Tag: Semi

Lovren rallies Liverpool for League Cup semi

Dejan Lovren has urged Liverpool to show a stronger mental streak as they seek to recover from their latest disappointment in Tuesday s League...

First semi-final pitch turns controversial

The pitch on which the first World Twenty20 semi-final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was played has become a matter of debate here. Following...

Sure-footed Bartoli into Eastbourne semis

Defending champion Marion Bartoli trod carefully on a rain-slick court to advance to the semi-finals of the Eastbourne grass tournament on Thursday with a...

Semis line-up decided in National Ranking Tennis

Aqeel Khan, Nomi Qamer, Yasir Khan and Jilal Khan hae moved to the semi-final of the I.C Trophy National ...

Wozniacki v Williams a heavyweight semi

Caroline Wozniacki is the world number one, but she goes into a heavyweight women's semi-final at the US Open on Saturday very much the...

Pak-BD football semi on 8th

Pakistan under-16 football team will take on Bangladesh in the semi-final of the SAFF Football Championship. The semi-final will be played on August 8....

Serbia survive Djokovic blow, set-up Argentina semi

Defending Davis Cup champions Serbia shrugged off the absence of Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic to wrap up a 4-1 win over Sweden and book...

Porto, Villarreal set Europa semi clash

PARIS - FC Porto led an Iberian lock-out of the Europea League semi-finals on Thursday, Jose Mourinho's former charges brushing aside Spartak Moscow. Under Mourinho, Porto captured the 2003 UEFA Cup and the Champions League the following year, and they edged closer to claiming Europe's second tier club competition again with a 5-2 drubbing of Spartak Moscow for a 10-3 aggregate win.
Porto, now in the care of Andre Villas-Boas, strolled into the last four with first half goals

Tevez out of FA Cup semi

LONDON - Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez will miss Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against his old club Manchester United and could be out of action for up to a month, City manager Roberto Mancini said on Thursday. The 27-year-old Argentine international injured his hamstring in the 3-0 defeat at Liverpool on Monday and, after initial hopes he could make a quick recovery, is now likely to be sidelined for much of the Premier League run-in.
"Tevez is not available for Saturday.

Schalke-United semi sold out

GELSENKIRCHEN - All available tickets for the home leg of Schalke's Champions League semi-final against Manchester United on April 26 sold out in just two and a half hours on Thursday. A sell-out crowd of 54,000 is expected, with some 2,500 tickets already allocated to United for their fans.
The return leg takes place at Old Trafford on May 4. Schalke have 30,000 season-ticket holders, who also have to apply for European matches, and when tickets went on sale at 1100am on

Medicam smell victory in Patron’s Trophy semi

LAHORE - Medicam marched closer to victory against Navy on the second day of the Patron's Trophy Grade-II 2010-11 semi-final match here at the LCCA Ground on Tuesday. Medicam, after posting 309 runs in their first innings, bowled out Navy for 164 runs and later added another 65 runs for the loss of four wicket in their second innings. The last day begins today. In the second semi-final at Diamond Ground Islamabad, UBL scored 326 for nine. Later, Port Qasim scored 34 runs for the loss

Pennetta ruled out of Italy Fed Cup semi

ROME - Flavia Pennetta has been ruled out of Italy's Fed Cup semi-final in Russia on April 16 and 17 because of a shoulder problem, adding to the holders' woes after Francesca Schiavone also pulled out. The duo have been the mainstays of Italy's three Fed Cup triumphs in the last five years but Schiavone is skipping the tie to concentrate on preparing for her French Open title defence and world number 20 Pennetta says she is not fit.
An Italian tennis federation statement on

Nadal sets up semi showdown with Federer

MIAMI - World tennis number one Rafael Nadal will square off against Swiss rival Roger Federer in a rare semi-final showdown Friday that will be their first match on American soil in six years.
Spain's Nadal reached the last four at the $9 million WTA and ATP Masters tournament on Thursday by beating Czech Tomas Berdych 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.
Third seed Federer barely broke a sweat as his quarter-final match was called off after just 10 minutes when Frenchman Gilles Simon couldn't

Semi final causes low attendance in offices

LAHORE - Although the federal government had announced a half holiday on Wednesday, attendance remained low across offices due to the long-awaited India Pakistan World Cup semi final.
Many officers either did not attend work or left early due to the match. Various gatherings have been arranged indoors in houses and restaurants for the match.

New Zealand faces Sri Lanka in first Semi Final

COLOMBO - Sri Lanka may exploit a pitch used three days earlier and employ three specialist spinners for the second match in a row in Tuesday's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in Colombo.
To New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori's consternation, the match will be played on the pitch used in last Saturday's quarter-final against England.
"They told us we are playing on the same one as England which is very surprising for us," Vettori told a news conference on Monday.

World Cup semi-final – Gilani to watch Pak-India clash at Mohali

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Saturday decided that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani will visit India on March 30 (Wednesday) at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to watch the ICC World Cup semi-final at Mohali, an Indian city adjacent to Chandigarh that serves as the capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana.
The Indian prime minister had invited President Asif Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani to watch the mega cricket event with him. Though

Mohali goes crazy at prospect of Pakistan semi

With India-Pakistan semifinal clash in the World Cup a theoretical possibility, tickets have been selling like hot cakes for match scheduled on March 30 to be hosted by Punjab Cricket Association stadium. If India win against Australia and Pakistan beat West Indies in their quarterfinal ties, the arch-rivals will meet at Mohali, one of the two semifinal venues.
"If both India and Pakistan win their quarterfinal games, Mohali will be able to witness a dream match," an excited