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Duminy leads SA recovery

Duminy leads SA recovery

PORT ELIZABETH – Part-time spinner Yuvraj Singh took three wickets and sparked a top order batting collapse before JP Duminy led a recovery by South Africa in the fourth ODI against India at St George’s Park on Friday.
South Africa scored 265 for six after winning the toss. Duminy anchored the innings after four wickets fell in four overs to make an unbeaten 71 off 72 balls.
Needing a win to level the five-match series, which India lead 2-1, South Africa made a good start,

Finance minister leads Kuwait-bound delegation

ISLAMABAD – A delegation, led by Pakistan Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, will be departing on Sunday to participate in the third session of Pakistan-Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) to be held in Kuwait on January 16 -17, says a press release received here on Friday.
The Finance Minister is scheduled to meet Minister for Commerce and Industry, Ahmed Rashed Al-Haroun and the delegation level talks will discuss avenues for further expanding cooperation between

Garrigus leads Tournament of Champions

KAPALUA – American Robert Garrigus fired a 10-under 63 to grab a one-stroke lead over first round leader Carl Pettersson midway through the PGA Tour’s Tournament of Champions.
Garrigus played the final three holes of Friday’s second round in four-under to reach 14-under 132 in the season-opening tournament. “My wedge game is exactly where I need it to be,” American Garrigus said.
Garrigus, who has led the tour in driving distance each of the last two years, qualified for

De Niro leads movie’s death list

Robert De Niro has topped a gruesome new survey as he has ‘died’ on screen more times than any other Hollywood star. The Taxi Driver legend has met a nasty end in 15 different movies, including Cape Fear, Jackie Brown, and Heat, topping a poll by ChaCha.com. Second in the list is Bruce Willis, who has racked up 11 movie deaths, including two at the hands of his real-life ex-wife Demi Moore in ‘Mortal Thoughts’ and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle. Third place goes to Johnny Depp, with

Ali Zafar leads by example

LAHORE: Who could’ve thought that the simple kid coming from a middle class background of two university professors as parents, spotted daily at a hotel lobby once, struggling to make his livelihood by making portraits and paintings, would one day be the highest bidder of an art auction for a cause.
The buzz is that recently at an art auction event by Sanjan Nagar held to educate under privileged girls in acquiring advanced education, Ali Zafar was present too. During the auction

Parker leads in Dubai Masters

DUBAI: An early birdie blitz from Florentyana Parker lifted her into the lead after the opening day of the 500,000-euro Dubai Ladies Masters, the season-ending event of the Ladies European Tour, here on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old from England made five birdies in her first seven holes, but a bogey on her penultimate hole saw her finish at five-under par 67, one ahead of Russia’s Maria Verchenova, who is playing on a sponsors’ invitation.
American superstar Michelle Wie, who

Latif leads Pakistan to cricket bronze

GUANGZHOU: Skipper Khalid Latif smashed an unbeaten 53 off 42 balls as Pakistan won the cricket bronze medal at the Asian Games with a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Friday.
Latif, whose five one-day internationals made him the only capped player in his young team, hit four sixes and two fours to lift Pakistan past Sri Lanka’s 135 all out with two overs to spare.
Three of those sixes came in one over from leg-spinner Malinga Bandara, boosting the total after Pakistan had

Pakistan president leads hockey gold praise

KARACHI: Pakistan on Friday celebrated their first Asian Games hockey gold in 20 years with the country’s president and prime minister hoping the victory ushers in a new era for the national sport. Pakistan beat Malaysia 2-0 in the final in Guangzhou, China to claim the gold that earned them an automatic ticket to the 2012 London Olympics.
The victory capped a disappointing year, having finished at a miserable 12th in the World Cup and sixth at the Commonwealth Games — both

Hussey leads Australian fightback in Ashes opener

BRISBANE: Mike Hussey anchored a mid-innings revival to propel Australia towards England’s first innings total when rain ended play on the second day of the opening Ashes Test at the Gabba on Friday. The veteran left-hander dispelled doubts over his place in the team after a lean trot to spearhead Australia’s fightback following the loss of four wickets in the post-lunch session.
When rain forced play to be abandoned at 4:45 pm (0645 GMT), Australia were 220 for five and trailing

Ton-up Latif leads Pakistan’s mauling of China

GUANGZHOU: Pakistan captain Khalid Latif smashed the first century of the Asian Games cricket tournament on Monday as the favourites crushed China by 128 runs to reach the semi-finals.
The 24-year-old opener hit an unbeaten 103 in 69 balls which featured eight fours and five sixes as Pakistan made 183-1 off their 20 overs with Sharieel Khan making 46. It was China’s second successive defeat in the tournament, having lost to Malaysia by 89 runs, and ended their brief, first

Li Na leads China to team gold

GUANGZHOU: Li Na led China to their first Asian Games women’s tennis team gold on home ground on Tuesday with a crushing victory over defending champions Taiwan.
Peng Shuai saw off Chang Kai-chen 6-3, 7-5 before world number 11 Li, who is only playing the team event here, over-powered Chan Yung-jan 6-1, 6-1 to secure the title.
“At the last Asian Games in Doha in 2006 we lost in the quarter-finals to Uzbekistan, so this time we were fully prepared,” said Li, a semi-finalist

Creamer leads Ochoa Invitational

GUADALAJARA: US Women’s Open champion Paula Creamer carded a 6-under par 66 on Friday to claim a one-shot lead over Norwegian Suzann Pettersen in the LPGA Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
Creamer birdied two of the final three holes at Guadalajara Country Club for a 10-under total of 134. Pettersen posted a 65 for 135, one shot in front of Stacy Lewis who carded a 69 for 136. “Consistently, I’m rolling the putts the way that I want to, and that’s all I can ask for is to give myself as

Stone-pelting leads to two deaths in IHK

SRINAGAR: Two people were killed on Saturday when their truck overturned in Indian-held Kashmir after anti-India protesters stoned it, police said on the first day of US President Barack Obama’s tour of the country.
Four people have now been killed in Kashmir by stone pelters since protests against Indian-rule started in early June. A police statement said that the incident occurred in southern Shopian district on Saturday when “miscreants were enforcing a strike and resorting to

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