Thursday, 30 Mar, 2023


England`s Miller still wary of Australia

LEEDS: England national selector Geoff Miller has rejected suggestions Australia are a side on the slide.England play a Pakistan side fresh from a three-wicket second Test win over Australia at Headingley here on Saturday in the first of a four-Test series starting at Trent Bridge on

Big-spending City sign Kolarov from Lazio

MANCHESTER: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini continued his pre-season spending spree by signing Serbia defender Aleksandar Kolarov from Lazio on Saturday.Mancini had been keen on Kolarov for several months and completed a deal for the highly-rated left-back after Lazio accepted an

Aamer eager for more after Australia haul

LEEDS: Pakistan`s teenage bowling sensation Mohammad Aamer described his stunning Headingley display against Australia as "just a beginning", saying he had a long way to go at international level.The 18-year-old took 11 wickets in the two Tests against Australia -- including three for 20

Pakistan loss no bearing on Ashes, says Ponting

LEEDS: Australia captain Ricky Ponting insisted his team`s three-wicket defeat by Pakistan in the second Test would be irrelevant come the start of their bid to regain the Ashes.British newspapers were unable to contain themselves after Australia were bowled out for just 88 - their lowest

Waqar elated as Pakistan end Australia jinx

LEEDS: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis predicted a bright future for his young side after they rid themselves of one of the most unwanted records in cricket by at last winning a Test match against Australia.And former captain Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal warned England to be on their guard

Dutch court to rule on teen`s solo world sail bid

THE HAGUE: A Dutch court will rule Tuesday in the latest bid by child protection services to stop a 14-year-old girl`s bid to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world.The Child Protection Council of Utrecht, in the central Netherlands, asked the Middelburg district court a

Dalglish confident Torres will stay

LONDON: Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish indicated on Sunday he was confident striker Fernando Torres will stay with the club despite reports suggesting the 26-year-old may move on, possibly to Chelsea.Liverpool legend Dalglish said he believed that with skipper Steven Gerrard

Political struggle paralyses Iraqi soccer vote

ARBIL/BAGHDAD: Iraq moved closer towards suspension from soccer world body FIFA Saturday after failing to elect a new president following political bickering.A political power struggle has paralysed Iraq`s soccer federation, highlighting sectarian divisions in the country seven years

Menezes becomes Brazil coach

SAO PAULO: Mano Menezes, a specialist in leading big clubs out of the doldrums but little-known outside his own country, became the coach of Brazil on Saturday when he accepted an offer from the five-times world champions.The 48-year-old, currently coach of Corinthians, confirmed he had

Leading contender for cricket`s top job says no

WELLINGTON: The search for a new head of world cricket took a step backwards Saturday when leading candidate and respected New Zealand administrator John Anderson said he was not available.It is New Zealand and Australia`s turn to nominate the next International Cricket Council (ICC) vice

Revolt to force Japan FA boss out of office

TOKYO: The head of Japan`s football association, who is spearheading the country`s bid for the 2022 World Cup, is to quit following a boardroom revolt over his "forceful" rule, press reports said Saturday.Motoaki Inukai, 68, is expected to be replaced as Japan Football Association (JFA)

Brazil`s Filipe joins Atletico from Deportivo

MADRID: Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna says it has reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid to transfer its Brazilian international defender Filipe Luis to the Europa League champions.The 24-year-old, who joined Deportivo in 2006, passed his medical tests to complete the deal, it said

Villarreal replaces Mallorca in Europe League

MADRID: Villarreal said Saturday it has been selected by UEFA to replace Real Mallorca in this season`s Europa League after the European football`s governing body banned the cash-strapped club for falling foul of financial regulations.Real Mallorca finished in 5th place in the Spanish

Pakistan win thriller to end Aussie drought

LEEDS: Pakistan held their nerve to claim a first Test victory against Australia in 15 years during a tense fourth-day finish at Headingley here on Saturday.Pakistan, set 180 to win, lost four wickets for 40 runs before finishing on 180 for seven and a three-wicket win as they levelled

United ready to offer Rooney new deal

LONDON: Manchester United are set to begin negotiations with Wayne Rooney on a lucrative new contract, even though the England striker still has two years to run on his current agreement.United chief executive David Gill announced his plans after confirming Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic

Bon Jovi donates match tickets to Aussie fans

SYDNEY: US rocker Jon Bon Jovi will donate seats to fans as part of his association with new Australian A-League football club Melbourne Heart this season, the club said on Saturday.Lifelong sports fan Bon Jovi has taken on the role as the club`s number one international ticket holder and

Sri Lanka`s Malinga out of second India Test

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka suffered a major blow on Saturday when a knee injury ruled sling-arm fast bowler Lasith Malinga out of the second Test against India.His absence means the hosts will be deprived of both architects of their 10-wicket win in the first Test at Galle -- Malinga and the

Pakistan win thriller to end Aussie drought

LEEDS: Pakistan held their nerve to claim a first Test victory against Australia in 15 years during a tense fourth-day finish at Headingley here on Saturday.Pakistan, set 180 to win, lost four wickets for 40 runs before finishing on 180 for seven and a three-wicket win as they levelled

Carvalho wants to join Mourinho at Real Madrid

MADRID: Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho says it would be "a dream" to join Jose Mourinho, who was his coach at the English club and at Portuguese side Porto, at Real Madrid."If there was a possibility to sign with Real Madrid, I would go there right now swimming or running," he said in

Totti in hot water over ref comments

ROME: AS Roma`s veteran captain Francesco Totti has been called before the Italian Football Federation`s (Figc) disciplinary authorities over comments he made about referees earlier this week.Speaking to the press on Tuesday Totti said Roma had been robbed of two Serie A titles.The Figc