Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sports News (22.01.2010)


Safina buries Melbourne ghosts to reach Open last 16 [Geo TV] 22 Jan, 2010
Jankovic bundled out of Open [Geo TV] 22 Jan, 2010
Pakistan bat after bringing in Afridi and Akmal [CricInfo] 22 Jan, 2010
Pakistan bat after bringing in Afridi, Younis and Akmal [CricInfo] 22 Jan, 2010
Redbacks desperate to end trophy drought [CricInfo] 22 Jan, 2010
Imran asks PCB to raise IPL issue at ICC meeting [The Nation] 22 Jan, 2010
Mansoor, Waqar gear up for final battle [The Nation] 22 Jan, 2010
Argentinean envoy promises support for tennis event [The Nation] 22 Jan, 2010
Pak looks to improve ODI ranking in Australia [The Nation] 22 Jan, 2010
Big guns fire in Melbourne but Ivanovic flops [The Nation] 22 Jan, 2010
Make Afridi ODI captain: Inzamam [The Nation] 22 Jan, 2010
Arsenal go top, Liverpool eye Champions League [The Nation] 22 Jan, 2010
PCB to set up 2nd Cricket Academy at Karachi [The Nation] 22 Jan, 2010
Zaheer to lead Pak volleyball squad in SA Games [The Nation] 22 Jan, 2010
China football officials under questioning: report [The Nation] 22 Jan, 2010

White ton helps Aussies win 1st ODI against Pakistan
BRISBANE: Cameroon White’s second ODI hundred helped Australia defeat Pakistan by five wickets with nine balls remaining in the first One-day International of the five-match Commonwealth Bank series here at the Gabba stadium on Friday.

White made 105 off 88 balls with four sixes and eight fours. He was bowled by Rana Naved-ul-Hasan when Australia needed only 15 runs to win the match.

Michael Clarke was run out by Rana Naved for 58. He added 102 runs with White for the fourth wicket stand.

Australia achieved the winning target of 275 runs in 48.3 overs after losing both openers for 37.

Fast bowler Mohammad Aamer dismissed Shane Watson for five and Mohammad Asif got Shaun Marsh out for 15. Later, Shahid Afridi got captain Ricky Ponting out for 27.

Asif, Aamer, Rana and Afridi obtained one wicket each for Pakistan.

After captain Mohammad Yousuf won the toss and elected to bat first, Pakistan made 274 runs and were all out in 49.4 overs.

Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal opened the innings and made 62 runs in 12.5 overs when the latter was caught by Michael Clarke off Shane Watson for 34. His 34-ball innings was laced with four boundaries.

Then came former captain Younis Khan and added 55 runs with Butt, who was caught behind by Brad Haddin off Doug Bollinger for an aggressive 72. He faced 81 balls and hit 12 fours.

However, captain Mohammad Yousuf was dismissed in a strange fashion, bowled by Bollinger and Pakistan lost three wickets for 123.

Later, Umar Ukmal and Shoaib Malik made significant contributions of 23 and 28, respectively

Younis batted very cautiously to score 46 from 74 balls with only one four.

But it was flamboyant Shahid Afridi who blasted a brisk 48 from only 26 balls. He smashed three sixes and five fours in his 32-minute stay at the crease.

After Afrid departed, the Australian bowlers wiped off the remaining two wickets for only five runs while allrounder Rana Naved-ul-Hasan remained not out on eight.

For Australia, Watson claimed four for 36, Clint McKay three for 61 and Bollinger two for 37.

Murray breezes into Australian Open fourth round
MELBOURNE: Scotland's Andy Murray maintained his flawless Australian Open form by advancing to the fourth round with a straight sets win ove ... more
Henin beat Kleybanova in Australian Open third round
MELBOURNE: Former world number one Justine Henin came from a set and 3-1 down to overhaul Russian 27th seed Alisa Kleybanova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 i ... more
Pakistan set Australia 275-run target in 1st ODI
BRISBANE: Pakistan batsmen set a winning target of 275 runs for Australia in the first One-day International of the five-match Commonwealth ... more

Catania sign Maxi Lopez
MILAN: Catania have signed former Barcelona forward Maxi Lopez, the Serie A strugglers said on their website on Wednesday.

The Argen ... more

$1m bonus offered in Dubai
DUBAI: Competitors at the 2010 Dubai Marathon will have the added motivation of a $1 million dollar bonus prize on offer should they set a n ... more

Gebrselassie to race in New York
NEW YORK: Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie, the marathon world record-holder and a two-time Olympic 10,000-meter champion, will race in the New ... more

Kubica forced out of Monaco
MONTE CARLO: Formula One star Robert Kubica endured a quick-fire end to his Monte Carlo Rally debut on Wednesday when he was forced to retir ... more

IOC recommends gender test
LONDON: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is recommending the establishment of special medical centres around the world to deal with ... more

Waheed to officiate in SAG football matches
KARACHI: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) appointed Pakistan’s FIFA referee Waheed Murad to supervise football matches of the South As ... more

Inter-Varsity football from Jan 22
KARACHI: The final round of the All Pakistan Inter-University Football Championship will commence tomorrow (Saturday) at the Agriculture Uni ... more

Pakistan handball team named for S Asian Games
KARACHI: Pakistan announced its handball team for the forthcoming South Asian Games slated to be held in Bangladesh from January 29 to Febru ... more

Pakistan players vow to shun IPL
KARACHI: To show their resentment at not being considered in the Indian Premier League, Pakistani cricketers have decided to avoid the lucra ... more

Throwball trials begin Jan 24
KARACHI: Sindh Throwball Association will conduct trails to select Sindh team from January 24-26, here at Mini Sports complex.

The s ... more

Pakistan can improve ODI ranking in series against Australia
LAHORE: Pakistan can improve their ranking on the ICC One-day International table when they face Australia in a five-match series, which beg ... more
Pakistan batting against Australia in 1st ODI
BRISBANE: Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf won the toss and elected to bat first against Australia in the first One-day International of the ... more

Jankovic bundled out of Open
MELBOURNE: Eighth seed Jelena Jankovic was bundled out of the Australian Open on Friday by 31st seed Alona Bondarenko, crashing 6-2, 6-3 in ... more

Pakistan look for retribution in ODIs after Test mauling
BRISBANE: Pakistan are hoping that their rejuvenated team will have enough firepower to overcome Australia in the one-day series opener here ... more

England top group, Pakistan to face India
LINCOLN, New Zealand: England came back strongly to beat India in the last league match of the Under-19 World Cup in Lincoln to move to the ... more

Ricky Ponting defends 50-over game
BRISBANE: With calls for the 50-over game to be scrapped in Australia ringing in his ears, Ricky Ponting admitted their upcoming one-day ser ... more

T20 leagues ‘a virus’, says Miandad
KARACHI: Former Pakistani international batsman Javed Miandad on Thursday warned lucrative Twenty20 leagues were “a virus” which threatened ... more

Younis confident of making his mark
BRISBANE: Younis Khan is confident that a “much-needed” sabbatical will help him make a successful return to international cricket here at t ... more

Neighbours trade diplomatic barbs over cricket
NEW DELHI: A spat over cricket has sparked diplomatic mudslinging between India and Pakistan in the latest setback to efforts to improve rel ... more

Karachi Blues knocked out of the Pentengular Cup
KARACHI: Rest of Pakistan (RoP) joined SNGPL at the top of the table when they crushed Karachi Blues by an innings and 167 runs on Thursday ... more

Standing Committee call PCB top brass
KARACHI: Jamshed Dasti, Chairman of the National Assembly standing committee on sports summoned Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt, C ... more

Former Pakistan players demand World Cup boycott
KARACHI: Former Pakistan sports captains on Thursday demanded a boycott of the hockey World Cup in India next month to protest at Pakistani ... more

Ronaldinho hoping to maintain good form in derby
MILAN: AC Milan goes into the city derby against Inter Milan as a slight underdog, but knowing that a win on Sunday could open up the champi ... more

Atalanta comeback keeps Bologna in danger
ROME: Atalanta fought back from 2-0 down to grab a 2-2 draw and keep Bologna hovering above the Serie A relegation trapdoor on Wednesday.
... more

Arsenal dig deep to go top, Liverpool eye CL
LONDON: Arsenal fought back from 2-0 down to beat Bolton Wanderers 4-2 to go top of the Premier League and extend its Premier League unbeate ... more

Juve confirm Candreva loan signing
ROME: Juventus on Wednesday confirmed the signing of Italy midfielder Antonio Candreva from Udinese following complicated three-way negotiat ... more

Evans puts Armstrong in shade
ADELAIDE: World road champion Cadel Evans outshone cycling legend Lance Armstrong with a blistering ride on Thursday which shook up the Tour ... more

Tight net for drug cheats in Vancouver
LONDON: Whether it’s cross-country skiers using blood-boosting drugs to build endurance or hockey players taking steroids to recover from in ... more

Neck injury is no issue, says Schumacher
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Waqar, Mansoor set final date
KARACHI: Favouite Waqar Mehboob and second seed Mansoor Zaman proved their seeding correct and secured their expected place in the final of ... more

Federer leads big guns through in Melbourne
MELBOURNE: Roger Federer and the Williams sisters stamped their authority on the Australian Open on Thursday, but former world number one An ... more

Serena likes to partner Roddick
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Hamilton, Lawrie lead in Abu Dhabi
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Bertsch seizes Bob Hope lead
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Injured Laxman to miss second Bangladesh Test
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