Yolane Kukla : Youngest gold medalist of the century

Australian Yolane Kukla became the youngest swimming gold medal winner at the Commonwealth Games in this century when she won the women's 50 metres Freestyle event at Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Aquatics Complex on Friday, October 8.
Yolane Kukla, who was born on September 29 1995 in Brisbane, was 15 years and nine days old when she beat England's Halsall Francesca in the final of 50 metres freestyle. Yolane Kukla is also the youngest gold medalist in swimming since 2000. Alice Mills

HBL loses in dying hours as PEL draw fixture

PMC Athletico Club hit late winner to beat HBL 1-0 at PMC Football Ground Faisalabad and PEL drew 1-1 with Chaman's Afghan FC at Model Town Football Academy Ground, Lahore in the Pakistan Premier Football League on Friday.
KPT struck four goals through four different players to overpower Navy 4-1 at Municipal Stadium, Rawalpindi and later on, a scoreless draw was played between KRL and NBP as four more matches were decided in Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL) 2010

Ushna Suhail reaches singles semifinals and doubles finals

Ushna Suhail, the second seed in singles and top seed in doubles, reached the singles semifinals and doubles finals in the Bahrain International Tennis tournament. In the singles format, Ushna defeated Nikita Dowda of Kenya in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-4. In the first set, Ushna was down three games to nil but fought back strongly to level the set at 3-3. In doubles semifinals, Ushna partnering Indian Spurti Shivalingiah defeated the Turkish pair of Naz Karagoz and Busra Kayrun in

Star To Watch : Sania Mirza

All eyes will be on Indian tennis star Sania Mirza when she plays in the final of women's singles against Australian opponent at R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex on Saturday, October 9. The 24-year-old from Hyderabad staged a grand recovery after losing the first set to get the better of Australia's Olivia Rogowska 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the first of the semi-finals.
"That was a fantastic win. My heart is beating really fast. It hasn't sunk in," said a delighted Sania Mirza. "I'm happy with

Australia strengthens hold, India holds off England

Australia complete Games glory with scratch one-two
Cameron Meyer celebrated a third gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Friday as Australia's formidable endurance riders took gold and silver in the men's 25km scratch race.
Meyer, who looked comfortable and in charge from the starting hooter, punched the air as he caught teammate Michael Freiberg, who won silver, on the last lap. Zach Bell of Canada took third spot on the podium.
Australia looked odds-on bets to

Pietersen denies saying his career was “on the way down”

England batsman Kevin Pietersen dismissed a newspaper report quoting him as saying he was "on the way down" as a cricketer, saying his words had been taken out of context.
"I was only talking about my age, nothing else," Pietersen, 30, told Reuters on Friday before playing a game for the KwaZulu-Natal Dolphins.
Pietersen, who has not scored a test century since March 2009, had been quoted as saying on the website of Britain's Daily Mirror (www.mirror.co.uk): "I have probably

Red Bull dominate while Hamilton suffers

Sebastian Vettel led championship leader Mark Webber in a dominant Red Bull one-two in both practice sessions for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday. While they flaunted an advantage of more than half a second over their title rivals, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton could only watch impotently from the sidelines after crashing in the morning.
When the 2008 Formula One champion did get back on track with eight minutes of the second session remaining, Hamilton was able to complete just six

Winter return for Ribery and Robben, say Bayern

Bayern Munich expect the influential attacking pair of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben to return from injury in November and January 2011 respectively, the club said Friday.
France international Ribery was sidelined by injury for four months last year and this season it has been a similar story for the attacking midfielder, who suffered ankle ligament damage on September 21.
Dutch international Robben returned from the World Cup with a thigh injury and Bayern's sporting

Man Utd post huge losses despite record profits

Manchester United made a full-year loss of 84 million pounds ($133 million) due to managing the cost of debt, they said on Friday, giving more ammunition to the many critics of the Premier League club's American owners.
The club posted a record operating profit of 101 million pounds due to increased broadcasting and commercial income but made a loss when interest charges and the cost of restructuring debt were added on. It's the first time that a British club has crossed the 100

Italy coach offers Totti a goodbye chance

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has offered former Azzurri striker Francesco Totti the chance to play in a friendly to say a proper goodbye to the national team.
Totti, 34, quit international football with 58 caps after Italy's 2006 World Cup win but opened the door for a return in June's tournament only for injury worries to rule him out.
Prandelli, who has indicated that he will not consider the forward for competitive games, envisages a friendly where Totti can team up again

Japan upset Argentina 1-0 for historic win

Japan upset powerhouse Argentina 1-0 Friday in a historic friendly win, crowning former AC Milan boss Alberto Zaccheroni's debut as their coach.
Shimizu S-Pulse striker Shinji Okazaki scored the winner in the 19th minute while the Blue Samurai stopped several scoring attempts by Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
It was the first win for the Blue Samurai in their seven international matches.

FIFA temporarily lifts Nigeria suspension

FIFA credited a "positive turn" in events as the reason behind its decision on Friday to temporarily lift the suspension of Nigeria from international football.
Football's world governing body said its emergency committee had "decided to provisionally lift the suspension of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) ... after observing that the situation had taken a positive turn in recent days".
That included "the claimant at the origin of the court actions (the government's

Swiss still cashes out

Rafa Nadal has toppled Roger Federer from the summit of the tennis world rankings but overtaking his arch rival as the sport's number one in off-court earnings is likely to prove a much stiffer challenge.
Nadal, 24, joined the 29-year-old Federer and five other players on an elite list when he swept to victory at last month's U.S. Open and completed a career grand slam of all four major tournaments.
The Spaniard, who now has nine grand slam singles titles, has shrugged off

Three-star Brazil ease past Iran

A much changed Brazil from the one that disappointed at the World Cup finals cruised to a 3-0 victory over Iran in an international friendly here on Thursday.
Goals by Daniel Alves, Alexandre Pato and Nilmar were enough to see the Brazilians to an easy win on what was their second appearance in the United Arab Emirates - they walloped the UAE 8-0 in 2005.
Brazil - now under the management of Mano Menezes after Dunga was sacked following their exit in the World Cup

Monfils routs Rodick to reach semis

World number one Rafael Nadal cruised through to the semi-finals of the Japan Open Friday, joining Frenchman Gael Monfils, who saved a match point before overcoming American Andy Roddick.
The Spanish top seed, who completed a career Gland Slam by winning his first US Open crown last month, made quick work of his Russian opponent Dmitry Tursunov, reeling off the last six games in a row for a 6-4, 6-1 victory.
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who shocked Nadal in the Thailand Open

American Kerr leads Navistar Classic

American Cristie Kerr is the clubouse leader in the first round of the USLPGA Navistar Classic which was suspended Thursday because of darkness.
Kerr, who had an early tee time, fired a seven-under 65 as the players who failed to finish will return in the morning to complete the first round at the Capital Hill Golf Club. The second round is expected to start on time.
Morgan Pressel, Dorothy Delasin and Anna Nordqvist are tied in second place at six-under 66.
Kerr parred

Teenage sensation Noh takes lead

Korean teen Noh Seung-Yul shot a second straight four-under-par 67 to take the clubhouse lead at the Korea Open, with almost half the field still to complete their second round.
On a day of high drama veteran Yoo Jong-Ku recorded the second hole-in-one of the OneAsia tournament and drove off with a BMW.
Australian Anthony Brown carded a 71 to stay two-under and overnight co-leader John Huh of the USA was one behind after a 74 at the Woo Jeong Hills Country Club in Cheonan,