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Sports News on February 23, 2012

Tevez's return won't disrupt City's title bid: Lescott
Manchester City midfielder Joleon Lescott believes Carlos Tevez's return won't disrupt City's title bid this season. ANI

Oz keeper Tim Paine to resume training next week
Injured Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine is expected to resume training, having recovered from a fractured finger that he first sustained in November 2010. ANI

Ray J says Kim Kardashian cheated on 1st husband with him
Ray J has claimed that Kim Kardashian cheated on her first husband, Damon Thomas, with him. ANI

Ex cricketer Mushtaq calls for inclusion of youngsters in ageing Pak squad
Former Pakistan captain Mushtaq Mohammad has called on the Pakistani selectors to include youngsters in the ageing one- day squad. ANI

Russian club Zenit in talks with Arsenal over Arshavin loan deal
Russian club Zenit St Petersburg general director Maxim Mitrofanov has said they have put forward a loan deal in front of Arsenal for mid fielder Andrey Arshavin and its up to them to accept it or not. ANI

In form Cook may still be England T20 star
England opener Alastair Cook, who was not considered a realistic Twenty 20 candidate may soon find himself in the national squad for the shortest format owing to his blistering one-day form. ANI

900 not out, Giggs is UK's best footballer of all time: Ferguson
Describing Ryan Giggs as Britain's best football player of all time ahead of his recond breaking 900th Manchester United game, manager Alex Ferguson said that the former has got better with age. ANI

Ex-basketball star Jordan files lawsuit against Chinese sports firm for name misuse
Former American basketball star Michael Jordan has filed a lawsuit against a Chinese sportswear company for using his name without permission. ANI

Chelsea defender Ivanovic tells senior players to stop being 'selfish'
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has said unsettled senior players should think of the club first and shouldn't behave selfishly. ANI

Tevez could play in a fortnight's time as Mancini accepts his apology
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has accepted striker Carlos Tevez's apology and reckons he could be ready to play in a fortnight's time. ANI

Chelsea owner Abramovich enraged over senior players criticizing Villas-Boas
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is reportedly furious over seniors players criticizing manager Andre Villas-Boas' tactics. ANI

Brands desperate to cash in on 'Linsanity'
Jeremy Lin, who already has the NBA's best-selling jersey, has brands banging down his door in hopes of tapping him as a potential global-marketing 'juggernaut'. ANI

PCB to summon Kaneria over spot-fixing allegation
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has ordered leg- spinner Danish Kaneria to re-appear before its integrity committee and respond to spot-fixing allegations. ANI

I'm giving up blokes for good, says Natasha Giggs
Natasha Giggs, whose eight-year fling with her footballer ace brother-in-law Ryan killed her marriage, has revealed that her decision to ditch blokes is "a permanent thing". ANI

Pak eyeing T20 match win following ODI whitewash by England: Misbah
Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul Haq has said his side is keen to redress the balance in a Twenty20 match following their whitewash in the one-day international at the hands of England. ANI

Axed from Oz ODI squad, Ponting now in 13-man Tasmania ODI final squad
Former Australian one-day star Ricky Ponting has been named in a 13-man squad for Tasmania's one-day final against South Australia on Saturday. ANI

Kapil Dev says Sachin has 'outstayed' his welcome in Indian ODI team
Legendary all rounder Kapil Dev has said master blaster Sachin Tendulkar should have retired from the one-day internationals after winning the World Cup last year. ANI

Wenger could get 100 million pounds to rebuild Arsenal
Arsenal has reportedly revealed that Arsene Wenger could have more than 50 millions pounds to spend to rebuild his beleaguered side. ANI

Door still open for Ponting to return to Oz ODI squad: Clarke
Australian captain Michael Clarke has said that Ricky Ponting's one-day career may not be over. ANI

NSW left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc hopes for Oz ODI recall
Left -arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc hopes some hot form for New South Wales will help him to break back into Australia's one-day squad in time for the tri-series finals. ANI

Man U coach Ferguson at ease despite English teams failure in Champions League
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson isn't worried with English teams under performing in the Champions League this year, and has termed their failures as just a blip. ANI

BCCI rubbishes reports of Indian cricket team rift
Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) President N Srinivasan has denied reports of any rift in the Indian team, which is currently playing a tri-series in Australia ANI

'Pup' Clarke says will miss not having 'Punter' Ponting in Oz ODI squad
Australian captain Michael Clarke has said that he will have a weird feeling walking onto Hobart's Blundstone Arena on Friday without Ricky Ponting when his side take on Sri Lanka in a Commonwealth Bank series match. ANI

Oz batting coach Langer wants next Ponting to reveal himself
Australian batting coach and former Test opener Justin Langer has welcomed the end of a selection culture that he believes rewarded mediocrity, and now has called on the next Ricky Ponting to reveal himself. ANI

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