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Bartoli putting in the hard yards

French veteran Marion Bartoli hopes an extended preparation in Australia will have her primed for a big showing at next month’s Australian Open. Bartoli capped a consistent 2011 by climbing back to

Beer belly fear keeps Schumacher working hard

Germany’s seven-times Formula One champion Michael Schumacher admits he is motivated to work out by fear of a beer belly as much as trying to beat current champion and compatriot Sebastian Vettel.

Hard work ahead for Phelps

US swimming legend Michael Phelps knows he has a year of hard graft ahead after the world championships, while China can be quietly confident of making a big splash at the London

Hard to port

Much is made of Pakistan’s abundance of natural resource. But the transition of these resources into geo-strategically important ones has been a painfully slow process. Pakistan can use its coastal line of

Under-equipped KP police fighting a ‘hard’ terror war

PESHAWAR – The police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa need more special training, facilities and public support to counter militancy. Despite the challenges they have to face every day, the policemen have rendered valuable sacrifices in the war against terrorism. Late CCPO Malik Saad Khan, Abid Ali and Sifwat Ghayur were, to name the few, among those who laid their lives for restoring peace in terror struck parts of the country. The fact that the militants can attack the police in KP at will

Waqar says hard to find Akhtar’s replacement

LAHORE – Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis has expressed his disappointment after the support staff and management of the cricket team were ignored as the team was lauded for its performance. Waqar believes it is high time the team management and support staff are rewarded along with the national team for any series or tournament triumph.
Waqar said he was disappointed that there was no trend of recognising the efforts of the support staff and management in the good performance

Obama gears up for hard sell on Libya

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama to give a prime-time address to the nation aimed at winning the support of a war-weary American public for the military intervention in Libya.
After inheriting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning president finds himself embroiled in yet another conflict, this time one of his own choosing and one that many at home are not convinced by.
In his address at 7:30 pm (2330 GMT) from the National Defense University in

England need to push hard for semis

THE REALITY CHECK – It’s hard to predict what England will do in this World Cup. While Sri Lanka sailed to the second round with only one loss to Pakistan, England struggled to advance after defeats to Ireland and Bangladesh. However, England have come good when it mattered the most.
Today in Colombo, the odds will be heavily stacked against England, with Sri Lanka playing in front of a home crowd at the Premadasa – a place where they can become quite intimidating for visiting