Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sports News(12.05.2010)


Pak cricket lovers see T20 Cup home again
KARACHI: Cricket lovers across the country have expressed confidence that Pakistan team will win the T20 World Cup.

According to a survey,56 percent Pakistanis showed confidence that Pakistan will lift the cup,26 percent are least optimistic whereas 11 percent think team will not capable enough for wining the title.

Forty-five percent Pakistanis termed Pakistan as favorite for the victory in the final, 20 percent backed Australia whereas only seven and five percent favoured India and South Africa respectively.

Ahmed, Ali shine in cricket tourney
KARACHI: Ahmed Iqbal and Ali Asad, both of whom hit sparkling unbeaten centuries, added mammoth 278 for their unbroken third wicket stand to ... more
No room for Ruud in Dutch squad
ROTTERDAM: The Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk omitted Hamburg SV striker Ruud van Nistelrooy from his provisional 30-man squad for the W ... more
Ronaldinho left out of Brazil squad
RIO DE JANEIRO: Former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho and striker Adriano were left out of the Brazil World Cup squad named by coach Du ... more
Torres, Fabregas recovering well: Doctors
MADRID: Doctors say Spanish stars Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas are both recovering well from their injuries.

Torres has missed the ... more

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Uncapped Valdes enters World Cup equation
MADRID: Barcelona’s uncapped keeper Victor Valdes and winger Pedro Rodriguez were in a list of 30 players announced on Monday from whom coac ... more
Australia humble Windies as hosts bow out
GROS ISLET, Saint Lucia: Australia knocked hosts the West Indies out of the World Twenty20 and kept alive the possibility of an Anglo-Austra ... more
PCB allows Malik to play for Lancashire
ISLAMABAD: Shoaib Malik received permission from the Pakistan Cricket Board on Tuesday to represent Lancashire in next month’s English Twent ... more
Smith tips Australia as South Africa ponder changes
GROS ISLET, St Lucia: South Africa captain Graeme Smith said Australia were the favourites for the World Twenty20 title after his own side c ... more
‘Proteas went missing in action’
DURBAN: South Africa went missing inaction at the World Twenty20 Cup in the Caribbean, according to former selector Craig Matthews.

“I do ... more
Sohail out of contention for England tour in July
ISLAMABAD: Sohail Tanvir will not be considered for selection for the forthcoming England tour as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) medical c ... more
‘England ready for anyone’
GROS ISLET, St Lucia: England may well have avoided Australia in the semifinals of the World Twenty20 but captain Paul Collingwood is unconc ... more

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PCB still searching for foreign consultant
LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has not given up plans to hire a foreign consultant to assist the team on their forthcoming tour of Engla ... more
Vettori left rueing lack of runs again
GROS ISLET, St Lucia: It was a familiar but unwanted feeling for Daniel Vettori as his New Zealand side exited the World Twenty20 on the bac ... more
Morgan excels as New Zealand exit
GROS ISLET, St Lucia: England proved there was more to their batting than Kevin Pietersen as they knocked New Zealand out of the World Twent ... more
India’s Nehwal eyes Commonwealth gold
KUALA LUMPUR: Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has set her sights on Commonwealth gold on home turf, capitalising on the absence of Asia’s power ... more
China Open waits another year for roof over its head
BEIJING: Organisers of the China Open will hope the rain stays away from this year’s edition of the $6.6 million tournament as Beijing’s new ... more
LPGA player Blasberg dies; police investigating
LAS VEGAS, Nevada: LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg died on Sunday in a Las Vegas suburb according to police and her agent.

Henderson police sp ... more

WI fined for slow over-rate against India
GROS ISLET, St Lucia: The West Indies have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 14-run victory over India in their last ... more
Pietersen hopes for swift return after son’s birth
LONDON: England cricketer Kevin Pietersen hopes to make a hasty return to the West Indies for the World Twenty20 after heading back to Brita ... more
India women into World T20 semis
GROS ISLET, St Lucia: India have won through to the semifinals of the women’s World Twenty20 and will face Australia in the last four at the ... more
Modi gets hearing extention
MUMBAI: India’s cricket board has given suspended Indian Premier League boss Lalit Modi more time to reply to allegations of corruption agai ... more
Bond advises rest and rotation for quicks
GROS ISLET, St Lucia: New Zealand quick bowler Shane Bond has said there is a danger of losing more fast bowlers from Test cricket unless bo ... more
ICC inquiry finds nothing against SCA
NEW DELHI: The ICC has published its report on the investigations into the incidents that marred the finish of the World Cricket Division Le ... more
China power into quarters
KUALA LUMPUR: Favourites China were in cruise-control as they made the Thomas and Uber Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday while Malaysia looked l ... more

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Bolt, Bekele named for Diamond League meet
ZURICH: Zurich’s “Weltklasse” IAAF Diamond League athletics meet has attracted a star-studded line-up including sprint king Usain Bolt and l ... more
Carragher comes out of England retirement
WEMBLEY, England: England coach Fabio Capello has persuaded defender Jamie Carragher to come out of international retirement for the World C ... more
Lippi’s defending champions take shape
ROME: Italian national team selector Marcello Lippi on Tuesday presented a preliminary roster of 30 footballers for the 2010 World Cup that ... more
‘Ninety percent of tickets sold’
JOHANNESBURG: FIFA has sold 90 percent of the nearly three million tickets available for the World Cup, which starts in South Africa in 30 d ... more
Stosur’s golden run continues in Madrid
MADRID: Samantha Stosur maintained her fine run on clay by dispatching the Rome champion, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, at the Madrid Open on ... more
Anti-Tobacco Day tennis event from May 16
KARACHI: Some of the country’s top players will be seen in action in the 13th Anti-Tobacco Day Tennis Tournament which gets underway here at ... more
Neck injury puts Woods in limbo as coach quits
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Tiger Woods said on Monday the neck injury hindering his game had put his upcoming schedule in limbo, then learn ... more
PCB to take action against Afridi?
LAHORE: Taking notice of Shahid Afridi’s comments of declaring the selection committee as responsible for the team’s defeat in World Twenty ... more
Australia, Sri Lanka reach semi-finals
GROS ISLET, Saint Lucia: Australia and Sri Lanka both qualified for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 after Australia beat the West Indi ... more
Aussies bowl Windies out for 105
GROS ISLET, Saint Lucia: West Indies were on the verge of being eliminated from the World Twenty20 after they were bowled out for just 105 b ... more
West Indies win toss, bat against Australia
GROS ISLET, Saint Lucia: West Indies captain Chris Gayle won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in a World Twenty20 Super Eights ... more
Sri Lanka eliminate India from World T20
GROS ISLET, Saint Lucia: Sri Lanka beat India by five wickets in a World Twenty20 Super Eights match here on Tuesday, a defeat that knocked ... more
Sri Lanka beat India by five wickets
GROS ISLET: Sri Lanka beat India by five wickets in a World Twenty20 Super Eights match here on Tuesday, a defeat that knocked India out of ... more

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