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Sports News on June 14, 2011

Chelsea star Didier Drogba marries long-term partner in private ceremony
Chelsea star Didier Drogba has tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend in a private ceremony without the pomp commonly associated with the world of millionaire footballers. ANI

Essien will 'stay at Chelsea' despite Real Madrid lure: Agent
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien's agent has refuted reports that his client is on the verge of joining Spanish giant Real Madrid. ANI

Nani admits of dream to play for Real under 'Special One' Mourinho
Manchester United winger Nani has revealed his ambition to play for Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho. ANI

Gavin Henson to seek true love among 25 beauties on 'The Bachelor'
Rugby star Gavin Henson is excited over being serenaded by twenty five stunningly beautiful contestants on television show 'The Bachelor', where he also hopes to find the love of his life. ANI

Posh asks Eva Longoria to be 'godmother' of her unborn daughter
Pregnant Victoria Beckham has requested her best friend Eva Longoria to be the godmother of her yet-to-be-born daughter. ANI

Scholes reveals how he stymied Ferguson's attempts to postpone retirement
Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has revealed how he turned down manager Sir Alex Ferguson's attempt to persuade him to postpone his retirement. ANI

Arsenal chief Ivan Gazidis expects 'busy' summer of transfer activity
Arsenal Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis has promised a busy few months in the transfer market with the club keen to bolster their squad after what he said had been a profoundly disappointing season. ANI

FIFA turns down Bangladesh request to shift 2014 World Cup qualifier from Pakistan
FIFA has turned down Bangladesh's request to relocate the away leg of their 2014 World Cup qualifier against Pakistan from Lahore to Dhaka due to security reasons, Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) President Kazi Salahuddin has said. ANI

Beckham kicks off hunt for London Olympics torchbearers
London Olympics games ambassadors David Beckham and Zara Phillips have launched the hunt for 8,000 Olympics torchbearers. ANI

Sylvester Stallone inducted into International Boxing Hall of Fame without a fight!
Actor Sylvester Stallone has added one more feather to his cap. ANI

Coleen Rooney hits back at 'silly' Twitter thug
Football ace Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen has lashed out at a Twitter thug who threatened to kill her and her 19-month-old son Kai. ANI

'Controlled grunting' in tennis can improve players' performance
Scientists have claimed that the infamous "tennis grunt" that can put an opponent off the game, actually has the potential to improve the players' game by boosting the power of their strokes. ANI

Pak wrestlers' dope tests negative: ADOP chairman
Anti Doping Organisation of Pakistan (ADOP) chairman Dr Meesaq Rizvi has said the dope test results of three top Pakistan wrestlers have come out negative. ANI

England seamer Tremlett reveals his Rose Bowl mission
Chris Tremlett is determined to show everyone at Hampshire that, at 29 and at 6 feet 8 inches, he intends to shoe that he has finally grown up and is ready to perform on the international stage at the Rose Bowl. ANI

After Aegon win, Murray says he can achieve Wimbledon triumph
After winning the Aegon Championships, British tennis star Andy Murray says that he is ready to achieve something far more significant when Wimbledon starts next week. ANI

Chelsea ready to offer 130K pounds to Tottenham star Modric
Chelsea are ready to offer Tottenham Hotspur star Luka Modric 130,000 pounds a week to defect to Stamford Bridge. ANI

Man City seeking to recruit Udinese star Sanchez
Manchester City officials were last night in Italy trying to thrash out a deal for Udinese's 30 million-pound rated winger Alexis Sanchez. ANI

Swann admits to struggling to keep awake when Cook, Trott bat
England off-spinner Graeme Swann has revealed that watching batsmen Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott sends him to sleep. ANI

Olympics to cause '100 days' of road chaos across London
The Olympics will lead to 100 days of disruption across London, which is three times as long as the time allocated for events. ANI

Sri Lankan women cricketers get jobs in armed forces due to lack of sponsors
The majority of the Sri Lanka women cricketers have signed up for jobs in the armed services. ANI

Button defends 'super-talented' Hamilton's aggressive driving style
McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button has defended teammate Lewis Hamilton's dangerous track tactics despite their Canadian Grand Prix collision. ANI

Tevez in court for speeding in Bentley
Manchester City star Carlos Tevez will appear in court after his 140,000 pounds Bentley Continental was caught on a speed camera. ANI

I would love to be in British Olympic team: Beckham
Former England football star David Beckham has said that he would be honoured to play for the British football team at the London Olympics in 2012. ANI

Hamilton accepts blame for collision with Button at Canadian Grand Prix
McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has admitted that the incident with teammate Jenson Button at the Canadian Grand Prix was his fault, and said that he was "in the wrong place at the wrong time". ANI

Both Afridi, PCB responsible for latest controversy in Pak cricket: Zaheer Abbas
Expressing his concern over the latest controversy that has damaged the image of Pakistan cricket, legendary batsman Zaheer Abbas has said that the both the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as well as former captain Shahid Afridi had committed mistakes to blow things out of proportion. ANI

Hamilton not holding 'private talks' with Red Bull: Spokesman
Lewis Hamilton's spokesman has denied that the McLaren Formula One driver held talks with Red Bull boss Christian Horner over a possible switch to the Austrian team. ANI

'Leading Pakistan is not like a bed of roses,' says Misbah-ul-Haq
Misbah-ul-Haq has said that the job of leading the Pakistan cricket team is not 'a bed of roses'. ANI

Ronaldo rules out 150 million pound switch to Manchester City
Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed talk of an astronomical 150 million pound switch to Manchester City, saying that he is very happy living in Madrid. ANI

Newly-single Rhodri Giggs has already 'started sexting with teen girl'
Shortly after Rhodri Giggs reclaimed his single life, he had no qualms in flirting with a girl almost half his age, bombarding her with suggestive texts and pics, it has been revealed. ANI

Serena Williams happy to return after 'death-bed' low
American tennis star Serena Williams has spoken of her joy at returning to tennis after a traumatic year in which she feared she was on her "death bed" at one point. ANI

Giggs' "choose between wife or family" ultimatum to younger bro Rhodri
Ryan Giggs is believed to have told his brother Rhodri, who's wife he secretly bedded for 8 years and allegedly got her pregnant - to ditch his wife or be treated as the family outcast. ANI

Imogen Thomas hires 'reputation manager' to clean up her image
Imogen Thomas, who has been distraught since Ryan Giggs was outed as her lover, has reportedly hired a "reputation manager" to erase her Internet links to the football love rat. ANI

Rhodri Giggs 'prepared to give his cheating wife a second chance'
Ryan Giggs's heartbroken brother Rhodri, is reportedly ready to forgive Natasha to keep their family together, it has emerged. ANI

Windies get consolation ODI win, thrash India by 103 runs in Antigua
The West Indies got a consolation win on Monday in the fourth one-day international against India. Replying to the hosts score of 249 for the loss of eight wickets, India was bundled out for 146 in 39 overs. The visitors lost the match by 103 runs. ANI

Cricket Australia reinstates tri-series with India, Lanka
Cricket Australia has reinstated the one-day international tri-series this summer with India and Sri Lanka to visit in February. ANI

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