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Sports News on August 10, 2011

Modric will stay at Tottenham: Rafael van der Vaart
Tottenham star Rafael van der Vaart has insisted that Chelsea is wasting its time in trying to recruit his colleague Luka Modric. ANI

Keane backs Man U for 'easy' Premier League title win
Old Trafford legend Roy Keaneis convinced Manchester United will win this year's Premier League title "comfortably" as their rivals collapse around it. ANI

Baseball bat sales skyrocket in riot-hit UK
Baseball bats are suddenly a hot commodity in London. ANI

Westwood hopes to win first major in US
Lee Westwood wants to laugh his way to his first Major title at the US PGA this weekend. ANI

Scott ready to let clubs do talking at PGA
Adam Scott and his high-profile bagman Steve Williams are ready to let his clubs do the talking in pursuit of US PGA Championship glory. ANI

Jermaine Pennants' ex-fiance's shock over being dumped for topless model
Jermaine Pennants ex-fiance has spoken out about the pain she is going through after he left her and their son for a topless model. ANI

India struggling in Edgbaston Test
India were reduced to 75 for the loss of four wickets at lunch on the first day of the third Test against England at the Edgbaston cricket ground here on Wednesday, thanks to some incisive and penetrative bowling by the England pacers. ANI

Durham man completes 3,100-mile USA run
A Durham county man has completed a 3,100-mile run across the United States in memory of his father and brother. ANI

Gerrard still a class act: Carragher
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has warned critics not to write off club captain Steven Gerrard in spite of the fact that the latter has just returned from groin surgery in March. ANI

Sneijder interested in Man U
Wesley Sneijder has confirmed his interest in joining Manchester United, and admitted that his representatives have held informal talks with the Premier League champions. ANI

Edgbaston Test: England win toss, put India into bat
England captain Andrew Strauss has won the toss and put India into bat in the third Test match that is being played at the Edgbaston cricket ground from today. ANI

Arsenal's Chamakh says Fabregas, Nasri will leave Emirates
Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh believes his team mates Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri will be sold once manager Arsene Wenger identifies the replacements. ANI

Rooney hooker Helen Wood attacked in pub on night out
The prostitute who claims she had a threesome with Wayne Rooney while his wife was pregnant has been attacked on a night out in her local pub. ANI

Giggs' ex Imogen Thomas poses in busty bikini for 2012 calendar
Ryan Giggs' former lover Imogen Thomas enjoyed what she does best, as she flaunted her famous curves in skimpy underwear and swimwear for her 2012 calendar. ANI

Mesmerising Lankan spinner Mendis working on new delivery
Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis is developing a new delivery that could emerge in the one-day series against Australia. ANI

Australia needs to let go of its past heroes: Clarke
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke has said that the country's cricketing fraternity and fans need to let go of the heroes of the past and concentrate on the cricketing talent it holds now. ANI

Sehwag's magic touch can win a series for India, but it may be too late
Indian opener Virender Sehwag's selection in the third Test against England that begins at the Edgbaston cricket ground here from today, could be the key to India reversing its fortunes in the ongoing series, former off-spinner Vic Marks feels, but he adds that his inclusion may be just too late. ANI

Ronaldo hired two Mexican women as surrogate mums for Cristiano Jr
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly copied Michael Jackson and hired a mystery Mexican woman to be the surrogate mother of his son Cristiano Jr. ANI

Dhoni plays down Sehwag's partial deafness
Indian cricket captain M S. Dhoni has played down opener Virender Sehwag's problem with partial deafness. ANI

Bopara will bat at six for England in Edgbaston Test: Strauss
England captain Andrew Strauss has said that Essex batsman Ravi Bopara will bat at number six in the third Test to be played against India here from today. ANI

Hungary eyeing ICC slot to make mark on global cricket scene by 2012
Cricket might not be a popular game among the Hungarian youth as football, but the Hungarian Cricket League is reportedly aiming to make it big by becoming an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2012. ANI

Second T20 loss to Lanka extremely disappointing: Watson
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has described the loss to Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 international as "extremely disappointing", and still believes that the tourists "should have cruised over the line". ANI

India to continue cricket tour despite UK riots, says team manager
Expressing concern about the riots that have rocked United Kingdom over the last few days, Indian cricket team manager, Anirudh Chaudhary said that the squad would continue its tour in Birmingham despite the violence. ANI

Tiger Woods' ex flame Rachel Uchitel rakes in $330K profit after flipping NY pad
She might be in the news for all the wrong reasons, but this time Tiger Woods' former mistress Rachel Uchitel has hit the right tune. ANI

England would have pressed 'panic button' if riots had occurred in India: Gavaskar
Former Indian cricket captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has claimed that England would have 'hit the panic button' if the UK riots had occurred in India. ANI

London rejects China's fears over 2012 Olympics security
In the wake of rioting across London, Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson has assured that security plans for the next years games will be robust and firmly rejected criticisms from China's Xinhua news agency about Olympic security. ANI

Lancashire hoping to reach an agreement with PCB on Junaid's participation in Finals Day
The Lancashire County Cricket Club has expressed hope of coming to an agreement with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over pace bowler Junaid Khan's participation in the Friends Life Twenty20 Finals Day. ANI

Pak-born Oz batsman Khawaja gets Indian visa for Champions League T20
Pakistan-born Australian batsman Usman Khawaja, who was initially denied permission to travel to India, has now been granted an Indian visa. ANI

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