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Sports News on April 26, 2011

V.K. Malhotra appointed acting IOA chief
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader V.K. Malhotra was on Tuesday appointed as the acting chief of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). ANI

Chelsea ready to bid 40 m pound for Tottenham's Bale
Chelsea is poised to make a 40-million-pound bid for Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale this summer. ANI

PTF to invite Sania Mirza for women's event in proposed "Wagah border match"
The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) is set to invite Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza for a women's exhibition match in the proposed Indo-Pak tennis series at the Wagah Border. ANI

PTF plans to hold star-studded tourney to promote tennis in drone-hit Waziristan region
The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) is planning to hold a tournament in the war-torn, militant-infested mountainous region of Waziristan, featuring top national players of the country. ANI

Pique tells Real Madrid: Barcelona still is dominant force
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique reckons that the Catalan giants are still Spain's dominant force, and added that Real Madrid's Copa Del Rey triumph does not signal a power shift in the country. ANI

Kamran denies Zulqarnain's 'match fixer' allegations against father-in-law
Discarded Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has denied runaway cricketer Zulqarnain Haider's claims about the involvement of his father-in-law in gambling. ANI

Man City heading for Champions League
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is relieved for the time being as his team is heading for the Champions League, after striker Edin Dzeko hit his first Premier League goal and send City four points clear of Tottenham in the race for Europe's top football. ANI

Hounding fans force Man U midfielder Gibson's Twitter account to disappear
Hounding from fans just two hours after setting up Twitter account forced Manchester United midfielder Darron Gibson to remove his account from the social networking site. ANI

Ferguson desperate to join Europe's ultra-elite
Sir Alex Ferguson wants Manchester United to join other European Cup legends. ANI

PCB demands action against CA boss over 'highly objectionable' fixing comments
The Pakistan Cricket Board has demanded that the International Cricket Council take action against Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland for giving a damaging statement against the PCB in a recent interview. ANI

Afridi lauds Shehzad for guiding Pakistan to victory over Windies in 2nd ODI
Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi has lauded opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad for steering Pakistan to a seven-wicket win against the West Indies. ANI

Australians hooked to Thorpe attending Will-Kat royal wedding
The focus of entire world will be on Kate Middleton when she arrives for her wedding to Prince William on Friday, but Australians will be hooked on to champion swimmer Ian Thorpe, who will be attending the royal wedding. ANI

Yardy to resume playing after winning battle against depression
All rounder Michael Yardy, who returned home just before England's World Cup quarterfinal last month due to depression, is all set to play first class cricket again. ANI

Pak women shuttlers not to wear skirts due to 'religious norms': PBF
Pakistan's women badminton players will not wear skirts because that is contrary to the principles of their religion, a Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) official has said. ANI

Good fielding display helped CSK beat Pune Warriors: Fleming
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said the team had to display their fielding skills that was not up to the mark in the last match against Mumbai Indians. ANI

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