It's that time of the year when vegetarianism is celebrated in full measure. Perhaps coinciding with the recently-concluded Vegetarian Week, Sameera Reddy has decided to turn vegetarian with a vengeance. "I just think it's the healthier option," the actress said, "It was just a recent realisation and since then, I've decided to say no to meat."
The decision, she said, was met with surprise and scepticism from her family members and close friends. "They were shocked," reveals the
World number one Rafael Nadal cruised through to the semi-finals of the Japan Open Friday, joining Frenchman Gael Monfils, who saved a match point before overcoming American Andy Roddick.
The Spanish top seed, who completed a career Gland Slam by winning his first US Open crown last month, made quick work of his Russian opponent Dmitry Tursunov, reeling off the last six games in a row for a 6-4, 6-1 victory.
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who shocked Nadal in the Thailand Open
Manish Malhotra opened the HDIL India Couture Week 2010 on Wednesday night and the who's who of Bollywood industry stepped in to support him. Obviously, if Aishwarya Rai was to walk the ramp, who would want to miss the show?Aishwarya's appearance set off the HDIL India Couture Week to a flying start. Her dress blended a modern silhouette with traditional fabric, lace and embroidery. Manish won many accolades for his bridal couture collection as the guests seemed agog with the
Late Beatle's application for US residence confiscated by authorities in 'raid' on NY memorabilia dealer
John Lennon's application for permanent US residence was seized by the FBI this week, in a "raid" on a New York auction house. The 1976 immigration document, which included Lennon's signature and fingerprints, was expected to sell for at least $100,000 (£62,621), according to the dealer.
"I don't know why it was so important that they had to have it back," Pete Siegel
American Cristie Kerr is the clubouse leader in the first round of the USLPGA Navistar Classic which was suspended Thursday because of darkness.
Kerr, who had an early tee time, fired a seven-under 65 as the players who failed to finish will return in the morning to complete the first round at the Capital Hill Golf Club. The second round is expected to start on time.
Morgan Pressel, Dorothy Delasin and Anna Nordqvist are tied in second place at six-under 66.
Kerr parred
Korean teen Noh Seung-Yul shot a second straight four-under-par 67 to take the clubhouse lead at the Korea Open, with almost half the field still to complete their second round.
On a day of high drama veteran Yoo Jong-Ku recorded the second hole-in-one of the OneAsia tournament and drove off with a BMW.
Australian Anthony Brown carded a 71 to stay two-under and overnight co-leader John Huh of the USA was one behind after a 74 at the Woo Jeong Hills Country Club in Cheonan,
World number one Caroline Wozniacki began life at the top with an injury scare Friday, while champion Novak Djokovic said players should have access to oxygen tanks on court after yet another smoggy day in Beijing.
Ecstasy turned to agony for Wozniacki less than 24 hours after she was crowned world number one when she crumpled to the ground clutching her left knee in tears while leading Serbia's Ana Ivanovic 7-6 3-1.
The 20-year-old overstretched as she smashed a backhanded
Vicente del Bosque has been given a welcome more befitting a rock star than a soccer
coach in his native Salamanca this week, where his World Cup-winning Spain team play Lithuania in a Euro 2012 qualifier.
Thousands of cheering and screaming Salmantinos, as locals are known, packed the modest Helmantico stadium on Thursday to hail the mild-mannered 59-year-old and watch their heroes such as captain Iker Casillas train for Friday's Group I match.
Hundreds more were
Pakistan Friday appointed Misbah-ul-Haq as Test captain for upcoming matches against South Africa and retained Shahid Afridi as limited-overs skipper.
Misbah will lead a 16-man Test squad with wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal left out as he recovers from an operation.
Pakistan will play two Twenty20 matches, five one-day internationals and two Tests against South Africa in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The first T20 will be played on October 26 with the first Test starting on
India and Pakistan will renew their bitter rivalry in a key Commonwealth Games match on Sunday that organisers claim has been sold out at the 19,000-seater Dhyan Chand National Stadium.
Pakistan are still nursing the wounds from a 4-1 mauling at the hands of India in a World Cup tie at this same venue early this year, while the hosts are out to repeat that scintillating triumph before an expectant crowd.
A win against Pakistan will not only resurrect India's faltering
PCB Friday appointed Shahid Afridi captain for the limited over series against South Africa later this month and recalled batsman Misbah-ul-Haq to lead in the two Tests next month.
Afridi led the team in the 2-3 defeat against England last month but Pakistan Cricket Board deferred the announcement of the captain on Thursday. A part of the delay was associated with the PCB chief Ijaz Butt, who was not satisfied with the leadership skills shown by Afridi during the England series.