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Sports News on September 25, 2011

Tamara Ecclestone takes to reality show to alter people's 'negative opinion'
Tamara Ecclestone has revealed that she wants to change people's 'negative opinion' about her with her new reality TV show. ANI

QPR footie Joey Barton hates 'perma-tanned and thick' Liverpool girls
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has revealed that he hates going back to hometown Liverpool, as all the girls there are perma-tanned and thick. ANI

'I could have been a footballer if I hadn't had to give up,' says Federer
If Roger Federer hadn't been wooing the tennis masses in Switzerland, the tennis legend could have been lining up for football club Concordia Basel against Manchester United in the Champions League this week. ANI

Strauss-led England deserves to be World No.1-ranked Test team: McGrath
Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath expects the Andrew Strauss-led England side to continue in their bid to become the country's most successful side in years. ANI

Patel, Franklin recalled into New Zealand squad for Zimbabwe tour
New Zealand off-spinner Jeetan Patel and all-rounder James Franklin have been recalled into the national team for next month's tour to Zimbabwe. ANI

Pak cricket team can get top spot in world rankings: Waqar
Waqar Younis, who quit as Pakistan cricket coach last week, has said that the squad he managed is highly capable of taking the country to the top of the world rankings. ANI

UEFA refusing to recognize Manchester City's Etihad Stadium name
European football's governing body, UEFA, is reportedly refusing to recognize Manchester City's decision to change their stadium's name. ANI

Stosur says illness recovery period gave "second chance" at tennis
Australian tennis star Samantha Stosur, who won the US Open earlier this month, reckons that her recovery period from a series of illnesses gave her a "second chance" at tennis, as it strengthened her goal of winning a grand-slam singles title. ANI

Qatar planning to sign Fabio Capello as football coach
England football coach Fabio Capello will become the top target for Qatar once he quits his Three Lions' role. ANI

2012 London Olympics bosses want super-rich to create floating villages of mega-yachts
2012 London Olympics bosses are encouraging the rich people worldwide to create floating villages of mega-yachts during the event scheduled to take place from July 27 to August 12, 2012. ANI

Derry calls 'enthusiastic' 'Snowy' for settling straight away at Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Shaun Derry reckons that British footballer Joey Barton should be called 'Snowy' - because he's settled in so quickly at the club. ANI

Manchester City's Kolo Toure says his daughter was in tears over drugs controversy
Manchester City defender Kolo Toure, who returned to action last week after a six-month drug ban, has revealed how the drugs controversy had left his daughter in tears. ANI

Frank Lampard's girlfriend to host new reality TV show
Christine Bleakley, English footballer Frank Lampard's girlfriend and TV presenter, will be hosting a new reality TV show where celebrities will dress up as well-known singers and perform their hit tracks. ANI

Abramovich is a football anorak, reveals Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has given a rare insight into the club's owner Roman Abramovich's character. ANI

Cricket, corporal sentence and reality TV ban may deter another riot Sir Ian Botham
London, Sept 25 Former England captain Sir Ian Botham has claimed that a combination of cricket, corporal punishment and a ban on reality television might help the UK prevent the kind of break down in law and order that occurred in the August riots. ANI

Broad faces challenge of reasserting his authority as England Twenty20 captain
England fast bowler Stuart Broad insists that he will not lose any influence as the Twenty20 captain despite missing part of the key build-up to next year's World Cup through injury. ANI

Ivory Coast conflict victim Chelsea footballer Drogba vows to foster world peace
Chelsea footballer Didier Drogba, who had lost his family members in Ivory Coast civil war, has vowed to foster world peace and involve himself in the post-conflict resolution. ANI

Massa brands Hamilton 'mindless' after near-miss during Singapore GP qualifying
British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has been branded 'mindless' for his aggressive driving style by Ferrari's Felipe Massa. ANI

Hamstring injury to keep Rooney 'out for a week or two': Ferguson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson expects striker Wayne Rooney to be sidelined for "a week or two" due to his hamstring injury. ANI

Tindall promises 'quiet nights' as England braces up for WC key phase
Mike Tindall, who found himself at the centre of controversy after he was found groping a blonde girl during a World Cup post-match party, has insisted that he is done with night outs now that England is getting ready for the key phase of the tournament. ANI

Giggs' ex Imogen Thomas selling (in)famous outfits for charity
Imogen Thomas, infamous for bedding footballer Ryan Giggs, is selling her clothes to raise money for charity (The Children's Hospice UK). ANI

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