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ARAB TIMES, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 SPORTS 51 NBK victorious team pose with officials KFH bag Watani Trophy Kuwait Finance House registered their name to 10 overs each side. Bastaki won the toss for boundaries. Faraaz and Irfan Mohd. chipped not out on 14 saw three wickets falling to Nazareth, Mohd. Sarwar, Arif Bhatti, Arshad over the coveted Watani Rolling Trophy beat- AUB and put KFH into bat first which turned in 13 and 11 runs respectively taking the KFH Faheem who took 3 wickets for eleven runs. Mahmood and Khalid Arshad. KOC’ CC GS ing Ahli United Bank by 24 runs in the finals out to be a blessing for KFH. Their openers total to 119. Dinesh took 2 for 26, Aby took 2 Jerzy Laczeyski, Executive Manager Iqbal Vanoo thanked Ibrahim Dabdoub, played at KOC’s Unity cricket ground at Irfan Bhatti and Zahid plundered 72 runs in 5 for 26 and Bastaki took 1 for 2. AUB in their International Banking of NBK gave the tro- Group CEO, NBK for his continued support Ahmadi. overs. Irfan made 45 with the help of four huge reply lost Dinesh without score. Jagath (27) phies to KFH captain Faraaz and AUB cap- for over a decade to cricket for Bank Teams The umpires Mahmoud and Yusuf short- sixes and two boundaries while Zahid scored and Nabeel (20) took the total past 50 but after tain Mahmood Bastaki .Prizes to the teams and also the NBK Management for sponsor- ened the match due to unplayable conditions 42 runs in which he had three sixes and two their departure Saud Qamar who remained were given by Andrew Pinho, Richard ing NBK Trophy. Jack charged Anthony joins Knicks: report Djokovic makes fine NEW YORK, Feb 22, (Agencies): The New York Knicks beat out the rival New Jersey Nets to win the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes by agreeing to a trade with the Denver Nuggets on Monday, a person start at Dubai Open familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Federer, Davydenko advance to 2nd round The deal that would finish the season- long trade speculation involving Denver’s All-Star forward and send him to his DUBAI, United Arab are stronger. But, look, I’ve never and Leander Paes 6-4, 6-1. Djokovic desired destination can’t be finalized until Emirates, Feb 22, (AP): played him before, so the last thing I was expected to play doubles in Tuesday during a conference call with the The captain of NBK receiving the winners trophy was going to do was underestimate upcoming Masters tournaments, NBA office. Assuming it goes through, it Roger Federer won his first him.” including with Andy Murray at puts Anthony alongside Amare match since losing in the Djokovic, the two-time defending Miami. Stoudemire in a potentially explosive Australian Open semifinals champion in Dubai but seeded sec- “It’s not easy after playing 23 frontcourt — at a heavy cost to the Knicks, who hoped in July to sign two top stars but by comfortably beating ond to Federer, also had an easy time years from the baseline. You want to came away with only one. Indian wild card Somdev step into the court and go to the net a The person provided no other details of little bit,” Djokovic said. “But I’m who was in the deal, which was first Devvarman 6-3, 6-3 in the working on that variety in my game, reported Monday by The Denver Post. The first round of the Dubai using the serves well, and I did well person spoke to the AP on condition of Championships on Tuesday. today.” anonymity because he was not authorized Novak Djokovic, who beat Federer Also, seventh-seeded Marcos to comment publicly on the trade. in Melbourne and went on to his sec- Baghdatis of Cyprus retired against The Post, citing a league source, said ond Grand Slam title, won his Dubai Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan the Knicks would send Wilson Chandler, opener against Michael Llodra of Raymond Felton, Danilo Gallinari, because of the flu while trailing 4-0 Timofey Mozgov and a 2014 first-round France by the same score. in the first set. draft pick to the Nuggets, who would get Federer, a four-time winner of Baghdatis called for the trainer additional picks and cash. after he went down 3-0 to the 44th- Along with Anthony, New York would TENNIS ranked Golubev. He played one more acquire Chauncey Billups, Shelden game before retiring, becoming the Williams, Anthony Carter and Renaldo second seeded player in two days to Balkman, according to the Post. Dubai, had his share of unforced withdraw. ESPN later reported it was a three-way errors but was never really in trouble On Monday, fifth-seeded Ivan deal with Minnesota, which would acquire in his first match with Devvarman. Eddy Curry and Anthony Randolph from Ljubicic of Croatia withdrew in the the Knicks for Corey Brewer. The Nuggets The triumphant ABK team He saved the only two break points second set with a leg injury against have explored an Anthony trade since he he faced and often brought a packed Ukrainian qualifier Sergei Bubka. refused to sign the three-year contract ABK wins bowling tourney center court crowd at the Aviation The 20th-ranked Baghdatis said he extension worth nearly $65 million they Club to its feet with some stunning Switzerland’s Roger Federer returns has been in bed with a high tempera- offered him last summer. They appeared shots. the ball to India’s Somdev ture for the past five or six days and For the second consecutive year, Al League teams competition after its Devvarman during the second day of on the verge of sending him to the Nets on Ahli Bank of Kuwait achieved first fifth week, with a total of 41 points. “I’ve had some tough ones over the had been on the practice court for multiple occasions, but the Knicks the Emirates Dubai ATP Tennis place in trio event within the Bowling The win was highly commended by years here actually in the early round. Championships in Dubai, United Arab only about 10 minutes. He said he Championship for Kuwait Banks Club. ABK’s management who wished the That’s why I don’t judge my first Emirates, Feb 22. (AP) felt better heading into the match but BASKETBALL This victory comes at a time when ABK was already leading the National team good luck and success in the competitions to come. rounds too harshly or whatever,” then “had no energy” once he started Federer said. “It’s about coming with Llodra, losing his serve only playing. increased their offer enough to land through and giving yourself a second once. “I think I came here to give it a try. Anthony, who was believed to prefer New Oly park venue ready for Games chance the next day and then kind of “I have to say I’m happy with the Why not come here and try, you York all along. move on in the draw. Then if you’re performance today,” said Djokovic, know?” Baghdatis said. “I just could- “All trades for coaches are sad, there’s in the quarters or the semis, this is who was beaten by Llodra in n’t.” happy and sad. I’m glad it’s over, I’m glad it’s an opportunity to reinvent,” Denver coach George Karl said as he got into his SUV outside the Pepsi Center on Monday. London unveils Velodrome when I expect myself to play much better.” Federer praised the game of November at the Paris Masters. “I think he didn’t serve as well and as fast as our last match in Paris. But Nikolay Davydenko of Russia also advanced, beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-2, 6-0, LONDON, Feb 22, (AP): London can’t wait.” Given Britain’s domi- Devvarman, who is ranked 79th and still, I was managing to return a lot of while Philipp Kohlschreiber of “I think everybody handled it as classy as is the only Indian singles player in balls back and making him play an Germany upset Viktor Troicki of you can handle it. There’s some sadness to organizers unveiled the velodrome nance in Beijing, the country is it, there always will be. In the same, it’s for the 2012 Games on Tuesday, the counting on another big medal haul the top 100. extra shot.” Serbia 6-1, 7-6 (2). Yen-hsun Lu of time to move on, reinvent.” first venue completed in the Olympic in cycling in 2012. Tickets for the “First rounds, honestly, I always Djokovic also said he was working Taiwan retired due to an undisclosed Meanwhile, New Orleans Hornets’ Park and the arena where the home cycling events are expected to be expect tough matches,” he said. “Not on his serve-and-volley and played illness after falling behind 5-0 in the reserve guard Jarrett Jack has been nation expects to win a stack of among the highest in demand. that I expect easier ones in the quar- doubles on Tuesday with his brother first set against Feliciano Lopez of charged with drunken driving in an Atlanta medals. Building work on the velodrome ters, because usually the opponents Marko, losing to Mahesh Bhupathi Spain. suburb, police said on Monday. Jack was pulled over early on Sunday The 6,000-seat, 94-million-pound began in March 2009. Tuesday after an officer in Snellville, Georgia, ($152 million) track cycling venue marked the handover of the venue clocked Jack driving 66 miles per hour (106 was officially opened, 17 months from the Olympic Delivery Authority Best of the Rest kph) in a 45 mph zone northeast of Atlanta. ahead of the Olympics. to the London 2012 organizing com- The officer charged Jack with driving under The velodrome has a distinctive mittee. the influence of alcohol, speeding and fail- sweeping roof design that will make The next step is to install the tem- ure to stay in one lane, according to it one of the signature venues of the Ennis is also in the team and will compete Jordan. (RTRS) Snellville police chief Roy Whitehead. Farah, Chambers to run for Britain: “He (the officer) stopped the vehicle Olympic Park in east London. OLYMPICS Defending champion runners Mo Farah in the pentathlon. ❑ ❑ ❑ Organizers said the timber track, and Dwain Chambers The championships will be held March and smelled an odor of an alcoholic bever- will compete for Britain 4-6 at the Bercy arena. (AP) I’m no provocateur Lievremont: age on the driver. He gave the driver field made of Siberian pine, is the fastest France coach Marc Lievremont has denied in the world. porary facilities, including lighting at next week’s ❑ ❑ ❑ sobriety tests and he failed,” Whitehead European Indoor he was out to provoke England ahead of said in an email. The facility was being tested out and scoring equipment. Championships in Paris. All-Star game highest ratings: their Six Nations showdown at Jack, 27, went to Georgia Tech and was Tuesday by members of the British London 2012 chairman Sebastian Farah, who won the Kobe Bryant’s on-court drama for the Twickenham on Saturday. drafted in the first round of the 2005 NBA team that won seven track cycling Coe described the velodrome as “a 3,000 meters two years West team brought TNT its highest rated The former back row player said at the Draft by the Denver Nuggets. He played ago in Turin, Italy, is NBA All-Star Game since 2003. weekend that he “disliked” the “insular” gold medals at the 2008 Beijing stunning venue built for champions.” The Sunday night game delivered 9.1 with the Portland Trail Blazers, Indiana Games. It took a team of 26 carpenters eight also the European out- English and said his views were shared by Pacers and Toronto Raptors before joining door champion at the million total viewers and six million every other participating nation in the tour- the Hornets in 2010. Among those on the track were weeks to install the track. More than 5,000 and 10,000. households. It was second most-watched nament — Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Chris Hoy, a four-time Olympic 350,000 nails were used on its surface Chambers won the 60 Farah NBA game on television during the 2010- ❑ ❑ ❑ 11 season to date. Italy. champion, and fellow Beijing gold made of 56 kms (35 miles) of timber. in Turin and reached the His comments were shrugged off by Noah will return for Bulls: Chicago 100 final at the 2009 worlds in Berlin, fin- Bryant won MVP for the West team medalists Victoria Pendleton and After the Olympics, the velodrome which pulled out a dramatic victory over English counterpart Martin Johnson as Bulls center Joakim Noah, who has missed Jason Kenny. Hoy worked with will be used by elite athletes and the ishing sixth in the race that Usain Bolt set part-and-parcel of the hype that comes a world record of 9.58 seconds. the LeBron James-led East team. 30 NBA games after surgery on his right designers and architects in preparing local community and will include a Rihanna performed at the half-time show with such a big game as Saturday’s clash thumb, will return on Wednesday when Chambers, who was stripped of his which is expected to decide who will win the venue. coffee shop, bike rental and cycle European 100-meter gold medal from before taking a courtside seat next to the Bulls play at Toronto, Bulls coach Tom Justin Bieber, who was named MVP in this year’s tournament. Thibodeau told ESPN on Monday. “It’s amazing to see the velodrome workshop facilities. Other venues 2002 for doping, says he has “worked hard Lievremont said he had read Johnson’s over the winter and am in better condition the Celebrity All-Star game on Friday Thibodeau said Noah was cleared to finally completed, and to be able to nearing completion in the park night. reactions and insisted that he had not been have ridden on it today gives me a include the 80,000-seat main stadi- than last year.” play last week but was rested until after World heptathlon champion Jessica The 2003 All-Star Game was the final out to stir up bad feeling ahead of the the break for the NBA All-Star Game on feel for what it’s going to be like in a um, the aquatics center and basket- appearance by NBA superstar Michael match. (AFP) Sunday. year-and-a-half’s time,” Hoy said. “I ball and handball arenas.
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