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Hackers attack World Taekwondo Federation site over Taiwan row

Hackers attack World Taekwondo Federation site over Taiwan row

TAIPEI: Hackers attacked the website of the World Taekwondo Federation after it punished a Taiwanese fighter for allegedly cheating at the Asian Games, media reported Wednesday. The hacking incident came after the federation, the sport’s world governing body, suspended Yang Shu-chun, a gold medal hopeful who was disqualified at the games in southern China in [...]

Rafael Benitez still Inter Milan coach, says club president

Rafael Benitez still Inter Milan coach, says club president

ROME: Rafael Benitez remained coach of Inter Milan on Tuesday, insisted club president club president Massimo Moratti, despite renewed speculation that the Spaniard had been sacked. After attending a meeting at the club’s Milan offices Moratti declared in answer to a question whether Benitez was still Inter boss: “Yes, yes. There are no other thoughts. [...]

Pakistan cricketers call for ‘players association’

Pakistan cricketers call for ‘players association’

KARACHI: The death of a prominent first- class cricketer, Aamir Bashir due to cancer on Tuesday led to a call from former Pakistan captains and players for the establishment of a ‘players association’ in the country. Former captains Ramiz Raja and Rashid Latif were joined by former Test leg-spinner Abdul Qadir in demands that the [...]

Great year for Nadal but Serena leaves vacuum

Great year for Nadal but Serena leaves vacuum

LONDON: A year that began with doubts over Rafael Nadal’s body and continued with worries over Roger Federer’s head ended with both men at the peak of their powers and promising some juicy new chapters of their rivalry in 2011. The sight of the two greatest players of their generation jousting on opposite sides of [...]

Khan Vs Maidana unanimous decision win

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Amir Khan retained his WBA light-welterweight title with a thrilling points victory over Argentina’s Marcos Maidana in Las Vegas. Khan floored his opponent with a sickening body shot in the first round, but a willingness to stand and trade with the explosive Maidana left him in severe trouble on a number of occasions. Despite appearing [...]

Hype begins to build for Haye vs Harrison

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WBA heavyweight champion David Haye finally confirmed suspicions that he would face Audley Harrison; he will make a voluntary defence of his belt at the MEN Arena, Manchester, on Saturday November 13th. Befitting of both a Pay Per View title fight and an all-British heavyweight world title fight, the last being in 1993 when Lennox [...]

South Africa hold nerve to clinch tense win

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DUBAI: Opener Hashim Amla hit a fighting century and paceman Morne Morkel took four wickets as South Africa pulled off a narrow two-run win over Pakistan in the third day-night international here on Tuesday. South Africa, put into bat by Pakistan, owed it to the 27-year-old Amla who carried his bat through the innings with [...]

Farhat replaces Misbah as Pakistan bowl in third ODI

DUBAI: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi elected to bowl first in the third one-day international against South Africa here on Tuesday. Pakistan replaced their newly-elected Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq with opener Imran Farhat, while Umar Akmal misses out his second match in a row. Pakistan levelled the five-match series in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, when Abdul Razzaq [...]

Malaysia aiming for squash double at Asian Games

GUANGZHOU: Five-time World Open champion Nicol David and compatriot Mohammad Azlan Iskandar look set for a double Malaysian gold medal celebration in the Asian Games squash tournament. Defending champion David, the world number one for a record 56 months, is so dominant on the continent that the next best Asian woman is Hong Kong’s Annie [...]

Ronaldo shines for Real; Barca thrash Sevilla in La Liga

Ronaldo shines for Real; Barca thrash Sevilla in La Liga

Real Madrid’s players celebrate after scoring against Hercules

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