What turned churchgoing Jennifer Thompson into Rooney hooker?

London, Sep 07 (ANI): Jennifer Thompson, the hooker who bedded Wayne Rooney, led a sheltered existence protected by her parents and three brothers before turning into a prostitute.

The trouble with the churchgoing teenager began when the family returned to Britain from Qatar and set up home in Heaton, Bolton.

As she entered adolescence she found it increasingly difficult to adjust to life in Britain.

Friends say that by 15, Jennifer was a ”wild child”, constantly out on the town getting drunk.

The friend said that Jennifer had always wanted to be with footballers and would regale classmates with stories about how they would sleep with her and then, when they woke the next morning, throw money at her and tell her to make her own way home.

“She never seemed to mind. There was no hint of remorse or regret. She was a party animal and was regularly in hospital getting her stomach pumped after drinking too much,” the Daily Mail quoted a friend as saying.

By her final year at school, Jennifer was a fully-fledged prostitute, another friend said.

”She decided she wanted to become a WAG and started to hang out with Bolton Wanderers players,” the friend added. (ANI)

Wayne Rooney romped with more women behind wife’s back?

London, Sept 7 (ANI): Wayne Rooney’s cousin Natalie has warned his wife Coleen that more shocking details are set to become public after the revelations from hooker Jenny Thompson.

The footballer has romped with more women, Natalie claimed she had been told.

“I”ve heard there”s more to come out about Wayne and she”s not the only girl he”s been with,” the Sun quoted her as saying.

“To be honest, I am not surprised. Once a cheat, always a cheat,” she said.

Natalie, 21, who still lives in Croxteth, Liverpool, where Rooney was raised, urged Coleen to dump him.

“It”s not going to be easy for them because they”ve got a child. But she”s a fool if she doesn”t.

“She”s got her own career and her own money now, so she doesn”t need him.

“I know the whole family will be appalled and disgusted.

“When little Kai is old enough to understand… it”s just wrong,” she added. (ANI)

Pak official says Aamer should not get age benefit in ‘spot-fixing’ probe

Cardiff, Sept 7 (ANI): Mohammad Aamer should not get any benefit of age, if the 18-year old is proved guilty of spot-fixing, Pakistan Cricket Board’s associate manager, Shafqat Rana said.

“I think it should be the same with everybody, if he breaks the law,” The News quoted Rana, as saying.

When asked whether teenager Aamer’s age should be taken into consideration, he replied, “It doesn”t matter,” adding that the Pakistani cricket fans wanted everything in the best spirit of the gentlemen’s game.

Rana was talking to reporters at Sophia Gardens, where the second Pakistan vs England Twenty20 international is scheduled today.

Interestingly, Rana’s views clash with International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat who, just a day before had said, “In my own honest personal view, yes I would think age would come into account in these matters.

Meanwhile, Rana appreciated a reported investigation into the cricket team’s finances by the country’s tax authorities in the aftermath of the spot-fixing scandal.

Pakistan’s one-day captain, Shahid Afridi also welcomed the move, saying, “It should be done and it”s good for cricket.”

ICC had hit the three Pakistan players in the dock for spot fixing –Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir — with a staggering 23 charges. (ANI)

ICC to probe ‘suspicious’ Sydney Test, Kamran Akmal prime suspect

London, Sep 7(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has re-opened the controversial ‘Sydney Test’ case, and Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal is believed to be their primary suspect.

According to reports, the ICC has sent an official notice to Akmal saying that he is under investigation for fixing the Test against Australia.

It comes only months after the ICC cleared the Pakistan team of any wrongdoing in relation to the controversial Test, The Courier Mail reports.

Akmal had dropped four catches in Australia’s miraculous come-from-behind 36-run win.

Earlier, Pakistan batsman Yasir Hameed had reportedly confirmed that the Test was rigged, and players involved in the corruption had pocketed an astonishing three million dollars.

The Pakistan team is already under investigation over the Lord’s Test ‘spot-fixing’ scam following which captain Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif have been suspended by the ICC.

The trio has however claimed that the money given to them by London-based agent Mazhar Majeed was sponsorship money, not a corrupt pay-off. (ANI)

Chelsea defender Ashley Cole’s new flat burgled

London, Sep 6 (ANI): Chelsea defender Ashley Cole’s new flat was burgled while he was away playing for England against Bulgaria.

The burglary was reported at 6pm on Saturday. Cole had been staying at a hotel with his England teammates before Friday”s clash and returned late Saturday.

Thieves took away valuables and personal documents worth 350,000 pounds from his flat in Esher, Surrey.

Last night detectives were waiting for Cole, 29, to arrive back to list fully what was stolen in the burglary, discovered on Saturday, The Sun reports.

The England ace had been away preparing for Friday’s 4-0 win over Bulgaria and Tuesday’s game against Switzerland.

In February, burglars fled empty-handed after trying to break into the 4.5 million pounds Surrey mansion he shared with ex-wife, Cheryl. (ANI)

Ex-Kiwi cricketer Young angry over rumours of wrong doing in historic win against Pak

Wellington, Sep 6 (ANI): Bryan Young, who led New Zealand to a historic victory in the third Test against Pakistan in 1994, is angered over rumours of wrong doing casting aspersions on then Pakistani players.

New Zealand, having been beaten by Pakistan in the first two tests of their tour in 1994, won the third match at Christchurch by five wickets.

Requiring a record fourth innings target of 324 to win, New Zealand got there on the back of centuries by Bryan Young and Shane Thomson, with five wickets to spare.

The Pakistani pace pair Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis had cut New Zealand to pieces at Eden Park and the Basin Reserve. In this case, rumours point that Pakistan didn’t try too hard.

“Missing a straight one, dropping a howler, throwing a ball 10 feet wide [3m] of the keeper when the batsman is stranded at the other end. All those things that are quite comical and actually happen anyway; all of a sudden when Pakistan do it, it’s ‘what’s going on there’?

“And the double travesty is it impacts on the other, or innocent party,” NZ Herald quoted Young, as saying.

Young’s experiences in that innings convince him Pakistan were working overtime to make it a clean sweep.

“I’ve never faced anything like it. Did I think there was anything happening? No. Was I trying my tits off every ball and ever think it was easy, or did Thommo and I ever say ”gee, that”s strange”? No,” he said of the Pakistani pacers.

“Did Akram and Younis come down and abuse the living crap out of both of us when they couldn’t get us out, and have the sweat pouring off them as they were charging in at 90mph and hitting us at will? Yes.

“I was black and blue from my hip bone to beneath my arm pit. Thommo had a finger dislocated. We’re talking about a flat wicket and those guys could hit us when they wanted. If those guys weren’t trying, I don’t get it, I really don’t,” Young added. (ANI)

Rooney”s wretched World Cup due to fear of being exposed as a love cheat

London, Sep 6 (ANI): British footballer Wayne Rooney had a miserable 2010 South Africa World Cup because he was worried that his relationship with prostitute Jenny Thompson would become public.

The 24-year-old Manchester United striker has told his close pals that during the World Cup he was worried that his relationship with hooker Thompson would become public.

Rooney”s friends believe that it could be the reason for his dismal performance in the tournament.

The striker, who was considered to be one of the biggest stars on the world stage failed miserably at the World Cup, which probably led the English team out of the tournament.

Rooney had scored goals galore for both United and England up to mid-March, but failed to net one goal from his last 10 games of the season, including the World Cup, The Sun reports.

“The relationship with this woman was hardly a secret within the club – but Wayne was always hopeful it would not be known by everybody. Unfortunately for him, everything has been made public,” The paper quoted a Manchester United source, as saying.

There are reports that even England coach Fabio Capello has warned Rooney that he could be axed from the team due to his disappointing performance. (ANI)

Champions League: Katich says Australians will revel in S. Africa”s pacy conditions

Sydney, Sept.6 (ANI): Australian opener and New South Wales captain Simon Katich believes that playing conditions in South Africa will help his first class team to lift the Twenty20 Champions League trophy for a second consecutive time.

Katich reckons both Victoria and South Australia will also get equal help from the South African veld.

Both sides will be keen to use their pace attacks to make early incisions against opponents from India, South Africa, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

South Australia have Shaun Tait and Australian squad member Peter George to call on, while the Bushrangers” have Dirk Nannes, Peter Siddle, Clint McKay, Shane Harwood and James Pattinson.

“I”d say Australian guys will adapt well to (South African) conditions, because we”ve got guys who are used to playing on wickets that have a bit of life in them or batsmen having to play hook shots at the short ball because the wickets probably have a little more pace and bounce,” The Age quoted Katich, as saying.

“It will be a good advantage for our guys and also the South African teams, playing on their home turf. We saw in the second Indian Premier League in South Africa that certain Indian teams probably battled a bit in that second year because their players didn”t adjust that well to the conditions,” he added.

“You can”t afford too many slip-ups in that competition, you can”t afford to lose one of the first two games otherwise you”re pretty much gone,” said Katich.

“Everything was cut-throat and just trying to win every game. It was pretty difficult playing teams from different countries where we hadn”t played them before, but we had a bit of vision of opposition teams, which helped, so a lot of guys sat down and saw that. But a lot of our preparation was about getting our skills right,” he said. (ANI)

1,141 people set new Guinness World Record walking barefoot

New Delhi, Sept 6 (ANI): A new Guinness World Record for the largest group of barefoot walkers has been set in China.

A total of 1,141 people took part in the event in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on September 4, China Daily reported.

And another 6,000-odd local residents participated in the event to finish a 4.2-km walk in the city’s Biluohu Park to mark the Infinitus 2010 World Walking Day.

The Infinitus (China) Company Ltd, organizer of the event, was awarded the certificate by Marco Frigatti, head of the global records management team for Guinness World Records. (ANI)

Punter says ‘Pakistan have won the toss and decided to bet’

London, Sept.6 (ANI): England cricket fans used Sunday’s Twenty20 clash between England and Pakistan to taunt Pakistani cricketers in Cardiff about spot-fixing allegations.

After the coin toss, the Sun quoted a punter as saying laughingly: “Pakistan have won the toss and decided to bet.”

The spotlight was on the tourists” bowlers – though they sent down no no-balls – in their first international appearance since the controversy that rocked the sport over a week ago.

As Pakistan started bowling, spectators chanted: “William Hill, William Hill, William Hill” in reference to the betting scandal.

There were more ironic cheers when Shoaib Akhtar spilled a dolly catch. (ANI)

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