Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sports News (02.02.2010)


Pakistan win 6 gold medals in South Asian Games
DHAKA: Pakistan won gold and silver medals in the singles event of squash to take the gold medals tally to six in the South Asian Games here on Tuesday.

The men’s singles final in squash was played between Pakistan’s Aamir Atlas Khan and Farhan Mehboob and Aamir defeated his cousin Farhan in three straight sets 12-10, 11-7 and 11-7 to win the gold medal.

In weightlifting, Pakistan’s Usman Rathore won the gold medal in 94kg category of weightlifting while Khurram Shehzad, also from Pakistan, secured gold for the country in -85kg.

In kabaddi, Pakistan thrashed Bangladesh 17-11 while Zahid Iqbal won gold for the country in judo.

In all, Pakistan’s tally of medals reached 16 – six gold, eight silver and two bronze while
India are still going ahead of all the participating countries with 17 medals.in the Games.

The fourth group, consisting of 56 players, of Pakistan contingent left here for Dhaka, Bangladesh to take part in the South Asian Games.

We were not lucky to win U-19 World Cup: Ghumman
KARACHI: Pakistan cricket team returned home on Tuesday from New Zealand after participating in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

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Crane triumphs at Torrey Pines
LA JOLLA, California: Ben Crane won the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Sunday, firing a final-round 70 for a one-shot victory. more

Golfer banned for drug possession
SYDNEY: The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency says leading Australian amateur golfer Daniel Nisbet has been given an 18-month ban by the ... more

Scot earns praise for battling performance
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Pakistan thrash Maldives in SAG cricket
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Sajdi Club reach Turbat football final
KARACHI: Sajdi Club Turbat qualified for the final when they beat Tehsil Quarter Pasni by 9-8 on penalties in a match of the Tapal Family Mi ... more

Synergy Sports win QA Cup Seniors League
KARACHI: Synergy Sports won the Quaid-e-Azam Cup Seniors Grade-II League Cricket tournament when they defeated Finetex Sports by five wicket ... more

National Tennis Championship from Wednesday
KARACHI: Top seeded local tennis players have confirmed their participation in sixth HBL Subh-e-Nau National Tennis Championship starting he ... more

St Pat’s thrash Bay View in Inter School Basketball tourney
KARACHI: St Patrick’s High School recorded a formidable 43-19 triumph over Bay View High School in 8th AKU Boys Inter School/Collegiate Bask ... more

Jakhrani asks for PCB report
KARACHI: Federal Sports Minister Ejaz Hussain Jakhrani Monday said that he has asked Pakistan Cricket Board for an inquiry report on the “sh ... more

Pakistan play India today in SAG football
KARACHI: Pakistan, who are already out of the tournament, will meet India in their last Group B match during the men’s football event of the ... more

Allegri beats Jose to award
MILAN: Cagliari boss Massimiliano Allegri was handed Italy’s “Golden Bench” award on Monday after his peers voted him Serie A coach of the y ... more

Benitez denies agreement to join Juve
LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has denied having agreed to join Juventus next season.

Several British and Italian newspap ... more

PCB forms panel to probe into Australia losses
KARACHI: Pakistan’s cricket chiefs on Monday responded to their team’s abysmal performance by forming a probe committee, saying that they wi ... more

Malik gets captaincy again
KARACHI: Just a year after being rejected by team coaches as a ‘loner’ with little or no leadership qualities, Shoaib Malik has been chosen ... more

CA issues apology over tackling incident in Perth
KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday received an unconditional apology from Cricket Australia over a breach of security during th ... more

Farhan, Irfan guide HBL to mammoth total
KARACHI: Wicketkeeper-batsman Farhan Iqbal crafted 69 a three-hour vigil at the crease while Irfan Fazil scored an unbeaten 60 as Habib Bank ... more

CDGK to hold T20 tournament
KARACHI: The City District Government Karachi (CDGK) in collaboration with the Rashid Latif Cricket Academy will hold the Karachi Champions ... more

Tariq elected PBF president
KARACHI: The Board of Directors of the Pakistan Bridge Federation (PBF), having met here the other day, unanimously elected Tariq Rasheed Kh ... more

Pakistan clinch four golds in SAG
KARACHI: Pakistan’s top squash player Aamir Atlas Khan clinched gold in the South Asian Games being held in Dhaka, Bangladesh when he beat h ... more
Hussey takes top spot in ICC rankings
KARACHI: A series of match-winning performances in the recently-concluded one-day series against Pakistan has catapulted Australia’s Michael ... more

I’d have led the team off: Ponting
PERTH: Australia captain Ricky Ponting claims he would have considered leading his side from the field had one of his players been attacked ... more

‘Afridi’s action cost Pakistan ODI’
PERTH: Australia captain Ricky Ponting says Shahid Afridi’s ball tampering could have cost Pakistan the fifth and last One-day International ... more

Indian home minister guarantees IPL security
NEW DELHI: The IPL received a shot in the arm after Indian home minister P Chidambaram and South Africa’s touring captain Graeme Smith remai ... more

Aussie charged over pitch invasion
SYDNEY: A 37-year-old spectator has been charged with assault after wrestling Pakistan’s Khalid Latif to the ground during a One-day Interna ... more

SA ready for tough India challenge
NAGPUR, India: Graeme Smith’s South Africa open their tour of India on Tuesday (today) with a practice match ahead of their bid to dislodge ... more

Ball-tampering puts spotlight on Pakistan
KARACHI: All-rounder Shahid Afridi’s ball-tampering in Australia at the weekend has revived suspicions against Pakistani bowlers, former pl ... more

Players’ associations frustrated by IPL rebuff
MUMBAI: The Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) wants the IPL to share its security plans for the upcoming season in India and hopes th ... more

Fever rules Mortaza out of NZ series
DHAKA: Bangladesh fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza will not be making the trip to New Zealand, owing to a bout of fever. On Friday, his departur ... more

Massa back as F-1 fires up again
VALENCIA: Formula One burst back to life on Monday with Michael Schumacher presenting his new Mercedes and Ferrari’s Felipe Massa back on tr ... more

Sevilla moves up to fourth in the Spanish League
MADRID: Sevilla moved up to fourth in the Spanish Liga late on Sunday, with an important 2-1 home win over third-placed Valencia, with two g ... more

New coach, same problems for Juventus
ROME: Alberto Zaccheroni was unable to deliver a winning start as Juventus coach on Sunday when the troubled Turin side were held 1-1 at hom ... more

Imperious United play Arsenal off the park
LONDON: Manchester United closed the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea as the champions swept to an impressive 3-1 win against title riv ... more

Nadal on the slide in ATP rankings
PARIS: Former world number one Rafael Nadal has slipped two places to fourth in the latest ATP world rankings published on Monday. The Spani ... more

Federer fetes victory with night long celebration
MELBOURNE: Roger Federer stayed up all night, drinking champagne with friends and returned to his hotel room as the sun rose on Monday to ca ... more

British press deflated after Murray blowout
LONDON: The sense of disappointment at Andy Murray’s comprehensive defeat in the Australian Open final was palpable in the British press on ... more

Andy needs new help, says Becker
LONDON: Andy Murray needs to tap into the knowledge of some of the “icons of the game” if he is to move from grand slam contender to champio ... more

Dwyer quits as fitness trainer
LAHORE: David Dwyer, Pakistan’s fitness trainer, has decided to part ways with the team after two and a half years with the side because of ... more

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