Tag: Cup

Andy Roddick returns to US Davis Cup squad

NEW YORK: Former world number one Andy Roddick will play for the US Davis Cup squad in 2011 after skipping the event this year, the US Tennis Association announced on Thursday.
Roddick will join new coach Jim Courier when the Americans visit Chile for a first-round tie on the red clay of Santiago on March 4-6. "I'm very excited to be back," Roddick said. "Davis Cup is something you should commit to for the entire season and not when it's convenient. Trying to win the Davis Cup

Pakistan need Aamer, Asif for World Cup, says Imran

NEW DELHI: Pakistan's chances at the cricket World Cup will depend on the verdict reached against bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer in the match-fixing inquiry, former captain Imran Khan said on Thursday.
"We must wait for the verdict on Aamer and Asif," Pakistan's World Cup-winning skipper responded when asked by reporters how his nation will fare in the showpiece event next year.
"They are the best opening bowling pair in the world. We need to know about their

Monnoo Polo in PSS Asia Cup final

LAHORE: Monnoo Polo was the first team to qualify for the final of the PSS Asia Polo Cup to be played on Sunday at the Lahore Polo Club's Aibak ground. The organisers hosted six matches Thursday so that list of finalists of the tournament could be determined. Security 2000 won their match on the day and qualified to play the subsidiary final against Goodwill Sweets.

Governor’s Cup Golf tees off today

LAHORE: The 27th Governor's Cup Golf Championship tees off today at the Lahore Gymkhana Golf Course providing an opportunity to some skillful amateurs of the country to excel over the next three days for the net trophy.
Addressing a press conference here at the Lahore Gymkhana Golf Lounge, Media Director Khawaja Parvaiz Saeed gave details of the December 10-14 activity which would be featuring over 130 amateur contenders while a large number of seniors, and veterans have also

Monnoo Polo, Master Paints advance in PSS Asia Cup

LAHORE: Monnoo Polo, Charbagh and Master Paints won their matches of the PSS Asia Polo Cup on Tuesday here at the Lahore Polo Club. Monnoo Polo romped to win over Rijas 7-3 with Saqib Khan Khakwani doing wonders for the winners. Charbagh pulled out a narrow 6-5 win over Miracle. Mian Shahzad Aziz was the star of the day for Charbagh and Muhammad Samir Malik fought well for the losing side.
Master Paints carved out a 7-6 win over Security 2000. Sufi Mohammad Aamer led the scoring

Carlton Tower Hotel claim Novices Polo Cup

LAHORE: Carlton Tower Hotel cut the combined team of Guard Group and Diamond Paints into half in the final to claim the Novices Polo Cup 2010 here at the Lahore Polo Club's Aibak Ground on Sunday.
Rijas on the other hand claimed the subsidiary final when it edged aside Karachi Polo Team 5-4 earlier in the day.
In the presence of chief guest Gen. (R) Jehangir Karamat and fans who gathered at the LPC lounge to enjoy the mild weather, Shah Qubali Alam and Hamza Mawaz Khan

Novices Polo Cup 2010 kicks off in style

LAHORE: Miracle, Oratier Technologies and PSS International grabbed comprehensive wins on the opening day of the Novices Polo Cup 2010 on Sunday.
Miracle edged ahead of Sakuf by seven goals to six and a half, while Oratier Technologies defeated PSS International 7-3.
All the four riders Tahir Aslam Awan, Moin Yaqub, Bilal Haider Agha and Raja Amer Khan were instrumental in the Miracle win while Mian Shahzad Aziz and Khawaja Waleed Zubair fought like knights for the Sakuf

India-led hosts target World Cup blockbuster

NEW DELHI: India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have joined hands with the aim of putting on a memorable World Cup as cricket's showpiece event is played in South Asia for the third time.
A hundred days ahead of the February 17 opening ceremony in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, the International Cricket Council gave a thumbs-up to the work done by the three host nations.
"I am confident we will get a good tournament," ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat told AFP. "Preparations

Djokovic cruises as Serbs savour future cup final

BASEL: Holder Novak Djokovic led the way with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat of recent training partner Ernests Gulbis as the bulk of Serbia's Davis Cup squad made it to the second round of the Swiss Indoors Tuesday.
World number three Djokovic had practised last week in Geneva with the Latvian, with whom he grew up at tennis school in Munich, and used the fresh experience on court to roll to victory, his third of four in their series.
Gulbis was broken in the final game and ended his

Asif dreams of world cup, Butt denies dirt

LAHORE: Tainted by drugs and spot-fixing allegations, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif believes that he would still make to World Cup 2011 team despite withdrawing his appeal against the ICC's suspension.
The World Cup 2011 is being jointly staged by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh while Pakistan was omitted as a fourth host nation following the attack on the Sri Lanka team last year. The ICC anti-corruption committee suspended Asif, captain Salman Butt and rookie pacer

Pakistan Vs South Africa – Waqar seeks World Cup boost from...

Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis Tuesday urged his team to get back to winning ways as they begin the build-up to next year's World Cup.
"We haven't won anything recently and after a chaotic England tour things are becoming clearer, so if we win against South Africa and then on the New Zealand tour it will be a good build-up for the World Cup," Waqar told reporters.
Pakistan play two back-to-back Twenty20 matches on Tuesday and Wednesday, before playing

Top seed Jankovic crashes out of Kremlin Cup

Top seed tennis player Jelena Jankovic crashed out of the Kremlin Cup at the first hurdle in a 6-1 6-2 thrashing by Kazakh teenager Zarina Diyas on Thursday.
Serbia's former world number one, who had a bye in the first round, looked out of sorts from the start, committing numerous errors and winning only 43 percent of her first serves. The 268th-ranked Diyas beat her in less than an hour.
Diyas, who had not won a tour match this year before this week, now takes