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Sports News on June 2, 2012

Becks pays surprise visit to London school
David Beckham made a surprise visit to a London school during morning assembly to take part in some of the Paralymic sports the school had been promoting. ANI

Hodgson backs Rooney to be England's future captain
England manager Roy Hodgson has said striker Wayne Rooney is being considered for the vice-captain role, and has the potential of being the future captain of the national team. ANI

Mancini ready to swoop for Van Persie if Arsenal falters in bid to retain him
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has once again indicated that he is ready to grab Holland international Robin Van Persie if Arsenal fails to hold on to their skipper. ANI

Gridiron coach James Franklin apologises for 'hot wives' comment
Gridiron football coach James Franklin has apologised for saying that he only hires assistants who have attractive wives. ANI

Maradona set to persuade Drogba to choose Al Wasl over Shanghai Shenhua
Al Wasl manager Diego Maradona is trying to convince ex-Chelsea star striker Didier Drogba over joining the United Arab Emirates side. ANI

Rodgers agreed on Liverpool job after club agreed to his 'my way or no way' demands
Ex-Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers has said that he joined Liverpool only because the club owners agreed to his clause, that all matters of the club will be according to his preferences. ANI

Hamilton says 'sans-error' weekend can see him win Canada GP
Mc Laren driver Lewis Hamilton is hoping that an error-free weekend can result in his first race win of the season at the Canadian Grand Prix next weekend. ANI

France officials to boycott Euro 2012 matches in Ukraine for political issue
France Government decided to boycott the Euro 2012 matches in Ukraine because of a human rights issue on Friday, only a week before the kick-off of the championships. ANI

Olympic champ Kieren Perkins calls splitting from wife Symantha 'awful'
Olympic champion Kieren Perkins has broken his silence about separation from his wife of 15 years Symantha, and described the break-up as "awful". ANI

Hodgson calls on UEFA to tackle racism at Euro 2012
England manager Roy Hodgson has said that racism towards players at Euro 2012 should be tackled by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and match officials. ANI

Not risking my Wimbledon, Olympic dream by playing in pain: Murray
British No.1 Andy Murray has said he is not risking his Wimbledon and Olympic dream by playing through the pain in the French Open. ANI

Becks defends Posh's pout
David Beckham has defended his wife Victoria's legendary sulky pout, saying that she is "smiley at home." ANI

Gary and Danielle Lineker not to be part of Queen's Jubilee celebrations
Legendary footballer Gary Linekar will not be present at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations this week, as he has left for Los Angeles. ANI

Beckham urges England fans to 'stay safe' during Euro 2012
David Beckham has urged England fans to stay safe when they travelled to Ukraine to watch the Euro 2012. ANI

Man U winger Nani mulling move to another club having won adequate silverware
Manchester United winger Luis Nani is mulling leaving the club this season, despite being offered a big pay rise by the club. ANI

Veteran midfielder Lampard determined to become England's latest 'centurion'
Veteran England midfielder Frank Lampard is determined to reach the 100 international caps mark for his country despite getting ruled out of the Euro Cup. ANI

Lightening fast Bolt aiming for speed blitzkrieg during London Olympics
Usain Bolt has warned fellow sprinters that he would certainly improve on the 9.76 seconds 100 meters time he posted recently in Rome. ANI

International monitors to keep strict surveillance on racism during Euros
Any incident of racism, discrimination or far-right banners being put on show by supporters during the Euro Cup would come under heavy scrutiny, as international monitors will be deployed at every match in Poland and Ukraine throughout the tournament. ANI

Lingerie Football League comes to Australia with cheers and jeers
The US Lingerie Football League has raked widespread protests for an exhibition match to be played by 32 women at Allphones Arena in Sydney on Saturday. ANI

Umar Akmal needs to play like a man, not boy for success: Basit Ali
A former Pakistan cricketer has hit out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for promoting cricketer Umar Akmal to a Category A contract, despite the batsman's inexperience and inability to deliver a consistent performance. ANI

Becks sports 'Lenin look' on night out with friends
David Beckham, who has always been adventurous with his looks, has delved into the history books with his latest appearance resembling late Russian leader Vladimir Lenin. ANI

Becks wants to return to England
David Beckham has revealed that he would love to bring back his family to live in England soon. ANI

WADA revises code to include "Olympic ban" for drug cheats
The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) has revised its code to include an "Olympic ban" for serious drugs offenders. ANI

Usain shoots 'bolt from the blue' with sashaying catwalk moves!
Sprinter Usain Bolt once again managed to enthrall his audience with a sense of swagger, but this time it wasn't with his lightening quick running, but with his smashing catwalk moves in a London club on Friday. ANI

Swann threatens to cease paying council tax after getting 'six pointer' speeding slap!
England off spinner Graeme Swann has threatened to stop paying his council tax after the magistrates gave him six penalty points in an over speeding incident. ANI

Botham 'surprised' over KP's departure, wants young players to get chance
Surprised over Kevin Pietersen;s retirement from ODIs and Twenty20, cricket legend Ian Botham has said that the England batsman's departure should spark a switch to youth. ANI

Australian cricketers threaten to strike, boycott England ODI series
Australian cricketers are threatening to strike less than a month before their one-day series in England if a contract is not signed by the end of the month. ANI

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries set divorce deposition dates
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have finally set dates for the end of June, to give depositions in their ongoing divorce proceedings. ANI

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