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Sports News on May 17, 2012

Maken sanctions ex-gratia assistance of Rs. five lakh to archery player
Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken has sanctioned ex-gratia assistance of Rs. five lakh to Nisha Rani Dutta, an archery player from National Welfare Fund for sportspersons. ANI

Tiger Woods' ex mistress Rachel Uchitel welcomes baby girl
Tiger Woods' most high-profile mistress Rachel Uchitel, gave birth to a daughter in San Francisco on Tuesday. ANI

Nico Rosberg gets his mind off disappointing Spanish Grand Prix in Ibiza
Nico Rosberg seems to be taking his mind off after a disappointing Spanish Grand Prix as he hopped over to Ibiza from Barcelona with girlfriend Vivian Sibold. ANI

I'm not condemning gays, says Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao has revealed that he is not against gay people but doesn't support gay marriage. ANI

Becks sports 'overgrown' look during White House visit
David Beckham donned a biker-style moustache and rugged beard for his trip to The White House on Tuesday. ANI

Becks talks about 'incredible' White House visit on Facebook
David Beckham, who visited White House along with his LA Galaxy teammates on Tuesday, took to Facebook to gush about the day and what meeting the President of the US meant to him. ANI

World XI tour of Pakistan postponed
The organisers who had earlier confirmed the arrival of a World XI to play two matches in Pakistan have postponed the two Twenty20s and will now work with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on revised dates. ANI

Olympic stars speak out about the stunts behind their epic Vogue shoot
Vogue magazine has released a behind-the-scenes video showing the elaborate sets that were used to make photographer Annie Leibovitz's vision come to life, to mark the celebration of the magazine's Olympic themed June cover. ANI

Experienced Federer advises younger counterparts to stop 'freaking out' for success
Tennis ace and World number two Roger Federer has advised his younger players to calm down and relax, as he surges back towards the top of the rankings. ANI

Tennis star Murray confesses he swears too much on court
World number four tennis player Andy Murray has admitted he swears too much on court, but believes since he speaks in English, therefore, he gets penalized more. ANI

Man City ready to lure Ibrahimovic to Etihad with 300,000 pounds a week offer
Manchester City is set to tempt 25 million pound rated AC Milan strike Zlatan Ibrahimovic to sign for them by offering him a 300,000 pound a week contract, which would effectively make him the most earned player at the Etihad Stadium. ANI

'Ambivalent' Van Persie's contract talks with Arsenal break down
Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie's talks with the club hierarchy, which are understood to be quite tense and tetchy over signing a contract extension concluded without any agreement. ANI

Various top flight managers in reckoning for Liverpool job after Dalglish sacking
Swansea City manager Brendon Rodgers is leading the list of candidates hoping to land the vacant position at Liverpool after the Merseyside club sacked Kenny Dalglish on Wednesday following a disappointing 8th place finish in the Premier League. ANI

Nasri taunts Man U by saying he was right to snub Fergie
Samir Nasri, who was sought after by both Manchester clubs but joined City in a 24 million pound deal from Arsenal, has taunted United by saying that he was right to snub Sir Alex Ferguson. ANI

Iranian president may visit London for 2012 Olympics: report
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Thursday that he may visit London for 2012 Olympics. ANI

Robbie Savage wants to perform dance number with his dog
Former footie star Robbie Savage wants to turn his dog into a rival for 'Britain's Got Talent' winner Pudsey by doing a dance number with him. ANI

Tiger Woods's ex-wife Elin Nordegren single again
Tiger Woods's former wife Elin Nordegren is no longer dating her businessman boyfriend Jamie Dingman, and is said to be single again. ANI

Balotelli's sister enjoys sizzling spa session with footie star's ex
Racy photos of Mario Balotelli's sister and his sexy ex girlfriend cavorting in a hot tub at a health spa in Italy have surfaced. ANI

Managing committee to decide ban on SRK: Vilasrao Deshmukh
Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Vilasrao Deshmukh on Thursday said that the MCA managing committee will take final call on banning Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan or not. ANI

Man U promoting their 'Made in Manchester' home kit by using picture from Oldham
Manchester United, who recently launched their new 'Made in Manchester' home kit for the next season, have actually plugged in a historic old photograph of Oldham on the kit. ANI

Maradona in race to become UAE national coach
Football legend Diego Maradona is in line to become the United Arab Emirates new head coach. ANI

World-class Italian coach Lippi embraces Chinese Super League champions
World-class Italian coach Marcello Lippi has officially assumed charge of the Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande here on Thursday with a two-and-a-half-year contract. ANI

Hodgson says England veterans confident of their chances at Euros
England manager Roy Hodgson has revealed senior players like Frank Lampard Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and Joe Hart are confident of their chances to win the Euro Cup. ANI

'Lucky mascot' Bresnan believes he makes a difference to England team
England fast bowler Tim Bresnan believes he makes a difference to the team with his performances, apart from being its lucky mascot. ANI

Natasha Giggs asked out by Tesco Romeo
Scandal-hit Natasha Giggs has revealed that life is looking up after a Tesco security guard asked her out. ANI

I am named after a horse, says Brooklyn Decker
Brooklyn Decker, who entered the world on April 12, 1987, has revealed that her parents decided to name their little girl after a four-legged farm animal. ANI

Kirti Azad terms Wankhede brawl 'disgraceful'
Reacting to reports that the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) is considering imposing a ban on Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan from the Wankhede Stadium, former cricketer and BJP Lok Sabha member Kirti Azad on Thursday termed the incident 'disgraceful'. ANI

Gossip magazines, CA unaware about Clarke's wedding
Gossip magazines were left groping in dark over the marriage of Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke and his girlfriend Kyly Boldy, which was announced on Twitter. ANI

Former champ Lennox Lewis wants 'Bad Boy' Chisora to seek therapy before Haye fight
Former world heavy-weight champion Lennox Lewis has said boxer Dereck Chisora should seek anger management therapy before his Upton Park grudge fight with David Haye on July 14. ANI

Pak coach Whatmore feels players preparing well for 'tough' Lanka tour
Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore believes his players are preparing well for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour, and added that the home conditions would amplify the Lankan threat. ANI

In-form Pak batsman Jamshed out of Lanka tour with fractured finger
Pakistan's preparations for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour hit a major roadblock when in form batsman Nasir Jamshed was ruled out with a fractured finger. ANI

CSA seeks legal advice over claims of fixing in IPL 2009 held in South Africa
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has sought legal advice over a suspended Indian domestic player's claims that fixing took place when the Indian Premier League (IPL) was held in South Africa in 2009. ANI

China International Sporting Goods Show opens in Beijing
Sporting goods businesses, experts and associations from China and abroad gathered here on Thursday for the opening of the 30th China International Sporting Goods Show, the largest of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. ANI

Strauss claims he is not even close to quitting as England Test captain
Andrew Strauss has said he hasn't thought about relinquishing his position as England Test captain, and is not even close to the moment when he would contemplate stepping down. ANI

Man U's Ferdinand blames Fergie for Euro 2012 selection snub
Manchester United striker Rio Ferdinand has blamed club manager Alex Ferguson for being axed from the England's Euro 2012 squad. ANI

Liz Hurley defiantly accompanies Warnie to collect daughter from school
Elizabeth Hurley, who had recently been warned off her fiance Shane Warne's children, boldly went to collect them from school on Wednesday. ANI

Man City's Tevez refuses to apologise to 'president' Fergie over PL victory parade insult
Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has refused to apologise to Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United after brandishing him with a 'RIP Fergie' placard at Monday's Manchester City's trophy parade. ANI

MCA ban on Shah Rukh Khan not final yet: Rajiv Shukla
Indian Premier League (IPL) Governing Council chairman Rajiv Shukla on Thursday said no final decision has been taken on banning Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan from Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. ANI

Hughes, Johnson Cummins sharpen skills at Brisbane center ahead of UK tour
Before flying out next week for the second half of the English county season, out-of-favour Australian opener Philip Hughes, 23, spent time at Brisbane's Centre of Excellence and was immediately targeted by quicks Mitchell Johnson and Pat Cummins. ANI

I'm not a sporting person, says Will Smith
Will Smith has said that he's got "no sporting aspirations" after meeting Team GB at the Ethos Sports Centre in South Kensington, London. ANI

Alexandra Burke takes swipe at love rat ex Jermain Defoe through song
Alexandra Burke has made a critical remark on her cheating ex boyfriend Jermain Defoe through the lyrics of her new album, 'Heartbreak On Hold'. ANI

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