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Hingis' mom backs 'new Hingis' Bencic to have great tennis future
4/17/2014 4:16:00 PM

Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): The mother of Swiss tennis great Martina Hingis has hailed teenaged Swiss prodigy Belinda Bencic, who has been dubbed the 'new Hingis', and said that the 17-year-old has a great potential for the future.

Bencic, who exploded onto the WTA Tour in 2014, is the youngest women's player in the world's top 100 and stunned two top-10 seeds at this month's Family Circle Cup.

According to CNN, Hingis' mother Melanie Molitor, who has been working

Rodgers insists will maintain Liverpool's 'dignity, class' while pursuing first-ever PL win
4/17/2014 3:12:00 PM

London, Apr 17 (ANI): Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that he will maintain the club's philosophy of trying to retain dignity and class even while winning, as the Anfield side bids to pursue their first ever Premier League triumph.

Rodgers has always demanded his side perform in the most sporting way possible even after successive weekends when West Ham United was wrongly awarded a goal against his men and Luis Suarez was accused of cheating by Manchester City.


Mourinho backs Chelsea's 'old guard' to bring PL success
4/17/2014 3:12:00 PM

London, Apr 17 (ANI): Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said that he believes his team's 'old guard' meaning the senior batch holds the key to Premier League success.

While Eden Hazard, Willian, Oscar and Nemanja Matic have become central players in the past few months, Mourinho feels the experience of his senior professionals is essential for keeping the right focus.

According to the Mirror, Chelsea has to meet Liverpool in a potential title decider in the middle of their

Carberry still hoping to return to England Test squad despite slamming management
4/17/2014 2:53:00 PM

London, Apr 17 (ANI): England batsman Michael Carberry is reportedly keeping his hopes alive of returning to the Test squad despite criticising the England management.

Carberry opened in all five Ashes Tests in Australia but questioned the England coaches and selectors after being left out of the subsequent one-day series and World Twenty20.

According to the BBC, Carberry, whose unbeaten century helped Hampshire to a County Championship win over Gloucestershire, ended the Ashes series

Prosecutor accuses Pistorius-hired forensic 'expert' of being unqualified to testify
4/17/2014 2:47:00 PM

Sydney, Apr. 17 (ANI): The prosecution at Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius' trial has reportedly accused the forensic expert hired by the South African athlete of being unqualified to testify and rubbished his account of the circumstances in which Reeva Steenkamp died.

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel reportedly sought to prove that forensic geologist Roger Dixon did not have the experience to testify about the lighting, sound and physical evidence inside the athlete's home.


Ex-Pak cricketers advise current players not to 'bother with' IPL
4/17/2014 2:47:00 PM

Karachi, Apr 17 (ANI): Former Pakistani Test cricketer Wajahatullah Wasti has advised the current players of the team not to bother about playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the seventh edition of which is underway at the UAE.

According to The Nation, Wasti said the Pakistani players should boycott the IPL, even if they got a chance to play as they all are high profile players and should keep their self-respect.

Wasti, however, said that as India is currently undergoing general

Ryan Lochte has 'fun, funky, easy' style
4/17/2014 2:47:00 PM

Washington, April 17 (ANI): Ryan Lochte has said that his style is fun, funky and easy.

The 29-year-old swim champ, while shooting for Calvin Klein Ads, found that he had the best time on set, People magazine reported.

He said that his co-starrer in the ad, Ireland Baldwin, was a lot of fun during the shooting and it didn't feel like work. (ANI)

Kallis may have to battle for 'extra' KKR berth with Oz 'rookie' in IPL-7
4/17/2014 2:47:00 PM

Johannesburg, Apr 17 (ANI): Retired South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis may reportedly battle for the extra berth in his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders with emerging Australian batsman Chris Lynn.

The limit on overseas players could restrict Kallis to the sidelines occasionally even though he top-scored for his side in the IPL opener against Mumbai Indians, which KKR won by 41 runs.

According to Sport24, the teams may only field a maximum of four of their

Susie Wolff waiting to become first woman in 22 years to make F1 line-up
4/17/2014 11:54:00 AM

London, Apr 17 (ANI): Williams development driver Susie Wolff is reportedly waiting to make history by becoming the first woman driver in 22 years to make it into the line-up for a Formula 1 weekend.

Women have a less than impressive record at the pinnacle of motor sport as in 64 years, only five have made the entry list and they have entered races 29 times and made it onto the grid for just 15 Grands Prix.

According to the Mirror, however, the wife of Mercedes executive director

Six months off from football may not be enough to heal players' head injury
4/17/2014 11:54:00 AM

Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): A new study suggests that six months off may not be long enough for the brains of football players to completely heal after a single season, and this may put them at even greater risk of head injury the next season.

I don't want to be an alarmist, but this is something to be concerned about, Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and lead author of the study, said.


Kate Upton 'uncomfortable running around in bikini'
4/17/2014 11:54:00 AM

London, April 17 (ANI): Kate Upton has revealed that she was not at ease when 60 people were watching her run about in a bikini while shooting for her upcoming movie 'The Other Women.'

Upton said that even though she loves her body, she was feeling a bit uncomfortable.

During her appearance on 'Chatty Man', the 21-year-old Sports Illustrated swimsuit model told host Alan Carr that she was lucky to have her co-stars Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann as they helped her every

Nicolas Anelka may face FIFA probe for dodging Atletico Mineiro move
4/17/2014 11:54:00 AM

London, Apr. 17 (ANI): French striker Nicolas Anelka may reportedly face a FIFA probe after he calls off his move to Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro.

Atletico Mineiro's director Eduardo Maluf said that Anelka, who left Bromwich Albion last month after he received a five-match ban for the racially controversial 'quenelle' goal celebration, had been given until Monday of this week to sign his contract with the Brazilian side, but one of his agents informed the club that he would

'Nervous' England should stick with Giles despite miserable World T20 campaign: Mickey Arthur
4/17/2014 11:54:00 AM

London, Apr. 17 (ANI): Former Australian coach Mickey Arthur has reportedly called on their Ashes rivals England to hold their nerves and stick with their limited-overs coach Ashley Giles despite a miserable World Twenty20 campaign.

Arthur feels that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) should tread carefully regarding Andrew Flower's successor, given that Peter Moores has emerged as a likely front runner for a coaching job that appeared to be in Giles' hands.


Lamar Odom joins New York Knicks for final match
4/17/2014 11:54:00 AM

Washington, April 17 (ANI): Lamar Odom has been joined the New York Knicks for the remainder of the NBA season.

Knicks president Phil Jackson has announced that the estranged husband of TV personality Khloe Kardashian has signed a deal and will seen at the 8:00 matchup with the Toronto Raptors which is the team's final game of the 2013-2014 season, Us Magazine reported.

Odom has previously played for Jackson as a member of his Los Angeles Lakers championship teams in 2009 and

Hamilton hopeful of dominating teammate Rosberg in fight for F1 title
4/17/2014 11:54:00 AM

London, Apr. 17 (ANI): Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton is hoping that his recent victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix has given him an edge over his teammate Nico Rosberg, as both the racers fight for this year's Formula One title.

Ahead of this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix, the Mercedes racer said that one is always trying to get that edge, adding that he did it during all three practice sessions, but then all of a sudden it disappeared in qualifying, and then Rosberg was on a high.


Forensics expert reveals Pistorius shot Steenkamp in quick succession
4/17/2014 11:54:00 AM

London, Apr. 17 (ANI): A forensics expert at Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius' murder trial has reportedly revealed that the South African athlete's girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot in quick succession as she fell down.

The forensics expert's version is reportedly different from a police ballistics witness who said that there was a short break between the first and second shots.

According to the BBC, although Pistorius has denied killing Steenkamp intentionally in the

India banks handsome paycheck after finishing third in annual Test rankings
4/17/2014 11:54:00 AM

Sydney, Apr. 17 (ANI): Indian Test side reportedly pocketed a good amount of money after finishing third on the annual rankings.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) reportedly handed out a 2,84,000-dollar cheque to the Indian Test team this week.

The ICC also handed out other winners' cheques to other teams based on their rankings at the April 1 cut-off date, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

South Africa reportedly received 5,10,000 dollars after holding onto the

Helen Flanagan loves her boobs but hates her 'non-existent' bum
4/17/2014 11:54:00 AM

London, April 17 (ANI): Helen Flanagan has admitted that she suffers with low self-esteem and can't stand her 'non-existent' butt.

The 23-year-old actress told OK! Magazine that she's like any normal girl who gets really self-conscious and though she is a size 8, she had to work hard to be a 6, the Mirror reported.

Scott Sinclair's girlfriend continued saying that she has good bresats, and though she does squats, she still does not like her bum. (ANI)

Pistorius' murder trial postponed until May 5
4/17/2014 11:54:00 AM

Sydney, Apr. 17 (ANI): The judge in Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius' murder trial has announced that the proceeds of the case will be postponed following Thursday's hearings until May 5, two days ahead of South Africa's national elections.

Judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa said that Pistorius, who has been accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has been on trial beyond the three weeks schedule since early last month and 2000 pages of testimony have already been generated

Rogers backs Oz-born 'wonderboy' Robson to play for England this summer
4/17/2014 11:54:00 AM

Sydney, Apr. 17 (ANI): Australian Test opener Chris Rogers has said that he would be very disappointed if England does not pick up his domestic teammate Sam Robson for their summer battles against Sri Lanka and India.

Rogers said that he would be very disappointed if England did not pick Robson, who has played alongside him for Middlesex in county cricket this season, as he deserves a crack at international cricket.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Australian batsman Rogers

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