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Sports News on September 22, 2011

Ronaldo's ex 'recruited girls for Berlusconi's bunga-bunga parties'
Cristiano Ronaldo's former girlfriend is among those accused of recruiting escorts for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's infamous bunga-bunga parties. ANI

Kochi Tuskers coach Lawson eyes Oz chief selector 'option'
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)'s decision to terminate Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kochi Tuskers' contract has forced coach Geoff Lawson to declare that he wants to be Cricket Australia (CA)'s new chairman of selectors. ANI

Petra Ecclestone is a shoeaholic!
Petra Ecclestone showed her craze for shoe-shopping when she tried on dozens of heels at luxury department store Neiman Marcus in Beverley Hills. ANI

Turkey bans men from soccer games to tackle crowd violence
Turkey has banned men from being a part of the crowd at football matches in a bid to tackle crowd violence. ANI

Button to set up base in Japan to prepare for 'humid' Japanese, Korean Grands Prix
British Formula One driver Jenson Button has revealed that he will set up his base in Japan to prepare for the grueling leg of the season, which will include race in Japan and Korea. ANI

Mike Tindall's fresh miseries!
Seems like Mike Tindall's miseries seem to be never-ending. ANI

Anelka yet to decide Chelsea future
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has admitted that he is yet to decide whether to extend his stay with the club. ANI

'Confident' Pak team looking ahead to Sri Lanka series in UAE: Misbah
Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said that his team's spirit is high following the whitewash over Zimbabwe in all three formats of the sport. ANI

England drops to eighth spot in FIFA rankings
England have fallen four places to eighth in the new FIFA world rankings despite their back-to-back wins in the Euro 2012 qualifying group. ANI

Hamilton's frustration is getting the better of him, says Red Bull chief
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner reckons that British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton needs to stop taking out his frustration on the track. ANI

Bout with Mayweather will be in 2012: Amir Khan
Brit Muslim boxer Amir Khan believes his bout with American pugilist Floyd Mayweather Junior will take place within the next "six to nine months". ANI

Outgoing New Zealand Cricket chief Vaughan wants Kiwi successor
Amid an Australian influx in New Zealand Cricket (NZC), chief executive Justin Vaughan insists that a 'Kiwi' should succeed him when he walks away from the job at the end of November. ANI

Owen admits to being under huge pressure in Man U Vs Leeds match
Striker Michael Owen has claimed that he felt both nervous and under huge pressure in making his first appearance of the season for Manchester United on Tuesday. ANI

Berbatov fancies himself to be another Beckenbauer: Owen
Manchster United star Michael Owen claims Dimitar Berbatov fancies himself as a Franz Beckenbauer-style sweeper. ANI

Clarke backs 'dumped' Khawaja to fight his way back into Oz Test squad
Australian captain Michael Clarke has said that left-handed batsman Usman Khawaja has a bright future and his ability to bat anywhere in the order would hold him in good stead for future tours. ANI

Old Trafford back in frame for Ashes Tests after a decade
Old Trafford will today be welcomed back into the Ashes fold after more than a decade on the margins. ANI

Explosive Jonny Bairstow can show Twenty20 vision against Windies
England cricket team coach Andy Flower and one-day skipper Alastair Cook believe that Jonny Bairstow, the son of ex-keeper David Bairstow, has made an explosive impact on the national scene, and could deliver effectively against the two Twenty20 internationals against West Indies tomorrow and on Sunday. ANI

Aleem Dar urges PCB to provide central contracts to top umpires
Pakistani cricket umpire Aleem Dar has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to provide central contract to top umpires of the country to produce successful umpires like him. ANI

Cheryl Cole beats Nichole Scherzinger in battle of X Factor WAG's
Cheryl Cole is being hailed as a better judge by US critics as compared to her replacement Nichole Scherzinger. ANI

Anna Kournikova is 'Biggest Loser' when it comes to trimming the flab!
Anna Kournikova's team in hit NBC series the 'Biggest Loser', is in big trouble from the very first episode itself. ANI

Becks to launch 'cool' long johns designer range in Feb next year
David Beckham is all set to launch his own long johns designer range in February next year. ANI

'Good depth of Oz fast bowlers' will keep 'out-of-form' Johnson on his toes: Fleming
Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will struggle to keep his place in the national team if he fails to perform on the upcoming tour of South Africa, according to former fast bowler Damien Fleming. ANI

Marsh backs Arthur to replace Nielsen as Australian cricket coach
Australian opening batsman Shaun Marsh reckons that former South Africa coach Mickey Arthur would be the right man to replace Tim Nielsen as the new Australian cricket coach. ANI

Harper will excel in both fashion and football, says 'proud' dad Becks
Soccer star David Beckham has revealed that he feels his baby daughter would excel in both fashion and football. ANI

Cristiano Ronaldo 'to wed supermodel lover Irina Shayk next July'
Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly set to marry Russian supermodel girlfriend Irina Shayk near his Portuguese home next July. ANI

PCB to shortlist candidates for coach job on September 29
The four-member Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) committee, headed by former captain Intikhab Alam, will meet on September 29 to shortlist candidates for the position of head coach. ANI

'I am a happy and satisfied man after stint as Pak coach,' says Waqar
Outgoing Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has said that he was a 'satisfied man' after his stint in charge despite it being affected by the spot-fixing scandal, and the in-fighting between key players and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). ANI

Clarke backing 'out-of-form' Johnson for Oz's South Africa tour
Australian skipper Michael Clarke is backing left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson's selection for the South Africa tour saying that he remains an integral part of the Test side despite his dreadful form in recent months. ANI

ICC unveils 2012 World Twenty20 schedule
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the match schedule and unveiled the event logo of the 2012 World Twenty20, which will be staged in Sri Lanka from September 18 to October 7. ANI

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