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Football: Brazil in mass cull of backroom staff
16th July 2014 Football: Brazil in mass cull of backroom staff fRIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil continued a mass clearout of their World Cup backroom staff on Tuesday following the resignation of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari. Team doctor Jose Luis Runco and head of communications Rodrigo Paiva became the latest...
Soccer-Germany replacement Kramer lasts half an hour
14th July 2014 Soccer-Germany replacement Kramer lasts half an hour RIO DE JANEIRO: Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer, called into the side for the World Cup final against Argentina minutes before kick off following an injury to Sami Khedira, was himself substituted after 31 minutes on Sunday. The 23-year-old...
Brazil fires national football coach Felipe Scolari: report
14th July 2014 Brazil fires national football coach Felipe Scolari: report RIO DE JANEIRO:  Brazil’s  football confederation (CBF) will not renew national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari’s contract, local media reported early Monday, just hours after Germany defeated Argentina to win the 2014 World Cup. Scolari said that he would...
Ton-up Hales leads England to thrilling win over Sri Lanka
27th March 2014 Ton-up Hales leads England to thrilling win over Sri Lanka CHITTAGONG: Opener Alex Hales smashed a maiden hundred to help England upset world number one Sri Lanka in a thrilling World Twenty20 Super-10 stage match in Chittagong on Thursday. The 24-year-old smashed a 64-ball 116 not out as...
Coca-Cola hoping to score big at World Cup
15th March 2014 Coca-Cola hoping to score big at World Cup NEW YORK: The world’s football stars will not be the only ones competing for glory at this year’s World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Coca-Cola will also be running hard. The US soft-drink giant, facing lower sales in...
Sehwag’s record score helps India to 153-run win
8th December 2011 Sehwag’s record score helps India to 153-run win Swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag bludgeoned a world record 219 as India handed West Indies a 153-run drubbing to win their one-day international series. Sehwag broke compatriot Sachin Tendulkar’s ODI mark of 200 not out against South Africa at...
Lorgat to step down as ICC chief
22nd November 2011 Lorgat to step down as ICC chief International Cricket Council chief executive Haroon Lorgat is to stand down from the position on June 30, 2012, the ICC announced on Tuesday. The 51-year-old former South Africa first-class cricketer, took over as ICC chief executive in 2008...
All nations fixed matches, not just Pakistan: Condon
15th November 2011 All nations fixed matches, not just Pakistan: Condon All of cricket’s leading countries were involved in the fixing of major matches, not just Pakistan, the sport’s former chief anti-corruption investigator said Tuesday. “In the late 1990s, Test and World Cup matches were being routinely fixed,” Paul...
No role for Rehan, Zeeshan in Pakistan hockey: Hanif Khan
24th September 2011 No role for Rehan, Zeeshan in Pakistan hockey: Hanif Khan Former star forward and chief selector Hanif Khan said on Saturday that there was no more role for two former Pakistan Captains- Rehan Butt and Zeeshan Ashraf in the future of national hockey. “Their era has come to...
Sri Lanka name Australian Marsh as coach
23rd September 2011 Sri Lanka name Australian Marsh as coach Former Australian opener Geoff Marsh will take over as head coach of the Sri Lankan team on a two-year contract, the country’s cricket board (SLC) said on Friday. “With his vast coaching and playing experience at the highest...
T20 series:Pakistan will face West Indies today
21st April 2011 T20 series:Pakistan will face West Indies today Old foes Pakistan and West Indies will  face each other in a Twenty20 International for the first time today. The Beausejour Cricket Ground in this coastal town on the northern circumference of this volcanic island of St Lucia...
Sri Lanka names Dilshan new skipper
18th April 2011 Sri Lanka names Dilshan new skipper Sri Lanka’s cricket authorities on Monday named big-hitting all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan as captain for the upcoming tour of England. Dilshan will lead the side in all three formats of the game — Tests, one-day internationals and Twenty20s —...
Salman observed bodyguards at WC matches to better his role
13th April 2011 Salman observed bodyguards at WC matches to better his role Salman Khan, who plays a bodyguard in his next film of the same name, watched the last two matches of the World Cup to observe the security men managing the VVIPs among the stadium crowds. Salman wanted to...
Sangakkara quits as Sri Lanka captain
5th April 2011 Sangakkara quits as Sri Lanka captain Sri Lanka’s cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara said on Tuesday he was resigning from the job three days after his team lost to India in the World Cup final. Sangakkara said he told the national selectors that he would...
Cricket-World Cup cut to 10 teams for 2015 and 2019
4th April 2011 Cricket-World Cup cut to 10 teams for 2015 and 2019 The 2015 and 2019 World Cups will be contested by 10 teams after the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday confirmed their decision to cut four nations from the tournament. The 2015 tournament, to be held in Australia...
Sangakkara demands end to Sri Lanka stagefright
3rd April 2011 Sangakkara demands end to Sri Lanka stagefright Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has warned that his team need to overcome their showpiece stagefright if they are ever to win another World Cup after a third shattering loss in a major final. Since capturing the 1996...
India win 2011 cricket World Cup
2nd April 2011 India win 2011 cricket World Cup Gautam Gambhir and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni starred as India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to win the World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. Gambhir, dropped on 30 and nearly run out on 49,...
Custom officials ‘seize’ WC trophy at Mumbai airport
2nd April 2011 Custom officials ‘seize’ WC trophy at Mumbai airport The World Cup trophy was seized at the Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji airport for non-payment of duty. Customs officials claimed they had seized it despite the trophy being the one that had to be handed over to the winner....
Sri Lanka elects to bat against India in WC final
2nd April 2011 Sri Lanka elects to bat against India in WC final Sri Lanka won the toss on the big Saturday and elected to bat against India in the first ever all Asian World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India have made only one change. Sreesanth has...
Fever pitch atmosphere at World Cup final
2nd April 2011 Fever pitch atmosphere at World Cup final Frenzied fans, ticket touts and paramilitary police promised a heady mix of carnival and caution for the cricket World Cup final in Mumbai between hosts India and South Asian rivals Sri Lanka. Roads were blocked around the Wankhede...
India reaches World Cup final
30th March 2011 India reaches World Cup final A fortuitous 85 from Sachin Tendulkar was followed by a disciplined bowling effort as India beat Pakistan by 29 runs in a high-stakes semifinal Wednesday to progress to the World Cup final against Sri Lanka. Pakistan was dismissed...
PM Gilani arrives India
30th March 2011 PM Gilani arrives India Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani arrived in Chandigarh to see World Cup Semi-final between Pakistan and India. Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani left here Wednesday on a day-long visit to witness the “clash of titans” and discuss...
The much awaited match today
30th March 2011 The much awaited match today India and Pakistan will meet in an eagerly awaited semi-final contest in the World Cup at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here on Wednesday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart, Yousuf Raza Gilani, will be...
Sri Lanka set 218 to reach World Cup final
29th March 2011 Sri Lanka set 218 to reach World Cup final Sri Lanka were set a target of 218 to beat New Zealand in their World Cup semi-final on Tuesday as Muttiah Muralitharan marked his final international on home ground with a wicket off his last ball. Scott Styris...
Excitement builds for Pakistan-India clash
29th March 2011 Excitement builds for Pakistan-India clash Excitement rose and security tightened on Tuesday ahead of the cricket World Cup showdown between Pakistan and Indina, one of the great sporting contests that has huge political significance. The South Asia neighbours, whose shared history of brotherhood...
New Zealand elects to bat against Sri Lanka in W.Cup S/F
29th March 2011 New Zealand elects to bat against Sri Lanka in W.Cup S/F New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori have won the toss and elected to bat first in World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Tuesday. NEW ZEALAND DL Vettori*, JEC Franklin, MJ Guptill, JM How, BB McCullum†, NL...
 
 
 



 
 



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