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Sports News on May 25, 2011

Cristiano Ronaldo photographed with son for first time
Cristiano Ronaldo has been photographed with his baby son Cristiano for the first time as they enjoyed a day out in Portugal over the weekend. ANI

Dharmasena and Kettleborough selected for elite umpires' panel
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough have been selected on to the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires following the annual review and selection process. ANI

Ryan Giggs' wife leaves home without wedding ring after fling-disclosure
Welsh footballer Ryan Giggs' wife Stacey was spotted leaving home without her wedding ring after it was revealed he was the one who tried to hide his affair with Imogen Thomas with an injunction. ANI

Imogen Thomas was '100 percent certain' Giggs would marry her
Welsh glamour model Imogen Thomas has revealed that she had been "100 percent certain" that the affair she was having with Welsh footballer Ryan Giggs would lead to marriage. ANI

Rapper Snoop Dogg lets Becks hear his new music first
He may be better known for his skills with a soccer ball than his ear for music, but former England captain David Beckham is one of the first people rapper Snoop Dogg lets hear his new music. ANI

Fergie issues gag order on Giggs affair
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has issued a gag order over the Ryan Giggs affair by demanding that a reporter be banned from covering the club's matches. ANI

Man U forks out record 17 m pounds for Atl‚tico Madrid goalie David de Gea
Manchester United has confirmed the signing of David de Gea from Atl‚tico Madrid. He will come into the side in place of the outgoing Edwin van der Sar. ANI

Man U Vs Barca: Ferdinand backs sensational Hernandez to perform again
Rio Ferdinand has backed Javier Hernandez - labelled "the sensation of the season" by manager Sir Alex Ferguson - to rise to the occasion when Manchester United take on Barcelona in Saturday's Champions League final. ANI

Pakistan "safe place to play cricket": Ijaz Butt
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt has insisted that his country is a "safe place to play" the game, and thanked Afghanistan for sending their team there. ANI

Afridi pulls out of Pakistan-Ireland ODI series due to 'personal reasons'
Shahid Afridi, who was sacked as Pakistan's One-Day International (ODI) skipper last week, has withdrawn from the upcoming one-day series against Ireland, citing personal reasons. ANI

Fergie says 'sensation' Hernandez key to victory over Barcelona
Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson believes that Mexican striker Javier Hernandez could be the key to victory over Barcelona in Saturday's Champions League final at Wembley. ANI

Gang attacks paparazzi outside Giggs' home
Masked men attacked cars belonging to the paparazzi outside Manchester United star Ryan Giggs' home on Tuesday. ANI

Golf reporters refuse to accept Tiger Woods' million-dollar challenge
Reporters of golf have refused to accept Tiger Woods challenge to donate a million dollars to his Tiger Woods Foundation if they don't ask him about his injured leg. ANI

Man U a better side without Real Madrid's Ronaldo: Barcelona
Barcelona believes Manchester United is a better side without Real Madrid star winger Cristiano Ronaldo. ANI

Balotelli caught making splash after snubbing Man City parade victory
Ace striker Mario Balotelli was making a splash back in Milan while his Manchester City teammates were on their FA Cup victory parade. ANI

Jamaican sprinter Bolt vows to return to his best in Rome
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has said that he intends to prove that he is still the best short distance runner in world when he competes in the Rome Olympic Stadium this week. ANI

Ferguson ready to welcome back Ronaldo at Man U
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to welcome back striker Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford. ANI

Wenger 'extremely active' about signing Benzema for Arsenal
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is trying to sign Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, who is worth 35 million pounds. ANI

Lanka seamer Nuwan Pradeep suffers injury, may miss England Test series
Sri Lanka seamer Nuwan Pradeep is likely to miss the Test series with England starting this week because of anterior cruciate ligament damage, the BBC reports. ANI

Champions League final: Man U ready for Barca's 'dirty tricks'
Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has said that his side is ready for Barcelona's "dirty tricks" in the May 28 Champions League final. ANI

Mancini's make or break meeting on Man City's future
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has flown to Abu Dhabi to speak to chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak amid a breakdown in relations at the club. ANI

Pietersen vows to keep on playing till he becomes cricketing great
England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who has recovered from a double hernia operation that ended his World Cup prematurely, has vowed not to stop playing cricket until he has established himself as "a great of the game". ANI

Warne's mentor and ex-Australian cricketer Terry Jenner dead
Former Australian Test legspinner Terry Jenner, who helped mould Shane Warne into one of the world's greatest bowlers, died here on Wednesday.He was 66. ANI

Strauss questions 'woefully under-resourced' ICC's resolve to catch fixers
England captain Andrew Strauss has questioned the resolve of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to tackle corruption, saying the sport's own body dedicated to catching cheats was "woefully under-resourced". ANI

West Indies not disappointed despite loss to Pak in second Test
West Indies lost to Pakistan by 196 runs to lose the Second Digicel Test on the fifth and final morning at Warner Park, but the team is not disheartened with the result. ANI

Injured Gambhir likely to play IPL game, doubtful for Windies ODI tour
Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has injured his right shoulder, but is likely to play the crucial Indian Premier League game between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Mumbai Indians to be played at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium today. ANI

Injured Gambhir to miss IPL game, Windies ODI tour
Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has injured his right shoulder and is likely to miss the crucial Indian Premier League game between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Mumbai Indians to be played at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium today. He is also likely to miss the Indian cricket team's one-day tour of the West Indies next month. ANI

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