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Sports News on February 17, 2012

Man U's winger Valencia ruled out with hamstring injury for a month
Manchester United suffered yet another injury setback when star performer Antonio Valencia was ruled out of for a month due to a hamstring injury. ANI

Ex boss Ranieri tells Villas-Boas to count his days at Chelsea
Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri has warned current manager Andre Villas-Boas that his days are numbered at the club if he fails to win any trophy this season. ANI

Proteas pacer Philander can be Ntini's successor: Ex Pak coach Pybus
Former Pakistan cricket team coach Richard Pybus has reckoned that South African fast bowler Vernon Philander can succeed Makhaya Ntini as Proteas spearhead. ANI

Drogba desperate to win Champions League with Chelsea
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has said it would mean a lot to him if he wins the Champion League trophy with the Blues. ANI

Snoop Dogg congratulates Welsh sailors for making it to 2012 Olympics
Sailing duo Hannah Mills and Saskia Clarke have found a fan in rap star Snoop Dogg ahead of London 2012. ANI

Hafeez confident Pak team will 'bounce back and win' remaining ODIs against England
Pakistan opener and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has expressed confidence about the team's ability to bounce back and win the remaining one-day internationals after England, despite the latter taking a 2-0 lead in the four-match series. ANI

Cook says playing T20 cricket for Essex helped him improve as ODI player
England one day cricket Alastair Cook has said playing Twenty 20 cricket for Essex has helped him emerge has a better one-day player. ANI

Oz batsman Shaun Marsh seeks father Geoff's help to regain form
Shaun Marsh has asked his father, former Australian Test opener Geoff Marsh, to help him regain his lost form. ANI

Guptill blasts Black Caps to victory against Proteas in first T20
Batsman Martin Guptill helped New Zealand to beat South Africa by six wickets in the first Twenty20 cricket international in Wellington on Friday. ANI

Pak team making 'fool of itself' in UAE ODI's: Shoaib Akhtar
Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar feels that the national cricket team is making a fool of itself in the ongoing one-day series against England in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ANI

Nicole Scherzinger treats fans to energetic performance in low-cut top
Nicole Scherzinger jumped and writhed around on stage at a performance on Thursday night, with plenty of cleavage on display. ANI

Jayanthi Natarajan condemns Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of London Olympics
Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday condemned the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to continue with Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the 2012 London Games. ANI

I deserve praise for getting up and going to work, says Petra Ecclestone
Petra Ecclestone has claimed that "no one ever talks about the good in me," as she revealed that she does a normal 9-5 job despite not needing the money. ANI

Clarke ruled out of second ODI match against India too due to injury
Melbourne, Feb 17 Australian skipper Michael Clarke is likely to miss the Brisbane one-day match against India due to injury. ANI

Rangers' boss Craig Whyte's tax advisor leads double life as p*rn star
The tax advisor of Craig Whyte, whose Rangers football club is under threat of liquidation, moonlights as a p*rn star when he is not dealing with numbers for his clients. ANI

City players allege getting 'racially' abused by Porto fans
Some Manchester City players have alleged getting racially abused by a section of fans at Estadio do Drago during their Europa League 2-1 win at Porto. ANI

Kate Upton and Irina Shayk send temperatures soaring in Vegas
Kate Upton, who has become a household name overnight after gracing the cover of 2012's Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, showed off her curves in a corseted dress as she joined Irina Shayk in Las Vegas. ANI

Louise Redknapp dropped from culinary show
Louise Redknapp has been ditched from the show 'Something for the Weekend' as it changes channels and names. ANI

Craig Whyte's tax advisor leads double life as p*rn star
The tax advisor of Craig Whyte, whose Rangers football club is under threat of liquidation, moonlights as a p*rn star when he is not dealing with numbers for his clients. ANI

Geoffrey Boycott opposes yacht club expansion near 2.5m pounds home
Geoffrey Boycott has objected to the expansion of a neighbouring yacht club near his Sandbanks home. ANI

Vitali Klitschko dreams of crack at missing-from-action David Haye
Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko, the current WBC heavyweight champion, has said that he keeps having a recurring dream in which he wants a crack at missing in action British boxer David Haye. ANI

Villas-Boas says he only needs Chelsea owner Abramovich's support
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has claimed that he only needs the support of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to stay in his post, and added that support from his squad is of no relevance. ANI

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica claims footballer Suarez isn't a 'racist'
Uruguay President Jose Mujica has claimed that his fellow countryman and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez isn't a racist. ANI

Becks didn't know what I did before, says Posh
Victoria Beckham, whose clothing range was named "designer brand of the year" at the British Fashion Awards, has admitted that it's taken her husband David a while to understand what her job actually entails. ANI

Dereck Chisora went snowing 2 days before face-off with Vitali Klitschko
Dereck Chisora, who will be fighting for the world heavyweight title fight with Vitali Klitschko on Friday, warmed up by sledging down a mountain earlier this week. ANI

Danielle Lineker wants working class role
Gary Lineker's wife Danielle has revealed that she wants to swap her luxurious life for one which is less glamorous. ANI

Reggie Bush refutes reports of rekindling relationship with Kim Kardashian
While Kim Kardashian is keeping things close to her chest, Reggie Bush appears to have completely rubbished rumours that they are back together. ANI

Kate Upton's 'chubbiness' sparks debate among top fashionistas
Kate Upton, the model who has become an overnight sensation after being splashed across the cover of 2012's Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, is at the centre of a hot debate as a few people in the fashion industry feel she is too "chubby to be chic". ANI

FIFA's head of security Chris Eaton to quit post
Football's world governing body FIFA's head of security, Chris Eaton is set to resign from his post. ANI

Wenger ready to dump Arsenal flops after San Siro humiliation
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly considering a major summer shake-up of his failing squad after Wednesday night's 4-0 humiliation against A C Milan. ANI

Bopara says Cook has worked hard to improve as ODI batsman
England all rounder Ravi Bopara has said Essex team mate and England one-day captain Alastair Cook has worked hard to improve himself as a batsman in the shorter format of the game. ANI

Obama and Palin both turn out to be Jeremy Lin fans
Barack Obama and Sarah Palin may be on opposite sides of the political spectrum, but they have one thing in common - they are both admirers of Jeremy Lin from the New York Knicks. ANI

Ex-Proteas cricketer Hilton Ackerman lauds T20's impact
Former South African cricketer and television commentator Hilton D Ackerman says 20-over cricket has changed the face of cricket and widened its appeal. ANI

Skipper De Villiers believes new era round the corner for Proteas
One-day skipper A.B.De Villiers believes that a new era is around the corner for South Africa with the tour of New Zealand. ANI

Beckham backs Redknapp to be England manager
Former England captain David Beckham has said that Tottenham Hotspur manager would be the ideal choice to be the next England manager. ANI

Black Caps to put Proteas in a spin during series
New Zealand is likely to use its strength in the spin department to try to nail the visiting Proteas in the forthcoming series. ANI

Kiwi skipper Ross Taylor to miss ODI series against Proteas
New Zealand cricket captain Ross Taylor will miss the one-day international series against South Africa to continue his recovery from a calf injury. ANI

Retired Symonds says impending birth of first child bigger 'priority' than IPL stint
Former Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has said that the impending birth of his first child had become his priority over his participation in the Indian Premier League. ANI

Pietersen signs up with IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils
England batsman Kevin Pietersen will play for the Indian Premier League side Delhi Daredevils. ANI

Morgan's poor form could help Bopara secure England Test spot
Essex batsman Ravi Bopara is targeting an England Test spot after showing good form in the one-day series against Pakistan and he has a good chance to press his claims in the wake of Eoin Morgan's poor form. ANI

Posh signs up as tourism ambassador of Britain
Victoria Beckham now has a new job aside from being a designer, which is of promoting Britain as the new tourism ambassador. ANI

Christine Bleakley irked by wedding date rumours
Christine Bleakley has revealed that she only gets wound up when speculation of her marriage to Chelsea star Frank Lampard oversteps the mark and her family becomes involved. ANI

Tickets flying off shelves for Tendulkar's swansong match in Sydney
Over 22,000 tickets have been sold for what is slated to be masterblaster Sachin Tendulkar's last international match in Sydney. ANI

Ponting must regain form quickly in ODI's to avoid being 'rested' like Haddin
Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting must regain form quickly in the one-day series to avoid being "rested" like out of favour wicket-keeper Brad Haddin, a media report has suggested. ANI

'Top Oz paceman' Harris says he may quit Test cricket to avoid breakdown
Australian paceman Ryan Harris, who has been voted as the country's top fast bowler by his peers, has admitted that he may be forced to give up Test cricket in the next few years. ANI

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