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Sports News on January 25, 2012

Legendary Laver still awed to see his name on stadium
Australian Tennis legend Rod Laver has returned to Melbourne Park to mark the 50th anniversary of his historic four grand slam wins.aver who was the world number 1 for seven straight years still feels great to have a stadium named in his honor. ANI

City eyes former Barca vice president as their CEO
In a bid to make Manchester City the kings of Europe, the club management is planning to build a dream team, which would consist of the best talent from Europe. ANI

Murray enters Australian Open semi-final
Fourth seed Andy Murray has entered into the semi-finals of the Australian Open, defeating Japanese Kei Nishikori in straight-sets. ANI

Ancelotti ready to wait for Lampard
Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is ready to wait until the summer before making a second bid to lure midfielder Frank Lampard for a re-union at the French club Paris St Germain (PSG). ANI

Lleyton Hewitt wins new generation of admirers
Despite losing out to Novak Djokovic on Monday night, Lleyton Hewitt now has a new cohort of fans who certainly did not love him when he was at the peak of his career nearly a decade ago. ANI

Joey Barton's 'electricity saving family ghost' revealed in Twitter banter
Joey Barton's wife believes that she and her football star husband are haunted by a friendly ghost who turns off their telly to save electricity. ANI

Jodie Marsh urges kids to fight back bullies
Jodie Marsh has revealed that she has been bullied all her life. ANI

Gary Lineker hopes to star opposite wife Danielle in Bond flick
Gary Lineker wants his former lingerie-model wife Danielle to land a big Hollywood role so he can finally afford to retire. ANI

Adelaide Test: Australia in driver's seat as India loses Sehwag and Dravid
A jaded India was fighting with its back to the wall at the close of the second day's play of the fourth and final Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. ANI

Real Madrid could pitch for Wenger as Mourinho's replacement
Spanish club Real Madrid's interest in Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been re-ignited following manager Jose Mourinho's reported troubles with the players and the club hierarchy. ANI

Former Everton star Michael Ball fined for derogatory 'gay' tweets
The Football Association has fined former Everton and Manchester City star Michael Ball for posting homophobic comments on Twitter. ANI

Nancy Dell'Olio sports tight leather pants on night out in London
Nancy Dell'Olio, who kicked off 'Strictly Come Dancing's' live UK tour with the rest of the shows' competitors, was snapped leaving a restaurant in London in a pair of very tight leather trousers that looked like they had been sprayed on. ANI

Becks says 'he never wanted to be famous'
David Beckham, who has renewed his contact with LA Galaxy for two more years, has revealed that he "never wanted to be famous". ANI

Kevin-Prince Boateng's girl says 'too much sex got him injured'
AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has been sidelined for month after he injured himself performing sexual antics with his Sports Illustrated lover Melissa Satta. ANI

3 Oz Olympic hopefuls test new sports bras to boost performance
Three Australian Olympic hopefuls, who are in line for the London 2012, volunteered to test the new sports bras which aims to give better mobility to athletes. ANI

Brit MPs defend buying double the number of tickets for beach volleyball
The British government has defended the Olympic beach volleyball haul asserting that it is a mere "coincidence" that it bought double the amount of tickets for the skimpy outfit sport than it did for the athletics. ANI

Haye's chance to fight Vitali Klitschko is evaporating, says manager
David Haye's manager and trainer Adam Booth has admitted that his chances of fighting Vitali Klitschko are vanishing. ANI

Former staffers' action 'upsets' Tiger Wood
Former Golf number one Tiger Woods has expressed his displeasure with his former caddy and swing coach after they spoke about him in public. ANI

Lehmann commemorated with bronze sculpture at Adelaide Oval
The South Australia Cricket Association (SACA) has commemorated veteran Australian all rounder Darren Lehmann by unveiling a bronze sculpture at his home ground, the Adelaide Oval. ANI

Ponting, Hussey may tour England for Ashes series in 2013
Australia's selectors chairman John Inverarity has said Ricky Ponting may now tour England next year at the age of 38. ANI

Akram says England's rants against Ajmal's doosra action "boring and stale"
Pakistan's pace-bowling legend Wasim Akram has slammed the British press for raising doubts over off-spinner Saeed Ajmal action while delivering 'doosras'. ANI

Herschelle Gibbs denied entry into nightclub over tattoos
South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs was reportedly barred from entering a Perth nightclub because of his tattoos at the weekend. ANI

A-Rod sells New York 'bachelor pad' for $8m
Alex Rodriguez has sold his slick New York apartment for 8 million dollars, hinting that things may be getting serious with his new girlfriend Torrie Wilson. ANI

Irina Shayk flaunts perfect butt in white jumpsuit at W.E. premier
Irina Shayk looked gorgeous in a white jumpsuit and silver heels as she posed for pictures on the red carpet at the W.E. premiere on Monday night in New York. ANI

Coleen Rooney glams up on designer shopping spree
Coleen Rooney looked glamorous on a shopping trip in Manchester and left husband Wayne waiting in the car. ANI

Tevez's feud with Man City cost him 9.3 million pounds loss in wages
Carlos Tevez has been deprived of an incredible 9.3 million pounds in earnings due to his ongoing feud with Manchester City football club. ANI

Kvitova to face Sharapova on march towards No.1 spot
World No.2 Petra Kvitova will take on Russian Maria Sharapova in semi-final of the Australian Open on Thursday. ANI

Posh flaunts toned figure in first lingerie photoshoot post Harper
Victoria Beckham is looking super slender in her first lingerie photoshoot since giving birth to daughter Harper six months ago. ANI

Una Healy seen all glowing as her baby bump grows
Una Healy, who is expecting her first child in two months time, looked glowing and growing as she was spotted running errands in Hampstead, London preparing for the birth. ANI

Gisele Bundchen to become first billionaire model
Gisele Bundchen is set to become the world's first billionaire model as her lingerie brand goes global. ANI

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