Thursday, 18 Aug, 2022

Sports

Federer says Nadal not the best ... yet

NEW YORK: Roger Federer has warned Rafa Nadal that he must win the U.S. Open to stand any chance of being labeled as the greatest to ever play the game.Nadal has captured eight grand slam titles and time is on the 24-year-old Spaniard`s side as he bids to catch the record total of 16 won

Fourth Pakistan player probed for `fixing`

CARDIFF: The British newspaper whose allegations of a betting scam have rocked the world of cricket said Saturday that a fourth Pakistan player was being probed over the claims, but declined to name him. The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Pakistan`s coach refused to comment on

Wozniacki-Sharapova battle set while Federer rolls on

NEW YORK: Top seed Caroline Wozniacki and former world number one Maria Sharapova booked a fourth-round showdown with straight-set US Open triumphs on Saturday while Roger Federer cruised into the last 16 as well.Danish 20-year-old Wozniacki, last year`s US Open runner-up, routed Taiwan`s

Pietersen says sorry for rant after England axing

LONDON: Kevin Pietersen has apologised for his furious reaction to England`s decision to leave him out of the one-day squads to face Pakistan.Pietersen was axed from the five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches after a poor run for England in an attempt to give him time to

Chinese eighth seed Li ousted from US Open

NEW YORK: Ukraine`s Kateryna Bondarenko delivered the first major upset of the US Open on Tuesday by eliminating Chinese eighth seed Li Na 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 to spoil historic hopes for Asia`s top-ranked player.Li, the highest Chinese seed in Grand Slam history, made her best Slam run into

Juventus snap up 10th new signing

ROME: Serie A giants Juventus made their 10th signing since the end of a disappointing campaign last term on Tuesday taking central defender Leandro Rinaudo on loan from Napoli for 600,000 euros.The 27-year-old - who signed for Napoli from Palermo in 2008 for 4.5million euros - will cost

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