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Sports News on April 15, 2011

India-Pak WC semi-final on breaks Indian online streaming record
New Delhi, Apr 15(ANI-Business Wire India): The live streaming of the India-Pakistan World Cup semi-final on shattered India's previous online streaming record for events delivered by Akamai Technologies. ANI

J-K govt. organizes snow football game to boost tourism
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday organized a snow football game to boost tourism in the region. ANI

Tendulkar slams maiden IPL century
Mumbai Indians' skipper Sachin Tendulkar on Friday batted through the innings against Kochi Tuskers Kerala to register his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) century. ANI

IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday thrashed Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at Jaipur's Sawai Mansingh Stadium. ANI

Clothing sponsor pulls stumps on Black Caps
New Zealand Cricket is searching for a new apparel sponsor after Canterbury of New Zealand decided to ditch cricket to go "back to its roots" as a rugby brand. ANI

Booed Murray enters Monte Carlo quarters
Booed for using drop shots against injured French tennis player Gilles Simon in the pre-quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters, British tennis champion Andy Murray said he was inspired by the catcalls from the stands. ANI

Kroenke in fight to keep Cesc
Stan Kroenke's first massive task as Arsenal owner is to keep hold of Cesc Fabregas. ANI

Webber drops F-bomb in Shanghai
Mark Webber has rejected reports of being 'beaten around the head with a baseball bat' by Sebastian Vettel. ANI

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend poses nude for Marc Jacobs' T-shirt
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend Irina Shayks has stripped off to appear on the latest T-shirt for esteemed fashion designer Marc Jacobs. ANI

Mancini asks Man City players to unite and lift FA Cup
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has asked his players to unite behind him if they want to win the FA Cup. ANI

Guus Hiddink rules out dramatic Chelsea comeback
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wants Guus Hiddink to replace coach Carlo Ancelotti next season, but the Dutchman has ruled out a dramatic Chelsea comeback, insisting that he will honour his contract as coach of the Turkish national team. ANI

Man City cannot be considered United's major rivals: Scholes
Veteran footballer Paul Scholes has said that Manchester City cannot be considered United's major rivals until they have won a trophy. ANI

Oz all rounder Smith out of IPL with ankle injury
Australian cricketer Steve Smith will miss the remainder of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) this season as he has to fix an ankle injury. ANI

Premier League footballer wins gagging order on affair with topless model
Another Premier League footballer has won a gagging order to suppress details of his sordid sex life after he cheated on his wife for six months with a topless model. ANI

Pak bowling, fielding has shown dramatic improvement in last 12-14 months: Waqar
Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis has said that his team has shown remarkable improvement during the last one year, especially in the bowling and fielding areas. ANI

Mourinho confident of replacing Ferguson to be Man U's new boss
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho believes he will succeed Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and wants to take over at the end of next season. ANI

Indo-Pak cricket rivalry bigger than Ashes: Waqar
Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis has called for the resumption of Indo-Pak cricket ties, saying that a contest between the archrivals is more significant than the Ashes. ANI

Bopanna-Qureshi advance into Monte Carlo quarterfinals
The tennis duo comprising Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan has advanced into the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo ATP Masters tournament. ANI

Our plans for Indians didn't work in World Cup semifinal clash: Umar Gul
Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul, who was wayward and expensive in his spell against India in the March 30 World Cup semifinal clash, has expressed his disappointment over losing the crucial match. ANI

Hamilton asks McLaren to prove it can win F-1
Lewis Hamilton has said that he may decide to quit McLaren if they cannot provide him with a car capable of carrying him to another Formula One title. ANI

Flintoff's 'six-fingered dingles' jibe angers disability campaigners
Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has created an online storm with his derogatory "six-fingered" comments aimed at Burnley's townsfolk. ANI

Australia must use long off-season to revive its fortunes: Clarke
Australian captain Michael Clarke has said his team must use the long off-season break as a launch pad for returning to the top of world cricket. ANI

Buchanan confirmed as New Zealand cricket's director
NZC chief executive Justin Vaughan confirmed former Australia coach John Buchanan's appointment today, as director of New Zealand cricket. ANI

Watson becomes No.1 all rounder in ODIs
Australia's Shane Watson became No.1 all rounder in one-day international in the latest ICC rankings by replacing Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan. ANI

Afridi delays departure for Windies tour due to "some personal work"
Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has said that he did not leave for the Caribbean tour along with the rest of the Pakistani squad because of "some personal work". ANI

PCB in talks with two foreigners for Pak batting coach job: Butt
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is negotiating with two foreigners for the batting coach assignment following former captain Javed Miandad's refusal to take up the job. ANI

Pollock asks Mumbai Indians not to be complacent against Kochi Tuskers
Ahead of their match against Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KTK), bowling coach of Mumbai Indians Shaun Pollock has said that his team would continue to perform well and practice hard to play a consistent game in their forthcoming matches in the Indian Premiere League (IPL). ANI

KKR relying on Yusuf Pathan to beat Rajasthan Royals
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir is confident of winning of the next match against Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). ANI

Sangakkara happy to get winning momentum back in IPL
Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara praised his team's effort after winning a match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Hyderabad. ANI

Pak has to ensure safety of Indian cricketers to resume cricket ties: Maken
Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Thursday said Islamabad will have to ensure the security of Indian cricketers if India resumes bilateral cricketing ties with Pakistan, which has been suspended after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in 2008. ANI

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