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Sports News on April 8, 2011

Injured Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard out for rest of season
Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has been ruled out for the rest of the season through injury. ANI

Wisden names only four 'Cricketers of the Year' excluding tainted Pak bowler Amir
Wisden has named only four instead of five 'Cricketers of the Year' for the first time since 1926, as tainted Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir has been removed from the list. ANI

Newcastle ace Barton gives his version of infamous bust-up with Dabo
Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton has reopened his feud with former Manchester City team-mate Ousmane Dabo. ANI

Barton dismisses Man City star Barry as 'teacher's pet'
Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton has launched a blistering attack on Manchester City midfield ace Gareth Barry, who was England's skipper against Ghana last week. ANI

England boss Capello says he will never pick players phone call
England boss Fabio Capello has said that he will never pick up the phone to his players. ANI

Ferdinand asks FA, fans to cherish Rooney
Rio Ferdinand came out in support of Wayne Rooney, saying it is time the FA and people started cherishing the ace striker rather than crushing him with bans and abuse. ANI

Adebayor can stay at Real Madrid permanently: Mancini
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has said that on loan striker Emmanuel Adebayor can move to Real Madrid permanently. ANI

Glenn McGrath's waterfront family home up for sale
Cricket legend Glenn McGrath's family house, which he shared with his late wife Jane, is up for sale. ANI

You're gutless, says axed Chelsea star Ray Wilkins
Axed Chelsea No 2 Ray Wilkins branded the Blues 'gutless' after the 1-0 home defeat to Manchester United in the Champions League. ANI

McClaren tells Fergie that he can't tame Rooney
Former England manager Steve McClaren has told Alex Ferguson that he can never tame star striker Wayne Rooney. ANI

Giggs bamboozled by Rooney's suspension for swearing
Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs has admitted that he is "bamboozled" by Wayne Rooney's suspension for swearing. ANI

PCB welcomes India's willingness to promote cricketing contacts with Pakistan
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has welcomed the 'positive' comments of Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, who indicated that India was open to sending its cricket team to the neighbouring country. ANI

Ex-ICC chief Speed's book reveals India-Oz Monkeygate 'collusion'
Former International Cricket Council boss Malcolm Speed has published a letter in which the Indian and Australian boards are accused of colluding in a way that could have been "disastrous for cricket" at the height of the "Monkeygate" scandal. ANI

'Fuming' Terry says no one wants Chelsea to win European Cup
Angry over his team being denied a clear-cut penalty during 1-0 home defeat by Manchester United, skipper John Terry said the whole world is against Chelsea's bid to finally lift the European Cup. ANI

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