Tuesday, 09 Aug, 2022


Djokovic survives US Open cauldron

NEW YORK: The US Open experienced one of its hottest days in recent years on Tuesday and it nearly burned off the title ambitions of fourth seed Novak Djokovic.The Serb, who was runner-up here in 2007 and a semi-finalist in the last two years, losing to Roger Federer on all three

Gyan completes Sunderland move

SUNDERLAND: Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan completed his move to English Premier League club Sunderland for a club record fee of over 13 million pounds (15.7 million euros) on Tuesday.Gyan agreed a four-year contract with Steve Bruce`s side in a deal which shatters the club`s previous record

Too soon to make comparisons to Barca, says Ramos

MADRID: Real Madrid`s World Cup winning right back Sergio Ramos said on Tuesday it was too soon to compare his side to their arch-rivals Barcelona with the Catalan team holding a two-point advantage after just one match.Real were held to a goalless draw at Real Mallorca on Sunday in their

Semenya flops in Italy meet

ROVERETO: South Africa`s controversial women`s 800 metres world champion Caster Semenya flopped here on Tuesday as she could only finish seventh in a below par field.The 19-year-old only recently returned to action after being cleared following a controversial enquiry into her gender that

Robinho ends City purgatory, Gyan sees the light

PARIS: Brazilian star Robinho`s nightmare two year stay at Manchester City came to an agreeable conclusion for both parties on Tuesday as he signed for Serie A giants AC Milan on a frenetic final day of trading as the transfer deadline comes into force on Wednesday. Robinho may have gone

Puyol pulls out of Spain squad due to injury

MADRID: Barcelona`s talismanic defender Carles Puyol has pulled out of the Spain squad which will open its defence of its European title against Liechtenstein later this week due to a calf muscle injury, the Spanish football federation said on Tuesday.He will be replaced by Osasuna

Forlan double eases Atletico to opening win

MADRID: A double by Uruguayan star Diego Forlan inspired Atletico Madrid to an opening 4-0 victory over Sporting Gijon here on Monday in the Primera Liga.Forlan, who was named the best player of the World Cup finals where he scored five goals as Uruguay reached the semi-finals, scored his

Forlan double eases Atletico to opening win

MADRID: A double by Uruguayan star Diego Forlan inspired Atletico Madrid to an opening 4-0 victory over Sporting Gijon here on Monday in the Primera Liga.Forlan, who was named the best player of the World Cup finals where he scored five goals as Uruguay reached the semi-finals, scored his

Bologna frustrate champions Inter

ROME: Champions Inter Milan were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw away to Bologna in their opening match of the 2010/11 Serie A season on Monday.In a game delayed due to Inter`s European Supercup commitments in Monaco on Friday, the nerazzurri took 45 minutes to wake up and then despite

Pakistan agency sends team to probe corruption

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan`s top crime investigative agency will send a team to Britain this week to probe corruption allegations against some of the country`s cricket players, a senior official said on Tuesday.Investigations by British police and the International Cricket Council (ICC) are

Sport`s chiefs vow swift action in `fixing` scandal

LONDON: Cricket`s world governing body promised swift action if betting scam allegations against Pakistan were proven as preparations began Tuesday for one-day internationals which some insist should not go ahead.The International Cricket Council (ICC) said corruption would not be

Pakistan Younis accuses British paper of defamation

KARACHI: Former Pakistan cricket captain Younis Khan Tuesday served a legal notice on British newspaper The Daily Telegraph for linking him with a spot-fixing scam involving seven national team players.The Pakistani cricketers are being investigated by British police over a newspaper

Swann, Broad insist Pakistan ODIs should be played

LONDON: England cricketers Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad insisted Tuesday that the limited overs internationals against Pakistan should go ahead despite the betting scam allegations engulfing the tourists.The Nottinghamshire bowlers said the two Twenty20 games in Cardiff and the

British paper calls for Pakistan to be sent home

LONDON: The sister newspaper of the tabloid which made the betting scam allegations engulfing cricket called Tuesday for Pakistan to be sent home from England.The Sun, the daily stablemate of the weekly News of the World, also slammed the cricket authorities for doing "nothing" with the

Amazing Federer hits another between-the-legs beauty

NEW YORK: Roger Federer is becoming as deadly with his back to the net as he is when he faces his foes.The world number two smacked another between-the-legs shot for the ages at the US Open on Monday in a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 first-round victory over Argentina`s 96th-ranked Brian Dabul in a

Pakistan court summons cricketers for treason

LAHORE: A Pakistan court Tuesday summoned seven national cricket players, the country`s sports minister and its cricket chief to face treason charges over fixing allegations in England.The chief justice of the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore said those under investigation in

Robinho, Santa Cruz could leave City, says Mancini

SUNDERLAND: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admitted after his side`s 1-0 defeat at Sunderland that unhappy forwards Robinho and Roque Santa Cruz could be on the move before the transfer window closes on Tuesday.Mancini hopes to hang on to Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given

Milan hammer Lecce as Juve and officials flop

MILAN: AC Milan opened their Serie A campaign with a classy 4-0 win over Lecce but it was another bleak Sunday for defeated Juventus and the officials who wrongly awarded Napoli a goal in their 1-1 draw at Fiorentina.Milan, third last term, had new recruit Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the San

Liverpool`s Torres gets back into the groove to sink Albion

LIVERPOOL: Fernando Torres scored his first competitive goal since April as Roy Hodgson secured a first Premier League victory as Liverpool manager with a 1-0 win over West Brom on Sunday.The Reds had impressed in a 1-1 draw with Arsenal but slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Manchester City and,

Australia shocked by new fixing claims over Sydney test

MELBOURNE: Australia`s cricketers remain convinced their test victory over Pakistan in Sydney earlier this year was achieved fairly after the contest has once again become the subject of match-fixing allegations.On Saturday, police in London arrested a man for offering bribes to some