BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Chinese businessman has paid a world record 310,000 euros for a Belgian pigeon, highlighting Asia's huge and growing interest in racing birds. The one-year-old award-winning pigeon named Bolt was bred by Belgian pigeon fancier Leo Heremans, a well-known name to pigeon enthusiasts, who sold his entire collection of 530 birds for 4.3 million euros at an auction over the weekend. "You can compare it to artwork. A painting made by Picasso is worth more than one made by an unknown artist. ... More »Chinese businessman pays record price for Belgian racing pigeon
LONDON (Reuters) - Soccer champions Manchester United topped the table for English Premier League television income in 2012-13, raking in almost 61 million pounds in the final year of the current three-year contract, the League said on Tuesday. Relegated Queens Park Rangers, owned by Malaysian airline boss Tony Fernandes, received almost 40 million pounds, the lowest figure among the 20 clubs. Television income will climb further next season after telecoms company BT entered the British market, taking a share of live rights alongside pay TV operator BSkyB . BT has replaced U.S. ... More »Manchester United top table for Premier League TV earnings
By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Europe's Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has announced he will have three wildcard selections for next year's match against the United States in Scotland. It is an increase from the two picks his predecessor Jose Maria Olazabal had in 2012. McGinley told a news conference on Tuesday he had made the change in order to "give myself a little bit of extra flexibility". The nine automatic selections for the 12-man team will come from the top four players in the European order of merit points list and the leading five in the world rankings. ... More »McGinley raises Ryder Cup picks from two to three
By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Florentino Perez's record as Real Madrid president was under scrutiny on Tuesday after the construction magnate's latest coaching project ended in disarray with the premature departure of Jose Mourinho. Perez, who is up for reelection next month, announced on Monday Mourinho would be leaving at the end of the season, three years before his contract expires. ... More »Real president under scrutiny after Mourinho exit
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court is likely to hear Wednesday a plea seeking a ban on Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches till fool-proof measures are taken to stop alleged corrupt practices in sports. More »Court to hear plea seeking IPL ban Wednesday
Moscow, May 21 (IANS) India, with its "time-tested relationship" with Russia, expects greater backing from Moscow in its quest for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, a diplomatic officical said here Tuesday. More »'India expects greater backing from Russia in UNSC quest'
Shimla/Manali, May 21 (IANS) As life in the plains of northern India has started becoming unbearable with the temperature hovering around 46degree in some places, the the snow-clad peaks of Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist resorts are luring visitors to the state. More »Its time to move to cool hills of Himachal
Itanagar, May 21 (ANI): The ruling Congress party swept the maiden elections to the Itanagar and Pasighat municipal elections, whose results were announced after counting today. More »Congress sweeps first Arunachal municipal polls
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): During the last month, there have been a number of articles in the media which recalled 1986, when about 200 Chinese troops occupied the Sumdorong Chu area in Arunachal Pradesh, some seven kilometers into Indian territory. Then, the Indian Army deployed troops at heights above the Chinese troops, convincing the latter to withdraw. More »India warmly remembers Rajiv Gandhi(Article)
London, May 21 (ANI): Sven-Goran Eriksson is planning to tell all about his time as England's football coach in a new autobiography. More »Sven-Goran Eriksson to reveal 'sexy secrets in tell-all book'
New York, May 21 (ANI): Antonio Banderas will star in 'The 33' as 'Super Mario' Sepulveda, who was the second miner to be rescued and the survivors' spokesperson following their 69 days trap in 2010. More »Antonio Banderas to play Super Mario in 'The 33'
London, May 21 (ANI): Jodie Marsh has revealed that once a star got so terrified seeing her dressed up in bondage gear that he became a bedroom flop. More »My kinky bondage gear terrified a star, says Jodie Marsh
London, May 21 (ANI): Jeremy Clarkson has made light of Angelina Jolie after she had her both breasts removed because of a cancer risk. More »Jeremy Clarkson pokes fun at Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy
New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): Arunima Sinha, who lost one of her leg's after she was thrown out of a moving train. two years ago, is preparing to conquer Mount Everest - the world's highest peak at 8,848 metres above sea level. More »One legged Arunima out to conquer Mt.Everest
London, May 21 (ANI): Yahoo Japan faced a hack attack, which reportedly led to a theft of 22 million user ids that constitutes one tenth of its 200 million members. More »Hack attack led to theft of 22 million IDs at Yahoo Japan
London, May 21 (ANI): Michelle Keegan, who was awarded Cleavage Of The Year by The Sun earlier this year, has said that she is embarrassed by her cleavage and struggles to understand her sex symbol status. More »Michelle Keegan doesn't understand her sex symbol status
London, May 21(ANI): England's bowling coach David Saker has described Jimmy Anderson as the most skillful bowler in the world, following the latter's astounding display during the Lord's Test against New Zealand. More »Anderson most skillful fast bowler in the world: England bowling coach David Saker