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Lionel Messi forms music band

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Lionel Messi

LONDON: Football star Lionel Messi has formed an “Oasis’ tribute band and is all set to tour with the group in Europe. The Argentinean footballer performs as guitarist Noel Gallagher in the group and has also recruited a Barcelona teammate to play singer Liam but does not want to admit who it is yet. “Our […]

Asif to act in Malayalam film

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Come September and Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif will make a film debut in Mollywood. The pacer will play the lead role in a film, ‘Mazhavillinattamvare’ (‘Till The Tip Of The Rainbow’) directed by Malayalam lyricist Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri. “Asif has agreed to do the role and has given his dates. Till September 20, he […]

Glen McGrath engaged to Italian girlfriend Sara Leonardi

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Glen McGrath

SYDNEY: Australian bowling great Glenn McGrath has got engaged to his American Italian girlfriend, Sara Leonardi, two years after the death of his wife Jane. “We are engaged and we are really happy,” said McGrath. In 2008, Jane passed away at the age of 42 due to breast cancer and after that McGrath never thought […]

Paul the Octopus ‘to become silver screen legend’

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LONDON: Paul the Octopus, who rose to fame with its incredibly accurate predictions of World Cup 2010 match results, is all set to become a part of the showbiz. Filming of ‘The Murder of Paul the Octopus’ has already finished in South Africa and post-production work is well under way. The film, which is expected […]

Book won’t have my blood: Tendulkar

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MUMBAI: The news that a book on Sachin Tendulkar will have his blood mixed in the signature page surprised many – not least the legend himself. Busy with the Test against Sri Lanka at Galle, Tendulkar was unaware of the furore created by the claims of the publisher of the Sachin Tendulkar Opus. But on […]

Arrest warrants issued against Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia

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Preity Zinta

CHANDIGARH: A local court on Saturday issued arrest warrants against IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab co-owners actress Preity Zinta and industrialists Ness Wadia and Mohit Burman for failing to appear before it on a complaint accusing them of not filing its balance sheets and annual returns. The bailable warrants were issued by Chief Judicial Magistrate […]

The best and worst of South Africa 2010

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Johannesburg, South Africa  – Now the sun has set on the first World Cup to be held in Africa, I’d like to share my abiding memories of a month spent following football’s showpiece around the “Rainbow Nation.” From the highs of hospitable South Africans, the inconspicuous but much-hyped violent crime and the on-pitch artistry of Germany […]

MS Dhoni signs Rs 200 crore deal with Rhiti Sports

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NEW DELHI: With the trademark speed that he runs his singles, scores his fifties and well… married recently, MS Dhoni has presented himself a wedding gift worth nearly Rs 200 crore in an endorsement and talent management deal that took him past Sachin Tendulkar in the corporate contract sweepstakes. The India cricket captain, also the […]

Closing ceremony

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Final: Spain vs Netherlands

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Spain are World Champions!

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Andres Iniesta grabbed a late winner in extra-time as Spain won the World Cup for the first time after beating Netherlands 1-0. Iniesta struck with four minutes remaining to settle a tetchy encounter which saw English referee Howard Webb brandish a record 12 yellow cards, plus a red for Everton’s John Heitinga on a night […]

Shakira to root for Spain in final

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JOHANNESBURG: The dungeon-like bowels of the mammoth Soccer City stadium had the sunniest of visitors on Saturday. Normally the most sleepy of daily routine practices at the World Cup here, made all the more unbearable by the officious droning of the FIFA spokespersons, this time the media briefing met with a packed house. And Shakira […]

Bleakley loses job over romance with Lampard!

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BBC One Show babe Christine Bleakley has been sensationally sacked by the company for romancing England football star Frank Lampard. The presenter was supposed to return to The One Show sofa next week for her last two months at its helm, according to a report. But the show’s top brass have pulled the plug because […]

Crocodile predicts Spain to win World Cup

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SYDNEY: Harry, a 700-kg crocodile living in a Darwin crocodile park on Saturday backed Paul the octopus in picking Spain to win the World Cup. The crocodile took less than a minute to decide and launch itself out of the water to eat a chicken dangling under a Spanish flag rather than one hanging from […]

Serena learns to love her butt

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Tennis ace Serena Williams has revealed that it took her two decades to accept that her body was never going to be as willowy as her older sister’s. The 28-year-old sports sensation said that she wanted to be her sister so much as that she often dove into her closet. “I’m super-curvy. I have big […]