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Sports News on May 8, 2012

Official says White House 'planned to shield Obama if Bin Laden raid went wrong'
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey has made a staggering revelation that the White House had planned to shield Obama by blaming Navy Admiral William McRaven if Osama Bin Laden raid had failed. ANI

PCB signals desire to have specialist teams for different forms of cricket
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has hinted they might think over the idea of having different teams for three separate formats of cricket with specialist players. ANI

'Shamed' Pak bowler Asif says Butt is lonely and depressed in prison
After getting out of a British jail on Friday, banned Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif has said former captain Salman Butt is a lonely and depressed man. ANI

Two Saudi religious scholars say cheating in football is 'haram'
Two Saudi religious scholars have warned footballers against trying to fool referees to score goals or win penalties, and branded cheating in football as a sin and a disfigurement of moral ethics. ANI

Khan's title rematch with Peterson hangs in the balance after American fails drug test
Bolton-based boxer Amir Khan's title rematch against WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Lamont Peterson has been thrown into doubt after the American tested positive for a banned synthetic testosterone on March 19. ANI

Wayne Rooney ready to cheer on horse 'Pippy' at debut race
Wayne Rooney will be debuting his recently bought colt 'Pippy', at the Lily Agnes Stakes, on Tuesday. ANI

Tiger Woods parties with bikini babes at Las Vegas pool party
Tiger Woods, who has kept a fairly low profile and kept his personal life under wraps ever since his multiple infidelities hit the headlines, surrounded himself with temptation once again as he partied in Las Vegas, last week. ANI

Indonesia registers 17 athletes on London Olympics
Seventenn Indonesian athletes have clinched the qualifications to compete at the upcoming Olympic Games in London, local newspaper reported here on Tuesday. ANI

Guardiola rejects Chelsea's 12 mn pound offer, opens door for Di Matteo
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has rejected a 12 million pounds-a-year offer from Chelsea, which could brighten Roberto Di Matteo's chances of getting the manager's job permanently. ANI

Pak cricketers unhappy with PCB over refusal of permit for Twenty20 exhibition in Toronto
Pakistan cricketers, including captain Misbah-ul-Haq and former captain Shahid Afridi, are reportedly unhappy with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) over the board's refusal to give permission for a Twenty20 exhibition in Toronto on May 12. ANI

Mike Hesson resigns as Kenya cricket coach citing security concerns
Kenya cricket coach Mike Hesson has quit from his position citing security concerns as the reason behind his decision. ANI

'Dejected' Kean ready to discuss 'relegated' Blackburn's future with owner Venkys
Relegated from the Premier League, Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean has said he would talk to the Indian owners Venkys on how to regroup and bring the club back on track. ANI

QPR striker Cisse says boss Hughes eyeing 'sweet revenge' against Man City
Queens Park Rangers striker Djibril Cisse believes a victory against Manchester City in the last game of the Premier League season would be an act of sweet revenge for club manager Mark Hughes, who was coldheartedly sacked as City's manager in 2009. ANI

Babe Ruth's Boston home listed for 1.65m dollars
Legendary baseball player Babe Ruth's suburban Boston home, where he lived after he had been sent to the New York Yankees, is on the market for 1.65 million dollars. ANI

Eva Longoria hits golf course at George Lopez tournament
Eva Longoria was spotted working on her swings at the George Lopez golf tournament. ANI

Ferguson believes playing more 'Italian' could have landed Man U Premier League title
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said his team would have won the Premier League title if they had played the Italian way like Roberto Mancini does for title rivals Manchester City. ANI

Lescott says it would be 'crazy' if Man City wins Premier League title
Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott believes if they win the Premier League title this season, then it would be crazy and unreal. ANI

Chelsea to give Drogba last chance to sign new contract
Ace striker Didier Drogba will be given one last chance to sign a new Chelsea contract, as the club is all set to hand the 34-year-old the option of a further 12 months if he continues to play next season. ANI

PCB to build international cricket stadium in Islamabad
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build an international standard cricket stadium and an academy in Islamabad. ANI

Wayne Rooney turns theatre buff
It has been revealed that Wayne Rooney is a secret fan of the stage and that he regularly attends performances. ANI

Eng all-rounder Wright fears having contracted 'Dengue Fever' during IPL stint
England and Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright has revealed on his Twitter account that he has been told by the doctors he might have contracted Dengue Fever while playing for Pune Warriors in the lucrative Indian Premier League, and would be undergoing blood tests. ANI

Tamara Ecclestone flaunts honed figure in tiny crop top
Tamara Ecclestone, who travelled all the way to Greece to shoot her first ever calendar, seemed to be in need of a little workout to relieve the tension before things kicked off. ANI

Force India ordered to pay 650,000 pounds legal costs to F1 team Caterham in copyright dispute
Force India have been told to pay 650,000 pounds legal costs to Caterham and their chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne, within fourteen days by a High Court judge in a dispute over intellectual property involving Force India, Aerolab and Caterham. ANI

Proteas bowling coach Donald denies taking up Bangladesh job
South Africa's bowling coach Allan Donald has denied claims linking him to the Bangladesh head coaching position. ANI

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