Friday, March 5, 2010

Sports News (05.03.2010)


Three matches in hockey World Cup today
NEW DELHI: There will be played three matches of Poll ‘A’ in Hockey World Cup today, Geo news reported.

South Korea will face New Zealand, Holland will play against Canada while Germany will take on Argentina.

Holland have bagged six points having won two matches. Canada have yet to open their account in the tournament while Germany and South Korea have also secured four points.

EPL rule out CL playoff
LONDON: A playoff to decide England’s fourth Champions League spot was ruled out on Thursday after Premier League chairmen met to discuss th ... more
American Holden out for six weeks
LONDON: Bolton Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden will be out of action for six weeks because of a broken leg, the Premier League club’s man ... more
NWFP outplay Gilgit Baltistan
ISLAMABAD: NWFP outclassed Gilgit Baltistan 2-0 in the 12th National U14 Festival of Football which is in full swing here at the Jinnah Stad ... more
Chandhok gets F1 drive
LONDON: India’s Karun Chandhok will make his Formula One race debut with HRT this season, the new Spanish-based team said in a statement on ... more
Stay away from Delhi: Jones
SYDNEY: Australia’s triple Olympic gold medallist Leisel Jones said on Thursday she had ordered her mum to stay away from the New Delhi Comm ... more
KCCA congratulates Mohsin Khan
KARACHI: Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) secretary Prof Sirajul Islam Bukhari has felicitated Mohsin Hasan Khan on his appointment a ... more
Jordaan turns on World Cup critics
LONDON: World Cup supremo Danny Jordaan hit out at critics of South Africa’s preparations for this year’s finals as he promised the most fin ... more
Nishitani wins fourth stage of Malaysia Tour
KUALA LUMPUR: Japanese cyclist Taiji Nishitani on Thursday won the fourth stage of the Tour de Langkawi while German Tobias Erler retained t ... more
Blumenherst leads at Royal Pines
GOLD COAST, Australia: American Amanda Blumenherst compiled a flawless six-under par 66 to lead after the opening round of the Australian La ... more
FIA rejects Serbian advances for GP inclusion
PARIS: Formula One governing body the International Automobile Federation (FIA) on Wednesday rejected an application by Serbian team Stefan ... more
Lada move into Formula One
LONDON: Russian carmaker Lada’s branding will appear on Renault Formula One cars this season under an agreement announced on Thursday.

T ... more
Bopara arrives in India for IPL
CHANDIGARH: Three days after he expressed reservations about flying to India due to security concerns, the England batsman Ravi Bopara arriv ... more
Injury likely to keep Oram out of IPL
CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram is likely to miss the forthcoming Indian Premier League-3 tournament as a knee injury, pick ... more
Record win for Aussies as India, Pakistan stumble
NEW DELHI: Favourites Australia thrashed South Africa 12-0 on Thursday to record the biggest win in World Cup history as former field hockey ... more
Pak, H Kong’s Davis Cup matches from today
HONG KONG: The matches of Pakistan and Hong Kong in Davis Cup are going to begin from today, Geo news reported.

The matches of two co ... more
England sink hapless Pakistan
NEW DELHI: Favourites Australia thrashed South Africa 12-0 on Thursday to record the biggest win in World Cup history as former field hockey ... more
Only a miracle can save our Cup campaign now: Islah
KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Islahuddin Siddiqui on Thursday questioned national hockey management’s claims that their team has achieved ... more
‘We don’t have a winning combination’
KARACHI: Former hockey legend Samiullah on Thursday said that the Pakistan team has played according to their capabilities and expecting the ... more
Waqar eyes improvement in Test cricket
KARACHI: When Waqar Younis will begin his stint as Pakistan’s new coach later this month, his first assignment will be to help his team get ... more
Ponting wants more from his batsmen
AUCKLAND: Ricky Ponting has called on Australia’s batsmen to lift their game ahead of Saturday’s (tomorrow) second ODI against New Zealand i ... more
NZ media rap Howard’s nomination
AUCKLAND: New Zealand media have cried foul over Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket’s joint nomination of former Prime Minister John ... more
IPL sets down time-out ruling
MUMBAI: The Indian Premier League (IPL) management has laid down the guidelines for when teams can use their two-and-a-half minute strategic ... more
Bangladesh search for elusive victory
CHITTAGONG: Until Eoin Morgan produced a display of brilliant hitting Bangladesh sensed their chance to notch a maiden victory against Engla ... more
Shakib happy with Cup build-up
DHAKA: Bangladesh’s captain, Shakib Al Hasan, believes his team is gelling well in the build-up to the 2011 World Cup in exactly 12 months’ ... more
‘Gavaskar the greatest, not Sachin’
NEW DELHI: Is Sachin Tendulkar the greatest batsman of all time? Quite a few experts seem to think so, but the legendary West Indies all-rou ... more
‘BCCI responsible for lack of spinners’
NEW DELHI: Former Test cricketer Maninder Singh held the BCCI responsible for the lack of quality spin bowlers in the country.

“BCCI lack ... more
Sidebottom ruled out of BD tour
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh: England seamer Ryan Sidebottom has been ruled out of the Test series against Bangladesh because of a thigh injury, c ... more
Lions oust Tigers to enter T20 semis
KARACHI: Lahore Lions blasted their way into the semifinals when they recorded a two-run win over Multan Tigers in their last Group A league ... more
Probe panel suggests heavy penalty for Akmal, Afridi
LAHORE: A Pakistan Cricket Board inquiry committee has recommended hefty fines on senior national team players Kamran Akmal and Shahid Afrid ... more
Aamir’s kid brother to represent Pakistan
KARACHI: Haroon Khan, younger brother of light welterweight world champion Aamir Khan, will play for Pakistan, a top official of the Pakista ... more
Spain, England and Argentina lifted by wins
MADRID: World Cup title hopefuls Spain, England and Argentina seized morale-boosting victories in warm-up matches on Wednesday.

European ... more

Baseball Express
We can go all the way, says Maradona
MUNICH, Germany: Argentina’s larger-than-life coach Diego Maradona thinks that

his players can win the World Cup if they show the form t ... more
Capello puts Crouch in frame
LONDON: Fabio Capello has never given the impression that he regards Peter Crouch as anything more than an impact substitute but the Italian ... more
Tiger’s caddy ‘mad’ at his boss over scandal
WELLINGTON: Tiger Woods’ caddy is mad at his golfing superstar boss over a string of adulterous affairs and said he would have blown the whi ... more
Nicklaus expects Woods to be back
MIAMI: Jack Nicklaus said he would not be surprised if Tiger Woods ended his seclusion and decided to play the US Masters at Augusta Nationa ... more
Germans, Dutch should have it easy
NEW DELHI: On current form, defending champions Germany and group leaders The Netherlands should find Argentina and Canada easy in their run ... more
Sajjad makes pre-quarters of National Snooker
KARACHI: Top seed Mohammad Sajjad and fourth seed Khurram Agha advanced to the pre-quarter-finals in spite of crashing to defeats on the th ... more
Jannisar shines as Panthers thrash Bears
KARACHI: Jannisar Khan hit unbeaten half century and then made hat-trick to propel Peshawar Panthers to their consolation 30-run win over Qu ... more
Spain gunning for Davis Cup hat-trick
PARIS: Spain open their campaign to clinch the first hat-trick of Davis Cup wins since the United States in 1972 with a home tie against Swi ... more
Tomic Australia’s youngest Davis Cup player since 1933
MELBOURNE: Bernard Tomic became Australia’s youngest Davis Cup player in 77 years when he was named Thursday to lead off the Asia Oceania Gr ... more
‘Banter’ to continue, says McCullum
SYDNEY: Brendon McCullum, the New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman, has said the heated exchanges between players, like the one between Mitchell ... more

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