Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sports News (20.01.2010)


January 20, 2010
Wednesday Morning Shootaround NBA - 8:16 am EST (
Ogilvy hopes Tiger will speak before playing golf Golf - 8:11 am EST (AP)
Del Potro, Henin advance at Australian Open Tennis - 8:10 am EST (AP)
US hockey's Ruggiero aiming to become IOC member Olympics - 8:07 am EST (AP)
Henin passes first big test in Australia Tennis - 8:06 am EST (Reuters)
Murray eases into third round in straight sets Tennis - 8:03 am EST (Reuters)
Australian Open seeds fared Tennis - 8:02 am EST (AP)
Guardiola to extend Barca contract by one year Soccer - 7:59 am EST (Reuters)
Guardiola agrees contract extension at Barcelona Soccer - 7:57 am EST (AP)
Ribery should stay at Bayern: Robben Soccer - 7:47 am EST (AFP)
Roman Rule: Ronaldinho's Reemergence Soccer - 7:47 am EST (
Barca coach Guardiola extends contract by one year Soccer - 7:44 am EST (Reuters)
Kournikova's mother charged with child neglect Tennis - 7:44 am EST (AP)
Cuche fastest in World Cup downhill training Olympics - 7:39 am EST (AP)
Campbell suing Portsmouth for unpaid fees and bonuses Soccer - 7:38 am EST (Reuters)
Australian Open at a glance Tennis - 7:37 am EST (AP)
Anna Kournikova's mom charged with child neglect Top - 7:32 am EST (AP)
Henin knocks Dementieva out of Australian Open Tennis - 7:32 am EST (Reuters)
Glorious Gambhir puts India firmly in control Cricket - 7:21 am EST (Reuters)
Elissalde, Bastareaud recalled ahead of 6 Nations Top - 7:19 am EST (AP)
Guardiola renews Barca contract for one year: report Soccer - 7:15 am EST (AFP)
Rugby-France recall Bastareaud in squad for Six Nations Rugby - 7:05 am EST (Reuters)
Pompey's woes mount as Campbell sues former club Soccer - 7:02 am EST (AP)
FEATURE-Olympics-Curlers welcome Homer Simpson to the ice Olympics - 7:02 am EST (Reuters)
India sets Bangladesh big victory target Top - 6:56 am EST (AP)
Mancuso gets boost with training run win Olympics - 6:55 am EST (AP)
Goalkeeping trio to make World Cup: Loew - 6:54 am EST (AFP)
Gebrselassie aims to beat his record in Dubai Top - 6:54 am EST (AP)
Tuesday's Sports In Brief Top - 6:50 am EST (PA SportsTicker)
Police arrest 6 rugby players over rape on tour Top - 6:45 am EST (AP)
Rugby-France squad ahead of Six Nations Rugby - 6:44 am EST (Reuters)
FA looks into Neville's gesture at Tevez in derby Soccer - 6:40 am EST (AP)
Neville under FA scanner over Tevez gesture Soccer - 6:36 am EST (AFP)
BRIEF-Soccer-Celtic sign Norwegian under-21 defender Rogne Soccer - 6:20 am EST (Reuters)
India 243 & 413-8 dec v Bangladesh 242 & 67-2 - close Cricket - 6:20 am EST (Reuters)
Brazilian player cleared of wrongdoing Tennis - 6:16 am EST (Reuters)
Flyers return home to put streak on the line NCAAB - 6:14 am EST (at - Subscription Req'd)
Henin beats No. 5 Dementieva, reaches 3rd round Tennis - 6:10 am EST (AP)
Golf-Westwood lands players' award ahead of Abu Dhabi challenge Golf - 6:09 am EST (Reuters)
Del Potro edges Blake in 5-setter in 2nd round Tennis - 6:02 am EST (AP)
UAB Hoops Scouting Report NCAAB - 6:00 am EST (at - Subscription Req'd)
Del Potro survives marathon battle against Blake Tennis - 5:58 am EST (Reuters)
Australian Open men's singles results Tennis - 5:56 am EST (Reuters)
BMW Oracle claims bias over America's Cup rules Top - 5:52 am EST (AP)
End To End: The Starting XI Edition Soccer - 5:35 am EST (
Greipel edges further clear in Tour Down Under Cycling - 5:26 am EST (Reuters)
Matsui backs games between Japan, MLB champions MLB - 5:13 am EST (AP)
Andy Murray into 3rd round at Australian Open Tennis - 5:04 am EST (AP)
En Route: MLS Draft - Where Youth Is Not Served Soccer - 5:00 am EST (
India 413-8 dec & (243) v Bangladesh 242 all out-innings Cricket - 4:42 am EST (Reuters)
Thursday's order of play at the Australian Open Tennis - 4:40 am EST (Reuters)
Age not a worry on court for Kimiko Date Krumm Tennis - 4:33 am EST (AP)
Kids don't need degrees to learn loyalty overrated NCAAF - 4:32 am EST (AP)
The WAR ROOM! NCAAF - 4:30 am EST (
India close to setting target in first test Cricket - 4:26 am EST (Reuters)
Nations-Yobo worried injury may end his Nations Cup Soccer - 4:22 am EST (Reuters)
Nadal setting modest goals in successful surroundings Tennis - 4:11 am EST (Reuters)
Arrigo Sacchi Anoints Roma Coach Claudio Ranieri Soccer - 4:08 am EST (
Gianni Rivera Tips AC Milan To Claim Derby Spoils Soccer - 4:08 am EST (
Pierpaolo Marino Distances Himself From Juventus Rumours Soccer - 4:08 am EST (
Africa Nations Cup Preview: Cameroon - Tunisia Soccer - 4:08 am EST (
Illini vs. Purdue photo gallery NCAAB - 4:06 am EST (at - Subscription Req'd)
Pittsburgh's surprising start a chemistry lesson NCAAB - 4:00 am EST (
Inside the stats: Final look at '09 season NCAAF - 4:00 am EST (
India 384-7 (&243) v Bangladesh 242 in first test - tea Cricket - 3:53 am EST (Reuters)
Receivers, 'backers stand out on All-Rookie team NFL - 3:48 am EST (
Anti-Israel protest threat for Peer fizzles out Tennis - 3:48 am EST (AP)
Hoyas complete tough 5-game stretch for No. 9 Pitt NCAAB - 3:45 am EST (AP)
Saints' Colston has proven to be a keeper NFL - 3:45 am EST (AP)
Lakers' Brown wants to be more than a dunker NBA - 3:45 am EST (AP)
Bills coaching carousel stops on Chan Gailey NFL - 3:45 am EST (AP)
Safina overcomes late resistance to advance Tennis - 3:38 am EST (Reuters)
Early battle for supremacy NCAAB - 3:35 am EST (at - Subscription Req'd)
Nadal finding form in Melbourne, Roddick fumes Tennis - 3:24 am EST (Reuters)
Marco Branca: Roma Striker Julio Baptista Won't Join Inter Soccer - 3:18 am EST (
Australian Open Show Court Schedules Tennis - 3:14 am EST (AP)
Home Sweet Home: OSU hosts Buffs NCAAB - 3:00 am EST (at - Subscription Req'd)

Baseball News

    Soccer News

  • Neville under FA scanner over Tevez gesture

    AFP – 1 hr 46 mins ago
    Gary Neville, seen here in 2008, could face disciplinary action... AFP/File

    LONDON (AFP) - Gary Neville could face disciplinary action for directing a one-fingered gesture at former team-mate Carlos Tevez after the Football Association confirmed they were looking into an incident in Tuesday night's League Cup semi-final. Full Story »

  • Benin out to shock mighty Egyptians

    AFP/File – 2 hrs 40 mins ago
    Egyptian head coach Hassan Shehata (2nd right) celebrates a goal... AFP/File

    BENGUELA, Angola (AFP) - The Africa Cup of Nations Group C game between Egypt and Benin here on Wednesday will match the continent's heavyweights up against the underdogs, who are fired-up to get their first-ever win in the competition.

    Cycling News

  • Greipel edges further clear in Tour Down Under

    Reuters – 2 hrs 54 mins ago

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Germany's Andre Greipel bolstered his chances of winning a second Tour Down Under after cruising to a second straight stage win Wednesday. Full Story »

  • Armstrong 'terrified' by peloton racing

    AFP – Wed Jan 20, 3:10 am ET
    Lance Armstrong, riding for RadioShack, powers up the Checker... AFP

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AFP) - Lance Armstrong is used to leading races, so he admitted he's terrified of riding in the tightly packed peloton as he pursues an ambitious comeback. Full Story »

  • Greipel tightens grip at Tour Down Under

    AFP – Wed Jan 20, 2:59 am ET
    Germany's Andre Greipel (centre) riding for HTC-Columbia... AFP

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AFP) - Germany's Andre Greipel extended his dominance of the Tour Down Under into stage two Wednesday, but a trailing Lance Armstrong warned the race was far from over.

    Hockey News

  • NHL Capsules

    AP – Wed Jan 20, 1:19 am ET

    WASHINGTON - Nicklas Backstrom and David Steckel scored 46 seconds apart late in the third period, rallying the Washington Capitals past the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory. Full Story »

  • Marleau, Clowe score 2 goals in another big win

    AP – Wed Jan 20, 1:14 am ET
    San Jose Sharks left wing Dany Heatley, left, and center Joe... AP

    LOS ANGELES - Patrick Marleau and Ryane Clowe scored two goals apiece, and the San Jose Sharks completed a remarkable two-day scoring barrage with a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. Full Story »

  • Ducks edge Sabres 5-4 for 8th straight home win

    AP – Wed Jan 20, 12:56 am ET
    Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sheldon Brookbank is congratulated by... AP

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ryan Getzlaf and Evgeny Artyukhin scored 62 seconds apart to trigger a four-goal first period, Bobby Ryan connected on a power play, and the Anaheim Ducks extended their home winning streak to eight games with a 5-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.

    Tennis News

  • Henin back with a bang in Australian Open

    AFP – 1 hr 21 mins ago
    Justine Henin of Belgium eyes a return against Elena Dementieva... AFP

    MELBOURNE (AFP) - A tenacious Justine Henin returned to big-time tennis with a bang Wednesday by downing fifth seed Elena Dementieva at the Australian Open, while Rafael Nadal kept his title defence on track. Full Story »

  • Henin outlasts Dementieva in Australian Open

    AFP – 1 hr 43 mins ago

    MELBOURNE (AFP) - Justine Henin kept her fairytale comeback on track when she beat fifth seeded Russian Elena Dementieva 7-5, 7-6 (8/6) in a marathon second round match at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Full Story »

  • I was wrong in clash with umpire, admits Roddick

    AFP – Wed Jan 20, 2:07 am ET
    Andy Roddick is seen arguing with the umpire during his match... AFP

    MELBOURNE (AFP) - Andy Roddick admitted he was wrong in his clash with the chair umpire over his ruling on a match point after he marched into the third round at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Golf News

Ogilvy hopes Woods will speak before playing golf

AP – 4 mins ago
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy is hoping Tiger Woods will speak in public away from the course before playing in a pro golf event.

Cricket News

Naeemuddin Aslam bolsters UAE with maiden ton

Jan 20, 2010: Naeemuddin Aslam's maiden first-class hundred bolstered the United Arab Emirates on the first day of their Intercontinental Shield match against Uganda at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. He finished unbeaten on 120 as UAE went to stumps on 314 for

County news

Smith returns to Sussex as overseas player

Jan 20, 2010: Sussex will retain the services of Dwayne Smith, the West Indies allrounder, for this year's domestic Twenty20 competition. His signing is subject to his being granted a work permit, however, as Smith's Kolpak status expired in October last year and so he

Central Zone v West Zone, Duleep Trophy quarter-final, 2nd day

Kaif and Parvinder power Central Zone

Jan 20, 2010: Centuries from Mohammad Kaif and Parvinder Singh put Central Zone in a strong position against East Zone

Indian Premer League 2010

IPL matches to be broadcast live on Youtube

Jan 20, 2010: The IPL is set to become the first sporting event to be broadcast live on the internet video-sharing platform, Youtube, thanks to a partnership with Google

Under-19 World Cup, 2009-10, 6th day

Pakistan overcome Bangladesh in thriller

Jan 20, 2010: A round-up of the sixth day's games at the Under-19 World Cup

Rose Bowl Series 2009-10

Alyssa Healy set for international debut

Jan 20, 2010: The teenage wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy will make her international debut in next month's Rose Bowl series after Australia's captain Jodie Fields was ruled out with a serious hamstring injury

Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Chittagong, 4th day

Bangladesh face fight for survival

Jan 20, 2010: Light permitting, eight Bangladesh wickets were left with the imposing task of playing out a minimum of 90 overs to save the Chittagong Test

The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

India news

Wasim Akram questions Eric Simons' appointment

Jan 20, 2010: Wasim Akram has expressed surprise over the appointment of Eric Simons as bowling consultant for the Indian team

West Indies in Australia 2009-10

Mitchell Marsh to play for Prime Minister's XI

Jan 20, 2010: The teenager Mitchell Marsh has been named in the Prime Minister's XI side to take on the West Indians in Canberra on February 4

Australian women's news

Karen Rolton retires from international cricket

Jan 20, 2010: Karen Rolton, the former Australia captain, has announced her retirement from international cricket after a 14-year career

Australian news

Marcus North confident he's the man at No. 6

Jan 20, 2010: Marcus North has defended his position as Australia's Test No. 6 and will use the next few weeks in Sheffield Shield cricket to try to regain his best form ahead of the tour of New Zealand


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