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Sports News on July 23, 2011

Ferguson reassures Nani of his place at Man U
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insists that winger Nani will have a crucial part to play as the club bids to retain the Premier League title. ANI

F1 crown has lost its value due to surfeit of winners: Hamilton
British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has said that the world championship title has lost its value in recent years due to the surfeit of winners. ANI

Darren Clarke went on 24-pint booze-bender following Brit Open win!
Golfer Darren Clarke has been celebrating his British Open victory with Guinness ever since he picked up the Claret Jug. ANI

Nadal beats Wimbledon blues by clinging to hot girlfriend on beach
Tennis player Rafael Nadal was spotted clinging to his hot girlfriend's shoulder during a holiday in Mallorca. ANI

Aussie Damien Wright appointed New Zealand's new bowling coach
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has appointed Australia's Damien Wright as the new bowling coach. ANI

'Dhoni has clinched endorsements worth over 200 crore rupees since July 2010'
New Delhi, July 23(AN): New Delhi-based Rhiti Sports Management company has revealed that Indian cricket captain M. S. Dhoni has clinched business worth over 200 crore rupees since they signed him in July 2010. ANI

Mourinho wins Real Madrid battle to hold more power
Jose Mourinho's power base at Real Madrid will now grow significantly, as he has been appointed as the club's "sporting manager of football". ANI

Drogba confident of winning Chelsea striker spot for next season
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is convinced that he will win the fight for the right to lead the team's attack next season. ANI

Harry Potter's Quidditch has huge following in India
Quidditch, a sport which author JK Rowling introduced in the Harry Potter series, is fast becoming famous all over the world and in India too. ANI

Wenger working hard to strengthen Arsenal's defence
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that he is doing everything he can to address the club's biggest weakness - their frail defensive unit. ANI

'Modric worth awful lot more money than 35 million pounds' says coach Redknapp
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has said that his club is eyeing a price of more than 35 million pounds for Luka Modric. ANI

Chelsea has no space for more foreign players
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is on a mission to sign up the best English talent, as he has no room left for any foreign player. ANI

Mancini wants to 'control' Manchester City like Ferguson does Man U
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that he wants more control at the club like Sir Alex Ferguson has at Manchester United. ANI

Manchester City set to sign Aguero for 38 million pounds
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is set to sign Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero for for 38 million pounds. ANI

Nasri likely to snub Arsenal's contract extension deal
Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri will snub the 115,000 pounds-a-week contract being offered by the club in the hope of forcing a 20 million pound move to Manchester City. ANI

11-year-old British boy emerging as star spinner despite having no forearms
An 11-year-old disabled British boy, Kearan Tongue-Gibbs, has been displaying astonishing ability at cricket - despite having no hands or forearms. ANI

Pak tennis star Aisamul Haq donates $10,000 for flood victims' rehab
Pakistan's tennis star Aisamul Haq has announced a donation of 10,000 dollars for flood donation recovery activities in the country. ANI

Pak needs to groom young captain fast to replace 'ageing' Misbah: Waqar Younis
Coach Waqar Younis has urged Pakistan to groom a young captain, indicating that age might soon catch up with the current skipper Misbah-ul Haq. ANI

Becks feasts on animated bugs after being offered $10 by cartoons!
David Beckham left onlookers shocked when he feasted on a plate of nasty bugs on the animated talk show 'Take Two With Phineas and Ferb'. ANI

David Beckham set to launch new men's fragrance
Footballer David Beckham is set to launch a new men's fragrance in September. ANI

Waqar urges Miandad and Akram to help Pak youngsters
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has appealed to former cricketers Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram to come forward and help the young players ahead of the Zimbabwe tour. ANI

Tejaswini Sawant, Jwala Gutta 'extremely happy' over making the cut for Arjuna awards
India's first woman world champion shooter Tejaswini Sawant, who has been recommended for the prestigious Arjuna award, has said that she was happy for the acknowledgement of her achievements. ANI

Ryan Giggs' ex Imogen Thomas dumps footballers for boxers
Ryan Giggs' secret lover Imogen Thomas, who has sworn off footballers for good, has apparently set her sights on boxers. ANI

'Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna' honour will motivate me to do better: Gagan Narang
Ace Indian shooter Gagan Narang, who notched up four gold medals at last year's Delhi Commonwealth Games, has expressed delight for being recommended for the highest sports award of the country, the 'Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna' award. ANI

Sacked caddie Williams says he 'wasted' last two years of his life with Tiger
Tiger Woods' sacked caddie, Steve Williams, has said that he wasted the last two years of his life by staying with the former world number one. ANI

Warnie joins Hurley on her South Africa cosmetics tour
Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne has joined his new love Elizabeth Hurley on a cosmetics tour for Estee Lauder to South Africa. ANI

'I've never worked harder to reach three figures', says Pietersen
England batsman Kevin Pietersen's third double century put his team in command of the Lord's Test against India, but he admitted that he had never worked harder to reach three figures. ANI

'Lion-hearted' Praveen Kumar stars for India after Zaheer injury blow in Lord's Test
Team India, reduced to three specialist bowlers in the absence of injured fast bowler Zaheer Khan, had their hero in fast bowler Praveen Kumar who took a five-wicket haul on the second day of the Lord's Test against England. ANI

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