Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sports News (02.03.2010)


Pakistan to take on Spain today in WC Hockey
NEW DELHI: Three matches of the Group B will be played in the men’s field hockey World Cup on Tuesday.

Pakistan will clash with Spain in the second game.

Pakistan had to suffer a 4-1 defeat against India in the opening game of the World Cup being played in New Delhi.

The match between Pakistan and Spain will begin on 6:30 in the evening.

Besides, winner of the opening match India will face England and South Africa will take on South Africa in other two matches.

Asif gets his life partner
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England elect to field against Bangladesh in 2nd ODI
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on T ... more
Clark to return from back injury
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Kotla improvements on course for IPL
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Aussie media refuse to admit defeat
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Cook omitted from World T20 squad
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Gibson reminded of task ahead
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It was reported t ... more
Lee ready to lead Australia attack
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Die Musik-Flatrate!
Rooney fit for Egypt friendly
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China's former Olympian heads to parliament
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Lippi names three new faces in Italy’s team
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Almagro in Spain Davis Cup team
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Fer ... more
Sindh sports portal launched
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Tour de Pakistan second leg starts from Rawalpindi
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‘We crumbled under pressure’
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Germany survive Korean scare in World Cup
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Zimbabwe stun West Indies in T20
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Ex-greats slam ‘pathetic’ show
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Shivendra and Irfan suspended
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Olympic champ Rice uneasy over Delhi security
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Board finalises contracts
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Younis pulls out of T20 Cup
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Baseball Express
Cricket stars to trial pink balls
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MCC rep ... more
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Wolves crush Rhinos in T20 Cup
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Stallions down Zebras in thriller
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Asif fininshes on pole after first stage
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Four more sides move into Cup quarter-finals
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Dunga comfortable with Dinho omission
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Valencia collapse against Atletico
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Wenger to win title for broken Ramsey
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Vancouver parties in front of billions
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F1 teams confirm status as favourites
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Asif looks to defend crown
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Beacon House, Foundation set final date in TT Tourney
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Waqar made head coach, Ijaz to assist him
LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has said here on Tuesday that the appointment of Waqar Younis as head coach and Ijaz ... more

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