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Sports News on April 19, 2011

Pietersen interested in regaining England captaincy
England batsman Kevin Pietersen "would love to have another go" at captaining the side if Andrew Strauss steps down as one-day skipper. ANI

Pawar asks ICC board to revisit decision on WC 2015
The ICC Executive Board will be requested to reconsider the composition of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 during the ICC Annual Conference in Hong Kong at the end of June 2011. ANI

Ferguson increases efforts to get David De Gea
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has increased his efforts o sign Atletico Madrid's David De Gea. ANI

Ganguly has made a great contribution to Indian cricket: Azhar
Former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin has praised his successor Sourav Ganguly's contribution to Indian cricket, saying the team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni is climbing new heights because of the former's hard work. ANI

Police promote sport among youths in Maoist-affected Lohardaga district
In an attempt to draw youth of the Maoist-affected Lohardaga district towards sports, Jharkhand Police have distributed hockey kits in the area. ANI

Mourinho under criticism for using negative tactics
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is under criticism for using negative tactics in his club's 1-1 draw against arch rivals Barcelona. ANI

Soccer coach Eriksson 'duped into managing football minnows
Money-obsessed football chief Sven-Goran Eriksson lost his Midas touch when he was conned by convicted fraudster Russell King, 52, into believing that King had links to the fabulously wealthy royal family of Bahrain, who he said wanted to invest billions in British firms. ANI

Man U could pay for damaging Wembley wall
Someone in Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson's camp took out their frustrations on the wall in the manager's area during their Wembley visit. ANI

Michael Phelps surrounded by bikini-clad girls at Las Vegas pool party
Olympic gold medal winner Michael Phelps was spotted having a good time at a Las Vegas pool party, surrounded by a bevy of bikini-clad girls. ANI

Lewis tells McLaren he needs more speed to beat Red Bull's Vettel
Lewis Hamilton has called on his McLaren team to give him even more speed to challenge the might of Red Bull after his commanding victory in China over German Sebastian Vettel on Sunday. ANI

Tiger Woods' niece, Cheyenne, wins ACC individual golf title
The golf leaderboard saw the name Woods' after a long time on Sunday, when Tiger Woods' niece grabbed her first ACC women's individual title, after finishing a career-best 5-under par. ANI

Wayne Rooney hooker to detail romps with celeb clients in print
Helen Wood, famous for her romp with Wayne Rooney, is reportedly looking to cash in on her experiences with her celebrity clients through a tell-all book. ANI

Ferguson warns Man U players of summer axe
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has warned his players that he will not be afraid to axe them this summer. ANI

Toure's strike against Man U saved Mancini's job
Ace striker Yaya Toure's winning goal against Manchester United in Wembley has saved Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini's job. ANI

Liverpool targets three French players to revive their fortunes
Liverpool's technical director Damien Comolli has targeted Lyon keeper Hugo Lloris, Paris St Germain centre-half Mamadou Sakho and Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila with a hope that these three players will usher in a new era at Anfield. ANI

Bopanna-Qureshi reach ATP ranking of six after impressive Monte Carlo stint
The tennis duo comprising Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan have improved their ATP doubles ranking by two positions after they made it to the semifinals of the Monte Carlo ATP Masters tournament. ANI

Pietersen expects to be fit for England's first Test against Sri Lanka
Kevin Pietersen, who is enjoying his extended break away from due to injury, expects to be fit for England's first Test of the summer against Sri Lanka. ANI

Windies tour golden opportunity for young Pak cricketers to prove their worth: Intikhab
Pakistan's Caribbean tour is a golden opportunity for youngsters in the squad to establish their cricket careers, team manager Intikhab Alam has said. ANI

UK police searching for Rio Ferdinand's stalker
A woman who stalked England star Rio Ferdinand was being hunted by police last night after fleeing from court. ANI

England offer new contract to Flower to keep him away from India
The England and Wales Cricket Board has offered a new three-year contract to Andy Flower in order to prevent their highly rated coach from moving to India. ANI

Royal Challengers Bangalore sweating hard to get back to winning ways
Royal Challengers Bangalore players practiced hard at nets ahead of their match against Rajasthan Royals in Bangalore. ANI

Kochi moving in right direction after beating MI, CSK: Jayawardene
Kochi Tuskers Kerala (KSK) captain Mahela Jayawardene has said that the win over Chennai Super Kings had given a lot of positive energy to the players. ANI

Footballer Manuel Da Costa admits assaulting woman clubber
Premier League footballer Manuel Da Costa has admitted assaulting a female clubber at a nightclub. ANI

PHF to discuss Indo-Pak hockey series revival with Malik today
Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Secretary Asif Bajwa will meet Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday (today) to consider the possibility of the revival of Indo-Pak hockey series along with bilateral cricket ties. ANI

PCB, BCCI to talk for resuming Indo-Pak cricket ties after IPL: Subhan Ahmed
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmed has said that official talks with the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) to restore Indo-Pak cricket series will resume after the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). ANI

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