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Sports News on July 17, 2011

F1 rejects canopy proposals for car cockpits
The Formula One governing body has rejected the proposals to fit car cockpits with F-16 type safety canopies. ANI

Now, Novak Djokovic shows his football artistry in St Tropez
World No.1 tennis pro Novak Djokovic was spotted showing his football skills in the Mediterranean. ANI

Holland coach urges Sneijder to join Man U
Dutch footballer Wesley Sneijder has been told to join Manchester United by the man who manages his international career, Holland coach Bert van Marwijk. ANI

Akram disappointed over Mohammad Amir's career going off the rails
Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram has expressed his disappointment over fast bowler Mohammad Amir's international career going off the rails because of a spot fixing scandal last year in England. ANI

Wenger blasts Mancini for Nasri comments
Angered by Manchester's City's pursuit for Samir Nasri, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has accused City manager Roberto Mancini of 'lacking respect' and playing 'against the rules of the game'. ANI

Laxman desperate to get first ton in England
Indian middle-order batsman V.V.S. Laxman is looking to get his first Test hundred on England soil, 15 years after making his international debut. ANI

Beckham to sue newspaper over phone hacking
David Beckham is reportedly considering suing News of the World newspaper for allegedly hacking his phone. ANI

Broad's bowling form worries skipper Strauss
England captain Andrew Strauss has admitted that Stuart Broad's poor form is a worry for his team ahead of the first test against India. ANI

Ashley Cole 'romped with airhostess while wooing ex-wife Cheryl back'
Ashley Cole slept with a beautiful air stewardess just days before he flew back to London to seal his reunion with Cheryl with a passionate public kiss at her 28th birthday party, it has been revealed. ANI

Cheryl Cole in 'reconciliation' doubts after tussle with Ashley over ex-Derek
Cheryl Cole is aghast with doubts whether to give love rat Ashley a second chance or not after the couple had a serious verbal row over her ex Derek Hough. ANI

China nod to visas for five-member Arunachal Karate team

England name 12-man squad for first Test against India
The England selectors today named a 12-man squad for the first npower Test match against India at Lord's, commencing Thursday July 21. ANI

'I am not English, I just work here' says Pietersen
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has sparked a new controversy about his South African connection and British citizenship after announcing 'I am not English, I just work here.' ANI

NOTW scandal could derail News Corp's F1 buyout bid: Ecclestone
Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corporation's planned purchase of the motorsport could fail because he does not want the sport on pay-TV and due to the News of the World scandal. ANI

Sneijder's wife holds key to 35 million pound Man U move
Dutch footballer Wesley Sneijder's TV presenter wife Yolanthe could hold the key to breaking the deadlock in his proposed 35 million pound move to Manchester United. ANI

Chinese gymnast champion chased by police for begging, busking
A former gymnastics champion in China was chased out of a commercial street area by police after engaging in unauthorized begging and a street performance. ANI

Kallis, Dravid have helped me evolve as a cricketer: Eoin Morgan
England's Irish-origin middle order batsman Eoin Morgan has credited South Africa's Jacques Kallis and India's Rahul Dravid for his marked improvement as a player at the international level. ANI

Pak cricketers told to pay their taxes
Pakistan's Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) has warned cricketers to pay their taxes or face action. ANI

'We will try to prevent Tendulkar from getting his 100th ton,' says Strauss
England cricket captain Andrew Strauss has said that while admires Sachin Tendulkar for his achievements in the game, as also for the manner in which he has carried himself on and off the field, his team will try to prevent the master from reaching his 100th international ton during the forthcoming series that begins from July 21. ANI

Team India hits back, says Umpire Harper's allegations unwarranted
Team India has described retired international umpire Daryl Harper's charge that captain M S Dhoni tried to intimidate him, as unwarranted. ANI

Tennis star Aisamul, UK-based Pak girl Faha get engaged
Pakistan tennis star Aisamul-Haq Qureshi has got engaged with a Britain-based Pakistani girl, Faha Makhdum. ANI

Quit Chelsea and settle down with me in LA, Cheryl Cole tells ex-Ashley
Cheryl Cole has asked her ex-husband Ashley to dump his contract with Chelsea and move to Los Angeles if he wants to settle down with her. ANI

Australia done and dusted, needs to ring in changes to perform at best again: Jones
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones just can't believe it is taking almost half-a-year for Cricket Australia and the Don Argus-led committee to determine what is responsible for Australia's drop in rankings from number one to number five. ANI

Pup's bond with lingerie brand 'Bonds' ends due to 'image concerns'
Australian cricket captain Michael 'Pup' Clarke has dumped lingerie brand Bonds from his list of sponsors due to image concerns. ANI

Becks slammed by population experts for 4th child
David and Victoria Beckham, who proudly welcomed their fourth child Harper Seven last week, have come under attack from population experts for being bad role models for families. ANI

Oz Big Bash: McCullum signs up for Brisbane Heat
Hard-hitting New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum has signed up to play for Brisbane Heat in the upcoming Twenty20 Big Bash League in Australia. ANI

'I quit Arsenal to win trophies with Man City,' says French defender Clichy
French defender Gael Clichy has reportedly turned down a lucrative new contract with Arsenal to join Manchester City because he was fed up with the Gunners failure to win trophies. ANI

Tiger Woods' ex-wife dating his ex-mistress' ex-boyfriend!
Tiger Woods' estranged wife Elin Nordegren's new beau once dated Rachel Uchitel, the former golf champion's alleged 'mistress number one', it has been revealed. ANI

Warnie is naturally handsome, says lover Liz Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley has hit back at rumours of her boyfriend Shane Warne using make-up and lip-gloss, saying that he is naturally handsome and his beauty comes as a by-product of his genes. ANI

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