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Sports News on July 16, 2011

Barcelona mayor accuses Arsenal of 'kidnapping' Fabregas to scuttle transfer
Cesc Fabregas's hometown mayor has accused Arsenal of kidnapping the star skipper. ANI

Arsenal eyeing œ14 million bid for Anderlecht's Romelu Lukaku
Premier League giants Arsenal have pitched a 14 million pound bid for Anderlecht's Romelu Lukaku. ANI

Zaheer taunts Strauss ahead of Lord's Test
Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan has turned up the heat on England captain Andrew Strauss ahead of the first Test, which starts on July 21 at Lord's, by slamming his decision to play in the practice game between India and Somerset. ANI

No burden on 'World No.1' Team India to prove anything: Zaheer
Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan is confident that his team can continue the run as the World No.1 Test team over the four-match series against England. ANI

Have to master all forms of cricket and stay for long time to be remembered, says Warner
Australian batsman David Warner has said that it is important to play all forms of cricket and stay at the peak of career for long time to be remembered by others. ANI

Confrontation policy with ICC will sound 'death-knell' for Pak cricket: analyst
The 'undemocratic setup' of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) can be changed by implementing the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Pakistan Task Team (PTT) recommendations, a veteran Pakistani cricket analyst has said. ANI

My greatest achievement is my family, says David Beckham
Soccer idol David Beckham has revealed his greatest achievement - his family. ANI

'Lionhearted' Warner gets 'adrenalin rush' as he cuddles up to cub in Africa
Australian batsman David Warner experienced an unexpected adrenalin rush as he as he cuddled up to a lion cub at a Zimbabwean game park. ANI

Owen optimistic about better performance for Man U next season
Manchester United star Michael Owen has said that he wants to prove he is still a top-class striker, despite starting just four games for the club last season. ANI

Posh's favourite author behind baby Harper Seven's name, says Becks
English footballer David Beckham has revealed the reason behind his new born baby girl, Harper Seven's name, saying that she has been named after his wife Victoria's favourite author. ANI

Becks 'learning to be delicate dad' to baby daughter Harper Seven
David Beckham has revealed that he has been learning to be more 'delicate' with his newborn daughter Harper Seven than what he had been with his three boys. ANI

Phil Hughes snapped up by Oz Twenty20 Big Bash team Sydney Thunder
Sydney Thunder, a franchise in Australia's newly-announced Twenty20 competition the Big Bash League, has confirmed the signing of opening batsman Phillip Hughes. ANI

Man U unveils new striking blue and black away kit for its 'Red Devils'
Reigning Premier League champions Manchester United will play in a striking blue and black away kit this season. ANI

Banishing alcohol made Trott mainstay of England batting
England batsman Jonathan Trott has admitted that drinking made him "go nuts" and giving up alcohol made helped him become a mainstay of the England side since 2009. ANI

ICC Task Force likely to visit Pakistan after PCB diatribe
The International Cricket Council's (ICC) Pakistan Task Team (PTT) is likely to visit Pakistan soon. ANI

Warnie doesn't wear make-up or lip gloss, says lover girl Liz Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley has defended her current boyfriend Shane Warne against rumours that the former Aussie cricketer wears make-up and lip-gloss. ANI

Giggs' ex-Imogen Thomas set to make jaws drop with bar wench role
Imogen Thomas is set to see her sex appeal soaring by taking up a job as a bar wench in an episode of Richard Bacon's Beer And Pizza Club. ANI

Cheryl's Playboy model love rival wants to 'know truth about her and ex Ashley'
Looks like Cheryl Cole has got competition from love-rival Playboy model Kayla Collins over her former footballer husband Ashley. ANI

Tokyo to bid for 2020 Olympics
The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) has formally put Tokyo in the race to host the 2020 Olympics. ANI

Tiger Woods income falling, Nike docks him millions in pay as penalty
Ace golfer Tiger Woods signed a deal to endorse a Japanese pain-relief rub because he is running out of money after his divorce settlement and has also lost several lucrative endorsement deals in the wake of his sex scandal, according to Forbes Magazine. ANI

Ashley Cole accused of enjoying tryst with 3 women while wooing ex Cheryl!
Looks like philandering footballer Ashley Cole will now be facing a hard time in winning back the trust of his former wife Cheryl.t least three girls are set to claim that they enjoyed recent liaisons with the Chelsea footballer around the time he was trying to woo Cheryl earlier this month. ANI

'Legendary' umpire Dickie Bird turns tour guide for crazed fans in hometown!
Former umpiring legend Dickie Bird turned out in different colours in his hometown of Barnsley, by guiding a group of tourists for sightseeing. ANI

Ferdinand demands more respect for Man U record breakers
Ace defender Rio Ferdinand has asked to show more respect to Manchester United's record breaking players after the club won their 19th Premier League title. ANI

Mohamed Bin Hammam refuses to speak to investigators
FIFA member Mohamed Bin Hammam, who has been suspended on charges of bribery, has refused to speak to investigators or provide his bank records during the probe into allegations that he paid cash gifts to Caribbean football officials. ANI

BMW unveils its 'green' bicycle fleet to keep 2012 London Olympics eco-friendly
German car giant BMW has unveiled its first 'green vehicle' for the London 2012 Olympic games- a bicycle. ANI

Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin hooks up with American billionaire's son
Looks like Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren has overcome the shocking involvement of her then husband with as many as 14 mistresses, as she has now hooked up with a rich American investor, according to reports. ANI

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