior UK army officer has warned. ANI

Swansea boss Rodgers hails Man U's veteran Scholes as 'best player' in PL history
Swansea City manager Brendan Rodgers believes Manchester United's legendary midfielder Paul Scholes is the best player to have ever played in the Premier League. ANI

'Well-heeled' French club Paris St. Germain eyes Adebayor swoop
Owned by the rich Qatar Investment Authority, French club Paris St. Germain is planning to sign up Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who is currently on loan to Tottenham Hotspurs. ANI

Ferguson slams 'noisy neighbors' Man City for turning transfer market 'insane'
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has blasted title rivals Manchester City for turning the transfer market 'insane' by paying inflated amounts of money for players, and believes even UEFA's Financial Fair Play measures won't stop them from paying extreme fees. ANI

Somerset decide not to sue Gayle
English county side Somerset said they will not take legal action against former West Indies captain Chris Gayle for breaching his contract, according to reports. ANI

'Record-breaker' Messi achieves yet another milestone!
Barcelona midfielder Lionel Messi, who has now developed a knack of breaking records, has shattered the all-time world record for most goals in one season, as his four goals against Espanyol at Nou Camp on Saturday took his tally to an astonishing 72. ANI

Prior says winning third Test against Lankans to preserve No.1 ranking was 'massive'
England wicket keeper Matt Prior has said winning the third Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo to level the three-match series, which also safeguarded their number one Test ranking, was a massive high for the team. ANI

Windies' preparation in England hindered by absent trio
The West Indies' trio of Narsingh Deonarine, Assad Fudadin and Marlon Samuels haven't reached England yet to start their preparation for the first Test match at Lord's, starting on May 17. ANI

Pak cricketer Malik was never offered a contract, says Hampshire County
Rejecting Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik's claims of being offered a contract for the current season, Hampshire County officials said no such offer had been made. ANI

Yousuf in trouble with Bangladeshi Intelligence over fake DPL clearance letter
Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf is being investigated by Bangladesh intelligence agencies for allegedly submitting a fake clearance letter to play in the Dhaka Premier League (DPL). ANI

Fake bomb smuggled into venue exposes loopholes in London Olympics security
An horrifying error in London Olympic Park security has been exposed after an already-vetted worker managed to carry a fake bomb inside the venue. ccording to The Sun, the worker crossed two checkpoints in the Olympic Park with the dummy sentex device without being checked even once. ANI

England receives early boost as Broad declares himself fit to face Windies at Lord's
England fast bowler Stuart Broad has declared himself fit to play in the first Test against the West Indies at Lord's on May 17. ANI

Bell seeks redemption by scoring Test century against Windies at Lord's
England batsman Ian Bell, who failed terribly in the subcontinent conditions this winter, is now targeting a Test century during the first match of the Test series against the West Indies at Lord's, starting on May 17. ANI

Warnie tweets snapshot of Liz Hurley playing real-life domestic goddess
Elizabeth Hurley, who appears to have done a Victoria Beckham by proving that she's just like the rest of us, morphed into a domestic goddess while making tortillas at home with a rolling pin and floured hands, complete with minimal make-up and rarely-witnessed ungroomed hair. ANI

Kris Humphries wants Kim to tell truth under oath in divorce court
Kris Humphries is "looking forward'" to see his estranged wife Kim Kardashian say nothing but the truth. ANI

'I fear nothing now' says Muamba after his close brush with death
Bolton Wanderers footballer Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a near-fatal cardiac arrest on the pitch, has said he fears nothing now. ANI

Hodgson admits 'not having thick enough skin' for dealing with pressures of being England manager
New England football team manager Roy Hodgson, has admitted to not possessing a 'thick skin' needed to deal with the pressures of the job. ANI

London Olympics 2012 stadium officially opened
The stadium where the London Olympics 2012 will be held was officially opened by Niamh Clarke-Willis, a 9-yr-old girl, on Saturday. ANI

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