Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sports News (13.03.2010)


WAPDA’s Zahid wins Tour de Pakistan
KARACHI: Zahid Gulfam of WAPDA won the Tour de Pakistan cycle race while the final stage of the race was won by Asad Mahmood of Pakistan Army here on Saturday.

The participants of the final stage traveled from Hyderabad to Karachi.

Asad achieved success with a big margin as he crossed the distance in four hours, 31 minutes and seven seconds.

He was followed by Abdul Wahab of Sindh and Saleem of Balochistan.

WAPDA’s Zahid Gulfam won the overall top position in the race, covering the distance of 1,650 km in 46 hours, 13 minutes and nine seconds.

Nisar Ahmed of Sui Southern Gas Company came second with 46 hours, 14 minutes and 19 seconds while Afghanistan’s Hashmatullah obtained third position.

Zahid winning the race is entitled to receive a cash prize of $2,500.

The prize distribution ceremony will be held this evening here at the Asghar Ali Shah Stadium.

Damages for Rs55 million claimed against PCB
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England declares at 599-6 against BD
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Transfer window opens from 16th
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The chairman of the District ... more
Italy’s Sergas halfway leader of Australian Open
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‘WT20 ticket sales booming’
CASTRIES, St Lucia: World Twenty20 Championship organisers have reported a strong global response to ticket sales for the event.

Wit ... more
Sehwag signs English T20 deal
LONDON: Explosive India opener Virender Sehwag has signed a deal to play English Twenty20 cricket this year with Northamptonshire.

T ... more
Paralympics open in Vancouver
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Windies edge battling Zimbabwe to clinch series
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England in control after Cook's career-best 173
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Federer targets record fourth title at Indian Wells
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Aussies, Germany WC hockey final today
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Germany o ... more
Pakistan name World T20 squad, but no word on captain
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Cook, Pietersen feast on Bangladesh attack
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Amat leads Spain to fifth place
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Germany one win away from hat-trick of titles
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Woods prepping for return, but when?
MIAMI: Speculation was mounting on Thursday that Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf within the next month, but just where and when ... more
Ex-greats plan move to remove Bajwa as secretary
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Kiwi coach wants batting improvement
WELLINGTON: The coach Mark Greatbatch has called on New Zealand’s batsmen to be more consistent and ruthless so they can challenge Australia ... more
Clarke and Bingle call off marriage plans
SYDNEY: Australia cricket vice captain Michael Clarke has ended his engagement to model Lara Bingle, ending nearly a week of speculation abo ... more
Contador takes control of Paris-Nice
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News broadcasters lift Indian League boycott
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Vlasic sails in high jump
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Asif wins tenth stage of TDP
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Paralympic head upbeat on Vancouver
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Brilliant Babar leads brave Navy recovery against UBL
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CGF satisfied with security
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Sullivan thought of retiring
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Major teams to take part in bridge event
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Rosberg tops second Bahrain practice
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Liverpool run into Hazard, Juve triumph
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Wenger rules out Real switch
LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he would reject any offer from Real Madrid to take charge at the Bernabeu.

Reports in Spain ... more
Man United seek to protect lead at Fulham
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Fish reaches second round at Indian Wells
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Ijaz Butt summons Afridi
KARACHI: Shahid Afridi has been summoned for a meeting in Lahore by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt triggering speculations ... more

Netherlands beat England to win World Cup bronze
NEW DELHI: The Netherlands gave veteran goalkeeper Guus Vogels a retirement present by winning the bronze medal in the men's field hockey World Cup with a 4-3 win over England on Saturday.MapMyFitness Membership: 300x250 Medium Rectangle 


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