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Sports News on April 14, 2011

Hamilton, Button can carry on for another 5 years: McLaren boss
Mclaren boss Martin Whitmarsh believes that Formula One racers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have at least another five years at the top. ANI

Rooney close to signing 50 m pound bookmaker deal
Wayne Rooney is on the verge of signing a 50 million pound deal with Paddy Power. ANI

Splash the cash if you want Champions League fame: Redknapp
Coach Harry Redknapp has insisted that the only way Tottenham can become a Champions League force is to splash the cash like their top-four rivals. ANI

Mancini tells Balotelli to be hero, not villain
Manager-cum-coach Roberto Mancini has ordered Mario Balotelli to turn himself from villain to hero by saving Manchester City's season. ANI

Australia can't waste talent like India: Chappell
Cricket Australia's national talent manager and selector Greg Chappell, who returned from a recent reconnaissance mission to Boston and Texas, has said that the cricket board cannot afford to let talented players slip through the gaps like India. ANI

Stop the strops City if you want against Man U: Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand has said there are no sulks, cliques, or disrespect shown to Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, which is why they have the spirit to win. ANI

For Abramovich, it could be Dutch on coach selection
Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich is believed to have zeroed in Marco van Basten and Guus Hiddink to take on the coaching duties, should he decide to bid adieu to Italian Carlo Ancelotti. ANI

De Gea to sign 17.8 million dollar Man U contract
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David de Gea will sign a five year contract with Manchester United as the club agreed 17.8 million dollars deal. ANI

PCB must look beyond Miandad for Pak batting coach: Waqar
Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis has expressed his disapproval over the way the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been trying to persuade former captain Javed Miandad to take up the batting coach assignment. ANI

Veteran Oz Test cricketers told to score to keep place intact: Chappell
Australia's ageing Test stars may not be replaced immediately from the squad, but selectors have made it clear that they must contribute more than runs to command places in a transitional side after the Ashes debacle, ANI

Pak cricket team leaves for Caribbean tour
The Pakistan cricket team left for the Caribbean tour on Thursday after completing a two-day training camp in Lahore. ANI

Redknapp won't blame keeper for Spurs loss to Madrid
Coach Harry Redknapp has refused to blame keeper Heurelho Gomes for Cristiano Ronaldo's long-range shot squirmed into the net to allow Real Madrid to cruise into the Champions League semi-finals. ANI

Pak team management against Shoaib Akhtar's swansong appearance
The Pakistan cricket team management is against the idea of giving a farewell match to legendary pacer Shoaib Akhtar, who retired during the ICC World Cup 2011 last month. ANI

Miandad reveals why he rejected Pak batting coach offer
Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has disclosed that he turned down a recent offer to become the national team's batting coach primarily because he believed there is a need for proper long-term planning in Pakistan cricket rather than stop-gap measures. ANI

CA urged to appoint independent governing body
Cricket Australia (CA) has been urged to appoint an independent governing body. ANI

Rooney wants Man U star Giggs to be knighted
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney wants veteran club star Ryan Giggs to be knighted. ANI

Flintoff 'six finger' tweet attracts Burnley fury
Freddie Flintoff sparked fury on Twitter when he mocked people in Burnley by accusing them of having six fingers. ANI

Oz players' head to IPL after beating Bangladesh 3-0 in ODIs
Most Australian players are heading off to join their India Premier League sides after beating Bangladesh 3-0 in just concluded ODI series. ANI

Flop Torres cost Chelsea 75K pounds a minute
As Coach Carlo Ancelotti reflects on his part in Chelsea's latest Champions League flop, he might wish to consider a damning statistic-Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar did more running on the field than Spanish striker Fernando Torres. ANI

Deccan Chargers looks forward for revival of IPL fortune against Royal Challengers
The series of defeats is not taking a full stop for the Deccan Chargers, as the team looks ahead for its third game in the ongoing Indian Premiere League (IPL). ANI

Kochi Tuskers will fight back in remaining IPL matches: Jayawardene
Kochi Tuskers Kerala skipper Mahela Jayawardene has said that they should have been more conscious and alert against Pune Warriors, and added that he has full confidence that his team will fight back in the rest matches of the Indian Premier League. ANI

Aussies don't figure in Wisden's 2010 Test XI
Not a single Australian figures in Wisden's 2010 best Test XI named in the cricket almanac's 148th edition. ANI

Tendulkar named Wisden cricketer of the year
Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has been named Wisden's Cricketer of the Year for 2010, crowning a golden month for "the master blaster" which also saw him play a starring role in India's World Cup triumph. ANI

More money than cricket reason behind rise of IPL: Asif Iqbal
Former Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal has said the reason behind the rise of the Indian Premier League in India is "more money than cricket". ANI

Pune Warriors beat Kochi Tuskers by 4 wickets in IPL
Yuvraj Singh-led Pune Warriors beat Kochi Tuskers by four wickets in their IPL match at the D.Y. Patil stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. ANI

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