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SBP Governor’s Cup in semis

SBP Governor’s Cup in semis

LAHORE – The seventh SBP Governors Cup Inter-Banks Super Series Cricket Tournament has entered the semi-final stage and the last four matches will be played on March 10.
After the league matches in both Groups A and B, four teams qualified for the semi-finals, which will be played at Model Town Whites Cricket Ground Lahore.
The first semi-final will be played between PPCBL-Lahore and SBP-Multan at 9:00am. The second semi-final will be played between SBP-Karachi and

Customs reach Jr Hockey semis

LAHORE – Customs, WAPDA, NBP and SSGC reached the semi-finals of the 30th U19 Junior National Hockey Championship, which is in progress at Bahawalpur Hockey Stadium.
Customs will take on WAPDA in the first semi-final, while NPB meet SSGC in the second semi-final after a day’s rest on Sunday.
On Saturday, four matches were played; Punjab, PAF Academy and Customs won their matches, while NBP and WAPDA played a one-all draw. Punjab earned a big 9-1 win against Sindh, while PAF

Wozniacki faces Bartoli in Qatar semis

DOHA – World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki stayed on course for her second straight title in the Gulf with a commanding win over Italian Flavia Pennetta in the quarterfinals of the WTA Qatar Open on Thursday. The 20-year-old Danish superstar posted a clinical 6-2, 6-0 victory over the 15th-ranked Italian to set up a semifinal clash with Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli, who earlier in the day thrashed China’s Peng Shuai 6-2, 6-2.
Pennetta, who is playing in Qatar for the first time, began

Ushna reaches doubles semis in Kenya

LAHORE – Ushna Suhail, the national ladies and U18 tennis champion, has reached the doubles semifinal in the Grade 4 ITF U18 tennis tournament being held in Kenya. Second seed Ushna is partnering with Nikita Dawda of Kenya. Though Ushna lost in the singles’ pre-quarters, she won her doubles quarterfinal. The Pak- Kenyan pair defeated the Europeon pair of Anke Poncelet of Belgium and Anastasia Reimchen of Germany 6-4, 6-4.
The match was closely contested, with both sides on serve

Federer reaches Dubai semis

DUBAI – Roger Federer remains on course for a fifth title at the Dubai Championships after he downed a battling Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-3 6-4 in the quarter-finals. The Swiss player was broken for the first time this week in the opening game of the match, but broke back immediately. He never looked back as his court coverage and precision proved too much for his Ukrainian opponent, who came into the match ranked at 43 in the world and without a win against a player in the top 10. Djokovic

Model Town Club march into semis

LAHORE – Model Town Club marched into the semi-final of the 26th M Yaseen Akhter Memorial Cricket Tournament as they beat Baghbanpura Eaglets by 106 runs in the third quarter-final played at Town Ship ground on Tuesday.
The match saw a fine all-round performance by Azhar Ali. The last quarter-final of the event will be played between P&T Gymkhana and Dehli Gymkhana on Feb 18 (Friday) at Wahdat Colony Ground. Akhter Abdul Rehman Club and Crown Club have already reached the

Ljubicic downs Baghdatis to reach Rotterdam semis

ROTTERDAM: Ivan Ljubicic needed 18 aces and two tiebreaks to post a win over Marcos Baghdatis Friday, advancing 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 7-6 (7/4) against the Cypriot into the semi-finals of the ATP Rotterdam tournament.
Ljubicic renewed his long-ago promise to buy every fan in the stands a drink should he reach another Dutch title match and claim the victory.
“It’s a long way but I’m sticking to my promise,” said the 15th-ranked Croatian, owner of ten career trophys and loser in

Stage set for hockey semis

LAHORE – PIA, WAPDA, NBP and SSGC have qualified for semi-finals of the 58th National Hockey Championship, to be played on February 12 at Faisalabad. Steel Mill, Navy, WAPDA and NBP on Wednesday moved past their rivals while PIA were held to a goal-less draw by SSGC. PIA remained on top in the points table.
Steel Mill beat PTV by a big margin of 5-2, Navy edged Port Qasim 2-1, WAPDA beat Army 1-0 and NBP halted HBL 2-1. Olympian K.M. Junaid witnessed the match between NBP and HBL

Junior Squash semis today

LAHORE – The semifinal matches of the Punjab National Junior Squash Championship 2011 will be played today here at the PSA Complex. On Saturday, the quarterfinal matches of the championship were played with the seeded players moving to the last four in all the age categories of under-11, 15, 17 and 19 of boys and girls.
Quarterfinal results:
Under-11: Mehran Javed (PAF) beat Salman Jilani (PAF) 15-13, 11-8, 11-8 24 -Min ; Ali Karamat (PAF) beat Arslan Ramzan (Pb)

Akhter Club reach semis

LAHORE – Akhter Abdul Rehman Club marched to the semi-final of the M Yaseen Akhter Memorial Cricket Tournament by beating Apollo Club by seven wickets in the quarter-final at Iqbal Park Gound on Saturday. All-round performance by Tajamal was the main feature of the match.
Scores: Apollo Club 112 all out in 19.2 overs. Aleem 35, Salman 15, Tajamal Ch 4/19, Mehran 3/18, Ateeq 1/6. Akhter Abdul Rehman Club 116/3 in 16.2 overs. Tajamal Ch 27, imran Butt 52, HAfiz Aamir 20(no). Naveed

Kewell’s timely strike puts Socceroos in semis

DOHA – A 117th-minute strike from Harry Kewell powered Australia to a 1-0 quarter-final victory over holders Iraq at the Asian Cup on Saturday and into a showdown with Uzbekistan for a place in the final.
The Galatasaray forward met a pinpoint cross from Matt McKay towards the end of extra time and angled his header past Iraqi goalkeeper Mohammed Kassid to settle a match that that could have gone either way. It set them up for a semi-final against the Uzbeks on Tuesday, and

Japan enter semis after last-gasp winner

DOHA – A dramatic last-minute goal from defender Masahiko Inoha saw 10-man Japan snatch a 3-2 win over heartbroken hosts Qatar in their Asian Cup quarter-final on Friday. Inoha struck in the 90th minute at a nearly full Al Gharafa Stadium to keep alive Japan’s bid for a fourth continental title and crush Qatar’s dreams of a first semi-final appearance.
Sebastian Suria’s 12th-minute opener for Qatar was cancelled out by Shinji Kagawa, who drew Japan level again with 20 minutes to

Bihar enter Lyari semis

LAHORE – Bihar forced their way into semi-finals of KESC Lyari Football League 2011. Bihar defeated Nawalane 2-0 with well-taken second session goals in the first quarter-final. They clash with winner of Singolane/Daryabad quarterfinal on Saturday.
Nawalane’s Mam Jan was the hero with goals in the 42nd and 46th minutes. Jan also received the man of the match award from DFA Karachi South Chairman Imam Bakhsh Sajidi.
Earlier, in the 24th and last Group D league match of the

PU Inter-collegiate Cricket in semis

LAHORE – The semi-final line-up of the Punjab University Lahore Zone Inter-collegiate Cricket Championship was decided here on Wednesday. Islamia College Civil Lines, Jinnah Islamia College of Commerce, Hailey College of Commerce and Govt College Gulberg made their way to the semi-finals.
Islamia College Civil Lines beat University of Information and Technology by nine wickets and Jinnah Islamia College of Commerce beat Nova College of Commerce by five wickets.

Township Whites, Mughalpura in semis

LAHORE – Township Whites, Apollo Sports and Mughalpura Whites have moved to the semi-final of the 8th M Siddiq Memorial Cricket Tournament. Shalimar Gymkhana have already reached the quarter final and will face the winner of Model Town Club and Ali Garh Club next week.

Pak Asia storm into LPL semis

LAHORE – Pak Asia reached the semi-finals of the Lahore Premier League Cricket Tournament, beating Mega Star by five wickets here on Thursday.
Bating first, Mega Star made 230 runs for the loss of five wickets. Saadulha Gori (102), Rizawn Ahmad (36), Haseeb Bhati and Hafiz Aamir (27 each) were the top scorers for Mega Star. Pak Asia’s Roni Gil took three wickets while conceding 25 runs. Shahbaz Khorsheed and Ghulam Rasool took one wicket each.
In reply, Pak Asia achieved the

Soderling storms into Abu Dhabi semis

ABU DHABI – Tomas Berdych beat Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 on Thursday to set up a semifinal meeting with top-ranked Rafael Nadal at the World Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi.
Robin Soderling, meanwhile, overcame Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1 to set up a meeting with No. 2-ranked Roger Federer. Nadal and Federer both received byes into the last four of the exhibition tournament.
“It is the just the perfect start by playing matches like this one and then the