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Sports News on April 2, 2012

Tendulkar hands over Mumbai Indians captaincy to Harbhajan
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Monday handed over the captaincy of Mumbai Indians in the fifth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament to off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. ANI

Star TV bags rights to broadcast Indian cricket for 2012-18 period
Star TV, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch, has won the rights to broadcast Indian cricket for the period 2012-2018. ANI

South African Football Association in gender equality row
The South African Football Association (SAFA) will this week appear before the Commission for Gender Equality to answer questions on its low targets and slow pace in addressing gender transformation. ANI

Ex-Houston Rockets Chinese star Yao lauds Jeremy Lin"""s NBA success
Former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming has described Jeremy Lin's success in the NBA as "a bit out of my expectation," when asked to comment on the buzz surrounding the New York Knicks American-born player of Chinese heritage. ANI

Beckham has fierce bust-up with L A Galaxy mates
Ex-England football star David Beckham has had a fierce bust-up with his LA Galaxy teammates after being pelted by a beer can in his first game. ANI

UK basketball star Deng wants Boltons Muamba to be his London Olympics guest
British professional basketball star Luol Deng has said that he will invite Bolton Wanderers' stricken football star Fabrice Muamba to the London Olympics as his guest. ANI

Fergie salutes keeper David de Gea for overcoming loss of form 'like a man'
Manager Alex Ferguson has saluted the strength and bravery of David de Gea for coming through the loss of form that threatened his Manchester United future. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone puts her bags, shoes and designer dresses on display
Tamara Ecclestone, who has been slammed by critics for being spoilt, has now opened the doors to her massive wardrobe, revealing the swags of designer clothing inside, some of which have never been worn. ANI

Abbey Crouch creates optical illusion on beach in lingerie-style bikini
Abbey Crouch, who always manages to attract attention owing to her great figure, created an optical illusion by opting for a lace-print lingerie-style bikini in Dubai. ANI

Noah Becker enjoys with scantily clad models at beach volleyball
Boris Becker, who is known for his penchant for beautiful ladies, seems to have passed on the same smooth skills to his son Noah. ANI

`Broke` NBA star Dennis Rodman spotted throwing around money in Vegas
Dennis Rodman, whose lawyer claimed last month that the NBA legend was so broke he couldn't make his child support payments, was spotted shopping at a pricey boutique in Las Vegas and throwing handfuls of cash onto the floor. ANI

Olympic gold medalist Amanda Beard tells of battle with cutting and bulimia
Amanda Beard, who won a gold medal at the US Olympics, has revealed how she has battled with bulimia and self-mutilation during her astonishing rise to the top. ANI

Umpire restrains Ryder after on field row
Troubled New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder had a heated exchange with Firebirds teammate Harry Boam during a club match. ANI

Winning premier league duel against City would be precious: Rooney
Ace striker Wayne Rooney has said beating Manchester City to lift a 20th league title would be one of Manchester United's greatest achievements. ANI

Man City players angry with Mancini over Balotelli's inclusion
Manchester City players are angry with coach Roberto Mancini, as they believe striker Mario Balotelli is costing them the Premier League title. he City boss thinks Manchester United will reclaim their crown if they win their next two games. ANI

1 in 10 Brit kids 'can't pick out UK on world map'
Around 10 per cent of British children cannot find UK on a map of the world and five per cent even think it shares a border with America, a study has revealed. ANI

Kris Humphries sets date with teen cancer sufferer fan
Kris Humphries is set to fulfil the wishes of a teenage girl who suffers from stage 4 anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. ANI

Gavin Henson apologises for booze-fuelled fracas on flight that led to suspension
Gavin Henson has apologised for drinking and 'behaving inappropriately' on an early morning flight back to Wales following a match. ANI

Una Healy calls baby choke panic 'worst moment' of her life
Una Healy has revealed the "worst moment" of her life - when daughter Aoife started "forcefully choking" soon after she was born. ANI

Kingfisher staff urge Royal Challengers Bangalore to boycott IPL
Staff members of Kingfisher Airlines have reportedly appealed to players turning out for the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise-Royal Challengers Bangalore - not to fly on Kingfisher flights till their salary dues and other demands are cleared by the airline's management. ANI

O.J. Simpson's son Jason killed Nicole Brown, claims new book
In a new book, a private investigator assigned to O.J. Simpson's trial for the murder of Nicole Simpson Brown and Ronald Goldman, has detailed what he and his team of forensic experts have found over the past 17 years. ANI

Kris Humphries to divorce Kim only after she admits 'wedding was for publicity'
Kim Kardashian's estranged husband Kris Humphries is refusing to sign the divorce papers unless she issues him a "public apology" and admits that "the entire wedding was staged by her and her family." ANI

McIlroy accuses ex-agent Chandler of leading him down the wrong path
U.S. Open Champion Rory McIlroy has accused former agent, Andrew "Chubby" Chandler of leading him down the wrong path through his company-International Sports Management. ANI

Skateboarder, 12, pulls off 1080 degree turn
An American pre teen boy has created history by landing the first-ever skateboarding 1080, something even the world's best skaters have failed at. ANI

Pamela Anderson launches own car racing team
Pamela Anderson joined the world of motor sports earlier this month and founded the Downforce 1 racing team. ANI

Golfing great Greg Norman backs McIlroy to return stronger after Masters meltdown
Golfing great Greg Norman has backed Rory McIlroy to come back and succeed at the Masters a year after a last-day meltdown. ANI

UK study warns of 'extreme' flu pandemic due to Olympics related tourist inflow
A study has warned that the presence of an additional 5.3 million tourists in Britain during the London Olympics will increase the risk of a flu pandemic. ANI

Clarke hopes to play tour match against West Indies Cricket Board President's XI
Australian captain Michael Clarke expects to feature in the three-day tour match against the West Indies Cricket Board President's XI in Barbados. ANI

Harris right in the mix to play first Test against West Indies: Siddle
Australian pacer Peter Siddle believes that Ryan Harris is right in the mix to play in the first Test against the West Indies starting on Saturday. ANI

Wade to make Test debut against Windies
Australia's rookie Matthew Wade will make his Test debut against the West Indies on Saturday, despite being rested from a warm-up match against a West Indies Board XI. ANI

Another loss against Sri Lanka will see England lose No.1 status
England's Test team is under tremendous pressure, as a win in Colombo at the venue of the first Test match played against Sri Lanka, will secure a share of the series, and help them retain No.1 status. ANI

Brit coaches to train six Chinese cricketers
To learn techniques and to inspire Chinese children to take up the sport, six young and gifted Chinese cricketers will spend this summer in London, working alongside experienced British coaches in hundreds of state schools. ANI

Imogen Thomas to play herself in Manchester drama 'Shameless'
Imogen Thomas has landed her first acting role in Manchester drama 'Shameless', where she will play herself. ANI

Jodie Marsh revisits her famous army belts 'top' for 200k Twitter followers
Jodie Marsh, who leaped to fame in her infamous Army belts "top" nine years ago, has worn the risque outfit yet again. ANI

Katie Price slams 'senile' Posh for saying she represents average women
Katie Price has hit out at Victoria Beckham, insisting that the former Spice Girl is going senile if she believes that her size 6 frame makes her average. ANI

Italian football star Giorgio Chinaglia dies aged 65
Former Italy international Giorgio Chinaglia has died of complications from a heart attack at the age of 65. ANI

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