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Sports News on September 9, 2011

Morgan to undergo shoulder surgery, ruled out of India ODI tour
England batsman Eoin Morgan will undergo surgery for a right shoulder injury ruling him out of the ODI tour of India, which will begin in October. ANI

'Hamilton is an extremely fast driver who loves overtaking, says Button
British Formula One driver Jenson Button has defended Lewis Hamilton over criticism of his McLaren teammate' chaotic season so far. ANI

Red Bull extend Renault engine contract to 2016
Reigning Formula One champions Red Bull will continue using Renault engines for another five years. ANI

National deaf basketball championship commences in Srinagar
The sixth National Deaf Basketball Championship kicked off in Srinagar on Thursday. ANI

'Good times will come,' says Lewis Hamilton
British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton is determined to bask in the spotlight for the right reasons this weekend after becoming fed up of being an easy target. ANI

Christine Bleakley looks classy dressed in school uniform
Television presenter Christine Bleakley is said to have looked classy dressed in a school uniform. ANI

Queens Park Rangers rejects Beckham move
Queens Park Rangers (QPR) manager Neil Warnock has rejected speculations that David Beckham will move to Loftus Road. ANI

I never wanted to leave Liverpool, says Raul Meireles
Portuguese footballer Raul Meireles has insisted he never wanted to leave Liverpool. ANI

Trott thrilled at being short-listed for ICC Awards
England batsman Jonathan Trott has said that he is thrilled at being short-listed for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards, which will be presented at a ceremony in London on September 12. ANI

Imogen Thomas shows off her new-sleek figure, courtesy Bikram yoga
Imogen Thomas, the former Big Brother housemate who allegedly had an affair with Ryan Giggs, was spotted looking toned up and slimmed down while making her appearance at the UK Lingerie Awards recently. ANI

England to play 3 Tests, 4 ODIs, 3 T20s on Pakistan tour in UAE next year
England will play three Tests and four one-day internationals (ODIs) on their Pakistan tour next year. ANI

Smalling wants to spend rest of his career at Manchester United
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has revealed that he is enjoying life with the Red Devils and is determined to continue repaying the faith of manager Sir Alex Ferguson. ANI

Arsene Wenger bashed in Arsenal fans' survey
Arsenal fans have turned up the heat on under-fire manager Arsene Wenger in a new survey. ANI

No decision yet on Force India contract extension: Paul di Resta
Scottish Formula One driver Paul di Resta has said that he believes a decision on his future at Force India will not be made until later this year. ANI

Tevez set for first Premier League start for Manchester City
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is set to make his first Premier League start this season tomorrow. ANI

Redknapp urges Beckham to join him at Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has reiterated that he wants to sign David Beckham when the transfer window opens in January 2012. ANI

Man U reach out to Russia after plane crash kills 36 top ice hockey players
Manchester United have written to Russian ice hockey club Lokomotiv Yaroslavl to offer support and sympathy in the wake of the plane crash that killed 36 people connected with the team and seven crew. ANI

Assam and Nagaland get closer through football
A sporting event was organised here recently in an effort to create harmony in the border region of Assam and Nagaland, which has been often been affected by clashes following boundary disputes between the two states. ANI

Pakistan draw with India, reach Asian Champions Trophy final
Pakistan have booked a spot in the final of the Asian Champions Trophy after drawing with archrivals India in their final group stage match in Ordos, China. ANI

Kandy Test: Lanka fight back against Aussies, reduce visitors to 133 for 3
Sri Lanka on Friday staged a fightback in the second Test being played here against Australia, taking the important wicket of Australian captain Michael Clarke before lunch after removing both openers in the first session. ANI

Murray enter US Open quarters after knocking off upstart Young
British tennis star Andy Murray made swift work of American upstart Donald Young to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final for the fourth time this year. ANI

US Open: Paes-Bhupathi reach quarterfinals by beating countryman Somdev and partner Huey
Indian tennis stars Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi reached the quarterfinals of the men's doubles competition of the US Open with a straight-set victory over fellow countryman Somdev Devvarman and his Filipino partner Treat Conrad Huey. ANI

Roger Federer, Tsonga, Djokovic.
Five-time champion Roger Federer has reached the US Open semi-finals after defeating French tennis star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. ANI

Cricket fans throng ticket counters in Chennai for Champions League tourney
Cricket fans are making a beeline for ticket counters, as the sale of tickets for four matches of the forthcoming third Champions League Twenty-20 cricket tourney commenced on Thursday here. ANI

Swann stresses need for consistent performance for England to be world champions
Praising his team's current performance, England cricketer Graeme Swann has said that the England team has to perform consistently against all teams in the cricketing fraternity to achieve the title of world one-day international champions. ANI

Indian cricket team lacks fast bowlers, says manager Shivlal Yadav
The manager of the Indian cricket team and former Test off-spinner, Shivlal Yadav, has said that the lack of express bowlers in the squad has been costing them matches in England. ANI

Chelsea boss Villas-Boas warns misfiring striker Torres of possible axing
Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has warned misfiring striker Fernando Torres that he has two more matches to improve his game or face being dropped. ANI

PCB issues show-cause notice to Miandad for criticising board's policies
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a show-cause notice to former captain Javed Miandad for speaking against the board's policies, despite being on its payroll. ANI

PCB issues 15-day deadline to applicants for Pak head coach job
The three-member committee constituted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to hunt for a new head coach, has given a 15-day deadline to applicants for the job after it held its first meeting at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). ANI

PCB's education, training programme 'making impact' on Pak players: Wasim Bari
The Pakistan Cricket Board's Education and Training Programme is paying dividends, as the players have stopped inviting scandals by ignoring strangers and staying away from prohibited ways of communication, according to programme in-charge Wasim Bari. ANI

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