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Sports News on April 15, 2012

'Highly-volatile' Iraq should remain 'no-go zone' for international football matches
Professional Footballers Association chief executive Brendan Schwab has said Iraq should remain a no-go zone for international soccer matches because of security concerns. ANI

Man U lining up bid for Athletic Bilbao's young winger Iker Muniain
Athletic Bilbao's young wing sensation Iker Muniain has attracted interest from English champions Manchester United. ANI

Ferdinand wants to emulate Man U veterans Scholes, Giggs
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has said he is inspired by veteran midfielders Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, and would like to continue playing as long as he can. ANI

'Forgetting 2008 terror attack on Sri Lankan cricket team to take many years'
It will take many more years to completely forget the 2008 terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus in Lahore that had raised questions on the future of international cricket in Pakistan, an article in a Pakistan daily has said. ANI

Barcelona manager Guardiola unwary of Chelsea's physical approach
Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola has claimed his side is not concerned about Chelsea using a physical approach during the first leg of their Champions League semifinal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. ANI

Concerns over boxing legend Frank Bruno's mental health resurfaces
Boxing legend Frank Bruno's mental health problems have seemed to return after he checked into a clinic suffering from exhaustion. ANI

McLaren boss Whitmarsh denies any special security measures for Bahrain GP
McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has rejected suggestions that they would take special security measures for the security of their star drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button along with the other staff during next weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone flaunts curves in bandeau bikini to 'tan the tan lines'
Tamara Ecclestone, who has been pictured in a variety of bikinis this week, decided it was time to really concentrate on her tan on Friday. ANI

I could act in Battleship only if I made snot bubbles, says Brooklyn Decker
Brooklyn Decker, who starred alongside Rihanna in her upcoming movie 'Battleship', owes part of her recent success to her ability to produce snot bubbles on demand. ANI

Messi won't ever play in English Premier League
Barcelona star Lionel Messi doesn't believes he would ever play in the English Premier League, as he has vowed to end his playing career with his current club. ANI

Messi says Barcelona will treat Chelsea with respect in CL semifinal
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has shrugged off suggestion that facing Chelsea in the Champions League semifinal would be a walk in the park for them, and said they will take the Blues seriously. ANI

Drunken night with blonde wasn't a huge crisis for those I love, says Mike Tindall
Mike Tindall has said that his drunken romp with the blonde during Rugby World Cup "just wasn't some enormous crisis" to those he loves. ANI

I'm still single, says Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow has revealed that he is "still single", insisting that he is not dating anyone currently. ANI

Greatest F1 rivalry to hit big screen
A new Formula One movie is set to be made, which will be based on one of the greatest rivalries of the sport. ANI

Becks' drinking joint with granddad spared from demolition
A pub in London, where David Beckham used to drink with his grandfather, has been saved from being taken down. ANI

'Bad-boy' Balotelli prepared to see psychiatrist to save his Man City career
Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has confessed to his close pals that he is ready to consult a psychiatrist in order to safeguard his career at the club. ANI

Man detained for trying to blackmail Man City over Balotelli's photographs
A man has been arrested by Greater Manchester Police on suspicion of trying to blackmail Manchester City Football Club over photos understood to be of striker Mario Balotelli swigging champagne in a nightclub. ANI

Murray says 'weird' Lendl likes to smack his opponents with tennis ball during practice
Tennis ace Andy Murray has revealed coach Ivan Lendl indulges in some strange things during practice, and one of them is to try and intimidate his opponent by hitting them with tennis ball while practicing. ANI

Mancini laments Man City's late renaissance in Premier League title race
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said it's a pity his team is out of the Premier League title race as his players are playing really well at the moment. ANI

Coleen Rooney totters in five inch Louboutins at Aintree
Coleen Rooney had a difficult time juggling her adorable son, Kai, while managing sky high heels, at Aintree on Saturday. ANI

Mike Tyson still holds boxing close to heart
Mike Tyson has revealed that he does not miss boxing but would do it again if he got the chance. ANI

Football fraternity mourns Italian footballer's death during match
The football fraternity is in a state of mourning as tragedy struck again after Italy's former under-21 international Piermario Morosini collapsed and died from a heart attack on Saturday during a football match. ANI

Clarke urges Oz players to work hard in Caribbean
Australia's skipper Michael Clarke has urged his teammates to work hard in the Caribbean, as the runs have not flowed freely off their bats this tour. ANI

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