Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sports News (24.02.2010)


Pak team face security concerns in India
KARACHI: The management of Pakistan’s hockey team voiced concerns over the security situation in Hockey World Cup in Delhi, Geo News reported Wednesday.

According to sources, Pak hockey team’s manager Asif Bajwa will request the Organising Committee in tomorrow’s meeting to ramp up the security of Pakistani team.

According to sources, the team was given high-level security; but, only two vehicles accompany the team in passage to the ground and back to their hotel.

The traffic is not held up for the bus carrying Pakistani players; so, the bus has to pull up at signals.

It should be mentioned that stones were pelted at Pakistani team bus during 1989 Asia Cup in India.

Davydenko and Cilic win in Dubai
DUBAI: Fourth seed Nikolay Davydenko overcame an early fright to beat France's Florent Serra 6-7 6-4 6-1 on Tuesday in an error-strewn first ... more
Ex Indian hockey players criticize World Cup
NEW DELHI: Hockey world cup came under sharp criticism by former Indian hockey players. The tournament is schedule to begin from February 2 ... more

Pakistan getting ‘normal’ security cover in India
KARACHI: When Pakistan left for New Delhi to feature in the Hockey World Cup their players and officials were wary of what they feared would ... more

Australian stars slap IPL with security demands
SYDNEY: Australian cricket stars on Tuesday refused to commit to this year’s lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) until a list of safety de ... more

‘World Cup would not be shifted’
NEW DELHI: Following news from various sources that the 2011 cricket World Cup scheduled to be held in the sub-continent could be shifted in ... more

Misbah ton propels SNGPL to one-day title
KARACHI: Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq smashed an unbeaten 119 to catapult SNGPL to their second consecutive title in less than a month’s time as th ... more

Warner blasts Australia to unbeaten summer
SYDNEY: David Warner scorched the second fastest international half century in Twenty20’s short history as Australia completed their unbeate ... more

Security hits tickets for Pak-India Cup clash
NEW DELHI: Tough security measures in place for the field hockey World Cup look set to prevent hundreds of fans from watching the opening da ... more

Lee to ‘quit Tests’ after Flintoff chat
SYDNEY: Australia’s veteran fast bowler Brett Lee is poised to quit Test cricket after a conversation with England all-rounder Andrew Flinto ... more

Waqar Younis confirms PCB offer
But former Test pacer will only become Pakistan coach if given long-term stint

KARACHI: Waqar Younis on Tuesday confirmed receiving a ... more

Coach 99% certain to be local: Butt
LAHORE: Pakistan’s next full-time coach is “99%” certain to be a local man, according to PCB chairman Ijaz Butt, though a tweaked coaching s ... more

Youngster overlooked for Twenty20 Cup
KARACHI: Just weeks after finishing as one of the top scorers of the prestigious Pentangular Cup, local youngster Shan Masood suffered a hug ... more

ICC monitoring security in India
KARACHI: The fate of the 2011 cricket World Cup to be held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh hinges on the smooth organisation of the Hocke ... more

Wasim to attend PCB inquiry on Australia debaclea
KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has finally made himself available for the proceedings of the PCB inquiry committee evaluating ... more

Defence Club march into KCL final
KARACHI: Defence Club blasted their way into the final of the multi-million rupees Karachi Champions League Twenty20 Cricket when they defea ... more

Villa double gives Valencia win over Getafe
MADRID: Two goals from Spain international striker David Villa put Valencia on the way to a 2-1 win at home to Getafe in the Spanish soccer ... more

Mourinho handed ban ahead of reunion
MILAN: Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho will be banned for the next three Italian Serie A games following a gesture he made during Saturday’s ... more

Punjab, KPT draw 4-4
KARACHI: Punjab surprised Karachi Port Trust (KPT) when they held them to a 4-4 draw after a thrilling finish in their Group D opener of the ... more

Ronaldo to retire next year
SAO PAULO: Double World Cup winner Ronaldo said on Monday he would retire from professional football at the end of next year but still had h ... more

Rooney is a key planner: Cole
LONDON: West Ham star Carlton Cole has revealed that Wayne Rooney is the head boy whenever boss Fabio Capello holds England team meetings.more

Tevez set for Chelsea return
MANCHESTER: Carlos Tevez should return from Argentina in time to face Chelsea at the weekend, his adviser Kia Joorabchian has confirmed.
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Shabbir, Munir cash lucrative
KARACHI: Shabbir Iqbal and Muhammad Munir clinched top spots winning cash prizes of Rs. 1,56,000 and Rs. 1,46,000 respectively in the profes ... more

Ice dancers rescue Canada’s battered pride
VANCOUVER: Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the Olympic Games ice dancing gold on Monday to help rescue national pride which was so ... more

Gilani doubles budget for sports development
ISLAMABAD: Sports development in the country got a real boost as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani announced doubling the non-development bu ... more

Skier Abbas takes a giant step for Pakistan
VANCOUVER: Muhammad Abbas has come a long way from the days when he and his friends would strap rough wooden planks to their legs with nylon ... more

Medals Table
Rank Country G S B Total

1 Germany 7 9 5 21

2 USA 7 8 10 25

3 Norway 6 3 5 14

4 Canada 5 4 1 10

5 Switzer ... more

Yasir bows out of North American Open
KARACHI: Yasir Butt became the second casualty for Pakistan in the ongoing $93,750 North American Open Squash Championship when he lost his ... more

Haas bundled out in 1st round at Delray Beach
DELRAY BEACH, Florida: Top-seeded Tommy Haas suffered an upset loss to Teimuraz Gabashvili of Russia 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the first round of the ... more

Djokovic sweats his way to opening victory
DUBAI: Novak Djokovic began his bid to make his first successful title defence on the ATP Tour with a weird wobble and an uncomfortable feel ... more

Crashes prompt more track changes

WHISTLER, Canada: Four-man bobsleigh training was suspended on Monday as more changes were made to ... more


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