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Sports News on May 13, 2012

Pak batsman Ayub Dogar attributes peak form to getting national team berth
Pakistan batsman Mohammad Ayub Dogar, who has been given a chance to prove his mettle at the international stage for the national team at the age of 32, has said he is in top form. ANI

Pak batsman Yasir Hameed still hopeful about making national team comeback
batsman Yasir Hameed last played for Pakistan in 2010 against England and his last ODI was against India in 2007, but is still hopeful about making a comeback to the national squad. ANI

Former captain Stewart warns Windies about 'best' England bowling attack
Former captain Alec Stewart believes England has one of the best bowling attacks in the world, and the touring West Indies team should be wary of it. ANI

Former fast bowler Bishop believes Windies face 'impossible' task against England
Former West Indies bowler Ian Bishop believes the Caribbean team has no chance against world's number one ranked Test team England in the three-match Test series, starting on May 17 at Lord's. ANI

Fast bowler Anderson says they want to be 'one of the greatest England teams' ever
England fast bowler James Anderson has said the players believe they can become one of the best England teams ever. ANI

Hilary Duff speaks of her 'easy delivery'
Hilary Duff has revealed that surprisingly, giving birth was quite an easy process for her. ANI

I found out dad was marrying when I read it on MailOnline, says Tamara Ecclestone
Bernie Ecclestone, who went public with his engagement last week by telling the world he was to tie the knot with Fabiana Flosi, seems to have forgotten to inform a couple of people - his own daughters. ANI

Soccer rapist Ched Evans whinges of 'no justice'
Ched Evans, the jailed soccer rapist, moaned from his cell on Saturday that he has "no faith in the justice system". ANI

Topless protester makes bid to snatch Euro 2012 trophy
A topless blonde, who is a member of a feminist group, grabbed the European Championship trophy for football as it went on display in Kiev on Saturday. ANI

Footballer Lee Hendrie attempted suicide twice
Lee Hendrie has admitted that he tried to kill himself twice after his career faded, lost a potential 10 million pounds in property deals and ended up with 1 million pounds in debts. ANI

Jeremy Lin drowns playoff loss sorrows in alcohol-fueled clubbing spree
Jeremy Lin drowned his sorrow of losing to Miami Heat in the playoffs by downing several bottles of alcohol along with his teammates at the Meatpacking District clubs in Manhattan Thursday night. ANI

PCB cites PPP and PNL-N conflict as reason for Gadaffi wall demolition
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official has cited the political conflict between the PPP and the PML-N activists in Lahore as the reason for the Gaddafi Stadium's wall being brought down. ANI

Pietersen close to becoming England's most prolific centurion in Test cricket
England batsman Kevin Pietersen is close to becoming an England legend, as he only needs two more Test hundreds to equal Wally Hammond, Colin Cowdrey and Geoff Boycott's tally of 22 Test centuries for England. ANI

Van Persie ready to barter all goals, medals for Arsenal's 'automatic' CL spot
Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie has said he won't hesitate to swap all his goals and awards this season for a top three position in the Premier League, as that would guarantee the Gunners an automatic spot in the Champions League next season. ANI

Ronaldo and girlfriend Irina Shayk share intimate moment at tennis match
Cristiano Ronaldo and his model girlfriend Irina Shayk only had eyes for each other as they watched a tennis game in Madrid, Spain. ANI

Defoe cuts asking price of 6-bedroom mansion by 500k pounds in bid to sell it
Jermain Defoe has slashed the asking price of his six-bedroom mansion at Hertfordshire by 575,000 pounds, after it went unsold the past year. ANI

Healy and Foden invite pals Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall to their nuptials
Una Healy and rugby star Ben Foden will have Zara Phillips and her hubby Mike Tindall as special guests at their wedding next month. ANI

Former PCB chief finds Hafeez unsuitable for T20 capitancy
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) former Chairman Ijaz Butt has criticised the decision of appointing cricketer Mohammad Hafeez as the captain of the T20 squad in place of Misbah-ul-Haq. ANI

Chelsea's Mikel blames ex-boss Villas Boas for 'inability to communicate his ideas' to players
Nigerian footballer John Obi Mikel has blamed Andre Villas Boas for his inability to communicate effectively with Chelsea's players as the reason for former manager's regime collapsing. ANI

Chisora ridicules Haye, warns to 'knock the sucker out by round four'
British heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora has ridiculed fellow boxer David Haye's stamina by saying that he would knock the 'sucker' out by round four. ANI

Corporate finance company contemplates buying Blackburn from Venkys
A corporate finance company owned by Blackburn Rovers fans is considering buying out the relegated club from their Indian owners Venkys. ANI

QPR striker Cisse says he nearly joined Man City under Hughes
Queens Park Rangers striker Djibril Cisse has said he had snubbed Manchester City for French Club Marseille, when his current manager Mark Hughes, was the man in charge at the Etihad Stadium. ANI

Pak pacer Sohail Tanvir joins Worcestershire's Friends Life T20
Pakistan fast bowler Sohail Tanvir has joined Worcestershire for this season's Friends Life T20, replacing off-spinner Saeed Ajmal who withdrew due to his international commitments. ANI

Arsenal up and down 2011-2012 season the 'strangest' for Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger has described the up and down 2011-12 season of football as the "strangest" since his debut in English football as manager16 years ago. ANI

Mancini cranks up heat on Fergie, vows to win seven trophies in four years
Roberto Mancini has put Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson on notice by saying that he would try to ensure that Manchester City wins seven trophies in four years, emulating what he did when he was Inter Milan's coach. ANI

PCB welcomes BCCI invitation, hopes for "revival of Indo-Pak cricketing ties"
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has welcomed the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) invitation to compete in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament this year, saying it could lead to a "revival of Indo-Pak cricketing ties." ANI

Ex-England cricketer Hollioake endures 'bloodied' debut as cage fighter
Former captain of the England team Adam Hollioake faced his toughest test yet as made a bloodied and exhausting debut as a cage fighter. ANI

Soccer fans set to gamble 20 m pounds as Manchester clubs battle to win PL title
Football fans are believed to have place bets for over 20 million pounds on which Manchester club would win the Premier League title, according to reports. ANI

Aussie tennis star smashes serve speed record
Australian tennis player Sam Groth has broken the previous record for the fastest serve, sending down a tennis ball at 263km/h during a tournament in Busan, South Korea. ANI

Fergie fears 'ailing heroes' Rio, Vidic won't be 'fit enough' for Euro 2012
Sir Alex Ferguson fears that United striker Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic won't be fit enough for the Euro 2012 championship. ANI

'Hungry' Sialkot Stallions to go 'straight for CL trophy' following BCCI nod for inclusion
Pakistani cricketers have expressed their happiness over the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirming a slot for a Pakistan team in the forthcoming Champions League (CL), and have vowed to win that trophy for their country. ANI

Ex-Man U captain Keane says losing title on Sunday to City would haunt players forever
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has said losing the Premier League title on the final day to bitter rivals Manchester City would haunt the players forever in their lives. ANI

Both Manchester clubs book bus parades in anticipation of Premier League title
Both Manchester City and Manchester United are planning open-topped bus parades on Wednesday in anticipation of a possible Premier League title win. ANI

Ferguson feeling 'younger' in race to nix Man City's hopes of creating footballing era
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has issued a stern warning to rivals Manchester City that he is feeling three years younger, and is prepared to end their hopes of creating a footballing era. ANI

Wu Peng beats Phelps to win 200 fly in Charlotte event
Chinese swimming ace Wu Peng beat Michael Phelps in the 200 meters butterfly at the Charlotte UltraSwim Grand Prix meet on Saturday. ANI

Playing football 'may be hazardous to health'
One in 100 footballers have been hospitalised following on-field injuries, which is the highest as compared to any other sport, a new study has revealed. ANI

Berdych books final place in Madrid
Number six seed Tomas Berdych won a tight semifinal against Juan Martin del Potro this Saturday to book his place in Sunday's final of the Mutua Madrid Open. ANI

Alexandra Burke dumps love rat Jermain Defoe for cheating on her again
Jermain Defoe's girlfriend Alexandra Burke has dumped the soccer star after she caught him cheating on her with another woman. ANI

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