Monday, March 29, 2010

Sports News (29.03.2010)


Shoaib Malik, Sania Mirza to get hitched
LAHORE: Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and Indian tennis star Sania Mirza are going to tie the knot in April.

As per reports, the two sports stars have been in an affair for the last six months which had led to Sania’s earlier engagement to break.

Sources said that the mother of Shoaib Malik went to Indian city of Hyderabad Deccan where she met with the family of Sania Mirza and finalized Shoaib and Sania’s marriage.

This may be recalled that earlier engagements of both Malik and Mirza had come to an end.

Malik was engaged with Ayesha Siddiqui also from Hyderabad Deccan on June 3, 2002 while Sania on the other side was engaged with Sohrab Khan which she ended recently.

The wedding ceremony of Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza will take place in April while the valima reception will be hosted by Malik on April 16 or 17 in Lahore.


Yousuf announces retirement from international cricket
KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain and world record holder batsman Mohammad Yousuf on Monday announced he was to quit international cricket in ... more
Yousuf retirement saddens Waqar
LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Team coach Waqar Younis said Muhammed Yousuf could play cricket for about two years more, Geo News reported Monday. ... more
Molitor reclaims crown
RAMA, Canada: Canada’s Steve Molitor recaptured the International Boxing Federation super bantamweight title on Saturday with a unanimous 12 ... more

Khedira could miss World Cup
BERLIN: Stuttgart’s Germany midfielder Sami Khedira could miss June’s World Cup finals in South Africa after damaging knee ligaments during ... more
Guzman beats Funeka
LAS VEGAS, Nevada: Joan Guzman earned a 12-round split decision over South African Ali Funeka on Saturday, but didn’t claim the vacant Inter ... more
Rooney on way back for United
BOLTON, England: Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand will both be fit for Manchester United’s Champions League quarter-final first leg at Bayern ... more
Marseille end long wait with League Cup win
PARIS: Olympique Marseille ended a 17-year wait for a trophy by beating Girondins Bordeaux 3-1 in the French League Cup final on Saturday. < ... more

Injured Iniesta to miss Arsenal match
MADRID: Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta will miss Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg at Arsenal and is a doubt for the ... more
Burnley closer to relegation
BURNLEY, England: Blackburn pushed bitter rivals Burnley closer to relegation from the Premier League as David Dunn’s controversial penalty ... more
Vettori chasing Kapil Dev’s record
HAMILTON: New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori has said that he aims to play Test cricket for another four years to reach 400 wickets and 4000 ... more
‘Kiwis need periodic breaks’
HAMILTON: Justin Vaughan, New Zealand cricket’s chief executive, has acknowledged the rigours of a hectic schedule for the national team and ... more
Hoy finally beaten, Meyer claims gold
COPENHAGEN: Australian Cameron Meyer stole the show at the world track cycling championships on Saturday after claiming his third gold in al ... more

Seo moves up in LPGA
CARLSBAD, California: South Korea’s Hee Kyung Seo fired a three-under 69 on Saturday to stretch her lead to five shots after three rounds of ... more
Dejected Yousuf opts to retire: announcement today
KARACHI: Pakistan's world record holder batsman Mohammad Yousuf Saturday said he had decided to retire next week in protest over an indefini ... more
Taylor’s century fails to keep Australia at bay
HAMILTON: New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor’s century failed to provide any momentum for the home team, as Australia took a two run lead with ... more
Yousuf should not retire, says Afridi
KARACHI: Shahid Afridi, Pakistan’s captain for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20, has called on Mohammad Yousuf to reconsider his decision to ... more
‘Tendulkar’s T20 absence great for India rivals’
KARACHI: Sachin Tendulkar’s refusal to return to Twenty20 cricket for next month’s World Cup is a relief to India’s rivals, Pakistan skipper ... more
Hauritz endures horror over to make history
HAMILTON: Off-spinner Nathan Hauritz has claimed an unwanted slice of Australian Test-cricket history, conceding a record-equalling 25 runs ... more

Indian sports minister critical of BCCI, IPL
NEW DELHI: India’s Sports Minister MS Gill has accused the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) of having a conflict of interest as ... more
‘We want the Ashes Tests back on free TV’
LONDON: Andrew Strauss has admitted that most of the England players would prefer Test cricket to be stripped from Sky and returned to terre ... more
To nail Cook down would be wrong, says Strauss
LONDON: England skipper Andrew Strauss has dismissed claims that stand-in captain Alastair Cook has been rubber-stamped as his successor.
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PTV in control as HEC thrash ETPB
KARACHI: Higher Education Commission (HEC) thrashed Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) by an innings and 80 runs in their Group D last roun ... more

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Schumacher’s Aussie hopes dashed early
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Hamilton hits out at team, Webber
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United stay top as Chelsea put seven past Villa
LONDON: Champions Manchester United restored their one-point lead at the top of the English Premier League with a 4-0 win at Bolton on Satur ... more
Lampard ready for Man U showdown
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Ibra helps Barca regain La Liga lead
MADRID: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his third goal in a week, and 15th of the season, as Barcelona won 1-0 at Real Mallorca on Saturday to nud ... more
Juve overcome attack to keep CL hopes alive
ROME: Juventus brushed off an attack on their team bus by their own fans to beat Atalanta 2-1 at Turin’s Stadio Olimpico on Sunday and keep ... more
Toni strike helps Roma sink leaders Inter
ROME: A Luca Toni goal gave AS Roma a thrilling 2-1 home win over Inter Milan on Saturday that took them within a point of the Serie A leade ... more
Eernie leads at Arnold Palmer
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Albely confirms its class at KRC
KARACHI: Albely made its presence felt at the Karachi races on Sunday.

It showed its class by holding on to its slim lead in the face of ... more
PWF plans to send squad to Asian Championship
KARACHI: Pakistan Weightlifting Federation (PWF) plans to send seven or eight weightlifters to Jordon in July to feature in the Asian Weight ... more
Federer opens with comfortable win as Murray crashes
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Swiss can’t imagine French Open shifting
MIAMI: Reigning French Open champion Roger Federer says that in spite of serious concerns over lack of space, he can’t imagine the clay cour ... more
Sania and Sadia in World T20 squad
LAHORE: Sania Khan and Sadia Yousuf have been recalled to the Pakistan Women’s squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in the West Indies in April- ... more


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