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Sports News on July 24, 2011

England lose five wickets at lunch on fourth day of Lord's Test
England were precariously placed 72 for the loss of five wickets of 31 overs at lunch in their second innings on the fourth day of the first Test being played at the Lord's cricket ground here, with an overall lead of 260 against India. ANI

Bora Bora snaps sold for $30K to fetch Bingle 'tidy sum'
Lara Bingle and Danny Cipriani's photographs that were taken during their Bora Bora romantic trip will fetch the former 'Dancing With The Stars' contestant a tidy sum. ANI

Table tennis gaining popularity among Jorhat youth
Table tennis is gaining enormous popularity among sports enthusiasts in Assam. ANI

Darren Clarke's ladylove helped one-time 'Prince of Darkness' to find peace and happiness
British Open champion golfer Darren Clarke, who now appears to be quite jovial, used to be a different person altogether before he met his fiancee Alison Campbell. ANI

Lara Bingle plans to take out AVO on war against paparazzi
Lara Bingle has revealed that she would declare war on paparazzi and take legal action against controversial photographer Jamie Fawcett and his agency, Oceanic Media Group. ANI

Mike Sandle is new Black Caps manager
Mike Sandle has been appointed as New Zealand cricket teams manager, replacing Dave Currie. ANI

Darren Clarke now eyeing Ryder Cup spot
Northern Ireland golfer Darren Clarke is aiming to start a "new career" in golf by getting back into the Ryder Cup team. ANI

Change in anything is good, says Tiger Woods' ex-caddie
American golfer Tiger Woods' former caddie, Steve Williams, has said that he will now be a full-time caddie for Australian golfer Adam Scott. ANI

Clarke confident about rebuilding Oz team in Sri Lanka
Michael Clarke has said he is excited about the challenge of leading Australia into a new cricketing age, starting with next month's tour of Sri Lanka. ANI

Phone hacking led to footie George Best's death, says ex-wife
The former wife of the late footballer George Best believes that his death was hastened by the News of the World phone hacking. ANI

Lampard designed fiancee Bleakley's 'slightly too big' engagement ring
'Daybreak' star Christine Bleakley has revealed that her footballer fiance Frank Lampard has designed her engagement ring. ANI

Golfer Rory McIlroy dating tennis world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki
Super hot golfer Rory McIlroy, who recently broke up with his girlfriend of six years, has hooked up with current tennis world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki. ANI

Neutral venue: SLC deny confirming UAE series with Pakistan
Pakistan's 'home' series against Sri Lanka scheduled for the UAE is now in jeopardy after a newspaper reporting claiming that Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have not yet agreed to play at the chosen venues despite the arrangements having already begun. ANI

Broad silenced his critics while Pietersen showed a different side at Lord's: Prior
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior believes that fast bowler Stuart Broad has recaptured his form and lauded his performance in the ongoing Lord's Test against India. ANI

Manchester City won't accept cut-price deal for Tevez
Manchester City has told captain Carlos Tevez that if any club wants to sign him they will have to pay manager Roberto Mancini's original 50 million pounds asking price. ANI

Webber on pole position for German Grand Prix
Red Bull's Mark Webber will start Sunday's German Grand Prix on pole position after a thrilling final qualifying session at Nurburgring. ANI

Tyson Fury beats Dereck Chisora to take British heavyweight title
British boxing ace Tyson Fury has defeated Zimbabwe-born Dereck Chisora on points to become the new British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion after a brutal fight at Wembley Arena. ANI

Mancini aiming to win Premier League, Champions League
After becoming the first Manchester City manager since Tony Book 35 years ago to win a trophy by lifting the FA Cup in May, Roberto Mancini believes that he must build on that success if he is to be rewarded by the club's Abu Dhabi-based owners with an extended deal. ANI

'Love rat' Giggs too well liked to get abuse: Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that winger Ryan Giggs will not be the target for fan abuse next season. ANI

Clarke believes he has more personality than McIlroy
British Open champion Darren Clarke believes he has more personality than U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy, and plans to see off his old protege in the race for BBC Sports Personality of the Year. ANI

FA treats Man U 'differently', says Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has accused the Football Association (FA) of double standards in their treatment of his club. ANI

Finally, 'it is all over' between Cheryl Cole and ex Ashley
Cheryl Cole has finally decided that she will never return back to her former footballer husband Ashley. ANI

'Patriotic' Beckham all set to be 'Sir' David by year-end
David Beckham is all set to receive an honorary knighthood from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II by the end of this year. ANI

FICA chief Tim May backing Harper against BCCI's influence
Federation of International Cricketers Associations (FICA) chief executive Tim May has joined former Australian umpire Daryl Harper in condemning the amount of influence the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) currently has on the global game. ANI

Bin Hammam vows to fight his FIFA life ban for bribery
FIFA executive committee member and Asian Football Confederation president Mohamed bin Hammam has declared 'war' on FIFA president Sepp Blatter, and vowed to clear his name after being banned from all international and national football activity for life for being found guilty of bribery. ANI

'Sachin has been a great inspiration', says Rahul Dravid
Indian batsman Rahul Dravid has insisted that he has no problems with the focus being on Sachin Tendulkar after ensuring India avoided the follow-on in the first Test against England at Lord's with a typically well-made hundred. ANI

Dhoni facing one Test ban over India's slow over-rate
Indian cricket captain M.S. Dhoni is facing a one-match Test ban unless his team manages to increase their bowling over-rate in the ongoing Lord's Test against England. ANI

Brit boxer Amir Khan knocks out Judah to win IBF crown
British boxing ace Amir Khan has added the IBF light-welterweight title to his WBA crown with a fifth round knockout of American Zab Judah in Las Vegas. ANI

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