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Sports News on February 18, 2012

Peter Crouch to reach for earplugs in game against Crawley Town
Peter Crouch has revealed that he will be wearing earplugs for his match with Crawley Town on Sunday. ANI

AC Milan striker Ibrahimovic tells Van Persie to quit Arsenal
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie to leave the club and join some other club where he can win titles and the Champion League. ANI

Villas-Boas permitted to clear out Chelsea's 'old-guard'
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is planning to clear out senior players from the squad after getting permission from club owner Roman Abramovich. ANI

Rio Ferdinand tweets support for 'Health Bill' petition
Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand took to twitter to support Labour's campaign to stop reforms to the NHS. ANI

'Thick skinned' Pietersen says 'I have no interest in criticism'
Out of form England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said he isn't affected by the criticism anymore, and added that his skin has become thick enough to ignore it. ANI

More convictions take place in Chinese football corruption scam
Corruption in football circles in China has taken a further hit with former vice president of the Chinese Football Association (CFA) Yang Yimin, being sentenced to more than 10 years in jail for accepting bribes on. ANI

Man City defender Richards says we can't let racists win
Manchester City defender Micah Richards believes that racists must not be allowed to win after his teammate Mario Balotelli suffered sick racist chants from the Porto fans during their Europa League first-round match. ANI

Misbah terms Kaneria spot-fixing link 'very disappointing for Pakistan cricket'
Pakistan cricket captain Misba-ul-Haq has said he is sad about leg-spinner Danish Kaneria being named in a spot-fixing case. ANI

Ponting still thinks he deserves to be a part of Oz ODI team
Australian batsman Ricky Ponting believes he still deserves a place in the Australian one-day team despite scoring 11 runs in four innings with an average of 2.75 in the ongoing tri-series. ANI

Western Australia stunned as Marsh's stress fracture ends cricket summer
Western Australia has been left stunned after all rounder Mitchell Marsh's back stress fractures brought his cricket summer to a premature end. ANI

Footballers don't deserve big wages, says Gary Lineker
Former England Football Team captain Gary Lineker has criticised footballers' enormous wages - and said they shouldn't be paid more than nurses or teachers. ANI

Khloe Kardashian snaps at hubby Lamar Odom in new reality show promo
Khloe Kardashian seems pushed to the limit by her husband Lamar Odom in a promo for the upcoming series of their reality show 'Khloe and Lamar'. ANI

Pattinson determined to comeback into ODI tri-series
Young Australian fast bowler James Pattinson has said he would prefer to go straight into the Australian squad for the conclusion of the ODI tri-series. ANI

A-Rod's pad turns into Victoria's Secret Angels' haven in his absence
Alex Rodriguez's Miami home was turned into a studio for a day, when Victoria's Secret Angels turned up for a photoshoot. ANI

Cher Lloyd apologises to Cheryl Cole on live TV for 'autotune' comment
London, Feb 18 : Cher Lloyd has apologised for implying during a radio interview that her former 'X Factor' mentor Cheryl Cole relies on autotune to perform live. ANI

CA chief executive admits making mess of Haddin dumping
Cricket Australia (CA) CEO James Sutherland has accepted that the cricket body has done a botched up job of dropping wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's from the ODI side. ANI

Pietersen blames DRS for ruining his game
Out of form England batsman Kevin Pietersen has blamed the Decision Review System for ruining his game. ANI

Man U oppose Gary Neville's dream hotel next to Old Trafford
Manchester United are reluctant to allow Gary Neville to build his luxury hotel next to Old Trafford. ANI

Scherzinger and Hamilton step out together amidst reconciliation rumours
Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton were seen together looking happier than ever on Thursday night, sparking rumours of their reconciliation. ANI

Chisora's slap to Klitshcko branded as 'professional' suicide
Heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora has been accused of committing 'professional suicide' after provoking champion Vitali Klitschko by slapping him in the face at the weigh-in for Saturday night's WBC heavyweight title fight. ANI

Wenger admits Champions League trouncing by AC Milan will always haunt him
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that the humiliating defeat his team endured against AC Milan in the Champions League would haunt him forever. ANI

City planning 35m pounds bid for Benfica star Gaitan Home
Manchester City are ready to make a 35-million-pound bid for Benfica star Nicolas Gaitan. ANI

Mark Sanchez is cute, concedes Kate Upton
Kate Upton, who has been playing coy on whether she is dating Mark Sanchez, has admitted that she finds him to be "cute". ANI

Posh fights jet lag to launch fashion line at London Fashion Week
Victoria Beckham jetted off to Britain after wrapping up her work at the New York Fashion Week, to launch her collection for London Fashion Week. ANI

Aisam wants Pak's Davis Cup semi-final against Philippines to be played in India
Pakistani tennis ace Aisamul Haq Qureshi wants April's Davis Cup Asia/Oceania group II semi-final against Philippines to be played in India. ANI

Natasha Giggs holds hands with Kirk Norcross on 'Big Brother' night out
Natasha Giggs, who had revealed earlier this week that she was living with her husband again, was spotted heading back to her London hotel last night hand-in-hand with fellow 'Celebrity Big Brother' housemate Kirk Norcross. ANI

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