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Indian middleweight slams new scoring system INCHEON: Indian middleweight boxer Vikas Krishan reached the last eight Monday at the Asian Games and then aimed a knockout blow at the controversial new scoring system."I feel good, but boxing has gone into regression," Krishan told AFP after beating Kyrgyzstan's Azamat Kanybek Uulu on points."We are not able to get the scores so we are not able to change our game because we don't know if we are up or down."Krishan won the gold in Guangzhou four years ago but said it was impossible to compare this Asiad with the 2010 edition."Yes I won there but four years ago scoring was different. It's much more difficult now, because when we were down on the scores we were able to make a strategy about how to recover it."But now we don't know. It's the biggest problem we have."There has been much confusion and frustration at the Seonhak Gymnasium boxing venue ...

Faldo questions Mickelson criticism of Watson LONDON: Nick Faldo accused Phil Mickelson of "throwing the captain under the bus" with his outspoken criticism of United States skipper Tom Watson following the team's Ryder Cup defeat by Europe.No sooner had the US been well-beaten by 16 1/2 points to 11 1/2 at Scotland's Gleneagles course on Sunday, then senior US team member Mickelson contrasted Watson's approach unfavourably with that of Paul Azinger, who was the last victorious American captain back in 2008.But ...

Williams fights back in China, Cilic also through BEIJING: US Open Champions Serena Williams and Marin Cilic powered through their openers at the $5.4 million China Open Monday, with the women's number one crushing her opponent after being 5-0 down.Spaniard Silvia Soler-Espinosa looked to be cruising to a memorable victory against the power-hitting American in Beijing as she raced to a five-game advantage within twenty minutes.But Williams' response was ruthless, taking seven consecutive games to clinch the set with an incredible show of ...

Azhar hopes Pakistani cricketers will be allowed in 2015 IPL ISLAMABAD: Former all-rounder Azhar Mahmood by seeing the roaring success of Lahore Lions in the ongoing Champions League Twenty-20 hopes that next year Pakistani cricketers will also be allowed to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) saying the tournament would be even bigger with the green-shirts participating in it.Azhar said it's good to see Lahore Lions team who are currently in India playing in the CL T20. "It is good news for Pakistani cricket ...

Samiullah wants Pakistan to reach Asian Games final ISLAMABAD: Olympian Samiullah Khan expects Pakistan to progress to the finals of the Asian Games saying it is the coach Shahnaz Sheikh's efforts which has bought the green-shirts close to glory.Samiullah, who hails from Bahawalpur, said on Saturday, said Pakistan has shown a tremendous performance up till now and I hope they will go all out in the semi-final against Malaysia on September 30 (Tuesday).Samiullah, who was nicknamed The Flying Horse because of his great ...

Imran's Pakistan team upbeat for big games in Asian Games hockey INCHEON: Pakistan hockey team is upbeat in their hunt to successfully defend their gold, Captain Muhammad Imran said ahead their Tuesday's semi-finals in Asian Games." We all are aware of the importance of our next two big matches and are well equipped to handle the pressure," he told APP Correspondent Ehsan Qureshi in an exclusive interview on Monday." We have had always enjoyed superiority over Malaysians and looking forward to maintain it with some new ...

Wu golden as China's divers seek perfect 10 INCHEON: Multiple Olympic champion Wu Minxia combined with partner Shi Tingmao as China successfully opened their bid to retain all 10 Asian Games diving gold medals on Monday.Wu and Shi easily won the first diving event, the women's synchronised 3m springboard, to build on their gold medal success at last year's world championships in Barcelona.The duo reserved their best for the fifth and last round when they executed a perfectly co-ordinated back dive with two-and-a-half ...


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