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Sports News on April 20, 2012

PCB sends security plan for Bangladesh's cricket tour to ICC
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sent a 70-page security plan of the country's proposed limited-overs games against Bangladesh to the International Cricket Council (ICC). ANI

Bahrain claims security tightened after attack on Force India team
Authorities in Bahrain have claimed that security has been tightened for the Formula One race to be held here after petrol bombs were allegedly thrown near a car taking Force India staff back to their hotel from the Grand Prix circuit. ANI

FIFA appoints 84 officials for London Olympic football
The FIFA Referees Committee has confirmed Thursday the appointment of 84 officials from 36 countries to officiate at the 2012 London Olympic football tournaments. ANI

FIFA plans to build football museum in Zurich
FIFA is planning to build a football museum including 3D animations, interactive games, trophies and "everything a football fan could wish for" as part of an extension to its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, it announced Thursday. ANI

'Golden Bear' Jack Nicklaus to get Congressional Medal
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to award the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal to golf legend Jack Nicklaus, the winner of a record 18 major championship titles. ANI

Chelsea FC ready to let Lampard, Drogba go in youth drive
Chelsea FC has said that it will not object or stand in the way of Didier Drogba or Frank Lampard if they decide to quit for greener pastures. ANI

'Confident' Clarke thought of winning Port of Spain Test match before rain intervened
Australia captain Michael Clarke has said he was confident of winning the rain-affected second Test match at Queen's Park Oval on the last day after declaring their second innings at 8-160, setting the West Indies an enticing target of 215 runs from 61 overs. ANI

Cech admits Chelsea's defensive tactics against Barca took psychological toll on players
Chelsea goalkeeper Peter Cech has admitted their defensive tactics against Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal, which they won 1-0, has taken a psychological toll on the players since they aren't used to it. ANI

Drogba to quit Chelsea, signs deal to play for Shanghai Shenhua
Ace striker Didier Drogba is all set to quit Chelsea at the end of the season even if he helps his club win the Champions League title. ANI

Muamba playing Premier League again will be huge boost: Bolton boss
Bolton boss Owen Coyle has said that Fabrice Muamba playing again in the Premier League will be huge boost for the people and fans attached to him. ANI

Barcelona targeting Spurs' midfielder Bale during summer transfer window
European champions Barcelona have set their eyes on Tottenham Hotspurs star Gareth Player as a long term replacement for left back Eric Abidal during the summer transfer window. ANI

PCB disappointed over postponement of Bangladesh cricket tour
The Pakistan Cricket Board has expressed disappointment over Bangladesh decision to postpone its tour. ANI

I got prison official pregnant while in jail, says Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson has claimed that he got a corrections official pregnant while serving a jail sentence. ANI

Bangladesh's cricket tour to Pakistan postponed over security fears
The Bangladesh team's proposed tour of Pakistan has been postponed with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) officially announcing that it couldn't tour that country at this moment. ANI

Posh utilising her Twitter and Facebook pages to reveal her personality
Victoria Beckham has revealed that she likes to use social network sites so her fans can see the 'real' her through her online posts. ANI

'Pak should invite low ranked teams rather than Test nations to play international cricket'
Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan has said the country should invite lower-ranked teams for playing cricket series rather than urging Test nations to tour the country. ANI

Man U fans brand midfielder Young's diving antics as 'disgrace'
Manchester United fans have blasted midfielder Ashley Young for his diving antics, branding them as a disgrace. ANI

Drogba left frustrated by Barca's domination during their Champions League win
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has admitted he was left frustrated due to Barcelona's domination during the first leg of the Champions League semi final at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. ANI

Rooney leads Drogba's Twitter bashing for constantly diving against Barcelona
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has slammed Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on his Twitter account for continuously diving against Barcelona during their Champions League 1-0 semi final win at Stamford Bridge in the first leg. ANI

Cowan doesn't feel he's a 'walking wicket that is going to get knocked over'
Australian opener Ed Cowan may lose his berth if selectors choose a team on the basis of scores, but is optimistic about his own game. ANI

Gangs threaten to vandalize Bahrain Grand Prix
Formula One authorities have come under pressure to cancel the Bahrain Grand Prix after gangs threatened to ramp-up their protests ahead of the weekend race. ANI

Australian Government urges CA to improve governance
The Australian Government has urged Cricket Australia (CA) to speed up its advancement toward an independent commission after it issued a general warning to various sporting bodies to improve their governance. ANI

Former England footballer Lineker says Beckham doesn't deserve to be in Team GB
Former England footballer Gary Lineker has said David Beckham doesn't deserve to be in the Great Britain squad for the London Olympics. ANI

Aussie bowling stocks depleted following exit of injured Siddle, Pattinson
Australia's fast bowling stocks have been stripped to bare essentials with the exit of Peter Siddle and James Pattinson, who have been home with back injuries. ANI

Woods' swing coach brands him a 'wonderful person'
Ace golfer Tiger Woods' swing coach Sean Foley believes the 14-time major champion is a wonderful person and said that criticizing him is unfair. ANI

Button believes Mercedes would provide tough competition this season
Ace McLaren driver Jenson Button believes his team would face a tough battle with Mercedes in this season's Formula One world championship, as the German team has proved it's potential with Nico Rosberg's win in China last Sunday. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone blackmailed for 200k pounds over 'love secrets'
Tamara Ecclestone was blackmailed by two men who for 200,000 pounds, who threatened to reveal her love secrets, it has been revealed. ANI

Cowan says 'his game is in good order'
Australian opener Ed Cowan may lose his berth if selectors choose a team on the basis of scores, but is optimistic about his own game. ANI

Irina Shayk promotes bra book in ill-fitting mini-dress
Irina Shayk showed up to promote Intimissimi's new book 'The Perfect Bra' in an ill-fitting dress, which made her continuously readjust her outfit as it slipped down. ANI

Wayne Rooney bitten by the horse buying bug!
Wayne Rooney has splashed 63,000 pounds on his third juvenile racehorse. ANI

London to be last marathon for 101-year-old Indian origin runner
A 101-year-old runner, who was born in India but moved to Britain in the 1960s, has revealed that this Sunday's London Marathon will be his final long distance race. ANI

Hart hails 'awesome' Tevez's timely comeback
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has hailed Carlos Tevez goal scoring spree, saying it has come at the right time for the team. ANI

Force India to participate in Bahrain GP despite petrol bomb incident
Force India has confirmed they would participate in the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend despite four of its team members being trapped up in a petrol bomb incident on Wednesday night. ANI

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