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Sports News on August 11, 2011

Edgbaston Test: England consolidate position against India
England opners Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook have consolidated their team's response to India's first innings total of 234 all out by taking their partnership to 157 on the second day of the third cricket Test being played at the Edgbaston cricket ground. ANI

Man City ready to pitch for Cerci if they don't land Nasri
Manchester City are ready to sign Italian winger Alessio Cerci if they fail to land Arsenal's Samir Nasri. ANI

Chelsea steps up pursuit of Brazilian star Neymar
Chelsea has stepped up their pursuit of Brazilian strike ace Neymar. ANI

Ex-Man U star Neville says Liverpool haven't a chance in title race
Ex-Manchester United star Gary Neville has told old rivals Liverpool that their desperate 21-year wait for the title is set to continue. ANI

Redknapp says Premier League stars must help riot kids
Tottenham Hotspur coach Harry Redknapp wants Premier League stars to help find an answer to Britain's riots. ANI

No problem with teaming up with Hamilton at Ferrari, says Alonso
Spanish Formula One racing driver Fernando Alonso has said that he would have no problem with McLaren ace Lewis Hamilton joining him at Ferrari. ANI

London riots: Tottenham-Everton Premier League match postponed
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has confirmed that Saturday's fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton has been postponed due to the ongoing riots in London. ANI

Walcott mansion robbers jailed
Two burglars who broke into the family home of footballer Theo Walcott as he played in a Champions League game have been jailed. ANI

Injured Torres doubtful for Chelsea's Premier League opener
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres could be ruled out of the club's Premier League opener against Stoke City on Sunday, as he is recuperating from a mild concussion suffered while playing for Spain. ANI

Woods refuses to speculate on ex-caddie Williams comments
Hoping to return to major form at the PGA Championship that begins here from today, American golfer Tiger Woods dodged the Steve Williams issue, but did admit he was surprised about his former caddie being so talkative after Adam Scott's win at the Bridgestone Invitational. ANI

Fabregas on the brink of 36 million pound move to Barcelona
Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is reportedly on the brink of sealing his dream move to Barcelona, but the midfielder will have to fork out 4.5 million pounds from his own pocket to do it. ANI

Lampard 'fit' for Chelsea's Premier League opener
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard looks set to start the Premier League season for the club despite pulling out of England's friendly against Holland with a sore throat. ANI

Tendulkar, Dravid, Zaheer nominated for ICC awards
Indian stars Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan have been nominated for the prestigious ICC 'Cricketer of the Year' (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) and 'Test Player of the Year' awards, which will be presented in London on September 12. ANI

Hope Solo's tweets hint at nude spread in ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'
US soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo may pose nude for ESPN the Magazine's upcoming 'Body Issue', if her Twitter updates are to believed. ANI

Donald Trump says windfarm near his 'dream' golf resort will kill coastline view
American business magnate Donald Trump has criticised a plan to build an offshore windfarm near his golf resort saying the plan will obstruct the view from the resort. ANI

Misbah, five other Pak players nominated for ICC Awards 2011
Pakistan's skipper Misbahul Haq has been nominated in two categories- the 'Test Player of the Year' and the 'Cricketer of the Year'- for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards 2011. ANI

Bresnan hails England's 'hunting in a pack mentality'
England fast bowler Tim Bresnan has hailed his team's "hunting in a pack mentality" after World No.1 Test team India were skittled for 224 on the first day of the Edgbaston Test. ANI

Murray says 'doing well' in Cincinnati will boost his US Open chances
Tennis ace Andy Murray is counting on a return to form in the Cincinnati Open next week to boost his hopes of glory in the US Open. ANI

Edgbaston Test: Fletcher blames English conditions for India's batting failure
Indian cricket team coach Duncan Fletcher has admitted that the side is finding it difficult to cope with the swinging and seaming conditions of England. ANI

Nike to slash Tiger Woods' deal in half if he fails to win US PGA Championship
American golfer Tiger Woods faces another massive hit in the pocket if he fails to win this week's US PGA Championship. ANI

Gerrard polled top gay icon by homosexual football fans
Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has become the most fancied player among homosexual football fans after being voted the Premier League's 'Hottest Player'. ANI

Awarding central contract to Razzaq "backward step" by PCB: Aamer Sohail
The Pakistan Cricket Board's decision to award the central contract to 31-year-old all-rounder Abdul Razzaq is "a backward step", former chief selector Aamer Sohail has said. ANI

Warnie 'not waltzing down the aisle with Liz Hurley anytime soon'
Shane Warne's camp has ruled out the reports that he has proposed to his new love Elizabeth Hurley. ANI

2012 U19-cricket World Cup team groupings announced
Team groupings for the 2012 U19-cricket World Cup in Australia have been finalized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). ANI

Australia must 'continue to learn, continue to get better' says Clarke
Australian captain Michael Clarke has told his teammates that they have set a standard to build on with their victory over Sri Lanka in the first ODI at Kandy. ANI

Ecclestone adamant on Premier League matches going ahead as planned
Queens Park Rangers (QPR) co-owner Bernie Ecclestone has ruled out the possibility of postponing Premier League matches in the 2011-12 season, claiming that postponements would send a "terrible message" to the rest of the world. ANI

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