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Sports News on May 8, 2011

Bernie celebrates daughter's engagement in truly 'Ecclestone' style
Formula 1 owner Bernie Ecclestone pulled up an extraordinarily lavish affair for his daughter Petra Ecclestone's engagement with businessman Jamie Stunt. ANI

Monkey test for Man U player Rooney
England striker Wayne Rooney, off the field, had a game to play - this time the opposition didn't include a 11-men side but a troop of baboons that took a ride on his car and broke a windscreen wiper. ANI

Ecclestone moves to Istanbul to distance himself from F1 sale rumours
Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One's commercial rights holder, flew to Istanbul to distance himself from a possible sale of motor sport's blue-riband series to Rupert Murdoch's media group, News Corporation. ANI

Former Pak players blast Afridi for 'never learning from mistakes'
Former Pakistani cricketers have slammed limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi for his poor performance in the recently-concluded One-day International (ODI) series against the West Indies, saying that he does not take any lesson from his past mistakes. ANI

Abdul Qadir criticizes Pak team for defeat against West Indies
Pakistan's spin legend Abdul Qadir has criticized Pakistan team for their 10-wicket defeat in the final match of the one-day international (ODI) series against the West Indies on Thursday. ANI

Afridi, Waqar at loggerheads over picking Pak's playing eleven
Pakistan's limited-overs captain Shahid Afridi and team coach Waqar Younis are on a collision course after developing serious differences during the recently-concluded One-day International (ODI) series against the West Indies. ANI

Tendulkar helps Symomds, Harbhajan heal their 'Monkeygate' wounds
Sachin Tendulkar has been in the forefront to bring an end to the most bitter feud in world cricket, and make Andrew Symonds and Harbhajan Singh bury their hatchet, as Mumbai Indians surge to the top of the Indian Premier League. ANI

Clarke gives up playboy lifestyle, leaves his Bondi apartment
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke has given up his playboy lifestyle and has moved to Lilli Pilli, his first property investment. ANI

Becks and son Brooklyn escape unhurt after LA car crash
David Beckham and his son Brooklyn had a lucky escape when his luxury car was involved in a multiple-car pile-up on a busy freeway near Los Angeles last week. ANI

Ferguson dismisses speculation over his retirement from Man U
Dismissing speculation over his retirement from Manchester United at the end of this season, Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he will be the club's manager next year also. ANI

Golfing legend Seve Ballesteros died with "complete dignity", says his brother
Golfing legend Seve ­Ballesteros passed away with "complete dignity" surrounded by his family, said his brother. ANI

Malinga terrified Delhi Daredevils players: Sehwag
A disappointed Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag has said that Mumbai Indians bowler Lasith Malinga succeeded in raising terror amongst the relatively new players of his team. ANI

KKR elated to reach top four of IPL
Gautam Gambhir, captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders, has noted that the match against Chennai Super Kings was an important game to reach the top four in the Indian Premier League. ANI

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