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Sports News on September 5, 2011

Injured Tendulkar ruled out of England ODI series, to return to India tomorrow
Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was today ruled out of the rest of the five-match ODI series against England due to a toe injury. ANI

Ponting will be missed during Kandy Test against Lanka: Roebuck
Australian batsman Ricky Ponting, who has returned to his Sydney home for the birth of his second child, will be missed during the second Test against Sri Lanka, noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said. ANI

How Watson gave up 'raw pace' dream to become 'smart bowler' he is today
Australian vice-captain Shane Watson has admitted that he should have been smarter at how he approached his bowling as a younger guy. ANI

Roddick can't bear being in same room as 'Bad Boy' McEnroe
American tennis star Andy Roddick dislikes John McEnroe so much that he can't even be in the same room with the legend. ANI

Coleen Rooney scores hatrick - in buying cars!
WAG Coleen Rooney has splashed out on her third Range Rover in the last four years. ANI

Auckland determined to restore New Zealand's pride in Champions League T20
The Auckland Aces, winners of New Zealand's HRV Cup, are determined to improve their country's dismal record in the Champions League Twenty20 this month. ANI

Waqar's replacement must have good man-management skills: Mushtaq Ahmed
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed has said that the person who will replace coach Waqar Younis should have good man-management skills to be successful with the national team. ANI

'Shy' Rafa finds posing in underwear 'tricky'
World No.2 Rafael Nadal, who has become the new face of both Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani Underwear, revealed that posing in an undergarment is very 'tricky'. ANI

Daryl Tuffey fronted Auckland brewery withdraws Pak 'match-fixing' ad campaign
An Auckland brewery's marketing campaign fronted by New Zealand fast bowler Daryl Tuffey, which takes a dig at Pakistan cricketers over match-fixing scandals, has reportedly been withdrawn after being labelled as "offensive" and "insulting". ANI

Posh takes baby girl Harper Seven to her 1st movie
Victoria Beckham, who gave her newborn daughter Harper Seven her public debut last week during a shopping trip in Los Angeles, has now taken her to her first movie. ANI

Stosur through to US Open quarterfinals
Australian tennis star Samantha Stosur defeated Russian 25th seed Maria Kirilenko 6-2, 6-7, (15-17), 6-3, to make it to the US Open quarterfinals for the second straight year. ANI

Nadal collapses with cramp during US Open press conference
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal sent shockwaves through the US Open on Sunday when he collapsed during his post-match news conference in New York because of severe cramping in his thigh. ANI

Marsh gets chance to step up to the plate in Ponting's absence
Ricky Ponting's absence from this week's second Test in Kandy has a silver lining to it. It gives West Australian Shaun Marsh a chance to finally prove he is not simply a limited-overs specialist. ANI

Murray to face Donald Young in US Open fourth round
British tennis star Andy Murray has defeated 25th seed Feliciano Lopez to setup his US Open fourth round clash with American Donald Young. ANI

'Thug' Joey Barton is secretly passionate about Van Gogh paintings
Soccer bad boy Joey Barton may have a thuggish reputation, but that does not prevent him from having a secret passion for fine art. ANI

Langer backs Clarke to end barren spell with 'big hundreds'
Australian batting coach Justin Langer believes that it is only a matter of time before captain Michael Clarke's 18-month wait for a Test century comes to an end. ANI

Galle Test against Lanka 'a match to remember for a number of reasons': Watson
Australia vice-captain Shane Watson has said that the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle will be a match that the Michael Clarke-led team will remember for a long time for a number of reasons. ANI

'Depressed' Tevez suffered eating disorder during 'personal crisis'
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has revealed that he suffered from depression and developed an eating disorder this summer after he failed to secure a move to Italian giants Inter Milan. ANI

Dilshan won't dump his aggressive batting approach despite early dismissals
Sri Lankan captain Tillakaratne Dilshan is adamant that he won't change his risky batting style despite losing his wicket early in both innings of the first Test in Galle last week. ANI

UK Muslim boxer Amir Khan ready to take on Floyd Mayweather
British Muslim boxer Amir Khan has said that he is ready to take on unbeaten ring great Floyd Mayweather next summer. ANI

Alec Stewart backs England to finish season with a clean sweep over India
Former England captain Alec Stewart reckons that after the Test series whitewash and the one-off Twenty20 victory against India, the England team will be looking to show that they are also making good progress in the 50-over game. ANI

Gabrielle Union frolics with Hooper beau in Miami 'Heat' in tiny black bikini
Gabrielle Union showed off her oomph factor in a little black bikini during her vacation in Miami with NBA boyfriend Dwayne Wade. ANI

England will continue to use bouncers against vulnerable Indian batsmen: Broad
Despite the ongoing India's tour of England revealing Indian batsmen's vulnerability against the short ball, England fast bowler Stuart Broad is promising plenty more of the same in the remaining four matches of the ODI series- especially at the Rose Bowl tomorrow. ANI

'Lady Gaga' of tennis-Sands hits US Open in 'wild leopard-print dress'
Lady Gaga of Tennis Bethanie Mattek-Sands has hit the courts of the US Open in one of the wildest outfits that the tournament has ever seen- an eye-popping leopard-print dress. ANI

Man City boss' wife chases off gang suspected of using sleeping gas to target celebrity villas
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is the latest celebrity to be targeted by a gang, which is suspected of breaking into the Italian celebrity couple's villa by using sleeping gas on their victims. ANI

Zaheer Abbas willing to replace Waqar as Pakistan coach
Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas has said that he is ready to replace Waqar Younis when he resigns as the coach of the national team after the ongoing tour of Zimbabwe. ANI

Liz Hurley claims beau Warnie uses girls' beauty products for glow!
Elizabeth Hurley has finally revealed the secret behind boyfriend Shane Warne's glow claiming that he actually resorts to women's beauty products to keep his skin look young and peachy. ANI

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