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Pakistan name new coaches in search of lost glory LAHORE: Pakistan named new coaches for their senior and junior hockey teams Wednesday as they try to drag themselves out of a slump and revive past glories.Pakistan failed to qualify for the World Cup to be held in the Netherlands in June -- the first time they have ever missed the tournament, which they have won four times.Pakistan have also won three Olympic gold medals but slumped to seventh position in the 2012 London Olympics. They were 12th and last in the 2010 World Cup in India.Crumbling finances forced the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) to pull out of international events this year.Hockey struggles to compete with cricket for popularity and funding, but the PHF is hoping a 100 million rupee ($1 million) grant promised by Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif will give the sport the boost it needs.The PHF said Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh will coach the senior team, while former ...

Akmal in trouble over wedding party LAHORE: Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal could be in fresh trouble with the law after a party for his wedding breached local rules restricting marriage celebrations, police said Wednesday.Officers in the eastern city of Lahore said the 23-year-old international held a function on Tuesday that violated bylaws which say only one food dish can be served at wedding parties, which must end at 10:00 pm.Akmal, who was to wed former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir's daughter Noor ...

City coach Pellegrini defends Kompany choice LONDON: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has no regrets about selecting captain Vincent Kompany to play in last weekend's costly 3-2 loss at Premier League title rivals Liverpool, he said Wednesday.A training-ground injury scare had put Kompany's participation in doubt and although he was ultimately passed fit to play, he produced an uncharacteristically error-strewn performance.The Belgian centre back was partly at fault for Liverpool's first two goals and directly responsible for the hosts' 78th-minute winner, ...

Sharks' Deysel moves to Japan TOKYO: South African Jean Deysel, a loose forward for the Super Rugby club the Sharks, has joined Japan's Top League side Toyota Verblitz, the league said Wednesday.The 29-year-old, who has been capped three times for South Africa, will play flanker and number 8 for Toyota, the Top League said in a brief statement.According to the Sharks' website, Deysel has agreed a two-year deal with Toyota."The decision to leave the Sharks, a franchise which means the ...

Anelka rebuffs Mineiro move claims PARIS: Controversial French forward Nicolas Anelka on Wednesday rubbished claims he was ever in line to join Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro.Atletico claimed on Tuesday they had scrapped plans to sign Anelka after running out of patience waiting for him to make contact with them.That came after Mineiro chairman Alexandre Kalil had said on April 5 via Twitter that Anelka would be signing.But on Wednesday the 35-year-old striker uploaded a video to his Twitter and Facebook ...

Court rejects plea to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI chief NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected N. Srinivasan's plea to reinstate him as India's cricket chief, saying he had effectively turned a blind eye to allegations of wrongdoing in the Indian Premier League.The court last month ordered Srinivasan to stand aside as president of the Indian board, installing batting great Sunil Gavaskar to oversee the latest edition of the Twenty20 tournament which opens later Wednesday.Srinivasan, seen as the most powerful man in world ...

Puyol, Bartra increase Barca's injury problems VALENCIA: Brazilian full-back Adriano looks set to play at the centre of Barcelona's defence in the Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid as captain Carles Puyol and Marc Bartra were unable to train with the rest of the squad on Wednesday morning.Puyol, who will leave the club at the end of the campaign due to ongoing injury problems, has missed most of the season due to knee troubles, whilst Bartra strained his hamstring as ...


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