Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sports News (24.01.2010)


Pakistan send Aussies in for batting [Geo TV] 24 Jan, 2010

Sri Lanka planning visit by India [CricInfo] 24 Jan, 2010

Pakistan boost national pride with superb win over India [The Nation] 24 Jan, 2010

Faisal approves Arif as captain of Pakistan team [The Nation] 24 Jan, 2010

Aisam selected as Champion of Peace [The Nation] 24 Jan, 2010

Asjad takes tumble at first hurdle [The Nation] 24 Jan, 2010

PCB plans new coaching staff after Australia series [The Nation] 24 Jan, 2010

Australia set 268-run target for Pakistan in 2nd ODI
SYDNEY: Australia set a moderate target of 268 runs for Pakistan in the second One-day International here at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

After put into batting by Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf, Australia made 267 runs for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 250 overs.

Openers Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh provided their team a solid start of exact 100 runs in 19.5 overs before Pakistani spinners stopped the Australian batting firwork and got three more wickets for 66 runs.

Watson hammered 69 from 71 balls with nine fours and a six while Marsh made 41 off 60 balls and both were dismissed by leg-spinner Shahid Afridi.

Captain Ponting could make 13 and his deputy Michael Clarke 25 before Cameron White and Michael Hussey added 55 runs for the fifth wicket stand.

Hussey departed for 29 when Australia reached 221 but White, who hit a century to help Australia win the first match of the series, again displayed fine stroke-play and made 55 off 58 balls with four boundaries and a six.

For Pakistan, fast bowler Mohammad Aamer captured three wickets for 53 and Afridi claimed two for 35 while Umar Gul took one wicket.

Australia retained the same eleven that took a 1-0 lead in Brisbane whereas Pakistan made one change as seamer Umar Gul replaced Mohammad Asif, who could not play due to hand injury.

PCB rubbishes RCA reports
KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday rubbished the reports circulating in the media that the Regional Cricket Academy (Centre o ... more

Nameer enters second round
KARACHI: Nameer Shamsi cruised into the second round in juniors U17 singles event of Sindh Sports Board Development Series tennis championsh ... more

Varsity football enters quarters
KARACHI: Pakistan Inter-Varsity Football tournament entered into quarter-finals stage at the Agriculture University in Faisalabad on Saturda ... more
Sri Lanka, Australia reach U-19 World Cup semis
WELLINGTON: Sri Lanka defeating South Africa and Australia beating New Zealand have qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World C ... more
Pak given target of 268 runs in 2nd ODI
SYDNEY: Australia were 267 for 6 in allotted 50 overs against Pakistan, setting Pakistan a target of 268 runs to win the match here in secon ... more

Australia demolish New Zealand to reach U-19 World Cup semis
RANGIORA: Australia knocked aside New Zealand to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup here at the Mainpower Ova ... more

Ammar knocks ton in team’s win
KARACHI: Ammar Hassan knocked a brilliant ton and helped Dawood Sports record an 18-run win over Doab Cricket Club and qualify for the pre-f ... more

Adnan marks impressive return in Dubai
KARACHI: Pakistan’s motorracing driver Adnan Sarwar made an impressive return, after a two year hiatus, at the World Series Karting Round 1 ... more

Real Madrid to help rebuild school in Haiti
MADRID: Real Madrid is going to provide funds to rebuild a school that was destroyed in the earthquake in Haiti.

Team president Flor ... more

2010 Olympic stamp debuts
PARK CITY, Utah: A US postage stamp that commemorates the upcoming 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, shows an airbor ... more

Tettenborn admits to doping
BERLIN: Former East German sprinter Gesine Tettenborn has asked the German Athletics Federation to remove her name from Germany’s 4x400m rel ... more
Pakistan put Australia into bat in 2nd ODI
SYDNEY: Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf won the toss and put Australia into batting in the second One-day International here at the Sydney ... more

Pakistan hope spinners will help equalise series
SYDNEY: Pakistan are hoping that they will get a turning wicket here at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Sunday (today) for their second O ... more

Savabeel top of list, Dark Secret follows
KARACHI: If Savabeel make the most of its weight placing on Sunday (today), the proceedings at the Karachi race track will have a proper sta ... more

Ex-captains criticise Ijaz Butt comments
LAHORE: Former Pakistan captains have criticised the PCB chairman Ijaz Butt for the timing of his announcement that Mohammad Yousuf will be ... more

Intikhab Alam backs embattled Mohammad Yousuf
SYDNEY: Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam on Saturday threw his weight behind embattled captain Mohammad Yousuf, saying that he is doing his best ... more

PCB offers South Africa match at neutral venue
KARACHI: Pakistan has offered to play South Africa in three Tests, five one-dayers and two Twenty20 matches in the United Arab Emirates late ... more

Ponting hopes for better crowd in Sydney
BRISBANE: Australia captain Ricky Ponting is confident that the next two One-day Internationals will attract bigger crowds after the ODI for ... more

Pakistan contingent to reach Dhaka in six phases
KARACHI: A strong 363-member contingent of Pakistan, including 270 athletes, 77 teams officials and 16 contingent officials, will proceed to ... more

India deserve to be number one, says Hadlee
WELLINGTON: Legendary New Zealand all-rounder Richard Hadlee feels India deserve to be the number one Test side in the world but their stay ... more

India eye 2-0 series win over Bangladesh
DHAKA: India were bolstered by the return of captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and key off-spinner Harbhajan Singh ahead of the second and final ... more

Milan derby may decide title destiny
KARACHI: As AC Milan and Inter Milan clash at the San Siro on Sunday (today), in one of world football’s oldest and most glamorous rivalry, ... more

‘Concentration will be the key’
ROME: AC Milan forward Ronaldinho said his team will need to concentrate for 90 minutes against Inter Milan on Sunday to avoid a repeat of t ... more

Anelka, Sturridge set Chelsea on course in FA Cup
PRESTON, England: Chelsea remain on course for their third FA Cup triumph in four seasons after a 2-0 victory at Preston on Saturday.

Nic ... more

Teenage sensation Canales to join Real
MADRID: Racing Santander have agreed to sell teenage sensation Sergio Canales to Real Madrid, according to Spanish media reports on Friday. ... more

City cannot handle pressure, says Ferguson
LONDON: In a sly dig at Manchester City, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has suggested the Blues may not have the mental strength t ... more

Watson shines at rainy Bob Hope Classic
LA QUINTA, California: Wet weather was no impediment to Bubba Watson on Friday, as he fired a 10-under par 62 to take a two-shot lead after ... more

Greipel sights victory, Armstrong’s hopes fade
ADELAIDE, Australia: Andre Greipel put in a desperate chase to move within sight of a second Tour Down Under win on Saturday as Lance Armstr ... more

Yamaha fear losing champion Rossi to Ferrari
ROME: Yamaha are concerned they could lose Valentino Rossi to Formula One after the MotoGP world champion clocked good times in tests this w ... more

Top-seeds Rizwan, Hamza record wins in junior snooker
KARACHI: Top seeded Rizwan Hashmi survived a scare while Hamza Akbar fired a break of 74 on the opening day of the NJI 8th National Junior ( ... more

Federer and Serena move up a ‘Open’ gear
MELBOURNE: Top seeds Roger Federer and Serena Williams moved up a gear Saturday with straight sets wins as they closed in on more silverware ... more

Federer and Serena move up a ‘Open’ gear
MELBOURNE: Top seeds Roger Federer and Serena Williams moved up a gear Saturday with straight sets wins as they closed in on more silverware ... more

‘William ‘shazam’ but Harry better’
MELBOURNE: She may be the world’s top tennis player and the winner of multiple Grand Slams but Serena Williams was left giggling like a scho ... more

Pak under-19 team awarded winning bonus
KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced a wining bonus of Rs100,000 for each player and Rs50,000 for each team official of the P ... more


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