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Newcastle suffer keeper crisis, consider emergency loan LONDON: Newcastle United are facing a goalkeeping crisis and manager Alan Pardew is considering asking the Premier League about the possibility of an emergency loan.Already without Dutch international Tim Krul and Rob Elliott, both injured, Pardew has been relying on 21-year-old third-choice Jak Alnwick.Alnwick, who made his senior competitive debut when he came on to replace Elliott in the Premier League defeat of Chelsea this month, has conceded eight goals in his last two games and injured his shoulder in the 4-0 League Cup defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.He was at fault for the first Tottenham goal and Pardew is looking for cover heading into a busy Christmas period.His only other option is 17-year-old youth team keeper Freddie Woodman."It is something we might have to look at because there is no way that a 17-year-old that's our fourth-choice should be allowed to go in goal at this level."We will ...

Reus picks up hefty fine for driving without licence BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund and Germany winger Marco Reus has been fined more than half a million euros for driving without a licence for years.The 25-year-old international, who has been advertising the club's car sponsor and has also been in ads for a petrol company, received speeding tickets on at least five occasions since 2011 before authorities realised he had been driving without a licence ever since."I decided back then to take that road but the ...

Angry Santos fan sues Neymar for joining Barcelona Barcelona football star Neymar is reportedly being sued by a supporter of his former club Santos for quitting the Brazilian team and joining the Spanish team Barcelona in 2011.According to a report in Brazilian newspaper Globoesporte, Brazilian lawyer Luciano Pereira Caparroz, and a lifelong Santos fan, is taking action against Neymar for signing a pre-contract agreement with Barca before the Club World Cup tie against the Catalan club in 2011.Caparroz claim that when he went ...

Rodgers praise Liverpool win Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers praised his players after their win yesterday against Bournemouth. Liverpool won 3-1 against Bournemouth yesterday and Brendan Rodgers' side claimed their spot in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup where Liverpool will face Chelsea in January.According to Skysports, Rodgers said, “I thought we were excellent. We've come away from home; we controlled the game and created many chances.”“Credit to Bournemouth as they kept going, even at 3-0 but overall for ...

Waqar wants Pakistan to win New Zealand series ABU DHABI: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis feels a win in the fifth and final one-dayer against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Friday will give his team a boost for next year's World Cup.New Zealand levelled the five-match series 2-2 with a narrow seven-run win in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, setting up an intriguing finale to the tour after the preceding three-match Test and two-Twenty20 series were shared 1-1.Waqar said the series would give Pakistan ...

Younis Khan becomes oldest Pakistani to score a century in ODI ISLAMABAD: Although Younis Khan's hundred in the third ODI against New Zealand at Abu Dhabi went in vain, he did create a record on the way,becoming the oldest Pakistani batsman to score a one-day hundred.Younis Khan was 37 years and 18 days old when on Wednesday he scored 103 in the fourth ODI against New Zealand.The previous Pakistani oldest was Zaheer Abbas as he had scored a century at the age of 35 years and ...

Obaid Khan of Kohat clinches 8th NBP TT Championship PESHAWAR: Obaid Ullah Khan of Kohat clinched the trophy of the 8th edition of the NBP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-Zonal Boys and Girls Table Tennis Championship which concluded here at Qayyum Sports Complex on Thursday.Regional Head NBP Syed Waseem Akhtar, General Manager HR Saima Tariq, Director Sports Women Games Rashida Ghaznavi, Director Sports (Training) Tariq Mehmood, President KP Table Tennis Association Azmat Hanif Orakzai, Secretary Organizing Committee Kifayat Ullah, officials, players and people from the sports ...


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