Sports News – Newsletter for February 26, 2011Saturday, February 26, 2011
LONDON – Sir Alex Ferguson has written off Chelsea’s Premier League title chances, by saying that either his Manchester United side or Arsenal will snare the title.
Speaking ahead of the Man U-Chelsea clash at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, Ferguson said: “I think either Arsenal or ourselves will win it.”
United, who were crowned English champions for … Read more >>.
LONDON – The Glazer family has confirmed that they have no in selling Manchester United.
Though there is growing speculation about a massive offer for the club from the Qatari Royal Family, the largely unpopular Glazer regime has stressed that they view their United status as long-term, the Daily Mail reports.
“The board notes recent press speculation … Read more : Unpopular Glazers vow to hang on to Man U for the long-term.
LONDON – Soccer ace David Beckham, who is a big fan of body art, has revealed his latest tattoo by posting pictures on Facebook.
The new tattoo on his chest is of Jesus being lifted by three cherubs, of whom David says symbolise himself and his three sons Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 6.
The 35-year-old …. Original source : Becks reveals chest tattoo of Jesus and angels on Facebook.
ISLAMABAD – Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif has followed the route taken by former teammate Mohammad Amir and contested the seven-year ban imposed on him by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on spot-fixing charges.
On February 5, an independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal appointed by the ICC to hear into the spot-fixing case imposed a sanction of seven … Read this article on Gaea Times at : Tainted Pak pacer Asif also files appeal against ICC’s seven-year ban.
ISLAMABAD – Disgraced Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir has contested the five-year ban imposed on him by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on spot-fixing charges.
On February 5, an independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal appointed by the ICC to hear into the spot-fixing case imposed a “sanction of five years of ineligibility” on Mohammad Amir, the youngest of the … Read more : Tainted Pak bowler Amir files appeal against ICC’s five-year ban.
BIKANER – Overnight leader Harpreet Singh Bawa maintained his top position in the Xtreme category as the Maruti Suzuki 9th Desert Storm Rally entered its home stretch here.
Bawa (with co-driver Parminder), enjoyed a 10-minute lead over Rai Virendra Singh (with co-driver Gunpreet) who in turn was seven minutes ahead of third placed Sunny Sidhi …. Read the original article : Bawa maintains lead in desert car rally.
DHAKA – Scoreboard of the World Cup Group B match between Bangladesh and Ireland here Friday.
Tamim Iqbal c Porterfield b Botha 44
Imrul Kayes st NJ O’Brien b Mooney 12
Junaid Siddique run out (Joyce) 3
Mushfiqur Rahim c White b Dockrell 36
Shakib Al Hasan c & b Botha 16
… Read more : Scoreboard: Bangladesh vs Ireland, World Cup Group B.
BANGALORE – Big-hitting Indian opener Virender Sehwag is recovering from an injury to his left ribcage to play against England in Sunday’s ICC Cricket World Cup-2011 Group B match at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium here, a senior official said.
“Sehwag is recovering from the injury. He will be fit to play Sunday as he has …. Source article : Sehwag recovering from injury, to play against England.
NEW DELHI – The West Indies suffered a major setback as all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was Friday ruled out of the World Cup with a knee injury.
“He has been ruled out due to cartilage damage in the left knee,” a West Indies team official confirmed.
The West Indies have already petitioned the International Cricket … Original source on Gaea Times at : Knee injury rules Dwayne Bravo out of World Cup.
DHAKA – Bangladesh survived a scare before their bowlers rescued them to post a 27-run victory over Ireland in a World Cup Group B match here Friday.
Defending a small score of 205 runs, Bangladesh bowled out Ireland for 178 runs in 45 overs with pacer Shafiul Islam taking four wickets. Skipper Shakib Al … Read : Bowlers carry Bangladesh home against Ireland.
BANGALORE – For the first major encounter of the ICC World Cup-2011 here Sunday, England are pulling out all stops to take on India with better bowling and fielding performance in the Group B match.
“We are aware of India’s strength on their home ground. We are practising hard to bowl [..] Read the original article: here.
DHAKA – Shafiul Islam claimed four wickets and Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Ashraful a pair each as Bangladesh defeated Ireland by 27 runs in a World Cup Group B match here Friday.
Set to score 206, Ireland folded up for 178 runs in 45 overs, their last four batsmen contributing a mere 13 runs.
…. Original article on Gaea Times at : World Cup: Bangladesh defeat Ireland by 27 runs.
BANGALORE – A sudden heavy downpour Friday forced England to abandon their practise session at the National Cricket Academy ground for Sunday’s high-profile World Cup clash with hosts India.
Typical English weather greeted the players when they walked into the venue for a two-hour session at the nets, with sunshine and clouds playing hide …. Read the original article : here.
BANGALORE – With just around 7,000 tickets for Karnataka’s cricket fans for Sundays India-England tie, the World Cup organisers must be hoping there would not be empty seats at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here.
The organisers — the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Karnataka State Cricket Association … Read more »».
RANCHI – Punjab and Haryana respectively clinched the men’s and women’s hockey golds defeating hosts Jharkhand at the 34th National Games here Friday.
Haryana defeated Jharkhand 3-1 in the women’s final while the Punjab men blanked the local team 2-0.
The Punjab men scored the two goals in the second half.
In womens hockey, Haryana … Read this article on Gaea Times at : National Games: Punjab and Haryana win hockey golds.
NEW DELHI – Talented Ryan ten Doeschate grabbed the first opportunity on the big stage by stroking a dazzling century against England in the World Cup. He, however, rues not getting to play quality opposition often and suggests the Dutch to focus on Twenty20 cricket to develop their game.
Only four of 28 … Read more : Dutch should focus on improving in T20: Doeschate.
NAGPUR – Australia captain Ricky Ponting said Friday if his pace battery continues to perform well, the team can overcome any oppostion in the World Cup.
Australian fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Shaun Tait wrecked the New Zealand batting as the four-time world champions cruised to a seven wicket victory in Jamtha here.
“It was … Read more »».
NEW DELHI – Seventeen-year-old Gauri Monga will spearhead the Indian challenge along with Vani Kapoor and Aditi Ashok in the 33rd Queen Sirikit Cup Golf from March 9-11 here at the Delhi Golf Club.
The captain for the Indian team will be Rita Punwani. She is also the chairperson of the Indian Golf Union Ladies … Read more »»».
DHAKA – Ireland gave themselves a good chance to beat Bangladesh, restricting them to 205 in a World Cup Group B match here Friday.
Bangladesh, after electing to bat, were at one point struggling at 86 for four. Tamim Iqbal (44) played a cameo while Mushfiqur Rahim (36) and Raqibul Hasan (38) were involved in …. Source article : Bangladesh struggle to 205 in 50 overs.
DHAKA – Bangladesh were all out for 205 in a World Cup Group B match against Ireland here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium here Friday.
Bangladesh managed to cross the 200-mark courtesy knocks from opener Tamim Iqbal (44) and and middle-order batsman Raqibul Hasan (38).
Medium pacer Andre Both took three wickets and …. Original article : Bangladesh set 206 target for Ireland.