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Sports News on January 4, 2012

Guptill prefers Test cricket over Twenty20
New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill has opted to play county cricket in England instead of the Twenty20 matches in the Indian Premier League. ANI

Al-Qaeda remains biggest threat to London Olympics
Britain's intelligence agency, MI5 has claimed that terror group Al-Qaeda is still the biggest threat to the security of the London Olympics. ANI

Suarez's mom worried for his son
Luis Suarez's mother has expressed her concern following his son's eight-game ban for making racist comments against Manchester United defender Patrice Evra. ANI

Lampard says right mindset can still see Chelsea win EPL
Chelsea mid fielder Frank Lampard has asked his team mates to discover the right mindset so that they can once again have a shot at the Premier League title. ANI

City did us favour by winning 6-1 at Old Trafford, claims Ferdinand
Manchester United center back Rio Ferdinand believes that United's 1-6 loss to Manchester City at Old Trafford was a blessing in disguise. ANI

Pakistan to launch its own T20 premier league bigger than IPL
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Chaudhry Zaka Ashraf has revealed that PCB will launch its own Premier League soon which will be bigger than the Indian Premier League. ANI

Beckham cold-shoulders Paris St Germain, to stay with LA Galaxy
Ace midfielder David Beckham will not join French club Paris St Germain as he is expected to strike a new contract with LA Galaxy after they agreed to allow him to participate in summer's 2012 Olympics. ANI

Nicole Scherzinger tipped to join 'Strictly Come Dancing'
Strictly Come Dancing bosses are now planning to poach Nicole Scherzinger from Simon Cowell's US X Factor show after he lured Alesha Dixon to 'Britain's Got Talent' with a hefty pay package. ANI

Stuart Broad on calorie-controlled diet to ensure injury-free year
Stuart Broad, who missed the one-day tour of India due to torn shoulder muscle, has been resorting to a calorie-controlled diet to ensure an injury-free year. ANI

Becks turns down Paris deal to stay in LA
David Beckham will not be joining Paris Saint-Germain as he is does not want to shift his family from Los Angeles, according to the French Club. ANI

Imogen Thomas says she cashed-in on Giggs scandal to pay bills
Imogen Thomas recently told the Z-list participants of 'Come Dine With Me' show that she pocketed loads of cash from her affair with Ryan Giggs. ANI

Stephanie Rice tweets bikini pic to show ex what he's missing out on
Stephanie Rice, who has clearly moved on following her split with Quade Cooper, posted a picture of herself on Twitter just days after the news was announced. ANI

7ft basketball player becomes world's tallest transsexual
A 7ft tall basketball player, who is now Lindsey, has become the world's tallest transsexual. ANI

Becks flaunts toned body as he models for own underwear range
David Beckham flaunted his impressive package yet again while modelling for his own underwear range H and M. ANI

I'm too classy to pose nude for Playboy, says Irina Shayk
Irina Shayk, who posed semi-nude for her new photoshoot, insists she's got too much class to strip off completely for Playboy magazine. ANI

Ponting, Clarke 251 not out lead Australia's assault in second Test
Australia made 482/4 at the end of Day two of the Sydney Test against India with help of Captain Michael Clarke's maiden unbeaten double century, Ricky Ponting's 134 and half century from Mike Hussey. ANI

I don't want to play for Australia again: Hodge
Australia's most explosive batsman in domestic cricket, Brad Hodge, has no desire to restart his international career, even if selectors feel that his good form demands it. ANI

Wayne Rooney sports new hairdo to quash 'thinning' rumours
Wayne Rooney was spotted sporting a different hairdo, in what appeared to be an attempt to hide his already thinning hair, at Manchester airport on Tuesday. ANI

Fletcher supports BCCI's rejection of decision review system
Coach Duncan Fletcher has put his support behind the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) rejection of the use of the decision review system technology on the tour of Australia. ANI

Tendulkar helps Indian cricket fan achieve mission impossible
Sachin Tendulkar and Andrew Symonds have come together to help a cricket fan achieve mission impossible of collecting the signatures of 40 players from Australia's successful World Cup winning teams of 1987, 2003 and 2007. ANI

Pattinson becomes first Oz bowler in 30 years to take 24 wickets in opening four Tests
Pacer James Pattinson has entered the record books on Tuesday when he became the first Australian bowler in 30 years to take a whopping 24 wickets in just four Tests. ANI

Nelson Mandela's daughter ordered to pay $7.5 mln dollars for breaching boxing contract
Former South African president Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi, has reportedly been ordered to pay Los Angeles boxing adviser Duane Moody about 7.5 million dollars (62.1 million Rand) for breaching a boxing contract. ANI

Swami Army's provocative chants target Siddle, Haddin
The Swami Army primarily targeted Peter Siddle and Brad Haddin during the first day of the second Test at the SCG on Tuesday. ANI

Nicola McLean says she'll be furious if Natasha Giggs joins her on Big Brother
WAG Nicola McLean, who is rumoured to be taking part in 'Celebrity Big Brother', has said that she would be furious if Natasha Giggs joins her on the show. ANI

Imogen Thomas going on atkins diet to lose festive fat
Imogen Thomas has declared that she is going on a diet pronto to lose the three ounces she gained over Christmas. ANI

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