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Vaughan urges 'predictable' England to take aggressive approach at WC

Sports News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:50
Michael Vaughan

London, Feb 24 - Terming England team as 'predictable', former skipper Michael Vaughan has urged Eoin Morgan-led side to take an aggressive approach in order to go further in the World Cup.

Following England's back-to-back defeat to Australia and New Zealand, Morgan's men on Monday managed to claim a convincing 119-run win over minnows Scotland in Pool A.

Reflecting on England's performance, Vaughan said that they were not flexible and they were set in stone the way they are going to play, the BBC reported.

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Oz fans rate Proteas only fifth likeliest team to bag 2015 WC trophy

Sports News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:39

Johannesburg, Feb 24 - The Australians have reportedly rated South Africa as only the fifth likeliest team to bag the coveted World Cup trophy that has always eluded them, following the team's loss to India in their Pool B clash on Sunday.

Readers of prestigious Australian newspaper the Sydney Morning Herald's website have rated the South African team as only fifth likeliest now to win the 2015 World Cup.

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Julie Andrews calls Lady Gaga 'friend' post 'Sound of Music' tribute at Oscars

Entertainment News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:32
Julie Andrews

Washington, Feb 24 - Julie Andrews has referred to Lady Gaga as her new friend after the singer paid tribute to the veteran star with a beautiful rendition of 'The Sound of Music' at the 2015 Oscars .

The 79-year-old Oscar winning actress said that she was deeply honored by the Academy's lovely tribute and especially touched by Gaga's "wonderful performance," People magazine reported.


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Nasser Hussain calls on England's young blood to imitate Moeen Ali's fearless approach

Sports News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:28
Former England captain Nasser Hussain

Johannesburg, Feb 24 - Former England captain Nasser Hussain has called on the young batsmen in the team to try and follow Moeen Ali's fearless approach in order to have a chance of bagging the 2015 World Cup.

Ali hit a ton to lead the way on Monday as England shrugged off two dismal performances against co-hosts Australia and New Zealand to record their first victory of the tournament, a 119-run triumph over Scotland in Christchurch.

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FIFA taskforce head claims November/December 'only option' for Qatar 2022 World Cup

Sports News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:22
FIFA

London, Feb 24 - Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa, the head of FIFA's taskforce, has claimed that the 2022 Qatar World Cup should be held in winters during November and December.

According to the reports, the traditional June-July time would prove difficult to host the tournament in the Gulf State due to the high summer temperatures, which could pose a serious risk to players' health.

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Nicolas Cage roped in to play US intelligence officer in Oliver Stone's 'Snowden'

Entertainment News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:11
Nicolas Cage roped in to play US intelligence officer in Oliver Stone's 'Snowden

Washington, Feb 24 - Nicolas Cage has been roped in for Oliver Stone's movie titled 'Snowden'.

The American actor will portray the role of a US intelligence officer in a fictionalized biopic of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Deadline.com reported.

The movie also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden , Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, and Zachary Quinto.

Cage and Stone have worked together before, in the 2006 drama 'World Trade Center'.

The movie is scheduled to hit the theatres on December 25th, 2015. (ANI)


Naomi Watts reveals she 'starved' herself before Oscars

Entertainment News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:02
Naomi Watts reveals she 'starved' herself before Oscars

Melbourne, Feb 24 - Naomi Watts has revealed that she starved herself before the Oscars.

The 46-year-old actress said during an odd interview with E!'s Ryan Seacrest on the Oscars red carpet that she is hungry on days like Oscars because she usually has starved herself, News.com.au reported.

Seacrest then asked the 'Birdman' star what ingredients she used to make a frittata she posted about on social media.


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World Cup 2015: Chappell-Hadlee Trophy at stake in Saturday's clash

Sports News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:54
 Chappell-Hadlee Trophy at stake in Saturday's clash

Melbourne: The much-awaited World Cup clash between co-hosts Australia and New Zealand will be about more than just the race for quarter-final places with the cricket boards of both countries on Tuesday confirming that the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy will be at stake.

The trophy, named after two of Australia and New Zealand's greatest cricketing families, currently resides with Australia, who retained it after a seven-wicket win against the Black Caps in Nagpur during the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.

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Kim Kardashian taking piano lesson

Entertainment News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:50
Kim Kardashian taking piano lesson

Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who is taking piano lessons, has planned to surprise rapper husband Kanye West by learning to play one of his songs.

Kardashian, 34, took to Twitter to share the news with fans.

"Just finished my piano lesson in time to watch the Oscar's red carpet!!"

Shortly thereafter, she added, "I'm going to surprise Kanye by learning one of his songs! He's hardly on social media so he won't know I'm tweeting this." --PTI


Cricket World Cup 2015: Just let the players relax, says Wasim Akram

Sports News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:47
 Just let the players relax, says Wasim Akram

Karachi: Pakistan's former captain and fast bowling great Wasim Akram has advised the national team management to not involve the players in long meetings/discussions or training sessions ahead of their crucial World Cup match against Zimbabwe.

"All these long meetings and discussions and hard training will do no good. The best thing now is to allow the players to relax for the next few days and let them come back fresh for their next match," Akram said on Geo News channel.

He said the Pakistani players needed to relax and unwind after the defeats to India and West Indies.

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No Jamie Dornan in '50 Shades' sequel?

Entertainment News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:34
Jamie Dornan

London, Feb 24 - Jamie Dornan may not be back as dashing Christian Grey in ' Fifty Shades of Grey' sequel.

According to the sources, the 32-year-old actor has already spoken to film bosses and informed them that he won't be returning, the reason being his wife Amelia Warner not impressed with the sexual scenes, the Daily Express reported.

The insiders said that though Warner, who shares an 18-month-old daughter with Dornan, hadn't seen the film and probably won't, but the fact that women all over the world were now lusting after the star, was worrying her.


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Federer apologizes for sparking controversy over 'Men in Blue Nike moment'

Sports News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:33
Federer apologizes for sparking controversy over 'Men in Blue Nike moment'

Johannesburg, Feb 24 - 17-time tennis Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has apologised for sparking controversy between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans during their World Cup tie at Adelaide after the Swiss maestro was pictured holding the blue shirt of defending champions India in a marketing photo-shoot.

On the eve of the high-voltage match between arch-rivals, Federer posted a picture on his Facebook page of him holding the blue shirt of defending champions India with the caption "Dressing up for a Gentleman's game today. #BleedBlue."

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Here's how Lady Gaga pulled off sublime 'Sound of Music' tribute at Oscars

Entertainment News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:30
Here's how Lady Gaga pulled off sublime 'Sound of Music' tribute at Oscars

Washington, Feb 24 - Lady Gaga, who performed an inspiring ' Sound of Music' tribute at the Oscars, worked with vocal coach for six months for the performance.

Oscar's executive producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan said in an interview that the 28-year-old songstress worked half a year with a vocal coach every day for half a year to perform like that , CBS News reported.

The 'Poker Face' hitmaker said that she was just very excited to be at the awards as she had really put her heart into this performance.


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Believe it or not, Simpsons may actually reside in southern hemisphere!

Entertainment News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:27
Believe it or not, Simpsons may actually reside in southern hemisphere!

Washington, Feb 24 - The mystery of where The Simpsons reside may have been solved after an American astronomer noticed a clue in a recent episode of the animated series.

Astronomer Phil Plait observed in the episode titled 'The Musk Who Fell to Earth', that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk gazes out of the Simpsons' dining room window at a waxing crescent moon where northern hemisphere the "tips" of a waxing crescent moon was pointing to the right, not to the left like in the episode, the Verge reported.


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Moeen calls for squad to 'stick together' under 'negativity' surrounding England at WC

Sports News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:26
Moeen calls for squad to 'stick together' under 'negativity' surrounding England

London, Feb 24 - England opener Moeen Ali has called for the squad to stay together at the World Cup, in order to take away all the negativity surrounding the team.

Following heavy defeats by Australia and New Zealand, Moeen hit 128 as England recorded their first win in the World Cup campaign by beating Scotland by 119 runs.

Ali said that it feels like everybody is against them and everything is negative, adding that it's very important that they take all of that negativity away, insisting that teams do lose but they have to stay together, the BBC reported.

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