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Sports News on August 26, 2011

England name squads for Twenty20, ODI series against India
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced squads for the forthcoming Twenty20 international and five-match ODI series against India. ANI

Watson 'thrilled' at being short-listed for ICC Awards
Australian opening batsman Shane Watson has said that he is thrilled at being short-listed for International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards, which will be presented at a ceremony in London on September 12. ANI

Tendulkar, Dhoni, Gambhir short-listed for ICC Awards
Indian bating maestro Sachin Tendulkar, captain M.S. Dhoni and opening batsman Gautam Gambhir have been short-listed for International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards, which will be presented at a ceremony in London on September 12. ANI

Tendulkar, Zaheer named in ICC Test Team of the Year
Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and fast bowler Zaheer Khan have been named in the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s Test Team of the Year. ANI

Gemma Merna set to dazzle cricket fans at Edgbaston in t20 final
'Hollyoaks' babe Gemma Merna, who joined the Lazy Bar Walkers service, is all set to dazzle cricket fans at Friends Life t20 Finals Day. ANI

Man U can win Champions League this season: Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has vowed to put last season's Champions League final defeat against Barcelona behind the team in the most emphatic way - by winning this season's tournament. ANI

Button wants to emulate Schumacher at Belgian Grand Prix
British Formula One racer Jenson Button has not ruled out the prospect of emulating the remarkable feat Michael Schumacher will chalk up in Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix. ANI

Flower to use West Indies T20 series to help England prepare for World Cup
England coach Andy Flower is likely to pick a full strength side for next month's two Twenty20 internationals against the West Indies to prepare for the World Cup in Sri Lanka. ANI

Liverpool hopeful of welcoming Bellamy back
Welsh international striker Craig Bellamy is waiting to reach an agreeable compensation package with Manchester City before deciding whether to complete a remarkable return to Liverpool on a free transfer. ANI

Chelsea ponder on œ40 mln bid to get Modric away from Tottenham
Chelsea are considering a bid of 40 million pounds for Luka Modric to finally persuade Tottenham Hotspur to sell the midfielder. ANI

Tiger Woods to play in Melbourne Presidents Cup Golf series: Fred Couples
Tiger Woods will be a part of American squad for Presidents Cup Golf showdown against International players team in Melbourne. ANI

Capello turns to Man U class of 2011 for England recognition
Fabio Capello has turned to Manchester United's exciting crop of rising stars as he prepares to name the England squad for the vital Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Wales. ANI

'Captain Marvel' Bryan Robson claims beating throat cancer
Former England football captain Bryan Robson, nicknamed 'Captain Marvel', has declared that he has beaten throat cancer after receiving a clean chit in the letter from the doctor who treated him. ANI

Ashley Cole, ex Cheryl scrap holiday trip to Branson's Caribbean mansion
Footballer Ashley Cole and his ex Cheryl, who are apparently now reconciled, have cancelled their plans for a romantic trip to Sir Richard Branson's Caribbean mansion after a massive fire broke out earlier this week. ANI

After moving to Man City, Nasri says Arsenal lack 'ambition'
New Manchester City star Samir Nasri has lashed out at Arsenal saying they 'lack ambition' and did not try hard to keep him in the club. ANI

Coleen Rooney taking 21-month-old son for underwater swimming!
Coleen Rooney is taking her son Kai to special training classes where he will learn how to swim underwater. ANI

NSW seamer Copeland stakes a claim for Oz Test spot
New South Wales seamer Trent Copeland has made an immediate and compelling argument for a Test debut, emerging as the standout performer for Australia in a match against the Sri Lanka Board President's XI. ANI

Museum in UK county honours former Indian cricketer Ranji
Authorities in Eangland's Hove city on Wednesday dedicated a portion of the Sussex Cricket Museum in the memory of late cricketer, K. S. Ranjit Singh Ji, after whom the premier Indian domestic cricket championship, Ranji Trophy is named. ANI

'Out-of-favour' Afridi, Kaneria to lead Karachi teams in National T20 Championship
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, who has retired from international cricket, will be seen in action in National Twenty20 Championship next month. ANI

Team India registers its first win against Sussex
Brighton, Aug 26 After being severely criticised for loosing the four Test match series against England, the Indian cricket team finally tasted success by winning the first practice one-day match against Sussex in Brighton on Thursday. ANI

Derbyshire to host India, Pakistan football game
The English county of Derbyshire is to host the first football match between India and Pakistan in Britain. ANI

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