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Sports News on January 26, 2012

Mathematical model tells NBA players when to make winning shots
Basketball players may at certain points be too conservative with their shots, thereby missing out on scoring opportunities, a researcher says. ANI

Humphries transforms his Minnesota home into bachelor pad
Kris Humphries is looking for a fresh start after his spilt with Kim Kardashian. ANI

Frankie Sandford tweets she's 'not posh enough' for The Ivy in London
Frankie Sandford, who was on a night out with her boyfriend at swish London restaurant The Ivy, tweeted afterwards that "wasn't posh enough" for the place. ANI

Virat Kohli's family lauds maiden test ton at Adelaide
Family members of Indian middle-order batsman Virat Kohli hailed his excellent feat, after he slammed his maiden century and sparked a ray of hope for his team, which is still faced with a herculean task of preventing a 'whitewash' after conceding a huge first innings lead of 332 runs in the fourth and final test match against Australia in Adelaide. ANI

Becks to appear in TV chat show
David Beckham has agreed to appear on a chat show. ANI

African President calls for Wenger's head, but Wenger arranges 'get-together'
Rwandan leader Paul Kagame who is a big fan of Arsenal has asked manager Wenger to quit and join any other club. On the contrary the unmoved Wenger arranged a get-together with his players to boost their morale after three successive League defeats. ANI

Nadal content with good 2012 start
World number two Rafael Nadal has said it won't matter if he loses or wins in the Australian Open semi-final, as it is still a good start for him, considering the problems he faced during the end of last year. ANI

Swann wanted to bowl with Panesar from a long time
England off spinner Graeme Swann has revealed that he was looking forward to bowling in tandem with Monty Panesar. ANI

Daniel Radcliffe would trade movie career for sports
Hollywood actor Daniel Radcliffe wants to quit his movie career to become a sports star. ANI

Natasha Giggs hints no man is her boss with 'Queen of the Castle' T-shirt
Natasha Giggs, who has the knack for looking smoking hot without having to try, hinted insinuates that no man is the boss of her with a T-shirt slogan. ANI

Proteas opener Smith given Twenty20 boot
Opener Graeme Smith has been dropped from the Proteas' Twenty20 squad for their series against New Zealand. ANI

Afridi to skip most of Bangladesh Premier League to feature Pak-England series
Former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi has said he will skip a major part of the Bangladesh Premier League to play in the limited overs series against England. ANI

Ireland coach backs two-tier split of Test cricket nations
Ireland coach Phil Simmons believes a two-tier split of Test-playing nations could be the future. ANI

Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal likely to miss out PCB central contract
Pakistani all- rounder Shoaib Malik and out of favour wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal are likely to be excluded from the Pakistan Cricket Board's central contracts players list. ANI

As Panesar feels good about comeback, England struggle against Pak spinners
England has made a cautious start in the second Test against Pakistan being played here, having lost the wicket of skipper Andrew Strauss (11) for 96 in reply to Pakistan's first innings total of 257. ANI

io Ferdinand's Snickers ad angers Twitter users
Footballer Rio Ferdinand has been slammed for promoting Snickers chocolate bar on Twitter. ANI

De La Hoya should apologize for taking advantage of me, says model
The model who accused Oscar De La Hoya for assaulting her, says the boxer "should apologize" and that he took advantage of her in every way possible. ANI

Rooney confident about Man U winning Premier League
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes the club is in good shape and is moving forward in the right direction to claim its 20th Premier League title. ANI

Fans claim racism still exists in English football
A new study by Staffordshire University has revealed that more than half of football fans are of the opinion that English football is still suffering from racism. ANI

Tevez dreads rotting for next two years
Argentinean striker Carlos Tevez's friend Carlos Jimenez has revealed that the striker is bothered about his future and fears that Manchester City can force him to 'rot' in Manchester due to his contractual obligations. ANI

Australia in control of Adelaide Test despite Kohli's ton
Australia continue to remain in control of the fourth and final Test against India on the third day on Thursday at the Adelaide Oval here, after bundling the visitors out for 272. ANI

Dad obsessed with making sons 'Tiger Woods' beat them for missing shots
A golf-mad dad, obsessed with turning his kids into golf pros, subjected them to beatings whenever they missed their shots. ANI

London 2012 Commissioner quits over Dow's Olympic sponsorship
A London 2012 Commissioner revealed Wednesday that she has quit in protest over Dow Chemical being allowed to sponsor the Olympic stadium wrap. ANI

Alex Reid devises sex plan to help Chantelle lose baby weight
Alex Reid has revealed that he will help fiancee Chantelle Houghton lose weight after she gives birth to their baby, by having a lot of sex. ANI

Ponting gets one of Australia's highest civil honours
Australian batsman Ricky Ponting has been awarded one of his country's highest civil honours in an annual list marking the national holiday, one day after posting a double century in the fourth Test against India. ANI

UEFA warns top European clubs to follow financial 'fair-play' rules or face ban
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has asked football clubs to follow new financial fair-play rules, failing which they could be banned. ANI

Man City prepare to sue Tevez for plunging transfer value
Manchester City is planning to sue Argentine striker Carlos Tevez for up to 12 million pounds after his transfer value plummeted in the market following his refusal to train with the team since November. ANI

Underage prostitute paid for sex by footballers turns cover girl
A French Moroccan prostitute who made headlines one year ago after it was claimed she had been paid for sex while underage by three French football stars is now a call girl turned cover girl. ANI

Indian advertisers may end contracts with star cricketers after Oz series embarrassment
Leading Indian advertisers are set to end their endorsement contracts with cricketers, as Australia continues to maintain its stranglehold on the Team India in the Adelaide Test. ANI

Pak envoy to UAE keen to revive cricket ties with India
Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Jamil Ahmed Khan has said he is trying to convince India to resume cricket ties. ANI

Kelly Brook named ideal travel companion for fellas
Kelly Brook has been voted as the ideal travel companion for guys in a new Internet poll. ANI

Ford named new Sri Lanka cricket team coach
Sri Lanka Cricket has sacked Australian coach Geoff Marsh and replaced him with South African Graham Ford as part of a major shake-up following the national team's poor run against Australia and South Africa. ANI

Clarke becomes only captain to score double, triple centuries in single Test series
Australian skipper Michael Clarke has made a world record by becoming the only captain in 135 years to smash a double and triple century in the same Test series. ANI

Wayne Rooney named Premiership's 'manliest' footballer
Wayne Rooney has been voted as soccer's "manliest" player in a poll of men and women, while Chelsea's Ashley Cole was listed as the biggest wimp. ANI

Under fire ex cricketer Hogg apologises for tweeting anti-Muslim Australia Day slur
Former Australian Test cricketer Rodney Hogg has come under fire for posting an anti- Muslim slur on Twitter today ANI

Ponting to sue Indian firm for using image in phone application without permission
Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has warned of action against an Indian firm for using his photograph in a phone application without seeking his permission. ANI

Warnie named Un-Australian of the year
Shane Warne, who is a national sporting hero and has also wooed Elizabeth Hurley, has been labelled as Un-Australian of the Year by a leading lad's magazine. ANI

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