Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sports News (16.03.2010)


National Games postponed
LAHORE: The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) has announced here today to postpone the 31st National Games, scheduled to be held in Peshawar from March 25 to 31.

The POA announced this at a press conference after the decision was taken at its meeting in Lahore on Tuesday.

The National Games have been postponed due to risky security environment in Peshawar and its surroundings.

The new dates of the National Games will be announced after the Asian Games.

Smith back in S.Africa's ODI squad for West Indies trip
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa have recalled captain Graeme Smith to their one-day squad for the tour of West Indies in May and June.

British PM sends best wishes to injured Beckham
LONDON: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has wished former England captain David Beckham a quick recovery from an injury which has ruled ... more
Jakhrani says Pakistan players shouldn't resign
ISLAMABAD: Federal minister for sports Ijaz Jakhrani has asked the president of the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) not to accept the resig ... more
Jankovic digs deep to advance, Clijsters falls
INDIAN WELLS, California: Eighth-seeded Jelena Jankovic and more than US Open champ Kim Clijsters could manage at the BNP Paribas Open on Mo ... more

Djokovic, Nadal move into fourth round
INDIAN WELLS, California: Second-seeded Novak Djokovic survived a scare, but it was smooth sailing for defending champion Rafael Nadal Monda ... more
Pakistan Davis Cup tie moved to NZ on security fears
WELLINGTON: Pakistan has lost home advantage to New Zealand for their Davis Cup tennis tie due to security fears in the troubled South Asian ... more
Swann spins England to win over gritty Bangladesh
CHITTAGONG: Graeme Swann completed a maiden 10-wicket match-haul as England ended Bangladesh's resistance with a 181-run victory in the open ... more
Hull sack manager Brown
LONDON: Phil Brown, the colourful manager who led Hull City to the top flight of English football for the first time, was relieved of his du ... more
Omer excels in team’s win
KARACHI: Omer Hayat gave an all-round performance and helped Aga Khan University and Medical College (AKUMC) record a formidable nine-wicket ... more
Security fears force Davis Cup out of Pakistan
WELLINGTON: The International Tennis Federation has moved Pakistan's next Davis Cup match to New Zealand due to security reasons.

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Djokovic squeaks through, Nadal coasts home
INDIAN WELLS: Second seed Novak Djokovic saved three match points before scraping past Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber while Rafa Nadal ease ... more
Menace of match-fixing rears its ugly head again
KARACHI: Senators probing into what one of them termed as the ‘Pakistan cricket mess’ have found disturbing evidence that match-fixing was o ... more
Olympians hope PM will help save Pakistan hockey
KARACHI: Pakistan’s World Cup debacle has created a clear-cut division among the ranks of former Olympians and internationals, who are now e ... more

PCB chief encouraging gamblers, says Sarfraz
KARACHI: Former Pakistan Test pacer Sarfraz Nawaz on Monday accused the country’s cricket chief of ‘encouraging’ betting, saying that his de ... more
Siddique, Rahim delay England victory
CHITTAGONG: Bangladesh were left with a stiff task to save the opening Test against England at the close of play on Monday, in spite of a fi ... more
PCB spurns manager’s claims
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) says the national team’s manager in recent series against Australia and New Zealand pushed for h ... more

Rana renews T20 contract with Tasmania
LAHORE: Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, the Pakistan fast bowler, has renewed his contract with Tasmania, whom he represented in the Twenty20 Big Bash ... more
POA moot to decide fate of National Games
KARACHI: An important meeting of the Pakistan Olympic Association’s (POA) Executive Committee is to be held in Lahore on Tuesday (today), to ... more
Five-star Nabeel puts UBL in control
KARACHI: Nabeel Khalid starred with the ball to help United Bank Limited bowl Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) out for 291 in their fi ... more

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Karachi Yellows enter pre-finals
KARACHI: Karachi Yellows cruised into the semifinals of 12th National Seniors Cup after tieing their match against Hyderabad Seniors played ... more
West Indies conquer crumbling Zimbabwe
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent: West Indies cantered to a four-wicket victory in the fifth and final One-day International on Sunday as Zimbabwe’s br ... more
Lagat leads US charge in Doha
DOHA: Bernard Lagat’s history-making victory in the men’s world 3000m on Sunday set the scene for the US team’s best indoor championship out ... more
Raza shines in bridge event
KARACHI: The duo of Raza Naqvi and Mazhar Ali Khan stole the limelight in the weekend pairs contest organised by the Karachi Bridge Associat ... more

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Ferrari all smile, but cautious after opening
MANAMA: Ferrari were singing and smiling again on Monday morning as they reflected on what a difference a year can make in the Formula One W ... more
Mixed reviews for Schumacher’s comeback
BERLIN: Michael Schumacher’s comeback performance earned him a name he won’t have seen often before in his native Germany: ‘Creeping Schumi’ ... more
Injury dashes Beckham’s World Cup dream
LONDON: England’s David Beckham is set to miss this summer’s World Cup finals after suffering a serious Achilles injury on Sunday.

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Higuain, Messi keep Real and Barcelona neck-and-neck
MADRID: Real Madrid and Barcelona continue to be neck-and-neck in their two-horse race towards the Spanish title, after handsome wins on Sun ... more

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Seedorf stunner helps Milan close gap on Inter
ROME: Clarence Seedorf scored in the 90th minute to give AC Milan a 1-0 victory over Chievo Verona on Sunday in a match that was overshadowe ... more
Mourinho back at Chelsea, Barca look to march on
HAMBURG: Jose Mourinho makes an emotional return to Stamford Bridge while Barcelona aim to stay on course towards back-to-back titles in the ... more

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Johnson rescues City
SUNDERLAND: Manchester City rescued a 1-1 draw at Sunderland as Adam Johnson came off the bench to score a stoppage-time equaliser against h ... more
Els wins at Doral for world title
DORAL, Florida: Ernie Els ended the longest drought of his career by winning the CA Championship at Doral on Sunday in a duel with South Afr ... more
Bajwa not responsible for World Cup debacle: Shahid
KARACHI: Former Olympian Shahid Ali Khan, who recently resigned as the coach of the Pakistan hockey team, said that Pakistan Hockey Federati ... more
Lee Chong wins title, Rasmussen stuns Wang
BIRMINGHAM: Lee Chong Wei, the man who has dominated the Super Series circuit without winning the most major titles, captured the All-Englan ... more
Federer struggles against Hanescu
INDIAN WELLS, California: World number one Roger Federer shrugged off a second-set lapse to reach the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on ... more

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Zheng battles past Sharapova to reach fourth round
INDIAN WELLS, California: China’s Zheng Jie battled past former champion Maria Sharapova 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 on Sunday to reach the fourth round o ... more
Roger rues ‘awkward’ moment between ex-greats
INDIAN WELLS, California: Last Friday’s verbal showdown between Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras has been described by world number one Roger F ... more
New Zealand postpone Zimbabwe tour
WELLINGTON: New Zealand has postponed its cricket tour to Zimbabwe scheduled for June, officials said on Monday. But New Zealand Cricket chi ... more

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