Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sports News(11.02.2010)


S Asia’s fastest woman Nasim accorded warm welcome at home
KARACHI: Naseem Hameed after becoming the fastest sprinter of South Asia and winning a gold medal for Pakistan at the South Asian Games, received a very warm welcome here at the Jinnah International Airport on Thursday.

Present on the occasion were hundreds of the people including her family, relatives, people of her area, minister for sports Sindh, officials of the Pakistan Army athletics and members of the Federation of Pakistan Athletics Association.

Delhi to host 2012 SAG
NEW DELHI: Delhi will host the next South Asian Games in 2012 to ensure that the infrastructure being developed for this year’s Commonwealth ... more

Jovanovic signs for Reds
BRUSSELS: Serbian international attacking midfielder Milan Jovanovic signed for English Premier League giants Liverpool on a free transfer f ... more

KGS, St Pat’s in Basketball final
KARACHI: Karachi Grammar School and St Patrick High School cruised into the final of the 8th Inter School/Collegiate Basketball Tournament a ... more

Armstrong set for another tilt at Milan
PARIS: America’s seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong will race in the cycling’s first one day classic of the season the Milan ... more

McEnroe admits Federer is best ever
ZURICH: John McEnroe believes Roger Federer is the best men’s tennis player of all time.

Also considered one of the greatest ever pl ... more

Kings XI Punjab denies selling stake
MUMBAI: Reports of a move by IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab to sell its stake to Hero Honda have been denied by both parties.

The dev ... more

Lotus return to F1 track after 16 years
LONDON: Lotus returned to a Formula One track for the first time in 16 years on Tuesday when test driver Fairuz Fauzy gave their car a shake ... more

WRC to have F1 formula
MILAN: The world rally championship will have the same new points structure as Formula One this season, the governing International Automobi ... more

Oudin eases into second round in Paris
PARIS: American teenager Melanie Oudin marched into the second round of the Paris Open with a 6-3, 6-0 demolition of Romania’s Sorana Cirste ... more
Kiwis make clean sweep against Bangladesh
CHRISTCHURCH: Despite a brilliant century by young Imrul Kayes Bangladesh fell to a 0-3 one-day cricket series whitewash here at AMI Stadium ... more
Australia, West Indies 3rd ODI today
SYDNEY: The third game of the ODI series between Australia and West Indies will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. And with the hosts l ... more

One member created disharmony in team: Yousuf
KARACHI: Mohammad Yousuf has added a new twist to the drama revolving Pakistan’s poor showing in Australia by claiming that ‘one player’ cre ... more

Zardari summons Butt
KARACHI: Ijaz Butt, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman has rushed back home from Dubai after being summoned by the President for a me ... more

PCB urged to reward more regional players
KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper Rashid Latif has called for a quota system to boost the number of national team players fr ... more

Afghanistan hope to defeat America — in cricket
DUBAI: In Afghanistan, the United States is preparing for the biggest military offensive in nine years of war.

However, on a field in Dub ... more

Champions T20 League from Sept 10-26
NEW DELHI: The Champions League Twenty 2010 will be held from September 10-26, Lalit Modi, the IPL commissioner, has revealed on his Twitter ... more

I’ve rejected PCB offer, says Chappell
SYDNEY: Greg Chappell has knocked back an offer to coach Pakistan, preferring the less stressful and more rewarding task of nurturing the ne ... more

England admit India safety fears
LONDON: England are still seeking assurances that their safety will not be compromised during next month’s Hockey World Cup in India.

The ... more

Gayle vows changes ahead of third ODI
ADELAIDE: In the face of another humiliating defeat, West Indies captain Chris Gayle haughtily guaranteed selection changes on Tuesday in a ... more

Selectors need vision and guts: Vengsarkar
NAGPUR, India: India need to carefully groom replacements for their batting “fab four” after suffering a crushing innings defeat by South Af ... more

I’ve been asked to prepare a turner, says Kolkata curator
KOLKATA: The curator at Eden Gardens, Prabir Mukherjee, has said that he received phone calls from a BCCI official instructing him to prepar ... more

Afghans stun Irish on opening day of shocks
DUBAI: Afghanistan’s seemingly inexorable rise in the cricket world took another step in the right direction here on Tuesday as they defeate ... more

Haas advances as Roddick waits for action
SAN JOSE, California: Fourth-seeded German Tommy Haas needed a tiebreaker to get past wild card Devin Britton 6-4, 7-6 (7/3) Tuesday in the ... more

Bollinger becoming new Aussie spearhead
ADELIADE: Doug “the rug” Bollinger is the new spearhead of the Australian attack, and his fellow left-armer Mitchell Johnson could not be ha ... more

Ex-captains shine in RBS Cup
KARACHI: Former Pakistan captains Younis Khan and Shoaib Malik shone with the bat for Habib Bank and PIA respectively, taking centre-stage i ... more

Maradona puts lid on campaign for Riquelme recall
BUENOS AIRES: Diego Maradona has put an end to a growing campaign for the return to the Argentina team of playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme.

... more

Bundesliga head says WC security a concern
NEW YORK: The head of the Bundesliga says Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness was only admitting what many think privately when he cited sec ... more

City keep pressure on Liverpool in race to Europe
LONDON: Manchester City moved back on to Liverpool’s shoulder in the race for a place in next season’s Champions League with a 2-0 win over ... more

Beckham ‘won’t celebrate goal against United’
MILAN: AC Milan star David Beckham has pledged not to celebrate if he scores against former club Manchester United.

Beckham, on loan at t ... more

Pele expects African surprise
PARIS: Brazil football lend Pele expected African teams to shine on their home soil when the World Cup visits the continent for the first ti ... more

Vancouver is ‘blueprint’ for future games
VANCOUVER: The Vancouver Olympics will serve as a “blueprint” for future games, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogg ... more

Warm weather creates big chill
VANCOUVER: Bright sunshine darkened the mood again at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday while potential drugs cheats received a pre-Games warni ... more

Cash-strapped PSAF looks for assistance
KARACHI: The sailing authorities of the country had to roll their heads towards Naval Headquarters for financial support after the Federal S ... more

Seeds tumble in Sindh Cup
KARACHI: Top seeded Javed Ansari and second seed Kamran Razzaq were shocked by their respective rivals in the 18th Sindh Cup Snooker League ... more

Aamir hopeful of beating World No 1
KARACHI: Ace Pakistani squash player Aamir Atlas Khan says he would be looking to take the scalp of World No 1 Ramy Ashour of Egypt in this ... more

Davis Cup format change not on table
LONDON: The International Tennis Federation (ITF), reportedly indicated it is open for discussion regarding suggested alterations in the Dav ... more

Sania stunned at Pattaya Open
PATTAYA, Thailand: India’s Sania Mirza was beaten in the first round of the Pattaya Open on Wednesday, slumping 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 to Tatjana Mal ... more

No sweat for Djokovic in first round romp
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands: Novak Djokovic began with a runaway win at the Rotterdam Open on Tuesday, crushing Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-2, 4-1 in ... more

3 uncapped players in NZ team for Test against BD
CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand have named three uncapped players in their squad for the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Hamilton next week.
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North Carolina's Larry Drew III (11) is fouled as he drives past Duke's Kyle AP

No. 8 Duke outlasts rival North Carolina 64-54

AP – Thu Feb 11, 12:35 am ET

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The shots kept clanging off the rim — open look after open look — yet Mike Krzyzewski repeatedly told his Duke players not to get frustrated. Eventually, he told them, the shots would fall. Full Story »


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