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Sports News on April 16, 2011

IPL: Chennai Super Kings beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 21 runs
Defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings on Saturday defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 21 runs in their match at Chennai's M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. ANI

Red Bull's Vettel takes pole for Chinese Grand Prix
Reigning Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel continued his season of perfection by claiming pole position for Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix. ANI

Murray nearly filmed n*ked in shower for Head Tennis ad campaign
British tennis ace Andy Murray was nearly filmed n*ked in a shower in the latest installment of an ad campaign by Head Tennis, which makes his rackets. ANI

Latest cheating footballer makes Rooney 'look like a saint': Nadine Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's former daughter-in-law has set tongues wagging over an injunction won by a married Premier League footballer, saying that the cheating star's antics make Wayne Rooney "look like a saint". ANI

Big Brother beauty spotted in tears over footie star fling
Big Brother beauty Imogen Thomas was recently spotted in tears after her affair with a married footie star became public. ANI

Brooklyn Decker moving into new house with hubby Andy Roddick
American fashion model Brooklyn Decker and tennis star husband Andy Roddick are moving into a new home this week in Austin, Texas. ANI

Dalglish agrees to become Liverpool's permanent manager
Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has finally agreed to become permanent manager of the club. ANI

Man City ready to give 30 million pounds to get Sanchez
Manchester City is ready to spend 30 million pounds on Alexis Sanchez this summer to replace their star striker Carlos Tevez. ANI

Ronaldo urges Mourinho not to leave Real Madrid
Ace striker Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Rael Madrid boss Jose Mourinho not to leave the club to join a Premier League side. ANI

Rivaldo seeks Uzbek dictator's popstar daughter's help over battle with former club
Gulnara Karimova, the pop star daughter of Uzbekistan's dictator who is also the country's ambassador to Spain, has been caught up in a 14 million pounds battle between Rivaldo and his former Uzbek club, FC Bunyodkor, over claims that he did not get paid properly. ANI

'I am better, but Vettel is winning due to his much quicker car,' says Hamilton
Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has said that he is a better driver than current champion Sebastian Vettel, and added that the German is only beating him as he has a much quicker car. ANI

Pietersen must prove his hunger to play for England: Vaughan
Former skipper Michael Vaughan wants Kevin Pietersen to answer his critics with a deluge of runs to prove that he still has the hunger to play for England. ANI

Zulqarnain withdraws UK asylum plea following Pak Govt 'top-level security' assurance
Runaway former Pakistani wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haidar has voluntarily withdrawn his application for asylum in Britain after the Pakistan government assured him and his family of "the highest level of security" in the country. ANI

Bopanna-Qureshi upset second seeds to advance into Monte Carlo semifinals
The tennis duo comprising Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan has advanced into the semifinal of the Monte Carlo ATP Masters tournament. ANI

Fergie plays mind games by telling City they can't handle big occasion
Increasing the pressure on rivals Manchester City ahead of their FA Cup clash, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has asked City if they can handle the big occasion. ANI

Win against Man U will fire us to win title: Mancini
Roberto Mancini has said that a win over Manchester United today can fire his team to win the title next season. ANI

Clarke wants Australian cricket to provide united front ahead of upcoming matches
New captain Michael Clarke wants Australian cricket to provide a united front heading into important assignments in Sri Lanka and South Africa before home series against New Zealand and India. ANI

Clarke wants to give his views on review of Oz cricket
New captain Michael Clarke wants to give his views on the review of Australian cricket, following the team's disastrous Ashes campaign. ANI

Getting Gilchrist out early key to Deccan Chargers victory: Lehman
Deccan Chargers coach Darren Lehman is hopeful that his former Australian teammate Adam Gilchrist doesn't fire on the ground when his team faces Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match. ANI

PCB, Punjab Govt announce cash rewards for Pak cricket team selectors
The Pakistan Cricket Board and the Punjab Government have announced cash rewards for the national selectors, close on the heels of chief selector Mohsin Khan's demand that the selectors should also be rewarded for the national team's performance. ANI

Poor fielding let us down against Kochi Tuskers: Tendulkar
Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar expressed his disappointment over fielding of his team, and hoped to improve in the forthcoming matches of the Indian Premier League. ANI

We are playing IPL not to compete, but to win: Gambhir
The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir has said that his team is playing in the IPL to win matches with the combination of world-class players. ANI

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