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Sports News on April 7, 2011

Murray hopes to bounce back following brief chat with Haye
British tennis ace Andy Murray hopes to bounce back off the ropes following a brief chat with WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye in Miami. ANI

Cech hopes to make 600 appearances for Chelsea
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has revealed that he intends to see out his career at Stamford Bridge. ANI

'We have done everything to show red card to racism': Adebayor
Real Madrid striker Emmanuel Adebayor has said that he feels powerless to stop racist chanting after being targeted by a section of Tottenham Hotspur's travelling fans in Madrid. ANI

Unfit Pakistan pacer Cheema ruled out of Windies tour
Uncapped Pakistan pace bowler Aizaz Cheema has been ruled out of the upcoming West Indies tour owing to fitness problems. ANI

Montgomerie expects Tiger Woods finish in top five at Augusta National
Scottish golfer Colin Montgomerie predicts that Tiger Woods can only finish in the top five of the first major of the year, which gets underway at Augusta National today. ANI

Rooney scores, but leaves Chelsea swearing and cursing
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney left Chelsea swearing and cursing last night. ANI

Fergie happy with win over Chelsea, does not feel guilty
Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson has insisted he felt no guilt over escaping from Stamford Bridge with a win after Chelsea were denied a certain penalty. ANI

Sick chants at Adebayor land Spurs with possible UEFA fine
Premier League football team Tottenham Spurs could be asked to pay a fine of 20,000 pounds to UEFA after its fans aimed sick chants at former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor. ANI

Reigning F1 champ Vettel won't run away with title: Damon Hill
Former Formula One champion Damon Hill reckons reigning champion Sebastian Vettel won't be able to run away with a second crown. ANI

Sports Ministry Committee to examine Sports Bill suggestions
The Ministry of Sports has constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Justice Mukul Mudgal, retired Chief Justice of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, to examine in detail suggestions received from various quarters to fine-tune the draft 'National Sports Development Bill'. ANI

PCB's axing of players instead of management "joke of the century": Pak newspaper
The Pakistan Cricket Board's decision of retaining its team management that officiated during the recently concluded World Cup is laughable, a Pakistani newspaper has said. ANI

Ex-ICC chief Speed slams minnow nations' ban from World Cup
Former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Malcolm Speed has criticized the decision of the game's governing body to exclude minnow nations from the 2015 World Cup. ANI

Selectors hand Clarke a squad of veterans for Bangladesh tour
Australia's National Selection Panel (NSP) has handed new captain Michael Clarke a squad of veterans for the three-match tour of Bangladesh. ANI

Black Caps wiser and stronger after World Cup
An opinion piece in the web site has concluded that the New Zealand team has emerged wiser and stronger after the 2011 World Cup, where it made it to the semi-final stage. ANI

Out of form Murray turns to former coaches of Rusedski, Agassi
Britain's top tennis player Andy Murray will temporarily turn to former coaches of Andre Agassi and Greg Rusedski to halt his alarming slump in form. ANI

Kamran must give stellar performance in domestic cricket to return to Pak team: Mohsin
Discarded Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal, whose repeated follies behind the stumps- including some vital dropped catches- cost Pakistan a lot in the recently-concluded World Cup, needs to "give an outstanding performance" in the domestic circuit to win his place back in the national team, chief selector Mohsin Hasan Khan has said. ANI

'Dropped' Razzaq blames Pak team management for his unimpressive WC performance
Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has hit out at the team management following his omission from the national squad for the West Indies tour, saying that he was not utilised to his full competence in the recently-concluded World Cup. ANI

Wayne Rooney loses 1m pounds ad deal with Coca-Cola
English footballer Wayne Rooney has lost his 1 million pounds ad deal with Coca-Cola after the emergence of a string of damaging allegations over his private life. ANI

Muralidaran granted UK work visa to play for Gloucestershire
Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralidaran, who was worried about the United Kingdom's new visa regulations, has secured a work permit to play county cricket. ANI

Stuart Law named Sri Lanka coach for tour of England
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has promoted assistant coach and former Australian batsman Stuart Law to guide the national team ahead of next month's tour of England. ANI

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