Saturday, 26 Nov, 2022


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

Imran Khan says any guilty players must face tough punishment

KARACHI: Pakistan`s former cricket captain Imran Khan called for exemplary punishment to be given to any player found guilty of spot fixing during the tour of England."I think there is a need to send out a message to youngsters...that crime does not pay," Imran told Geo News channel on

Afridi returns to Pakistan betting scam fall-out

LONDON: He may be a proven ball-muncher and pitch scuffer but Shahid Afridi is now charged with leading Pakistan out of the mire of a corruption probe and to victory in one-day series against England.Last month, Afridi resigned the Test captaincy -- having returned for only one match

Suspect bailed in Pakistan `betting scam` scandal

LONDON: The man at the centre of an alleged betting scam involving the Pakistan cricket team was out on bail Monday as police, governments and authorities probed the scandal rocking the sport.Mazhar Majeed, 35, was released from custody having been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to

Mourinho`s Real fail to fire, Barca crush Racing

MADRID: Jose Mourinho`s La Liga adventure got off to a limp start on Sunday when Real Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw at Real Mallorca while champions Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 win at Racing Santander.Snapped up after last season`s treble-winning exploits with Inter Milan, Mourinho`s