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Sports News on March 19, 2011

India, England qualify for World Cup quarter-finals after Bangladesh rout by Proteas
India and England have automatically qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Cup after South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by 206 runs in their Group B clash in Dhaka today. ANI

Rooney enrolls son Kai at soccer school to make him footie star
Manchester United ace striker Wayne Rooney's son Kai will start training for achieving stardom at a soccer school at the age of just 16 months. ANI

Dalglish moves closer to become permanent Liverpool boss
Legend Kenny Dalglish has moved closer to becoming permanent Liverpool boss after opening talks with John W Henry. ANI

Akhtar's retirement was planned and expected, says Mohammad Wasim
Former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Wasim has said that fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar's retirement from international cricket was not an impulsive and unplanned decision. ANI

Stephanie Rice's ex Eamon Sullivan 'finds solace' in pet dog after split
It looks like Eamon Sullivan has found solace in his pet dog after his high-profile split from Stephanie Rice. ANI

New Zealand hopes to postpone Bangladesh tour due to quake, stifling temperatures
New Zealand Cricket has requested a postponement of the team's test tour to Bangladesh, citing the potential stifling temperatures on the subcontinent and the Christchurch earthquake as the two main reasons. ANI

Chappell backs Ponting's on field tantrums
Greg Chappell came out in support of under attack skipper Ricky Ponting for his tantrum on the field against Canada. ANI

Mourinho had a premonition over facing Tottenham
Jose Mourinho had a premonition and predicted it rightly that his Real Madrid will play Tottenham in Champions League quarterfinal. ANI

Juventus, Genoa lure Man U's fed-up striker Berbatov
Italian clubs Juventus and Genoa want to lure Manchetser United fed-up striker Dimitar Berbatov, who is frustrated at being sat on the bench in favour of Javier Hernandez. ANI

Man City in hunt for Premier League title: Silva
Manchester City ace David Silva has said that they can lift the Premier League title if they beat Chelsea tomorrow. ANI

Akhtar says 'fading' Oz World Cup team has lost 'its aura of invincibility'
Ahead of the crucial Pakistan-Australia World Cup game, fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that the current Ricky Ponting-led side is a shadow of the ruthless sides that dismantled opponents in the past two World Cups. ANI

Pak need to be very careful against Aussies in World Cup clash: Akram
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has warned the Shahid Afridi-led team against taking defending champions Australia lightly in their much-anticipated World Cup encounter today. ANI

Woolmer made a big contribution to Pak cricket: Inzamam
Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has urged the Shahid Afridi-led World Cup team against forgetting their former coach Bob Woolmer if they go on to win the tournament on the Indian sub-continent. ANI

Tiger Woods' ex-wife spends $12.2m of divorce fortune on Florida mansion
Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren has paid 12.2 million dollars for a new home in Florida. ANI

I won't be mugged again in Madrid: Redknapp
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has said that he won't be made a mug for a second time when he goes to Spain to face Real Madrid. ANI

21 drinks in no time, initiation for becoming true England rugby star!
England rugby star Chris Ashton has revealed that he was forced to undergo an initiation ceremony into the England team during which he had to sink 21 alcoholic drinks in just a few hours. ANI

Ancelotti vows to dump Man U out of Champion League
Carlo Ancelotti, who dumped Manchester United out of the Champions League at AC Milan four years ago, now plans to repeat the feat with Chelsea. ANI

Flintoff makes 'charity-raising school boy's day' by presenting award
Former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff surprised a Westleigh High School student in morning assembly by presenting him an award. ANI

No conflict between Akhtar and Kamran: Afridi
Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has dismissed suggestions that fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar had come to blows with Kamran Akmal after the wicketkeeper dropped catches off his bowling during their World Cup Group A game against New Zealand. ANI

Aaqib Javed defends Pak's World Cup strategy
Pakistan assistant coach Aaqib Javed has defended the team's strategy in the ongoing World Cup over criticism that they are playing a bowler short. ANI

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