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Sports News on March 23, 2012

Proteas end day one of third Test against New Zealand on 136 for 2
South Africa ended day one of the third Test against New Zealand on 136 for the loss of two wickets. A fluent 63 from opener Hashim Amla contributed to the Proteas total. ANI

Rameez Raja Jr hopeful to play in T20 World Cup
Pakistani cricketer Rameez Raja Jr has hinted he is hopeful to play in the T20 World Cup. ANI

Former boxing champion Harrison arrested over alleged theft
Former featherweight world champion Scott Harrison was detained by police in connection with an alleged theft at a supermarket in Glasgow, only to be released after a few hours in custody. ANI

Allen Stanford fails to win new trial after lawyers' 'tweets cost fair trial' claim
Former financier and professional sports sponsor Allen Stanford has failed to win a new trial, after his lawyers claimed that he did not receive a fair trial because the press were allowed to send Twitter messages from court. ANI

Hamilton claims he is never happy unless he wins
McLaren ace driver Lewis Hamilton has said he is never happy unless he wins a race, and even a podium finish doesn't satisfies him. ANI

Pregnant Jessica Simpson's nude cover censored by Arizona grocery store
An Arizona grocery store has censored a magazine cover featuring a pregnant Jessica Simpson posing nude. ANI

Mary Kom prepares for London Olympics
The entire nation is pinning its hopes boxing champion M C Mary kom from Manipur to win gold in the upcoming London Olympics, as the five times world boxing champion is currently training in Maharashtra with her coach. ANI

Scholes keen to play further for another season
Manchester United's ace midfielder Paul Scholes is ready to extend his comeback at the club by another season. ANI

Man U ace Robson believes Man City will take some time to break League title duck
Manchester United legend Bryan Robson believes cross road rivals Manchester City might take some more time to finally break their Premier League title duck. ANI

Barcelona prepares 35 million pound bid for Chelsea defender Luiz
Spanish giants Barcelona is planning to raid Chelsea with a 35 million pound bid for defender David Luiz. ANI

Posh says she hasn't had time for holiday with Becks for 3 years
Victoria Beckham has revealed that she has not been able to go for a holiday with hubby David Beckham for the past three years. ANI

Sugar Ray Leonard 'sexual abused as teen by his trainers'
Former boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard has revealed in his autobiography that he was sexually assaulted by two of his amateur trainers in his early teens. ANI

Hilary Duff welcomes baby boy
Hilary Duff and her husband Mike Comrie have been blessed with a baby boy. ANI

Kai Rooney clings to mom Coleen at Disney On Ice launch in Liverpool
Kai Rooney, who attended the launch of 'Disney On ice: Princesses And Heroes' on Wednesday, looked more terrified instead of being excited about it like most other children would have been. ANI

Posh didn't know what to wear at Will-Kate's wedding
Victoria Beckham has revealed that when she and her footie star hubby David were invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding last April, she had no idea what to wear. ANI

Usain Bolt gets speeding ticket for running too fast in Visa ad
Usain Bolt gets a speeding ticket in his new ad, where he is seen sprinting across London in a bid to get to the Olympic Stadium on time. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone stands by her man despite criminal past
Tamara Ecclestone, whose boyfriend Omar Khyami has been found out to be an ex-convict who was jailed for 18 months for selling stolen expensive watches, is standing by her man and not dumping him despite his criminal past. ANI

Haddin opts out of Windies tour, Wade to make Test debut
Veteran Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has opted out of the cricket tour of the West Indies. ANI

England team doctor reveals new FA center can avoid another Muamba like incident
England national team doctor Ian Beasley has said the Football Association's new St George's Park complex will prompt a better detailed health screening of players in this country, which would help in avoiding a Fabrice Muamba like incident. ANI

Rooney apologizes to young Man U fan for inadvertently breaking his wrist
Manchester United's star striker Wayne Rooney has apologized to nine-year old club supporter Jamie Thomas through his Twitter account, after he inadvertently broke the boy's wrist with a stray shot before his side's 5-0 win at Wolves. ANI

Cheerleading 'was once considered too masculine for women'
Cheerleading, which is centred around a group of scantily clad women writhing and waving their toned arm in the air to the beats of the latest number one hit these days, was once a strictly male-only arena. ANI

Man U's Ferdinand wants Premier League title to stop City fans and blue shirt surge
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has said his team will stop more Manchester City supporters from coming out of the woodwork by winning the Premier League title this season. ANI

Man City's Nasri urges Man U to win balance games to set up virtual Etihad final
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has challenged rivals Manchester United to win their remaining games, so that the Manchester derby next month at Etihad Stadium could be a virtual final for the Premier League title this season. ANI

Becks enjoys some 'me' time cruising around Hollywood on bike
David Beckham, who is often spotted with his brood of children around him or his teammates on the football pitch, jumped aboard his motorbike and went for a cruise to have some alone time. ANI

Indian grandma 'world's oldest women sharpshooter' at 78
A 78-year-old Indian woman is believed to be the world's oldest female professional sharpshooter. ANI

Warner says he'd prefer Test matches to 'lucrative' IPL
Australian opener David Warner has said if he was provided with a choice between playing Tests and the lucrative Twenty20 tournament, he would go for the former. ANI

Cricket Australia weighs up shorter formats for 2013 series against Lanka, Windies
Cricket Australia (CA) is gathering feedback from the cricket administrators of all six Australian states on whether to host as many Twenty20 internationals as one-dayers during the series against Sri Lanka and the West Indies in 2013. ANI

Ponting not to play English county cricket during six-month break
Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has ruled out a stint in English county cricket in favour of rest this season. ANI

Windies recall Barath in place of Powell
West Indies have recalled Adrian Barath for the remaining two one-day internationals against Australia. He replaces out of form opener Keiron Powell. ANI

Boucher notches up another milestone, claims 550th dismissal
South Africa's Mark Boucher became the first ever wicket keeper to claim 550 dismissals in Test cricket, as he achieved this magnificent milestone during the second Test match against the Kiwis in Hamilton. ANI

Arthur backs players to put up a ruthless show to win St. Lucia ODI against Windies
Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur has told his players to put up a ruthless show to defeat the West Indies in the fourth one-dayer in St Lucia. ANI

Posh 'ran six days a week' to get back in shape post Harper Seven
Victoria Beckham, who astonished everyone with her incredible post-baby figure at New York Fashion Week just eight weeks after giving birth to her daughter Harper Seven, has credited running for her amazing transformation. ANI

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