Monday, March 1, 2010

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Tour de Pakistan begins from Peshawar
PESHAWAR: Fifteenth Tour de Pakistan cycle race Monday kicked off from Peshawar to reach Quaid’s mausoleum in 13 days, Geo News reported Monday.

A five-member team of Afghanistan is also partaking the race organized by Pakistan Cycling Federation.

Sui Southern’s Nematullah is defending his title in a race being vied by 65 cyclists racing 1605 kilometers to finish-line in Karachi.

The first phase will end in Lahore and second in Rahim Yar Khan where the cyclists will rest.

At present, the Tour de Pakistan participants are racing to Rawalpindi.

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Zimbabwe stun Windies in Twenty20
PORT OF SPAIN: Graeme Cremer captured three wickets for 11 runs as Zimbabwe's spinners bowled the visitors to a stunning, 26-run victory ove ... more
Djokovic beats Youzhny to retain Dubai title
DUBAI: Novak Djokovic successfully defended his Dubai Championships title on Sunday, beating Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 in a ra ... more
India hammer Pakistan 4-1
Sandeep bangs two goals to help hosts record first win in four matches against Greenshirts

NEW DELHI: India outplayed arch-rivals Pakista ... more

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Waqar Younis agrees to take over as Pakistan coach
KARACHI: Former Test captain Waqar Younis accepted an offer from the Pakistan Cricket Board to take over as national team coach on Saturday, ... more
Collingwood, Cook star in England victory
DHAKA: Paul Collingwood and Alastair Cook hit solid half-centuries to guide England to an emphatic six-wicket win over Bangladesh in the ope ... more
‘I am not bothered by allegations’
KARACHI: Allegedly involved in match-fixing, Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal, said he is not bothered by the allegations and is ... more
Kiwis edge super T20 thriller
CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand won a thrilling Twenty20 against Australia in Christchurch after the Super Over was required to split the two side ... more

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Canada on top of the world after gold rush
VANCOUVER: Canada bagged another three golds on the penultimate day of the Winter Olympics on Saturday to ensure they will finish top of the ... more
Australians told IPL threat ‘not credible’
SYDNEY: Australia’s players could be a step closer to taking part in the IPL after receiving advice that the terrorist threat from the 313 B ... more
‘Match-fixing statements harmful for Pak cricket’
KARACHI: Pakistan’s former Test cricketer Jalaluddin on Sunday said statements on serious issues as that of match-fixing should only be give ... more
De Villiers, Kallis shape South Africa’s win
AHMEDABAD, India: AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis hammered centuries to set up South Africa’s consolation 90-run victory over India in the ... more
Kamran and Aizaz guide Lions to victory
KARACHI: Kamran Akmal hit an unbeaten half century and Aizaz Cheema’s career-best feat with the leather catapulted Lahore Lions inflict a cr ... more

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Tight security for domestic T20 event
KARACHI: Thick security arrangements have been put in place for the conduction of the RBS Twenty20 Cup 2009-10.

The stadium was compl ... more
‘Players should take T20 Cup seriously’
KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Director General Javed Miandad on Sunday said that the players in 30-member preliminary squad for Worl ... more
Akmals favourite among young fans
KARACHI: Test cricketers Kamran Akmal and Umar Akmal were the centre of attraction, for most of the young cricket fans who had turned up to ... more
Capello firm on Terry decision
LONDON: Fabio Capello insists England’s World Cup preparations would not be disrupted if Wayne Bridge changed his mind about his self-impose ... more
City stun Chelsea, Arsenal win
LONDON: Wayne Bridge got his revenge on John Terry as Manchester City dented nine-man Chelsea’s title challenge with a stunning 4-2 win at S ... more
Navy, NBP march into quarters of KPT-PFF Cup
KARACHI: Navy, Pak Steel and National Bank joined national champions KRL in the quarter-finals when they defeated their respective rivals in ... more
Messi to the rescue as Barca back at the top
MADRID: Argentine Lionel Messi scored a vital 83rd minute winner as Barcelona pushed Real Madrid off the Spanish league summit with a nervy ... more
Inter maintain four point lead
ROME: Inter Milan survived a late scare and depleted resources to win 3-2 at Udinese and maintain their four-point lead at the top of Serie ... more
Upsets galore at Karachi races
KARACHI: Outsiders were in a full cry at Karachi races on Sunday, when six of them passed the post in a card of 9 events.

Ikhtiar st ... more
Bolt’s team come up short in 4x400m relay
KINGSTON: Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man over the short sprints, produced an impressive 400m anchor leg but couldn’t deliver a victory ... more
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Rank Country G S B Total

1 Canada 13 7 5 25

2 Germany 10 12 7 29

3 USA 9 14 13 36

4 Norway 8 8 6 22

5 Sou ... more
Djokovic beats Youzhny, defends ATP Dubai title
DUBAI: Novak Djokovic of Serbia won the weather-hit ATP Dubai Open on Sunday, defeating Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny 7-5, 5-7, 6-3 in a roller c ... more
‘Alonso and Ferrari are F1 favourites’
BARCELONA: Michael Schumacher believes former foe Fernando Alonso and former team Ferrari are the favourites going into the Formula One seas ... more
Gulbis reaches first career ATP final
DELRAY BEACH, Florida: Ernests Gulbis reached the first ATP final of his career on Saturday, setting up a showdown with second-seeded Ivo Ka ... more
Now, coins a security threat

NEW DELHI: The mediapersons had to empty their pockets of coins as part of the latest security drill for ... more

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Hawks 106, Bucks 102, OT (AP, 3/1 1:39 AM ET)
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Players' legal woes besetting Oregon in offseason (AP, 2/27 6:13 PM ET)
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No. 5 Duke 67, Virginia 49 (AP, 3/1 2:02 AM ET)
Iowa 73, Indiana 57 (AP, 2/28 11:32 PM ET)
Clemson 53, Florida St. 50 (AP, 2/28 11:11 PM ET)
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Hartford 85, Albany, N.Y. 79 (AP, 2/28 10:42 PM ET)

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No. 4 Tennessee 75, Mississippi 63 (AP, 3/1 12:39 AM ET)
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Top 25 Capsules (AP, 2/28 11:27 PM ET)
No. 17 Baylor 70, Kansas 47 (AP, 2/28 10:23 PM ET)
North Carolina 64, No. 6 Duke 54 (AP, 2/28 10:15 PM ET)

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Almagro replaces Ferrero in Spain Davis Cup team (AP, 2/28 6:29 PM ET)
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Kastor headlines field for NYC Half-Marathon (AP, 2/24 6:28 PM ET)

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Crosby's goal gives Canada hockey gold (AP, 3/1 1:04 AM ET)
Yes, Crosby's 'got a little destiny to him' (AP, 3/1 12:15 AM ET)
Incredible final makes these best Winter Games (AP, 2/28 11:54 PM ET)
US sets medals record, Canada ties gold record (AP, 2/28 10:51 PM ET)

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Bode Miller skis out of men's slalom (AP, 2/27 11:02 PM ET)

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Young US women see figure skating medal streak end (AP, 2/26 6:05 AM ET)
Kim Yu-na wins gold with record score (AP, 2/26 3:48 AM ET)
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Kerrigan's brother freed on bail in dad's assault (AP, 2/24 3:57 PM ET)

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AP CHLG-Champions League Headlines At Midnight (AP, 3/1 2:02 AM ET)
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Rooney heads Man U to another League Cup triumph (AP, 2/28 11:23 PM ET)
Man United defends League Cup by beating Villa 2-1 (AP, 2/28 5:17 PM ET)
British Soccer Scores (AP, 2/28 3:19 PM ET)

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