Thursday, 09 Feb, 2023

Sports

Werder Bremen ready for Ozil offers

BERLIN: Werder Bremen are ready to listen to offers for their German international playmaker, Mesut Ozil, the club`s sporting director Klaus Allofs admitted on Sunday.The German first division side had been hoping to extend the 21-year-old`s contract but with negotiations having hit a

Werder Bremen ready for Ozil offers

BERLIN: Werder Bremen are ready to listen to offers for their German international playmaker, Mesut Ozil, the club`s sporting director Klaus Allofs admitted on Sunday.The German first division side had been hoping to extend the 21-year-old`s contract but with negotiations having hit a

Capello will axe Terry says Cannavaro

LONDON: Fabio Capello is likely to drop John Terry from the England team next season, according to Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro.Cannavaro got an insight into Capello`s ruthless style of management when he worked with the Italian at Real Madrid and the Juventus star is convinced Terry is

Extra-special Germany beat Britain for title

NOTTINGHAM: Olympic champions Germany came back from two goals down to defeat Britain 3-2 in extra-time and clinch the Four Nations title on Saturday.Britain had taken a commanding 2-0 lead early in the first half when captain Barry Middleton chipped Germany goalkeeper Max Weinholt and

Roddick back as Atlanta event re-emerges on ATP Tour

ATLANTA: Andy Roddick returns to Atlanta nearly a decade after winning the title as the event re-emerges onto the ATP calendar after a long hiatius to start the summer hardcourt run to the US Open.The American world number nine received a wild card for the hardcourt event nine years after

Mourinho asked for our help says Kenyan jujuman

NAIROBI: Real Madrid`s new coach Jose Mourinho sought the assistance of Kenyan jujumen to help him succeed in his tough new job with the Spanish giants, one of the men told AFP on Sunday.Mourinho, who spent a three-week holiday in Kenya with his family this month, met with the four men

Paranavitana, Sangakkara flay India in first Test

GALLE: Tharanga Paranavitana and skipper Kumar Sangakkara hit centuries as Sri Lanka dominated the rain-hit opening day of the first Test against India on Sunday.The left-handed duo put on 181 for the second wicket to lead Sri Lanka to 256 for two in their first innings before heavy rain

Puyol expects Fabregas to join Barca eventually

LONDON: Barcelona captain Carles Puyol is convinced Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas will move to the Nou Camp - even if the Spanish champions have to wait another 12 months to seal the deal.Puyol spent the last six weeks with Fabregas as the pair helped Spain win the World Cup in South

Afridi wants to lead Pakistan to World Cup glory

LONDON: Former Pakistan Test captain Shahid Afridi vowed to return to England on Sunday, saying the limited over series starting next month will be the launch pad for his ambitions to win the 2011 World Cup.The 30-year-old announced he would retire from Test cricket after the second and

Shakib third as Test all-rounder

DHAKA: Bangladeshi vice-captain Shakib Al Hasan clinched the third position as test all-rounder with South African Jacques Kallis still on the top.The International Cricket Council (ICC) published the Reliance Mobile Test Cricket ranking Sunday through a press release.Shakib scored 334,

Paranavitana, Sangakkara flay India in first Test

GALLE: Tharanga Paranavitana and skipper Kumar Sangakkara hit centuries as Sri Lanka dominated the rain-hit opening day of the first Test against India on Sunday.The left-handed duo put on 181 for the second wicket to lead Sri Lanka to 256 for two in their first innings before heavy rain

Henry trains with new Red Bulls teammates

UPPER MONTCLAIR: Thierry Henry trained Friday with the New York Red Bulls, his first workout with his new team since he signed to play in Major League Soccer earlier this week.France`s Henry and the Red Bulls performed a light training session at Montclair State University.While the

Japan first up as FIFA inspects World Cup hopefuls

TOKYO: Just a week after the din of celebratory vuvuzela horns died down in South Africa, fresh World Cup fever is gripping nine candidates battling to host the showpiece in 2018 or 2022.The sport`s world governing body FIFA on Monday kicks off a two-month inspection tour of Japan, South

NZ striker Smeltz quits Chinese club

BRISBANE: New Zealand striker Shane Smeltz has walked out on Chinese club Shandong Luneng after only one week and is on his way back to the A League, an Australian newspaper reported on Saturday.The Gold Coast Bulletin reported that Smeltz had decided that it would be too difficult for

France federation opens World Cup boycott probe

PARIS: The French Football Federation (FFF) has launched an investigation into the France players` training boycott at the World Cup, outgoing president Jean-Pierre Escalettes announced on Friday."I`ve taken the initiative to form a commission of inquiry charged with establishing the

Barcelona agree 9.5million euro Adriano deal

MADRID: Spanish champions Barcelona on Friday agreed a 9.5million-euro deal with Sevilla to sign Brazilian utility player Adriano, the club said Friday.The 25-year-old, who can play at full-back or as a wide midfielder, will cost an initial fee of 9.5 million euros and a conditional four

Liverpool, Juventus, Ajax learn European fates

PARIS: Some of Europe`s biggest clubs learnt their immediate fates in continental competition on Friday when the third-round qualifying draws for the Champions League and Europa League were made.Liverpool and Juventus have 45 league titles and seven European Cups between them, but enter

ICC chief hints at Test Championship by 2013

LONDON: International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Haroon Lorgat has hinted England could play host to an inaugural Test championship in 2013.The ICC, cricket`s governing body, have been weighing up the possibility of introducing a Test championship as they seek to revive

Afridi to quit Tests after Australia finale

LONDON: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi said Friday he would retire from Test cricket following the second Test against Australia at Headingley starting next Wednesday.Afridi made his announcement after leading Pakistan to a 150-run defeat by Australia in the first Test at Lord`s here on

Tamim leads Bangladesh to victory over Ireland

BELFAST: Tamim Iqbal played the star role as Bangladesh avenged their defeat to Ireland 24 hours earlier with a six-wicket win in the second one-day international in Belfast on Friday.Bangladesh had been easily beaten by the Irish on Thursday but Tamim`s innings of 74 from 91 balls