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Sports News on May 7, 2011

After World Cup win, Rajkot women take to cricket enthusiastically
The Saurashtra Cricket Association in Rajkot is abeehive of activity these days, with women cricketers taking to the sport like duck to water in the wake of India's World Cup win after 28 years. ANI

Zaheer Abbas puts his hand up to be Pak batting coach
Former Pakistan Test captain Zaheer Abbas has said that he is ready to be the batting coach of the national team if approached by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). ANI

Ashley Cole looking for romantic reunion with ex-wife Cheryl?
Ashley Cole is looking for a reunion with his ex-wife Cheryl, according to his Chelsea teammate Petr Cech. ANI

UEFA backs Sepp Blatter in upcoming FIFA presidential election
European football body UEFA's executive committee has given its "unanimous support" to Sepp Blatter in the upcoming FIFA presidential elections. ANI

Rashid Latif backs selection of wicket- keeper Salman for Windies Test Series
Karachi, May 7 Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has backed the selection of Mohammad Salman as a wicket- keeper for the West Indies Test series. ANI

Rooney loves telly bad boys and love cheats
England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that he is a fan of telly bad boys and love cheats. ANI

'Ballesteros was a inspiration, role model and genius', says Westwood
Tributes have been pouring in from the world of sport following the news that Spanish golfing legend Seve Ballesteros has died aged 54 at his home in Spain. ANI

Lampard changes sleep routine for TV presenter girlfriend's early starts
England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has changed his sleeping routine to suit his television presenter girlfriend Christine Bleakley's early starts. ANI

Salomon Kalou claims more men than women have seen him naked
Ivorian footballer Salomon Kalou has revealed that more men than women have seen him n*ked, and that he would rather choose football any day over sex. ANI

Abbey Clancy slaps stag-party ban on 'love-cheat' Crouch
Tottenham Hotspur footballer Peter Crouch has been strictly forbidden by her would-be-wife Abbey Clancy to have a stag do with his fellow teammates. ANI

Real boss Mourinho handed five-match European ban
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has been banned for five European matches for his outbursts during the fiery Champions League semi-final first leg clash against Barcelona. ANI

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros dies after three-year battle with brain tumour
Seve Ballesteros, regarded by many as golf's greatest shot-maker, died aged 54 at his home in Spain on Saturday following a three year battle with brain tumour. ANI

ECB's triple captaincy plan would make best use of England's resources: Atherton
Former England captain Mike Atherton has welcomed England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)'s decision to split captaincy at the international level between Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad. ANI

F1 champ Jenson Button petrified of traveling in girlfriend's car at 35mph!
Jenson Button, the McLaren F1 star who is famous for his dealings with speed while on the racetrack, seems to be finding it difficult to cope up with the pressure of teaching his girlfriend the art driving at a speed of 35mph. ANI

After Brett Lee, it's time for Shane Warne in 'Bollywood-style song'
Spin king Shane Warne is now set to become the second Australian player, after former teammate Brett Lee, to take part in a 'Bollywood-style song' released by Indian musician Arnie B. ANI

Keegan rules out becoming England manager again
Former England football team manager Kevin Keegan has ruled out chances of him taking up that job again. ANI

Cooke very strong bloke in England dressing room: Swann
Off-spinner Graeme Swann has said that he is bit surprised by the England and Wales Cricket Board's decision to appoint separate captains for Tests, one-dayers and Twenty20 matches, but welcomes the choice of leaders. ANI

'I never dreamt we could win 19 Premier League titles, says Man U's Fergie
Manchester United coach-cum-manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that it is beyond his wildest dreams to be on the brink of overtaking Liverpool's championship haul of 19 Premier League titles. ANI

Fergie piling pressure on referee Webb
Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson is piling the pressure on referee Howard Webb ahead of tomorrow's title decider against Chelsea. ANI

Mancini warns Man City owners about spending big again
Coach Roberto Mancini has warned Manchester City's owner that he will have to spend big again if he wants to mount a title bid and compete in the Champions League.ancini has already splashed 150-million-pounds of Sheikh Mansour's money on his squad. ANI

Ancelotti could be axed if he loses to Man U
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich could sack team manager Carlo Ancelotti if he fails to win Sunday's Premier League title decider with Manchester United. ANI

England's Bopara rejects Tendulkar's IPL offer
England and Essex cricketer Ravi Bopara has snubbed a second offer to play in the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indian skipper Sachin Tendulkar made the offer to Bopara. ANI

Woods returns to action at Players Championship
Tiger Woods, who hasn't played since last month's Masters, will return to action next week at the Players Championship. ANI

Oz cricket skipper Clarke quits his Bondi base
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke plans to sell his six million Australian dollar Bondi fishbowl apartment that he shared with one-time model girlfriend Lara Bingle. ANI

Ancelotti urges Chelsea to play from the heart
Manager Carlo Ancelotti has said that Sunday's Chelsea Vs Manchester United Premier League title showdown at Old Trafford will be won not by formations and tactics, but by desire and character. ANI

'Rawalpindi Express' Shoaib Akhtar to get gold medal today
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar will be awarded a gold medal for his meritorious services to Pakistan cricket at the prize distribution ceremony of the Pakistan Champions Club League today. ANI

Man U's Nani plays mind games ahead of clash with Chelsea
Portuguese and Manchester United winger Nani has started playing mind games against Chelsea ahead of their Premier League clash on Sunday. ANI

Former Pak cricketer Qadir criticises Mohsin Khan for selection fiasco
Former Pakistan cricketer Abdul Qadir has criticised the chief selector Mohsin Khan for going public with his differences with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on the selection matters. ANI

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros 'given last rites' after deterioration in brain tumour
Golf legend Seve Ballesteros, who is suffering from brain tumour, has reportedly been 'given last rites' after his condition deteriorated. ANI

Malaysian boxers to be trained in India ahead of SEA Games
Malaysian boxers will undergo intensive training in India in September ahead of the South East Asian (SEA) Games in Indonesia in November. ANI

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