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Simoncelli grabs pole in Assen

Honda’s Marco Simoncelli will start on pole for Saturday’s Dutch MotoGP after the Italian rider topped qualifying here on Friday. Simoncelli, seeking his first MotoGP win, is joined on the front row

McIlroy grabs command at US Open

Rory McIlroy completed the lowest 36-hole total in US Open history on Friday despite a double-bogey finish that brought back memories of similar major leads the Ulsterman has squandered. McIlroy fired a

Saleem grabs Challenge Shield Golf Trophy

LAHORE – At the end of the 36-hole stroke play net competition at the Royal Palm Golf Course, it was Saleem Raza from the Gujranwala Golf Club who succeeded in claiming the Challenge Shield Trophy. He won the trophy with scores of net 67 and net 70 in the two rounds, a winning aggregate score of net 137, seven under par, thereby distinguishing himself as one of the golfers the amateur golf circuit will have to contend with in the events to come.
The race for the team event and

Fisher grabs early Masters lead

AUGUSTA – England’s Ross Fisher grabbed the early clubhouse lead on the opening day of the 75th Masters on Thursday rebounding from a rocky start to card a three-under par 69.
The 30-year-old Ryder Cup star, making his third appearance at Augusta National, recorded the very first bogey of the tournament on the opening hole after setting out in the lead grouping shortly after sunrise.
He dropped another at the tough par-three fourth, but banged in birdies at the second,

Kirk grabs lead

HOUSTON – US PGA Tour rookie Chris Kirk fired a three-under par 69 on Friday to seize a one-shot lead over defending champion Anthony Kim and 2008 champ Johnson Wagner at the Houston Open halfway point.
Kirk had a nine-under par total of 135, getting most of his second round in before the afternoon wind kicked up and made scoring tougher. Kim and Wagner both benefitted from the calm early conditions, and made the most of their knowledge of the Redstone course.

Riaz grabs limelight

MOHALI – Fast bowler Wahab Riaz emerged from the shadows with a career-best five for 46 in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final as India made 260 for nine though pakistan lost.
The left-armer, who comes from Punjab, has often only played when others were injured, and all eyes focused on the likes of reverse-swing specialist Umar Gul and express quick Shoaib Akhtar. However, Pakistan’s decision to keep the 35-year-old Akhtar on the sidelines put Riaz in the spotlight, as he would have

Levin grabs leads at Bay Hill

ORLANDO – Spencer Levin defied difficult, gusting winds at Bay Hill Thursday, firing a flawless six-under par 66 to take the first-round lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Levin’s impressive effort gave him a three-shot lead over fellow Americans Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan, and was more than eight shots better than the day’s average score.
“Six under … I didn’t really even think about that on the range,” Levin said. “Because I know the course is hard, anyway, and then

Landlord grabs labourer’s inherited house

HAFIZABAD – A landlord of village Punj Garain near Hafizabad grabbed the house of a poor family.
According to details, a poor labourer, Khizar Hayat, had been living in his inherited house in the village since long. On the day of the incident, a landlord of the same village, Muhammad Ali, along with five armed accomplices, stormed into the house, threw his household items out of it and took illegal possession of it.
The poor family that was deprived of shelter went from

Mahan grabs lead, Woods struggles

DORAL – American Hunter Mahan fired seven birdies and charged into a two-stroke lead after 11 holes of the storm-delayed opening round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral on Thursday. After a storm that caused havoc around the course, ripping up trees and causing a delay of nearly three hours, only nine players were able to finish their round before darkness fell. Mahan, playing the back nine first, shot out of the gate with birdies on each of his opening four holes and added

Messi grabs late winner for Barca

MADRID – Lionel Messi missed a slew of chances before squeezing home a late strike to give Barcelona a 1-0 win at third-placed Valencia in La Liga on Wednesday and stretch the champions lead over Real Madrid to 10 points. With Barca looking like they might drop points for only the fourth time this season, the Argentina forward struck a low shot in the 77th minute at the Mestalla that spun just inside the post off the outstretched arm of goalkeeper Vicente Guaita. Messi’s league

B’wood takes breather as Cup grabs spotlight

MUMBAI – India’s world famous Bollywood film industry is reining back its production over the next two months to avoid a clash with the Cricket World Cup being played in the country. The World Cup is expected to prompt people to flock to the stadia or tune their television sets to sports channels, leaving general entertainment channels with fewer viewers and cinema chains with smaller audiences.
“For a multiplex, every show is a perishable item, so if they don’t use the multiplex

Kim grabs second gold at Winter Games

ALMATY – South Korean alpine skier Kim Sun Joo won her second gold medal at the Asian Winter Games here on Tuesday finishing with a time of one minute 10.83sec in the women’s Super-G event.
“I’m pleased with my performance here both today and overall so far,” the 25-year-old said. “I have a chance to secure a hat-trick here and I will do my best to win the Super Combined Friday.” Lyudmila Fedotova of Kazakhstan won her second silver medal finishing second 0.5sec behind Kim, while

Natsumi grabs gold for Japan at winter Asiad

ALMATY – Madika Natsumi won the first gold medal for Japan here Monday at the Asian Winter Games giving all she had in the final run for a comprehensive victory in the women’s cross-country ski sprint. She gained an early narrow advantage ahead of her rivals and managed to hold on to it by clocking a time of three minutes 35.2 seconds over the 1.2km distance to finish four seconds ahead of Elena Kolomina of Kazakhstan.
“I’m happy to win the first gold medal for my country,”