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Record number of free condoms for Olympians (Olympic diary)


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) The 10,500 athletes competing at the London Games have been handed out a record number of 150,000 condoms -- an average of 15 per athlete -- ... Read more...

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Brazil outclass Britain in Olympic warm-up


July 21st, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) The British football team's hopes of winning a medal suffered a minor setback as they lost 0-2 to Brazil in a warm-up match before the London ... Read more...

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Jihadists flood web with anti-British messages


August 11th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS/AKI) Jihadists have flooded internet with anti-British messages inciting rioters to take further action, US-based terrorist tracking group SITE Intelligence has said.Postings on jihadist websites have ... Read more...

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World’s most expensive football cup ticket goes on sale for 15,000 pounds


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.2 (ANI): The most expensive season ticket in British football will go on sale for 15,000 pounds.This expensive ticket is for Peterborough United, the football club based in Perterborough.Fans are ... Read more...

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Illegal gambling is rife in British Football League, says player at heart of betting scandal


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25(ANI): One of the five players banned by the Football Association (FA) for betting on the outcome of their own match has said that the vast gulf in pay between ... Read more...

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‘Bend it Like Beckham’ - first Western-made film to air in North Korea


December 31st, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): North Koreans got a break from the regular TV programmes this week, when British football film 'Bend it Like Beckham' was aired in the country.The 2002 ... Read more...

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Ferguson set to replace Sir Matt Busby as Man U’s longest serving manager


December 13th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is set to become the longest serving manager in the club's history.When Ferguson takes his place in the dugout for the ... Read more...

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Ferguson’s secret dream was to manage Barcelona once in his life


November 18th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that his secret dream is to manage Spanish football giants Barcelona."I'd have loved to have gone to Barcelona at one ... Read more...

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End of the road for vuvuzelas


July 11th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 11 (ANI): Vuvuzelas, the deafening plastic trumpets, which have attracted complaints from viewers and players alike at this year's FIFA World Cup in South Africa, have been banned from the ... Read more...

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‘Wish I had passed away and met Sir Bobby upstairs’, says Gascoigne


June 29th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 29(ANI): Troubled British football legend Paul Gascoigne has said that he sometimes wishes that his recent car crash had been fatal, so that he could be with his hero and ... Read more...

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Cheryl drops Cole, uses Tweedy as last name


June 24th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Singer Cheryl, who has filed a divorce suit against her estranged husband Ashley Cole, has started using her maiden name 'Tweedy', it was announced during the auditions of ... Read more...

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German sound engineer claims to have found ‘anti-Vuvuzela filter’


June 15th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 15 (ANI): A sound engineer based in Munich, Germany, has claimed to have devised a hi-tech antidote to the popular Vuvuzela, the deafening plastic trumpets, which have attracted complaints from ... Read more...

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Brit fans set for two billion pound World Cup spending spree: Survey


June 1st, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1(ANI): A new survey has revealed that British football fans are bracing themselves for a two billion pound spending splurge during the World Cup.During the one-month event, which starts ... Read more...

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England declared world’s most football mad country


May 29th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): A new research has declared England as the most football-made country in the run-up to next month's FIFA World Cup in South Africa.According to the Daily Star, the ... Read more...

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Mourinho looks for perfect house for his pooch before UK move


April 18th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18(ANI): Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is ready to return to British football, but only if he can find the perfect home for his Yorkshire terrier Leya.According to reports, ... Read more...

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UK Govt. asks football clubs to curb spending for 2018 World Cup bid


March 7th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 7 (ANI): Amid concerns that British football clubs' high-spending ways will cost England the chance to stage the World Cup in 2018, the British Government has told them to ... Read more...

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British football club keen to buy IPL team


February 16th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) A Premier League football club of Britain has shown interest in buying one of the two Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket franchises to be sold at ... Read more...

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Brit fans angry over FA’s “over the top” rules to tackle racism


February 12th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12(ANI): British football fans have been angered by the Football Association's (FA) plans to bring in "over the top" rules to tackle racism in the game.The new 10-point plan includes ... Read more...

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Sir Bobby Robson leaves 3.5 million pounds for wife, three sons


February 11th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): Football legend Sir Bobby Robson has left more than 3.5 million pounds in his will for his wife and three sons.The former England, Newcastle and Ipswich boss, who ... Read more...

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Mancini warns Robinho to earn his place at Man City


January 16th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16 (ANI): Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has warned ace striker Robinho to up his work-rate or face being marginalised at the club.The Brazil star remains British football's most expensive ... Read more...

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Beckham arrives for new season in Milan


December 29th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Dec 29 (IANS/AKI) British football champion David Beckham has arrived in this northern Italian city to begin his second season with AC Milan. The England international touched down at Milan's ... Read more...

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Ferguson reveals that he has got offers from abroad


November 8th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that some major clubs around the world have approached him with tempting offers.Ferguson, a veteran with two Champions League trophies ... Read more...

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British football player in serious condition after stabbing


August 23rd, 2009 - 3:45 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- English football player Calum Davenport is in serious condition after being stabbed on Friday night, his club said on Saturday. Calum Davenport, 26-year-old, is a centre back for West ... Read more...

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English football: Same old issues with a foreign accent


August 11th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Ben James London, Aug 11 (DPA) Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Fulham, West Ham United, Manchester City, Portsmouth, Sunderland and about a quarter of Arsenal: heading into the new season ... Read more...

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Beckham, wife to go to Necker island


July 1st, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) British football star David Beckham is planning to take his wife Victoria to the very exclusive Necker island for their wedding anniversary. The two have been married for ... Read more...

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Beckham’s underwear ad causes a stir in London


June 12th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) A poster of the British football star David Beckham caused a stir in London's shopping area with numerous fans making the trip to look at it. Thesun.co.uk reports ... Read more...

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Booze ban for Euro final


May 13th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 13 (ANI): British football fans will be hit by a booze ban during the Champions League final.According to the Daily Star, Manchester United supporters will not be able ... Read more...

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UK football pundits comparing tough tackle to rape angers women


March 18th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.18 (ANI): British football pundit Alan Pardew has landed himself in a soup with womens rights campaigners for comparing a tough tackle to rape. The former manager was on Match ... Read more...

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David, Victoria Beckham strip for Armani ad


January 21st, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) British football star David Beckham has stripped to his underclothes along with wife Victoria for an Armani ad.Thesun.co.uk reports that in the ad Beckham is seen in white ... Read more...

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Cash strapped Abramovich wants to sell Chelsea


January 18th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.18 (ANI): Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is thinking of selling the Chelsea football club to Gulf Arabs. According to The Times, representatives of the oligarch have travelled to Saudi Arabia ... Read more...

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British club makes 100 mn pounds bid for Milan’s Kaka


January 14th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 14 (IANS) British football club Manchester City is in talks with Italy's Inter Milan for the transfer of Brazilian star Kaka for a whopping 100 million pounds ($146 million).City, one ... Read more...

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Beckham picks his favourite goals


January 9th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 9 (IANS) British football star David Beckham says he doesn't have one favourite 'goal' in his career, but quite a few.Thesun.co.uk quoted him as saying: "I've been lucky enough in ... Read more...

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Blackburn confirm Allardyce as new manager


December 18th, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 18 (DPA) British football club Blackburn Rovers has appointed Sam Allardyce as the new manager. The former Bolton Wanderers and Newcastle United manager succeeds Paul Ince, who was sacked Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Beckham’s childhood home to be sold


November 18th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) British football star David Beckham's childhood home is going to be sold, but for four times its value.Tmz.com reports that Beckham lived for only two years in the ... Read more...

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UKs top seven football clubs close to going bust due to credit crunch


October 13th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.13 (ANI); Faced with a crippling three billion pound debt, Premier League football chiefs here are holding crisis talks to rescue debt-ridden clubs from eminent collapse. According to The Sun, at ... Read more...

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