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  • Injury-prone Petkovic delighted with win

    April 7, 2014 7:14 PM 20

    German upsets Cepelo­va 7-5, 6-2 to earn Family Circle Cup title. CHARLESTON: Andrea Petkovic said she was relieved over making a full recovery from her injuries as she earned her first title in nearly three years with a straight-sets win in the Family Circle Cup. Germany’s Petkovic posted a 7-5, 6-2 win over rising star Jana Cepelova for her third WTA Tour crown

  • Lasith Malinga plans to get rid of Virat Kohli with 'one good ball'

    April 7, 2014 4:38 PM 21

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka's stand-in captain Lasith Malinga says that Virat Kohli is a great batsman but they have the bowlers who can bowl that one good delivery, which can dismiss even the greatest. "We all know Virat is a great player. But even the greatest player needs only one ball to get out. I have a good feeling that someone from my side can bowl that one good ball tomorrow

  • Stellar T20 World Cup ends with a toast to leg-spinners

    April 7, 2014 3:19 PM 24

    Now that the dust has settled on Sri Lanka's maiden World Twenty20 triumph in Bangladesh, leg-spinners across the world can raise a toast to a craft that shone against a barrage of power-hitting over the past three weeks. Modern powerful bats, field restrictions and the brevity of the format instilled fears in many minds that Twenty20 cricket would reduce

  • Umar Akmal’s temper tantrums continue  

    April 7, 2014 1:58 PM 16

    LAHORE: The Akmal brothers are getting into the habit of making headlines for all the wrpnf reasons. Memories of the traffic warden episode had not yet faded in people’s mind that Umar Akmal once again threw his temper tantrums. This time around he traded barbs with a security guard at the Qaddafi Stadium. According to sources in the PCB, Umar Akmal

  • No Pakistani in ICC World T20 BD 2014 Team

    April 7, 2014 10:45 AM 21

    KARACHI: No Pakistani was included in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men's Team of the tournament of the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014. The team includes four players from India, two from both South Africa and West Indies, and one representative each from Australia, Netherlands and Sri Lanka, ICC announced on Monday one-day after Sri Lanka

  • How Lasith Malinga’s tactical acumen sealed the World T20 final for Sri Lanka

    April 7, 2014 9:31 AM 29

    What was supposed to be a high-intensity match ended in an easy victory for Sri Lanka. Though Kumar Sangakkara masterminded the chase, the battle was won in overs 17 to 20 of the Indian innings. Abhishek Mukherjee explains why Lasith Malinga’s tactical skills had been instrumental in Sri Lanka’s win. Bowlers do not make excellent captains — or at least

  • Pakistan was offered to be part of Big Four, claims Najam Sethi

    April 7, 2014 9:02 AM 17

    Ex-PCB chief Zaka Ashraf refuse­d the offer, which was detrim­ental to the countr­y: PCB Chairm­an Najam Sethi. LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi alleged that the Big Three of the International Cricket Council (ICC) had invited Pakistan to be part of a Big Four but the administration under former PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf refused

  • Lexi Thompson's moment has come

    April 7, 2014 6:13 AM 74

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- As a Southern California desert sun began its westerly dip behind the San Jacinta Mountains late Sunday evening, conceding the end of another day, likewise expectancy gave way to reality. Nineteen-year-old Lexi Thompson made it official. The new face of women's golf now belongs to a 5-foot-11 athletic package of physical fitness

  • Cricket organiser Badar Jafri passes away

    April 7, 2014 2:30 AM 14

    Serving the game in various capacities including being associated with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) ad hoc KCCA committee as its member besides being cricket organiser, the deceased served the game for over three decades. Badar was laid to rest at the Wadi-e-Hussain Graveyard at Super Highway and the funeral was attended among others by former KCCA president

  • Cagliari sack Lopez, reappoint Pulga

    April 6, 2014 10:47 PM 16

    MILAN: Serie A strugglers Cagliari on Sunday confirmed the sacking of Diego Lopez, who will be replaced by former coach Ivo Pulga. Cagliari on Sunday suffered a 3-1 home defeat to Roma and although seven points clear of the drop zone club president Massimo Cellino announced Pulga's return. In a telephone call to domestic news agency ANSA, Cellino said: "I've