Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sports News (25.04.2010)


Shoaib, Sania leave Lahore for Valima in Sialkot
LAHORE: Cricketer Shoaib Malik and his bride Sania Mirza left for Sialkot to host their valima reception ceremony there, Geo News reported Sunday.

According to police sources, Shoaib Malik and his wife Sania Mirza appeared from VIP Gate of a hotel at Mall Road followed by their relatives.

According to police sources, there was only one police squad vehicle for the security of the couple.

The sources told that Shoaib, Sania and their families shied away from media glare without taking any protocol.

Sania’s family visits historic places of Lahore
LAHORE: Father, mother, sister and other relatives of Sania Mirza went to the Data Darbar to pray and lay flowers at the mazar.

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Lahore chefs to prepare dishes at Sialkot reception
SIALKOT: The guests will be served with a large variety of cuisines at the reception to celebrate the wedding of Sania Mirza and Shoaib Mali ... more
Wapda dominance continues in women cycling
LAHORE: Wapda maintained its dominance also on second day in the eighth National Women Cycling Championship here on Sunday.

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South Africa to host 2nd Champions League in September
JOHANNESBURG: The second Cricket Champions League will be played in South Africa this September. The teams will be announced later.

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Dementieva, Oudin split wins in US-Russia semi
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama: Elena Dementieva downed Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday to lift Russia into a 1-1 deadlock with host United ... more
Zimbabwe set sights on return to Test arena
JOHANNESBURG: Zimbabwe's participation in the World Twenty20 will provide an opportunity for the country's players to showcase an improving ... more
Injured Tamim hopeful of boosting Bangladesh
DHAKA: Bangladesh's flamboyant opener Tamim Iqbal is expecting to play a major role at the World Twenty20, despite uncertainty surrounding a ... more
Shoaib’s house in Sialkot scanned
SIALKOT: Prior to arrival of Shoaib Malik and his bride Sania Mirza, Shoaib’s house here was thoroughly scanned by security officials.
Jamaican backs Argentina for World Cup
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Triple Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt revealed on Friday that he will be supporting Argentina at the forthco ... more
Moore calls for new Aussie blood at Asian Cup
SYDNEY: Australia should use next year's Asian Cup in Qatar to start building its next generation of footballers, World Cup defender Craig M ... more
Judo refrees to attend JUA
KARACHI: National judo referees Muhammad Younis and Syed Qamar Shakeel will attend the seminar of the Judo Union of Asia (JUA), JUA B and IJ ... more
Hyderabad to play Karachi in final
KARACHI: Hyderabad Fort set date with Karachi Dolphins in the final when they defeated Jacobabad Victoria by 107 runs in the second semifina ... more
U-14 Badminton tourney inaugurated
KARACHI: The Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Inter-Provincial Under-14 Boys Badminton Championship 2010 was inaugurated here at the Sindh Sports ... more
Race of Champions leaves China for Germany
LONDON: This year’s Race of Champions will be held in the German city of Duesseldorf after being staged in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium in ... more
I felt at start of year I wanted a new life: Ochoa
MEXICO CITY: A tearful Lorena Ochoa said a lack of motivation for golf and a desire to spend more time with her family had prompted her surp ... more
BCCI top brass skip awards night
MUMBAI: The IPL Awards Night was held at a Mumbai hotel on Friday evening with several senior BCCI officials missing, in another sign of the ... more
Super Dan back on top as China’s number one
BEIJING: World and Olympic champion Lin Dan’s triumph at the Asian championships last week has propelled him back to his familiar role as Ch ... more
Topalov takes lead against world chess champ Anand
SOFIA: Bulgarian challenger Veselin Topalov took a 1-0 lead Saturday against defending champion Viswanathan Anand of India on the first day ... more
Court in top shape for Australia-Japan Davis Cup tie
SYDNEY: The purpose-built clay court for the Australia-Japan Davis Cup tie in Brisbane will be in top condition for next month's clash, cons ... more
Champions Pakistan fly to Caribbean for WT20
KARACHI: Hopes are high but apprehensions abound as Pakistan flew out of Lahore on Saturday morning for the Caribbean where they will begin ... more
Twenty20 vision comes into focus
LONDON: Twenty20 may have spawned movie star-backed franchises and a frantic dash for cash, but the world championship is a reminder of how ... more
Bangladesh target Pakistan scalp
DHAKA: Bangladesh’s captain and coach, Shakib Al Hasan and Jamie Siddons, are targeting a victory against Pakistan in their opening game of ... more

‘I won’t quit, let them remove me’
MUMBAI: Top Indian cricket board (BCCI) officials spent Saturday in a series of meetings at their Mumbai headquarters deliberating over the ... more
Bears keep final dreams alive with crucial victory
KARACHI: Rameez Alam hit 72 to help Balochistan Bears record their second victory when they overpowered Federal Areas Leopards by 24 runs in ... more
Crocked Kiwis maintain self belief
WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s cricket selectors were forced to trawl the roster of walking wounded to pull together their most competitive avail ... more
Nani stars as United return to summit
MANCHESTER: An exquisite finish by Nani helped send Manchester United back to the top of the English Premier League table after a 3-1 win ov ... more
Hewitt to lead Australia against Japan
SYDNEY: Two-time Grand Slam champion Lleyton Hewitt has confirmed he will play for Australia in their Davis Cup clash against Japan next mon ... more
Team now focusing on World T20, says Yawar
KARACHI: Pakistan cricket team manager Yawar Saeed said that the team is looking forward to successfully defend World Twenty20 Championship ... more
Usain Bolt rules out 400 metres, for now
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Sprint sensation Usain Bolt on Friday ruled out running the 400 metres for the foreseeable future, as he prepare ... more
Liverpool warn Man City off Torres bid
LONDON: Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez insists Fernando Torres is happy at the English Premier League club after Manchester City were link ... more
KRL oust KESC to top group C
KARACHI: Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) topped Group C when they scored a narrow 1-0 win over KESC in their last league match of the 20th ... more
Hanif looks to unleash young blood in Malaysia
KARACHI: Pakistan Hockey team chief selector Hanif Khan said that though there are many senior players in the preliminary squad, it was not ... more
Magic River set for glory at KRC today
KARACHI: Eight races will be down for decision at the Karachi race track on Sunday (today), with Magic River to open the proceedings at 1300 ... more
Verdasco to meet Soderling in final
BARCELONA: Fernando Verdasco battled back from a set down to book his place in the final of the Barcelona Open with a 6-7(3) 7-5 6-1 victory ... more
Aussies lead against Ukraine
KHARKIV: Australia’s Samantha Stosur gave her team a commanding 2-0 lead in their Fed Cup World Group play-off match with hosts Ukraine beat ... more


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