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Sports News on March 9, 2011

Parliamentary committee discusses national sports legislation, draft on website
The Parliamentary Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports today discussed the proposed National Sports Development Bill. ANI

Car deaths rise following close sports victories: Study
A new research from North Carolina State University has revealed that closely contested major sporting events are followed by a significant increase in traffic fatalities for fans of the winning team. ANI

FIFA chief tells Toure: Can't use ignorance as defence for positive drug test
FIFA chief Jerome Valcke has warned Manchester City defender Kolo Toure that he cannot use ignorance as a defence for his positive drug test. ANI

Watson to avoid over training before match with Kenya
Australian cricketer Shane Watson has said that he will focus on avoiding the temptation to over train during the eight day break before their next World Cup game. ANI

Van Persie blasts "joke" referee for destroying Arsenal's Europe dream
Ace striker Robin van Persie, who was given a second yellow card during the game against Barcelona, has blasted the "joke" referee for destroying Arsenal's Champions League dream. ANI

PETA protests pigeon racing outside Mike Tyson's home
Animal rights activists People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals held a demonstration outside former boxing champ Mike Tyson's home to protest his role in pigeon racing. ANI

Gascoigne regrets turning down Fergie's Man U offer earlier in his career
Troubled football star Paul Gascoigne, who had turned down Manchester United earlier in his career, has revealed that he pleaded in vain with Sir Alex Ferguson to sign him when he was at the height of his fame. ANI

Michael Schumacher's F1 car disassembled, hung in art gallery
A Dutch artist has disassembled components of a Formula One driver's car, and hung in an art gallery to reveal its inner workings after Nick Fry, chief executive of the Mercedes GP Petronas Formula 1 Team, permitted him to do so. ANI

Pak don't need to panic over 110-run defeat against New Zealand in World Cup: Waqar
There is no need for Pakistan to press the panic button in the wake of its embarrassing 110-run defeat against New Zealand in the ongoing World Cup, coach Waqar Younis has said. ANI

Wenger accuses referee of destroying Arsenal's Champions League dream
Arsene Wenger was involved in two bust-ups after accusing the referee of destroying Arsenal's Champions League dream. ANI

Heartbroken Broad expects to get fit ahead of Test series against Sri Lanka
England fast bowler Stuart Broad, suffered more heartbreak after being ruled out of the World Cup due to side strain, hopes to get fit for forst Test against Sri Lanka this summer. ANI

Mike Tyson opens up about death of his daughter
Mike Tyson has revealed that the grief of other desperate parents stopped him from going crazy in the hospital where his four-year-old daughter passed away. ANI

Aussies want curator to provide turning practice pitches
Australian opener Shane Watson has urged curator to provide practice pitches that turn as much as possible. ANI

Ex Kiwi cricketer Adam Parore to climb Mt. Everest for charity
Former New Zealander cricketer Adam Parore has said that he would make an attempt to climb Mt. Everest to raise funds for a charity, Make-A-Wish New Zealand, this year. ANI

Imran disagrees with Afridi's 'Pak doesn't want to play in India until finals' statement
Pakistan should refrain from voicing their views publicly that they do not want to play the 2011 World Cup quarterfinals and semifinals in India, as it sends out a wrong message to the opposition teams, former captain Imran Khan has said. ANI

Australia can win World Cup but need to watch Pakistan: Bollinger
Doug Bollinger, who left the World Cup squad due to injury, has said that Australia can win the Cricket World Cup, but need to watch out for Pakistan. ANI

Cricketers urged to boycott T20 Champions League
The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) has asked players to boycott this year's T20 Champions League as some of the prize money from last year's event remains unpaid. ANI

FIA asks Bahrain organisers to decide on Formula One grand prix by May 1
The FIA, the world governing body of motor sport, has given an ultimatum to the organisers of Bahrain saying that they should decide by May 1 whether they want to stage the race this year. ANI

Flower guarded over England's new opener for World Cup
England head coach Andy Flower is not disclosing who will partner Andrew Strauss on Friday when England meet Bangladesh. ANI

Umpire Davis reaches 100 mark with India-Netherlands match
Steve Davis today stands in his 100th One-Day International as he takes charge of the World Cup 2011 fixture between India and Netherlands in Delhi, joining an exclusive club of officials who have been involved in that many matches. ANI

Tiger Woods' new $60m den that boasts running track, 4-hole golf course
Tiger Woods is all set to move into his new 60 million-dollar den that not only comes with a running track but a four-hole golf course too. ANI

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