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Sports News on October 22, 2010

Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda felicitates ace shooter Gagan Narang
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda felicitated ace shooter Gagan Narang here on Friday for winning four gold medals at the XIXth Commonwealth Games. ANI

Axing IPL team not a solution, says Shilpa Shetty
Bollywood actress and co-owner of the Indian Premier League's Rajasthan Royals team Shilpa Shetty said that axing teams was not a solution to any legal breaches committed by the franchise. ANI

Rooney's mother-in-law 'calling the shots' in his troubled transfer saga
English footballer Wayne Rooney's mother-in-law is rumoured to be playing a key role in his transfer battle. ANI

Anna Kournikova shows off legs in hotpants, heels
Russian tennis player Anna Kournikova made an appearance at the launch party of a book in shorts and very high heels. ANI

Enrique Iglesias, Anna Kournikova still together, says rep
Despite rumours of a split between singer Enrique Iglesias and tennis ace Anna Kournikova, his reps have revealed that the two are still very much together. ANI

Footie star's Range Rover set ablaze week after alleged assault on ex-girlfriend
Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll's 150,000 pound new 'Range Rover' was set on fire outside team skipper Kevin Nolan's house in Ponteland, UK. ANI

Black Caps told to 'step up' on India tour, or else?
The New Zealand Cricket board today held a 90-minute meeting with Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori, coach Mark Greatbatch and high performance director Roger Mortimer, and ordered the Black Caps to "step up" in an upcoming Indian tour after a humiliating one-day series loss to Bangladesh. ANI

Supreme Court allows Hockey India to send team for Asian Games
The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Hockey India to field Indian team in the Asian Games to be held in November at Guangzhou, China. ANI

Ex-England footie star Gazza arrested for drugs offences
Former England football star Paul Gascoigne has been arrested for drugs offences. ANI

Lucky to have come out of BMW crash relatively unscathed: Montgomerie
Scottish golf legend Colin Montgomerie has admitted that he was "lucky" to escape serious injury when his car collided with a van near Cumbernauld in Scotland. ANI

'When Gavaskar went down on his knees, you knew you were in trouble,' says Roberts
Anderson Montgomery Everton Roberts was not a name to be trifled with in his playing heyday. He was once the most feared and hostile of West Indian pace bowlers, and bowled to several international batting greats. ANI

Blackpool's Holloway blasts 'bully' Rooney for treating Man U with contempt
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has labeled Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney a 'bully' and said that player power is killing the game. ANI

Windies cricket has never been in a more gloomier state: Richards
The West Indies will head for Sri Lanka and are hoping to improve their miserable Test ranking of seventh out of nine, but according to former skipper Sir Vivian Richards, West Indian cricket has never been in a gloomier state. ANI

England must work Ponting over to win Ashes: Vivian Richards
England would need to target and work Australian cricket team captain Ricky Ponting over if they hope to retain The Ashes Down Under, said former West Indian great Sir Vivian Richards. ANI

England's secret 'simulated' Ashes weapon no recipe for 'real stage' success : Nielsen
Australian coach Tim Nielsen reckons that the England team's new secret weapon for preparing for the upcoming Ashes series, the ProBatter, may create as many problems as it solves. ANI

Wayne Rooney's £1,200-a-night hooker caught in police raid
Wayne Rooney's hooker Jennifer Thompson has reportedly been caught in a police raid at MOBO Awards after-party at Liverpool's Hilton Hotel. ANI

Cameron White's 'cannonball' ODI form could earn him an Oz Test spot
Victorian middle-order batsman Cameron White cannonball run glut in one-day internationals, including the recent one held at Vizag, has probably shortlisted him for a recall into the Australian Test team. ANI

Bagging Rooney will enable Manchester City to 'win everything': Tevez
Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour has reportedly consulted Carlos Tevez about whether to sign Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney for the club. ANI

F1 teams stay in brothels due to lack of hotels at Korean Grand Prix
Formula One teams are staying in brothels because of a lack of hotels at the Korean Grand Prix. ANI

Now, Younus Khan wants to serve Pakistan in any format
Former Pakistan captain Younus Khan has said that he is ready to represent his country in any form of cricket, including Twenty20 after being recalled to the national side following an indefinite suspension. ANI

Stephanie Rice's flourishing romance with Quade Cooper
Stephanie Rice and Quade Cooper are making no attempts to conceal what is obviously a flourishing romance. ANI

Man U stars infuriated over Rooney's 'doubts about club's future'
Manchester United star Wayne Rooney's team-mates are infuriated after the striker went public with his doubts about whether the club will be in a position to compete for major trophies over the coming years. ANI

Lillee says Aussies will win Ashes, backs bowlers to deliver
Former Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee believes his country will regain the Ashes from England and has backed Ricky Ponting's bowling attack to deliver the coveted urn. ANI

Former Pak crickters welcome Younus Khan's return to national squad
Former Pakistan cricketers such as Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Khan, Rasid Latif and Basit Ali have welcomed the return of former skipper Younus Khan to the national squad, and expect him to score a lot of runs. ANI

Hodge enjoying holidays with family and above average Twenty20 earnings
Victorian batsman is mixing his holidays with scoring hundreds and loving every minute of it. ANI

Jayawardene eying breakthrough ODI series win against Australia
Sri Lankan vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene believes that next month's ODI series against Australia may be his team's best chance ever to achieve a breakthrough series win on Australian soil. ANI

Maria Sharapova set to tie the knot
Los Angeles Laker Sasha Vujacic has apparently proposed marriage to Russian tennis hottie Maria Sharapova with a massive engagement rock. ANI

Balaclava-clad Man U fans' 'death threat' to Rooney over possible Man City move
A group of 40 Manchester United supporters, many wearing balaclavas and hooded tops, have warned the club's striker Wayne Rooney against any move to arch rivals Manchester City. ANI

Ponting accepts that neither he nor Sachin are playing at their 'absolute best'
Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has accepted that neither he nor Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar are playing at their "absolute best" with the bat, but added that both have been consistent and in form over an extended period of time. ANI

BCCI-Kochi IPL deadlock continues
The row over the Kochi Indian Premier League (IPL) team's ownership remains unresolved. ANI

Bookie information: ICC rejects accusations of wanting to reveal players' identity
The International Cricket Council rejects accusations that it has ever or would ever reveal the identity of a player or anyone else who contacts the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) with information. ANI

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