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Nadal off to winning start in Barcelona

BARCELONA – Five-time champion Rafael Nadal was barely troubled in a 6-1, 6-1 thrashing of Spanish compatriot Daniel Gimeno-Traver as the top-seeded king of clay returned victorious to the Barcelona Open on Wednesday. Nadal polished his record for the season to 25-4 just 72 hours after defeating compatriot David Ferrer for an historic seventh straight trophy in Monte Carlo. The world number one owns 30 titles on clay and is aiming to pick up where he left off in 2009 here when he won

Bangalore, Rajasthan make winning IPL starts

KOCHI – AB de Villiers smashed a quickfire 54 as the Royal Challengers Bangalore spoilt the Indian Premier League debut of Kochi Tuskers Kerala with a six-wicket win on Saturday.
Chasing a stiff 162, Bangalore overhauled the target with eight balls to spare in the high-scoring thriller at the Nehru Stadium, with de Villiers’ 40-ball unbeaten half-century the pick of the batting.
Bangalore looked in trouble at 137-4 in the 18th over but de Villiers held his nerve and Asad

Wozniacki, Sharapova off to winning starts

MIAMI – World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki, weekend winner of the Indian Wells WTA title, launched her bid for a second straight crown with a victory at the Miami WTA and ATP Masters tournament on Thursday. Wozniacki reached the third round of the $9 million event with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over American Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
“Especially in the first match you want to get going, you want to have the rallies,” said the Dane, who like all the top seeds enjoyed a first-round bye. “But I

Pakistan likely to stick with winning combination

DHAKA – Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi indicated on Tuesday he would retain the side who defeated Australia in the World Cup group stages for Wednesday’s quarter-final against West Indies.
Pakistan took the field for the Australia match without fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar and opened the bowling with left-armer Abdur Rehman as the defending champions were beaten for the first time at a World Cup since 1999. “We want to go with the winning combination. We will see, but I think we are

Bank Alfalah offers winning rates

KARACHI – Offering its clients rates as high as 9.89 percent on deposits as low as Rs 10,000, Bank Alfalah’s growing Islamic banking group with 80 branches is working towards providing a solution to tackle persistent inflation.
The Group targets, in particular, depositors who would otherwise be neglected and receive low returns on their small deposit holdings. As a result, depositors in Falah Mahana Amdani are receiving superior returns in comparison to the rates offered on

Afridi tells team to get into winning habit

STATS CORNER – Lasith Malinga became the fourth bowler to perform two hat-tricks in one day internationals and the first to do so in World Cup match. The right-arm fast bowler from Galle achieved this feat against Kenya at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Tuesday (March 1). Lasith Malinga’s hat trick started in the 42nd over of the match. Tanmay Mishra became the first victim of Malinga’s hat-trick after missing a full delivery on leg stump to fall for a 13-ball duck.
It was the

Mobilink, Netsol winning run continues in CPL

LAHORE – Mobilink and Netsol won their matches of the 1st CPL Raaziq T20 cricket League here on Monday.
In the first match, Mobilink beat Ufone by 29 runs. Mobilink scored 154 for 6 wickets in allotted 20 overs. Ijaz Rafiq 69, Saqib Munir 30 and Jawad Tayyab 28 were the main batsmen.
Ahsan Zaidi took two wickets. In reply, Ufone scored 125 all out with Adeel Asghar 41, Sadeem Baig 26 and Aleem Rana 17 runs. Khalid Farooq & Tariq Durani took three wickets each. Ijaz Rafiq

Afridi plans to retire on winning note

LAHORE: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi plans to hang his shoes after leading his team to the 2011 World Cup title.
“It is my desire to win the World Cup title for Pakistan before leaving the cricket scene,” he said on the sidelines of the training camp here at the National Cricket Academy.
He said that although they won T20 World Cup in England but his ultimate desire is to lead Pakistan to the World Cup title next year in the sub-continent.
Afridi pointed out that 2010

Pakistani women break taboos in winning Asian gold

KARACHI: In the conservative Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province of Pakistan, young women are expected to settle down to married life and raise a family. Sana Mir, captain of the Pakistan women’s cricket team that won a gold medal at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, had other ideas.
“I belong to Abbotabad where girls are not encouraged to take up sports leave alone cricket but my family was supportive and made it possible for me to play cricket and study as well,” Mir told Reuters after a

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