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Sports News on January 3, 2012

John Terry to sue Indian Govt over photo in anti-smoking ad
Chelsea star, John Terry, has instructed solicitors to take action against the Government of India over unauthorised use of his image to warn of the dangers of smoking. ANI

De Gea confident of hitting top 'gear' soon
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is convinced that he will recuperate from the rickety start to his career at the Old Trafford. ANI

Ramires wants Abramovich's backing for Villas-Boas
Chelsea midfielder Ramires has requested club's owner Roman Abramovich to give full support to their coach Andre Villas-Boas, who is under heavy pressure from the Chelsea fans. ANI

Cricketers quality higher in IPL compared to Big Bash: Blizzard
Australian cricketer Aiden Blizzard has reckoned that the quality of international players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is higher than of the Big Bash League (BBL) because the former has four international players, as compared to two in the Australian tournament. ANI

Posh confident of the quality of her creations
Victoria Beckham has claimed that the quality of her designs can never be criticised because she refused to compromise with her creations. ANI

Shane Warne gives sledging lessons to Liz Hurley
Elizabeth Hurley's interest in fiance Shane Warne's sport has made the ex-Australian international to decide to give her a few training sessions. ANI

Brit Olympic girls named faces of beauty products
Three British Olympic girls, Jessica Ennis, Victoria Pendleton and Keri-Anne Payne, will now be the faces of beauty products. ANI

Balotelli on AC Milan's radar along with Tevez
Italian giants AC Milan are planning an audacious move for Manchester City's striking pair of Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli. ANI

Breaking subcontinent jinx crucial for English domination, claims Strauss
England captain Andrew Strauss has stressed on the importance of winning in the subcontinent. ANI

Manchester City stars wearing 'compression socks' to win matches
Manchester City players have been asked by boss Roberto Mancini to wear 'compression socks' every evening to improve their blood circulation. ANI

Warne and Hurley tipped to be first showbiz couple to split in 2012
A leading UK bookmaker has predicted that Shane Warne and Liz Hurley will be the first showbiz couple, who would part ways this year with odds of 4-1. ANI

Gary and Danielle Lineker enjoy the New Year on a beach in St Barts
Gary and Danielle Lineker were spotted enjoying a romantic walk along a beach in St Barts, on Monday. ANI

LeBron James' fiancee Savannah Brinson flaunts engagement ring
Savannah Brinson was eager to show off her sparkling engagement ring, after her long time boyfriend LeBron James proposed to her on New Year's eve. ANI

Watching erotic videos before game boost players' performance
Watching a four-minute erotic or aggressive video increases testosterone levels in rugby players and lead to improved strength and physical performance levels in training sessions that follow, according to a new study. ANI

Fletcher backs Indian pacers to even things with Australia in Sydney
Defending his team's decision to bat first against a green SCG wicket, Indian coach Duncan Fletcher today backed his bowlers to even things up on day two of the second Test against Australia. ANI

Wozniacki and Azarenka do the macarena at tennis match
Caroline Wozniacki broke into an impromptu 'macarena' with her tennis opponent Victoria Azarenka, at a charity match to raise funds for victims of the Thailand floods. ANI

Ben Foden took royal advice before proposing Una Healy
Ben Foden has revealed that he got royal advice before he popped the question to pop princess Una Healy. ANI

Mohsin to concentrate on upcoming England series rather than coaching future
Pakistan interim coach Mohsin Khan has said he will focus on the forthcoming series against England rather than worrying about his coaching future amid speculations that Dav Whatmore will likely take over as the country's head coach. ANI

Stephanie Rice hints about being lied to by ex in new tweet
Stephanie Rice tweeted about being lied to as she finally returned to Twitter after her break up with rugby star Quade Cooper. ANI

Illegal betting more serious threat than doping: Gosper
Illegal betting could be a more serious threat than doping to international sport, according to Australia's senior International Olympic Committee member Kevan Gosper. ANI

Watson hoping to play in third Oz- India Test in Perth
Australian bowler Shane Watson is hoping to be available as a batsman for the third Test against India in Perth, but admitted that fitness and the selectors' decision are significant hurdles before him. ANI

Strauss admits 'corruption not fully eradicated in cricket' ahead of England-Pak series
England skipper Andrew Strauss has admitted that the spectre of corruption is still looming over cricket, as he is gearing up to lead England for the Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. ANI

Gillard announces $186m Sydney Cricket Ground renovation plan for 2014 Ashes
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a 186 million dollar plan to renovate three stands and install a big screen at the Sydney Cricket Ground for the 2014 Ashes series. ANI

Harbhajan casts shadow on SCG despite not being part of India squad
Australia's tormentor Harbhajan Singh's shadow looms large over the Sydney Test even in his absence, as he is out of the Indian squad due to injury followed by a bad form. ANI

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