Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sports News(28.01.2010)


Sania Mirza calls off her engagement
NEW DELHI: Tennis star Sania Mirza's family has reportedly called off her engagement to Mohammad Sohrab Mirza. Sania got engaged to long time friend Mohammad in Hyderabad in July 2009.

According to a media report, she confirmed it saying, "We were friends for half a decade, but found ourselves incompatible during our engagement period. I wish Sohrab the best in life".

Sania's father Imran, who coaches and manages her career, called off his daughter's engagement to Sohrab Mirza.

Sohrab is currently studying business management in the United Kingdom. Sania, who is in Melbourne, has crashed out of Australian Open.

She will go to Kuala Lumpur on Friday for Fed Cup Asia Oceania Group 2 competition.

Henin to play Serena in dream Australian Open final
MELBOURNE: Justine Henin capped her remarkable comeback by storming into the Australian Open final on Thursday where she will meet the impos ... more

Indian squad named for 1st Test against South Africa
NEW DELHI: India will be without three key players, including Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh, when they defend their number one Test ranking ... more

Kalri Star hold National club to 1-1 draw

KARACHI: Kalri Star FC held National Club to a 1-1 draw in a match of the Club Football League held here at the Sharafi Goth on Wedn ... more

Pakistan Whites beat Bangladesh in hockey warm up
KARACHI: Pakistan Whites hockey team overpowered Bangladesh hockey team recording a 2-1 win in a warm up match for 11th South Asian Games in ... more

Hyderi Club in League Football Cup final
KARACHI: Hyderi Club qualified for the final when they beat Shahchan Club Mund by 4-2 in the first semifinal of the Turbat Centre Qualifiers ... more

KPT beat WAPDA in All Pakistan Football tourney
KARACHI: Karachi Port Trust recorded a 1-0 win over Wapda and confirmed their place in the quarter-finals of NBP All Pakistan Football tourn ... more

Hoeness slams FIFA over 2010
BERLIN: Bayern Munich chief Uli Hoeness has criticised FIFA’s decision to award the hosting of the World Cup to South Africa and said he wil ... more

Aamir hopeful on two SAG golds
KARACHI: Pakistan’s top squash player Aamir Atlas Khan on Wednesday said that he is fully fit and is looking forward to clinch gold medal in ... more

Eman clinches SSB tennis title
KARACHI: Eman Malik proved too good for her final opponent Urooj Iltifat in the final of ladies singles event and recorded an immaculate 6-0 ... more

R’pindi, Lahore record big wins in women cricket
KARACHI: Rawalpindi defeated Hyderabad by eight wickets in a match of the Under-19 National Women Championship held here at the Southend Clu ... more

United swoop for Fulham’s Smalling
LONDON: Manchester United have agreed to sign young Fulham defender Chris Smalling, the Premier League champions said on Tuesday.

“Chris ... more

Campos insists 2010 F1 preparations on track
MADRID: Formula One newcomer Campos Meta brushed off suggestions it won’t be ready to compete in the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on Tu ... more
Rooney takes Manchester United into Carling Cup final
MANCHESTER: The red half of Manchester triumphed over the blue in a tense and pulsating encounter in the second leg of the Carling Cup semi- ... more

Yousuf keen to keep captaincy
ADELIADE: Pakistan’s embattled captain Mohammad Yousuf wants to keep one of the most vexing jobs in cricket beyond the end of the current li ... more

Watson, Bollinger to be rested for final two ODIs
LONDON: Australia is all set to rest Shane Watson and Doug Bollinger for Friday’s ODI against Pakistan after taking an unassailable lead of ... more

Zaheer fires India to series win
DHAKA: Zaheer Khan sparked a sensational Bangladeshi collapse with four wickets off eight balls as India swept the series with a crushing 10 ... more

Oz players wise to opt out of IPL-3: Roebuck
SYDNEY: The Australian cricketers decision to give a miss to the third edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is both wise and promising ... more

Arthur explains differences with board
EAST LONDON, South Africa: Mickey Arthur said on Wednesday that differences with the board of Cricket South Africa led to his resignation as ... more

Ponting not keen on tinkering with Shield
ADELAIDE: Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting is not keen tinkering with the Sheffield Shield, not even Jamie Cox’s proposal to play Au ... more

New Zealand not pursuing Arthur
WELLINGTON: Reports linking former South Africa coach Mickey Arthur with New Zealand’s vacant national coaching position were baseless, a sp ... more

Habib Bank thump Blues to reach final
KARACHI: Habib Bank blasted their way into the final of the RBS Pentangular Cup after defeating Karachi Blues by nine wickets in their last ... more

Sarfraz asks PCB to bring young blood in team
KARACHI: Pakistan’s former Test cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz feels that the time has come for Pakistan Cricket Board to think about the World Cup ... more

Abu Dhabi to host Pak-India kabaddi
KARACHI: After refusal of Pakistan kabaddi authorities, to play the five-match circle kabaddi series on Indian soil following the IPL imbrog ... more

Visal shines as KDA Friends win
KARACHI: Visal Ansari batted and bowled brilliantly to help KDA Friends record a convincing 35-run win over Ameen Brothers Cricket Club in Q ... more

Prank goes awry when coach hits shot
KANSAS CITY, Kansas: A high school girls’ basketball coach in Kansas was told he’d win tickets to the Final Four if he hit a half-court sho ... more

Tyre rule shake-up for 2010
LONDON: Formula One teams have agreed to change the tyre rules for 2010, by making the top ten drivers on the grid start the race on the sam ... more

Schumacher could extend F1 comeback
FRANKFURT: Seven-time champion Michael Schumacher may extend his Formula One comeback beyond the current three-year contract he has signed w ... more

Tottenham steal a march on goalless Liverpool
LONDON: Tottenham retained their place in the Premier League’s top four with a 2-0 win over Fulham on Tuesday as Liverpool’s hopes of securi ... more

Benitez shrugs off Juve distraction
WOLVERHAMPTON, England: Rafael Benitez insists that speculation surrounding him becoming the new manager of Juventus will not distract him f ... more

Ronaldo frustrated at ban
MADRID: Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday complained about the severity of the sanction he received from the Disciplinary C ... more

PFF organises football tourney from Feb 22
KARACHI: Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) is organising KPT-PFF Cup from February 22 to March 7, here at KPT — Benazir Sports Complex.

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De Rossi winner sends Roma to semis
ROME: Roma captain Daniele De Rossi scored the winner on Tuesday against nine-man Catania to help his side qualify for the Italian Cup semif ... more

Elin visits Tiger in sex rehab, hopes to avoid divorce
ORLANDO, Florida: Elin Nordegren visited Tiger Woods at a sex addiction clinic last week and hopes to save their marriage for the sake of th ... more

Ishtiaq, Ahsan face-off in Jr snooker final
KARACHI: Mohammas Ishtiaq of Sindh will clash with Ahsan Javed of Punjab in the final of the NJI 8th National Junior (Under-21) Snooker Cham ... more

Federer, Serena battle into Open semifinals
MELBOURNE: Roger Federer and Serena Williams showed championship form to battle back from a set down and storm into their semifinals at the ... more

Dent tweets from the delivery room
MELBOURNE: Taylor Dent made it home from the Australian Open in time to witness the birth of his first child — and tweet about everything fr ... more

Miller will try to qualify for US Open
WHITE PLAINS, New York: Bode Miller will trade his skis for a tennis racket after the Winter Olympics and World Cup season.

Miller will ... more


Sisterly advice helps Serena Williams into final

AP – 1 hr 38 mins ago

MELBOURNE, Australia – After Venus Williams lost at the Australian Open, ending any chance of an all-Williams semifinal, she did all she could to ensure at least one family member would be there. Full Story »


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