Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sports News(04.02.2010)


Pak squad for T20 announced
MELBOURNE: Pakistan has announced squad for the lone Twenty20 match against Australia. Opener Salman Butt is not the part of playing squad because of poor performance.

Former captain Shoaib Malik will be the captain of the team in the absence of Shahid Afridi, facing two matches ban due to ball tempering.

The Pakistani team comprised of Shoaib Malik(captain), Imran Farhat, Kamran Akmal, Imran Nazeer, Khalid Latif, Fawad Alam, Umer Akmal, Rana Naveedul Hasan, Muhammad Asif, Saeed Ajmal and Umer Gul.

S. Africa aim to topple India from Test top spot
NAGPUR: South Africa will draw confidence from their record on the subcontinent as they seek to replace India at the top of the world rankin ... more

Hyderi Club reach football league final
KARACHI: Hyderi Club beat defending champions Sajdi Club in the semifinal of the Tapal Family Mixture Football Champions League Cup held at ... more

Myllyla admits EPO use
HELSINKI: Former Olympic cross-country champion Mika Myllyla, who was involved in Finland’s largest doping scandal in 2001, has admitted usi ... more

Shahwillayat win in Inter-School BB Tourney
KARACHI: Shahwillayat Public School recorded a formidable 58-14 win over Foundation Publc School in the 8th AKU Inter Boys School/Collegiate ... more

Giralt leads Cuban sweep
GOTEBORG, Sweden: David Giralt led a Cuban sweep of the men’s triple jump at the Samsung indoor athletics meet in Goteborg, beating former O ... more

Berlusconi slams Milan over Mancini
JERUSALEM: AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi lambasted his own club and chief executive Adriano Galliani on Tuesday for signing Inter Milan w ... more

Pakistan reach handball semi in SAG
KARACHI: Pakistan beat India 33-31 to qualify for the semifinals of the men’s handball event of the 11th South Asian Games in operation in B ... more

Dold runs up fifth Empire State Building win
NEW YORK: Germany’s Thomas Dold claimed his fifth successive victory at the annual Empire State Building run-up race on Tuesday.

Dol ... more

Tiger should face the music
DUBAI: Golf legend Tom Watson has joined the clamour for Tiger Woods to fully answer for his marital infidelities and called on him “to clea ... more

Lendl returns to tennis for exhibition
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey: Ivan Lendl will play his first exhibition since he retired from tennis 16 years ago in a new Atlantic City event. ... more

Malaysia eyes team for 2011 UCI season
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s national cycling federation (MNCF) plan to enter a team in International Cycling Union (UCI) tours from 2011 in a b ... more

India confident Kirsten will stay on
CHENNAI: India is confident that Gary Kirsten will stay on as coach for another year despite speculation that the former South African opene ... more

PHF optimistic about World Cup participation
KARACHI: Pakistan’s hockey chiefs are confident that the government will allow their team to cross the border and feature in the World Cup w ... more

NA committee calls for freeze on PCB accounts
ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Sports unanimously recommended the State Bank to freeze all the bank accounts of the Paki ... more

Butt slept during meeting: Dr Shah
KARACHI: Ijaz Butt twice took a nap during a marathon meeting of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Sports on Wednesday even as h ... more

Hair labels Afridi a serial cheat
SYDNEY: Test umpire Darrell Hair has branded disgraced Shahid Afridi a serial cheat likely to re-offend.

“Cheat is the only word for him, ... more

India thrash Pakistan 5-1 in SA Games
KARACHI: The Pakistan Whites hockey team lost its third league match to arch-rivals India who recorded a formidable 5-1 victory in the 11th ... more

Pakistan almost pulled out of SAG
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan contingent had all but pulled out of the 11th South Asian Games on Tuesday as one of their top wrestlers, Mohammad A ... more

Savabeel makes it seven in a row
KARACHI: It is a rarity that a horse wins seven races in a row; however, this rare exhibition was witnessed at the Karachi Races here on Wed ... more

Kiwis thrash BD in T20
HAMILTON: New Zealand drew first blood in their series with Bangladesh by thrashing them by 10 wickets in the one-off Twenty20 here on Wedne ... more

Donald throws hat into ring for England job
LONDON: Former South Africa paceman Allan Donald has said he would welcome the chance to return to the role of England fast bowling coach fo ... more

SNGPL in sight of title after destroying HBL
KARACHI: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) were comfortably poised to wear the crown when they scored 117 for two while chasing 222 ... more

Aussies close to getting IPL security plan
SYDNEY: The participation of Australian players in the third edition of the IPL has taken a step forward with their players union, the Austr ... more

Amla, Kallis tune up for Tests with half-centuries
NEW DELHI: Middle-order batsmen Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis scored half-centuries on Wednesday as South Africa’s two-day warm-up game aga ... more

Mixed reactions after pink-ball trials
adelaide: Cricket Australia’s plans for day-night Test cricket have hit a snag after the first day of their pink-ball trials resulted in mix ... more

Waugh backs White over Clarke as Twenty20 captain
MELBOURNE: Former Australian opener Mark Waugh has questioned Michael Clarke’s position in the national team’s Twenty20 set-up, and backed t ... more

Faisalabad win in U-19 women cricket
KARACHI: Faisalabad women’s U19 team recorded a narrow five-run win over their Sialkot counterparts in the U-19 National Women Cricket Champ ... more

Massa fastest again at F-1 testing
VALENCIA: Felipe Massa continued to show no ill effects from the life-threatening injuries he sustained last year with the Ferrari driver fa ... more

Serbian F-1 hopefuls to test new car in Portugal
LONDON: Stefan GP, a would-be Formula One team without a 2010 entry but with some influential supporters, said on Tuesday that they planned ... more

Virgin unveil 2010 F-1 car
LONDON: Virgin Racing unveiled its debut Formula One car on Wednesday as it prepares to become one of four new entrants in the 2010 champion ... more

Chelsea miss chance to extend lead
LONDON: Chelsea were held to a 1-1 tie at Hull on Tuesday night, missing a chance to take a four-point lead in the English Premier League.
... more

Blues focussed in spite of Terry talk
LONDON: Carlo Ancelotti does not believe the media spotlight on John Terry will have any bearing on Chelsea’s title bid.

Terry was on dut ... more

Raul resigned to life on the Real bench
MADRID: Real Madrid captain Raul Gonzalez said Tuesday he has come to terms with his new role as a subsitute.

“It’s not an ideal situatio ... more

Ribery set to decide Bayern future: agent
BERLIN: Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery will decide in the next eight weeks whether or not to stay with the German giants, his agent said o ... more

Brazil author opposes Rio Games role for Blair
BRASILIA: Brazil’s best-known writer is making it clear he doesn’t want Britain’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair involved as a consultant ... more

Barca plan Cesc summer swoop
LONDON: Barcelona have made no secret of the fact they want to recapture Cesc Fabregas, who left the club when he was 16.

Barcelona is in ... more

McIlroy favourite in Dubai
DUBAI: Rory McIlroy will be looking to make history at the Dubai Desert Classic this week as he bids to become the first player to record ba ... more

Islah hopes to produce quality players
KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Islahuddin Siddiqui vowed on Wednesday to help produce quality hockey players in the coming years after the ... more

Record warm weather in Vancouver for Olympics
MONTREAL: Winter Olympic host city Vancouver saw its warmest January on record, marked by a lack of snow and daffodils in bloom just days be ... more

Bolt set for New York Diamond League meet
PARIS: Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt will race the 100 metres in the June 12 meet at New York, the fifth leg of the Diamond League, event ... more

Sindh to promote traditional sports
KARACHI: The Sindh Government has planned to lay greater emphasis on the traditional sports by holding a number of tournaments of malakhro, ... more

Ramy retains top spot in rankings
LONDON: Egypt’s Ramy Ashour retained his world number one ranking, according to the new February Dunlop PSA Men’s World Squash Rankings publ ... more

Hingis to play WTT; rules out full return
WASHINGTON: Martina Hingis can’t help but contemplate yet another comeback when she sees the success that Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin ar ... more

Monfils serves warning at SA Open
JOHANNESBURG: Top seed Gael Monfils lost the toss and first two games before unleashing his service power to crush Dominik Hrbaty 6-2, 6-1 a ... more

‘Beckham will make World Cup squad’
MANCHESTER: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has backed David Beckham to make England’s World Cup squad, but still insists he has no ... more

Walkovers galore at National Tennis
KARACHI: Many players failed to turn up in ladies singles first round — having a draw of 32, but only 15 players reached the tournament venu ... more

Volleyball team reach SAG final
KARACHI: Pakistan blasted their way into the final of the men’s volleyball event of the 11th South Asian Games when they defeated Sri Lanka ... more

Gibson calls for West Indies unity
LONDON: Harmony on and off the pitch is vital if West Indies cricket is to have a chance of reviving past glories, new head coach Ottis Gibs ... more


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