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Sports News on August 5, 2011

Liz McColgan held for beating husband after 'amicable' split
Former Scottish athlete Liz McColgan has been charged with repetitively punching her estranged husband. ANI

Ashley feels Jay-Z business ties will make people 'fall in love with him' again
Ashley Cole believes deep down that some people still love him despite his recent 'love rat' image, and that his public image will soon be bolstered with the aid of his business links with rapper Jay-Z. ANI

Wayne Rooney hooker 'rejects show offer in fear of meeting his cousin'
Wayne Rooney's former hooker Jenny Thompson has turned down an offer to star in new TV show 'Desperate Scousewives' in the fear of meeting his cousin. ANI

Steven Gerrard met by pregnant wife, daughters after hospital discharge
England footballer Steven Gerrard was met by his pregnant wife Alex and two daughters after he was discharged from the hospital. ANI

Pay sum equivalent to EPL salary to become neighbours to Rooney, Terry
A Premier League list compiled by estate agents has identified the properties of elite footballers and their WAGs, which one can only buy if he/she has a salary equivalent to an EPL player. ANI

Peter Crouch's 5 month-old baby girl giving him 'height' competition
Looks like Peter Crouch has genetically influenced her baby daughter as well, as she is now posing a great threat to the spurs footballer's towering height with her quick growth. ANI

'Holidaying' Tamara Ecclestone 'flaunts curves in drooping bikini'
Tamara Ecclestone left little to the imagination as she showed off her amazing body in a drooping bikini while enjoying a holiday trip in Sardinia. ANI

Tennis legend McEnroe hosts karaoke party in Malibu
American tennis legend John McEnroe proved he is still a stud off the court when he joined singer-songwriter Kid Rock in an extended vocalizing session at Cafe Habana in Malibu for a karaoke party earlier this week. ANI

Now, a game that needs both brain and brawn - chess-boxing!
An unusual pastime that is drawing attention from around the world is chess-boxing, which sees competitors face off in the ultimate clash of brains and brawn. ANI

Rooney ready to start 2011-12 season with a bang against Man City
Star striker Wayne Rooney is determined to start the new season 'with a bang' - by putting Manchester City in their place in Sunday's Community Shield shootout. ANI

Damon Hill tips Hamilton, Button to battle Vettel for F1 title
Damon Hill reckons that both Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button can challenge current leader Sebastian Vettel for the 2011-12 Formula One title. ANI

Asafa Powell not ready to waste his chances again
Three years ago, Asafa Powell was the fastest man on the planet over a distance of 100 meters (9.78 seconds). Since then, fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt has sidelined him, and now, he insists that he won't waste his chances again in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics. ANI

Independent audit slams two S. African cricket officials
An independent audit has found Cricket South Africa chief executive Gerald Majola and another official violated corporate law by secretly awarding themselves hefty bonuses. ANI

ACA fights to get payments for Champions League players
The Australian Cricketers' Association has told Champions League organisers they run the risk of Australian players boycotting future tournaments if they do not honour timelines for player payments. ANI

Skipper Clarke yet to meet spinner Lyon, but is confident he will deliver
Australian captain Michael Clarke is yet to meet off-spinner Nathan Lyon, a shock Test selection for the tour of Sri Lanka, but is confident he will deliver for the visitors during the tour. ANI

T20s perfect way for Aussies to get going in Lanka: Lee
Veteran quick Brett Lee believes Australia's decision to start its tour of Sri Lanka with two Twenty20 matches is the perfect way to get the series under way. ANI

Shane Warne is addicted to diet shake, says footie supplier Steven Baker
Spin king Shane Warne, who recently revealed he lost more than 12kg in four months, had claimed that it was not his girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley but a fitness scheme of his own that helped him achieve the feat. ANI

Indian cricket team sweats it out ahead of practice match
Despite rains, the Indian cricket team was sweated it out at practice at the Northants County ground in Northampton on Thursday ANI

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