Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sports News (20.02.2010)


Afridi back in second T20 today
DUBAI: Pakistan will play England today in the second and final match in two-match Twenty20 series being played here at Dubai Sports City stadium, Geo News reported Saturday.

Pak Cricket team Manager Yawar Saeed told Geo News that Shahid Afridi will part of the team in the match, will replace Khalid Lateef.

Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik said yesterday, "With Shahid (Afridi) back in the team, I am hopeful that we will bounce back tomorrow."

Regular Pakistan Twenty20 captain Afridi, who was serving a two-match suspension for tampering the ball, returns to the team as a player.

Malik will continue to lead the side in the second and final match of the series on Saturday.

Modi denies SA to host Champions League
LONDON: Champions League Twenty20 chairman Lalit Modi says no definite decision has been taken on where this year's event will take place.more
Woods apologizes for 'selfish' behavior
PONTE VEDRA BEACH: An emotional Tiger Woods apologized for his "irresponsible and selfish behavior" Friday as the golf superstar broke his s ... more

Younis Khan loses his cool
KARACHI: Younis Khan, the former Pakistan captain, dragged a spectator into the dressing room in front of television cameras before walking ... more

Ponting hails unbeaten summer
MELBOURNE: The only other time Australia went through a home summer unbeaten in Tests and ODIs, Ricky Ponting was 26, Steve Waugh was captai ... more

Strauss escapes glare in Australian bush: report
SYDNEY: Andrew Strauss is taking a break from the pressures of the England cricket team captaincy in an isolated village in the state of Vic ... more

Asia begins 2011 World Cup countdown
NEW DELHI: The International Cricket Council on Friday marked a year’s countdown to the World Cup by promising a successful event in India, ... more

Waqar open to permanent coaching role
DUBAI: Waqar Younis, the former Pakistan fast bowler and bowling coach, would be open to the prospect of taking on a broader coaching role w ... more

Pietersen asks Fletcher to analyze decline
LONDON: Kevin Pietersen has asked former England coach Duncan Fletcher to help him work out why his batting performances have dipped.

Pie ... more

Smith, Van Zyl stay until World Cup
JOHANNESBURG: South African captain Graeme Smith and interim coach Corrie van Zyl were appointed on Friday to lead South Africa until after ... more

Malir thrash Al-Noor in KCL
KARACHI: Malir Gymkhana won their second successive match when they defeated Al-Noor Gymkhana by six wickets in their Group D match of the K ... more

Bond, Styris return to one-day squad
HAMILTON, New Zealand: The experienced pair of Shane Bond and Scott Styris have returned to the New Zealand squad for the one-dayers and the ... more

Juventus, Liverpool win first games in Europa League
LONDON: Former European champions Juventus and Liverpool won their first games in this season’s Europa League on Thursday.

While Liverpoo ... more

Rooney ready for hot reception at his former club
LONDON: Wayne Rooney returns to the club where he made his name when Manchester United travels to Everton on Saturday (today).

The Englan ... more

Football Cup begins next week
KARACHI: The KPT-PPF Football Cup will start here at the KPT Sports Complex and Quaid-e-Azam Sports Complex from next Tuesday.

The sp ... more

Busquets sees Real clash as La Liga decider
MADRID: Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets believes an April showdown with bitter rivals Real Madrid will decide the Spanish league title ... more

Real Madrid wants Mourinho for 2010-11 season
MADRID: Real Madrid want Inter Milan’s Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho to replace embattled Manuel Pellegrini next season, sports daily Marca ... more

Tanzeem Sports record 2-0 win
KARACHI: Tanzeem Sports launched their mission in Sports 360 Club Football League Championship 2010 with authoritative 2-0 win over Young Gr ... more

Sampdoria in stern Inter test
ROME: Confident and in good form after four straight wins, Sampdoria visit Serie A leaders Inter Milan on Saturday (today) with warm support ... more

PHF happy with World Cup security in India
KARACHI: Pakistan seem all set to give a formal go-ahead for their team’s participation in the Hockey World Cup on Saturday (today) after th ... more

Medals Table
Rank Country G S B Total

1 USA 6 5 7 18

2 Germany 4 4 3 11

3 Norway 3 3 2 8

4 Canada 3 3 1 7

5 South Kore ... more

Maria Riesch wins super-combi
VANCOUVER: Maria Riesch joined best friend Lindsey Vonn as an Alpine gold medallist at the Vancouver Olympics on Thursday, winning the super ... more

Russia fumes over missed gold
MOSCOW: Yevgeny Plushenko’s failure to defend his Winter Olympics figure skating title sparked a backlash in Russia with accusing fingers be ... more

Vancouver visit inspires Phelps ahead of London
VANCOUVER: A flying visit to the Winter Olympics has provided Michael Phelps with fresh inspiration to stay ahead of his younger rivals in t ... more

Soderling beats Stakhovsky in Marseille
MARSEILLE, France: Top-seeded Robin Soderling was extended by Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine just to get out of the second round of the Open 1 ... more

Sharapova into semis, Roddick reaches quarters
MEMPHIS, Tennessee: Top seed Maria Sharapova continued her march through the WTA Tour event here on Thursday, reaching the semifinals with a ... more

Venus ends security agony
DUBAI: Venus Williams put an end to the security agonies of the 2million dollar Dubai Open on Friday when she halted the remarkable run of t ... more

Sattar wins Sindh Cup
KARACHI: Abdul Sattar became the new provincial champion by overwhelming Umair Alam in the final of the 18th Sindh Cup Snooker League Tourna ... more

Aamir Khan falls in semis

KARACHI: Pakistan’s squash player Aamir Khan bowed out of the U19 semifinals of the Austrian Junior Open sq ... more

Tiger Woods pauses during a news conference Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, in Ponte AP

Apologetic Tiger Woods unsure of return to golf

AP – 1 hr 56 mins ago

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Somber, composed — and vulnerable — Tiger Woods faced the world and said the words out loud. Full Story »


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