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Sports News on April 25, 2011

Sports Minister Maken to ask IOA to elect new chief
Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Monday proposed to write to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to elect a new president in case incumbent Suresh Kalmadi is arrested by the CBI on charges of corruption. ANI

Army officials encourage youth towards cricket in Kashmir
With an aim to encourage youth towards sports, officials of the Indian Army organised cricket tournament Uri Premier League (UPL) in Uri today. ANI

Sports Minister Maken promises more training facilities
Elated over the response to the 'Come and Play' plan of the Sports Authority of India, Sports Minister Ajay Maken has assured further assistance if the demand for sports training increases. ANI

Kiwi cricket chief tells ICC to decide fast on 2015 WC team line up
New Zealand Cricket boss Justin Vaughan has called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to decide quickly on how many teams will participate in the 2015 World Cup. ANI

Preston star claims racial abuse, says was subjected to monkey chants
Preston striker Nathan Ellington has claimed that he faced racist taunts from Millwall fans. ANI

Soccer star Balotelli has had luxury car impounded 27 times
Italian and Manchester City soccer star Mario Balotelli has had his luxury car impounded 27 times and has had to pay 10,000 pounds in fines. ANI

For Wimbledon final, Murray ready to miss pal Haye's clash with Klitschko in Germany
British tennis champion Andy Murray may miss close pal and boxer David Haye's long-anticipated world title clash with arch Ukrainian foe Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg, Germany, on July 2. ANI

UNICEF envoy Becks' appeals for footballs for poor kids
David Beckham, 36 on May 2, asked Sun readers to make his next birthday "the best ever" by donating 21 pounds to children's body UNICEF so they can buy leather footballs for poor kids. ANI

Latif supports ICC's 10-team structure for 2015 World Cup
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has supported the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s original decision to reduce the 2015 World Cup to 10 teams. ANI

Zardari likely to sack PCB chief Ijaz Butt
Pakistan President and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) patron Asif Ali Zardari has reportedly decided to sack PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt. ANI

Formula One Polish racer Kubica released from hospital
Poland's Formula One racer Robert Kubica has been released from a hospital in Italy to continue his rehabilitation from serious injuries sustained in a rallying accident in February. ANI

Wenger accepts responsibility for Arsenal's title hopes crash
Manager Arsene Wenger has accepted responsibility for Arsenal's title hopes crash. ANI

UK Premier League title race not over: Ancelotti
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has refused to rule out a Manchester United meltdown in the final four games of the Barclays Premier League season after suffering one himself 11 years ago. ANI

Lewis's brother says cerebral palsy won't stall racing dream
He has always been a familiar face on the Formula 1 circuit, sharing his former world champion brother Lewis Hamilton's triumphs and occasional disappointments, and now, Nic Hamilton says cerebral palsy won't stall his racing dream. ANI

Liverpool all set to dump Joe Cole
Liverpool is likely to dump Joe Cole as the former England playmaker has struggled to make an impact at Anfield since signing as a free agent from Chelsea last July. ANI

Waqar expects 'new-look' Pak side to succeed in Windies tour
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has said he expects his new-look side to emulate their 2011 World Cup performance in the ongoing West Indies tour. ANI

Torres dedicates his historic strike to Chelsea fans
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has dedicated his historic strike to the club's supporters. ANI

Zulqarnain Haider returns to Pakistan
Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has returned to Pakistan from a self-imposed exile in the United Kingdom. ANI

Stopping Rooney from scoring is key to stopping Man U
To stop Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney from scoring in tomorrow's Champions League semifinal showdown, Schalke defenders are under orders not to concede any goal. ANI

Pak hockey players get show-cause notice over WSH contracts
The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has issued show cause notices to hockey stars Rehan Butt, Wasim Ahmad and Shakeel Abbasi for entering into contracts with the planned World Series of Hockey (WSH) in India. ANI

Westwood regains No.1 golf ranking but Donald falls short
Two English golfers playing on opposite sides of the globe were locked in battle to become the world No.1 on Sunday, but Lee Westwood eventually emerged on top in the Indonesia Masters in Jakarta after Luke Donald narrowly failed to win on the PGA Tour in the United States. ANI

Rooney kicks off on Twitter but commits many mistakes
England and Manchester United striker has joined the blogging site Twitter, but started off by making a series of mistakes. ANI

Lankan ministers in war of words over cricketers playing in IPL
Criticising his successor for making false claims, Sri Lanka's former Sport Minister Gamini Lokuge has denied inking a 10-year-deal that allows the country's cricketers to play in the Indian Premier League. ANI

Shane Warne giving cricket lessons to Liz Hurley's son
Shane Warne may not be a part of the Australian cricket team, but it seems his legendary spin skills are not going to waste. ANI

Warne lauds Rajasthan Royals for giving gutsy performance against Kochi Tuskers
Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne, who with his superb bowling guided his team to a comfortable eight-wicket victory against Kerala Kochi Tuskers, has applauded his players for giving a gutsy performance. ANI

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