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Sports News on May 12, 2011

Afridi to lead franchise in Sri Lankan Premier League
Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has accepted an offer to lead one of the franchises in the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL), The Dunya News reports. ANI

Mancini planning Manchester City summer spending spree
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said that the club needs another summer spending spree to build a squad capable of challenging in the Champions League. ANI

Hughes says he is in no rush to leave Fulham manager job
Fulham manager Mark Hughes has rejected rumours that he could leave the club at the end of the season. ANI

Liverpool set to appoint Dalglish as permanent manager
Liverpool owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner are expected to arrive at Merseyside before Sunday's Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur to appoint Kenny Dalglish as the club's permanent manager. ANI

Ancelotti has got my full support: Terry
Chelsea captain John Terry has said that he supports Carlo Ancelotti and wants the club to extend the manager's stay at Stamford Bridge. ANI

Murray admits he must work on his mental strength
British tennis star Andy Murray admits that he must concentrate on the mental side of his game if he is to contend for major titles. ANI

Beckham tipped to be future England manager
Former England manager Peter Taylor believes that England and Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has what if takes to become the Three Lions' top boss. ANI

Ex-Arsenal star says he had unknown injections under Wenger's supervision
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has claimed that he was often injected with an unknown substance during his stint with the London-based club. ANI

Vaughan backs Anderson to claim No.1 Test bowler spot
Former England captain Michael Vaughan reckons that fast bowler James Anderson will destroy both Sri Lanka and India this summer to become the world's No.1 Test bowler. ANI

Borat voiced Klitschko has killed heavyweight boxing: Haye
David Haye has claimed that Wladimir Klitschko had "killed worldwide interest in the heavyweight division" due to his style of boxing. ANI

Johnson's mom, teammates not invited to wedding to Bratich
When Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson secretly married his West Australian sweetheart Jessica Bratich, his mother and his teammates were not present among the 60 guests invited to the Peel Manor House located south of Perth. ANI

FIFA demands FA provide evidence of corruption
FIFA has demanded that Britain's Football Association (FA) provide evidence to support allegations of corruption and "unethical" behaviour against six executive committee members. ANI

PCB Special Committee ignores Afridi's comments
The PCB Special Committee has declined to take action against Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi for his comments on Pakistan team selection. ANI

Willis, Botham slam ECB's triple captaincy plan
Former England cricketers Bob Willis and Ian Botham have slammed England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)'s decision to split the captaincy at the international level between Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad. ANI

'World's most expensive car' Lamborghini too lightweight for UK roads!
Lamborghini's latest creation, Sesto Elemento, is set to become the world's most expensive car with a price tag of 1.77 million pounds, but it won't be allowed on the roads in the United Kingdom. ANI

Man arrested for attack on Celtic boss
A man has been arrested after he tried to assault Celtic manager Neil Lennon during the Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Hearts at Tynecastle last night. ANI

Azhar Ali hopeful of Pakistan's win in test series against Windies
Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has expressed hope that his team will win the test series against West Indies. ANI

McDermott appointed as new Oz bowling coach
Cricket Australia on Thursday appointed former fast bowler Craig McDermott as the new bowling coach of the national team. ANI

ICC committee wants rethink on excluding minnows from World Cup format
Minnow nations should be given the chance to qualify for the World Cup, the cricket committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said. ANI

Woods regrets not playing with Ballesteros 'in his prime'
American golfing ace Tiger Woods has expressed regret that he never got a chance to play against one of golf's greatest shot-makers, Seve Ballesteros. ANI

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