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Sports News on February 21, 2012

57th National school Taekwondo competition held in Guwahati
The 57th National School under-17 Taekwondo competition recently concluded in Guwahati. ANI

A-Rod shuns restaurant food for special diet
Alex Rodriguez has taken to carrying his own food with him when he goes out to restaurants as he is on a high-protein diet to prepare for spring training in Florida. ANI

Benitez tipped to become new Chelsea coach if Ambramovich loses patience over club's poor run
Former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez is a strong contender to become Chelsea manager until the end of the season if owner Roman Abramovich loses patience with Andre Villas Boas following Chelsea's poor run. ANI

Abramovich to check views from neighbours' flats to avoid peep-in
Roman Abramovich, who splashed out 25 million pounds on a Chelsea mansion for his girlfriend Dasha Zhukova, apparently forgot to take measures to stop neighbours from peering down and ogling at her in the magnificent property on Cheyne Walk. ANI

Kim Kardashian and sister Khloe could get sued over diet product
Kim Kardashian and her sister Khloe could face a class-action lawsuit over their promotion of a diet product which reportedly contains high levels of caffeine, an ingredient that's "not safe or effective for weight loss." ANI

Mohsin says long tour taking toll of Pak cricketers
Pakistan's interim coach Mohsin Khan has revealed his players are beginning to feel homesick due to long tours and half of them have been bed-ridden with flu. ANI

Khloe Kardashian installs sex swing to spice up love life
Khloe Kardashian put up a sex swing to rejuvenate her sex life with hubby Lamar Odom but it broke when they tried it out for the first time. ANI

Abbey Clancy's little sis looks like 'model in the making' in debut shoot
Abbey Clancy's younger sister Elle, who seems to be following in her footsteps, looks all set to outshine her sibling in a debut shoot. ANI

Alopecia encouraged me to become a winner, says cyclist Joanna Rowsell
Joanna Rowsell, who suffers a rare condition where the immune system attacks the hair follicles, has said that the disease has made her a "winner". ANI

Oz batsman not presenting irresistible case to axe Ponting from squad: Article
An article in an Australian daily has stressed on the need to include veteran batsman Ricky Ponting in the Test squad, taking into account that other batsmen are not presenting irresistable cases to axe him. ANI

Kobe Bryant's ex wife looking for apartment in NYC
Kobe Bryant's estranged wife Vanessa was in New York City with her kids over the weekend, looking for an apartment. ANI

Chisora slapped, spanked girlfriend over text message
Dereck Chisora had pinned his girlfriend Yalda Kontratchy down and slapped her face before beating her backside and legs two years ago. ANI

Jeremy Lin much sought after by Chinese sportswear industry
Jeremy Lin reportedly has a number of Chinese sporting brands fighting for the right to represent him. ANI

Matthews calls for Levi's inclusion in Proteas' ODI squad
Former South African seam bowler and selector Craig Matthews believes batting sensation Richard Levi should automatically added to the Proteas one-day squad. After his smashing ton in a Twenty 20 fixture against New Zealand. ANI

Blur to play at London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony
Blur, the British band, will perform at London's Hyde Park on the last day of the Olympic games that are coming up this year. ANI

ECB may incriminate Pak spinner Danish Kaneria in spot- fixing scam
Former Essex county cricketer and spot-fixing convict Mervyn Westfield has agreed to reveal his side of the story to the England and Wales Cricket Board's interrogators for the first time, as the ECB prepares to indict former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria. ANI

Ponting does not expect to play ODI again
Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting has said that while he still has the passion for playing international cricket, he does not expect to feature in one-day games for Australia again. ANI

Pattinson claims 3-25 in Victoria versus South Australia game to stake Oz comeback claim
Australian pacer James Pattinson has staked a claim for a recall to the Australian squad after claiming 3-25 for Victoria against South Australia. ANI

Proteas will benefit from prevailing pressure after levelling T20 series against Kiwis: Botha
South African off-spinner Johan Botha said their squad will benefit from the prevailing pressure ahead of the National Bank Twenty20 series decider against New Zealand at Eden Park. ANI

Chisora apologises 'wholeheartedly' for post-fight brawl with David Haye
Dereck Chisora has apologised "wholeheartedly" for the brawl with former British boxer David Haye in Munich, but has had 70,000 pounds withheld from his purse on the request of the World Boxing Council to save his career. ANI

Scherzinger parties until wee hours of the morning after London show
Nicole Scherzinger, who seems to be making the most of her six-date tour on the road, enjoyed a night out in London on Sunday following a sell-out show at Hammersmith Apollo. ANI

Fergie's wife threatens to turn him into milkman if he retires
Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he has no plans to quit as Manchester United boss because his wife has threatened to make him a milkman if he does. ANI

Becks urges public to help drought hit African children
David Beckham has lent his support to a campaign to highlight the famine crisis facing 300,000 children in East Africa. ANI

Teams with heaviest forwards and tallest backs 'likelier to win' Rugby World Cup
Simple factors like weight, height, and experience are key to Rugby World Cup success, say researchers. ANI

PCB integrity committee to grill Kaneria over his spot-fixing probe involvement
Danish Kaneria will reportedly appear before the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) integrity committee to explain his alleged involvement in a spot-fixing probe that landed his former Essex team mate Mervyn Westfield in jail. ANI

Julian, Waugh back Ponting to fight for Test berth after axing from ODI squad
Former Australian cricketers Mark Waugh and Brendon Julian expect veteran batsman Ricky Ponting to fight for survival in the Test squad after being axed from the one-day side. ANI

Rhodri rejects Natasha Giggs' marriage-mending break to Egypt
Natasha Giggs' estranged husband Rhodri has snubbed a break with her in Egypt, which she hoped would save her crumbling marriage. ANI

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