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Sports News on July 25, 2011

Mark Cavendish owes his Green Jersey achievement to 'Peta Power'
Cycling champ Mark Cavendish, who has become the first Briton to clinch the Tour de France's coveted Green Jersey, has revealed that it is Page 3 girl Peta Todd who inspired him. ANI

Sidelined skipper Gerrard watches Coldplay before Liverpool's EPL defeat
Injured Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was spotted watching Coldplay in London with some of his mates, just hours before his team suffered a defeat in the Premier League against Hull City. ANI

England make inroads into Indian batting in Lord's Test
England took three crucial Indian wickets in the first session on the final day of the Lord's Test, to leave the visitors on 142 for the loss of four wickets. ANI

Now, a sports bra that will 'banish the bounce'
Scientists have developed a sports bra that they claim will not only support the br**ts but also "banish the bounce". ANI

Coleen Rooney's pals chase Wayne's hooker from nightclub
Hooker Jenny Thompson, who was involved in a three-in-a-bed romp with Wayne Rooney, was chased out of a nightclub by Coleen's friends after they came to know that she was trying to get in. ANI

Cheating footie stars were targets of NotW hacking
It has been revealed that love-rat footballers like Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Cole and Peter Crouch, were victims of the News of the World phone hacking. ANI

Big Bash crucial for cricket: Hayden
Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden believes that the Big Bash Twenty20 League is key to the survival of cricket in Australia. ANI

Ex-Oz footballer Andrew Lovett acquitted in rape case
Former St Kilda footballer Andrew Lovett has walked free from court after a jury rejected a model's claim that he had raped her at a teammate's apartment. ANI

Beckham yearns to play for England in London Olympics
Former England and now L A Galaxy star David Beckham believes that he has at least two more years in football and yearns to play for Great Britain in the London Olympics next year. ANI

Evra tells Nasri to join Man U if he wants to win trophies
Patrice Evra has told Samir Nasri to forget Arsenal and Manchester City and join him at Old Trafford. ANI

Clarke was 'almost broke' before Brit Open winning cheque
The manager of British Open winner Darren Clarke has revealed that his client had a major cash crisis before picking up the winner's cheque. ANI

Andre Villas-Boas backs ageing Chelsea stars
Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas is backing his golden oldies to deliver the expected titles in the 2011-12 season. ANI

Ex-Miss Ireland spent night with Ashley Cole talking about why he cheated
Former Miss Ireland Collette McBarron has claimed that on the night she slept over at love rat Ashley Cole's house they did nothing but talk about his marriage to Cheryl and why he cheated on her. ANI

'Philanthropic' Beckhams donate $9K gifts to LA charity
David Beckham and his wife Victoria showed their charitable side by donating all the gifts they received, as new parents, to charity. ANI

Pakistan's chief selector under fire over selections for national camp
Pakistan's chief selector Mohsin Khan has landed in a fresh controversy over the late inclusion of some players for a fast track coaching camp at National Cricket Academy in Lahore. ANI

ICC chief Lorgat hits back at Waugh's cricket corruption claims
International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Haroon Lorgat has hit back at former Australian captain Steve Waugh's claim that 56 cricketers reported illegal approaches by bookmakers to the governing body last year. ANI

Beckham wants Man Un to sign Sneijder
Ex-England football skipper David Beckham wants Manchester United to sign Dutch star Wesley Sneijder because he believes he is a talented player who could fit in with the Old Trafford squad.he ex-England skipper knows all about Inter Milan's Dutch schemer, who replaced him at Real Madrid. ANI

Akmal, Malik wait for Pakistan comeback call
Pakistan's wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal and former captain Shoaib Malik are hopeful that they will make a comeback to the national side soon. ANI

'Slumdog' director denied permission to use athletes' in London Olympics opening show
The director of the Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire", Danny Boyle, has reportedly been denied permission to use British athletes' in the opening ceremony of next year's London Olympics. ANI

Ferdinand asks Man U mates to end poor away form
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has appealed to his teammates to improve on their away form as it takes a toll on the overall performance. ANI

Wenger for crackdown on illegal player approaches
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has demanded a crackdown on illegal approaches to players as he fights to keep Samir Nasri at the Gunners. ANI

Sandle delighted to take over as Black Caps manager
New Zealand team manager Mike Sandle has vowed that he will not be making headlines for the wrong reasons. ANI

Zaheer Khan's tips helped me bowl better in second innings: Ishant Sharma
Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma praised Zaheer Khan for guiding him to bowl better in English conditions. ANI

Sikh cricket fan denied entry to lord's
Baptized Sikh cricket fan Gurdev Singh was denied access to the Lord's cricket ground on Sunday after he was found to be carrying a traditional Kirpan (dagger). ANI

Prior says it will be 'hugely frustrating' if England fails to 'finish off India' on final day
England wicketkeeper batsman Matt Prior has said that his side should be able to bowl India out on the final day of play at lords today. ANI

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