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     The big one                                                                                                                                                                          TODAY’S
                                                                                                                                                                                          GOLF THOUGHT
                                    TENNIS                                                                                                                                                How can you get tired of
                         MADRID MASTERS                                                                                                                                                   playing golf?
                                                                                                                                                                                          –Raymond Floyd
                                                                                                                              Monday, May 2, 2011

Use sport for positive change: Rogge
                                                                                                                                                      ARINDAM NAG                  Earth Summit’s call to create         Achim Steiner, the executive
                                                                                                                                                            DOHA                   awareness and a sense of           director of UNEP, speaking on
                                                                                                                                                                                   urgency around environmen-         the occasion said, “I think the
                                                                                                                                              EXPERTS and practitioners of         tal issues. Terming the summit     story of incorporating sustain-
                                                                                                                                              sport specialising in the field of    as landmark, Rogge said, “The      ability into sports has been one
                                                                                                                                              sustainable development dis-         summit changed the people’s        of the inspirational evolutions
                                                                                                                                              cussed the role of sport in cre-     outlook towards natural            of the past two decades.”
                                                                                                                                              ating a cleaner and more sus-        resources and they have now           He also made a fervent
                                                                                                                                              tainable world at the 9th            stopped taking it for granted.”    appeal to reduce dependency
                                                                                                                                              World Conference on Sport               Rogge said the 1994 Winter      on fossil fuel, which he said
                                                                                                                                              and ‘The Environment’ in             Games in Lillehammer creat-        was largely responsible for cli-
                                                                                                                                              Sheraton Hotel on Sunday.            ed a new landmark as for the       mate change. He also urged
                                                                                                                                                 Delivering the keynote            first time, environmental con-      the gathering to find solution
                                                                                                                                              address,           International     siderations played a major role    to issue like rising price of food
                                                                                                                                              Olympic Committee President          in Games planning and opera-       commodities. Steiner said
                                                                                                                                              Jacques Rogge, said, “We have        tions.                             environmental campaigns
                                                                                                                                              an obligation to use sport as a         “The year 1994 also marked      should rope in top athletes and
                                                                                                                                              tool for positive change at the      the beginning of our collabora-    use their popularity to spread
                                                                                                                                              societal level. The 1992 Earth       tion with the United Nations       the message.
                                                                                                                                              Summit helped us realise that        Environmental Programme               Thomas Sithole, director of
                                                                                                                                              we could serve humanity by           (UNEP). The success of our         International Cooperation and
                                                                                                                                              serving the environment. After       cooperation in Lillehammer         Development Department of
                                                                                                                                              all, environmental sustainabil-      resulted in a true partnership     the IOC, on conclusion of the
                                                                                                                                              ity is linked to our very survival   that continues to this day,”       discussion came on the stage
                                                                                                                                              as a species.”                       said the IOC president.            to announce a unique tie-up
                                                                                                                                                 Rogge also said that                 The IOC president added,        between Qatar Olympic
                                                                                                                                              attempts should be made to           “We are not here to celebrate      Committee and the IOC. He
                                                                                                                                              stop degradation of the envi-        past achievements, but to lay      said the pact was a small but
                                                                                                                                              ronment.                             the groundwork for future suc-     significant step towards green
                                                                                                                                                 Our values require us to act      cess. The knowledge we have        movement. Under the agree-
                                                                                                                                              on two levels. First, we must        acquired, the partnerships we      ment, delegates attending the
                                                                                                                                              do all we can to ensure that our     have formed and the availabil-     WSCE were given a glass bot-
                                                                                                                                              own activities do not con-           ity of new technology are the      tle each, which they have to
                                                                                                                                              tribute to environmental             building blocks for more           refill from different water sta-
                                                                                                                                              degradation. At the same time,       progress. It is now up to us to    tions in the hotel. The dele-
                                                                                                                                              we have to use sport as a tool       make sure that when the world      gates were told in clear terms
                                                                                                                                              to encourage environmentally         marks the 20th anniversary of      that they won’t be supplied
                                                                                                                                              responsible behaviour by oth-        the 2012 Earth Summit, it can      with any more fresh bottles
                                                                                                                                              ers.”                                truly be said that the Olympic     during the last two days of the
                                                                                                                                                 The IOC president said the        movement did its part to pro-      conference. For the IOC and
IOC President Jacques Rogge (left) with Pal Schmitt, President of Hungary and Chairman of IOC Commission for Sport and Environment            Olympic movement had                 tect and preserve our environ-     the QOC, charity really began
during a panel discussion at the WCSE, in Doha, on Sunday. (MANEESH BAKSHI)                                                                   responded positively to the          ment.”                             at home.

                           HH THE EMIR CUP

Jeesh’s dream run lingers, Chennai halts Deccan’s charge
                                                                                                                       IANS                                                                                           that eventually helped the Super

beats Kharaitiya 3-2
                                                                                                                     CHENNAI                                                                                          Kings to cross the 150 mark.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         However, Raina perished,
                                                                                                         DECCAN Chargers wasted                                                                                       chancing his arms once too
                                                                                                         excellent starts to go down to                                                                               often, but his exit only triggered
                                                                                                         champions Chennai Super                                                                                      a tsunami of sixes by Morkel, as
        IKOLI VICTOR                striker’s effort was bizarre.      wasted no time in shooting        Kings by 19 runs in their                                                                                    Ishant Sharma went for 21 runs
             DOHA                   Kebe had another chance to         the ball into the goal.           Indian Premier League game                                                                                   in the 19th over.
                                    equalise as he was teed up            Kharaitiyat fought back and    at the MA Chidambaram
AL JEESH, the winner of             again by Nayaf Khater but his      reduced the tally in the 45th     Stadium on Sunday.
Qatar Stars League Second           shot was too close to Talal        minute through Kebe.                 The Super Kings overcame a                                                                                CHENNAI SUPER KINGS:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      M Vijay b Ojha 3 (14)
Division, eliminated Qatar          Basulaiman and the goal-              The second half’s story was    hesitant start to make 165 for                                                                               MEK Hussey c Sharma b Harmeet 46 (41)
Stars League campaigner             keeper had it well covered.        not much different with Jeesh     five on the back of a half-cen-                                                                               SK Raina c Dhawan b Ojha 59 (35)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      MS Dhoni st Sangakkara b Ojha 21 (22)
Kharaitiyat 3-2 to book a             Elyass’ second goal in the       remaining dangerous in            tury by Suresh Raina (59 off 35                                                                              JA Morkel run out 19 (6)
berth in the quarterfinal of                                            counter attack. Elyass too        balls) and hectic hitting by                                                                                 S Badrinath not out 5 (2)
the Emir Cup 2011 at the                                               kept searching for his fourth     Albie Morkel (19 off six balls)                                                                              S Anirudha not out 3 (2)
                                      With so much at                                                                                                                                                                 E x t r a s (b 4, lb 1, w 2, nb 2) 9
Arabi Stadium on Sunday.              stake for both                   goal thus giving no respite to    at the death, when 69 runs           Chennai Super King’s Michael Hussey plays a shot during the IPL         Total 165 for 5 in 20 overs
  Abdulqader Elyass of Jeesh          sides, it was no                 Kharaitiyat.                      came in the final five overs.          Twenty20 match, in Chennai, on Sunday. (AFP)                            F a l l o f w i c k e t s : 1-18, 2-78, 3-136, 4-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      157, 5-162
was hero of the match as his          surprise that there                 Kharaitiyat scored its sec-       In reply, the Chargers stum-                                                                              B o w l i n g : JP Duminy 3-0-21-0, DT
hat-trick in the first half sealed     were quite a few                 ond in the 47th minute when       bled to 146 for eight after a rol-   boiled down to the death overs       Vijay further slowed down the      Christian 3-0-12-0, I Sharma 4-0-41-0, PP
the victory for the Army side.                                         a good build-up by Kebe           licking innings by opener            that it capitalised on to the        hosts.                             Ojha 4-0-26-3, A Mishra 3-0-34-0,
                                      bruising tackles                                                                                                                                                                Harmeet Singh 3-0-26-1
For Kharaitiyat, Yahia Kebe                                            found new entrant Hani            Sunny Sohal (56 off 30) as the       fullest extent with Morkel              Michael Hussey was lucky to
and Abdullah Hani Ballan            33rd minute had the touch of       Ballan to tap into an empty       Super Kings yet again kept its       striking some unbelievably           be let off twice, first by          DECCAN CHARGERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      S Sohal b Jakati 56 (30)
scored in each half and             Messi as he raced from centre      net.                              nerve to chalk up its fifth win       massive sixes, three of them         Chargers skipper Kumar             S Dhawan b Jakati 19 (27)
reduced the margin of defeat.       half of the field and dribbled         With so much at stake for      in eight matches while the vis-      off consecutive deliveries.          Sangakkara, a difficult chance      B Chipli c Jakati b Morkel 17 (15)
  Al Jeesh took the lead in the     past three Kharaitiyat defend-     both sides, it was no surprise    itors slumped to their fourth           The 69 runs that the Super        off Ishant Sharma and then by      KC Sangakkara b Bollinger 15 (12)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CL White c sub (F du Plessis) b Morkel 13
22nd minute when Mahir              ers before chipping the ball       that there were quite a few       defeat in eight outings.             Kings scored in the last five         White at square-leg when on        (18)
Youuf Essa dribbled past a          into the far right corner of the   bruising tackles and Kebe was        Morkel completed a fine            overs gave it a challenging          two and 10, off Pragyan Ojha.      JP Duminy c Hussey b Morkel 17 (11)
Kharaitiyat defender and his        net. The shot beat Khalifa         left hobbling after being hit     outing with a haul of three for      total on a pitch that was get-          But Raina was the dominat-      DT Christian run out 1 (1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Mishra c & b Bollinger 2 (5)
cross from the left was tapped      Ndiaye hands down.                 on the head by Ahmad Kaheel       38 while left-arm spinner            ting progressively slower.           ing figure in the partnership       I Sharma not out 1 (1)
in by Elyass.                         Three minutes later, Elyass      during one such encounter.        Shadab Jakati and fast bowler           Earlier, it was more a crawl      and Hussey proved an excellent     E x t r a s (b 1, lb 1, w 3) 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Total 146 for 8 in 20 overs
  Kharaitiyat should have           completed his hat-trick after         Jeesh will now play Al         Doug Bollinger chipped in            as the Chargers bowled well to       foil with his nudges and pushes    F a l l o f w i c k e t s : 1-71, 2-90, 3-110, 4-
levelled the game within five        being released by strike part-     Arabi in a quarter-final clash     with two wickets apiece to           keep the Super Kings batsmen         with an occasional big hit.        121, 5-137, 6-143, 7-143, 8-146
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B o w l i n g : JA Morkel 4-0-38-3, DE Bollinger
minutes when a cross found          ner Abduhafeez Abdusallam          at the Al Sadd Stadium on         author a thrilling win.              on a tight leash and the early          Raina and Dhoni went hell for   4-0-26-2, R Ashwin 4-0-23-0, S Randiv 4-
Kebe inside the box but the         inside the box and the striker     Friday.                              For the Super Kings, it all       dismissal of opener Murali           leather with some massive blows    0-34-0, SB Jakati 4-0-23-2

                                                    Djokovic’s victory run continues                                                                Fergie fumes at referee                             Westwood triumphs
                                                    BELGRADE World number two Novak Djokovic                                                        LONDON Sir Alex Ferguson blamed                     ICHEON Lee Westwood won the

            Sports                                  took his season’s win-loss record to 27-0 on
                                                    Sunday when he defeated Spain’s Feliciano
                                                    Lopez 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 to win the Belgrade ATP
                                                    claycourt title. Top seed Djokovic’s fifth title of
                                                                                                                                                    Chris Foy for Manchester United’s dam-
                                                                                                                                                    aging 1-0 defeat against Arsenal after
                                                                                                                                                    the referee refused to give his side a late
                                                                                                                                                    penalty at the Emirates Stadium on
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ballantine’s Championship on Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                                        with a flawless final round of golf to
                                                                                                                                                                                                        retain his position as world number one.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Englishman proved his class at

                                                    2011 adds to his victories at the Australian                                                    Sunday. In the closing stages when                  the Blackstone Golf Club near Seoul,
                                                    Open, Dubai, Indian Wells and Miami. The 23-                                                    Arsenal defender Gael Clichy caught                 carding five birdies on his way to a
                                                    year-old now stands just two wins away from                                                     substitute Michael Owen with his trailing           superb last round 67 and 12 under par
                                                    equalling Ivan Lendl’s record of a 29-0 winning                                                 leg. It looked a penalty but Foy rejected           for the tournament, a shot clear of
                                                    season start, set in 1986.                                                                      United’s appeals and Arsenal won.                   Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez.
42         Monday, May 2, 2011
                                                                        THE DOMAIN

               INDIAN OPEN
                                                                   Del Potro coasts past
                                                                   Verdasco, wins title
                                                                                 AFP                                                                                                                               “The first match is tricky, but
                                                                               ESTORIL                                                                                                                          I felt I played pretty well,” said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wozniacki. “I’ve had quite a lot
                                                                   ARGENTINA’S Juan Martin                                                                                                                      of practise here.”
                                                                   del Potro won his first clay-                                                                                                                    French Open champion
                                                                   court tournament in 22                                                                                                                       Francesca Schiavone won her
                                                                   months with a 6-2, 6-2 defeat                                                                                                                first claycourt match of the sea-
                                                                   of Fernando Verdasco at the                                                                                                                  son, defeating China’s Peng
                                                                   Estoril Open on Sunday.                                                                                                                      Shuai 7-5, 7-6 (7/2) to reach
                                                                      The victory was the second                                                                                                                the second round.
                                                                   of the season for the 2009 US                                                                                                                   The Italian third seed was
                                                                   Open champion, who missed                                                                                                                    beaten in her clay start last
                                                                   10 months of 2010 as he recov-                                                                                                               month in Stuttgart by Poland’s
                                                                   ered from surgery on his right                                                                                                               Agnieszka Radwanska.
                                                                   wrist.                                                                                                                                          But with her Roland Garros
  LIVING UP TO BILLING Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia plays a              Del Potro last played on clay                                                                                                             title defence starting on May
  shot in the men’s singles final badminton match at the India      at the 2009 French Open but                                                                                                                  22, Schiavone got her game
  Open Super Series 2011, in New Delhi, on Sunday. (PTI)           he showed that he had lost                                                                                                                   back on track in straight sets.
                                                                   none of his touch on the sur-                                                                                                                   Schiavone spent two hours

  Lee wears                                                        face.
                                                                      He claimed his ninth title,
                                                                   from 12 final appearances, to
                                                                   improve his win-loss record for
                                                                   the season to 25-6.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                on court at the Caja Magica
                                                                                                                                                                                                                complex, facing only two break
                                                                                                                                                                                                                points from her 30th-ranked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chinese opponent who lost a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                semi-final on green clay in

  down Gade                                                           Del Potro becomes the first
                                                                   Argentine to win the Estoril
                                                                   title since David Nalbandian in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Charleston early in April.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Eighth       seed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sharapova struggled in her

                                                                                                                                                                                                                first clay contest of the season,

  to claim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                with the three-time Grand
                                                                   Davydenko champion                                                                                                                           Slam champion coming
                                                                   In Munich, Russia’s Nikolay                                                                                                                  through for a defeat of
                                                                   Davydenko won Munich’s ATP                                                                                                                   Alexandra Rus of the
                                                                   tournament for the second                                                                                                                    Netherlands 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.

  Indian Open                                                      time in his career with a 6-3, 3-
                                                                   6, 6-1 victory over Germany’s
                                                                   Florian Mayer on Sunday.
                                                                      Davydenko, who last won
                                                                   the clay-court tournament in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The challenger saved a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                match point on her own serve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                before the Russian seed moved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ahead into the second round
                                                                                                                                                                                                                on her second winning oppor-
              AFP                  after winning the All           Munich in 2004, blasted down                                                                                                                 tunity.
           NEW DELHI               England crown last month,       seven aces, four in the first set    Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro reacts winning the Estoril Tennis Open in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, on      “She started well and playing
                                   kept his cool in the crucial    alone, to claim his 21st ATP        Sunday. Del Potro beat Fernando Verdasco in the final. (AP)                                               aggressive,” said the Russian,
  WORLD number one Lee             third and deciding game         title and his first since Doha in                                                                                                             already training for a week in
  Chong Wei of Malaysia            before sealing it with a        January 2010.                       with the winner’s prize of         6-3 defeat of Japan’s Ayumi         to Swedish qualifier Sofia          Madrid. “I was the tentative
  overcame a spirited chal-        smash that saw a desperate         Mayer, who was contesting        68,500 euros and a convertible     Morita while two Grand Slam         Arvidsson 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.          one and she took advantage.
  lenge from Danish ace Peter      Gade fall on the court.         his fourth final, is still waiting   sports car.                        champions, Maria Sharapova             Wozniacki is trying to break      French 11th seed Marion
  Gade to clinch the Indian          The first game saw Gade        for his first victory in an ATP                                         and Francesca Schiavone also        her duck at the Grand Slams       Bartoli saw off Romanian qual-
  Open Super Series men’s          race to a 4-2 lead but it was   tournament, but is set to break     Wozniacki, Sharapova win           went through.                       after holding the top WTA         ifier Simona Halep 6-4, 6-1
  singles title on Sunday.         not long before Lee caught      into the top 30 for the first        In Madrid, Top seed Caroline         But while Wozniacki was           ranking without the benefit of a   while Slovakia’s Daniela
    In the women’s singles,        up with the Danish veteran      time.                               Wozniacki began her cam-           doing all the right things, there   title at one of the four majors   Hantuchova advanced over
  Thailand’s unseeded 19-          and snatched seven points          The Russian needed one           paign at the ATP-WTA Madrid        was disaster for French title       with the French Open just         Japan’s 40-year-old Kimiko
  year-old              Porntip    on the trot on his way to a     hour 49 minutes to walk away        Masters on Sunday with a 6-2,      holder Aravane Rezai, who lost      three weeks ago.                  Date-Krumm 6-3, 6-3.
  Buranaprasertsuk pulled          21-12 win.
  off an upset 21-13, 21-16 vic-     Gade rallied superbly in
  tory over Korean third seed      the second game and was
  Youn Joo Bae for her first
  ever Super Series crown.
    Top-seeded Lee was
  stretched to three games by
  the world number six
                                   soon ahead 12-8 before tak-
                                   ing it with an identical mar-
                                     The third game was a
                                   close fight before Lee broke
                                                                   Benaulim III crowned champion
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  before claiming a 21-12, 12-     away from a 9-9 deadlock to                                         the youngest promising play-
  21, 21-15 win in an              establish a three-point lead                 DOHA                   er went to Carlton and
  enthralling title clash at the   that he held to win the                                             Goimche      Khambe       was
  Siri Fort Sports Complex.        match.                          BENAULIM III emerged the            adjudged the best discipline
    It was Lee’s 12th victory        The Japanese pair of          champion of the third three-        team.
  in 13 meetings with Gade in      Hirokatsu Hashimoto and         a-side football tie-breaker           The event was sponsored
  Open tournaments and             Noriyasu Hirata took the        tournament organised by             by Sign Tec Neon , Al Ameer
  eighth Super Series title        men’s doubles title with a      Friends Circle Qatar on             Garage and Gulf Agency
  overall.                         21-17, 21-9 win over            Friday. In the final, it upset       Qatar.
    The fierce contest was          Indonesia’s Angga Pratama       defending champion St Andre           Chief Guest Dayanand
  played out with a slew of        and Ryan Agung Saputra.         Boys by 3-1 in front of a large     Narvekar,     Goa      Cricket
  smashes and fine net play,          In the women’s doubles        cheering crowd.                     Association President and
  enthralling a sizeable crowd     final, Japanese top seeds          Floriano, Queeno and              MLA, and guest of honour
  that had turned up despite       Miyuki Maeda and Satoko         Freddy scored for Benaulim          Agnelo Fernandes, EDC
  no Indian being left in the      Suetsuna beat compatriots       in the title clash. Kevin was       Chairman and MLA, distrib-
  fray.                            Mizuki Fujii and Reika          the lone scorer for the run-        uted the prizes. Rajesh Singh,
    Gade, 34, fought back          Kakiiwa 26-24, 21-15.           ner-up. The third place was         Indian Culture Centre Qatar
  brilliantly in the second          The mixed doubles, an         bagged by Aldona United.            head of finance, was also
  game but lost steam in the       all-Indonesia affair, saw         As many 30 teams figured           present on the occasion.           GCA President Dayanad Narvekar (second left) hands over the three-a-side football winner’s cup to
  third after arguing with the     Tantowi Ahmad and               in the annual event. Special          The event was compared by        Benaulim captain, in Doha, recently.
  chair umpire over a line call    Liliyana Natsir defeat Fran     awards were given to Queeno         John Dias and vote of thanks
  just when the match was          Kurniawan        and      Pia   for best shooter, while the         was proposed by Anand for          Fernandes was tournament            and William Fernandes were        The tournament was declared
  poised on a knife’s edge.        Zebadiah Bernadet 21-18,        best goalkeeper was Anand,          Friends Circle Qatar. Emille       co-ordinator and Melbino            part of the organising body.      open Vanita Dias Vaz.
    Lee, enjoying top form         23-21 in the final.

Pedrosa beats pain barrier to win in Estoril Grand Prix
                                                                                                                    AFP                     “It was very difficult for me      had to follow me - but he had     lap.
                                                                                                             ESTORIL (PORTUGAL)           after the surgery - to be here is   a better race and deserved the      The Italian, sharing the
                                                                                                                                          incredible,” he told the BBC        win. At least we’ve picked up     front row with Lorenzo and
                                                                                                       DANI       Pedrosa      battled    after stunning Lorenzo who          some points, that’s important     Pedrosa, was thrown from his
                                                                                                       through the pain barrier to        was firm favourite to win for        for the championship.”            Yamaha,         somersaulting
                                                                                                       win the Portuguese MotoGP          the fourth consecutive year in        Pedrosa had started on the      through the air before sliding
                                                                                                       on Sunday less than a month        Estoril.                            front row in third place and      off into the safety gravel.
                                                                                                       after shoulder surgery.              Pedrosa added: “It was an         tracked Lorenzo before mak-         Officials were quick to rush
                                                                                                          Honda’s Spanish star swept      amazing race. At the end I          ing his winning move.             to the scene but he walked
                                                                                                       past world champion and            didn’t want to be second              After taking the lead he        back to the pits unaided.
                                                                                                       pole-setter Jorge Lorenzo          again, I tried and it happened.     posted two fastest laps before      Ducati’s Spanish rider
                                                                                                       with three laps to go to claim       “I’m very thankful for the        crossing the line over three      Hector Barbera crashed at the
                                                                                                       his debut win in Estoril and       doctors to get me ready - I’m       seconds clear of Lorenzo,         next corner, with his Czech
                                                                                                       his first of the season.            in a lot of pain now.”              with another Honda rider,         teammate Karel Abraham’s
                                                                                                          It was a remarkable per-          After this third leg of the       Australian Casey Stoner,          race ending on lap two.
                                                                                                       formance considering his           season Lorenzo retained his         7.658sec back in third.             Lorenzo’s fellow Yamaha
                                                                                                       date with the surgeon’s knife      lead in the world champi-             There was then a 16-second      rider Ben Spies, who crashed
                                                                                                       in Barcelona on April 6 after      onship on 65 points, but            gap back to Italian Andrea        on the sighting lap here last
                                                                                                       finishing second in the             Pedrosa is now only four            Dovizioso, who pipped multi-      year, came to grief on lap 14.
                                                                                                       Spanish Grand Prix.                points adrift on 61.                ple champion Valentino Rossi        Earlier Germany’s Stefan
                                                                                                          Pedrosa required an opera-        Lorenzo, who had led the          for fourth.                       Bradl won the Moto2 race,
                                                                                                       tion after suffering multiple      race until Pedrosa overtook           Marco Simoncelli, who had       the Kalex rider coming in
                                                                                                       fractures to his left shoulder     him as if he was standing still,    a verbal spat with Lorenzo        clear of Spain’s Julian Simon,
                                                                                                       in a crash in testing for the      paid tribute to the winner.         over riding styles on             on a Suter, and Japan’s Yuki
Repsol Honda Team’s Casey Stoner (right) of Australia shakes hand with teammate and winner Dani        Japanese Grand Prix last             “He was faster - I was push-      Saturday, only made it as far     Takahashi,         riding     a
Pedrosa of Spain after the Portugal MotoGP race, in Estoril, on Sunday. (AFP)                          October.                           ing, it was tiring for me as he     as turn four on the opening       Moriwaki.
                                                                                                          THE PITCH                                                                                          Monday, May 2, 2011
                                                French great Thuram ‘hurt’ by racism row                                                            Celtic cuts lead on Rangers                   Dortmund looks to keep squad intact
                                                PARIS Former France great Lilian Thuram feels                                                       GLASGOW Celtic moved to within a              BERLIN New Bundesliga champions
                                                “hurt” that his former teammate Laurent Blanc                                                       point of Rangers at the top of the            Borussia Dortmund are optimistic of keeping
                                                and members of the French Football Federation                                                       Scottish Premier League with a 4-1 win        its stars for next season after the club’s

       Football                                 may have agreed to limit the number of black
                                                and Arab players in national training programs.
                                                  French football has been plunged into turmoil
                                                after investigative website Mediapart reported
                                                that Blanc and senior figures in the federation
                                                                                                                                                    over Dundee United at Parkhead on
                                                                                                                                                    Sunday.The Hoops laid siege to the
                                                                                                                                                    United goal in a frenzied start and got
                                                                                                                                                    the goal their pressure deserved when
                                                                                                                                                    Gary Hooper poked home in the 23rd
                                                                                                                                                                                                  director of sport said on Sunday they had
                                                                                                                                                                                                  received no offers for Turkey midfielder Nuri
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sahin. Dortmund secured its seventh league
                                                                                                                                                                                                  title on Saturday with a 2-0 win over
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nuremberg and are looking to keep its young
               ROUNDUP                          approved proposals to limit to 30 percent the                                                       minute after a mistake from Garry             squad intact for next season’s Bundesliga
                                                number of players of African and North-African                                                      Kenneth.Israeli international Beram Kayal     and Champions League campaigns.“When
                                                descent in training academies once they reach                                                       scored only his second goal for the club      and if the issue arises, we will concern our-
                                                13 years of age.“Of course you feel hurt, of                                                        with a sensational strike in the 54th         selves with it, but for now, that is not the
                                                course,” Thuram said on Sunday on French                                                            minute before United struck the post          case,” said Dortmund’s Michael Zorc on
                                                football show Telefoot.                                                                             through substitute Johnny Russell.            German television channel Sport1.

Arsenal beats Man United 1-0
              AFP                      After starting the weekend                                                                                                                                                  ing free-kick that Wojciech
            LONDON                  firmly in control of the title                                                                                                                                                  Szczesny kept out at full-
                                    race, United are in severe dan-                                                                                                                                                stretch early in the second
ARSENAL’S Aaron Ramsey              ger of surrendering the initia-                                                                                                                                                half. But Arsenal took the lead
blew the Premier League title       tive to a resurgent Chelsea,                                                                                                                                                   in the 56th minute when
race wide open as his second        who have won eight of their                                                                                                                                                    Ramsey scored his first
half goal clinched a 1-0 win        last nine league games.                                                                                                                                                        Gunners goal since January
over leaders Manchester                With Cesc Fabregas side-                                                                                                                                                    2010.
United on Sunday.                   lined by a thigh injury suffered                                                                                                                                                 Van Persie twisted and
   A victory at the Emirates        in training on Saturday,                                                                                                                                                       turned in the penalty area
Stadium would have put              Arsenal manager Arsene                                                                                                                                                         before cutting back to
United within touching dis-         Wenger brought Ramsey into                                                                                                                                                     Ramsey, who side-footed a
tance of a record 19th league       the youngest starting eleven of                                                                                                                                                first-time shot past Edwin van
title, but Sir Alex Ferguson’s      any Premier League club this                                                                                                                                                   der Sar.
side gave a strangely subdued       season.                                                                                                                                                                          Szczesny had to block
display and Chelsea can now            Wenger’s side had an aver-                                                                                                                                                  Nani’s effort and Michael
climb above them into first          age age of 23 but that lack of                                                                                                                                                 Owen could have won a penal-
place if they win next Sunday’s     experience didn’t stop them                                                                                                                                                    ty when he was tackled by
crunch clash at Old Trafford.       tearing into United.                                                                                                                                                           Gael Clichy, but Arsenal
   Second placed Chelsea trail         They should have had a                                                                                                                                                      deservedly held on for their
United by just three points         penalty midway through the                                                                                                                                                     first victory over United since
and a win in Manchester             first half when Nemanja Vidic                                                                                                                                                   November 2008, a result
would leave them favourites         clearly used his hand to                                                                                                                                                       which keeps alive their own
to retain the title with only two   deflect Theo Walcott’s cross                                                                                                                                                    slender title hopes.
games to play after next week-      away from Robin van Persie                                                                                                                                                       Earlier      on     Sunday,
end.                                as the Dutchman prepared to                                                                                                                                                    Liverpool moved into fifth
   United, who have now             head towards goal, but neither                                                                                                                                                 place with a 3-0 win over
failed to win at any of their       referee Chris Foy or his lines-                                                                                                                                                Newcastle at Anfield.
top-six rivals this season, paid    man Andy Garratt spotted the                                                                                                                                                     Maxi Rodriguez opened the
the price for their lethargy        Serbia defender’s blatant                                                                                                                                                      scoring in the 10th minute
when Ramsey struck in the           offence. United’s Wayne             Wayne Rooney (left) of Manchester United and Bacary Sagna of Arsenal fight for the ball during an English Premier League match at the       when his shot deflected in off
56th minute.                        Rooney went close with a curl-      Emirates stadium, in London, on Sunday. (REUTERS)                                                                                          Danny Simpson.

                              GOAL LINE TECHNOLOGY NOW
   Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes attempts to prevent Chelsea’s Frank Lampard’s shot from crossing the goal line
   during an English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, in London, on Saturday. The shot was ruled a goal. (AP)
                                                                                                                                            Milan close to wrapping up
                                                                                                                                            title after Bologna victory
                                                                                                                                                          AFP                  they wanted after just eight        Boateng six yards out but he
                                                                                                                                                         ROME                  minutes as Robinho slipped          got under his close-range
                                                                                                                                                                               the ball forward to Flamini         header.
                                                                                                                                            AC MILAN need only one             who played it one side of             Flamini had another chance
                                                                                                                                            more point to secure a 19th        Miguel Britos and ran around        to extend the lead just before
                                                                                                                                            league title after a 1-0 victory   the other leaving him face to       the break as he was teed up
                                                                                                                                            over Bologna on Sunday put         face with goalkeeper Emiliano       again by Robinho but his shot
                                                                                                                                            them on the brink of the scud-     Viviano.                            was too close to Viviano once
                                                                                                                                            etto crown.                           The Frenchman’s first shot        more and this time the goal-
                                                                                                                                              If either Milan avoid defeat     was straight at the keeper but      keeper kicked the ball clear.
                                                                                                                                            away to Roma next week or          it squirmed under his body            It was a similar story after
                                                                                                                                            Inter Milan fail to beat           and Flamini was first to the         the break as Milan remained
                                                                                                                                            Fiorentina, then the rossoneri     rebound to slide home into an       dangerous on the counter and
                                                                                                                                            will be Serie A champions.         empty net.                          Robinho wasted a one-on-one
                                                                                                                                              French midfielder Mathieu            Thereafter it was all Milan as   with Viviano on the hour
                                                                                                                                            Flamini scored the only goal of    they proved especially effective    mark.
                                                                                                                                            the game early in the first peri-   on the counter attack.                With Bologna comfortably
                                                                                                                                            od and then Milan held out            Antonio Cassano should           in mid-table and Milan unwill-
                                                                                                                                            comfortably against oppo-          have done better when teed up       ing to risk the victory by push-
                                                                                                                                            nents who lacked ambition.         by returning captain Massimo        ing forward, the game
                                                                                                                                              Milan would already be           Ambrosini but could only            descended to walking pace.
                                                                                                                                            champions but for Giampaolo        shoot straight at Viviano.            And when Bologna substi-
                                                                                                                                            Pazzini’s two injury time goals       Clarence Seedorf crossed for     tute Francesco Della Rocca
                                                                                                                                            on Saturday night to give Inter    Flamini who shot wide and           was sent off late on, any doubt
                                                                                                                                            a 2-1 win at Cesena.               then on 37 minutes Robinho          about the final result followed
                                                                                                                                              Milan got the dream start        picked out Kevin-Prince             him down the tunnel.

  Liverpool climbs to fifth after crushing Newcastle 3-0
                AFP                     They now hold the Europa         Pardew’s men have won only       grabbed his fourth goal in just
             LIVERPOOL               League spot, although Spurs         one of their last seven away     two games within 10 minutes
                                     still have a game in hand           league matches and that was      of the opening.
  GOALS         FROM       Maxi      against Manchester City.            back in February against            Mike Williamson’s poor
  Rodriguez, Dirk Kuyt and              Carroll    moved        from     Birmingham.                      headed clearance landed at
  Luis Suarez helped resurgent       Newcastle in a £35 million            During that similar time-      the midfielder’s feet and he
  Liverpool move into fifth           move at the end of the              frame, Liverpool interim         rifled past Tim Krul, courtesy
  place in the Premier League        January transfer window, but        manager       Dalglish   has     of a deflection off Danny
  after a crushing 3-0 win over      he was not fit enough to start       remained unbeaten at Anfield      Simpson.
  Newcastle at Anfield on             this encounter against his old      following his return to the         The goal followed the hat-
  Sunday.                            side because of a knee injury       club in January as Roy           trick he scored against
    The build up to this game        picked up in the recent draw        Hodgson’s          temporary     Birmingham last week as
  was all about Liverpool striker    with Arsenal.                       replacement.                     Rodriguez’s recent form mir-
  Andy Carroll and whether he           Newcastle have struggled           A run that had brought 27      rors the general improvement
  would start against his old        for goals since Carroll left but    points from a possible 39        that has taken place at Anfield
  club, but that issue was over-     have still done enough to           before this game means it is     since Dalglish took the reins.
  shadowed by a brilliant per-       avoid getting sucked into the       just a matter of time until         A Shola Ameobi header was
  formance       from    Kenny       perilous relegation battle that     Dalglish is rubberstamped as     well blocked by Dirk Kuyt as
  Dalglish’s team.                   has affected so many sides in       the permanent Liverpool          Liverpool defended in num-
    The victory never really         perhaps the tightest ever           manager.                         bers, while a Kevin Nolan
  seemed in doubt as the Reds        Premier League.                       The rejuvenating affect he     effort also flew over Pepe
  jumped above Tottenham                This was still not a good        has had at Liverpool was         Reina’s crossbar as Pardew’s
  into fifth place on goal differ-    time for Newcastle to be visit-     again evident in this            side struggled to find a deci-     Liverpool’s Maxi Rodriguez celebrates a goal against Newcastle during an English Premier League
  ence.                              ing Anfield however as Alan          encounter as Rodriguez           sive finish.                       match at Anfield, in Liverpool, Sunday. (REUTERS)
44              Monday, May 2, 2011
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15:10 My Family                                22:45 Sport Today                               22:50 License To Drill                                                                           09:15 FIM World Supermoto 2010                     01:45 Deadly Women: Face To Face               15:10   Tigga And Togga
                                               23:00 BBC World News America                    23:45 Extreme Fishing                              14:40 Have A Laugh                            10:55 Eds Up                                       02:10 On The Case With Paula Zahn              15:15   Bob The Builder
15:45 Monarch Of The Glen                                                                                                                         14:55 Suite Life On Deck
16:35 The Weakest Link                         23:30 Hardtalk                                                                                                                                   11:45 X-Traordinary                                03:00 I Almost Got Away With It                15:35   Thomas And Friends
                                                                                                                                                  15:20 Fairly Odd Parents                      12:35 Fantasy Factory                              03:50 The Will: Family Secrets Revealed        15:45   Tigga And Togga
17:20 Doctors                                                                                                                                     15:40 Good Luck Charlie
17:50 Eastenders                                                                                                                                                                                13:25 Mantracker                                   04:45 Crime Scene Psychics                     15:50   Kipper
                                                                                                                                                  16:25 Hannah Montana Forever                  14:15 World Combat League                          05:15 Murder Shift                             16:00   Wild Life
18:20 Full Circle With Michael Palin                                                                                                              16:45 Jonas LA
19:10 Monarch Of The Glen                                                                                                                                                                       15:05 Eds Up                                       06:10 Mystery ER                               16:10   Oswald
                                                                                                                                                  17:10 Fish Hooks                              15:55 X-Traordinary                                07:00 Forensic Detectives                      16:35   Anthony Ant
20:00 The Weakest Link                                                                                                                            17:35 Wizards Of Waverly Place
20:45 Doctors                                                                                  DISCOVERY HD SHOWCASE                                                                            16:45 UCI Nissan Mountainbike World Cup 2008       07:50 CSU                                      17:00   Dorothy The Dinosaur
                                                                                               00:30 Man On Earth With Tony Robinson              18:00 Hannah Montana Forever                  17:10 FIM World Supermoto 2010                     08:40 Life Or Death: Medical Mysteries         17:15   Wild Life
21:15 Eastenders                                                                                                                                  18:45 16 Wishes
21:45 Holby City                               CARTOON NETWORK                                 01:20 Risk Takers                                                                                18:00 FIM World Supermoto 2010                     09:30 Real Emergency Calls                     17:20   Kipper
                                               00:05 Cow And Chicken                           02:10 American Icon: The Hot Rod                   20:25 Jake And Blake                          19:40 X-Traordinary                                10:20 The Will: Family Secrets Revealed        17:30   Bob The Builder
22:40 Freefall                                                                                                                                    20:50 Hannah Montana
                                               00:30 Cramp Twins                               02:35 Chasing Classic Cars                                                                       20:30 Fantasy Factory                              11:10 FBI Files                                17:50   Thomas And Friends
                                               00:55 George Of The Jungle                      03:00 Stunt Stars                                  21:12 Have A Laugh                            21:20 Dr Danger                                    12:00 Murder Shift                             18:00   Tigga And Togga
                                               01:20 Adventure Time                            03:55 The Reinventors                              21:15 Phineas And Ferb                        22:10 World Combat League                          12:50 Who On Earth Did I Marry?                18:05   Dragon
                                               01:45 Eliot Kid                                 04:25 Sunrise Earth                                21:35 Fairly Odd Parents                      23:00 Aiya TV                                      13:15 I Was Murdered                           18:30   Tigga And Togga
                                               02:10 Ed, Edd N Eddy                            05:20 Nextworld                                    22:00 Replacements                            23:50 Fantasy Factory                              13:40 Life Or Death: Medical Mysteries         18:35   Barney And Friends
                                               02:35 Ben 10: Alien Force                       06:10 Ultimate Journeys                            22:25 Hannah Montana                                                                             14:30 Real Emergency Calls                     19:00   Jakers! The Adventures Of Piggley Winks
                                               03:00 The Powerpuff Girls                       07:00 Treasure Quest                               22:50 Sonny With A Chance                                                                        15:20 The Will: Family Secrets Revealed        19:25   Anton
BBC LIFESTYLE                                  03:15 Chowder                                   07:50 Powering The Future                          23:15 Wizards Of Waverly Place                                                                   16:10 Forensic Detectives                      19:30   Angelina Ballerina
00:40 Come Dine With Me                        03:40 The Secret Saturdays                      08:40 City Chic                                    23:35 Jonas                                                                                      17:00 CSU                                      19:45   Megaminimals
01:30 Antiques Roadshow                        04:05 My Gym Partner’s A Monkey                 09:30 Space Pioneer                                                                                                                                 17:50 FBI Files                                19:52   Megaminimals
02:20 Holmes On Homes                          04:30 Ben 10: Alien Force                       10:20 The Reinventors                                                                                                                               18:40 Life Or Death: Medical Mysteries         20:00   The Magic Key Adventures
03:05 Holmes On Homes                          04:55 Best Ed                                   10:45 Mythbusters                                                                                FOOD NETWORK HD                                    19:30 Real Emergency Calls                     20:15   Pingu
03:45 Glamour Puds                             05:20 Skunk Fu!                                 11:35 World’s Most Expensive Car                                                                 00:05 Unwrapped                                    20:20 Murder Shift                             20:25   Rubbadubbers
04:10 Daily Cooks Challenge                    05:45 Cramp Twins                               12:25 American Chopper                                                                           00:30 Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives                  21:10 Who On Earth Did I Marry?                20:35   Jakers! The Adventures Of Piggley Winks
05:10 Daily Cooks Challenge                    06:10 Eliot Kid                                 13:15 Science Of The Movies                                                                      00:55 Unwrapped                                    21:35 I Was Murdered                           21:00   Anton
06:05 Daily Cooks Challenge                    06:35 The Marvelous Misadventures Of Flapjack   14:05 Deadliest Catch                              DISNEY XD                                     01:20 Unwrapped                                    22:50 Couples Who Kill                         21:05   Angelina Ballerina
06:35 Holmes On Homes                          07:00 Codename: Kids Next Door                  14:55 How Stuff’s Made                             06:00 American Dragon                         01:45 Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives- Special         23:40 Dr G: Medical Examiner                   21:20   Megaminimals
07:20 Chuck’s Day Off                          07:25 Cow And Chicken                           15:20 Mars: The Quest For Life                     06:20 Kid Vs Kat                              02:35 Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives                                                                 21:35   Pingu
07:55 Glamour Puds                             07:50 Angelo Rules                              16:10 Building The Future                          07:05 Phineas & Ferb                          03:00 Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives                                                                 21:45   The Magic Key Adventures
08:20 What Not To Wear                         08:05 Cartoon Network Dance Club                17:00 Mega Builders                                08:05 Pokemon Movie: Arceus And The           03:25 Guy’s Big Bite                                                                              21:55   Anton
09:10 Fantasy Homes In The City                08:15 Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends       17:50 Mighty Ships                                        Jewel Of Life (Cema)                   03:50 Guy’s Big Bite                                                                              22:00   Rubbadubbers
09:55 Cash In The Attic                        08:40 Ben 10: Alien Force                       18:40 Ultimate Journeys                            09:50 Suite Life On Deck S3                   04:15 Good Eats- Special                                                                          22:10   Angelina Ballerina
10:40 What Not To Wear                         09:05 The Secret Saturdays                      19:30 Mega World                                   10:15 Suite Life On Deck S3                   04:40 Unwrapped                                                                                   22:25   Pingu
11:30 Ching’s Kitchen                          09:30 Batman: The Brave And The Bold            20:20 Chasing Classic Cars                         10:40 Kid Vs Kat                              05:05 Ten Dollar Dinners                           JIM JAM                                        22:35   Jakers! The Adventures Of Piggley Winks
12:20 Ching’s Kitchen                          09:55 The Powerpuff Girls                       21:10 Nextworld                                    11:30 American Dragon                         05:30 Paula’s Best Dishes                          00:00 Bob The Builder                          23:00   Barney And Friends
13:10 Ching’s Kitchen                          10:20 Robotboy                                  22:00 Mega Builders                                12:20 Phineas & Ferb                          05:50 Paula’s Party                                00:20 Thomas And Friends                       23:25   Tigga And Togga
14:20 Coastal Kitchen                          10:55 Ben 10                                    22:50 Mighty Ships                                 13:10 Kid Vs Kat                              06:35 Barefoot Contessa                            00:30 Kipper                                   23:30   Dorothy The Dinosaur
14:45 Cash In The Attic                        11:20 Chowder                                   23:40 Man On Earth With Tony Robinson              13:50 The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody           07:00 Chopped                                      00:40 Wild Life                                23:45   Toddworld
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7:00 pm OSN Movies HD: VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA                                       7:30 pm OSN Comedy: 30 ROCK                                                             7:05 pm Outdoor Channel HD: TREV GOWDY’S MONSTER FISH                             10:30 pm NAT GEO Adventure: DAVID ROCCO’S DOLCE VITA

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                                                                                                        19:45 Bad Boys II                                                                            21:00 Tucker Max                              00:30    SCI Expedition Safari                        15:40   Ruby
                                                                                                        22:15 Zombieland                                                                             23:00 Mr Nice                                 01:45    Ducks Unlimited                              16:35   Giuliana And Bill
                                                                                                        23:45 Bugsy                                                                                                                                02:10    Fall Flight                                  17:00   Giuliana And Bill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   03:25    Western Extreme                              18:25   Ruby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   04:15    SCI Expedition Safari                        19:25   Big Boutique
MBC ACTION                                     MGM                                                                                                   OSN FIRST HD                                                                                  05:30    Ducks Unlimited                              19:50   Fashion Avenue
00:00 Ninja Warrior                            00:25    Species                                                                                      00:00 Downton Abbey                                                                           05:55    Fall Flight                                  20:20   Clean House
01:00 The Vampire Diaries                      02:10    Carrie                                                                                       01:00 Nip/Tuck                                                                                06:20    Fall Flight                                  21:15   Top 10
02:00 Taking Lives                             03:45    The Mean Season                                                                              02:00 Criminal Minds                            OSN MOVIES KIDS                               07:00    Cowboys                                      22:10   Clean House Comes Clean
03:30 1000 Ways to Die                         05:30    Kalifornia                                      OSN CINEMA                                   03:00 Law And Order                             00:00 Ramses Of Egypt                         08:15    Speargun Hunter                              23:05   Bridalplasty
04:30 LA Hard Hats                             07:25    Stay Hungry                                     01:00 The Waiting City                       04:00 Damages                                   02:00 Hua Mulan                               09:30    Cowboys
05:15 The Unit                                 09:05    Billy Galvin                                    03:00 The Cake Eaters                        05:00 The Closer                                04:00 Scruff Cinderella’s Carnival            10:45    Salmon, Trout & Steelheader
06:00 1000 Ways to Die                         10:40    Road Rage                                       05:00 The Prince & Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon   06:00 Downton Abbey                             06:00 Wild Records!                           11:35    Trev Gowdy’s Monster Fish
06:45 Las Vegas                                12:05    Ruby Jean And Joe                               07:00 The People Speak                       07:00 The Office                                08:00 Pocahontas And The Spider Woman         12:00    Legends of Rod & Reel
07:30 24                                       13:45    Seven Hours To Judgement                        09:00 Harold                                 07:30 Coronation Street                         10:00 Hua Mulan                               13:15    World Class Sports Fishing
08:15 Starsky & Hutch                          15:15    White Lightning                                 11:00 Charlotte Gray                         08:00 Eureka                                    12:00 Tom And Jerry: Blast Off To Mars        14:30    Salmon, Trout & Steelheader
09:00 The Unit                                 16:55    Meteor Man                                      13:00 Home Run                               09:00 The Closer                                14:00 Wild Records!                           15:20    Trev Gowdy’s Monster Fish                    TRACE URBAN
10:30 Starsky & Hutch                          18:35    The Vikings                                     15:00 Adventures Of Power                    10:00 Law And Order                             16:00 Rolie, Polie, Olie: The Movie           15:45    Legends of Rod & Reel                        00:15 Top Gossip
11:15 LA Hard Hats                             20:30    Who Was Geli Bendl?                             17:00 Flying By                              11:00 Criminal Minds                            18:00 Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs        16:10    Legends of Rod & Reel                        00:17 Playlist
12:00 Nikita                                   22:00    .Com For Murder                                 18:45 The Boat That Rocked                   12:00 The Office                                20:00 Winx: Secret Of The Lost Kingdom        17:00    World Class Sports Fishing                   01:00 Africa 10
13:00 Las Vegas                                23:30    West Side Story                                 21:00 Charlie And Boots                      12:30 Coronation Street                         22:00 Tom And Jerry: Blast Off To Mars        18:15    Salmon, Trout & Steelheader                  01:45 Playlist
14:00 WWE After Burn                                                                                    23:00 She’s Out Of My League                 13:00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show                                                                19:05    Trev Gowdy’s Monster Fish                    02:00 Urban Hit
15:00 24                                                                                                                                             14:00 Eureka                                                                                  19:30    Legends of Rod & Reel                        02:45 Playlist
15:45 The Unit                                                                                                                                       15:00 Downton Abbey                                                                           20:45    World Class Sports Fishing                   03:15 Monthly Top
16:30 Las Vegas                                                                                                                                      16:00 The Office                                                                              21:10    World Class Sports Fishing                   03:17 Playlist
17:15 Nikita                                                                                                                                         16:30 Coronation Street                                                                       22:00    Cowboys                                      07:15 Top Sexy
18:00 Taking Lives                                                                                                                                   17:00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show                                                                23:15    Speargun Hunter                              07:17 Playlist
20:00 Ninja Warrior                            NAT GEO ADVENTURE                                                                                     18:00 American Idol                             OSN NEWS                                                                                            09:15 Top Mobile
21:00 The Vampire Diaries                      00:00 The Frankincense Trail                             OSN COMEDY                                   19:00 Covert Affairs                            00:00 NBC Meet The Press                                                                            09:17 Playlist
22:00 Blair Witch Project                      01:00 Cruise Ship Diaries                                00:00 Cougar Town                            20:00 Desperate Housewives                      01:00 Live ABC World News With David Muir                                                           13:15 Top Sexy
                                               02:00 Banged Up Abroad                                   00:30 The Daily Show With Jon Stewart        21:00 Law And Order: Criminal Intent            01:30 NBC Nightly News (Sat-Sun)                                                                    13:17 Playlist
                                               03:00 Banged Up Abroad                                   01:00 The Colbert Report                     22:00 CSI                                       02:00 Live ABC World News With David Muir                                                           15:15 Top New
                                               04:00 62 Days At Sea                                     01:30 Family Guy                             23:00 The Closer                                02:30 NBC Nightly News (Sat-Sun)                                                                    15:17 Playlist
                                               05:00 Danger Men                                         02:00 Saturday Night Live                                                                    03:00 NBC Sunday Today Show                                                                         16:00 Hip Hop 10
                                                                                                        03:00 Just Shoot Me                                                                                                                        TCM                                                   16:45 Playlist
                                               06:00 The Frankincense Trail                                                                                                                          04:00 ABC This Week w/ Christiane Amanpour    01:30    The Wings Of Eagles
                                               07:00 Cruise Ship Diaries                                03:30 30 Rock                                                                                05:00 NBC Meet The Press                                                                            17:15 Top Fashion
                                                                                                        04:00 Family Guy                                                                                                                           03:15    Boom Town                                    17:17 Playlist
                                               08:00 Banged Up Abroad                                                                                                                                06:00 Live ABC World News With David Muir     05:10    Kings Go Forth
MBC 2                                          09:00 Banged Up Abroad                                   04:30 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno                                                         06:30 NBC Nightly News (Sat-Sun)                                                                    18:00 Urban Hit
                                                                                                        05:30 Malcolm In The Middle                                                                                                                07:00    The Fastest Gun Alive                        18:45 Playlist
01:00   21 Grams                               10:00 Pressure Cook                                                                                                                                   07:00 Live ABC World News With David Muir     08:30    The Twenty-Fifth Hour
03:00   Friday The 13th Part III               10:30 David Rocco’s Dolce Vita                           06:00 Yes Dear                               OSN MOVIES ACTION                               07:30 NBC Nightly News (Sat-Sun)                                                                    20:00 Hit US
                                                                                                        06:30 The Drew Carey Show                                                                                                                  10:25    The Yellow Rolls-Royce                       20:50 Playlist
04:00   The Love Guru                          11:00 Food Lovers Guide To The Planet                                                                 01:00 Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen       08:00 ABC This Week w/ Christiane Amanpour    12:25    Lassie Come Home
06:00   Emily Bronet’s Wuthering Heights       11:30 Exploring The Vine                                 07:00 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon           03:30 Set It Off                                09:00 Live ABC World News With David Muir                                                           22:15 Top Gossip
                                                                                                        08:00 Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne                                                                                                         13:55    Beau Brummell                                22:17 Playlist
07:30   The Avenging Eagle                     12:00 Market Values                                                                                   05:30 Alone In The Dark 2                       09:30 NBC Nightly News (Sat-Sun)              15:45    Where Were You When The Lights Went Out?
11:00   The Chase                              13:00 Departures                                         08:30 Dharma And Greg                        07:30 Wushu Warrior                             10:00 ABC World News Now
                                                                                                        09:00 Just Shoot Me                                                                                                                        17:15    Edge Of The City
13:00   Hostage                                14:00 Don’t Tell My Mother                                                                            09:00 Polar Storm                               11:00 Live NBC Early Today                    18:40    G-Men
15:00   The River King                         15:00 Long Way Down                                      09:30 Malcolm In The Middle                  11:00 Mutant Chronicles                         11:30 ABC America This Morning
                                                                                                        10:00 Yes Dear                                                                                                                             20:05    Bear Island
19:00   Pistol Whipped                         16:00 Pressure Cook                                                                                   13:00 The Least Of These                        12:30 Live ABC America This Morning           22:00    Shaft
21:00   The Darjeeling Limited                 16:30 David Rocco’s Dolce Vita                           10:30 Seinfeld                               15:00 Polar Storm                               13:30 Live MSNBC First Look
                                                                                                        11:00 The Drew Carey Show                                                                                                                  23:45    Wrong Is Right
23:00   Mr Brooks                              17:00 Food Lovers Guide To The Planet                                                                 17:00 Along Came A Spider                       14:00 Live NBC Today Show
                                               17:30 Exploring The Vine                                 11:30 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno         19:00 Donnie Brasco                             18:00 Live MSNBC News
                                                                                                        12:30 Dharma And Greg                                                                                                                                                                            TRAVEL CHANNEL
                                               18:00 Market Values                                                                                   21:15 Nighthawks                                19:00 Live MSNBC News                                                                               00:00 Angry Planet
                                               19:00 Departures                                         13:00 Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne           23:00 Green Street 2: Stand Your Ground         20:00 Live MSNBC Andrea Mitchell Reports
                                                                                                        13:30 Malcolm In The Middle                                                                                                                                                                      00:30 Glutton For Punishment
                                               20:00 Don’t Tell My Mother                                                                                                                            21:00 Live MSNBC News                                                                               01:00 Four Men and a Lady
                                               21:00 Long Way Down                                      14:00 Yes Dear                                                                               22:00 Live MSNBC News
                                                                                                        14:30 30 Rock                                                                                                                                                                                    01:30 Essential
                                               22:00 Pressure Cook                                                                                                                                   23:00 Live MSNBC The Dylan Ratigan Show       THE HISTORY CHANNEL                                   02:00 Distant Shores
                                               22:30 David Rocco’s Dolce Vita                           15:00 Two And A Half Men
MBC 4                                                                                                   15:30 The Daily Show With Jon Stewart                                                                                                      00:30 Engineering Disasters                           02:30 Glutton For Punishment
                                               23:00 Food Lovers Guide To The Planet                                                                                                                                                               01:20 Dead Men’s Secrets                              03:00 Megalopolis
00:00   Wanted Men                             23:30 Exploring The Vine                                 16:00 The Colbert Report
00:45   Forbidden Love                                                                                  16:30 The Drew Carey Show                                                                                                                  02:10 Ice Road Truckers                               04:00 Globe Trekker
                                                                                                                                                     OSN MOVIES COMEDY                                                                             03:00 Barbarians                                      05:00 Angry Planet
01:30   White Poppy Ceren                                                                               17:00 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon           00:00 The Ramen Girl
02:15   Damages                                                                                         18:00 Just Shoot Me                                                                                                                        03:55 Russia: Land Of The Tsars                       05:30 Glutton For Punishment
                                                                                                                                                     02:00 Mafia!                                                                                  04:50 Japan Under American Occupation                 06:00 Globe Trekker
03:15   Dawsons Creek                                                                                   18:30 Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne           04:00 Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past                OSN PREMIERE
04:00   Entertainment Tonight and Insider                                                               19:00 Seinfeld                                                                                                                             05:40 Modern Marvels                                  07:00 Globe Trekker
                                                                                                                                                     06:00 That Thing You Do!                        00:00 2:37                                    06:30 Engineering Disasters                           08:00 Inside Luxury Travel-Varun Sharma
04:45   Late Show with David Letterman                                                                  19:30 30 Rock                                08:00 Houseguest                                02:00 Freestyle
05:30   Grey’s Anatomy                                                                                  20:00 Hot In Cleveland                                                                                                                     07:20 Dead Men’s Secrets                              09:00 That Crazy French Woman
                                               NAT GEO WILD                                                                                          10:00 One Fine Day                              04:00 National Security                       08:10 Ice Road Truckers                               10:00 Planet Food
06:30   Ten Items Or Less                      00:00 Blue-Collar Dogs                                   20:30 State Of The Union                     12:00 Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs         06:00 End Of The Spear
07:00   The Doctors                                                                                     21:00 The Daily Show Global Edition                                                                                                        09:00 Barbarians                                      11:00 The Blue Continent
                                               01:00 Amazon Claws                                                                                    14:00 The Fighting Temptations                  08:00 Nativity!                               09:55 Russia: Land Of The Tsars                       12:00 Globe Trekker
07:45   Entertainment Tonight and Insider      01:55 Living With Big Cats                               21:30 The Colbert Report Global Edition      16:00 The Ramen Girl                            10:00 Saved!
08:15   Late Show with David Letterman                                                                  22:00 Comedy Central Presents                                                                                                              10:50 Japan Under American Occupation                 13:00 Distant Shores
                                               02:50 Wild Russia                                                                                     18:00 Moon Over Parador                         12:00 Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief   11:40 Modern Marvels                                  13:30 The Thirsty Traveler
09:00   The Talk                               03:45 Swamp Men                                          23:00 Family Guy                             20:00 Tucker Max                                14:00 Paper Man
09:30   Dawsons Creek                                                                                   23:30 Hot In Cleveland                                                                                                                     12:30 Engineering Disasters                           14:00 Top Travel
                                               04:40 Python Hunters                                                                                  22:00 Van Wilder: Party Liaison                 16:00 Nativity!                               13:20 Dead Men’s Secrets                              14:30 Inside Luxury Travel-Varun Sharma
10:15   Days Of Our Lives                      05:35 Caught In The Act                                                                                                                               18:00 Fantastic Mr Fox
11:00   The Doctors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                14:10 Ice Road Truckers                               15:30 48 Hours In
                                               06:30 Dangerous Encounters                                                                                                                            20:00 My Best Friend’s Girl                   15:00 Barbarians                                      16:00 Globe Trekker
12:00   Home Shopping                          07:25 Bite Me With Dr Mike Leahy                                                                                                                      22:00 Wrong Turn 3: Left For Dead
13:00   Forbidden Love                                                                                                                                                                                                                             15:55 Russia: Land Of The Tsars                       17:00 Essential
                                               08:20 Dangerous Encounters                                                                                                                                                                          16:50 Japan Under American Occupation                 17:30 Grannies On Safari
13:45   White Poppy Ceren                      09:15 Living With Big Cats
14:30   Oprah                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17:40 Modern Marvels                                  18:00 Distant Shores
                                               10:10 Wild Russia                                                                                                                                                                                   18:30 Engineering Disasters                           18:30 The Thirsty Traveler
15:15   Dawsons Creek                          11:05 Swamp Men                                                                                       OSN MOVIES FESTIVAL
16:00   Grey’s Anatomy                                                                                  OSN FIRST                                                                                                                                  19:20 Dead Men’s Secrets                              19:00 Globe Trekker
                                               12:00 Prehistoric Hunters                                00:10 Law And Order                          01:00 Blessed                                                                                 20:10 Ice Road Truckers                               20:00 Travel Today
17:00   The Good Wife                          13:00 Polar Bear Alcatraz                                                                             03:00 Gattaca
18:00   The Doctors                                                                                     01:00 Criminal Minds                                                                                                                       21:55 Ancient Discoveries                             20:30 Travel Oz
                                               14:00 Bite Me With Dr Mike Leahy                         01:30 Criminal Minds                         05:00 The Unloved                               OSN SPORT 2                                   22:50 Death Masks                                     21:00 Travel Notebook
19:00   Oprah                                  15:00 Dangerous Encounters                                                                            07:00 Benny And Joon                            00:30 Super 15
20:00   Wanted Men                                                                                      02:00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show                                                                                                                                                                   22:00 Julian and Camilla’s World Odyssey
                                               16:00 Lions Behaving Badly                               03:00 Detroit 1-8-7                          09:00 It Might Get Loud                         02:30 AFL Premiership                                                                               23:00 Globe Trekker
21:00   Forbidden Love                         17:00 Wild Russia                                                                                     11:00 Mama I Want To Sing                       05:00 Emirates Twenty20 Cricket
22:00   White Poppy Ceren                                                                               04:00 The View
                                               18:00 The Lion Ranger                                    05:00 Karen Sisco                            13:00 Carnera: The Walking Mountain             06:00 ICC Cricket World
23:00   Damages                                19:00 Polar Bear Alcatraz                                                                             15:00 Crimes Of The Past                        06:30 Futbol Mundial
                                                                                                        05:30 Karen Sisco
                                               20:00 Bite Me With Dr Mike Leahy                         06:00 Good Morning America                   17:00 Nurse.Fighter.Boy                         07:00 Snooker
                                               21:00 Dangerous Encounters                               07:00 Commander In Chief                     19:00 Of Mice And Men                           11:00 Futbol Mundial                          THE STYLE NETWORK
                                               22:00 Lions Behaving Badly                               07:30 Commander In Chief                     21:00 Ma Vie N’est Pas Une Comedie Romantique   11:30 NRL Full Time                           00:00 Top 10
                                               23:00 Wild Russia                                        08:00 Emmerdale                              23:00 I Like It Like That                       12:00 NRL Premiership                         01:00 Fashion Avenue
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46          Monday, May 2, 2011
                                                                          THE STADIUM

  Halladay sets Philadelphia Phillies’ strikes record
                 AP                  in April 1993.                       Cardinals 3, Braves 2                who had a blown save in the         Aubrey Huff drew a bases-            Still, Wilson made it             Kameron Loe (2-2) walked
           PHILADELPHIA                The NL Cy Young award              At Atlanta, Gerald Laird’s           Braves’ 5-3 loss to the             loaded walk as a pinch hitter     interesting in the ninth. He       pinch-hitter Brett Wallace
                                     winner cruised in the begin-         ninth-inning triple capped a         Cardinals in 11 innings on          to force home the go-ahead        walked two batters and hit         and Michael Bourn with two
  ROY Halladay started the           ning of the game— he threw           late rally to give the               Friday night, couldn’t hold a       run, and the Giants over-         Jayson Werth to load the           outs. Bourgeois followed
  game by throwing 18 straight       all strikes the first time he         Cardinals a win over the             2-2 tie in the ninth.               came Jonathan Sanchez’s           bases with two outs, before        with his third hit, and pinch-
  strikes      and       helped      went through the Mets’               Braves.                                 Holliday led off with a sin-     wild start and Brian Wilson’s     striking out Adam LaRoche          runner Bill Hall scored.
  Philadelphia set a club            order, and didn’t toss a ball          Backed by rookie Brandon           gle to right, advanced to sec-      wild finish to edge the            swinging for his eighth              Bourgeois also doubled
  record with its 18th victory in    until missing high to Jose           Beachy’s seven scoreless             ond on catcher Brian                punchless Nationals.              save.                              and stole two bases.
  April as the Phillies beat the     Reyes in the third inning.           innings to start the game, the       McCann’s passed ball, and             Sanchez walked or hit              John    Lannan      (2-3)         Prince Fielder’s sixth
  New York Mets 2-1 on                 It was his seventh straight        Braves led 2-0 before St.            scored on Laird’s one-out           seven of Washington’s first        allowed two runs in 6 2-3          homer of the season was a
  Saturday.                          win over the Mets dating to          Louis began its comeback.            triple to left.                     10 batters but allowed just       innings.                           tying, solo shot with one out
    Halladay (4-1) allowed           the 2006 season.                     David Freese tied the game              Miguel Batista (2-1)             two hits and one unearned                                            in the ninth off Houston
  one run and seven hits. He           Mets starter Jonathon              with a two-run single in the         earned the win.                     run in his five innings.           Astros 2, Brewers 1                closer Brandon Lyon (3-1).
  walked one while striking          Niese (2-3) took the loss            eighth before Laird’s go-                                                Guillermo Mota (2-0)              At Houston, Jason Bourgeois        Casey McGehee singled after
  out eight to lead the Phillies     after Placido Polanco’s sac-         ahead triple drove in Matt           Giants 2, Nationals 1               pitched a perfect sixth for the   singled home the winning           that, but Lyon retired the
  to their third straight victo-     rifice fly in the seventh            Holliday.                            At Washington, Taken out of         win, and four other relievers     run with two outs in the           next two batters to get out of
  ry. Philadelphia went 17-5         broke a 1-1 tie.                       Closer Craig Kimbrel (0-1),        the starting lineup, slumping       followed with hitless work.       ninth inning for Houston.          the inning.

Halischuk                                                                   Lakers’ size advantage
equaliser                                                                   minimised by Nowitzki
                                                                                          AP                                                                                                                               Game 1 at Staples Center is

for Predators
                                                                               EL SEGUNDO (CALIFORNIA)                                                                                                                  Monday night, giving both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        teams an extra day to recover
                                                                            THE Los Angeles Lakers will                                                                                                                 from draining six-game vic-
                                                                            have to pick on somebody                                                                                                                    tories in the first round. The
                                                                            their own size to make it to                                                                                                                Lakers bounced back from a
              AP                       “I was just trying to get it off     another Western Conference                                                                                                                  series-opening loss to New
VANCOUVER (BRITISH COLUMBIA)        as hard and quick as I could,”          finals.                                                                                                                                      Orleans, while Dallas won
                                    Halischuk said. “Tried to pick             For all of Kobe Bryant’s                                                                                                                 two straight after blowing a
RUNNING out of time and             my spot and luckily it went in.”        brilliance, the Lakers’ back-                                                                                                               23-point lead in Game 4
chances, and stuck below the           Rinne made it possible with          to-back title runs were built                                                                                                               against Portland.
goal line, Nashville defence-       several acrobatic game-saving           on the defensive dominance                                                                                                                     “We improved,” Bryant
man Ryan Suter threw the            stops in extra time, finishing           and offensive mismatches                                                                                                                    said. “We had a couple of set-
puck on net and hoped to get a      with 18 of his 32 stops after           created by their two 7-foot-                                                                                                                backs, but that was more due
whistle.                            regulation.                             ers, Pau Gasol and Andrew                                                                                                                   to Chris Paul.”
   He did better than that, net-       “He was definitely their best         Bynum. Few teams can                                                                                                                           Bryant also sprained his
ting the tying goal with 67 sec-    player,” said Canucks defense-          match Los Angeles’ sheer                                                                                                                    left ankle in Game 4, but
onds left in regulation.            man Kevin Bieksa, who had an            size when 6-10 Lamar Odom                                                                                                                   came back with two strong
   That forced overtime and set     empty net taken away by a               is in the mix, and even fewer                                                                                                               efforts on his remarkably
the stage for Matt Halischuk’s      headfirst dive from Rinne with           can overcome it in the paint.                                                                                                               tenacious joints. Bryant
winner 14:51 into the second        2:14 left in the first overtime.            But their second-round                                                                                                                   shrugged off any worries
extra session that gave the         “We had plenty of chances to            opponent is the Dallas                                                                                                                      about his ankle Saturday, but
Predators a 2-1 win in Game 2       win it in overtime and plenty           Mavericks, whose roster is                                                                                                                  Jackson said the injury “still
                                    of chances to go up 2-0, and he         stacked with three talented                                                                                                                 affects him a lot.”
  Rinne made it pos-                stood on his head.”                     7-footers: Tyson Chandler,                                                                                                                     “This is not going to go
  sible with several                   Alex Burrows scored a                Brendan Haywood and                                                                                                                         away any time soon,”
  acrobatic game-                   short-handed goal two min-              superstar Dirk Nowitzki.                                                                                                                    Jackson added. “He’ll have a
  saving stops in                   utes into the second period             Although the Mavs do differ-                                                                                                                limited amount of practice,
  extra time, finish-               and it appeared Luongo would            ent things with their size,                                                                                                                 so we have to put him in the
  ing with 18 of his                make it stand up for his second         Gasol knows the Lakers                                                                                                                      best positions to help.”
  32 stops after reg-               straight shutout. But Suter tied        probably won’t push any-                                                                                                                       The Mavericks paid close
  ulation.                          it on Nashville’s 36th shot, a          body around in the next two                                                                                                                 attention to Paul’s success on
of the Western Conference           harmless looking centering              weeks.                                                                                                                                      pick-and-roll plays for the
semi-final series and tied it at 1   pass.                                      Gasol is facing a long series                                                                                                            Hornets. The play is a stan-
on Saturday night.                     “Obviously, you don’t want           keeping up with Nowitzki—                                                                                                                   dard approach for most Los
  “I was just trying to get it on   to give up a goal late,” said           and hopefully forcing Dirk to                                                                                                               Angeles opponents, although
net and get a whistle and got a     Luongo, who finished with 44             keep up with him.                                                                                                                           the Lakers’ defense on the
fortunate bounce and went           saves. “Sometimes it happens.              “We always have an advan-                                                                                                                play improved during the
in,” Suter said of his shot that    We had a chance to win.”                tage inside, as far as our size                                                                                                             first-round series.
went      between        Roberto       Several actually.                    and our skills, (but) we just       Dallas Mavericks’ forward Dirk Nowitzki: Dependable attacker.                                              “You’ve got to be able to
Luongo’s legs and bounced in           But after little action in reg-      have to work to make it                                                                                                                     move that front line, I
off the goalie’s left skate.        ulation, Rinne looked in over-          work,” Gasol said Saturday          by tucking a photograph of a        several years of regular meet-   guys that can score,”              think,” Nowitzki said.
  After Pekka Rinne made            time like the Vezina Trophy             after the Lakers’ extra-long        huge longhorn steer inside          ings, including two games        Nowitzki said. “That’s why         “That’s not a secret. If you
several spectacular saves in        finalist that shut down the              practice at their training          his players’ game plans.            won by the Lakers in the last    they’re one of the deepest         just pound it on the strong
the extra periods, Nick Spaling     Canucks for most of Game 1.             complex. “I expect a physical         Indeed, beef will be a key        six weeks of the regular sea-    teams, especially the front        side, they’re very good,
took Suter’s entry pass and fed        He robbed Henrik Sedin               series, because that’s what         when the Lakers attempt to          son. Gasol praises Nowitzki      line. Gasol is long. He’s been     they’re very long. (Ron)
the puck cross-ice to               alone atop the crease on a              it’s going to take. I don’t         play from the inside out in         as a unique player with his      working on his mid-range           Artest is very long, Kobe, for
Halischuk.        He      quickly   rebound early in overtime and           know about the chippiness,          this meeting of two perennial       famed mix of size and deli-      shot. He can (shoot with)          (a shooting guard), is very
snapped a shot over a sprawl-       stretched out to turn away              but I’m sure there’s going to       playoff teams that somehow          cate shooting touch, while       both hands, and he’s a great       long, and, obviously, that
ing defender and the glove of       Maxim Lapierre with a minute            be physical plays.”                 haven’t run into each other in      Nowitzki is impressed by         scorer on the block. So yeah,      front line. So we’ve got to be
Luongo, giving the Predators        left as the Predators avoided              Lakers coach Phil Jackson        the postseason since 1988.          Gasol’s offensive versatility    I’ve got to play both ends of      able to move them some,
the win that got them back          losing consecutive games for            emphasized what his club              Nowitzki and Gasol have a         and passing skills.              the floor in this series. I’ve      and then penetrate them.
into the first second-round          the first time since early               should expect from the series       healthy mutual respect after          “They’ve got a bunch of        got to be ready.”                  That’s not a secret.”
series in team history.             March.

Bruins leads Boston’s pounding of Flyers 7-3 in Game 1
                                                                                        AP                     in the back of my mind, it’s        Buffalo.                             He wasted no time in aiding       in the first period. Boucher
                                                                                   PHILADELPHIA                hard,” Krejci said. “But I try to     Since beating Montreal to        Boston’s quest to erase those       made the initial save on a shot
                                                                                                               stay focused for the game. My       advance to the second round,       bad memories, scoring a back-       to the gut, but Horton
                                                                          BOSTON has another series            teammates helped me out.”           the Bruins had insisted they       hander off a rebound 1:52 in.       pounced and pounded the
                                                                          lead over the Flyers.                  Krejci, who had two assists,      wouldn’t be haunted by last          The goal foreshadowed what        puck off Boucher’s arm for a
                                                                            The Bruins is counting on a        was helped by a string of           year’s epic collapse.              was to come—Boston scored           2-1 lead.
                                                                          few new faces to keep this one       teammates who were absent             Perhaps it is fitting that        four of its five goals against          Mark Recchi didn’t let the
                                                                          for good.                            for last year’s failure.            Krejci was the Game 1 star.        Boucher on rebounds.                Flyers start yet another come-
                                                                            David Krejci and Brad                Krejci was sidelined by                                                The Flyers did little to help     back with a quick goal 2:33
                                                                          Marchand each scored two             injury for the final four games         “I try not to think             Boucher, who won two games          into the second. It was a soft
                                                                          goals, and the Bruins took out       of the series. Dennis                  about what hap-                 in relief vs. the Sabres, with      rebounder that Boucher
                                                                          their frustration from one of        Seidenberg also was hurt.              pened last year,                lackluster play in front of the     swiped at as it trickled behind
                                                                          the great collapses in postsea-      Gregory       Campbell       and       but in the back of              net. But Boucher failed to          him to the back of the net.
                                                                          son history with a 7-3 win over      Nathan Horton were both on             my mind, it’s hard.             stop the often soft second             Krejci scored from the point,
                                                                          Philadelphia on Saturday in          the      Florida       Panthers.       But I try to stay               chances.                            and Marchand scored the
                                                                          Game 1 of the Eastern                Marchand spent most of last            focused for the                   He was yanked for rookie          fourth rebound goal with 2:46
                                                                          Conference semi-finals.               season in the minors.                  game. My team-                  Sergei Bobrovsky late in the        left in the second for a 5-1 lead.
                                                                            For the second straight sea-         Those five combined for 12            mates helped me                 second period.                      That was all for Boucher.
                                                                          son, the Bruins leads the            points in Game 1, and Horton           out,” said Krejci.                Tim Thomas made 31 saves             Boucher, the Flyers’ Game 7
                                                                          Flyers in the second round.          and Campbell scored goals.                                             for the Bruins.                     winner, allowed five goals on
                                                                          The Bruins went ahead 3-0 a            The Bruins chased goalie             Krejci watched Boston give        Danny Briere scored his sev-      23 shots. Bobrovsky won 28
                                                                          year ago, then the Flyers            Brian Boucher by taking a 5-1       away the series from the side-     enth of the playoffs, and James     games and started Games 1
                                                                          became the third NHL team            lead in the second period.          lines after he was knocked out     van Riesmsdyk and Mike              and 2 against Buffalo. He was
                                                                          to rally with four straight vic-       New round, same problem           of Game 3 a year ago with a        Richards added goals for the        replaced by Boucher in Game
                                                                          tories to win a best-of-seven        for the Flyers.                     dislocated right wrist. He         Flyers.                             2 and never played again.
Boston Bruins’ Brad Marchand (left) celebrates his goal against the       series.                                Philadelphia used two             needed emergency surgery             Briere tied it at 1-all, but         Laviolette again is forced to
Philadelphia Flyers in an NHL Eastern Conference semi-final hock-            “I try not to think about          goalies in three of its seven       and missed the rest of the         Horton put the Bruins ahead         confront the weak link in the
ey game, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. (EPA)                what happened last year, but         first-round games against            series.                            for good with 36 seconds left       lineup.
                                                                                                    THE FIELD                                                                                         Monday, May 2, 2011

Pakistan looks to pile on misery for Windies
                                                                              AFP                  ODIs at the Beausejour Cricket     previous match, leading             in the meetings,” said Afridi.    dismissals for low scores to the
                                                                          BRIDGETOWN               Ground in the neighbouring         Afridi to warn his side that it        “The way the boys delivered    off-spin of Hafeez — have
                                                                                                   island of St. Lucia by the hand-   needs to avoid complacency          in the series was good, but the   prompted the selectors to boost
                                                                 PAKISTAN will look to stay        some margins of eight wickets      in the remaining matches.           batsmen need to spend some        the experience in the side.
                                                                 on track for a series sweep       and seven wickets respectively       Chasing a modest 172 for vic-     time in the middle. We all          Sarwan has played 166
                                                                 when it faces West Indies in      before they almost stumbled in     tory from a rain-reduced allo-      know we made mistakes.”           ODIs since his debut 11 years
                                                                 the fourth one-day interna-       the third match.                   cation of 45 overs, the visitors       West Indies have moved to      ago, but he has scored only
                                                                 tional on Monday at                  Pakistan      has     simply    were left reeling on 49 for four,   ease the pressure, recalling      one hundred in the last five
                                                                 Kensington Oval but skipper       allowed West Indies first           following a new-ball blitz from     Ramnaresh Sarwan to its           years — against Ireland —
                                                                 Shahid Afridi has warned his      strike in each match, and          Ravi Rampaul, and the visitors      squad. Sarwan was one of          and managed just 155 runs at
                                                                 team over complacency.            used its spin bowling triumvi-     required a steady, unbeaten 62      three      senior    batsmen      25.83 during the World Cup.
                                                                   The Pakistanis hold an          rate of Saeed Ajmal,               from Misbah-ul-Haq to com-          dropped from the squad for          West Indies captain Darren
                                                                 unbeatable 3-0 lead in the        Mohammad Hafeez and cap-           plete the job, after leg-spinner    the first three matches follow-    Sammy recognised that his
                                                                 five-match series, following a     tain Shahid Afridi to tie down     Devendra Bishoo threatened to       ing the World Cup.                side has a serious problem,
                                                                 three-wicket victory last         the home team batsmen for          wreak late havoc.                      But the shoddy batting of      and hoped it could turn
                                                                 Thursday at the same venue        low totals before undertaking        “There are still some prob-       their replacements — including    things around in the remain-
Misbah-ul-Haq (second right), Mohammad Salman (left), Shahid     in easily the most competitive    relatively easy chases.            lems with out batting, and I’m      left-handed opener Devon          ing matches, particularly
Afridi (second left) and Ahmed Shehzad celebrate the fall of a   match of the series.                 This formula almost back-       sure the management and             Smith, who makes way for          ahead of the two Tests that
West Indies wicket, in Gros Islet, St Lucia, recently. (AFP)       The visitors won the first two   fired on the Pakistanis in the      coaches will come at us hard        Sarwan, following three lbw       follow the ODI series.

rues India
hiring a
foreign coach
          NEW DELHI

FORMER Sri Lankan cap-
tain Kumar Sangakkara on
Sunday said it is a ‘shame’
that no Indian was found
competent to coach the
World champions.
  Sangakkara was sur-
prised that despite so many
exceptional Indian crick-
eters around, the Board of
Control for Cricket in India
(BCCI) found no one com-
petent for the job.

  Having produced
  some many good
  cricketers in the is a
  shame that no suit-
  able candidate
  was found compe-
  tent to take over
  the national side

  “Having produced some
many good cricketers in
the is a shame
that no suitable candidate
was found competent to
take over the national
side,” he said.
  Sangakkara said it is
important for the boards to
make the full use of the
home grown coaches.
  “It is important that
home grown coaching abil-
ity and talent is exploited
to the fullest like home
grown playing talent and
ability. In Sri Lanka we lost
a great opportunity in
Chandika Hathurusingha,
who was capable enough to
take over the national side.
Unfortunately, we lost him
to Australia,” Sangakkara
  Hathurusingha, a one-
time shadow coach of the
Sri Lanka team, was sus-
pended by Sri Lanka
Cricket (SLC) on discipli-
nary grounds in June
before he decided to
migrate      to    Australia.
During his three-year
tenure,      Hathurusingha
played a crucial role in the
shaping the players’ men-
tal make-up which made
them successful at interna-
tional level.
  Sangakkara        admitted
getting a good coach is a
tough task for all the
  “Finding a No. 1 coach is
the most difficult hurdle
that any board would face.
Those are difficult choices
and from a Sri Lankan per-
spective every body would
like to have a Sri Lankan as
the coach of the national
team,” he said.
  “From this part of the
world having a local coach
means the person comes in
with a lot of baggage with
past experiences that
might colour his views on
coaching and players in the
particular side that he
takes over. So sometimes
having a foreign coach is
convenient from these
points of view.”
48          Monday, May 2, 2011
                                                                                      THE 22 YARDS

pitch remark                                                                                                                                                                                                     Delhi looks to
piques Warne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 repeat success
FORMER Australia leg spin-
ner and Rajasthan Royals cap-
tain Shane Warne on Sunday
expressed displeasure over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 against Kochi
Mumbai Indians skipper                                                                                                                                                                                                         PTI
Sachin Tendulkar’s remarks                                                                                                                                                                                                 NEW DELHI                     If Sehwag suc-
on the pitch at the Sawai                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ceeds in repeating
Mansingh stadium, which                                                                                                                                                                                          AFTER getting a new lease of            his blitzkrieg at the
hosted the IPL match between                                                                                                                                                                                     life in the Indian Premier              Ferozeshah stadi-
the two sides on Friday.                                                                                                                                                                                         League with a win over Kochi            um on Monday,
   Tendulkar, after his team’s                                                                                                                                                                                   Tuskers      Kerala,      Delhi         there is no doubt
seven-wicket defeat, dubbed                                                                                                                                                                                      Daredevils would now look to            that Kochi bowlers
the wicket two-paced wicket                                                                                                                                                                                      assert its supremacy over the           will be in for anoth-
and in which the ball kept low,                                                                                                                                                                                  new entrants once again                 er bad day.
but Warne thought otherwise.                                                                                                                                                                                     when it squares off in their
   “It is very unfortunate.                                                                                                                                                                                      return-leg match on Monday.
Mumbai still is not relishing                                                                                                                                                                                       Delhi thrashed the Tuskers        that Kochi bowlers will be in
the fact that they were                                                                                                                                                                                          by 38 runs to move to the sev-       for another bad day.
restricted to 94 for 8 and that                                                                                                                                                                                  enth position in points table           Delhi’s fortunes would also
is why they are searching for                                                                                                                                                                                    from the bottom while Kochi          depend on how Warner, who
excuses. They should admit                                                                                                                                                                                       now stand at nine, just above        did extremely well against
that they were outplayed if                                                                                                                                                                                      the laggards Pune Warriors.          Kings XI Punjab in an earlier
they were outplayed,” Warne                                                                                                                                                                                         Virender Sehwag’s men will        tie, plays against the Kochi
said after leading his team to                                                                                                                                                                                   carry the psychological              pace trio of RP Singh, S
a six-wicket win over Pune                                                                                                                                                                                       advantage into Monday’s              Sreesanth and R Vinay
Warriors on Sunday.                                                                                                                                                                                              game after having beaten             Kumar.
   “A pitch inspector (member                                                                                                                                                                                    them just two days back in              RP Singh and Sreesanth so
of the pitch committee of           Rajasthan Royals batsman Ross Taylor in action against Pune Warriors during an Indian Premier League match, in Jaipur, on Sunday.                                   (AP)     their own den but in                 far have been successful in
BCCI) was here and how the                                                                                                                                                                                       Twenty20 a single batsman            making early inroads and

                                    Rajasthan beats Pune
wicket can be termed bad                                                                                                                                                                                         or bowler can change the             Delhi would be wary of them.
when we reached the target                                                                                                                                                                                       complexion of the game and              Kochi is definitely not look-
losing three wickets. The ball                                                                                                                                                                                   Delhi can’t take the Tuskers         ing the same side that beat
was coming nicely and it was                                                                                                                                                                                     lightly.                             top teams, Chennai Super
the same wicket on which                                                                                                                                                                                            Delhi’s bowlers have done         Kings, Mumbai Indians and
Kolkata made 160 odd losing                                                                                                                                                                                      well with Morne Morkel lead-         Kolkata Knight Riders, on the
one wicket,” he said.
   “I think Rajasthan Cricket
Association and curator Taposh
Chatterjee have been doing a
decent job and preparing fine
wickets. In fact the wicket was a
                                    for third straight win                                                                                                                                                       ing from the front and Irfan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Pathan also gradually getting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 his touch back but the poor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 form of the middle-order
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 batsmen is still a worry for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      trot after initial couple of loss-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The inconsistency of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brendon McCullum at the top
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      has hurt them the most and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      skipper Mahela Jayawardene
bit slow but that makes a 20-20                  IANS                                                                      0-10-0, SR Watson 4-0-19-1, A Singh 3-                He put on 33 runs for the          Whenever Sehwag or David          may be inclined to do some
                                                                       SCOREBOARD                                          0-29-0, SK Warne 4-0-31-1, SK Trivedi 4-
even for both bowlers and bats-                 JAIPUR                                                                                                                         fourth wicket with Taylor         Warner has failed to fire at          reshuffle in its batting order.
                                                                       PUNE WARRIORS                                       0-28-2
men. I am really very disap-                                           JD Ryder st Yagnik b Botha 18 (12)                  RAJASTHAN ROYALS                                    before he was caught by           the top, Delhi has struggled to         Young Ravindra Jadeja has
                                                                                                                           SR Watson c Uthappa b Thomas 12 (14)
pointed by the complaint. I         Ross Taylor struck an unbeat-      MK Pandey c Taylor b Trivedi 30 (31)
                                                                                                                           R Dravid c & b Sharma 18 (20)
                                                                                                                                                                               Thomas at deep mid-wicket         put enough runs on the               scored runs for the side but it
                                                                       RV Uthappa c Yagnik b Warne 35 (21)
have seen wickets in other          en 35-ball 47 to propel            Yuvraj Singh run out 7 (11)                         J Botha lbw b Sharma 12 (18)                        off Sharma.                       board. Venugopal Rao has             is difficult for him to steer the
matches too which were slow         Rajasthan Royals to a six-         Harpreet Singh c Rahane b Watson 13 (19)            AL Menaria c Thomas b Sharma 29 (22)                  Taylor and Rahane then          lost track after some good           side everytime. They need
                                                                       M Manhas c Binny b Trivedi 24 (19)                  LRPL Taylor not out 47 (35)
and few balls keeping low. But      wicket victory over Pune                                                               AM Rahane not out 15 (9)                            saw the team through.             starts and Naman Ojha is yet         Parthiv, who has done okay if
                                                                       NL McCullum not out 11 (6)
lodging a complaint is not fair.    Warriors in Indian Premier         R Sharma run out 0 (1)                              E x t r a s (b 6, lb 3, w 1, nb 1) 11                 Sent in, Warriors was given     to find his feet in the new sea-      not exceptionally well, and
It makes a fair contest between     League on Sunday.                  M Kartik not out 0 (0)                              Total 144 for 4 in 19.3 overs                       a good start by Robin             son.                                 Jayawardene himself to stay
                                                                       E x t r a s (b 1, lb 2, w 2) 5                      F a l l o f w i c k e t s 1-29, 2-43, 3-59, 4-92
the bat and the ball,” the leg-       Taylor smashed four              Total 143 for 7 in 20 overs                         B o w l i n g M Kartik 4-0-41-0, AC Thomas          Uthappa (35) and Manish              Foreign recruit Travis Birt,      longer at the crease.
endary spinner added.               boundaries and two sixes and       F a l l o f w i c k e t s 1-24, 2-70, 3-91, 4-93,   4-1-28-1, R Sharma 4-1-13-3, JE Taylor              Pandey (30) after losing Jesse    who has played just two
                                                                                                                           3.3-0-22-0, Yuvraj Singh 1-0-9-0, NL                                                                                       D E L H I D A R E D E V I L S : Virender Sehwag
   It is learnt that chairman of    rustled up a 52-run unbroken       5-121, 6-134, 7-135
                                                                                                                           McCullum 3-0-22-0
                                                                                                                                                                               Ryder early.                      matches so far, has shown            (c), Morne Morkel, Irfan Pathan, Ashok
                                                                       B o w l i n g J Botha 4-0-23-1, AL Menaria 1-
the Pitch Committee of BCCI,        fifth wicket partnership with                                                                                                                 Botha got the better of         that he has the potential and        Dinda, Travis Birt, Colin Ingram, Robert
Venkat Sundaram flew to the          Ajinkya Rahane (15 not out)                                                                                                                Ryder when he danced down         the team would expect him to         Frylinck, Roelof van der Merwe, Matthew
city to have a chat with RCA        to chase down Pune Warriors         It was Royals’ third                                 Sharma put the Royals’                            the wicket only to be             make some significant contri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wade, Andrew McDonald, Ajit Agarkar, Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Venugopal Rao, Umesh Yadav, Aaron Finch,
officials and the curator fol-       143/7 with three balls to           straight win and it                                chase off-track by dismissing                       stumped.                          bution on Monday.                    Naman Ojha, Vikas Mishra, James Hopes,
lowing Tendulkar’s remarks.         spare.                              has now moved to                                   Rahul Dravid and Johan                                But once Uthappa was               It was Sehwag, who single-        David Warner, Unmukt Chand, Robin Bist,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Varun Raymond Aaron, Aavishkar Salvi,
   The champion batsman               It was Royals’ third straight     the top of the table                               Botha in his successive overs                       dismissed caught behind           handedly shaped Delhi’s              Rajesh Pawar, Sridharan Sriram, Yogesh
had earlier said that it was a      win and it has now moved to         while Pune, with                                   that saw Rajasthan reeling at                       off Warne, the middle             innings against Kochi with a         Nagar, Vivek Yadav, Ajit Chandila.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      K O C H I T U S K E R S K E R A L A : Mahela
tough pitch and the condi-          the top of the table while          its sixth succes-                                  59/3 in 10.1 overs. Sharma                          order crumbled. Uthappa           blistering 80 off 47 balls and       Jayawardene (c), Brendon McCullum,
tions were difficult.                Pune, with its sixth successive     sive loss is lan-                                  dismissed Dravid by taking a                        hit 7 fours in his 21-ball        the hosts would look up to           Parthiv Patel, Brad Hodge, Ravindra Jadeja,
   “It was a two-paced wicket       loss is languishing at the bot-     guishing at the                                    return catch and then trapped                       innings. Yuvraj Singh was         their skipper for yet another
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Kedar Jadhav, Thisara Perera, Raiphi Gomez,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rudra Pratap Singh, Ramesh Powar, VVS
and the ball kept low. The          tom.                                bottom.                                            Botha plumb.                                        run out by Siddharth Trivedi      super knock.                         Laxman, Sreesanth, Muttiah Muralitharan,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Owais Shah, Steven Smith, Balachandra
pitch was very different from         Rahul Sharma was the pick       Warriors the breakthrough                              Ashok Maneria played a                            (2-28), who then had Manish          If Sehwag succeeds in             Akhil, Deepak Chougule, Gnaneswara Rao,
Mumbai where we had a little        of Warriors’ bowlers with 3-      when he had dangerous                                brisk 22-ball 29, smashing                          Pandey caught by Taylor at        repeating his blitzkrieg at the      John Hastings, Michael Klinger, Chandan
more bounce and pace,”              13.                               opener Shane Watson caught                           three sixes to give thrust to                       deep mid-wicket to reduce         Ferozeshah stadium on                Madan, Sushant Marathe, Steve O’Keefe,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tanmay Srivastava, Padmanabhan Prasanth
Tendulkar had said.                   Alfonso Thomas gave             behind.                                              the Royals’ pursuit.                                Pune Warriors to 93/4.            Monday, there is no doubt            and Yashpal Singh

  Mumbai aims to return to winning ways against Punjab
                                                                                           PTI                                Batting first, Mumbai was                        the table and also back on        Tendulkar would be gal-             Rayudu (212) and Rohit
                                                                                        MUMBAI                             stopped at 94 for eight after                      track to become one of the        vanising his men to put up a        Sharma (203) have been the
                                                                                                                           its top order simply disinte-                      earliest teams to book a          much better show at home.           mainstays of Mumbai’s bat-
                                                                      SMARTING from its morale-                            grated and the lower order                         berth in the four-strong            Tendulkar was simply              ting.
                                                                      shattering seven-wicket loss                         led by big-hitting West                            play-off phase of the tourna-     unstoppable in the first few            Retired Australian crick-
                                                                      against Rajasthan Royals,                            Indian Kieron Pollard failed                                                         matches especially after his        eter Andrew Symonds (108
                                                                      Mumbai Indians would look                            to prop up the innings lead-                         Tendulkar, the                  superb 100 not out against          runs in 5 matches) has had a
                                                                      to put behind its disappoint-                        ing to a huge defeat, its sec-                       highest scorer for              Kochi Tuskers Kerala on             mixed show with the bat but
                                                                      ment and train its guns on a                         ond in seven matches and                             his team with 276               April 15 but the senior India       the biggest let-down has been
                                                                      struggling Kings XI Punjab to                        biggest thus far in the tour-                        runs, Ambati                    batsman’s performance has           big-built Kieron Pollard
                                                                      return to winning ways in the                        nament.                                              Rayudu (212) and                dipped in the last two games.       which has hurt Mumbai’s
                                                                      Indian Premier League on                                But the host would fancy                          Rohit Sharma                      With its campaign at the          chances.
                                                                      Monday.                                              its chances against Punjab,                          (203) have been                 halfway stage in the round-            Their other big hopes -
                                                                         The high-flying Sachin                             who was occupying the                                the mainstays of                robin stage, Tendulkar would        New Zealander James
                                                                      Tendulkar-led       Mumbai                           eighth out of 10 spots on the                        Mumbai’s batting.               be determined to put the            Franklin and South African
                                                                      Indians, one of the strong                           points table following a com-                                                        immediate past behind and           ‘keeper Davy Jacobs - too
                                                                      favourites for the title, was                        prehensive defeat to league                        ment starting on May 24.          come up with a match-win-           have flunked with the bat so
                                                                      brought down to the terra                            toppers Kolkata Knight                               Mumbai was overtaken on         ning knock and not leave the        far along with Rajagopal
                                                                      firma by Shane Warne-                                 Riders on Saturday night.                          the table by the Kolkata          major part of the work to his       Satish who has done pre-
                                                                      inspired Royals two days ago                            A victory for Mumbai at                         Knights last night on net run     teammates.Tendulkar, the            cious little for the faith
  Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar (left) with Rohit           at Jaipur, owing to the visi-                        the Wankhede stadium                               rate, though both are level on    highest scorer for his team         shown in him by the team
  Sharma during a training session, in Mumbai, on Sunday. (PTI)       tors’ batting flop show.                              would put it back on top of                        ten points apiece and             with 276 runs, Ambati               management.

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