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Sports News on January 22, 2012

Holyfield desires to play in Dubai Championship to win world title at 49
Record four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield has indicated his desire to fight for a world title in the World Championships for Arab Boxing in Dubai and dismissed that age is not a significant factor for the player. ANI

Philander Vernon earns new contract with Cricket South Africa
South African fast bowler Philander Vernon has been awarded a new contract by the Boards of Directors of Cricket South Africa on Saturday for the remaining season. ANI

Tendulkar's wicket was a great moment: Starc
Young Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc believes getting master blaster Sachin Tendulkar out in the Perth Test match was a "great moment" for him. ANI

Serena Williams exchanges tips on 'latest crushes' with sis Venus
Serena Williams has revealed that she often exchanges text messages with her sister Venus just to keep a tab on who is each other's latest crush. ANI

Cricket Australia official rubbishes claims of Oz pitches designed to give advantage to home team
Cricket Australia official Harry Harinath has rejected claims that pitches of the Australian venues were designed to give an advantage to the home team. ANI

Cricket South Africa planning franchise expansion
Cricket South Africa (CSA) is planning to spread out its top-flight structure, as it feels its domestic foundation is strong enough to do so. ANI

Hussey says he wants to play in West Indies series
Veteran Australian batsman Mike Hussey has indicated his desire to be a part of the squad for the West Indies tour saying he has not yet thought about retiring from international cricket. ANI

World superbike protagonists train motorbike enthusiasts in Chennai
Motorbike experts from USA and UK participated in a three-day motorbike training session, and imparted training to motorbike enthusiasts in Chennai city. ANI

Spurs demand world-record 150 million pounds fee for Bale
Tottenham Hotspurs have slapped a record 150 million-pound price tag on Gareth Bale in a move to drive off all possible suitors for him. ANI

Australia can become No.1 Test side in 12 months: Former coach
Former national coach Tim Neilson has said Australia's welcoming response to new coach Mickey Arthur indicates that it can re-emerge as the World No.1 Test team. ANI

Ex Chelsea player Jeffrey Ntuka stabbed to death
A former Chelsea player, Jeffrey Ntuka has been stabbed to death at a nightclub in South Africa. ANI

Wright unsure about his future as Kiwi coach
New Zealand coach John Wright is still unsure whether to carry on with his current job or not, as his contract expires in August. ANI

Swann wants big money in IPL
England spinner Graeme Swann wants top dollar to participate in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL). ANI

Hogg optimistic about dream comeback
In-form left-arm spinner Brag Hogg is optimistic about a dream call-up to the Australian Twenty20 squad following his recent performances for Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League. ANI

Mario Balotelli's life to be made into musical
Mario Balotelli, who has had a series of controversies surrounding him, will have his life story made into a musical for a new opera show. ANI

'Cricket Australia should put best Test team in park instead of relying on rotation policy'
Australian pacer Brett Lee has warned Cricket Australia against the temptation to rest fast bowlers in line with its rotation policy, saying the selectors' job is to pick up the best players to lead the Test attack. ANI

Tsotsobe becomes fastest Proteas bowler to claim 50 ODI wickets
Lonwabo Tsotsobe became the fastest South African bowler to claim 50 wickets in One Day Internationals following his match performance of 3 for 51 in the fourth match against Sri Lanka in Kimberley. ANI

Cummins rules himself out Indian Premier League to become fit for West Indies tour
Australian rookie Patrick Cummins has ruled himself out of the 2012 Indian Premier League to recover from a persistent stress-related heel injury, ahead of the West Indies tour in March. ANI

Clarke says Oz aiming for Test series whitewash against India in Adelaide Test
Australian skipper Michael Clarke has said that his side is aiming for the Test series whitewash against India. ANI

Murray planned to get 'hammered drunk' after crushing Llodra
Andy Murray apparently planned to get "hammered drunk" after beating Michael Llodra and moving into the fourth round of the Australian Open 2012. ANI

Cheryl Cole planning to get rid 'Mrs C' tattoo
Cheryl Cole, who ditched her love rat hubby Ashley Cole ages ago, now plans to get her "Mrs C" tattoo lasered or altered. ANI

Rhodri Giggs set to re-marry love cheat ex-wife Natasha
Rhodri Giggs is set to renew his wedding vows with his former wife Natasha, who cheated on him with his football star brother Ryan Giggs for eight years. ANI

Adrian Chiles takes new love to watch WBA-Stoke City match
Adrian Chiles took his new girlfriend to watch his beloved team West Bromwich Albion play against Stoke City at the picturesque Britannia Stadium. ANI

Placid pitch may see Hilfenhaus be rested for Adelaide Test
Australian fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus might be seen carrying drinks for his team mates during the Adelaide Test despite rattling the Indian batsmen throughout the Test series. ANI

'Out of form' Sharma may make way for Ojha for Adelaide Test
Indian paceman Ishant Sharma may be dropped for the Adelaide Test as the side may opt for two spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha and two seamers. ANI

Jodie Marsh says she had mental breakdowns due to overexertion
Glamour model Jodie Marsh who transformed into a bodybuilder has revealed that she pushed her body so much that she had a couple of mental breakdowns. ANI

Christine Bleakley hits back at 'ridiculous' Dancing on Ice hatemail
Christine Bleakley, who was recently blasted with hate messages for replacing Holly Willoughby as 'Dancing On Ice' co-host this year, says she refuses to let the comments get her down. ANI

Lyon to stick to basic 'offies' instead of mystery 'doosras' to tackle India in Adelaide
Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has said he will stick to simple plans to tackle India in the Adelaide Test instead of relying on mystery deliveries like the doosra and Sudoku ball. ANI

Trott tells teammates to find formula to tackle Ajmal's mystery spin
England batsman Jonathan Trott has asked his team-mates to find a way of coping with Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's mystery deliveries. ANI

Lyon seeking Warne's guidance to torment India in Adelaide Test
Australian spinner Nathan Lyon, who is certain to get a berth for the Adelaide Test, has been seeking guidance from former Test world-record holder Shane Warne. ANI

Petra Ecclestone goes shopping in skin-tight leather trousers
Petra Ecclestone was spotted going for a shopping expedition at pricey Beverly Hills' boutique Barneys New York in skin-tight leather trousers. ANI

Coleen Rooney keeps shades on after arriving back from Miami
Coleen Rooney, who arrived back from Miami, seemed to have forgotten that she was in cloudy Great Britain and did not take off her shades. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone flaunts amazing figure at beau's surprise birthday party
Tamara Ecclestone wowed in a revealing sparkling dress as she threw a glitzy surprise party for her boyfriend Omar Khayami at C London in Mayfair on Friday. ANI

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