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Sports News on July 30, 2011

Eriksson backing Mourinho for England manager job
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson believes that Jose Mourinho should be considered for the Three Lions top job when Fabio Capello leaves. ANI

Ecclestone hails F1's UK move to Sky
Bernie Ecclestone has hailed Formula One's move in the United Kingdom to Sky, saying that the new deal will be good for British fans. ANI

Valencia set to sign new Man U long-term deal
Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia will sign a new long-term contract at Old Trafford next week, chief executive David Gill has confirmed. ANI

Aguero says he can adapt without fellow Argentine Tevez at Manchester City
Manchester City's latest signing Sergio Aguero has said that he does not care if fellow Argentina star Carlos Tevez leaves the Etihad Stadium. ANI

Chelsea needs to stop sacking managers for stability: Hiddink
Former Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has told the club's owner, Roman Abramovich, to stop sacking managers and give Andre Villas-Boas a chance. ANI

Steve Smith will keep developing to be a genuine all-rounder: White
Australian Twenty20 captain Cameron White believes that all-rounder Steve Smith will recapture his form soon. ANI

Steve Smith was ill-prepared for Test cricket, says Jones
Former Australian batsman Dean Jones believes that all-rounder Steve Smith was ill-prepared for Test cricket. ANI

Pak rookie Rameez Raja Junior wants to carve his own identity
Pakistan cricket team's new face for the tour of Zimbabwe, Rameez Raja Junior, has said that he has not seen former batsman Ramiz Raja play or captain the national team, and insists that he wants to carve his own identity in the game. ANI

Rio De Janeiro's Maracana stadium to host 2014 FIFA WC final
The famous Maracana stadium in Rio De Janeiro will host the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup ANI

Cricket South Africa's audit report set to blow lid on unofficial bonuses case
The Investigation report into Cricket South Africa's financial affairs will be revealed later today, officials have said. ANI

Stephanie Rice taking inspiration from American swimmer Ryan Lochte to reclaim glory
Australian Swimmer Stephanie Rice is taking inspiration from in-form American star Ryan Lochte to give her best in Sunday's 400m individual medley at the World Championships. ANI

Henry backs Arsenal's new striker Gervinho to 'kill a lot of defenders'
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry is backing manager Arsene Wenger's new signing Gervinho to hit the headlines during the upcoming Premier League season. ANI

Villas-Boas' relationship with Terry and Lampard crucial, says Hiddink
Former Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has warned Andre Villas-Boas not to lose the respect of captain John Terry and midfielder Frank Lampard. ANI

Man City manager Mancini to bring in a midfielder and a winger
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has revealed that the club's summer spending is set to continue, even after this week's 38 million pound capture of Atletico Madrid star Sergio Aguero. ANI

Tait tells critics to shun 'skepticism' about T20 cricket
Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait has said that critics of the Twenty20 version of cricket should now embrace the game rather than viewing it with skepticism. ANI

Real Madrid strikes five-year sponsorship deal with Emirates Airlines
Spanish Football giant Real Madrid has agreed on a five-year sponsorship agreement with Dubai based airliner, Emirates. ANI

Hoogenband dubs Aussie swimming champ Magnussen 'fastest man ever'
Former Dutch swimmer Pieter van den Hoogenband has praised Australia's James Magnussen and dubbed him the "true" 100m freestyle world record holder. ANI

Wenger wants Fabregas to focus on Arsenal
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that the speculation over Cesc Fabregas must end soon if the club captain is to focus properly ahead of the Premier League new season. ANI

Football will die unless clubs curb spending: Brit MPs
British MPs have warned in a Commons committee report that football will die unless clubs curb their spending. ANI

'Professional' Ponting won't undermine Clarke's status as Oz captain: Nielsen
Australian coach Tim Nielsen is confident that Ricky Ponting's experience and professionalism would ensure that there is no undermining of Michael Clarke's status as captain during the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. ANI

Now, Becks wants to be American MLS league team boss
David Beckham has expressed his desire to own a team in the American MLS league one day. ANI

Rio Ferdinand's White House pics on Twitter spark security alert
Manchester United centre-half Rio Ferdinand has sparked a White House security alert after he posted some souvenir snaps of US President Barack Obama's guards and private rooms on Twitter. ANI

Lanka tour gives us chance to get back to winners' circle: Oz coach Nielsen
Australian coach Tim Nielsen insists that they will begin rebuilding the national team's tattered reputation during the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. ANI

David Beckham's new 'tattoo on neck' tribute to his baby girl
Football legend David Beckham has got a new tattoo on his neck dedicated to his first daughter Harper Seven, who was born earlier this month. ANI

Hamilton says 'in groove' to win Hungarian Grand prix
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton has said he will follow up his victory at the German Grand Prix by another triumph in Hungary on Sunday. ANI

Big Bash or Tests, Cricket Australia grapples to decide on preferences
Cricket Australia is under pressure to support its claims of its preference for Test cricket by making Big Bash League players available for a tour match against India. ANI

Sreesanth credits 'not trying too many things' for Trent Bridge Test success
Indian fast bowler Sreesanth has said that he didn't try doing too many things while bowling and insists that helped him to perform well on the first day of the Trent Bridge Test against England. ANI

England needs to grab momentum in Trent Bridge Test against India: Broad
After scoring an impressive half-century on the first day of the Trent Bridge Test between England and India, England all-rounder Stuart Broad reckons that his team has managed to gain momentum after a jerky start to their innings. ANI

'Fit and ready' Tiger Woods to return to action next week
American golfer Tiger Woods will return to action at the Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio next week. ANI

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