Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sports News(10.02.2010)


Chappell rebuffs Pakistan's coaching offer
LAHORE: Former Australian captain Greg Chappell has turned down an offer to take up the reins of Pakistan's embattled cricket team, saying that he does not intend to coach at the international level anymore.

Chappell is currently the head coach at Australia's Centre of Excellence and chairman of the National Youth Selection Panel.

The former Australia captain said he was approached by Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Wasim Bari to replace Intikhab Alam.

" I was honoured and flattered by the approach but I have declined the invitation," Chappell said.

Yousuf sees ‘a player’ behind team disunity
KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Team Captain Muhammed Yousuf signaled the cause behind the bad performance of the team in the latest series with A ... more
New Zealand name squad for Bangladesh Test
WELLINGTON: New Zealand could field up to three Test debutants in the one-off match against Bangladesh after calling up the opener Peter Ing ... more
Bajwa optimistic for playing world cup in India
KARACHI: Secretary Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Asif Bajwa said talks are underway between the governments India and Pakistan to regardi ... more
South Asian Games concludes in Bangladesh
DHAKA: The South Asian Games concluded in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, with India on top of the medal list.

India won 90 out of the 15 ... more

PCB keeps its options open
KARACHI: Pakistan is keeping its options open regarding the appointment of a new coach and captain and will only take decisions after carryi ... more

PCB snubbed Afridi and Malik while picking Twenty20 squad
KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided to snub Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik while selecting a 14-man touring party for a brief Twen ... more

Probe panel summons Shahid
KARACHI: Shahid Afridi, Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain, has been summoned by an inquiry committee for a hearing at the Pakistan Cricket Board ( ... more

Butt to raise IPL issue at ICC moot
LAHORE: Pakistan’s cricket chief Ijaz Butt reached Dubai on Tuesday to attend the executive board meeting of the International Cricket Counc ... more

South Africa thrash India in first Test
NAGPUR, India: South Africa thumped India by an innings and six runs despite a fighting century by Sachin Tendulkar on the fourth day of the ... more

Warne slams Strauss’ break
LONDON: Australia great Shane Warne has accused Andrew Strauss of showing a “lack of respect for Test cricket” following the England captain ... more

Tiny crowd watches crushing Aussie win
ADELIADE: The smallest crowd ever for an Australian limited overs match at Adelaide Oval witnessed the home side maul the West Indies by eig ... more

Crocked Siddle refuses to blame workload
MELBOURNE: Australian paceman Peter Siddle says a strenuous workload was not responsible for the back injury which will sideline him for up ... more

PCB issues clarification
KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday tried to clarify its position after being served by a legal notice by a sport and entertain ... more

McKay’s pace impresses Vettori
DUNEDIN, New Zealand: New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has described rookie left-arm fast bowler Andy McKay as one of the quickest bowlers ... more

It’s impossible to legalise ball-tampering: Ex-cricketers
KARACHI: Former cricketers feel that legalising ball-tampering is a distant dream for contemporary bowlers since it is impossible to limit a ... more

From slums to stardom
KARACHI: It is an undeniable fact that, mostly, the real talent in sports comes from the poor strata of the society.

Pakistan’s sport ... more

Baig plans big steps for bowling
KARACHI: Senator Enver Baig, the newly-elected president of the Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Federation (PTBF), has vowed to lift what is quite a ... more

RBS One-day Cup to start today
KARACHI: Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) One-day Cup 2010 will start at different venues of the country on Wednesday (today).

Ten matche ... more

Force India eye progress after unveiling new car
MILAN: Force India unveiled their new car on Tuesday, saying greater stability than other Formula One teams would boost their chances this s ... more

FIA confirms teams can skip races without penalty
LODNON: FIA president Jean Todt has confirmed Bernie Ecclestone’s recent revelation that Formula One teams may sit out three grand prix in 2 ... more

Real fans confident about
MADRID: The supporters of Real Madrid are mostly confident about Kaka recovering his fitness and form, according to an online poll taken by ... more

Ribery questions Bayern ability
PARIS: Franck Ribery doubts whether Bayern Munich is good enough to compete with Europe’s biggest teams and this may prompt him to leave the ... more

Pakistan edge BD to earn second-placed SAG finish
KARACHI: After a disappointing few days, Pakistan, finally, saved their skin when they managed to finish second behind India in the 11th Sou ... more

England among 2010 favourites: Toshak
LONDON: John Toshack believes England will be amongst the three leading contenders to lift the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The Wa ... more

‘Beijing Olympic village best ever’
VANCOUVER: International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge pledged on his election that he would never say a particular Games was ‘t ... more

Arsenal ready to go to war with Barcelona
LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and the board at Ashburton Grove are reportedly ready to go to war with Spanish giants Barcelona to en ... more

Swedish ace Soderling too good for Serra
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands: Robin Soderling shrugged off a slow start, firing 26 races as he lifted his game to earn a 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 win ove ... more

Sampras loses exhibition to Verdasco
SAN JOSE, California: Former No 1 Pete Sampras showed glimpses of his dominating best against a top player 12 years his junior in the second ... more

Lisicki speeds ahead in Pattaya
PATTAYA: Germany’s second seed Sabine Lisicki needed just 32 minutes to advance to the second round of the Pattaya Open on Monday when her o ... more

Davis Cup camp begins Feb 10
LAHORE: Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will hold a training camp for the preparation of their Davis Cup tie against Hong Kong, here at the ... more

BCCI wary about Royals’ move

MUMBAI: A day after the Rajasthan Royals announced plans to create the first global sport alliance, the ... more

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against New Jersey Nets' Brook AP

James leads Cavaliers to 12th straight win

AP – Tue Feb 9, 9:39 pm ET

CLEVELAND – LeBron James scored 32 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their 12th straight win Tuesday night, a 104-97 victory over the New Jersey Nets. Full Story »


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