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Sports News on July 7, 2011

SAI suspends coaches among others for supporting athletes in doping
In the wake of eight athletes failing dope test, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has decided to take action against the tainted coaches and other support staff, whose roles have been under scanner. ANI

Arsenal rejects Man U's 20 million pounds offer for Nasri
Arsenal has reportedly turned down Manchester United's opening 20 million pounds offer for midfielder Samir Nasri. ANI

PCB to hold special lectures for players, management to avoid disputes
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to have special lectures for the national team's players and management before their next international tour, in order to ensure that there is no wrangling over responsibilities and powers. ANI

Cristiano Ronaldo grabs girlfriend's butt as they frolic in sea
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted grabbing his model girlfriend Irina Shayk's butt as they were frolicking in the sea in Portugal. ANI

Cheryl Cole's fans do not want her to take back love-rat ex Ashley
Cheryl Cole's fans are against her decision to go back to her cheating ex-husband Ashley, a new poll has revealed. ANI

FIFA report backs bribery allegations against bin Hammam
FIFA's investigation into suspended Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Mohamed Bin Hammam has reportedly uncovered substantial extra evidence that the Qatari arranged for cash gifts to be given to officials during his presidential campaign. ANI

Charlie Adam set to join Liverpool for nine million pounds
Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam is on the verge of completing his move to Liverpool after passing a medical at the club's Melwood training complex. ANI

Luka Modric will not be sold to Chelsea: Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur has told midfielder Luka Modric that he will not be allowed to leave this summer for Chelsea or any other club. ccording to The Guardian, Modric was informed by chairman Daniel Levy that a move was out of the question no matter how much money is offered for him. ANI

Alastair Cook hopes his 'ODI stroke play heroics' will silence his critics
England skipper Alastair Cook reckons he has shown his critics that he has the skills to be a successful batsman in one-day cricket after a powerful exhibition of stroke play in the fourth match against Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge. ANI

Michael Phelps 'secretly dating' Canadian woman for 2 yrs!
World famous swimmer Michael Phelps has been secretly dating a Canadian woman for more than two years, it has been reported. ANI

Rafael Nadal cheers up in Ibiza post Wimbledon loss
Rafael Nadal is recovering from his wounds of back-to-back losses of the Wimbledon crown as well as his top rank, as he was spotted relaxing with friends in Ibiza on a luxury yacht. ANI

Tennis player pauses at match point to silence ringing cellphone at Swedish Open
Tennis player Aliz‚ Cornet had to stop playing in the final set of her match at the Swedish Open to silence her ringing cellphone. ANI

French tennis player pauses at match point down to silence her ringing mobile phone!
In what is believed to be a first in women's professional tennis, Frenchwoman Alize Cornet caused a brief disruption in her first-round match against World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki at the Swedish Open in Bastad, Sweden, because her mobile phone was ringing. ANI

England captains not expected to have 'morals of bishop': Ferdinand's lawyer
Rio Ferdinand's lawyer, who is battling for the star in a privacy battle, has said that England captains should not be expected to have the "morals of a bishop". ANI

'Family man' Rio Ferdinand's nine other lovers revealed
English footballer Rio Ferdinand has been accused of misleading the public with his claim of being a "family man", as nine other secret lovers in his life were named in court. ANI

Women soccer players don't fake injuries like men: US Study
Women footballers are less likely to fake on-field injuries in comparison with their male counterparts, a new study has revealed. ANI

Vettel vows to continue with finger salute at British Grand Prix
Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel has displayed his trademark one-digit winning salute six times already this season, and has vowed to repeat it again at Silverstone on Sunday after winning the British Grand Prix. ANI

Murray gets rapturous reception on return to Scotland
Tennis ace Andy Murray was given a rapturous reception as he returned to Scotland yesterday after losing the Wimbledon semifinal. ANI

Tiger Woods, A-Rod's Canadian doctor pleads guilty to bringing illegal drugs to US
A Canadian doctor whose patients previously included American golf legend Tiger Woods and baseball star Alex Rodriguez has pleaded guilty in a New York court to a charge of bringing steroids and other illegal substances into the United States. ANI

Abdullah congratulates J-K football team for tournament victory
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who was the chief guest at the final football match between J-K Forest-XI and the Punjab Police, congratulated the winning team, saying the lifting of the trophy by JK Forests enthralled locals who supported the team throughout the match. ANI

Man City eyes Aguero as an ideal replacement for Tevez
Manchester City is in advanced talks with Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero's representatives for a 35 million pound move. ANI

Klitschko ridicules Haye in silent YouTube video tease
Germany-based Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko's new silent YouTube video says much more than British boxer David Haye's pre-fight baiting of the new WBA Heavyweight champion ever did.elivering more impact than a Hayemaker punch, Klitschko responds to various taunts from Haye by holding up as illustrations on pieces of paper - with wry smiles and raised eyebrows. ANI

Wesley Sneijder perfect for Man U: Meulensteen
Manchester United has confirmed that Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder would be the perfect signing. ANI

England thrash Sri Lanka in Trent Bridge ODI to level series
England thrashed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in a rain-affected ODI at Trent Bridge to level the five-match series at 2-2. ANI

Fans pay ultimate tribute to Man City stars-an open-top Blues-mobile
Footie fans have created the ultimate tribute to their beloved Manchester City - an open-top Blues-mobile. ANI

Cheryl asks ex Ashley to ditch mates as they are 'responsible for his straying'
Cheryl Cole has asked her former husband Ashley to ditch his mates because she feels that they were partly responsible for their split. ANI

Fabregas says he will not play for Arsenal again
Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas has told his teammates that he will never play for the Gunners again. ANI

Sports and media 'can greatly help communities recover from disaster'
A new study has revealed that organized sports can be a powerful tool for helping to rebuild communities in the wake of disasters. ANI

Rain mars opening day's play of India-West Indies Dominica Test
Rain limited the opening day of the final Test between India and West Indies in Dominica to just 31.1 overs. ANI

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