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Sports News on May 15, 2011

Sangakkara praises Ishant, Mishra over Deccan Chargers' IPL campaign
Mumbai, May 15(AN): Deccan Chargers captain Kumara Sangakkara on Sunday praised fast bowler Ishant Sharma and leg-spinner Amit Mishra for their outstanding contribution throughout the Indian Premier League (IPL). ANI

Greg Norman, wife camouflaged with commons to relish food at Wine and Food Festival
Ace golfer Greg Norman and his third wife Kirsten recently spent a sunny day enjoying scrumptious food and stealing kisses between mouthfuls of meatballs at the Noosa Wine and Food Festival. ANI

Greg Norman's ex-wives likely to team up for chat
In an unprecedented turn of events, Greg Norman's ex-wives, Laura Andrassy and Chris Evert, might just get together for a chat. ANI

Warne apologizes for IPL bust-up with RCA official
Rajasthan Royals captain Shane Warne has apologized for his part in a bust-up with a Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) official. ANI

Afridi should lead only in T20 cricket: Sarfraz Nawaz
Former Pakistan cricketer, Sarfaz Nawaz has said that the cricketer, Shahid Afridi should only lead the country's Twenty 20 squad. ANI

Afridi confirms commitment as Pak cricket captain
Cricketer Shahid Afridi has confirmed his desire to continue as Pakistan's team captain in one day internationals and T20 matches despite differences with the team management over selection issues. ANI

'Retiring from ODI could spark rebirth of test match career': Strauss
Andrew Strauss has defended his decision to retire from one-day cricket, saying it will spark a rebirth of his Test match career.trauss, 34, relinquished the one-day captaincy last week after England's disastrous World Cup campaign in which they contrived to lose to both Ireland and Bangladesh before limping into the quarter-finals. ANI

Holloway hopeful Blackpool will beat Man U next Sunday
Blackpool coach-cum-manager Ian Holloway is hopeful that his team will beat Manchester United next week, as they bid to survive their first season in the Premier League. ANI

Ex-cheerleader sues Indianapolis Colts after firing her for Playboy pics
A former cheerleader of the American football team Indianapolis Colts has filed a lawsuit against the club on allegations of discrimination as it terminated her from the job following some of her erotic pictures that she posed for in Playboy Magazine. ANI

Pak former cricketer Akram Raza arrested along with bookies in Lahore
Former Pakistani cricketer Akram Raza has been arrested along with five bookies during a police raid in Lahore. ANI

Murray wants to extend contract with coach Darren Cahill
World number four Andy Murray has said he is happy and wants to continue getting training from Australian coach Darren Cahill. ANI

Maradona receives warm welcome from Dubai fans
Football legend Diego Maradona of Argentina was given a rousing welcome at the Al Wasl Sports Club in Dubai on Saturday. ANI

New documentary relives the time when the Windies were smokin'
A new documentary titled " Fire in Babylon", tells the story of the West Indies when they were kings for almost 20 years. ANI

Rooney admits to having penalty terror before scoring Man U winner
Wayne Rooney admits he was terrified before scoring the penalty that earned Manchester United their 19th league title following a 1-1 draw at Blackburn. ANI

Mancini hails Man City's 'special' FA Cup success
Coach Roberto Mancini has dedicated Manchester City's FA Cup success to the club's loyal and long-suffering supporters. ANI

Delighted Fergie hails 'great day' for Man U
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his delight at securing the club's 19th Premier League title after a 1-1 draw with Blackburn. ANI

Becks and son Cruz indulge in playful fight during on-field coaching
David Beckham's youngest son Cruz is taking soccer lesson from daddy dearest these days, but it seems the legendary footballer will not let the six-year old outsmart him on the field. ANI

Roo goes in for wax job to show Man U's 19th Premier League title win
England star striker Wayne Rooney uniquely celebrated his Manchester United's record 19th Premier League title by doing a wax job on himself instead of going for the usual bubbly. ANI

Scottish golf resort to offer wines made by sport's greatest stars
The Turnberry golf resort on Scotland's Ayrshire coast is to offer an exclusive wine list from vineyards owned by some of the game's leading stars. ANI

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