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Sports News (07.03.2010)


Pakistan’s embarrassing defeat against South Africa
NEW DELHI: Pakistan were beaten by South Africa 3-4 in their in group B match of the FIH Hockey World Cup here on Saturday.

This was South Africa’s fist victory over Pakistan in the history of international hockey.

South Africa were leading 4-1 in the first half after Pakistan made the first goal of the match in the seventh minute.

Later in the second half Pakistan scored two more goals to reduce the margin in the last seven minutes but could not avoid the defeat which was their third in their four matches in the tournament.

Julian Hykes was declared the man-of-the-match.

France, Czechs, Croatia through in Davis Cup
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Tour de Pakistan 6th leg begins from Multan
MULTAN: The sixth phase of 15th Tour de Pakistan kicked off Sunday from Multan to Bahawalpur, Geo News reported Sunday.

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Greenshirts stumble again
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Pakistan take 2-1 lead against Hong Kong
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It’s Pakistan hockey’s darkest day, says Islah
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Waqar lands lucrative contract
ISLAMABAD: PCB chairman Ijaz Butt said on Saturday that Waqar Younis has been given a contract until December 2011 and will be paid a monthl ... more
Hafeez inspires Wolves to T20 final
KARACHI: Muhammad Hafeez smashed a magnificent century to help Faisalabad Wolves defeat Lahore Lions by 45 runs in the first semifinal of th ... more
Ali Hai wins Bangladesh title
KARACHI: Karachi’s Mohammad Ali Hai on Saturday won the Bangladesh National Amateur Golf Championship in Chittagong in thrilling fashion.

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Australia survive Vettori scare to level series
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Shoaib still confident of playing for Pakistan again
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Rana Naved denies ball-tampering charges
KARACHI: Pakistan all-rounder Rana Naved has hit back at the Karachi City Cricket Association for accusing him of ball-tampering during the ... more
Ashraful confident of fulfilling promise
CHITTAGONG: After an ODI series that was perhaps closer than the 3-0 scoreline suggests, the general consensus is that Bangladesh cricket is ... more
Khalid Latif guides Dolphins into last-four
KARACHI: Khalid Latif slammed an unbeaten half century and skipper Muhammad Sami bowled well to put Karachi Dolphins in the semifinals when ... more
Lahore-Karachi divide hurting cricket: Zahid
ISLAMABAD: A regional divide is hurting Pakistan cricket badly, former fast bowler Mohammad Zahid has said.

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I am no Ronaldo: Valencia
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FIFA rejects video, goal line technology
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Essien not rushing return
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KRL thrash Balochistan to clinch bronze
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Sajjad, Javed make snooker semifinals
KARACHI: Unseeded Mohammed Javed knocked over fourth seed Khurram Agha in the quarter-finals of the NJI 35th National Snooker Championship 2 ... more
Paes and Bhupati keep India in the race
MOSCOW: Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati kept India’s hopes of advancing into the Davis Cup World Group second round alive on Saturday, beati ... more
Kashif bowls AKUMC to victory

KARACHI: Kashif Samad bowled lethally and helped Aga Khan University Medical College (AKUMC) record a f ... more


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