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Sports News on May 17, 2011

Former Pak cricketer urges PCB to take over Raza arrest case
Former Pakistan cricketer Haris Khan has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to take over the case involving the arrest of a former cricketer Akram Raza on alleged charges of betting in the Indian Premier League. ANI

Akram Raza claims he was 'set up' in IPL betting scandal "through planned move"
Former Pakistan Test cricketer and national umpire Akram Raza, who was bailed out on Monday following his arrest over betting on the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), has cried foul, insisting that he was 'set up' in a gang of bookmakers. ANI

Afghanistan's 'Burka Boxers' form first competitive female fighting squad
A group of 25 fearless Afghan women dubbed as the 'Burka Boxers' have formed the first competitive female fighting squad to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games to be held in London. ANI

FA probing 50 K pound "bung" over transfer of Premier League star
Football Association (FA) chiefs are probing a 50,000 pound "bung" allegedly paid over the transfer of a Premier League footballer. ANI

Grant was 'bad selection' for West Ham: Sullivan
West Ham owner David Sullivan has admitted it was a 'bad selection' to give Avram Grant the club's manager job. ANI

Gluten-free diet said to be behind Djokovic's success
Having won 39 matches on the trot, Serb tennis champion Novak Djokovic has attributed his success on the tennis court not just down to his agility, baseline aggression and strong serve, but also to his diet. ANI

West Ham's woes continue, as cops called to control club's bash
West Ham's bad season plunged to new depths when cops were called in to end angry scenes at the club's posh bash in London. ANI

Woods likely to play in 2011 U.S. Open
Injured golfer Tiger Woods has revealed that he is likely to play in next month's U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, though he described the situation as "week-to-week" and offered no definitive timetable for a return. ANI

Ex Pak skipper Zaheer Abbas slams team for defeat against Windies
Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas has criticized the Pakistan cricket team for losing the opening test match against the West Indies. ANI

Blackburn boss charged with drink driving
Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean was charged with drink-driving hours after his team drew with Manchester United. ANI

Fergie warns Man City not to think about Premier League title
Sir Alex Ferguson has warned Manchester City that he will be ready for them next season, as mega-rich City has their sights set on the Premier League trophy next season. ANI

Reduce number of matches to enhance value of ODIs: Bond
Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond has said there are just too many limited-over matches being played today. ANI

BCCI to question Warne, RCA secretary about pitch spat
Rajasthan Cricket Association secretary Sanjay Dixit and Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Warne have been asked by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to appear before it in Mumbai on Tuesday to discuss and resolve their spat regarding the pitch at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. ANI

Fergie snubs FA, refuses to be present for misconduct hearing
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has refused to be present at the Football Association hearing after being charged for saying that World Cup final referee Howard Webb was "the best man for the job" before his side's crucial clash against Chelsea on May 8. ANI

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