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Mario Balotelli is obsessed with 'The Only Way Is Essex'

Mario Balotelli is obsessed with 'The Only Way Is Essex'London, Aug 30 - Italian professional footballer Mario Balotelli and his fiancee Fanny Neguesha are huge fans of the reality TV series 'The Only Way Is Essex', it has been revealed.  Read more »

Man U has most expensive PL squad

Man U has most expensive PL squadLondon, Aug 30 - Manchester United has reportedly been revealed to have the most expensive squad in the Premier League, although their performances over the last year or so makes it hard to believe.  Read more »

Pellegrini insists weight of expectation from Man City this season will not burden them

Pellegrini insists weight of expectation from Man City this season will not burden themLondon, Aug 30 - Manchester City football team manager Manuel Pellegrini has insisted that the weight of expectation  Read more »

Murray says will play for Scotland if it votes for independence next month

Andy MurrayLondon, Aug 30 - British number one Andy Murray has revealed that he would play for Scotland if the nation votes for independence next month.  Read more »

How Sharapova may soon not be a Russian!

Maria SharapovaNew York, Aug 30 - Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova would soon be an outlaw if she does not fly to Moscow and comply with President Vladimir Putin's new law that requires all 10 million Russians with dual citizenship to register with the Kremlin.  Read more »

Swann says England's ODI approach similar to 'two-litre diesel in F1 race'

Graeme SwannJohannesburg, Aug 30 - Retired England spinner Graeme Swann has said on Friday that the team's current approach to ODIs was akin to a two-litre diesel in Formula One race, reiterating his call to Alastair  Read more »

PCB head Shahryar Khan wants BCCI to encourage 'democracy' in ICC's functioning

PCB head Shahryar KhanKarachi, Aug 30 - Newly appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar M. Khan wants India to help the International Cricket Council (ICC) to adapt 'democracy' in its functioning after being  Read more »

Chowrasia, Kapur make cut; Bhullar, Jeev miss out in Italy

SSP ChowrasiaTorino - SSP Chowrasia gave away a late double bogey but was still the better of the two Indians who made the midway cut at the 71st Italian Open presented by Damiani.  Read more »

Rodgers assures new Liverpool season will not be 'The Mario Balotelli show

Brendan RodgersLondon, Aug 30 - Liverpool football team boss Brendan Rodgers has insisted that the club's harmony would not be affected by Mario Balotelli's arrival.  Read more »

US Open: Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek in men's doubles 2nd round

US Open: Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek in men's doubles 2nd roundNew York - Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes and Czech partner Radek Stepanek entered the US Open men's doubles prequarterfinals with a straight-set victory in the second round here.  Read more »

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Man U sign Daley Blind for 13.8 mln pounds from Ajax

Daley BlindLondon, Sep 02 - Versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind has moved from Dutch club AFC Ajax to Premier League side Manchester United in a 13.8 million-pound deal.  Read more »

'Excruciating pain' forced Gabriel Batistua to ask for leg amputation post retirement

Gabriel BatistutaLondon, Sep 01 - Former Fiorentina striker Gabriel Batistuta, who called time on his career in 2005, has revealed that he asked a specialist to amputate his legs following his retirement.  Read more »

MS Dhoni lauds all after becoming most successful ODI skipper

Mahendra Singh DhoniBirmingham : Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday hailed his former and present team for helping him become the most successful Indian ODI captain after the visitors thrashed England by nine wickets in the  Read more »

Not quitting as ODI captain despite 3 consecutive losses: Alastair Cook

Alastair CookBirmingham : He might be under tremendous pressure after three consecutive losses, but England skipper Alastair Cook has made it clear that he is not stepping down as ODI captain in the wake of his side's one-day series defeat against India.  Read more »

Miguel Oliveira finishes fourth at British GP in MotoGP

Miguel OliveiraSilverstone: Mahindra rider Miguel Oliveira missed a second top-three podium finish of the season by just five hundredths of a second at the British Grand Prix in Moto3 category of the MotoGP championship, here Sunday.  Read more »

Hamilton might consider quitting Merc due to increasing tension with Rosberg: Reports

Hamilton-RosbergWashington, Aug 26 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is reportedly threatening to quit the team due to the clash that has been building all year between him and teammate Nico Rosberg, which reached its  Read more »