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Sports News on April 17, 2012

Stress makes people not get pregnant, says Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian, who has been very vocal about getting pregnant, had a tiff with elder sister Kim when she suggested that she should consider in vitro to help her conceive. ANI

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant's reconciliation efforts hit cold patch
Kobe Bryant and his estranged wife Vanessa, who had sparked hopes of reconciliation by sharing a Valentine's Day kiss, have apparently hit a rough patch in their reunion attempts. ANI

Cricketers turn heads on catwalk
Karachi: Former Pakistan cricket captain Younis Khan and paceman Umar Gul sashayed down the ramp at a bridal fashion show this weekend. ANI

Bangladesh coach expresses security fears over team's Pak tour for two-match itinerary
Bangladesh cricket coach Stuart Law has expressed safety fears, ahead of the team's scheduled tour to Pakistan, which is seen as a vital step for reviving the international cricket in the country after a three year hiatus. ANI

Ben Foden stripped n*ked by topless girls at his stag night
A shocking video shows England rugby ace Ben Foden dancing with topless girls, who pull down his pants, at his stag do in a notorious sex club. ANI

Posh cuddles up 'sleepy' son Cruz at hockey match
Victoria Beckham was spotted cuddling up to her sleepy seven-year-old sports fan son Cruz at a hockey game on Sunday, just hours after his loving embrace with dad David at the Lakers game earlier in the day. ANI

Cruz Beckham has inherited mum Posh's dancing skills
Cruz Beckham is apparently following in his mother Victoria's footsteps as a more than able dancer. ANI

Asif Iqbal says PCB should have taken a firm stance on Bangladesh tour
Former Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal has expressed displeasure over the Bangladesh Cricket Board's 'disingenuous' stand by first agreeing to play matches in Pakistan and then retracting the decision after the collision incident in the Asia Cup. ANI

Wayne Rooney and not beau Defoe is No. 1 for Alexandra Burke
Alexandra Burke may be dating Spurs' footballer Jermain Defoe, but it is Wayne Rooney who is her favourite when it comes to the sport. ANI

'Snobbish' midfielder Xavi says Barca best team in the world
Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has cautioned Chelsea that they would face the best team on the planet when the two clubs meet during the first leg of the Champions League semi-final on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge. ANI

Siddle could miss rest of Caribbean series
Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle may not take further part in the series against the West Indies amidst fears of back stiffness that could result in stress fractures. ANI

At times I despise my body, says Imogen Thomas
Imogen Thomas has admitted that she is struggling to stay slim and is fighting a battle with her weight. ANI

Hooker Jenny does a Mario in 'Why Always Me' vest
Escort girl Jenny Thompson paid tribute to former lover Mario Balotelli by sporting a "Why Always Me" T-shirt as she walked through Bolton recently. ANI

Commonwealth watchdog criticizes Maldives probe on alleged coup
The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) has criticized an inquiry that was set up by the Maldives to investigate an alleged coup described as 'neither independent nor impartial'. ANI

Watson's wait for 'much awaited' third century continues
Shane Watson fell between the score of 50 and 100 for the 18th time in his Test career, as his ostensible inability to convert a good start into triple figures for Australia continued during the second Test match against the West Indies in Trinidad. ANI

Van Persie leads nominees for PFA Players' Player of the Year award
Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie has emerged as the top contender for the PFA Players' Player of the Year award. ANI

Rooney plans to surpass Man U legend Best's tally before season end
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said he would like to better club legends George Best and Dennis Viollet's tally of 179 before the end of the season. ANI

Muamba thanks London Chest Hospital staff for speedy recovery
Bolton Wanderers ace footballer Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a cardiac arrest during the FA Cup tie at Tottenham, has thanked the medical staff at the London Chest Hospital after he was discharged from the hospital. ANI

PCB to avoid a standoff with ICC regarding ban on govt interference in cricket boards' functioning
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is trying to avoid a stand-off with the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding the ban on government interference in cricket boards' functioning. ANI

Carroll says he quit carousing when he joined Liverpool
Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has claimed he had changed his lifestyle drastically after he joined the Merseyside club last year, putting a full stop to his boozing habit. ANI

City striker Tevez refuses to give up on Premier League title race
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is determined to keep his former club and Premier League table leaders Manchester United under massive pressure in the final stages of the title race. ANI

Di Matteo pitches to keep manager's job At Chelsea
Chelsea's stop gap coach Roberto Di Matteo has already made his pitch to keep the manager's job after being interviewed by the club's technical director. ANI

Morosini's autopsy fails to give reasons behind his demise
The autopsy of Livorno player Piermario Morosini, who collapsed and died after suffering a cardiac arrest during a Serie B match at Pescara on Saturday, has proved indecisive. ANI

Pak cricketers waiting for new central contracts, past four months' pay
Pakistan cricketers are yet to get their new central contracts and the past four months' pay. ANI

Bahrain GP chief assures 'nothing drastic will happen'
The circuit chairman of the Bahrain Grand Prix, Zayed Al Zayani, has guaranteed safety concerns during the race will be taken care of. ANI

Nadal concerned about his knee before Monte Carlo Masters
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal is concerned about his knee as he prepares to begin his quest for an eighth successive Monte Carlo Masters title. ANI

Lahore's Gadaffi Stadium undergoes renovation before Bangladesh tour
The Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore is undergoing renovation work just before the two-match tour by Bangladesh. ANI

Australia in control of Trinidad Test against Windies
Australia has clinched control of the second Test against the West Indies after Michael Clarke opted to open the bowling with left-arm spinner Michael Beer. ANI

McLaren ace Hamilton says he doesn't feel like walking away
McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton, whose contract with his team comes to an end after this season, has made it clear he has never thought about walking away. ANI

Real Madrid manager Mourinho geared up for Bayern showdown in Champions League semi-final
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is all set for Wednesday's mouth-watering clash against German giants Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final. ANI

Rooney vows to raise his game for remaining four Premier League matches
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, who scored a brace in their 4-0 win against Aston Villa on Sunday, believes he must improve his game and score more goals to help United clinch their 20th Premier League title. ANI

'Greenest ever' London Olympics claims trashed over 'Blood of Bhopal' Dow type sponsors
Human rights groups have dismissed London Olympic chief Sebastian Coe's claims that the upcoming sport event 'will be the greenest ever Games' as 'corporate spin', and will stage a protest against the Olympic committee for picking up sponsors responsible for the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, and causing other environmental damage. ANI

Mike Tyson's 'lowest point' was beating up 7 hookers while high on cocaine
Mike Tyson, who was once known as the 'baddest man on the planet', has for the first time revealed the drug-fuelled night that made him turn his life around and get clean and sober. ANI

'Dumped' Kamran Akmal may make comeback in Bangladesh series: Sources
Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal may make a comeback to the ODI and Twenty20 squad this month in the home series against Bangladesh. ANI

Strauss denies claims of stepping down as ODI captain due to being henpecked
England Test skipper Andrew Strauss has dismissed claims that he gave up the one-day captaincy because he is henpecked. ANI

Misbah hoping for Indo-Pak cricket series after hosting Bangladesh
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has expressed hope that his team would get to play against India in a bilateral series soon. ANI

ICC board expands 2014 World T20 teams
The International Cricket Council executive board will expand the number of teams from 12 to 16 in the 2014 World Twenty20 tournament to be held Bangladesh. ANI

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