Sports News – Newsletter for March 1, 2011Tuesday, March 1, 2011
LONDON – England football star Ashley Cole was apparently spotted enjoying a wild night out surrounded by gorgeous blonde women just days after he shot a student.
The defender looked carefree despite blasting Tom Cowan with a high- powered air rifle, reports the Daily Star.
Cole partied with a string of girls just 5 days [..] Read the original article: here.
NEW DELHI – Guyanese leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo will replace all-rounder Dwayne Bravo in the West Indies squad for the World Cup.
The replacement was approved by the event technical committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Tuesday.
Bishoo was the Player of the Tournament in the 2010 Caribbean Twenty20 tournament and took another six wickets …. Original article on Gaea Times at : Bishoo to replace injured Bravo in West Indies team.
LAHORE – The Lahore High Court (LHC) has dismissed a petition seeking lifetime bans and the confiscation of assets of the disgraced Pakistani trio- Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Amir- for their involvement in the spot-fixing case, which the petitioner said brought a bad name to the country.
The court rejected the petition on the … Read more »»».
LONDON – Ryan Giggs, who celebrates 20 years since his Manchester United debut this week, is still bitter about Carlo Ancelotti’s players ruining his summer after taking United’s title and completing the Double and has revenge on his mind against Chelsea.
The two teams meet at Stamford Bridge tonight.
“I don’t think about the titles …. Original article : Giggs was p****d off when Chelsea won Double last season.
LONDON – The Wigan owner has said that the Football Association is scared of Manchester United after ace striker Wayne Rooney escaped punishment despite TV footage clearly showed him assaulting midfielder James McCarthy.
Dave Whelan’s furious reaction came after he was informed that Rooney will not be banned for elbowing McCarthy.
“It sends out a terrible … Read : Football Association is scared of Manchester United: Wigan boss.
COLOMBO – Kenyan captain Jimmy Kamande won the toss and opted to bat against Sri Lanka in a Group A match of the World Cup at the R. Premedasa Stadium here Tuesday.
Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Tillekratane Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (captain/wicketkeeper), Mahela Jayawardene, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Silva, Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara, Muttiah Muralitharan, Lasith …. Original article : Kenya opt to bat against Sri Lanka.
NEW DELHI – Controversial West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels apparently rejected an offer to play in the World Cup as a replacement for injured Dwayne Bravo fearing that police officials might arrest him here over charges of match-fixing.
Noted commentator and columnist Tony Cozier wrote in Trinidad Express that the 30-year-old Jamaican, who is coming …. Read the original article : Fearing arrest, Samuels declined World Cup offer.
LONDON – Former boxing champ Mike Tyson was seen playing the role of a vocal coach to a look-alike of former US President George Bush in a spoof version of ‘The King’s Speech’.
Tyson, 44, is seen in the skit, aired during a special Oscar edition of Jimmy Kimmel’s US chat show, helping the look-alike get … Original article on : Mike Tyson coaches George Bush in spoof of ‘The King’s Speech’.
COLOMBO – Pakistan fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar has sent out a clear message to the cricket world that the “hurt” Pakistan team would ‘heal its wounds’ following the numerous controversies that engulfed it last year by ‘giving its best’.
Pakistan lost three of their key players- Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir- to the spot-fixing scandal … Read : “We are hurt and we are here to hurt”, warns Shoaib Akhtar.
BENGALURU – England captain Andrew Strauss has hailed spin legend Shane Warne as a genius after the former Australian spin king correctly predicted that Sunday’s World Cup clash with India would end in a tie.
In their Group B pool match, India batted first and amassed 338 before England tied the game off the final ball.
“I … Read more >>.
DUBAI – The International Cricket Council (ICC) has begun a probe of Australia’s opening World Cup clash against Zimbabwe for any betting irregularities after openers Brad Haddin and Shane Watson batted slowly in the first 10 overs.
An Indian newspaper has reported that the ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) has privately scrutinized the match … Read more »».
LONDON – Everton striker Louis Saha has escaped unharmed after crashing his Ferrari on a country road last night.
The former Manchester United ace, 32, was on the Altrincham Road, in Wilmslow, Cheshire, when he lost control of his car shortly before 9 p.m., the Daily Mail reports.
Police said that the vehicle he was driving was …. Source article : Everton striker Saha ‘lucky to be alive’ after crashing Ferrari.
AHMEDABAD – New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee has set high personal goals at the World Cup and wants to be among the top 10 wicket-takers in the event.
The 22-year-old pacer is one of the few New Zealand players to make an impression in India and he will try to add to his tally of …. Source : Southee sets sights on being among top 10 World Cup wicket takers.
DHAKA – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has strongly defended her national team’s captain Shakib Al Hassan who lost the World Cup opening match last month after sending India to bat first.
Cricket entered the cabinet room as she dismissed criticism that Shakib, who had won the toss, should not have opted to field …. Original article : Bangladesh PM bats for cricket captain.
SYDNEY – Mike Hussey’s optimism about a stunning return to the Australian World Cup squad after being forced out by a hamstring injury, has forced Cricket Australia selectors’ to delay announcing a replacement in the 15-man squad for injured Doug Bollinger.
Chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said the form and fitness of Australia’s incumbent pacers-Brett Lee, …. Source article on Gaea Times at : Oz selectors delay replacement for Bollinger seeing Hussey’s optimism to return.
MELBOURNE – Australian and Victorian all-rounder Cameron White knows that he has to stand up and deliver the goods expected of him, if he wants to retain his spot in the national one-day squad.
Though White feels he’s not far away from his best, despite looking out of sorts at times during this summer’s seven-match series …. Read the original article : Cameron White knows he needs runs to cement Oz ODI spot.
MELBOURNE – Cricket Australia’s blueprint for spin reform suffered a heavy blow when Test cricket’s greatest wicket-taker Muttiah Muralitharan cancelled his contract to mentor Australia’s next generation of spinners at the Brisbane-based Centre of Excellence.
The spin legend had earlier intimated a desire to tutor Australia’s next generation of emerging spinners in June, but has now …. Original source : Muralitharan turns his back on Cricket Australia’s coaching role.
NEW DELHI – Dutch captain Peter Borren called for a review of strategy after his team suffered a 215-run defeat against the West Indies in a World Cup Group B match here Monday.
The Dutch had put up an ordinary show against England but failed to live up to the expectations they raised after posting …. Source : Gaea News Network.
NEW DELHI – Fast bowler Kemar Roach took a stunning hat-trick and finished with a six-wicket haul as the West Indies crushed the Netherlands by 215 runs in a World Cup Group B contest at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium here Monday.
Roach (6-27) worked up furious pace, taking the last three wickets that wrapped up … Read more : Fiery Roach topples Netherlands with hat-trick.
NEW DELHI – Scoreboard of the World Cup Group B match between the West Indies and the Netherlands here Monday:
Devon Smith c Barresi b Loots 53
Chris Gayle c Kervezee b ten Doeschate 80
Darren Bravo c Kervezee b Seelaar 30
Ramnaresh Sarwan lbw b Westdijk 49
Kieron Pollard c ten Doeschate b Mudassar …. Source article on Gaea Times at : World Cup scoreboard: West Indies vs Netherlands, Group B.