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Predator Wednesday, June 29, 2011 01:48 PM

Sports News
 
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Tassawur Thursday, June 30, 2011 01:13 PM

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Arain007 Saturday, July 02, 2011 12:45 PM

[B][U][CENTER][SIZE="5"]Wimbledon: Nadal shatters Murray’s dream again[/SIZE][/CENTER][/U][/B]

LONDON:

Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached his fifth Wimbledon final on Friday with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 win over an outclassed Andy Murray, leaving British hopes of a first champion since 1936 in tatters.

Top seed Nadal, the winner also in 2008, will take on Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s final, the match given an extra edge by the Serb guaranteed to depose the Spaniard from the world number one spot.

Second seeded Australian Open champion Djokovic, beaten only once in his last 50 matches, reached his first Wimbledon final with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-2, 6-7 (9/11), 6-3 win over French 12th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

For Murray, it was a third successive semi-final loss at the All England Club.

The final statistics summed up Murray’s misery with Nadal committing just seven unforced errors – four of those in the first set to the Scot’s 39.

“It’s a dream to be back in the final. I feel sorry for Andy, he deserved to be in the final. It’s tough for him to lose this match today, but I wish him all the best for the rest of the year,” said Nadal.

[B]Source: [URL="http://tribune.com.pk/story/200857/wimbledon-nadal-shatters-murrays-dream-again/"]Wimbeldon[/URL][/B]

Arain007 Saturday, July 02, 2011 09:36 PM

Kvitova beats Sharapova to win Wimbledon title
 
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LONDON:
Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova kept her nerve to out-gun and out-play favourite Maria Sharapova and win the Wimbledon singles title for the first time with a convincing victory on Saturday.

The 21-year-old, who had not won a match on grass until last year, served consistently and maintained a barrage of powerful, attacking groundstrokes to become only the third left hander to win the women’s title after Anne Jones and Martina Navratilova.

Kvitova, appearing in her first grand slam final, dropped her serve in a nervous opening game but stormed back immediately and, having deservedly won the set, continued to go for her shots and reap the dividends.

Sharapova, who won the title as a 17-year-old in 2004, had reached the final without dropping a set but served raggedly and the Russian fifth seed had no answers to the uninhibited approach of her rival, the first Czech to triumph since Jana Novotna in 1998.

[B]Source: [URL="http://tribune.com.pk/story/201092/kvitova-beats-sharapova-to-win-wimbledon-title/"]Kvitova beats Sharapova[/URL][/B]

Tassawur Sunday, July 03, 2011 08:24 PM

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Call for Change Sunday, July 03, 2011 10:01 PM

[B][SIZE="4"][COLOR="DarkSlateBlue"][B]Wimbledon 2011: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in final[/B][/COLOR][/SIZE]

Serbia's Novak Djokovic won his first Wimbledon title and proved himself the best player in the world with a stunning win over Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic came through 6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3 to end Nadal's reign as Wimbledon champion, before overtaking the Spaniard as world number one on Monday.

It was his 50th win in 51 matches and his fifth win over Nadal this year.:dry:

He becomes the first Serbian man to win Wimbledon, his third Grand Slam title after two Australian Open victories.

Djokovic had done enough before Sunday's final to guarantee himself the top ranking on Monday no matter what the result.

He came into the match having beaten the Spaniard in four finals already this year, but Nadal - on a 20-match winning streak at the All England Club - was still favoured by many to claim a third Wimbledon title as he had won all five Grand Slam meetings with Djokovic.

That record felt like anicent history as the Djokovic of 2011 overcame a slightly edgy start to take a stranglehold on the match.

In a desperately tight opening set, the pace and accuracy of the Serbian's groundstrokes began to draw errors from the usually faultless Nadal and earned him the first break point of the day at 5-4.

A Nadal forehand into the net gave Djokovic the set and the Spaniard appeared rattled, firing a smash over the baseline in a rare moment of promise at 30-30 at the start of the third.

Djokovic, brimming with energy and confidence, needed little encouragement and came haring in to chase down a drop shot in the next game, angling away the backhand to break before turning to his supporters to celebrate.

What followed was a breathtaking set that flew by as the Serbian fired 13 winners in what must rank among the best passages of play seen on Centre Court.

Nadal was in desperate trouble and needed a lifeline, which was handed to him when Djokovic played backhand into the net in the third to slip behind.

The champion grabbed the initiative, powering through a 6-1 set of his own and threatening a real comeback with a thumping forehand that made it 30-40 at the start of the fourth.

It was Djokovic who now had to change the momentum of the match and he saw off the danger with a forehand that Nadal just failed to return down the line.

The Nadal storm had passed for now and Djokovic sensed it, stealing into the net to play a beautiful drop volley and then forcing an error with some superb, deep groundstrokes to move 2-0 clear.

Victory was within sight for the Serbian but the match was quickly back in the balance in the cruellest of manners, when a Nadal return on break point clipped the net and rolled over.

The contest remained on a knife-edge but Nadal was always flirting with danger having dropped two sets, and a poor game at 4-3 down saw him broken to 15 and gave Djokovic the chance to serve for the title he had described beforehand as "a dream".

A very nervous forehand was hardly the way Djokovic would have chosen to start but two Nadal errors helped him out, and a brave serve volley at 30-30 brought up championship point.

Djokovic moved forward behind a heavy forehand and fell backwards onto the Centre Court turf in celebration as Nadal's desperate backhand flew long to give him the title. :cry:cry:cry[/B]

[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/14006575.stm]BBC Sport - Wimbledon 2011: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in final[/url]

Arain007 Sunday, July 03, 2011 10:29 PM

[B][U][CENTER][SIZE="5"]Special Olympics Summer Games 2011:
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KARACHI:

Pakistan’s campaign at the Special Olympics Summer Games 2011 keeps getting better and better as they bagged nine more medals at the end of day six of the event in Athens, Greece.

Bakhtawar Gul claimed a gold medal while Ayesha Iftikhar ended with a bronze in the long jump event while the men’s team secured first place in the 400×100 relay event and the female athletes claimed a silver medal.

Suhail Ahmed Khan clinched the men’s singles badminton title and Arsalan Ahmed won a gold medal in the men’s singles table tennis competition. Pakistan women’s basketball team bagged a silver medal after losing the final to Turkey 17-13.

Meanwhile, 11-year-old Gul recorded a distance of 3.20 metres in the long jump event to finish first on the podium ahead of Indonesia’s Prisma S.Anisya and compatrriot Iftikhar. The athlete has now won two gold and two silver medals in the previous two days.

Meanwhile, Khan won the badminton final against Indonesia’s Alex Wiranata 2-1 in a close match. Earlier, Rabia Saeed had also won the women’s singles event to bag another gold for Pakistan.

Similarly Ahmed defeated Iran’s Javad Abbasiantabar 2-1 to clinch the table tennis title, while Maria won bronze in the women’s singles event yesterday.

Meanwhile, swimmers Syed Ahsan Ali and Amir Husain won bronze medals in the 25-metre freestyle event.

[B]Source: [URL="http://tribune.com.pk/story/201163/special-olympics-summer-games-2011-a-medal-shower-for-pakistan/"]Special Summer Olympics[/URL][/B]

Arain007 Monday, July 04, 2011 11:07 PM

[B][U][CENTER][SIZE="5"]Pakistan out of Fifa World Cup 2014 qualifiers[/SIZE][/CENTER][/U][/B]

LAHORE:
The football world cup qualifier match between Pakistan and Bangladesh ended in a draw.

Resultantly, the Pakistani team is out of the world cup qualifiers, and will not play the 2014 Fifa World Cup. The team needed to win with a four goal margin to qualify for the next round, which it did not manage to do.

Pakistan had lost the away-leg to Bangladesh 3-0 in Dhaka earlier this week. This second leg match of the qualifier was being held at the Punjab stadium in Lahore.

The Pakistan coach said the team had lodged a complaint against the conditions in Dhaka where rain had affected the team’s preparations and the pitch as well.

[B]Source: [URL="http://tribune.com.pk/story/201932/pakistan-out-of-fifa-world-cup-2014-qualifiers/"]Pakistan out of FIFA 2014[/URL][/B]

Predator Wednesday, July 13, 2011 03:45 PM

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Arain007 Thursday, July 21, 2011 08:08 PM

[B][U][CENTER][SIZE="5"]Court dismisses banned trio’s appeal[/SIZE][/CENTER][/U][/B]

KARACHI:

The Crown Court in London has dismissed the appeal of banned Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir to dismiss their corruption case in a preliminary hearing, which ended yesterday.

The trio, who were found guilty of spot-fixing by the International Cricket Council and are serving a minimum five-year ban, had filed an appeal asking the court to dismiss criminal charges that the Crown Prosecution had levelled against them. Amir and Asif attended the hearing, while Butt was represented by his lawyer. The trio were caught in a sting operation carried out by a British tabloid during Pakistan’s tour of England last year.


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