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Pakistan, India mind games begin

Pakistan, India mind games begin

NEW DELHI – Pakistan and India kicked-off the mind games ahead of their World Cup semi-final blockbuster on Sunday while New Zealand attempted to halt a three-pronged Asian assault on the title.
Pakistan, the 1992 champions, insist all the pressure will be on India in Mohali on Wednesday where the hosts’ status as tournament favourites will come under scrutiny from a 30,000 crowd made up almost entirely of home support.
“If India were going to win the World Cup, this is

Weinstein Company to develop video games

LOS ANGELES – The Weinstein Company is getting into the video game business. On Friday it announced the launch of TWC Games, which will publish games for mobile, social, and console platforms. Properties in The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films catalog include ‘Scream,’ ‘Hellraiser,’ ‘Halloween,’ ‘Scary Movie’ and others.
“The video game marketplace is changing at such a rapid rate. With all of the digital platforms, there are so many opportunities to broaden our audience

Preparations for Punjab Games reviewed

LAHORE – A high level meeting of the officials of the Punjab sports fraternity on Thursday reviewed the preparations for the 71st Punjab Games, which was postponed four times in the past due to a cold war between the Punjab Olympics Association and the Sports Secretary Punjab. The Games have been scheduled for April 7 to 9 at different venues of the city and the PbOA has promised that they will not be postponement this time.
Haseeb Ather, secretary Higher Education Commission,

Lodhi wins 2 games in Asian Chess

KARACHI – Pakistan’s top chess player and International Master, Mahmood Ahmed Lodhi got off to a fine start in the Asian Zone 3.2 Chess Championship in Colombo, Sri Lanka by winning two out of three matches. In the first round, he beat Shrestha Sujandra Parsad of Nepal and in the second round he defeated country-mate Aamir Karim. However, in the third round Lodhi was held to a draw by local Sri Lankan player RMC Rajapakse.
Lodhi has secured two and half points after the three

PbOA to hold Punjab Games on self-help basis

LAHORE – The trouble-stricken 71st Punjab Games, which have been postponed four times in the past, will now be held from April 7 to 9 this year at different venues of the city. The general council of the Punjab Olympics Association met here on Saturday and finalised the dates for the Punjab Games and also announced the holding of the 32nd National Games 2012 on October 21-27 next year.
The 71st Punjab Games were postponed on four occasions due to lack of funds and non-cooperation

US, S Korea launch war games amid N Korea threat

SEOUL – US and South Korean troops on Monday launched major annual land, sea and air exercises, amid North Korean threats to turn Seoul into a “sea of flames” in the event of any provocation. The Key Resolve/Foal Eagle drills are the first of their type since the communist state’s deadly shelling of a South Korean border island last November.
The US and South Korea said the exercises are defensive in nature while training their forces “to respond to any provocation”. North Korea

No tweets during games: ICC to teams

MUMBAI – In a bid to ensure a corruption-free World Cup following the spot-fixing scandal, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned players and team officials from tweeting during matches. The decision, an initiative of ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit, was intended to restrain the players and officials from any possible approach by people with links to illegal betting during World Cup matches.
The move from the ICC came in response to Australian team manager

Punjab to host 2012 National Games

LAHORE – The Pakistan Olympics Association on Saturday allocated the 32nd National Games to Punjab and the 4th Inter-Provincial Games to Balochistan. Both the events were allocated on rotation basis. The National Games will most probably be held after 2012 Ramazan and the Inter-provincial Games will be staged by the end of the current year. Special emphasis was laid on anti-doping policy and the federations were asked to make room for mandatory dope test while holding events.

Asian Winter Games – Kazakhstan secure top place

ALMATY – Hosts Kazakhstan secured top place in the Asian Winter Games medal table after they won five more gold medals on Saturday’s penultimate day. With only 11 gold medals still at stake, Kazakhstan top the table with 28 gold medals and 62 overall, while second-placed South Korea have 12 golds and 35 overall.
Masako Hozumi of Japan increased her team’s gold medal tally with a confident win in the women’s 5,000m speed skating. The 24-year-old finished 6.4 seconds ahead of

Starr trademarks name for games market

LONDON – Ringo Starr has sparked speculation he’s preparing to launch himself into the video games market by trade-marking his name for the industry. The ‘Beatles’ legend has filed an application to trademark the name ‘Ringo’ for video game software and downloadable computer games.
The paperwork was filed on 23 January and applies to “computer game software” and “downloadable computer games via the internet and wireless devices”; prompting speculation he is planning to launch his

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

Architect Games conclude today

LAHORE – The quarter-finals of the 1st Chief Architect Sports Games 2011 were decided here at the Punjab University Old Campus ground. Computer Studio Lap team won the first quarter-final against Health Team, while in the second quarter-final, Lahore defeated Police.
In athletics, the 100m final was won by Gul Baksh (Computer Lap), who clocked 13s.37p. Kaleem Malik (Police, 13s.69p) came second, while Hafiz Asif (Office Building, 14s.10p) secured the third position. Today will be

2012 Games tickets sale from March 15

LONDON – Tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games will go on sale on March 15, chairman of the organising committee Sebastian Coe announced on Saturday.
Sports fans will have six weeks — from March 15 to April 26 — to apply for the 6.6 million public tickets.
They can apply at any time in that period because it is not a first come, first served process. Any oversubscribed events will be allocated by ballot after the deadline.
“On 15 March, the application process

‘National Games’ have defeated terrorism’

PESHAWAR – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that successful and peaceful holding of 31st National Games 2010 in the terror-hit province was a big achievement of the provincial government and it shows the defeat of the terrorists.
He said this while addressing the prize distribution ceremony of 31st National Games 2010 in Peshawar on Friday. The ceremony was also attended by Aqil Shah, Shagufta Malik, Azmat Orakzi and Siraj Khan.

UCP glorious in National Games

LAHORE – The University of Central Punjab topped the list of medal winning universities in the 31st National Games held at Peshawar.
Representing Higher Education Commission, its players won four gold medals, four silver medals and three bronze medals.
The detail is follows:
Name Game Status
Sikanadar Khan Swimming 2 Gold, 1 Bronze
M Mustafa Wrestling 1 Gold
Haroon Shaukat Weightlifting 1 Gold
Habib Asghar Weightlifting 1 Silver

Delhi Games chief quizzed over corruption

NEW DELHI – Indian police on Wednesday questioned the top organiser of the Delhi Commonwealth Games as part of a widening corruption probe into the tainted October event. Suresh Kalmadi arrived mid-morning at the headquarters of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in New Delhi, where detectives quizzed him over suspect contracts for most of the day.
The Games, which were marred by venue delays and poor organisation, were also hit by claims of massive financial

Curtain down on 31st National Games

PESHAWAR – The 31st National Games concluded in a colourful ceremony at Khan Qayyum Stadium Peshawar on Friday evening. Khyber PK Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti was the chief guest of the closing ceremony.
The National Games started in Peshawar on December 25, 2010. Around 3500 players from 13 contingents participated in 28 games and seven games were exclusive for women.
Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti declared Games close when Pakistan Olympic Association