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Sports News on April 8, 2012

Formula One Association under pressure to make final decision on Bahrain GP
The Formula One Association (FIA) chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone, is under pressure to make a final decision on whether to conduct the Bahrain Grand Prix or not. ANI

Former F1 champion Hill backs Button to win this year
Former Formula One champion Damon Hill believes McLaren driver Jenson Button can win the F1 championship this season, as he is in the best form of his life. ANI

Ferguson says 'staying united' is key to success in Premier League
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has side any team who wants to win the Premier League, needs to stay united through the course of the season. ANI

Ronaldo says he doesn't wants to leave Real Madrid
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has quelled rumors, which suggested a move away from Santiago Bernabeu. ANI

Barcelona midfielder Fabregas set to lure Van Persie to Nou Camp
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas will be looking to tempt Arsenal skipper Robin Van Persie to Nou Camp by showing him the three trophies, which he has already won since switching from the Emirates last summer. ANI

Van Persie says Man City's defeat to Sunderland was their first real setback
Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie believes Manchester City's problems this season started when they lost in dying seconds at Sunderland, and that was the time when everyone realized that they could be beaten. ANI

Man City midfielder Yaya Toure bewails losing silly points
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has rued losing silly points at crucial stages of the Premier League title race, and believes the club is suffering due to it. ANI

Lead golf analyst Faldo says Woods has 'lost his mind'
Lead golf analyst, Sir Nick Faldo has questioned the mental state of Tiger Woods, after witnessing his erratic performance at the 2010 Masters Golf Tournament held at Augusta National Golf club. ANI

Kim Kardashian spotted with love bite on date with Kanye West
Kim Kardashian was seen trying to hide what looked like a love bite, during a shopping trip with her rumoured new boyfriend Kanye West. ANI

Ferguson believes England must include Ferdinand in Euro squad
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Rio Ferdinand and John Terry are the only two experienced center backs present in England, and Ferdinand along with Terry should play for England in the Euro Cup. ANI

Vijender Singh qualifies for London Olympic games for third successive time
Vijender Singh has qualified for the London Olympic games after reaching the semifinals of the Asian Olympic Qualifiers in Astana, Kazakhstan on Sunday. He has become the first Indian boxer to qualify for Olympics for three successive time. ANI

Swann reaches fourth position in ICC Test rankings
England off spinner Graeme Swann snapped ten wickets during the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo, and his brilliant performance has helped him jump six positions in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Bowling Rankings to reach fourth, just one place behind team mate James Anderson. ANI

Pak safe for hosting international cricket games: British universities Charity XI captain
British universities Charity XI captain Kemal Alam has described Pakistan a safe country for hosting international tournaments and expressed hope that his team's tour to Pakistan will go a long way in reviving international cricket in the country. ANI

Patrick Dempsey to shoot documentary on Le Mans racing competition
Patrick Dempsey is set to showcase his passion for cars in a new TV documentary series about the famous Le Mans 24-hour competition. ANI

'Excited' Rooney fully focused on Premier League title race
Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney has admitted that he is only focused on winning the title for his team, and is relishing the exciting title race.' ANI

Brooklyn Decker says it took hubby Andy Roddick five months to woo her
Model Brooklyn Decker has revealed that when her tennis star husband Andy Roddick had first asked her out she ignored his request for months. ANI

Wigan manager Martinez frowns at linesman after losing to Chelsea
Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has slammed linesman Dave Bryan, as he insisted Branislav Ivanovic's opener and Juan Mata's last-gasp winner in the Chelsea's 2-1 victory should have been ruled out for offside. ANI

Mancini wants more cash to compete with Man U's squad
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes he needs more money to buy new players during the summer, so that his squad depth gets better, and they could compete with old foes Manchester United. ANI

Oz WAG's life to be laid bare in new reality show
Cronulla Sharks player John Williams' girlfriend Jana Peterson is set to star in a reality show which will detail her life as a WAG. ANI

Cheryl Cole to drop off marital surname
Cheryl Cole, who is looking to reboot her music career, has decided to drop the surname she had adopted after her marriage to footballer Ashley Cole. ANI

PCB says British Universities XI's tour shows Pak a safe country
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has said the visit of the British Universities XI showed Pakistan was a safe country. ANI

Kate Upton hides Easter eggs in bra for new video as 'Peter Cottontail'
Kate Upton tweeted her own festive-themed video on Saturday, which is even steamier than Doutzen Kroes dancing in Jessica Rabbit-style as a special Easter "treat" from LOVE magazine. ANI

Kris Humphries indifferent to ex Kim Kardashian's Kanye West link up
Kris Humphries is believed to be completely unfazed by news of his estranged wife Kim Kardashian dating Kanye West. ANI

Boris Becker's wife flaunts amazing body in multicoloured strapless bikini
Boris Becker's wife Lilly showed off her trim body in a barely there bikini as she enjoyed some quality time alone at a beach in Miami. ANI

'Frustrated' Woods apologizes for club-kicking incident
Former World champion Tiger Woods has apologized for furiously kicking his club during Friday's second round, after he sent his tee shot into a greenside bunker at the par-three 16th hole. ANI

'Disgraced' Stanford's Caribbean cricket empire abridged to field of dreams
Even before the Indian Premier League changed the landscape of world cricket, shamed Texan financier, Allen Stanford threatened to do likewise with his own spendthrift Twenty20 tournament in the Caribbean, but now he sits in a US jail cell awaiting sentencing, after being found guilty last month of running a 7 billion dollar Ponzi scheme. ANI

Warner working hard on his leggies
Australia's stylish opening batsman David Warner has revealed that he is working hard on his leg-spin bowling. ANI

Warner rues 'laziness' on field as fielding coach heads to IPL
Australian opener David Warner has lamented his team's lazy fielding performance on the first day of the Barbados Test match, as their fielding coach Steve Nixon left the Caribbean during the Twenty20 series last week to fulfill Indian Premier League commitments with Chennai Super Kings. ANI

Doctor reveals Chernobyl catastrophe behind Petrov's cancer
Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov's cancer is the outcome of the nuclear radiation from the Chernobyl disaster, according to his national Bulgarian team doctor, Dr Mihail Iliev. ANI

Strauss vows to keep 'valuable' Pak, Lanka lessons in 'bank' for India series
England skipper Andrew Strauss believes the two Test series, which they have played in the sub-continent against Pakistan in UAE and Sri Lanka, has taught his side valuable lessons, and the team would like to keep those in mind for their four Test match series in India later this year. ANI

Becks helps hone Posh's chocolate cooking skills
Victoria Beckham showed off her cooking skills as she made chocolates for Easter with a little help from hubby David and their children. ANI

McIlroy's Masters meltdown giving Wozniacki 'heart attacks'
Rory McIlroy - battling to win his first US Masters in Augusta - is making his tennis star girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki quite the nervous wreck. ANI

9.5 on 10 Balotelli way better than Rooney in bed, says hooker
The hooker who reportedly slept with Wayne Rooney and Mario Balotelli, has revealed that the Man City striker outscores the Manchester United ace in the bedroom. ANI

'Magical' Messi breaks 60-goal barrier for current season
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi scored two goals during his team's 4-1 win over Spanish La Liga side Real Zaragoza on Saturday, to go past the 60-goal mark this season. ANI

Ex Oz cricketer Greg Blewett set to dish out his golfing magic
Retired Australian cricketer Greg Blewett will play for South Australia in an interstate teams golf tournament at Royal Adelaide, as he joins an illustrious group of people, who have represented their state in two different sports. ANI

Brathwaite, Edwards help Windies build solid start in Kensington Oval Test against Oz
West Indies batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite and Kirk Edwards hit half-centuries to help their side put up a score of 179-3 at stumps against Australia on a rain-shortened opening day of the first cricket Test at Kensington Oval. ANI

Flower says England needs new 'Andrew Flintoff' to remain at pinnacle of cricket
England coach Andy Flower has highlighted his team's need for a "world class all-rounder" despite their win against Sri Lanka in the second Test at Colombo. ANI

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