Sunday, 14 Aug, 2022

Sports

World`s oldest Test cricketer, and All Black dies

WELLINGTON: Acclaimed New Zealand sportsman Eric Tindill, a double international who was the world`s oldest surviving Test cricketer and an All Black, has died aged 99, a family spokesman said Monday.As well as playing cricket and rugby at Test level, Tindill also achieved the unique

Pakistan recall Yousuf, drop Kaneria

NOTTINGHAM: Pakistan responded to their crushing 354 run first Test defeat by England at Trent Bridge on Sunday by recalling former captain Mohammad Yousuf and so ending the batsman`s international exile.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also announced leg-spinner Danish Kaneria had been

French desperate to restore image - Advancer

PARIS: The French football season gets underway on Saturday with players and fans well aware that some remedial action is required to patch up its tainted image after a disastrous World Cup campaign in South Africa.The national team had a terrible time on the field, losing two of their

Aussies dominate in Champions Trophy goal rush

MOENCHENGLADBACH: Australia stayed on course for a third successive Champions Trophy title with a 6-3 come-from-behind win over the Netherlands on Sunday as three games witnessed a 22-goal deluge.Australia led 1-0 at half-time against the Dutch but were then 3-2 down with 16 minutes left

Triple gold for French flyer Lemaitre

BARCELONA: French sprint king Christophe Lemaitre won his third gold of the European Championships on Sunday as his country stormed to victory in the men`s 4x100m relay.France were the clear favourites thanks to Lemaitre`s triumphs in the individual 100m and 200m as well as Martial

Politics behind Delhi Games corruption claims: Aussie chief

SYDNEY: Australia`s top Commonwealth Games official said Monday he suspects the New Delhi Games have become a political football in India amid claims of corruption in the construction of facilities.With barely two months to go before the Games start in October, the sporting extravaganza

Anelka back as Chelsea slump to friendly defeat

FRANKFURT: Nicolas Anelka played for the first time since being kicked-out of France`s World Cup squad on Sunday but was unable to prevent Chelsea slipping to a 2-1 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt.Anelka was one of six World Cup players featuring for the Premier League champions along

United unleash Rooney, Park in Ireland

MANCHESTER: Manchester United will hand England striker Wayne Rooney and South Korea international Park Ji-Sung their first starts of the pre-season on Wednesday.Rooney, Park as well as Michael Carrick and Nemanja Vidic were rested for the team`s North American tour as they enjoyed

Walcott makes point as Arsenal win Emirates Cup

LONDON: Theo Walcott made a point to England coach Fabio Capello as the Arsenal winger inspired his side to a 3-2 victory over Celtic that clinched the Emirates Cup on Sunday.Walcott spent the close-season nursing a bruised ego after being left out of England`s World Cup squad and the

Phelps confident as London 2012 gathers momentum

IRVINE: US swim star Michael Phelps, who won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and six more at the 2004 Athens Games, takes his next strokes toward the 2012 London Olympics starting Tuesday.Phelps is among more than 30 Olympians set to compete at the US National Swim

Butt warns Yousuf alone can`t save Pakistan

NOTTINGHAM: Pakistan captain Salman Butt insisted recalling Mohammad Yousuf was far from a miracle cure for the team`s batting ills after their crushing 354-run first Test loss to England.Just hours after Pakistan were bowled out for 80 - their lowest Test score against England - at Trent

India`s Tendulkar set for record Test appearance

COLOMBO: India`s world batting record holder Sachin Tendulkar will become the most-capped Test player on Tuesday, adding another milestone in one of cricket`s most accomplished careers.Tendulkar will overtake former Australian captain Steve Waugh when he takes the field for the third and

Sharapova swatted by Azarenka in WTA final

STANFORD: Eighth seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus overwhelmed Russian fifth seed Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-1 in Sunday`s WTA tournament final here to win her first title of the season.A day after her 21st birthday, Azarenka broke the Russian three times in the first set then took advantage

Swiss Roethlin wins marathon gold in humid Barcelona

BARCELONA: Switzerland`s Viktor Roethlin broke from 25 km to set up a commanding victory in the marathon on a hot, humid Sunday at the European championships in Barcelona.Roethlin quickly built up a lead which he continued to increase, coming home in two hours 15 minutes 31 seconds to

Song announces international retirement

YAOUNDE: Cameroon`s veteran centre-back Rigobert Song announced his retirement from international football on Sunday.The 34-year-old, the first African to play in four World Cups and eight African Cup of Nations, said that the time was right to call it a day."You have to know when to quit

Swiss Roethlin wins marathon gold in humid Barcelona

BARCELONA: Switzerland`s Viktor Roethlin broke from 25 km to set up a commanding victory in the marathon on a hot, humid Sunday at the European championships in Barcelona.Roethlin quickly built up a lead which he continued to increase, coming home in two hours 15 minutes 31 seconds to

Top seed Andy Murray to face Feliciano Querrey in LA final

LOS ANGELES: Top seed and world number four Andy Murray won a curiously topsy-turvy encounter with Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-0 1-6 6-4 on Saturday to reach the final of the LA Open.Bidding for his first ATP title of the year, Murray recovered from a poor second set to wrap up victory in

Mourinho says Real won`t peak until 2012

MADRID: New Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has sent a potential warning to fans of the Spanish giants by claiming the teams he has coached do not reach their peak until his second season in charge.Mourinho, speaking to Spanish newspaper El Mundo on Sunday, made the claims despite having

Sharapova rallis to reach WTA final against Azarenka

STANFORD: Russian star Maria Sharapova is poised to capture her third title of the year and a rankings milestone after beating Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday in a WTA Bank of the West semi-final.Fifth seed Sharapova rallied for a 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 triumph over the Polish third seed,

Inter blanks Man City 3-0 in friendly

BALTIMORE: Nigerian winger Nsofor Victor Obinna scored one goal and set up another to lead reigning European champion Inter Milan past 10-man Manchester City 3-0 in a football friendly on Saturday. Obinna opened the scoring in the 38th minute and fired a shot in the 54th minute that