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Sports News on May 7, 2012

City parks, schools should open their play fields for children: Maken
Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Monday urged the Urban Development Ministry led by Kamal Nath to allow the usage of unused land of city parks and schools in the national capital for the purpose of children's play fields. ANI

Refocus on match fixing is a wake up call for Pak cricket: Editorial
The release of Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif and the consequent refocus on the match or spot fixing business should be seen as a wake-up call for cricket in Pakistan, states an editorial in a Pakistan daily. ANI

Australian Sky News presenter denies making vulgar gestures on air
An Australian Sky News presenter James Bracey has vehemently denied making lewd gestures on Sportsline show. ANI

Terry urges Chelsea to 'thrash new deal' to retain Drogba
Chelsea skipper John Terry has insisted that the club should a strike new deal to retain Didier Drogba, who set a new FA Cup final scoring record. ANI

Posh takes baby Harper to watch dad Becks play football
Victoria Beckham is ensuring that baby Harper is just as up on her football knowledge as her three older brothers. ANI

Sri Lanka sports body wants ban on T20 cricket at school level to keep techniques pure
The Sri Lanka Sports Medical Unit has recommended that Twenty20 cricket should be banned at the school level, terming it inappropriate for young cricketers. ANI

Clive Lloyd's godson eyed as future England ODI player
West Indies legend Sir Clive Lloyd's godson Keith Barker maybe selected for England cricket team for one day internationals this summer. ANI

Frank Lampard kisses fiancee Christine Bleakley to celebrate FA Cup win
Chelsea star Frank Lampard went out on the town with fiancee Christine Bleakley after winning the FA Cup. ANI

Floyd Mayweather may hang up gloves over 'no one left for him to fight anymore'
Boxing star Floyd Mayweather, who beat Miguel Cotto, is considering retiring from the sport. ANI

Fergie hopes former Man U hero Hughes can turn title their way
Hoping for an upset, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has called on Mark Hughes to take revenge on arch rivals Manchester City by masterminding a last-day miracle to send the Premier League title back to Old Trafford. ANI

Bolt's fastest ever start to season raises hopes of new world record at Olympics
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt made a blistering start to the Olympic year by winning his first 100 metres of 2012 in record 9.82 seconds , which is his fastest ever start to a season. ANI

McIlroy claims top spot again despite play-off loss to PGA Tour winner Fowler
Rory McIlroy reclaimed his top spot in world golf rankings despite missing out in a three-way play-off at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. ANI

I have valid NOC to play in DPL, says ex-Pak captain Yousuf
Clearing the confusion that was created by some of his own statements, former Pakistan captain and batsman Mohammad Yousuf has said that he has a valid No Objection Certificate (NOC) to play in the Dhaka League. ANI

Mancini accepts for first time Man City are favourites to win Premier League title
Roberto Mancini has for the first time accepted that Manchester City are now favourites to win the Premier League title. ANI

New Zealand boxer dies after collapsing 32 seconds into professional debut
A New Zealand boxer, who was making his professional debut, died after collapsing 32 seconds into the fight in Tahiti. ANI

Federer ready to challenge Djokovic for world No1 ranking
Fresh after a month long break Roger Federer is ready to challenge Novak Djokovic for the world No1 ranking. ANI

Argentine Foreign Minister refuses to apologise for Falklands Islands Olympic advert
Argentina's Foreign Minister, Hector Timerman, has refused to apologise for the advert that shows Olympic hopeful Fernando Zylberberg training on "Argentine soil" in the Falkland Islands. ANI

Oz hockey player dies after being hit by ball
A promising young woman hockey player from Western Australia has died after being hit by a ball during a game. ANI

Becks tops UK's sports wealth league with 160m pounds
David Beckham has for the first time topped Britain's list of the richest people in sport after netting a total wealth of 160 million pounds. ANI

Frank Bruno finds love with hairdresser
Frank Bruno, who hasn't had a professional boxing match since 1996 and his personal life looked to be on the ropes, has found love for the first time since he split from ex-wife Laura 10-years ago and she is helping him fight his way back to health. ANI

Gemma Spofforth reveals suicidal despair after string of personal tragedies
British swimmer Gemma Spofforth, who has been tipped for gold medal glory at the London Olympics, has had to pull herself back from the brink to compete in the 100 metres backstroke at this summer's games. ANI

Terry backs Di Matteo to be appointed manager if Chelsea bags CL trophy for Abramovich
Chelsea skipper John Terry believes that Robert Di Matteo may be appointed Chelsea's full time manager, if he helps the club bag the Champions League trophy, one which is deeply desired by Roman Abramovich. ANI

Mario Balotelli turns aerosol can into 'flame thrower' in his hotel room
Manchester City wildboy Mario Balotelli has been snapped setting fire to an aerosol can in a luxury hotel suite, which the Italian moved into after setting fire to his 3-million-pound rented mansion. ANI

Jermain Defoe's mum plays 'cupid' to help him win Alexandra Burke back
Jermain Defoe, who was rocked with cheating claims recently, has asked his mother Sandra to talk Alexandra Burke into taking him back. ANI

Wayne Rooney dons Teddy Boy outfit for Coleen's 50s party
Wayne Rooney dressed up as a Teddy Boy on Sunday night for a 1950s-themed party. ANI

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