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Sports News on March 8, 2012

Australia clinches CB series after beating Lanka by 16 runs in last final
Australia has won the Commonwealth Bank triangular series as Clint McKay's all round performance helped them win the last of the three finals by 16 runs against a resolute Sri Lankan side. ANI

Kiwis end second day of Dunedin Test with five run lead in first innings over Proteas
New Zealand edged past South Africa to claim a narrow first inning lead on second day of the Dunedin Test ANI

Waqar backs Whatmore's appointment as Pak cricket coach
Former Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has backed Dav Whatmore's appointment as the head coach of Pakistan's cricket team. ANI

Rooney joins greats in hailing Messi as 'best ever' footballer
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has hailed Barcelona striker Lionel Messi as the best striker ever to grace the game of football following his five goal rampage against German side Bayern Leverkusen in the second leg of the pre-quarterfinals of Champions League at Nou Camp. ANI

Abbey Crouch flaunts 'fuller lips' at Paris Fashion Week
Abbey Clancy, who has insisted that she hasn't had her lips done, showed off her big pout at the Louis Vuitton show at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday. ANI

Imogen Thomas jets to Thailand in third class
Imogen Thomas, who was dated some famous faces and is spotted at all the red carpet events and star-studded bashes, tweeted a picture of herself flying to Thailand in what seemed to be like an economy class seat. ANI

Becks grabs coffee with teammates before Toronto game
David Beckham joined his LA Galaxy teammates for coffee at Starbucks before their game against Toronto. ANI

Christine Bleakley and Jack Osbourne launch fitness campaign
Christine Bleakley has joined forces with adrenaline junkie Jack Osbourne to launch a new fitness campaign in London. ANI

'Mr Oxygen' training system lets you have 'extra player' on pitch
Researchers have come up with a unique training method, which may help elite footballers gain 'one more player' on the pitch. ANI

Bendtner feared going blind after horrific injury on pitch
Sunderland striker Nicklas Bendtner has said he feared going blind when he suffered an eye injury after he was caught in the face accidentally by Swansea defender Angel Rangel. ANI

I'm definitely not going to be on 'The Bachelor', says Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow took to twitter to clear any reports that he would star in next installment of 'The Bachelor.' ANI

Whatmore ready for upcoming Asia Cup
Pakistan's new coach Dav Whatmore has said he is ready for next week's four-nation Asia Cup and is confident that his team would overcome their recent one-day slump. ANI

Hulk Hogan's 'sex tape' being shopped to major p*rn studio
A sex tape of wrestler Hulk Hogan has surfaced and is reportedly being offered on sale to a p*rn company. ANI

McIlroy thrilled to get support from some of Man U's biggest names
World number one golfer Rory McIlroy, who is a known die-hard fan of Manchester United, is thrilled to receive congratulatory messages from United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, star striker Wayne Rooney and defender Rio Ferdinand. ANI

Irina Shayk goes topless to promote flip-flops
Irina Shayk, who often strips to her underwear for modelling campaigns, promoted flip flops in nothing but little white shorts. ANI

Custodian Hart says Man City has to blame itself not Tevez if title is lost
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has said players would have to blame themselves and not the return of Carlos Tevez, if they fail to win the Premier League this year. ANI

Siddle says he does not expect to play ODI matches until Lee's retirement
Australian and Victorian cricketer Peter Siddle does not expect to play one-day cricket until Brett Lee retires, but has reminded selectors that he is a very different bowler from when he last represented his country in that format 18 months ago. ANI

Ferguson wants United to perk up their European home form
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said his team needs to improve their form at Old Trafford in the European competitions. ANI

Pak team will improve further in world cricket under Whatmore: Mohsin
Former Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan believes that under new coach Dav Whatmore, the national team has the potential to improve further and continue their upward graph in world cricket. ANI

Red Bull chief Horner claims McLaren's Button is biggest threat to champion Vettel
Red Bull chief Christian Horner has said former champion Jenson Button is the biggest challenge for his team this season, but cautioned rivals that there is more to come from defending champion Sebastian Vettel. ANI

City would try to sign Van Persie if contract talks with Arsenal break down
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has said the club will enter the race to sign Dutch striker Robin Van Persie only if his contract negotiations with Arsenal fail. ANI

Aaqib Javed signs three-year contract as UAE coach
Former Pakistan fast bowler Aaqib Javed has signed a three-year contract as head coach of United Arab Emirates (UAE). ANI

'Beefy' Botham pays tribute to 'brother Smokin Joe' Richards
Former England captain and legendary all-rounder Sir Ian Botham has paid glowing tribute to former West Indian great Sir Viv Richards, after the latter turned 60 a couple of days ago. ANI

Rio Ferdinand's Snickers tweets 'acceptable' rules ad watchdog
Britain's advertising watchdog has ruled that Rio Ferdinand and Katie Price's tweets endorsing the chocolate bar, Snickers, at the start of the year, were 'acceptable'. ANI

Balotelli fined 120k pounds for visiting strip club before match day
Mario Balotelli has been fined a week's salary for his late-night visit to a strip club in Liverpool. ANI

Nancy Dell'Olio greets Prince Harry at Jamaican State Ball
Nancy Dell'Olio, who managed to wrangle an invitation to the State Dinner in Jamaica at King's House while she is holidaying in the Caribbean, joined Prince Harry at the Jamaican State Ball. ANI

Shamed ex-Sky News sports pundit thought of committing suicide
Shamed sports pundit Andy Gray has revealed he considered committing suicide after a sexism scandal led to him being sacked from Sky Sports. ANI

ICC chiefs back expansion of T20 cricket
The International Cricket Council's (ICC) Chief Executives Committee met here on Wednesday and have decided to back an expansion of the Twenty20 format. ANI

Oz coach Arthur says he has no fears on Clarke's cricket future
Australia's cricket team coach and hierarchy have no fears for skipper Michael Clarke's long-term future in the sport, despite a hamstring injury costing him a chunk of the looming West Indies tour. ANI

Chris Cairns' wife in tears at London court hearing
Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns' wife, Mel, has said that lawyers asking her husband whether he had been involved in fixing cricket matches was "the most horrible question I have ever had to ask". ANI

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