Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sports News (17.04.2010)


Shoaib Malik’s family reaching home today
LAHORE: The family members of Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik are reaching home this evening while Shoaib may return up to April 21 after getting back his passport on Monday.

Shoaib’s family members, after participating in his wedding with Indian tennis star Sania Mirza in Hyderabad Deccan, have reached Delhi this morning and from here they will arrive in Lahore at 6-00 pm today.

Shoaib’s brother-in-law Imran Zafar Malik told Indian media before departure that Shoaib’s passport is expected to be received on Monday after which he can come to Pakistan up to April 21.

The date of valima reception will be announced today or tomorrow.

The ceremony will be held in Punjabi style which is expected to be attended also by people from India.


National Afridi win in football league
KARACHI: National Afridi overwhelmed Young Greens by 9-4 in their match of the 360 Club League Football held here at the Korangi Baloch Foo ... more
Karachi to meet Lahore in National Seniors final
KARACHI: Karachi Reds on Friday left for Islamabad to contest in the Final of the 12th National Seniors Cup against Lahore Whites on Sunday ... more
‘Leonardo will stay at Milan’
ROME: AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani said he was confident Leonardo would stay on as coach next season.

“He has a two-yea ... more

Aamir, maria clinch COAS squash titles
ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistani squash players Aamir Atlas Khan and Maria Toor Pakay won the men’s and women’s title respectively in COAS Squash Ch ... more
Asif stuns Sajjad in Snooker C'ship
KARACHI: Mohammad Asif, a former national champion, shocked Pakistan’s top ranked cueist and the reigning national champion, Mohammad Sajjad ... more
‘Cesc will not join Barcelona’
LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted Cesc Fabregas will not be sold to Barcelona and confirmed that no secret meetings have taken ... more
Cycling velodrome to be built in city
KARACHI: The sports department of the Government of Sindh, with the collaboration of the federal government, has planned to build a cycling ... more

Liverpool up for sale: US owners
LIVERPOOL, England: Liverpool’s American co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett said British Airways chief Martin Broughton had been appoint ... more
Barcelona face tricky derby test
MADRID: Barcelona are strong favourites to win this season’s league title but coach Pep Guardiola warned that Saturday’s (today’s) derby gam ... more
India to tour Zimbabwe in May-June
NEW DELHI: India will tour Zimbabwe in May-June for a triangular one-day series with Sri Lanka as the third team, the BCCI said on Friday. < ... more
Canada pull out as Under-19 World Cup hosts
TORONTO: Canada have pulled out of hosting the 2012 Under-19 World Cup after admitting they wouldn’t be able to supply the required number o ... more

Bos wins again to retain Castilla y Leon lead
MADRID: Former track cycling sprint king Theo Bos of the Netherlands dominated a bunch sprint for the second successive day to win his secon ... more
EU directive could stump cricket
LONDON: Cricket could be facing a world shortage of bats as a result of a European Union directive, according to a report in England on Frid ... more
Korea’s Kim heads powerful chasing pack in China
SUZHOU, China: South Korean young gun Kim Do-Hoon shot a three-under-par 69 Friday to lead by one stroke at the halfway stage of the Volvo C ... more
Azlan Shah Cup: probables for camp to announced today
KARACHI: The probables for the training camp before Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament next month, are expected to be announced today, Geo News re ... more
Nadal, Djokovic on the cusp of second Monte Carlo showdown
MONTE CARLO: Rafael Nadal survived a minor rain break before resuming his storied clay-court dominance with a 6-4, 6-2 quarter-final defeat ... more
Jankovic upset at Charleston WTA tennis
CHARLESTON: Top seed Caroline Wozniacki advanced in straight sets and second seed Jelena Jankovic was upset in the quarter-finals of the WTA ... more
Nadal ignores weather to roll into semi-finals
MONTE CARLO: Rafael Nadal survived a brief rain break before resuming his storied clay-court dominance with a 6-4, 6-2 quarter-final defeat ... more
Maradona hints at Munich line-up for WC opener
BUENOS AIRES: Diego Maradona said on Friday that Argentina's line-up in their World Cup opener against Nigeria could be identical to the one ... more
Time for action!
KARACHI: Haroon Lorgat’s visit of Pakistan this week was just a baby step in the right direction — nothing more, nothing less.

Some may h ... more
Surrey in shock Lara bid: report
LONDON: English county Surrey are reportedly trying to tempt West Indies great Brian Lara out of retirement in a bid to have the legendary b ... more
Lorgat cocks a snook at India
MUMBAI: International Cricket Council CEO Haroon Lorgat has made it clear that India has to fulfil its obligation of playing a bilateral ser ... more
Nothing to hide, says Modi
MUMBAI: The IPL’s third season continues to be dominated by events off the field, with income-tax officials conducting an eight-hour operati ... more
Ball-tampering on in IPL: Wasim
MUMBAI: Wasim Akram, the former Pakistan fast bowler and current bowling coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, has said players in the IPL hav ... more

Hamilton fastest in Chinese GP practice
SHANGHAI: McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton claimed his car was back to its 2008 championship-winning best after leading Friday’s practice at th ... more
Ecclestone confirms record 20 races for 2011
SHANGHAI: Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone on Friday confirmed there will be a record 20 Grand Prix races in the world championship nex ... more
Buemi unfazed after crash
SHANGHAI: Swiss racing driver Sebastien Buemi survived a 300 kilometres-per-hour crash in Friday’s practice for the Chinese Grand Prix — but ... more
‘Essex’s Olympic plan makes sense’
LONDON: Former Essex and England captain Graham Gooch has backed the county cricket club’s plan to share London’s Olympic Stadium with West ... more
Real Madrid win to keep title chase alive
MADRID: Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafael Van der Vaart allowed Real Madrid to come back from a goal down to win 2-1 in Almeria, keepi ... more
Lyon fixture switch angers Bayern
MUNICH, Germany: Bayern Munich are crying foul after Lyon were given permission to hold over a domestic league match scheduled to be played ... more
Karachi all set to have football house
KARACHI: If fate did not tilt the wrong way, Karachi, the best football nursery of the country, will be proud of having a grand, well-facili ... more
Rooney could be fit for derby: Ferguson
MANCHESTER: Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that Wayne Rooney could return to action against Manchester City on Saturday (today).

The Manches ... more

Mancini ready for City’s defining run-in
Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admits his side’s push to land a Champions League place over the last five games of the season is th ... more
Double-chasing Chelsea players salute Ancelotti
LONDON: Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has praised manager Carlo Ancelotti for putting the team on course for its first ever league and cup dou ... more
Junaid named Pakistan’s new hockey coach
KARACHI: Khawaja Junaid on Friday received the news that he has been appointed as Pakistan’s hockey coach for next month’s Sultan Azlan Shah ... more
Rizwan scores hat-trick as Army trample KESC
KARACHI: Mohammad Rizwan knocked a brilliant hat-trick and played a pivotal role in Army’s impressive 8-0 win over KESC in the 57th National ... more
Bernabeau to have home-like feeling for Barca: Perez
MADRID: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has declared that “if Barcelona reach the Champions League final, we will do everything possi ... more
Wozniacki, Jankovic reach quarters
CHARLESTON, South Carolina: Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki and second-seeded Jelena Jankovic booked quarter-final berths on Thursday at the W ... more
Nadal, Djokovic closer to Monte Carlo showdown
MONTE CARLO: Rafael Nadal survived a brief rain break before resuming his storied clay-court dominance with a 6-4, 6-2 quarter-final defeat ... more
Waqar report contributed in PCB action
LAHORE: A Waqar Younis report, critical of the players’ behaviour during the Australia tour, had played a major role in PCB’s strong discipl ... more

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