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Sports News on March 16, 2012

Sachin's 100th ton helps India set Bangladesh a target of 290
India has set Bangladesh a target of 290 to win in their Asia cup encounter at Mirpur, with master blaster Sachin Tendulkar slamming his 100th ton in international cricket. ANI

Chelsea to face Benfica in Champions League quarterfinals
Chelsea would face Portugal's Benfica in the last eight of Champions League this season. ANI

Posh gets œ3 bib for Harper
Victoria Beckham has proved that she's not always designer-obsessed when it comes to dressing baby Harper Seven. ANI

Mohsin says Pak took off like supersonic jet win to secure 'incredible' win over England
Former Pakistan's interim coach Mohsin Khan has described the team's win over England in the United Arab Emirates as incredible, adding the team took off like a supersonic jet. ANI

President, PM congratulate Tendulkar on 100th international ton
President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday congratulated Sachin Tendulkar on his 100th international century. ANI

Tendulkar creates history, scores 100th international ton
Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar finally scored his 100th international ton against Bangladesh in an Asia Cup encounter here on Friday. ANI

Kiwi batsmen wobble again in second innings against Proteas
New Zealand top order batsmen once again failed to make a solid start in the second innings against the mighty South Africa at Seddon Park, losing four quick wickets. ANI

Hamilton believes a flying start to F1 season in Melbourne is crucial
McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has said a podium finish in Melbourne during the Australian Grand Prix could set the right mood for the rest of the season, and also help his contract talks. ANI

Former FI champion Alonso cautions rival teams not to take Ferrari lightly
Two time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso has warned rivals to be wary of Ferrari, despite of it being dogged by problems during the winter testing sessions in Jerez and Barcelona. ANI

Man City stadium hosts Harvey Nichols concept box
Manchester City WAGs are in for a treat as Harvey Nichols has opened an outlet at the club's Etihad Stadium. ANI

Chelsea custodian Cech says next two weeks 'most crucial' for club
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has said that the coming two weeks could make or break the club's current season. ANI

Footie stars 'love to change how their car looks'
Big earning footballers always want the biggest and the best when it comes to cars and houses, and image gurus are there to help these stars out, even though it might be heavy on their pockets. ANI

Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley gatecrash Chelsea party
TV hosts Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley were the odd couple when they turned up to join the Chelsea football team's celebrations at Aura, in west London. ANI

Chelsea looking to recover 14 million pounds from former striker Mutu
Chelsea has stepped up efforts to recover around 14 million pounds from former striker Adrian Mutu, who left the club in 2004 after being caught taking cocaine. ANI

Liverpool defender Enrique says club must learn from Arsenal
Liverpool left back Jose Enrique believes the club must take inspiration from Arsenal to save their faint top four hopes. ANI

Force India ace wants to taste F1 glory
Ace driver Paul di Resta is highly rated by his Force India bosses, and believes he has to grow up both on and off the track if he wants to taste Formula One glory. ANI

Crouch is just like a big kid: Pulis
Stoke boss Tony Pulis has described striker Peter Crouch as being just a big kid and commended him for his marvelous stint with the club, training like a 15-year-old. ANI

'Disappointed' Ferguson slams Man U's defensive frailties after Europa League ouster
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has slammed his team's poor defensive performance against Athletic Bilbao in the second tie of the last 16 of the Europa League. ANI

'Disgruntled' Ryder pulls himself out of Kiwi first-class team Firebirds
A disgruntled Jesse Ryder has pulled out of the New Zealand first-class cricket team Wellington Firebirds. ANI

UK Premier League chief says sorry for FIFA, UEFA comments
UK Premier League chief Sir Dave Richards has apologised for claiming that FIFA and UEFA had "stolen" football from England. ANI

Praised by Strauss, Panesar still says he's behind Swann in spinners pecking order
Though praised by England cricket captain Andrew Strauss, Indian-origin left-arm spinner Monty Panesar is realistic enough to admit that he remains firmly behind off-spinner Graeme Swann in the spinners' pecking order. ANI

Abbas calls on ICC to keep close watch on IPL 5 after spot-fixing claims
Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to keep a close watch on the fifth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) following the recent cricket spot-fixing incidents. ANI

Duchess Kate visits Brit Olympic hockey squad during training session
The Duchess of Cambridge met the British women's and men's hockey squad during her visit to the Olympic Park in Stratford. ANI

Ex Kiwi opener Cumming retires from all forms of cricket
Former New Zealand opener Craig Cumming has announced that he will retire from all forms of cricket at the end of this season. ANI

Clarke can earn over one million dollars at IPL
Australia's skipper Michael Clarke could earn over one million dollars for a few weeks' work at the Indian Premier League. ANI

Abbey Crouch tweets pics of daughter's first birthday
Abbey Crouch shared a picture of her little daughter Sophia on Twitter as she turned one on Wednesday. ANI

Noel Gallagher's kids love 'naughty' Mario Balotelli
Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher said that Mario Balotelli has "become the poster boy for naughty children." ANI

Mourinho would love to face Chelsea in Champions League final
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has said he would love to face his former club Chelsea in the final of the Champions League. ANI

Decision on Cricket South Africa chief Majola's future may drag on
A decision on Cricket South Africa chief executive Gerald Majola's immediate future may not be settled at a board of directors meeting in Johannesburg on March 17. ANI

Neville to replace Haddin on West Indies tour
Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is returning home from the tour of the West Indies for personal reasons and will be replaced by Peter Nevill. ANI

Cairns' global reputation as "hard and fair captain" hangs in balance in UK court
Former Kiwi cricketer Chris Cairns' reputation is at stake as his libel case has reached its final stages in the High Court in London. ANI

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