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Sports News on June 15, 2011

UK ministers seek advice on keeping Gaddafi, Mugabe out of 2012 London Olympics
British ministers have reportedly taken advice on ways to prevent Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe from attending the 2012 Olympic Games in London after it was revealed that the organisers were compelled to allocate hundreds of tickets to these two countries. ANI

"Akhtar could've played lot more for Pak if he didn't have everybody going after him"
Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar could have played a lot more for his country despite his fitness woes, "if he did not have everybody going after him," Dr Tauseef Ahmed, who was appointed as a training and rehabilitation consultant by the PCB for a period of five years around 1999, has said. ANI

"Interference is present at all levels" in Pak cricket: Ex-PCB official
Interference is present at all levels in Pakistan cricket, Dr Tauseef Ahmed, who was appointed as a training and rehabilitation consultant by the PCB for a period of five years around 1999, has said. ANI

India, Australia to play two Twenty20 internationals in Melbourne and Sydney
India and Australia will play two Twenty20 internationals in Melbourne and Sydney later this year, while Brisbane's Gabba has been allocated next summer's first one-day international final. The second and third, if required, will be held at the Adelaide Oval. ANI

Kiwi "A" squad named for winter training camp
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has named a 15-strong New Zealand A-squad for a winter training camp ahead of August's emerging players tournament in Brisbane. ANI

Oram's future could hinge on meeting with New Zealand Cricket brass
All-rounder Jacob Oram's future could hinge on a meeting with the top brass of New Zealand Cricket. ANI

Maradona sues Chinese firms over using his image for online game promotion
Argentine football star Diego Maradona is suing China's popular website 'Sina' and an Internet company for using his name and image to promote an online game. ANI

Pak captains "constantly have a sword hanging above their heads": Asif Mujtaba
Noting the recent case of ex-skipper Shahid Afridi, former Pakistan cricketer Asif Mujtaba has said that it is "very difficult for the captain to perform well and lead the team when his own position is constantly in danger." ANI

'I'll do a Cantona and quit in style,' says UK boxer Haye
British boxer David Haye has vowed to quit at the top before his 31st birthday. ANI

Ex-WAG Gemma Atkinson slams Ryan Giggs's wife for forgiving him
Former WAG Gemma Atkinson has hit out at Ryan Giggs's wife for forgiving his cheating instead of sending him packing. ANI

Wayne Rooney hooker Jenny Thompson rescued from fire
Footballer Wayne Rooney's hooker Jenny Thompson was rescued by fire-fighters after a fire broke out at her house just two days after she was suspected of a suicide bid. ANI

Libya gets 2012 Olympic Games tickets amid 'Gaddafi will mar event' fears
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's eldest son has reportedly been officially allocated hundreds of 2012 Olympic Games tickets in London. ANI

Anderson fully fit and raring to bowl in Rose Bowl Test
England fast bowler James Anderson has declared himself fully fit and raring to bowl in next week's Rose Bowl Test against Sri Lanka. ANI

Danny Cipriani spotted with Lara Bingle at Oz nightclub
English footballer Danny Cipriani was spotted with Sydney socialite Lara Bingle at a nightclub in Australia. ANI

Cook admits he was wrong to score slowly in Lords Test
England opener Alastair Cook has admitted he was wrong to score so slowly at Lord's - and vowed to make sure it never happens again. ANI

'Playboy' Gullit sacked as coach of Chechnya soccer team
Ruud Gullit has been sacked from his four million-pound-a-year job after being branded a playboy by the president of Chechnya. ANI

Guus Hiddink gets closer to becoming new Blues boss
Turkish Football Association president Mahmut Ozgener has confirmed that coach Guss Hiddink will quit later this month to join Chelsea.ccording to The Sun, Hiddink made it clear that his continuing in the job was linked to Ozgener. ANI

Fabregas must quit Arsenal for Barcelona: Sagna
French defender Bacary Sagna has stunned Arsenal by insisting that skipper Cesc Fabregas needs to join Barcelona. ANI

Murray has to be cool to win Wimbledon: McEnroe
The original angry young man of tennis, John McEnroe, has said that British tennis star Andy Murray will have to keep his cool if he wants to win Wimbledon this year. ANI

Chelsea told to pay œ44m for Argentine ace Pastore
Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has told Chelsea that they will not get Argentina ace Javier Pastore for less than 44 million pounds. ANI

Sangakkara a reluctant Lanka skipper
Kumar Sangakkara is regarded as one of the most intelligent and eloquent figures in world cricket, but as Sri Lanka goes into next week's third Test against England at the Rose Bowl in Hampshire, he will be a reluctant captain in place of an injured Tillekratne Dilshan. ANI

Rhodri Giggs to pocket half of his wife's kiss-and-tell cash
Ryan Giggs' brother is all set to net half of any cash that his wife Natasha has made from the shocking revelations that ended their year-long marriage, it has emerged. ANI

Man U in talks with Udinese to sign Sanchez for 27m Pounds
Manchester United CEO David Gill flew to Spain last night to sign up football's most wanted star Alexis Sanchez for a reported 27 million pounds. ANI

Murray roused by 'burglary' racket at Surrey home hours before tourney win
Hours before his victory in the final of the Aegon Championship at Queen's Club, Andy Murray "woke up in a panic" after the burglar alarm went off at his mansion in Surrey, prompting him to stalk the corridors in just his underwear and armed with a trusty tennis racquet. ANI

Animal charity cashing in on Ryan Giggs' sex scandal
Ryan Giggs' sex scandal is out in the open, and ad firms are apparently wasting no time to cash in on the Man. United star's new cheeky image. ANI

Imogen Thomas 'living a WAG lifestyle post Ryan Giggs affair storm'
Ever since the news broke of her alleged affair with footballer Ryan Giggs, ex-'Big Brother' babe Imogen Thomas has apparently resolved to use the opportunity of her fame to show off her latest bling. ANI

'Acrimonious' PCB-Afridi standoff ends in a whimper
Pakistan Cricket Board Spokesman Nadeem Sarwar has confirmed that PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt had held a meeting former captain Shahid Afridi, but refused to divulge any details of the unexpected meeting. ANI

Afridi gets NOC to play for Hampshire following "amicable agreement" with PCB
Former captain Shahid Afridi will finally join Hampshire next week after being granted the No Objection Certificate by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) following an "amicable agreement" between them. ANI

'Innocent victim' Rhodri Giggs cheated on wife as she romped with Ryan
It has emerged that Rhodri Giggs, who has until now been 'comforted and consoled' by his family and friends, cheated on his wife at the same time as she bedded his brother Ryan. ANI

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