Tuesday, 03 Oct, 2023


Woods could sit out some Ryder Cup matches

LOS ANGELES: Corey Pavin knows Tiger Woods will want to play the maximum number of matches at the Ryder Cup, but the US captain will sit the superstar down if he thinks it`s in the best interest of the team.Pavin, discussing his final preparations for the biennial match play showdown

Waqar tells Pakistan to finish on high

LONDON: Coach Waqar Younis has urged his Pakistan side to go on and win the current one-day series against England after their stunning display at The Oval on Friday.Their 23-run victory, built on Umar Gul`s brilliant show of reverse swing bowling, left the series 2-1 in England`s favour

Mainz stay top, Ribery injured in Bayern win

BERLIN: Bundesliga leaders Mainz 05 beat Cologne 2-0 on Tuesday to stay top, while Bayern Munich fan anxious wait to hear the extent of Franck Ribery`s injury from their late 2-1 win at Hoffenheim.Having been stunned by a goal after just 36 seconds, Bayern hit back as Ribery`s fierce

Bees sting Everton in League Cup shock

LONDON: Third tier Brentford knocked Premier League Everton out of the English Football League Cup on penalties in the shock result of the third round on Tuesday.The Bees, 19th in League One, came from a goal behind against the Merseysiders, 19th in the top flight, to come back to 1-1 at

Higuain and Benzema off the mark as Real go top

MADRID: Real Madrid moved to the La Liga summit with a flattering 3-0 home win over Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday with Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema netting their first goals of the season after Cristiano Ronaldo had opened the scoring.The win means Real maintain their

Bell says Trott clash can bolster England

LONDON: Ian Bell believes fellow England batsman Jonathan Trott`s clash with Pakistan`s Wahab Riaz will help forge the kind of spirit the team will need to sustain them on their upcoming tour of Australia.Newspaper reports said Trott and Riaz had an altercation minutes before the fourth

FFF defends Evra ban procedure

PARIS: The French Football Federation (FFF) on Tuesday denied having unfairly targeted Patrice Evra, after the player said he was still awaiting an explanation for his five-match international ban."We`re not against him, we`re treating him as we`d treat anyone," the FFF`s legal director,

Lee seeks N.Zealand stint, eyes World Cup

WELLINGTON: Australian fast bowler Brett Lee is poised to play domestic Twenty20 cricket in New Zealand as he seeks a career swansong at next year`s World Cup, a report said Wednesday.Lee retired from Test cricket earlier this year after a string of injuries but is desperate to cap his

Kumble, Kohli take Bangalore to last four

JOHANNESBURG: The skill and experience of Anil Kumble and the precocious talent of Virat Kohli took the Royal Challengers Bangalore to the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament with a six-wicket win over the Highveld Lions on Tuesday night.Bangalore restricted the Lions

Mourinho says Portugal job depends on Real Madrid

MADRID: Jose Mourinho said Friday he would like to accept an invitation to take charge of Portugal`s national team for their next two Euro 2012 qualifiers but it depends on Real Madrid giving their blessing."I don`t say no but I am the coach of Real Madrid and I have a contract for the

Latif says delay in live broadcasts may curb fixing

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif, who previously blew the whistle on match-fixing in the country`s national team, Friday suggested a delay in the live broadcast of matches to curb spot-fixing."I guarantee that even a delay of 30 seconds in live telecast of matches will put an

Police case against Pakistani cricketers filed

LONDON: A police file detailing evidence on claims that Pakistan cricketers accepted cash bribes to take part in spot-fixing during a match against England has been handed over to prosecutors.Scotland Yard said evidence that there was a conspiracy to defraud bookmakers will be considered

ICC scolds NZ umpire over no-ball comments

WELLINGTON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has rebuked New Zealand umpire Tony Hill for publicly airing his belief that Pakistan players deliberately bowled no-balls, a report said Friday.Hill and compatriot Billy Bowden officiated in Pakistan`s Test against England at Lord`s

Flintoff expects England to win Ashes without him

LONDON: Andrew Flintoff predicted England would have no trouble winning the Ashes in Australia "quite convincingly" without him, soon after announcing his retirement from all cricket.The 32-year-old all-rounder finally admitted defeat in his longstanding battle against a knee injury that

City, Liverpool win as Europa League gorges on goals

PARIS: Liverpool and Manchester City enjoyed a Europa League cruise on Thursday as a tournament often derided as the Champions League`s poor relation gorged on a feast of 78 goals and three hat-tricks.England midfielder Joe Cole scored the quickest European goal in Liverpool`s history -

ICC chief vows to guard game after Pakistan claims

NEW DELHI: The president of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday vowed to maintain the "sanctity" of the game after meeting Pakistan`s cricket chief over the spot-fixing betting scandal. Sharad Pawar held talks at his home in New Delhi with Pakistan Cricket Board chairman

Flintoff to retire from all forms of cricket

LONDON: England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Thursday after years of battling injury.Flintoff, 32, retired from test cricket last year following the Ashes victory over Australia but had hoped to represent England again in one-day

Ibrahimovic breaks Milan duck to down Auxerre

MILAN: Zlatan Ibrahimovic got off the mark for AC Milan with a brace to down Auxerre 2-0 in the Champions League at San Siro on Wednesday.The 24-million-euro signing, who missed a penalty on his debut away to Cesena on Saturday, started to pay back his big fee as he netted twice in the

Bayern`s Germany stars Klose, Mueller sink Roma

MUNICH: Germany stars Thomas Mueller and Miroslav Klose netted late goals to seal Bayern Munich`s 2-0 win over Roma in their Champions League group stage encounter on Wednesday.The Group E match was heading for a 0-0 draw until Mueller, the top scorer at the World Cup, lit up a dull night

Fabregas inspires Arsenal six-goal romp

LONDON:Captain Cesc Fabregas produced an outstanding individual performance as Arsenal opened their Champions League campaign with a a stylish 6-0 rout of Braga on Wednesday.The Spain midfielder, who had been blocked from moving to Barcelona in the summer, scored two goals himself.Russia