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Larissa Riquelme In Playboy! NUDE World Cup Fan On Cover

September 18, 2010 Leave a comment

Larissa Riquelme, the famous soccer fan who promised to run nude through the streets if Paraguay won the World Cup, is now naked on the cover of Playboy in Brazil.

While Riquelme’s naked pledge ended in heartbreak, the luscious model has had an eventful post-World Cup stretch. She frolicked in Brazil, where she was later robbed. She also landed a Nokia sponsorship.

Now the Paraguayan beauty has stripped down for Playboy, and the curvy soccer fanatic is pictured wearing 3D glasses — among many other poses.

Scroll down to see the cover photo. More (NSFW) pictures from the Playboy shoot can be found here.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Reveals His Son’s Name

July 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Cristiano Ronaldo surprised us all this weekend with his “I’m a dad!” announcement, and slowly but surely we’re getting some details about the new addition to his family. For instance: His nearly month-old son is named Cristiano Jr. And, he was born June 17, according to People.com.

Apparently little Cristiano weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces at birth, and measured 21 inches. He’s currently staying with his grandma and auntie back in Portugal while his 25-year-old father and his girlfriend Irina Shayk are vacationing in New York.

Cristiano’s mom said the baby “looks like his father and like me. He has the same eyes,” and “We’re very happy. The baby is well, it’s healthy and that’s what matters.”

No word on who baby Cristiano’s mama is, and it doesn’t sound like it’ll be info that comes easy. When the Portuguese soccer player announced the birth over Facebook and Twitter last weekend, he wrote: It is with great joy and emotion that I inform I have recently become father to a baby boy,” he wrote. “As agreed with the baby’s mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential, my son will be under my exclusive guardianship. No further information will be provided on this subject and I request everyone to fully respect my right to privacy (and that of the child) at least on issues as personal as these are.”

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Shakira to Headline World Cup Closing Ceremony

July 8, 2010 2 comments

World Cup organizers promise a high-tech closing ceremony featuring pop star Shakira, compared to the more traditionally African ceremony which opened the tournament.

Organizing committee spokesman Jermaine Craig says Sunday’s show at Soccer City will be “more youthful and a bit more technologically advanced” than the June 11 opening ceremony.

Craig says the nighttime event has “nice lighting effects and special effects planned.”

The closing ceremony is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. local time, two hours before the final match kicks off.

Colombian star Shakira will perform the official tournament anthem “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa).” Shakira also performed the song at a June 10 World Cup concert in Soweto.

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MS Dhoni Gets Engaged to Sakshi Rawat

July 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday got engaged to his school-time friend Sakshi Singh Rawat at a hotel in Dehradun.

The entire engagement ceremony was conducted away from the media glare and was kept a top secret.

Dhoni and his girlfriend Sakshi Rawat got engaged at hotel Bhagirath in Dehradun,” a close family friend said spilling out M S Dhoni’s Engagement News.

Besides, the family members of Dhoni, a few close friends of the cricketer Harbhajan, Raina, Nehra along with others were present during the engagement ceremony.

28-year-old Dhoni and Sakshi Rawat had been school friends at DAV, Shamily in Ranchi. “Their fathers worked together in MECON, and the Rawats moved to Dehradun after retirement,” the friend said. Sakshi Rawat is a Hotel management graduate from Kolkata.

Asked whether any date for marriage has been fixed, he said, “Not yet, maybe after the Australian series.”

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Ronaldo reacts to post-defeat close-up by spitting

June 30, 2010 Leave a comment

The World Cup quarterfinals are now set, but some people would rather question Cristiano Ronaldo’s bodily functions than focus on that. “Did Ronaldo spit towards the cameraman as he trudged off the pitch following Portugal’s 1-0 loss to Spain in the round of 16?” Certainly there are more pressing questions to take away from the match, but as the camera got right up next to the upset superstar, he looked directly into the lens and hocked a loogie at the ground in front of its operator.

Whether done with rude intentions or not, the immediate reaction from many on Twitter was to accuse him of acting like a sore loser. The Daily Mail, meanwhile, is going with the easy headline of: “Cristiano Ronaldo’s Spitting Mad at TV Camera after Portugal Exit” and Irish television pundits are debating the intent. The Sun, of course, is going to the extreme with a headline of: “Ron in world of shame after spit.”

In the 2006 World Cup it was a wink to the Portuguese bench after Wayne Rooney was sent off in England’s quarterfinal loss to Portugal that turned some fans against Cristiano Ronaldo. This time his lasting World Cup image could be a wad of spit.

It wasn’t a great World Cup for Ronaldo. He scored just one goal in the only game Portugal wasn’t held scoreless — their 7-0 win over North Korea — and despite the captain’s efforts to carry his team, he just didn’t get enough help to go deep into the tournament. With his over-gelled style and god-like confidence, Ronaldo has always been a “love him or hate him” type guy and the severity of your opinion of his final act on a 2010 World Cup pitch will probably depend on whether you have his picture in a frame or speared to your dartboard.

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Dhoni praises team’s fighting spirit

June 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Dambulla: Having qualified for the June 24 final, India captain Mahender Singh Dhoni expressed happiness over his side’s sensational three-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup cricket tournament on Saturday night.

“Overall we are very happy with our performance. The bowlers did well to restrict Pakistan to 267 after they had got off to a good start. Then, Gautam Gambhir provided us the start from where we could plan and develop our innings.

“We lost to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy, so it is good we won the game here. We were playing Pakistan after a long time, so people back home would have surely enjoyed this victory,” said an elated Dhoni.

India held their nerve in the final moments to register a nail-biting win over Pakistan at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium and book their berth in the summit clash against Sri Lanka.

With two defeats out of as many matches, Pakistan crashed out of the tournament along with Bangladesh.

Dhoni, however, admitted that things did not shape as per plans and situation became 50-50 in the end.

“Everything didn’t go our way and according to our plan. It is encouraging that the lower order came to the rescue in the end. If you look at it, we were in a position of strength when Gauti (Gambhir) and me were at the crease. Then it became a 50-50 situation in the last over. Thankfully, Bhajji (Harbhajan) made those runs,” said Dhoni.

Dhoni also played down the sledging incident involving Gambhir and Pakistan stumper batsman Kamran Akmal and said it’s all part and parcel of the game.

“If you ask me if it (sledging) happened or not, I would say let us leave it. India-Pakistan games are always intense with both wanting to win and so there is bound to be some spark in the middle.”

Meanwhile, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi called on people in Asia to take cricket as a game and enjoy the intense rivalry between India and Pakistan.

“Winning and losing is part of the game. Both the teams enjoyed it in the middle. People in Asia should learn to accept winning and losing as being part of the game. One team has to win and one team has to lose,” said Afridi, who lauded Gambhir, Dhoni and Harbhajan for their outstanding performance.

“As a captain I am happy with the way the team has developed. We can do much better with time. We just need to be confident and go out and get the results,” added Afridi.

Afridi said he wasn’t happy with the way Shoaib Akthar bowled with the old ball. “He bowled well with the new ball. But having comeback to international cricket after a long break, he could not deliver with the old ball.

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