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Sports News on June 12, 2011

Venus Williams excited to return to Wimbledon after injury
Venus Williams who hasn't played a competitive tennis match since being sidelined by a hip injury in January, is looking forward to this year's Wimbledon. ANI

Harris keen to impress Oz selectors for Test comeback
Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris, who is recuperating from a stress fracture in his left ankle, is targeting a comeback in the Test series against Sri Lanka in August. ANI

Clarke wants to spend time away from spotlight
Australian captain Michael Clarke has spent the past fortnight on a self-imposed boot camp at Coffs Harbour to "keep out of the public eye as much as possible". ANI

ECB U-turn allows Lord's a England-West Indies Test in 2012
The England and Wales Cricket Board is about to perform a remarkable U-turn and award Lord's a second Test in 2012 after all ANI

Pietersen would love to lead England again, but it could prove costly: Anderson
England fast bowler James Anderson has said Kevin Pietersen would love to lead again, but warns that such a step could prove costly for him and the team in the long term. ANI

Natasha to disclose her eight-year fling with Ryan Gigg's in TV interview
Ryan Gigg's sister-in-law Natasha is all set to open up about her eight-year fling with the football star in a TV interview. ANI

Ex-serial WAG's book to expose sex secrets of three England ace's
Model Victoria Shelley has revealed that her new book 'It's a Girl's Game', which is based on her life as an ex-serial WAG, would disclose her sex sessions with three top England ace's. ANI

Swann wants Broad in Test team
England off-spinner Graeme Swann is convinced it would be a huge mistake to drop Stuart Broad for the third and final Test match against Sri Lanka, as he believes the "nasty" streak in the fast bowler is a crucial factor in the team's ambition to become the world's No.1 Test nation. ANI

Rooney's hooker discharged from hospital after suicide attempt
Footballer Wayne Rooney's hooker Jenny Thompson has discharged herself from hospital to recover at home after a suicide attempt. ANI

England aiming to beat India to claim No.1 Test side tag: Swann
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has said that he is keen to play a leading role in the four-match Test series against India. ANI

"Down-to-earth" Pak pacer Amir leaves club cricketers impressed
Banned Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir's troubles have compounded following his appearance at a club match in Surrey last week, but he has managed to earn the goodwill of his team mates. ANI

Katich takes it easy as fans voice support over CA contract axing
Australian batsman Simon Katich's manager, Robert Joske, has said that they have been inundated with calls and messages of support from around the world. ANI

Muslim body seeks hijab rights for Pak-American woman weightlifter
A Muslim civil rights organization has urged the American Olympic Committee grant a female Pakistani-American Muslim weightlifter the right to wearing a hijab. ANI

Shane Warne, Joe Hachem to launch new bar
Cricketer Shane Warne and professional poker player Joe Hachem are working towards launching their new bar, Club 23. ANI

Zimbabwe cricketers to tour NZ after sanctions waived
The New Zealand Government has signalled it won't stand in the way of a proposed cricket tour by Zimbabwe to New Zealand for the first time in 11 years next summer. ANI

India wins one-day series against Windies
India has won the one-day series against the West Indies. ANI

Malaysian cricket board cancels New Zealand A-team tour
A planned New Zealand A cricket tour to Malaysia in early July has been cancelled, leaving some of the country's rising stars fuming. ANI

England should be ready for all mighty battle with India: Laxman
India batting star V V S Laxman reckons England should prepare for an all mighty battle in this summer's series. ANI

Horse triumphs in Llanwrtyd Wells Man versus Horse annual race
The horse has emerged victorious at annual Man versus Horse race in Llanwrtyd Wells at Powys countryside. ANI

Fergie could end up splashing 100 million pounds buying new stars for Man U
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has set up around 60-million-pounds worth of deals already and could end up splashing close to 100 million pounds with Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder, 27, his next target, reports the Daily Star. ANI

Now, Ryan Giggs tells his cheated bro to 'dump his wife' whom he bedded
'Love rat' Ryan Giggs had few qualms while backstabbing his brother by sleeping with his wife for eight full years, but has now come out with a note of caution for Rhodri saying, "Dump your wife, she's trouble." ANI

Boycott reckons Pietersen has turned a corner with fans support
England legend Geoff Boycott believes batsman Kevin Pietersen has turned a corner by batting for almost three hours for his 72 in England's second innings in the drawn second Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's. ANI

England's forgotten man Kieswetter wants a recall to ODI team
England's forgotten man Craig Kieswetter wants a recall to the one-day team and feels he is now "mentally hard enough" to stay in the side. ANI

Tevez mad to quit Man City, says Tueart
Manchester City legend Dennis Tueart has said that skipper Carlos Tevez would be crazy to quit Eastlands ANI

Ronaldo wants œ400K a week from Man City
Cristiano Ronaldo has told friends in Manchester that the owner of the football club Manchester City, Sheikh Mansour has contacted him informally with a mind blowing package. ANI

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