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ATP Zagreb Indoor Open results ZAGREB: Results from first day of $420,000 ATP Zagreb Indoor Open on Monday (x denotes seeding):1st rdBenjamin Becker (GER) bt Jesse Huta Galung (NED) 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 7-6 (8/6)Marin Cilic (CRO x5) bt Mate Delic (CRO) 6-4, 6-4Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

PSG ready for pivotal phase of campaign PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc admitted on Monday that his team are moving into 'money time' as they begin a busy month of February with a League Cup semi-final at Nantes on Tuesday.The month ahead will be crucial to PSG's season, with the Ligue 1 leaders travelling to face Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie and also going to title rivals Monaco on Sunday.But first they will look ...

PCB decides to fight hard against ‘Big 3’ KARACHI: In its 28th Meeting of Governing Board, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided to do its home-work well and lobby against the proposed model by the Big 3 before the next ICC Board meeting to be held on February 8 in Singapore.The meeting was held today at National Cricket Academy in Lahore, which was presided over by Chairman Zaka Ashraf. According to PCB, the proposed changes to ICC Governance and the guiding principles discussed at ...

Solskjaer: Zaha quick and brave like Ronaldo Cardiff City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reckons winger Wilfried Zaha can match the playing standards of Cristiano Ronaldo if he works hard. Solskjaer was clearly impressed by Zaha’s debut performance in Staurday’s clash against Norwich City. The 21-year-old winger, who joined Cardiff on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season, claimed an assist in their 2-1 victory over Norwich.The Daily Mirror quoted Solskjaer as saying “He is one of the best I ...

Dar asks PCB to pay umpires well ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's finest umpire Aleem Dar feels his fellow officials are not paid well and are neither given required benefits by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) saying he has asked the board to have a review on it.Talking to a private news channel, Aleem Dar said India pays double to their umpires and even the value of their currency is higher than ours."In other countries ex-players associated with the game are becoming umpires but this ...

Mudassar wants an all-rounder head coach for Pakistan team ISLAMABAD: Former Cricketer Mudassar Nazar on Monday said an all-rounder head coach can be good for the Pakistan team but urged that specialists are definitely needed for all three facets of the game.Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has invited applications for the positions of Head Coach, Batting Coach and Fielding Coach for the national team. An advertisement has also been floated in this regard on the board's website. To evaluate and recommend a candidate for the ...

Tearful Lolo finds comfort with US 'wolf pack' SOCHI: Former US Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones wept Monday as she recalled the bitter, sniping campaign which greeted her Winter Games selection before hailing the 'wolf pack' mentality of her new bobsleigh teammates.The 31-year-old Jones only took up the sport after the 2012 London Olympics and her nomination sparked widespread rumours that she was picked for her good looks and her high-profile Twitter account which has 377,000 followers."I was thrown under the bus so many ...


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