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Sports News on April 11, 2011

Watson hits record 15 sixes as Aussies thrash Bangladesh in Dhaka ODI
All-rounder Shane Watson belted an unbeaten 185 off 96 balls, which included 15 sixes and 15 fours, to record the highest score by an Australian in ODI history, as the Aussies thrashed Bangladesh by nine wickets in the second game at Dhaka's Shere Bangla National Stadium today. ANI

Augusta eatery offering 'Tiger Homewrecker' burger
Golf legend Tiger Woods has got a burger named after him! ANI

Wayne Rooney raises œ5mn bidding war for 'Street Striker' show
Disgraced England football ace Wayne Rooney has raised a 5-million-pound bidding war after Sky axed his 'Street Striker' show. ANI

Possible India-Pak series will strengthen, popularise hockey: Bajwa
Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President Asif Bajwa has said his country and India are considering playing a bilateral series this year to help strengthen and popularise the sport. ANI

Liverpool's Dalglish says Mancini right person for Man City coach
Liverpool coach Kenny Dalglish has said he will never join the green-eyed brigade willing Manchester City to fall flat purely because of their riches. ANI

Carlo's plotting Blues surprise for Fergie's Man U
Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti has said that he is planning something special to shock Treble-chasing Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow. ANI

American billionaireset to take over Gunners
American billionaire Stan Kroenke is set to acquire a majority stake in Arsenal. ANI

Arsenal's Wenger says UK Premier League title race not over
Coach Arsene Wenger has said that the race for this season's Premier League is not over after Arsenal cut Manchester United's lead to seven points. ANI

If we beat Man U, Chelsea still has chance of winning Champions League: Benayoun
Midfielder Yossi Benayoun has predicted that if Chelsea's loses to Manchester United in their Champions League quarter-final second leg, the club's season ends. ANI

Foreign coach may be appointed in absence of Miandad: Afridi
Pakistan Cricket captain Shahid Afridi has said that a foreign coach could be brought in if former captain Javed Miandad remains unavailable to fill the role for the national team. ANI

Haye cheats on wife, marriage on rocks
Boxing world champ David Haye's marriage was on the rocks last night after he cheated with an ex-stripper who starred in the X Factor. ANI

Pak Interior Minister assures Zulqarnain of security
Pakistan's Interior Minister Rahman Malik has assured former wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider that he along with his family would be given complete security should the cricketer decide to return to Pakistan from his self-imposed exile in the UK. ANI

Max New York Life is Pune Warriors India's official team partner
New Delhi, Apr.11 (ANI-Business Wire India): Max New York Life Insurance, one of India's leading life insurance companies, has announced its association as principal sponsor and official team partner for the Pune Warriors India for IPL season four. ANI

Kirsten keen to coach South African team
Former Indian coach Gary Kirsten, who stepped down after guiding Team India to its second World Cup, now wants to take up the top job in South Africa even though he has not submitted a formal application before dateline. ANI

Deccan Chargers to launch a spin attack against Kolkata Knight Riders
Ahead of their match, Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara has said that his team would start with spin attack against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday in Kolkata's famous Eden Gardens stadium. ANI

It was a good all-round display: Warriors coach Marsh
Expressing happiness at his team's victory over Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League (IPL) debut at the D Y Patil Stadium here on Sunday, Pune Warriors coach Geoff Marsh said it was a good all-round display. ANI

Augusta Masters 2011: McIlroy gives Schwartzel the green jacket
Rory McIlroy four-shot lead was insufficient to ensure a victory on the final day at Augusta, and the Green Jacket went to Charl Schwartzel. ANI

Tottenham tried but failed to sign Man U's Ferdinand: Redknapp
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that he failed in a bid to sign England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand before the start of the season. ANI

Rooney has been made a scapegoat for England's WC loss: Scholes
Manchester United star Paul Scholes has claimed that striker Wayne Rooney has been made the scapegoat for England's dismal failure at last summer's World Cup. ANI

Becks 'told to pay legal costs of US mag over tart lies'
David Beckham has been ordered to fork out 170,000 pounds over his legal battle with lying hooker Irma Nici. ANI

Ravi Bopara skips IPL to be fit for Tests
England and Essex batsman Ravi Bopara has decided to skip the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to make a bid for a permanent spot in the Test squad. ANI

Japan to bid for 2020 Olympics
Japan plans to a bid for the 2020 Olympic Games, said Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara. ANI

Coach Nielsen believes ex-skipper Ponting is ready to fire
Australian cricket team coach Tim Nielsen believes Ricky Ponting is ready to fire against Bangladesh in Monday's one-dayer. ANI

White has to trust his hitting skills to end form slump: Nielsen
Australian cricket team coach Tim Nielsen has urged middle-order batsman Cameron White to hit the ball like he means it to get out of his form slump. ANI

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