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Shilpa Shetty Shilpa Shetty Could Host Season 2 Of Big Boss
Date: 07/28/2008:
Shilpa Shetty the winner of the Big Brother UK, may be offered to host the next season of Bigg Boss 2 in India. Bigg Boss was last year hosted by Arshad Warsi. If Shilpa chooses to host the show, she could be paid more then Rs 8 Crores. Bigg Boss (India) will start after Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi, , hosted by Akshay Kumar , ends in August 2008. The new season of Bigg Boss will air on newly launched channel, Colors.
Aishwarya Rai Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Stays In Toronto
Date: 07/25/2008:
During the recent The Unforgettable Tour in Toronto, it was confirmed that the Bollywood star couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan stayed at the Federer Suite in Hilton Toronto from July 16 to July 19. Tennis star Roger Federer had arrived in Toronto for the Rogers Cup and upon his checkin to the Hilton, was denied his favourite suite since it was already allocated to the Bachchans and hence Roger Federer had to spend a night in another suite in the hotel.
Salman Khan Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan In A Rift
Date: 07/22/2008:
At a recent bash for Katrina Kaif ’s birthday, Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan got into a little rift. Now we need to determine if this was planned or not?
Amrita Arora Amrita Arora On Cover Of Maxim India July 2008 Issue
Date: 07/19/2008:
Amrita Arora gave a great phoot to Maxim for the July 2008 edition of Maxim India . The photos will be part of the Maxim India July 2008 edition.
Katrina Kaif Katrina Kaif on the cover of Kohl
Date: 07/15/2008:
When Katrina Kaif first entered Bollywood, she has had limited success because her Hindi not being fluent. But it seems she has been able to overcome that by giving multiple back to back hits like Namaste London (2007) , Apne (2007) , Welcome (2007) , Race (2008) and next week will mark another big release for her in Singh Is Kinng (2008) . Now jeweler Damas has designed a cover for Kohl magazine that will feature Katrina Kaif along with in 91 grams of gold and encrusted with 622 diamonds for a special edition front cover. The cover featuring Indian actress Katrina will be valued at more than US$ 10,000 and will be auctioned for the Rashid Pediatric Therapy Centre ( Dubai ) in October 2008. The photograph was shot by famous celebrity photographer Avinash Gowariker. Kohl is a newly launched ITP Lifestyle magazine catering to Asian women.
Temptation Reloaded 2008 Tour SRK's Temptation Reloaded 2008 Tour
Date: 07/14/2008:
Shahrukh Khan launchs his own tour which has already begun in June 2008 and will continue thru the summer. Now two of Bollywood's star will be on tour at the same time. The Bachchan's Unforgettable World Tour, which is suppose to star in July 2008 will have to go against the king of Bollywood, SRK , who has already had a great show in Ahoy, Rotterdam, Holland. The Temptation Reloaded 2008 Tour, will feature Shahrukh Khan himself, along with Kareena Kapoor , Katrina Kaif , Ganesh Hedge, Arjun Rampal , Anuska Dandekar, and Javed Ali.
Celina Jaitley Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd 2008
Date: 07/09/2008:
Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd, an Indian cinema production and distributor, plans to have some major release in 2008. The distributor will follow up their previous successful movie releases like Jab We Met (2007) , Golmaal (2007) , and Bhagambhag with some movies in a different genre then before, which will include suspense thrillers, comedies and action films. First in the lineup will be a movie based on a popular Paresh Rawal's Gujarati play, Maharathis (2008) . A suspense thriller by Shivam Nair's and will star Naseeruddin Shah , Om Puri, Boman Iraani, Paresh Rawal, Tara Sharma and Neha Dhupia . Then it will action packed movie Kidnap (2008) directed by Sanjay Gadhvi and starring Sanjay Dutt , Minissha Lamba , Vidya Malvade, Rahul Dev and Imran Khan . The Indian festive season of Diwali will bring the return of a prior successful movie, Golmaal Fun Unlimited (2006) , with a sequal called Golmaal Returns (2008) starring Ajay Devgan , Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kareena Kapoor , Celina Jaitley , Amrita Arora and Anjana Sukhani under the direction of Rohit Shetty. This will be followed by two comedy movies being directed by Neeraj Vora, Run Bhola Run (2008) and One Way Ticket. Run Bhola Run will star Govinda , Tusshar Kapoor , Tanushree Dutta and Amisha Patel while One Way Ticket will star Anil Kapoor , Akshaye Khanna plus two Heroines. Under the action genre there will be Blue (2008) and Luck (2008) . Blue (2008) is being directed by Anthony D'Souza and stars Sanjay Dutt , Akshay Kumar , Lara Dutta , Katrina Kaif and Zayed Khan . And Soham Shah will direct Luck (2008) , starring Sanjay Dutt , Imran Khan , Danny Denzongpa, Ravi Kisshen, Mithun Chakraborthy and debutant Shruti Haasan ( Kamal Hassan 's daughter). In the love story department, they have lined up Mudh Mudh Ke Na Dekh Mudh Mudh Ke (2008) starring Himesh Reshammiya , Niharika Singh , Jennifer Kotwal , and directed by Seema and Sudhir. On top of all the Bollywood movies, Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd. plans four releases in the Telugu and Tamil.
Shilpa Shetty Shilpa Shetty Turns Producer
Date: 07/09/2008:
Shilpa Shetty has turned into an entrepreneur by setting up her won production company named, Shilpa Shetty Global Productions. The first movie to be produced by the new production house will be the film named VIP (2008) , which will also be co produced by UTV Motion Pictures and directed by Manish Jha. The movie will star Shilpa herself, along with Bipasha Basu. While Shilpa’s sister, Shamita Shetty , will not be seen on the screen in the movie but will play key role behind the scene as she is the creative producer for the film.
Shilpa Shetty Shilpa Shetty Wins Global Diversity Award 2008
Date: 07/07/2008:
Shilpa Shetty has become very popular oversee after her appearance and later wining on Channel 4's reality TV show Celebrity Big Brother in 2007. She was recently given the Global diversity Award 2008 in London for her significant contribution to the public appreciation and understanding of diversity. Shilpa also helped the organizer raise over 63,000 pounds for the the Silver Star Appeal charity.
Rahul Bose Rahul Bose To Play Six Characters In Maan Gaye Mughal E Azam
Date: 07/02/2008:
An actor playing multi character in a movie is nothing new, great movies in the past have had an actor play double role and even sometime, triple role. Then earlier this year Tamil superstar Kamal Hassan played 10 different roles in Dasavatharam (2008) and now Rahul Bose will play will play six different characters in a forthcoming film, Maan Gaye Mughal E Azam (2008) , directed by Sanjay Chhel. The roles will include a daredevil officer of the intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), an underworld gangster, a Hyderabadi Nawab, Mughal prince Jehangir, dumb deputy of an underworld don and his bodyguard. The movie also stars Mallika Sherawat, Kay Kay Menon and Paresh Rawal and set of release on August 22nd 2008.
Lara Dutta Lara Dutta Busy On Location In Bahamas
Date: 07/01/2008:
Before it was Kareena Kapoor dieting and exercising to get ready for a role in Tashan and now it's Lara Dutta . Lara will need to were a bikini in her upcoming movie, Blue (2008) , and hence she is in the process of controlling her diet and gearing up on exercises to get in better shape for her time in front of the camera. Lara, former Miss Universe (2000), will be starring as an underwater diver opposite Akshay Kumar in the movie and have also already lost weight for the movie. Other movie that Lara has in her bag is Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai (2008) which is inspired by My Cousin Vinny.
Priyanka Chopra Multiple Releases For Priyanka Chopra In 2008
Date: 06/30/2008:
After a quite 2007, Priyanka Chopra will have many big releases in 2008. The first out of the gate will be a science fiction movies named Love Story 2050 (2008) starring debutant Harman Baweja . Then it will be another superhero science fiction releasing in October 2008, Drona (2008) opposite Abhishek Bachchan . Then it will a movie based on the fashion industry, appropriately named Fashion (2008) , which is scheduled to be released in November 2008. Followed by the release of Dostana (2008) also in November which will be opposite Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham .
Amitabh Bachchan PETA PETA Announcenes Asia's Sexiest Vegetarians
Date: 06/25/2008:
PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, named Bollywood film star Amitabh Bachchan was named Asia's sexiest male vegetarian while Chinese singer and actress Faye Wong was named as Asia's sexiest female vegetarian. Wong edged out Die Hard 4 beauty Maggie Q .
Asin Thottumkal Vogue Asin Thottumkal On The Cover Of Vogue
Date: 06/24/2008:
Tamil actress Asin Thottumkal gave a great phoot to Vogue for the July 2008 edition of the magazine. Asin current release Tamil film, Dasavathaaram (2008). has been a great success. Asin next will be seeing in the movie Ghajini (2008).
Shilpa Shetty Cosmopolitan Shilpa Shetty On The Cover Of Cosmopolitan
Date: 06/16/2008:
Shilpa Shetty gave a great phoot to Cosmopolitan for the June 2008 edition of the magazine. Shilpa become world famous after winning the Big Brother UK last year. Shilpa has the perfect silm body with nice long silky hair, curvaceous body, a great smile and the nice height. Shilpa next will be seeing in a item number song in the movie Dostana (2008).
Neha Dhupia Neha Dhupia In Singh Is Kinng
Date: 06/16/2008:
Forthcoming movie Singh Is Kinng will have Neha Dhupia in a role as Julie. About four years back Neha made headlines in Bollywood in a movie with the same name, Julie. The movie also will star box office success pair of Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, . The movie is directed by Anees Bazmee and is scheduled for release all over the world on August 8, 2008.
Akshay Kumar Sylvester Stallone In Bollywood Movie
Date: 06/15/2008:
Bollywood makes a bigger entry into Hollywood. For the first time in Indian cinema, a Bollywood movie will shot entirely within the Hollywood studio, Universal Studios. We are talking about the movie Kambakkht Ishq (2008) staring Akshay Kumar and Kareen Kapoor and being directed by Sabir Khan. The movie has Akshay playing a Hollywood stuntman and Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone making a cameo appearance playing himself in the movie.
Shruti Haasan Shruti Haasan To Make Bollywood Debut
Date: 06/05/2008:
Kamal Haasan's daughter Shruti Haasan is all set to make her Bollywood film debut. Shruti has been signed for the movie Luck (2008) to play opposite Imran Khan , Aamir Khan 's nephew. The film will be directed by Soham Shah with music by Salim Suleiman. The movie also stars Sanjay Dutt , Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Ravi Kissen and Rati Agnihotri and is set to begin filming in early July in South Africa.
Shveta Salve Shveta Salve In Maxim India May 2008 Issue
Date: 06/05/2008:
Shveta Salve gave a great phoot to Maxim for the May 2008 edition of Maxim India . Shveta become very famous for her participation on season one of the dancing star TV show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, by Sony Entertainment Television. She was favoured to win the title all the way thru but ended up losing to Mona Singh , of popular TV show 'Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin'.
Shreya Saran, Shriya Shreya Saran On Cover Of Maxim India June 2008 Issue
Date: 06/04/2008:
Shreya Saran will grace the cover of Maxim India 's June 2008 issue. Shreya is wearing a beautiful blue bikini on the cover of the magazine with more beautiful pictures on the inside. Shreya is an Indian actress and mostly acts in movies made in south India. Shreya became well known after her role alongside Rajinikanth in Sivaji, The Boss.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Abhishek And Aishwarya Bachchan Buy House In Dubai
Date: 06/02/2008:
Bollywood couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have purchased a home in Dubai , UAE. The couple have purchased villa in the double gated community called Sanctuary Falls and recently also attented a resident party held at the Jumeirah Golf Estates.
TV Shows
TV show Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain had it's first Rs 1 crore winner. Pragjyoti Samal, a 24 year old computer engineer from Bhubaneshwar, Orissa become the first person to win the grand prize of Rs one crore. She also became the first woman to win Rs one crore on a reality show on Indian television.
Rajshri Thakur, Rajshree Thakur
The dusky TV actress Rajshri Thakur of Hindi Zee TV show Saat Phere has been signed to host a new Zee TV reality show Ek Se Badhkar Ek. Rajshree will also appear on NDTV Imagine’s Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamana.
Mona Singh
Mona Singh become famous during her appearence on Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi then she won the on the first season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and then later season hosted the show. Now she will host a new TV show Naya Roop Nayi Zindagi. The show is based on the popular US TV show Extreme Makeover, where people are transformed completely with a new makeover. The makeover will make use of cosmetic surgery, dermatologists, dentistry, makeup and personal trainers.

India News
Tyson Foods Inc, based in Chicago, USA, announced that it has purchased a 51 percent stake in a poultry processor in India, Godrej Foods Ltd. The new company will be known as Godrej Tyson Foods and will have annual sales of around $50 million. Godrej has chicken processing plants in Bangalore and Mumbai.
The Maharashtra Government today approved plans to build a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj some one kilometer into the Arabian Sea with the height of 300 feet. The statue will be off the coast of Mumbai , and will about 30 storey high and almost two kilometers into the sea, and the statue will be taller then the Statue of Liberty in New York, USA.
Indian tourist city Jaipur, India was rocked today by Seven synchronised blasts that killed at least 60 people and injuring nearly 100 others, but that will probably rise with time and investigation. The multiple blast went off in a choreographed manner within about 20 minutes. The locations that are initially identified are Tripolia Bazar, Badi Choupal, Chhoti Choupal, Manas Chowk, Johari Bazar and Sanganeri Gate.
21 Indian firms made in the list of top 100 BPO firms in the world per a new study lead by International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) managing director of Thought Leadership, Jagdish Dalal. The list included five firms in the top 10 best outsourcing service providers, (No.3), TCS (6), Wipro (7), Genpact (9) and Tech Mahindra (10). The other 16 Indian companies are HCL Technology (11), Mastek (16), WNS Global Services (19), Hexaware (22), ExlService (26), 24/7 Customer (28), Cambridge (36), ITC Infotech (40), KPIT Cummins (42), Patni (46), Zensar (53), MindTree (54), Mphasis (56), Aditya Birla Minacs (62), FirstSource Solutions (73) and Cross Tab (78).
Today, India successfully test fired a surface to surface nuclear capable Agni-III missile with a range of 3000 km range. The missile was launced from Wheelers Island off Orissa coast and it achieved its full range and accuracy by reaching its pre designated target in 800 seconds. India now joins a select group of nations having intermediate range ballistic missiles (IRBMs) with ranges upto 3000 kms.
Hollywood News:
Megan Fox Megan Fox Asked To Gain Weight
Date: 07/16/2008:
Megan Fox , star of Transformers (2007), has been asked by director, Michael Bay, to gain around 10 lbs. for the sequel to Transformers. Currently Megan is working on the following movies for 2008, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, Whore, and for 2009, Jennifer's Body.
Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie Give Birth To Twins, Knox and Vivienne
Date: 07/15/2008:
On Saturday, July 12, 2008, Angelina Jolie gave birth to twin at the Lenval hospital in Nice, France. A boy and a girl were born after a scheduled caesarean section. The boy was named Knox Leon Jolie Pitt and the girl was named Vivienne Marcheline Jolie Pitt. Vivienne is the French version of the ancient Latin name that means alive. The twins, the mother and proud papa, Brad Pitt, are in good health and all are doing fine. Jolie was just recently seen in movie, Wanted.
Money, Finance, Technology News:
The Star Alliance gets a new member. Continental Airlines will leave the SkyTeam alliance with Delta and Northwest and now be part of the Star Alliance along with world’s largest airlines like ANA, Singapore, Lufthansa, Thai, and United and others. This will able the airlines to coordinate schedules and pricing and sell seats on each other’s flights.
World News:
Anheuser Busch, U.S. brewer, has agreed to be bought by Belgium based InBev for a higher price of $52 billion after a month long standoff between the two. This will create the world's largest beer maker. InBev maker of Stella Artois and Beck's, will pay $70 per share for maker of Budweiser.
An Abu Dhabi Investment Council, based in Abu Dhabi has bought the Chrysler Building, New York's best known skyscrapers, for 800 million dollars. The 77 story Art Deco skyscraper is located in Midtown Manhattan opposite Grand Central station. The The Chrysler Building was designed by the architect William Van Alen and built between 1928 and 1930. The building was declared a historic monument in 1976 and was built for the Chrysler car company. The fund has over 800 billion dollars of assets and has also recently made a 7.5 billion dollar investment in Citigroup. Many Middle East nations have great access to capital from their oil profit and hence are looking for real estate assets overseas. Just last month, General Motors building located on Fifth Avenue was bought by Investors from Dubai , Kuwait and Qatar for 2.8 billion dollars.
World under rice shortage? The price for rice seems to be going up daily and now there are countries putting limits on exports and also local stores in the US putting limits on how much can be bought by an individual. As the world population and consumers of rice grows, the supply seems not to be keeping up with the rise in demand. Price of rice have gone up by more then 30 percent in the two years from 2005 to 2007. Of the world rice 80 percent is grown in Asia. Major exporters of rice are India, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, and United States. Rice is being imported by Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia, Iraq, Philippines, and the Arab world.
Today marked a big day for the airline industry where much anticipated merger between Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. was finalized. The deal is around $17.7 billion and would create the world's largest airline. The new airline will have some $35 billion in revenue and more then 75,000 employees, with access to more than 390 destinations in 67 countries. Delta will have their executive offices in Atlanta, Minneapolis and New York, with international executive offices in Amsterdam, Paris and Tokyo.
After 6 months of hearings and testimony from over 278 witnesses and 23 hours of jury deliberation, the jury found that the death of Princess Diana and her lover, Dodi al Fayed was caused by negligent driving of their chauffeur and photographers who pursued the couple speeding Mercedes into a Paris underpass.
Movie Releases July 2008:
Love Story 2050 (2006)
Cast: Harman Baweja , Priyanka Chopra

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008)
Cast: Imran Khan , Genelia DSouza
, Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsii, Manjari Fadnis, Ratna Pathak
Kismet Konnection (2008)
Cast: Shahid Kapoor , Vidya Balan

Mehbooba (2008)
Cast: Sanjay Dutt , Manisha Koirala
, Ajay Devgan,
Mission Istanbul (2007)
Cast: Vivek Oberoi , Shriya Saran
, Zayed Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sunil Shetty, Nikitin Dheer, Shabbir Ahluwalia
Money Hai to Honey Hai (2008)
Cast: Govinda , Celina Jaitley
, Aftab Shivdasani, Upen Patel, Manoj Bajpai, Hansika Motwani, Kim Sharma
Ugly Aur Pagli (2008)
Cast: Ranvir Shourie , Mallika Sherawat

Forthcoming Movie Releases For 2008:
Aashayien (2007)
Cast: John Abraham

Agent Vinod (2008)
Cast: Saif Ali Khan , Kareena Kapoor

Aladdin (2008)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan

Black and White (2008)
Cast: Anil Kapoor , Shefali Shah

Chandni Chowk To China, Made In China (2008)
Cast: Akshay Kumar , Deepika Padukone

Kajri (2007)
Cast: Aamir Khan , Ayesha Takia

Karzzzz (2008)
Cast: Himesh Reshammiya , Urmila Matondkar

One Two Three (2008)
Cast: Sunil Shetty , Esha Deol
, Tusshar Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Upen Patel, Sameera Reddy, Tanisha Mukherjee
Roadside Romeo (2008)
Cast: Saif Ali Khan , Kareena Kapoor
, Javed Jaffrey
Robot (2008)
Cast: Rajnikanth

Singh Is Kinng (2008)
Cast: Akshay Kumar , Katrina Kaif

Tashan (2008)
Cast: Saif Ali Khan , Kareena Kapoor

The Last Lear (2007)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan , Preity Zinta

Toonpur Ka Superhero (2008)
Cast: Ajay Devgan , Kajol Mukherjee
You Me Aur Hum (2008)
Cast: Ajay Devgan , Kajol Mukherjee

Yuvraaj (2008)
Cast: Salman Khan , Katrina Kaif

Tennis News
Sania Mirza Wimbledon Sania Mirza Moves On To Round Two
Sania Mirza defeated Catalina Castano of Colombia in a hard played game but Sania won the three set match with the score of 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-4 which lasted for more then two hours. Now Sania will face Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain and a victory will put her against defending champion Venus Williams .

Maria Sharapova Wimbledon Maria Sharapova In Wimbledon
Maria Sharapova will take part in the Wimbledon this year but will have a new look. The 21 year old tennis superstar was seen in 2004 singles champion wearing a diamond encrusted outfits will now wear shorts for this years Wimbledon. Maria won the Australian Open in January and is favoured to win the Wimbledon. She will first face Stephanie Foretz from France as her first opponent at the Wimbledon. Maria is not a top seed which has been given to Serbian Ana Ivanovic .
India's Sania Mirza , 32nd seeded, will face Colombia's Catalina Castano, 148 in WTA rankings, in the first round and should find it easy to move on to the next round. Sania is trying a comeback after her surgery which has put her out early in the DFS Classic in Birmingham and The Ordina Open.

Sania Mirza Sania Mirza Crashes Out Of The Ordina Open
The recovery from Sania Mirza seems like it's going to be a tough fight for her. After her early exit from the WTA DFS Classic in Birmingham, she has now lost to local favorite at the Ordina Open in s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands in less then an hour with the score of 2-6, 2-6.

Sania Mirza Sania Mirza Moves On To Round Two
After lossing in the early rounds of the WTA DFS Classic in Birmingham, Sania Mirza has beaten fifth seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta, world number 23, in straight sets to move on to the second round of $175,000 Ordina Open at Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. Sania won the match in a little over an hour with the score of 6-4, 6-3.

Sania Mirza Sania Mirza Comeback Disappoints, Sunitha Rao Moves On
Sania Mirza has been away from Tennis for the past couple of months to recover from her wrist injury. Sania made her comeback at the USD 200,000 WTA DFS Classic in Birmingham. She played well but lost to New Zealand's Marina Erakovic 6-3, 6-0 in straight sets. This will help Sania get back in form to take part in the Wimbledon which begins on June 23, 2008.
On the other hand, Sunitha Rao continued her winning run by ralling to beat local challenger Naomi Cavaday 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Sania Mirza Sania Mirza Pulls Out Of French Open
World No 32 Sania Mirza has decided not to take part in the upcoming French Open starting on May 25, 2008 due to her right wrist injury. Sania had undergone surgery in Miami, FL on April 10, and the cast was removed on May 05 and how she is undergoing physical rehabilitation. Sania hopes to be ready by June to take part in the DFS Classic in Birmingham which start June 6, 2008.

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On Monday 16 June, Tiger Woods won the US Open victory at Torrey Pines Golf Club in South, La Jolla, CA, while nursing a knee injury. The conclusion provided a very climatic ending with Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate in a head on playoff after the tie during the regular match. Now two days later, Tiger has announced that he will undergo reconstructive surgery to the anterior cruciate ligament on his left knee, this will require rehabilitation on a double stress fracture of his left tibia and hence Tiger will miss the 2008 seasons. This will include such matches like September's Ryder Cup, Open Championship at Birkdale and PGA Championship in Michigan in August.
The Boston Celtics won the Basketball News NBA Championship Title by crushing the Los Angeles Lakers 131 to 92 in the 6th game of the final. The Celtics played well all around with their key players playing their best game with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen ledding the way with 26 points each, and Rajon Rondo with 21 points, while Paul Pierce only had 17 points but made up with 10 assists. The win marks Boston's 17th NBA Championship, the last one over 22 years ago. Only last year, Boston finished with league's worst records with just 24 wins, marking a great turned around by the team and their coach, Doc Rivers.
On the other hands the Lakers seemed to have been jetlagged by their trip from the west coast. Kobe Bryant started well with 3 three pointer in the first couple of minutes, but then was kept quite for the rest of the game with no major impacts. He could not break thru the Boston's defenese.
The first match of the much awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held in Banglaore in this weekend. The matches will follow Twenty20 format of cricket. The opening match will be between Bangalore Royal Challengers and Kolkata (Calcutta) Knight Riders at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium April 18, 2008.
India started off to a good start in the 3rd test match being played at Kanpur, India. India's spinner Harbhajan Singh grabbed three wickets, while teenaged paceman Ishant Sharma also took three wickets to bowl out South Africa for 265 on the first day of the test match. India's captin Anil Kumble was ruled out due to injury, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian 'keeper to lead in tests'. South Africa skipper Graeme Smith scored with 69. The wicket is making it harder for the batsmen to handle the spin and will test the Indian team.
This summer Beijing, China will host the 2008 Summer Olympics . The Opening ceremony will be held on August 8, 2008 and the Closing ceremony will be held on August 24, 2008. The 2008 Summer Olympics will consist of 302 evebts in 28 sports with over 10000 Athletes participating. The 2008 Summer Olympics have been in recent news with nations calling for boycotts due to some people being upset with China's involvement in the crisis in Darfur. Other concern related to environmental and health issues in and around Beijing have been raised due to the concern that it may potentially effect athletes health.