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Sports News on June 5, 2011

Murray may miss Wimbledon warm-up due to ankle injury
British tennis ace Andy Murray fears that his Wimbledon hopes may have been hit by an ankle injury which he picked up during the French Open. ANI

Mourinho to approach CAS over Champions League ban
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho will take UEFA to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to get his five-match ban lifted. ANI

Capello blames burnout of star players for Euro 2012 qualifier flop
England manager Fabio Capello has once again blamed fatigue for a poor performance from his players after their chance of securing an automatic qualification for the 2012 European Championships was dented by a 2-2 draw against Switzerland. ANI

Murray needs constant coaching companion: Agassi
Tennis legend Andre Agassi has said that British ace Andy Murray has the game to win a Slam title but needs a constant coaching companion to achieve it. ANI

'I'll never go back to Manchester, not even on holiday,' says Tevez
Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez has launched an astonishing attack on the club by saying that it has nothing to offer and that when he leaves he will never go back. ANI

Terry wants Hiddink back as Chelsea boss
Chelsea skipper John Terry wants Guus Hiddink back as the club's boss. ANI

Former cricketer Shah says planned conspiracy to finish Afridi
Former first class cricketer Tahir Shah has appealed the Pakistan President Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani to look into the issue of Shahid Afridi's retirement, which is a planned conspiracy against him. ANI

China expects Li Na to inspire younger generation
Chinese tennis chief Sun Jinfang expects that Li Na's victory in French Open would inspire a greater future for tennis in the country. ANI

Li Na likely to go even further in future: Former coach
Li Na is likely to go even further in future, said former coach Pan Bing after the Chinese player became first Asian to win a singles grand slam title. ANI

Iran to complain FIFA over banning of women's team for hijab
Iran will file a complaint against the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) official, who banned the country's women football team from playing in an Olympics qualifier match, over their hijab. ANI

Li Na now eyeing Wimbledon after winning French Open
French Open champion Li Na is now eyeing the Wimbledon Open scheduled to be held next month. ANI

Pietersen's problem against left-arm spin mere 'media propaganda': Murali
Spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan believes that the much talked about England batsman Kevin Pietersen's problem against left-arm spin is nothing but a media propaganda. ANI

Oz football club president angry over 'racist comments' against player
Australian football club Collingwood's president, Eddie McGuire, has expressed his anger at a fan over his racist comments against one of the club's players, Andrew Krakouer. ANI

Donald snubs New Zealand cricket to become Black Caps bowling coach
Former fast bowler Allan Donald has snubbed New Zealand Cricket at the last minute to potentially join South Africa's coaching staff. ANI

Russian mafia to target London Olympic with drugs, prostitutes, extortion rackets
London Olympic chiefs are likely to face new trouble in the run-up to the 2012 Games, as the Russian mafia is set to flood the city with drugs, prostitutes and extortion rackets. ANI

PCB gives Wahab clearance for English county stint, Sri Lankan T20 league
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given clearance to pace bowler Wahab Riaz to play for English county club Kent this summer. ANI

West Indian spinner Shillingford cleared to return to international cricket
Off spinner Shane Shillingford has been cleared by the International Cricket Council to return to international cricket. ANI

West Indies allowed India to get 20 extra runs: Sammy
West Indies captain Darren Sammy touched on a few areas where he felt the team did quite well and the areas which need to be improved on as they approach the five-match Digicel Pearls One Day Series against India. ANI

De Villiers to replace Smith as captain, Kirsten tipped to be new coach
Test captain Graeme Smith will in all likelihood resign on Sunday as Test captain, with Cricket South Africa expected to name Gary Kirsten as the new coach of the team on Monday. ANI

"Both PCB, Afridi to be blamed for creating such a difficult situation": Akram
Former captain Wasim Akram has blamed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as well as retired all-rounder Shahid Afridi for the current stand-off between them and the mess that the Pakistan cricket has once again found itself in. ANI

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