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Sports News on May 4, 2012

'Cardboard' Tim Tebow attends high school prom
A high school student took a cardboard cutout version of Tim Tebow for prom, when the rugby star failed to respond to her invite on Twitter. ANI

Grant Hackett ends five-year marriage to Candice Alley
Grant Hackett, who won the gold medal during the Sydney and Athens Olympics, has split from his singer wife Candice Alley. ANI

McIlroy wary of getting 'burned out' before turning 30
Ace golfer Rory McIlroy is scared of burning out completely by the time he turns 30, and wants to keep himself fresh for the major Golf tournaments. ANI

Newcastle's Gutierrez certain of ruining fellow Argentineans' party by beating Man City
Newcastle United winger Jonas Gutierrez is confident he can spoil his fellow Argentineans Carlos Tevez, Pablo Zabaleta and Sergio Aguero's party by beating their team Manchester City at the Sports Direct Arena, which would give Manchester United a huge boost to clinch their 20th Premier League title. ANI

Ukraine denounces 'destructive' boycott threat to Euro 2012
The Ukraine foreign ministry has denounced a European Union boycott of next month's Euro 2012 football championship, calling it "destructive". ANI

Chelsea's Mikel calls on club to concentrate on Cup double
Chelsea player John Obi Mikel has said the club must put their FA Cup and Champions League final ahead of their Premier league campaign. ANI

UK Army leaves weapons for Olympics security unguarded at east London complex
The UK Army left weapons unguarded in a block of flats earmarked as a launch site for high-velocity missiles to protect the Olympics, a resident has claimed. ANI

Mayweather 'World's richest boxer'
American star Floyd Mayweather is the world's richest boxer with an estimated fortune of 100 million pounds. ANI

England stars Swann, Broad escape punishment over showing dissent
England pair Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad would both escape punishment for showing dissent when given out in their first county championship appearance of the season for Nottinghamshire at Old Trafford. ANI

Man City custodian Hart believes they are back at top when it matters
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart believes his team is at the top when it matters the most, and is confident of a win at the Sports Direct Arena against Newcastle United. ANI

YouTube apologises for 'mistakenly' removing Kate Upton's dance video
A one-minute clip of Kate Upton, which had been yanked by YouTube for violating its nudity policy despite the fact she was not n*ked and was later brought back with an age restriction, can now be viewed by all as this limit was also lifted on Wednesday afternoon. ANI

Ferguson hopes Newcastle beat Man City to give Man U initiative in PL title race
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping Newcastle United beat title rivals Manchester City at the Sports Direct Arena, which would tilt the Premier League title race in his club's favor if they beat Swansea City at Old Trafford. ANI

Chelsea owner Abramovich 'hell-bent' on bringing back Mourinho
Chelsea's billionaire owner Roman Abramovich is adamant about bringing back former manager Jose Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge, despite the Portuguese claiming he would stay on as Real Madrid manager for next season at least. ANI

Van Persie's comment 'I'll always be a Gunner' gives Arsenal fans hope he will stay
Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie insisted while collecting the Football Writers' Player of the Year award that no matter what happens during the rest of his career, he would 'always be a Gunner'. ANI

Ferguson believes if Man City beats Newcastle Man U's chance to win PL would end
In a last ditch effort to exert pressure on Manchester City, Manchester United manager believes if title rivals they beat Newcastle United at the Sports Direct Arena, it would spell an end to their Premier League title hopes. ANI

Former escort turned football boss arrested for 'threatening behaviour'
The escort, who became the youngest ever chief executive of a football club last September, has been arrested for using threatening words and behaviour at an away match. ANI

Coleen Rooney and Co to be real stars of Euro 2012!
Poles are apparently more excited about catching a glimpse of Britains' WAGs than the players in the upcoming Euro 2012. ANI

Capello wishes Hodgson luck, but cautions him about tough road ahead
Former England manager Fabio Capello has wished Hodgson good luck for his tenure as their national team manager, but also warned him of the difficulties he would face while managing them. ANI

Liverpool FC registered loss of 50 million pounds last year
Liverpool FC has reported a loss of around 50 million pounds for the last financial year, which mostly includes failed new stadium costs and pay-offs to former manager Roy Hodgson and other staff. ANI

German football 'flummoxed' over Hodgson's selection as England manager
Senior figures in German football have expressed surprise over the Football Association's (FA) decision to appoint 'little-known' Roy Hodgson as England's new manager over Tottenham Hotspurs boss Harry Redknapp. ANI

Usain Bolt releases his first song online
Usain Bolt has released his first song 'Faster Than Lightning' online, along with a video to help him outfox his opponents at the London Olympics this summer. ANI

Ex-Kiwi cricketers advocate 'dual coaching system' for different formats of game
Former New Zealand players Mark Greatbatch and Dion Nash have endorsed the idea of having separate coaches for different formats of cricket for the national team, and expects this to happen in the future. ANI

Sammy believes 'insider' Gibson can make the most of England's weakness
West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes coach Ottis Gibson's two and a half year long tenure with England's backroom staff could prove decisive for their chances to perform well during the tour. ANI

Windies set to target beleaguered captain Strauss during Test series
West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has said his pace bowlers would be targeting out of form England captain Andrew Strauss during their upcoming Test series, which commences from May 17 at Lord's. ANI

London Olympics Games 2012 could be vulnerable to cyber attacks : Minister
Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude has warned that the London Olympics "will not be immune" from cyber-attacks. ANI

Gayle welcome back to Windies squad as long as he honours team's work ethic: Sammy
West Indies captain Darren Sammy has said explosive opening batsman Chris Gayle would be welcomed back into the squad as long as he honours and abides by the team's work ethic. ANI

Rooney's 'breathtaking scissor kick' goal against Man City voted best in Premier League
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's stunning scissor kick goal during their local derby against Manchester City at Old Trafford last year has been voted by the public as the greatest in the history of Premier League. ANI

Khloe Kardashian parades trim bikini body after shedding 20lbs in 20 days
Khloe Kardashian, who has always been very vocal about her desire to lose weight, has spoken of her delight after shedding an astonishing 20lbs in just 20 days. ANI

Malik turns down county offers in hope of national team recall
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has turned down approaches from county sides Hampshire and Essex, hoping for his possible inclusion in the Pakistan team for the Sri Lanka tour scheduled to start from June 1. ANI

Bar Refaeli bares all in new lingerie ad
Bar Refaeli has posed completely nude in a black and white TV commercial to promote her new lingerie range 'Under.Me'. ANI

Lamar Odom commences workout regime to win spot in US Olympic team
Khloe Kardashian's hubby Lamar Odom is working out with a trainer four to six hours a day to get in shape for a possible spot in Team US Olympic basketball squad. ANI

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