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Sports News on July 5, 2011

Dope scandal: Sports Ministry should share blame, says Malhotra
In the wake of suspension of eight prominent athletes for failing doping tests, acting Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Vijay Kumar Malhotra today said that the Sports Ministry should also share the blame for the doping scandal. ANI

Mexican woman arrested for 'trying to sneak hubby out of prison in suitcase'
Mexican police have arrested a woman, who was trying to sneak her common-law-husband out of a prison in a suitcase, following a conjugal visit. ANI

Hamilton believes he can still win Formula One title
Former Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton believes he can make the greatest comeback in the history of motor racing in front of his home fans this weekend. ANI

Barca not ready to pay 40 m pounds for Fabregas
Arsenal's hopes of getting 40-million-pounds for their captain Cesc Fabregas appear to be receding, after Barcelona said that will only go to 31-million-pounds, with another five million pounds possible, depending upon success. ANI

Rooney can be Man U's Messi, says Scholes
Former Manchester United defender Paul Scholes believes that strikerWayne Rooney can be the club's answer to Barcelona's Lionel Messi. ANI

Clichy believes Man City is the club that is going places
French full back Gael Clicy, who quit Arsenal to join Manchester City, believes his new club is going places. ANI

Scholes: United are a million miles behind Barcelona
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes the Old Trafford side is "a million miles away" from catching up with Barcelona and reclaiming the Champions League crown. ANI

Arsenal star Song faces up to two years in jail for bar brawl
Arsenal football star Alex Song faces up to two years in prison following a late night bar brawl. ANI

Man City to demand 50m pounds for Tevez
British Premier League team Manchester City will demand around 50 million pounds for its skipper Carlos Tevez, who has sought a transfer to a club closer to his home Argentina. ANI

Man City to demand £50m for Tevez
British Premier League team Manchester City will demand around 50 million pounds for its skipper Carlos Tevez, who has sought a transfer to a club closer to his home Argentina. ANI

Victoria, David Beckham celebrate 12th wedding anniversary
Victoria and David Beckham are celebrating their 12th wedding anniversary while they're awaiting the birth of their baby girl. ANI

Arsenal is not a serious Premier League title contender: Scholes
Former Manchester United star Paul Scholes has dismissed Arsenal as serious title contenders six weeks before the 2011-12 Premier League season kicks off. ANI

England's bid to host 2018 Football World Cup 'ruined' by Brown: Report
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown ruined England's 2018 Football World Cup bid by rushing to reveal it, according to a report. ANI

Poulter urges injury-hit Woods to miss Royal St George's
European Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter has urged American golfer Tiger Woods to skip The Open and only return to golf when he is fully fit. ANI

Chelsea players will respect Coach André Villas-Boas: Cole
Football star Ashley Cole has said that Chelsea's players will respect their new manager, André Villas-Boas, despite his relative youth. ANI

Nathan Bracken' wife will be the one to beat at 'Dancing With The Stars'
Even as former Australian cricketer Nathan Bracken's knee injury saw him getting sidelined from 'Dancing With The Stars' end-of-series reunion, his wife will try to dance her way to victory on Sunday night. ANI

Djokovic vows to make 'eating grass after victory a tradition at Wimbledon'
Tennis star Novak Djokovic, who celebrated his Wimbledon victory by eating a piece of grass, has said that will taste the grass every year he wins. ANI

UK court okays multi-million pound Old Trafford regeneration plan
Three Court of Appeal judges have given the go-ahead to a multimillion-pound regeneration plan for Old Trafford, one of England's most famous cricket grounds in Manchester. ANI

Djokovic backs 'elite trio' Nadal, Federer and Murray's Grand Slam ambitions
Serb tennis star Novak Djokovic believes Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who have dominated the sport over the past few years, have the talent to win many more Grand Slam titles, and will come back even stronger. ANI

Catching up with Vettel achievable, but difficult: Webber
Formula One driver Mark Webber believes that catching up with fellow Red Bull star Sebastian Vettel is achievable, but difficult. ANI

Srinagar Sher Dil wins first match of Kashmir Premier League
Srinagar Sher Dil out played Budgam Badshahs to win the first match of the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) T20 tournament sponsored jointly by the Army and the state government. ANI

Protein drinks 'don't improve athletic performance'
A study has claimed that protein-based sports drinks do not improve or give any benefit to athletic performance. ANI

Dope scandal: Sports Minister Maken orders all foreign coaches, SAI officials to be sacked
Sports Minister Ajay maken on Tuesday ordered the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to sack all foreign coaches, including India's Ukrainian track and field coach Yuri Ogorodinik, in the wake of the suspension of eight prominent athletes for failing doping tests. ANI

Brit police, emergency services to undertake tests over London Olympics security
The British Home Office will conduct tests on police, emergency services and other agencies on how they would deal with crises at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games in Britain. ANI

Ryan Giggs gets Sir Alex Ferguson's hair-dryer over his cheating ways
Sir Alex Ferguson is famous for his hair-dryer treatment - an up-close lecture generously given when needed to his star players. ANI

FA criticised for failing to learn from earlier mistakes over failed UK 2018 WC bid
A report by MPs into England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup has accused the Football Association (FA) of failing to learn lessons from previous attempts. ANI

Rio Ferdinand 'replaced England captain John Terry despite his own secret fling'
Ex-skipper of the English soccer team Rio Ferdinand might have stepped into the shoes of scandal-hit John Terry and accepted the captaincy but now the High Court is hearing about a secret affair of his own. ANI

English counties reject ECB move to restart 50-over cricket
English cricket counties have rejected a plan to restart 50-over matches at the domestic level. elegraph Sport understands the England and Wales Cricket Board will stick with the 40-over competition after consulting the counties and players. ANI

Pietersen admits that he must score big again
England middle-order batsman Kevin Pietersen has admitted that he must start making big scores again to help ease Alastair Cook's problems. ANI

Chanderpaul's son follows in his footsteps, joins Guyana under 15 squad
As Shiv Chanderpaul faces the Indian team in the final Test in Dominica, his elder son Taignarine Chanderpaul will battle against his regional counterparts in the West Indies Under 15 tournament in Trinidad.aignarine did not get a chance to feature in the first round match between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago as rain washed out the two-day feature ANI

'Fit and strong' Fidel Edwards wants to be No.1 pacer in the world
West Indies pacer Fidel Edwards has declared himself "fit and strong", and said that his ultimate goal is to become the No.1 bowler in the International Cricket Council's Test ranking. Since his return to the game after a long break, Edwards has been the Windies most successful bowler with 13 wickets at 19.84 each in the first two matches of the ongoing test series against India ANI

Lance Cairns gets Christchurch cricket role
Former New Zealand allrounder Lance Cairns has been jointly appointed director of cricket coaching at St Bede's College Cricket Club and Marist Harewood Cricket Club in Christchurch. ANI

Tevez stuns Manchester City, says will leave for sake of his family
Skipper Carlos Tevez has stunned Manchester City by telling them that he has to leave the club for the sake of his family. ANI

Ashley to gift ex-Cheryl 3rd wedding rock 'visible from space' for remarriage
Love rat Ashley Cole has revealed his wish to give his ex-missus Cheryl a 3rd wedding ring with such a big diamond that 'it is visible from space', when he approaches his lady for a remarriage. ANI

I have made mistakes, admits Ashley Cole
Footballer Ashley Cole has admitted that it was because of his 'mistakes' that his marriage with ex wife Cheryl came to an end. ANI

Courtney Walsh appointed Windies U 19 team manager
Legendary former West Indies captain Courtney Walsh has been appointed team manager for the Under 19 team's tour of the United States of America starting July 8. ANI

PCB summoned to court, barred from using defamatory remarks against Kaneria
The Sindh High Court (SHC) has summoned the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on July 26, seeking its explanation on a constitutional petition filed by discarded leg-spinner Danish Kaneria for allegedly being snubbed by the national selectors. ANI

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