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Barcelona near final spot after Almeria rout

Barcelona near final spot after Almeria rout

MADRID – Barcelona put one foot in the Kings Cup final with a brace from Lionel Messi sealing a thumping 5-0 semi-final first leg win over Almeria at Camp Nou on Wednesday. Three goals in the opening quarter hour put Barcelona in total command and now Barcelona, who have won the Kings Cup a record 25 times, appear a shoe-in for the final, barring a remarkable second leg comeback from Almeria.
Real Madrid hope to meet their arch rivals in the final and hold the upper hand in the

No 1 spot the ultimate goal

MELBOURNE – Captain Andrew Strauss savoured the feeling of demons being banished on Wednesday as England sealed the Ashes, but said the landmark achievement was just one step on the way to cricket’s summit for England.
Strauss was a member of the team that was whitewashed 5-0 on the previous tour and while it was the “lowest point” of his career, Australia’s use of stifling pressure four years ago had been studied and successfully turned back on the hosts, he said.

KRL grab second spot after draw

LAHORE – Kahuta-based Khan Research Laboratories maintained their reputation as one of the top teams of Pakistan as they finished second in the League after a goal-less draw with PIA at Sharafi Goth’s Korangi Baloch Stadium.
KRL, under Samar Ishaq, were in need of a draw and they accomplished the task. They earned 58 points in their 30 allotted matches with a goal count of 37-16, while PIA completed their quota of the matches to finish third with 57 points, despite scoring 49

QPR cement top spot with 4-goal romp

LONDON – QPR cemented their position on top of the Championship with a 4-0 rout of promotion rivals Swansea at Loftus Road on Sunday.
Neil Warnock’s side made the perfect start to the frenetic festive period as two goals from Adel Taarabt and strikes from Jamie Mackie and Heidar Helguson opened up a four-point lead at the top.
Even the first half dismissal of Clint Hill, sent off along with Swansea’s Alan Tate following an off-the-ball clash, couldn’t disrupt QPR’s

Sachin Tendulkar eyes top spot in ICC rankings

DUBAI: Prolific Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has closed in on Kumar Sangakkara at the top of the ICC test rankings and can overtake the Sri Lankan captain with a good showing in the remaining two tests against South Africa. Second placed Tendulkar hit his 50th test century in Centurion and while it was not enough to avert India’s embarrassing innings and 25-run defeat against South Africa, the batsman moved to within two rating points of Sangakkara in the latest ICC rankings

Anderson goal gives Man United top spot

MANCHESTER: Anderson’s second-half equaliser ensured Manchester United will avoid their main rivals in the last 16 of the Champions League after a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Valencia at Old Trafford on Wednesday. United needed to avoid defeat to seal top spot in Group C but were left shocked when Pablo Hernandez fired the visitors from La Liga into a 32nd minute lead robbing the hosts of a record six successive Champions League clean sheets.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side were guilty of

KESC climb to 2nd spot in PPFL

LAHORE: KESC routed HBL 3-0 at Peoples Sports Complex Karachi in the Pakistan Premier Football League (PPFL) on Tuesday.
With this win, they claimed second spot in the 16-team league with 47 points in 24 matches.
League leaders WAPDA secured 58 points from as many matches. KESC outpaced Army on Tuesday with 3-0 win over HBL. KESC led 1-0 at break with goal from Asian Cupper Abdul Ghafoor who sneaked his from the right flank in the 22nd minute.
Young international

DOHA CHAMPIONSHIP – Wonderful Wozniacki secures year-end top spot

DOHA: Caroline Wozniacki secured the year-end number one spot in the world ranking Thursday, becoming the first ever Dane to do so, but only after suffering an early fright at the WTA Tour Championships here.
For an hour, the 20-year-old top seed seemed in danger of going out of the event, until she worked out the clever tactical patterns of Francesca Schiavone, the French Open champion from Italy, and triumphed 3-6, 6-1, 6-1.
Not until midway through the second set did

High-flying Man City eye Europa top spot

PARIS: Manchester City may have grander ambitions than the Europa League, but the big-spending Premier League club can take a big step towards the knockout phase with a win over Lech Poznan on Thursday.
The Polish side are the surprise leaders of Group A after two matches, heading City on goal difference, while Italian aristocrats Juventus are third, two points adrift.
City supporters of a certain vintage will be heartened by the opposition being Polish as their last

Real eye top spot and Milan revenge

MADRID: The two most decorated teams in European football Real Madrid and AC Milan, face off at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday with both teams looking to seize the upper hand in Champions League Group G.
At present record nine-time winners Real are two points ahead of seven-time champions AC Milan having won all three of their matches without conceding a goal and victory would virtually put them in the knockout stage.
The other Group G teams Auxerre and Ajax have just one

‘Women can spot the sound of flirtatious rivals’

In a study, men who were played recordings of a range of women’s voices judged those with higher-pitched tones the most attractive – especially when asked to choose who they would favour for a one-night stand.
When women listened to the same range of voices, they accurately predicted which would be the most appealing to the men.
The researchers, at Pennsylvania State University, believe that higher voices in women may have evolved to sound youthful, flirty and attractive