Sports News – Newsletter for February 28, 2011Monday, February 28, 2011
COLOMBO – Sri Lankan skipper Kumara Sangakkara has said that his strike bowler Lasith Malinga’s presence in their World Cup match against Pakistan could have tipped the match in their favour.
Sri Lanka had lost the match by a fairly narrow margin of 11 runs.
“We can say that we missed Lasith a bit. He is …. Read the original article : Malinga’s presence will bolster Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign: Sangakkara.
NAGPUR – Tatenda Taibu and Craig Ervine helped Zimbabwe set a challenging 299-run target for Canada in a Group A match of the World Cup at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium in Jamtha here Monday.
Taibu (98) and Ervine (85) with their 181-run stand for the third wicket helped Zimbabwe recover from a poor … Read more »»».
NEW DELHI – Netherlands captain Peter Borren won the toss and elected to field against the West Indies in a Group B World Cup match here Monday.
West Indies made one change to the side that lost to South Africa by seven wickets here Thursday, bringing in spinner Nikita Miller for injured all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, …. Original article : Netherlands elect to field against West Indies.
COLOMBO – Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has urged his team not to panic after slipping to defeat against Pakistan, as he looks to get their World Cup campaign back on track with victory over Kenya on Tuesday.We have Kenya next, followed by Australia, so we will look back on the defeat and learn from … Read more >>>.
LONDON – David and Victoria Beckham are reportedly giving up their American dream as they prepare to leave Los Angeles and return to Britain next year.
The couple, who have a 145 million pounds fortune, plan to send their eldest son Brooklyn, to one of England’s elite independent schools, reports the Daily Mail.
The school, with many …. Original article : Beckhams ‘to send son to private school in England’.
BANGALORE – England fast bowler Tim Bresnan has been officially reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s tied match against India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Bresnan pleaded guilty to contravening Level 1 offence (Section 2.1.2) of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and …. Source article on Gaea Times at : Bresnan reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct.
BENGALURU – England’s fast bowler Tim Bresnan has been officially reprimanded for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during his side’s tied match against India in Bengaluru on Sunday.
Bresnan pleaded guilty to contravening Level 1 offence (Section 2.1.2) of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials, which relates to “abuse of … Original source on Gaea Times at : Tim Bresnan reprimanded, Strauss fined for slow over-rate against India.
LONDON – Ace striker Wayne Rooney’s fate rests in referee Mark Clattenburg’s hands as Manchester United striker could face a four-match ban for elbowing on Wigan’s James McCarthy.
The Manchester United striker is expected to be charged by the FA today for the incident in Saturday’s 4-0 win at the DW Stadium.
LONDON – Rumors are abuzz that football ace Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend Irina Shayk is pregnant with his child.
Previously, Ronaldo became a father on June 17 when a mystery mum gave birth to Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.
The 26-year-old ex-Manchester United star is said to be preparing a summer wedding after popping question to the underwear model on …. Original article on Gaea Times at : Cristiano Ronaldo to become dad again?.
LONDON – Fulham chief Mark Hughes has accused Manchester City’s Roberto Mancini of lacking in sincerity after the pair’s touchline clash.
Hughes says that when he went to shake hands with the man who succeeded him as City boss following their 1-1 draw, Mancini did not appear very interested.
According to The Sun, Mancini insisted that … Original source on Gaea Times at : Fulham’s Hughes says Man City’s Mancini is not sincere.
KARACHI – Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif believes that the current World Cup format encourages match-fixing.
Latif said that the 14-team line-up for the six-week tournament opens the door to corruption on the back of bribes from illegal sub-continental bookmakers.
“The formation is such that even if a top team loses a match or two this really … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : World Cup format encourages match-fixing, says Rashid Latif.
ISLAMABAD – Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has suggested that fast bowler Wahab Riaz should replace experienced Umar Gul in the country’s next World Cup game against Canada on March 3.
Gul had finished with match figures of 1-60 from nine overs in Pakistan’s Group A encounter against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
“Gul did not bowl a … Read more »»».
LONDON – Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic appears intent on burying his Fernando Torres hoodoo, when his team clashes with Chelsea on Tuesday.
Ever since the Spanish striker destroyed him at Old Trafford two years ago in a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool, people have questioned the Serb’s ability to handle him.
Well, against Chelsea at …. Source : Vidic wants to bury Torres hoodoo.
LONDON – Coach Arsene Wenger has urged his Arsenal side not to let their Carling Cup defeat ruin their season.
Boss Wenger admitted his team was ‘destroyed’ after seeing their chance of a Quadruple disappear following Obafemi Martins’ late Birmingham winner.
The Sun quoted Wenger, who is still seeking a first trophy since 2005, as …. Original article on Gaea Times at : Wenger urges Arsenal not to moan over Carling Cup defeat.
WELLINGTON – Kyle Mills is one frustrated New Zealand cricketer.
Firstly, he cannot believe his poor luck that in a 10-year international career he has played just one World Cup match. His 31-year-old body has constantly suffered minor niggles or required surgery.
Secondly, as a victim of this summer’s rotation policy, he cannot earn a permanent spot …. Original article : Frustrated Mills doesn’t like being left out of Black Caps WC squad.
MELBOURNE – Australian right-arm quick Shaun Tait appears to have come back from the dead as far as his cricketing fortunes are concerned.
There was a time when he was nearly lost to cricket. He was at breaking point, physically and mentally wasted, a shell of the bowling tearaway who former Australia left-arm quick Bruce Reid … Read : Oz pacer Tait back to his best in World Cup 2011.
NEW DELHI – Guyanese leg spinner Devendra Bishoo has been nominated as a replacement for injured all rounder Dwayne Bravo in the West Indies’ World Cup squad.
Bravo injured his left knee in the West Indies’ seven-wicket loss to South Africa last week and has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup, which … Original source on Gaea Times at : Guyanese leg spinner Bishoo to replace injured Bravo in Windies WC squad.
MELBOURNE – Australian spin legend Shane Warne has acknowledged a new career in astrology after he correctly tipped a tie in Sunday’s World Cup match between India and England.
Warne predicted the match result via Twitter and missed the opportunity to make some money for his prediction.
“I am taking a lottery ticket out this weekend!” … Read more >>.
SYDNEY – England wicket keeper Steve Davies, who missed out a spot in the squad for the World Cup, has become the country’s first professional cricketer to publicly announce that he is gay.
Two years ago, Wales rugby centre Gareth Thomas went public with his homosexuality.
The 24-year-old Davies made the announcement in video interviews on the … Read the original article on Gaea Times at : England wicket keeper Davies publicly announces he is gay.
NAGPUR – Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura won the toss and elected to bat against Canada in a Group A match of the World Cup at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium in Jamtha here Monday.
Canada: Nitish Kumar, John Davison, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Ashish Bagai (captain/wicketkeeper), Jimmy Hansra, Zubin Surkari, Tyson Gordon, Rizwan … Read this article on Gaea Times at : Zimbabwe opts to bat against Canada.