Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sports News(23.02.2010)


Abbas to be seen in action today at Winter Olympics
WHISTLER: Mohammad Abbas, representing Pakistan in Winter Olympics, will be seen in action here today in skis.

For the first time ever Pakistan is taking part in the Winter Olympics with one Alpine skier representing his country in the Giant Slalom race on Tuesday.

Muhammad Abbas learned the sport with his own homemade skis while growing up in the Nalthar Valley, near Gilgit in Northern Pakistan.

When serving with the Pakistani Army he had the opportunity to train on the slopes in Japan for two weeks.

However, Abbas realizes his chances of bringing home Pakistan's first Winter Olympic gold are slim but he said he wants to finish the race in an "honourable manner."

The slope he trains on in Pakistan is only 500 meters long, not enough for Olympic preparations, so Abbas spent eight weeks abroad preparing for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Abbas said that he achieved his ambition through hard work and hopes he has inspired other Pakistani athletes to take up the challenge and aim for future Winter Olympic games.

Brett Lee decides to retire from Test cricket
SYDNEY: Australia's veteran fast bowler Brett Lee has decided to take retirement from Test cricket.

The injury-hit Lee, 33, will make an ... more
Huge security cover greets Pakistan in Delhi
DELHI: The Pakistan World Cup hockey team drove into Delhi on Monday after crossing the Wagah border by road for that country’s first offici ... more
Hockey team lacks match-winners, says Saqlain
KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Saqlain believes that the lack of match-winners will affect the former champions chances of regain ... more
Afridi is best option for captaincy: Malik
LAHORE: All-rounder Shoaib Malik, who captained Pakistan in the recent T20 International series against England in Dubai, has made it clear ... more
India to test run CWG security at World Cup
NEW DELHI: India will impose a security clampdown in New Delhi for the Hockey World Cup next week as it test-runs counter-terror measures ah ... more
‘Terrorism will not derail ICC World Cup’
DUBAI: Haroon Lorgat, chief executive of the International Cricket Council, has said the major cricket nations will work in unison to ensure ... more
Tait aims to end summer with a bang
SYDNEY: Shaun Tait is planning on putting an exclamation mark on Australia’s unbeaten home summer with one last demolition job in Tuesday’s ... more
PCB shortlists four candidates for coach
LAHORE: Keeping in mind the 2011 World Cup, the PCB has decided to appoint a foreign coach for Pakistan team and has short listed four candi ... more
Defence upset North Nazimabad to reach semis
KARACHI: Defence Club, Shah Faisal Colony, Korangi Al-Fatah and Airport Gymkhana qualified for the semifinals late on Sunday night after the ... more
Ponting wants ODI schedule halved
SYDNEY: Ricky Ponting has expanded on his thoughts about the number of ODIs in Australia each year and believes Cricket Australia should cut ... more
Balochistan win youth boxing
KARACHI: Balochistan were crowned champions when they won the late Haider Ali Shah All Pakistan Youth Boxing Championship which concluded at ... more
Mourinho looks to knock Chelsea out
LONDON: Jose Mourinho’s admitted love for former club Chelsea will be put to the test when he sets out to knock the team he led to back-to-b ... more
PFF Cup kicks off today
KARACHI: Leading national footballers will be seen in action when the KPT-PFF Cup 2010 will kick off at the KPT Benazir Sports Complex Groun ... more
Real Madrid win maintains title pressure on Barcelona
BARCELONA: A double from Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain helped Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini celebrate a 6-2 victory over his for ... more
Tottenham climb as rivals draw in EPL
LONDON: Roman Pavlyuchenko scored two late goals as Tottenham moved into fourth place in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory at Wigan on S ... more
USA shatter Canadian dream
VANCOUVER: Flamboyant skier Bode Miller and rock-steady ice hockey goaltender Ryan Miller allowed the United States to seize control of Supe ... more
Games ‘catastrophe’: Finnish media
HELSINKI: Finnish media rounded on the country’s athletes on Monday for their performance at the Vancouver Olympics where the sports-mad cou ... more
Pakistan set for Vancouver representation
KARACHI: If you have got the paper before 09:30am and are going through this, a sort of, preview then it is time to switch on your TV and lo ... more
Aamir cruises into North American second round
KARACHI: Pakistan’s top squash player Aamir Atlas Khan confirmed his place in the second round of the $93,750 North American Open Squash Cha ... more
Federer’s defection aids Djokovic’s hope to defend title
DUBAI: Novak Djokovic has been gifted a much better chance of successfully defending a title for the first time in his career by the sudden ... more
Ferrero downs Ferrer in final
BUENOS AIRES: Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain defeated compatriot David Ferrer 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Copa Telmex on Sunday.

The ... more
Fed hopes Tiger will return to golf
DUBAI: Roger Federer says the worst is over for his ‘good friend’ Tiger Woods and hopes to see him back on the golf course, local reports sa ... more
‘Younis should change behaviour’

Dubai: Disapproving of Younis Khan’s manhandling of a spectator during a Twenty20 match, former skip ... more

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