Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sports News (16.06.2010)


Bangladesh bat against India in Asia Cup
DAMBULLA: Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and elected to bat in the Asia Cup one-day international against India at the Rangiri stadium on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 16 runs in the opening match of the four-nation tournament on Tuesday.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Ashraful, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Naeem Islam, Syed Rasel, Shafiul Islam, Suhrawadi Shuvo.

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India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra.

Injury rules out Chile and Honduras stars
NELSPRUIT: Chile and Honduras squared off in a crucial World Cup Group H fixture at Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday without their star striker ... more
India bowl out Bangladesh for167 runs
DAMBULLA: India's batting star Virender Sehwag turned into a bowling hero as his team bowled out Bangladesh for 167 in the Asia Cup on Wedne ... more
Asia Cup: Bangladesh to face India today
DAMBULLA: Bangladesh will face India in the second match of Asia Cup today.

All matches of Asia Cup will be telecast live at Geo Supe ... more
Afridi disappoints over close-contest defeat
DAMBULA: Pakistan cricket team captain Shahdi Afiridi expressed disappointment over close-contest and said Salman Butt has asked to take up ... more
Five-star Malinga upstages Afridi’s ton
DAMBULLA: Sling-arm fast bowler Lasith Malinga grabbed 5-34 as defending champions Sri Lanka stunned Pakistan by 16 runs in the opening matc ... more
Spain finally enter the fray
DURBAN: European champions Spain will be one of the last two teams in action in the opening flight of group matches, a position the perenni ... more
Spain vs Switzerland

11.30 pm PST

Players to watch

David Villa (Spain)

Villa is hoping to be the top-scorer in t ... more
India look to end Asia Cup drought
DAMBULLA: A rejuvenated India would aim to redeem their tarnished pride and end a 15-year-old jinx when they start their Asia Cup cricket ca ... more
FIH confirms teams for YOG
SINGAPORE: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed the teams who will participate in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) ... more
Seher clinches Maroof Trophy title
KARACHI: Seher Khwaja overpowered Sara Ahmed in the final of ladies singles event of Maroof Trophy Tennis Championship here on Tuesday at DA ... more
Shahzad gets England call
LONDON: Yorkshire pace bowler Ajmal Shahzad was added to England’s squad for their One-day International series against Australia on Tuesday ... more
Karachi well poised to clinch Mohenjo-Daro Trophy
KARACHI: Karachi are well poised to lift the Mohenjo-Daro Trophy as they were leading with 78 medals on the penultimate day of the 13th Sind ... more
Sindh Games to conclude today
KARACHI: The delay in release of funds from the provincial government, besides a few other unforeseen factors, did not allow the track suits ... more
Podolski at home with Germany’s attacking style
ERASMIA: Germany striker Lukas Podolski’s return to scoring form in the 4-0 win over Australia on Sunday was more a result of the national t ... more

Mueller is new Mister Goal says...Mueller
Meanwhile, Germany’s Thomas Mueller is on track to becoming his country’s next big striker in spite of his young age, his namesake and Germa ... more
Group F kicks off with thrilling stalemates
RUSTENBURG: New Zealand defender Winston Reid headed an equaliser in the dying seconds to earn a 1-1 draw with Slovakia on Tuesday after def ... more
Azzuri blow as Buffon out ‘indefinitely’
IRENE: Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will be out of action for an indefinite period with a back injury, the world champions said on Tues ... more
Police take charge of stadium security
JOHANNESBURG: Police have taken over security at World Cup stadiums in Durban and Cape Town after private security guards went on strike ove ... more
Today’s Matches

Honduras vs Chile

4.30 pm PST

Players to watch

Wilson Palacios (Honduras)

The Tottenham Hotspur m ... more
Chile seek first win in 48 years
NELSPRUIT: Chile face Honduras in their opening Group H match on Wednesday (today) on the 48th anniversary of their last World Cup victory w ... more
Tickets touts cash in on World Cup
JOHANNESBURG: Tickets touts in South Africa are cashing in the world’s most-watched sport event,selling tickets for the final at up to $4,00 ... more
South Africa vs Uruguay

11.30 pm PST

Players to watch

Steven Pienaar (South Africa)

Pienaar was South Africa’s m ... more
Hosts confident of first World Cup win
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa claim they have shrugged off opening day World Cup jitters and will be much more enterprising against Uruguay on ... more
Japan goes Honda-mad
TOKYO: Bleary-eyed Japanese fans were pinching themselves on Tuesday after the Blue Samurai’s shock 1-0 win over Cameroon at the World Cup i ... more
Ozil looking for glory
JOHANNESBURG: Germany’s rising star Mesut Ozil, tipped by coach Joachim Loew as a future world-class player, insists that the three-time cha ... more
‘Robben likely to miss Japanese date’
JOHANNESBURG: Arjen Robben trained away from his Dutch teammates on Tuesday and coach Bert van Marwijk said he may be eight days away from p ... more
We can cope without King: Carragher
RUSTENBERG: Jamie Carragher insists an astute piece of management from Fabio Capello has ensured England will not be affected too badly by t ... more
Malouda disappointed to be left out but denies row
KNYSNA: Florent Malouda has had problems with Raymond Domenech in the past but said on Tuesday that reports he had fallen out with the Franc ... more

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Man arrested for bomb threat at fan park
CAPE TOWN: A South African man has been arrested for making a bomb threat at Cape Town’s World Cup fan park, police said on Tuesday.

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Spirited Ivorians hold lacklustre Portuguese to draw
PORT ELIZABETH: Ivory Coast drew 0-0 with Portugal in the teams’ opening match of the World Cup on Tuesday, largely outplaying their higher- ... more
WC stadium to host India’s T20

JOHANNESBURG: Come January 9, 2011 and Indian cricket team will play a Twenty20 International against ... more
Police take charge after World Cup strikes
JOHANNESBURG: South African police stepped in to take over security at four World Cup venues Tuesday after new strikes by stewards, includin ... more


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