Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Sports

France U19s restore faith with comeback triumph

PARIS: A dramatic late goal from substitute Alexandre Lacazette earned hosts France a 2-1 victory over Spain in the final of the Under-19 European Championship in Caen, northern France on Friday.The 19-year-old Lyon forward headed home bravely from close range in the 85th minute to

Pakistan`s Butt voices DRS doubts

NOTTINGHAM: Pakistan captain Salman Butt defended his side doing without the controversial Decision Review System (DRS), during a batting collapse in the first Test against England, by saying the technology on offer was "not a hundred percent".The tourists were in the midst of a slump

Anderson and Finn rip through Pakistan in test

NOTTINGHAM: England England birthday boy James Anderson and rookie pace bowler Steven Finn ripped through Pakistan`s batting to reduce them to 90 for six at tea on the second day of the first test at Trent Bridge on Friday.Anderson, who turned 28, utilised the cloud cover to take three

Sami Khedira to join Real Madrid from Stuttgart

BERLIN: Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, who played a major part in Germany`s progress to the World Cup semi-finals, is to join Real Madrid from VfB Stuttgart, the Bundesliga club said Friday."VfB and Real Madrid have agreed on the midfielder`s move to the Spanish capital," the German

Murray, Falla advance to quarters at Los Angeles tennis

LOS ANGELES: Colombia`s Alejandro Falla and Scot Andy Murray shared top billing on centre court at the ATP Farmers Classic on Thursday.Falla, who is enjoying the best season of his career, rallied to upset fifth seeded Ernests Gulbis 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (10/8) in a marathon second-round match

"Little Pea" Hernandez living dream at United

MEXICO CITY: Mexico international striker Javier Hernandez said he is living a dream ahead of Friday`s friendly between former club Chivas of Guadalajara and new side Manchester United.Hernandez, 22 and nicknamed Chicharito (Little Pea), told reporters ahead of the match in Guadalajara

Second India-Sri Lanka Test drawn

COLOMBO: The second Test between India and Sri Lanka ended in a high-scoring draw on Friday after the bat dominated the ball on a featherbed wicket for five days. India posted their second-highest total ever when they made 707 in reply to Sri Lanka`s mammoth first innings score of 642-4

No West Ham offer, says Beckham

LONDON: David Beckham has dismissed speculation linking him with a move to West Ham with his spokesman insisting that the former England skipper is happy with life at LA Galaxy.Hammers co-owner David Gold was reported at the weekend to be keen on bringing the 35-year-old midfielder back

Australia won`t renominate Howard for ICC role

SYDNEY: Cricket Australia said Friday it would not renominate former Australian prime minister John Howard to take over the leadership of the sport`s international governing body.CA said Howard was its best available candidate and had decided not to consider suggesting any other names,

World Cup venue to be named after Muralitharan

COLOMBO: A new cricket stadium being built for next year`s World Cup will be named after the world`s most successful bowler Muttiah Muralitharan, a report said on Friday.The 22,000-capacity stadium, being constructed in Pallekele in Muralitharan`s home district of Kandy, is due to host

Morgan sparks England revival

NOTTINGHAM: Eoin Morgan led England to 190 for four at tea after Pakistan took two wickets in quick succession on the first day of the first Test at Trent Bridge here on Thursday.England, who won the toss, were in trouble at 118 for four shortly after lunch, with Kevin Pietersen out for

Ibrahimovic commits to Barcelona

MADRID: Barcelona`s Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has put an end to speculation that he is leaving the Spanish champions, saying Thursday that he is staying put at the club."I am a Barcelona player and I will continue to be one," the 28-year-old was quoted by Barcelona`s website as

Mancini ready to take Robinho back

LONDON: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is ready to make peace with Robinho if the Brazil forward is willing to raise his game for the Premier League club.Mancini sent Robinho on loan to Santos for the second half of last season after growing tired of the former Real Madrid star`s

Russia investigates 12 cases of corruption

MOSCOW: Russian investigators are probing 12 cases of corruption at the Vancouver Olympics after a report exposed lavish spending by sports officials, the head of the federal audit chamber said Thursday."We are talking about a number of contracts and improper use of funds, allocated to

Morgan ton puts England on top against Pakistan

NOTTINGHAM: Eoin Morgan`s maiden Test hundred was key to England`s revival against Pakistan as they made 331 for four by stumps on the first day of their series opener at Trent Bridge on Thursday.Former Ireland left-hander Morgan was 125 not out, having never even made a fifty in his

Bolt-led Jamaica and US set for clash in Zurich

GENEVA: Jamaican and US sprint teams are set to face off at next month`s athletics meet in Zurich, with the teams led by Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay lining up to challenge world records, organisers said Thursday."The Usain Bolt-anchored Jamaican team with Mario Forsythe, Yohan Blake, and

Report says Murali and Kumble eye bowling academy

NEW DELHI: Record-breaking Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and retired Indian legend Anil Kumble plan to join hands to set up a spin academy for youngsters, the players were quoted as saying on Thursday.Muralitharan, who quit Test cricket last week after a final match against

Butt takes inspiration from Imran heroics

NOTTINGHAM: Pakistan captain Salman Butt hopes some of the magic of Imran Khan, his cricket hero, will rub off when he leads the team in the first Test against England here on Thursday.Butt`s captaincy debut went better than even the most fervent Pakistan supporter could have hoped with a

Butt takes inspiration from Imran heroics

NOTTINGHAM: Pakistan captain Salman Butt hopes some of the magic of Imran Khan, his cricket hero, will rub off when he leads the team in the first Test against England here on Thursday.Butt`s captaincy debut went better than even the most fervent Pakistan supporter could have hoped with a

Tendulkar`s double-ton leads India`s run feast

COLOMBO: Star batsman Sachin Tendulkar hit 203 and debutant Suresh Raina made 120 as India bettered Sri Lanka`s run-spree in the high-scoring second cricket Test on Thursday.India, kept on the field for the first two days during Sri Lanka`s massive 642-4 declared, responded by piling up