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Gabriel late strike proves a Hammer blow

LONDON – West Ham’s hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League suffered a huge blow as Gabriel Agbonlahor’s stoppage-time goal gave Aston Villa a 2-1 win at Upton Park on Saturday.
Avram Grant’s team now head into matches against Chelsea and Manchester City stuck in the bottom three and with just five games to save their season. At least Grant will be back from his touchline ban for the rest of the season, barring more action from the Football Association for his

UAE clearance too late for banned Asif

KARACHI – Pakistan said Tuesday that paceman Mohammad Asif had been given permission to play in the United Arab Emirates, though the dispensation counts for little given his seven-year international ban. Asif was barred from entering the UAE after he was found in possession of a banned drug – opium – while en route home from India in June 2008. He was held for 19 days and then deported after police found the quantity insufficient to bring a case against him.
The Pakistan Cricket

Late US budget deal avoids costly shutdown

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama and congressional leaders struck a last-minute budget deal on Friday to narrowly avert a government shutdown that would have hit the economy and idled hundreds of thousands of workers. With a little over an hour to spare before a midnight deadline, Obama’s Democrats and opposition Republicans agreed to a bitterly fought compromise plan that will cut about $38 billion in spending for the rest of the fiscal year. Congress then quickly approved a

Pakistan go down as India strike late

LAHORE – India struck three late goals in the second half to beat Pakistan 3-1 in the fourth AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers Group B match on Wednesday at MBJP Stadium, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Pakistan led 1-0 lead until the 67th minute but conceded three goals in the last 23 minutes. India dominating the early proceedings and in the fifth minute, nice exchange of passes between Jagpreet Singh and Steven Dias saw Sunil Chhettri get past his marker but his attempt deflected for a corner.

Yemeni leader’s offer to devolve power ‘too late’

SANAA – Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh on Thursday bowed to pressure after a month of violent protests, but his pledge to devolve power to parliament was swiftly rejected as too late by the opposition. In a major speech delivered in a gravelly voice to tens of thousands of people at a stadium in the capital Sanaa, the veteran leader of the strategic US ally promised to hold a referendum on a new constitution later this year. He also ordered his security forces to ensure the

Ban on late night functions

KARACHI – The Sindh government has imposed a ban on extending the duration of weddings and other functions beyond 12 sam throughout Sindh with immediate effect. In pursuance of Section 195 (1)(a) CrPC, all the SHOs have been authorised to register complaints under Section 188 of the PPC for the violation of Section 144 of the CrPC against the owners of marriage halls, lawns, hotels and other establishments where such functions are held without proper prior permission from the Home

Messi grabs late winner for Barca

MADRID – Lionel Messi missed a slew of chances before squeezing home a late strike to give Barcelona a 1-0 win at third-placed Valencia in La Liga on Wednesday and stretch the champions lead over Real Madrid to 10 points. With Barca looking like they might drop points for only the fourth time this season, the Argentina forward struck a low shot in the 77th minute at the Mestalla that spun just inside the post off the outstretched arm of goalkeeper Vicente Guaita. Messi’s league

‘Win World Cup for late Woolmer’

LAHORE – Pakistan’s former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has urged Shahid Afridi’s men to put up a stellar show in the ongoing World Cup for late coach Bob Woolmer who, the former captain said, always believed in the team’s ability to be the best in the world.
“Pakistan should try to do well in this World Cup not only for the country but also for our late coach Bob Woolmer, who always believed we had the potential to be the number one side in the world,” Inzamam said.
“It will also

United’s late fightback downs Blackpool

LONDON – Manchester United moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League after staging a stunning late fightback to win 3-2 at Blackpool on Wednesday. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side had gone 27 league matches without losing, a run stretching back to their 2-1 defeat against Chelsea in April last season.
But that sequence looked in danger as goals from former United defender Craig Cathcart and striker DJ Campbell put the Seasiders 2-0 up at half-time. Blackpool could have had

Koreans strike late for Celtic

GLASGOW – Injury-time goals by Korean duo Cha Du-Ri and Ki Sung-Yeung grabbed title chasing Celtic a vital three points here on Sunday with a 2-0 win over St Johnstone.
The victory keeps them two points behind rivals Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premier League – but it could have been four points had not the Koreans struck when the visitors were thinking they had earned a valuable point. Rangers ran out easy 4-1 winners away at Motherwell.
However Cha scored a wonder