ARAB TIMES, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011 SPORTS 51 Wataniya Telecom Li survives at Madrid Masters Continued from Page 50 Maidan claimed a 3-1 win and 8-4 points against SK Engineering as Chris Castilla and Marvin Abalos thumped Benjie Abastillas and Jay Parantar 15-10, 15-10 while Marvin and Danilo Basco edged Jay and Rani Calma 15-11, 13-15, 15-7 and one match was won by default. Benjie and Cedric Isidro saved the day for SK Engineering when they French players dominate MADRID, May 2, (AFP): Roger Federer has overwhelmed Chris and Jun 15-6, 15-11. wiped his clay-court slate clean and was Ladies A and B Western Union-II were in their best form when they Monday heading into his start at the Madrid Masters with renewed enthusiasm. FIFA needs new blood, says Bin Hammam in S. America The former World number 1 bids to correct accomplished a landslide victory against Wataniya driven the errors which bothered him in his spring ASUNCION, May 2, (RTRS): FIFA must things dynamic and keep the congress “I would like to thank you for the faith by Shy Daprosa and Gemma Urip who brushed aside Amy debut on the surface a fortnight ago. be kept on its toes and needs new always deciding where they are going to you have expressed in FIFA,” said Bolos and Maureen Ita-as 15-11, 15-7 while Beth The two-time Madrid champion Swiss, blood, Asian soccer chief Mohamed Bin go,” Bin Hammam told Reuters. Blatter in his address Marasigan and Catherine Punzalan thumped Marinette Hammam said on Sunday as he took his “I think a new vision, a new opening, “I am very happy and honoured with seeded third behind Rafael Nadal and Novak campaign for the presidency of soccer’s new blood, the competition in itself is your decision and I accept it gladly ... to Tuliao 15-6, 15-10, Shy and Beth overpowered Amy and Djokovic, who is 27-0 for the year to date, governing body to South America. what we are requiring, not change,” continue playing together on the same Marinette 15-5, 15-5 and Gemma with Vatherine overcame admitted to some errors in strategy last Challenger Bin Hammam and incum- added the 61-year-old head of the Asian pitch.” Maureen and Daisy 15-10, 15-11. month when he lost a Monte Carlo quarter- bent Sepp Blatter, who is running for a Football Confederation who faces CONMEBOL holds 10 of the 208 Later that day, Western Union maintained the same level final to Jurgen Melzer. fourth term as FIFA president, were Blatter in the FIFA election in Zurich on votes at the FIFA congress. of energy and completed a total victory against Western After training in Switzerland with another guests at the congress of the South June 1. CONMEBOL, which has Bin Hammam addressed the meeting Union-I after Shy and Gemma tamed Gay Ramas and Gay Austrian, Stefan Koubek, Federer pro- American Football Confederation (CON- staunchly supported Blatter since he later and quoted from a letter sent to him Caedo 15-13, 15-8 while Beth and Catherine overwhelmed nounced himself fit for a long haul which not MEBOL) on Sunday where both sat at took office in 1998, confirmed on Friday many years ago by former FIFA presi- Lanie San Pablo and Psyche Yvette Palado 15-4, 15-8, Shy the top table. that it would back him again on June 1. dent Joao Havelange in which the only includes the clay-court run through the Both men were also present at an Sunday’s congress began with a Brazilian called him a friend and brother. and Beth edged Gay and Lanie 15-10, 13-15, 15-6 and the French Open but also the grass campaign and asado — South American barbecue — speech by Blatter before 82-year-old “In the course of my 24 years’ presi- girl power of Gemma and Catherine overcame Gay and a Swiss Davis Cup quarter-final to follow at the ranch of CONMEBOL president Leoz was re-elected for a sixth term as dency of FIFA I have made many friends Psyche 15-6, 15-12. Wimbledon. Nicolas Leoz on Saturday. CONMEBOL president, 25 years to the but none can compare with your sup- Maidan pulled off a landslide victory against Western “I had some wrong decisions against “Let there be a competition, let there day after the Paraguayan first took over port... You have not only been friend but Union-I driven by Cheyenne Lampian and Susan Santos Melzer,” said Federer, who awaits a second- be a decision by the (FIFA) congress. as head of South American soccer’s a brother,” Bin Hammam quoted who crushed Gay R. and Gay C. 15-8, 15-8 while Beth round opponent as Olivier Rochus faces Things are on the table, (let’s) keep governing body. Havelange as having written. Millado and Marivic Clemens overpowered Psyche and MJ South African Kevin Anderson for the right Hassan 15-7, 15-5, Cheyenne and Beth hammered Gay and to meet the 16-time grand slam winner. Psyche 16-14, 15-9 and Marivic and Susan thumped Gay Federer did venture the suggestion that the travelling day, it was almost impossible,” Adrian Mannarino put out Argentine Juan Maria Martinez Sanchez as the Asian ace and MJ 15-12, 15-4. ATP Masters 1000 events might consider said Federer, holder of five clay Masters Ignazio Chela 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. reached the second round 6-4, 7-6 (8/6). Maidan saw the game to their liking later in the afternoon returning to the best-of-five-set final format, 1000 titles including Madrid over Nadal in John Isner beat fellow American and 11th Li, who ended a five-match losing streak when they achieved a 3-1 win and 8-4 points against which has been abandoned in recent seasons 2009. “Now there is no more best of five and seed Mardy Fish 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-6 (7/3) and only days ago in Stuttgart, was comfortably Hankook as Cheyenne and Susan overcame Ness Aguilar to cut down on player workload. the top eight seed get first-round byes. In Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker eliminated in charge up a set and serving for victory and Elsie San Juan 15-12, 16-14 while Beth and Marivic Over the three back-to-back Masters some ways, I’d like to see best of five com- when the home player made her move. thrashed Regina Casano and Thess Herrera 15-3, 15-2, and events in 2011 - Indian Wells-Miami, ing back, maybe something will change.” Martinez Sanchez managed to take the Cheyenne and Beth edged Ness and Regina 8-15, 15-5, 15- Madrid-Rome and Montreal-Cincinnati - the TENNIS On court, Gael Monfils led a trio of struggle into a tiebreaker, where Li finally 12. Hankook did not go home empty handed when Elsie and stress is huge. And winning two on the trot at French players into the second round, with restored order with the victory. Thess brushed aside Susan and Marivic this level is well nigh impossible. the ninth seed defeating Croatian Ivo former champion Juan Carlos Ferrero 2-6, 7- Russian eighth seed Maria Sharapova won 15-12, 15-12. “It was even tougher before when you had Karlovic 6-3, 7-6 (8/6). 5, 6-4. her second match in as many days, advanc- NLB generated a 3-1 win and 9-3 to win six matches and play a best-of-five Compatriots Michael Llodra hammered In the women’s draw, China’s sixth seed ing to the third round over Elena Makarova points against AMEC when Shirley final. The day off between the two was a American Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-3 while Li Na survived a late fightback from Spain’s 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Iglesias and Stella Cagampang over- came Cecille Ibon and Arlene San Mumbai too strong for Punjab Mateo 15-12, 15-3 while Belinda Valdez and Shirley beat Jennifer Petines and Cecille 15-13, 15-6 and Annie Centeno with Stella overwhelmed Nelia Torres and Arlene 15-10, 15-8. The girl Romeo power of Jennifer and Nelia saved the day for AMEC when they thrashed Belinda and Annie 15-6, 15-8. Worley Parsons completed a total victory against Kochi post easy 7-wicket win over Daredevils Wataniya when Sanse Mendoza and Jellica Espinosa beat Amy and Maureen 15-6, 15-5 while Lyn-Lyn Mendoza and Gren Padrones thumped Marinette and Daisy 15-10, 15-10, MUMBAI, May 2, (AFP): Sachin Sanse and Lyn-Lyn edged Amy and Marinette 15-7, 8-15, 17-15 and Jellica with Gren hammered Maureen and Daisy Tendulkar and Ambati Rayudu 15-6, 15-4. hit impressive half-centuries to In another match, SK Engineering leveled with NLB set up Mumbai Indians’ 23-run with 2 wins but scored 7-5 points as Beng Pastor and win over Kings XI Punjab in an Glorence Montesclaros overcame Belinda and Annie 15-6, 15-10 while Beng and Sang Piscasio tamed Belinda and Indian Premier League match on Shirley 18-16, 15-8. NLB bounced back through Shirley Monday. and Stella who hammered Sang and Shai Ilaya 15-9, 15-5 Skipper Tendulkar and Rayudu each while Annie and Stella edge Glorence and Shai 15-12, 9- made 51 as Mumbai scored 159-5 before 15, 15-11. stopping Punjab at 136-8 for their sixth Later that day, SK Engineering leveled with 2 wins and 6 victory in eight games of the Twenty20 points against Hankook after Beng and Glorence edged tournament. Ness and Elsie 15-17, 15-12, 15-11, while Beng and Sang In another match, Kochi Tuskers Kerala overcame Ness and Regina 15-10, 15-9. Hankook retaliated posted an easy seven-wicket win over through Regina and Thess who outlasted Sang and Shai 15- Delhi Daredevils, achieving a 141-run tar- 9, 12-15, 15-7 and Elsie with Thess overcame Glorence and get with five overs to spare for their fourth Shai 18-16, 15-13. win in nine games. AMEC collected a 3-1 win and 8-4 points against Worley New Zealander Brendon McCullum put Parsons through Jennifer and Nelia who outlasted Sanse Kochi on course for victory with a 19-ball and Jellica 15-12, 7-15, 15-8 while Jennifer and Cecille 37, including two sixes and as many fours thumped Sanse and Lyn-lyn 15-13, 15-13 and the girl power in seamer Umesh Yadav’s over. He also hit of Nelia and Arlene pressed on the accelerator in the last South African paceman Morne Morkel for two sets to edge Jellica and Gren 7-15, 15-12, 15-7. Lyn- three fours in an over. Lyn and Gren saved the day for Worley Parsons when they Parthiv Patel (37 not out) and Australian outlasted Cecille and Arlene 15-5, 8-15, 15-7. Brad Hodge (24 not out) completed the Mixed C victory with an unfinished 52-run stand for Wataniya were leading Mixed C event after they acquired the fourth wicket. a landslide victory against Western Union as Ayla Ararilla Venugopal Rao top-scored for Delhi, and Michael Rodriquez edged Rushe Flores and Roselle who suffered their sixth defeat in nine Lunaria 15-10, 15-17, 15-13 while Emz Antonio and Kevin matches. Yap hammered Ellen Elamparo and Katherine Elamparo Mumbai now lead the 10-team league 15-9, 15-5, Ayla and Emz thumped Rushe and Ellen 15-11, table with 12 points, followed by Rajasthan 15-10 and the tandem of Michael and Kenneth outlasted (11), Kolkata (10), Chennai (10), Roselle and Katherine 10-15, 15-10, 15-9. Bangalore (nine), Kochi (eight), Deccan Wataniya again showed their winning form later that (six), Delhi (six), Punjab (six) and Pune day and pulled off a 3-1 win and collected 10-2 points against NLB-I after Emz and Kenneth overwhelmed Luz CRICKET Cajipe and Grace Mendoza 15-8, 15-8 while Ayla and Emz thumped Norms Matthews and Luz 15-9, 15-2 and Michael with Kenneth overcame Sarah and Grace 15-9, (four). 16-14. NLB-I did not go home empty handed when Australian Shaun Marsh top-scored with a Norms and Sarah outlasted Ayla and Michael 15-9, 14-16, 47-ball 61 for Punjab, who suffered their 15-12. fourth defeat in seven games. He put on 72 Maidan gathered a 3-1 win and 9-3 points against for the second wicket with Paul Valthaty (33). Western Union when Will Reyes and Noraiza Parado edged Pacemen Lasith Malinga and Munaf Ellen and Katherine 15-8, 10-15, 15-7 while April Patel, and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh Mumbai Indians bats man Sachin Tendulkar plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match against Kings XI Punjab Fernandez and Will thrashed Rushe and Ellen 15-3, 15-3 bagged two wickets apiece for Mumbai. in Mumbai, India, May 2. (AP) and Marivic with Noraiza brushed aside Roselle and Tendulkar and Rayudu earlier propped Katherine 15-13, 15-12. up the innings after Mumbai had lost South Rushe and Roselle saved the day for Western Union when African Davy Jacobs (10) in the third over, adding 95 for the second wicket. Imran calls on ICC to step up corruption fight they beat April and Marivic in a seesaw battle 15-11, 10-15, 15-12. Rayudu, who hit seamer Praveen Kumar McDonalds tied on 2 wins but scored 7-5 points against NLB-II driven by Irene Climaco and Mary Jane Lamengong who wasted no time to beat Melanie Tuliao and for two fours and a six in the same over, was the first to reach a half-century with a boundary off leg-spinner Piyush Chawla. S. Lanka orders probe into match-fixing Joanna Blanco 15-4, 15-9 while Irene and Malou Ocampo He fell in the same over while attempting another big shot, caught superbly by Dinesh COLOMBO, May 2, (AFP): Sri Lanka’s with great responsibility, I will shortly reporters during a visit to the Moin Khan brushed aside Melanie and Hammie Ita-as 15-3, 15-9. NLB- sports minister on Monday ordered a police reveal the names of those responsible,” he cricket academy the ICC’s anti-corruption II bounced back through Hammie and Ayem Miole who Karthik at deep mid-wicket after hitting one inquiry into match-fixing allegations lev- said. and security unit needed to be more produc- edged Malou and Antonette Climaco 12-15, 15-12, 15-11 six and eight fours in his 37-ball knock. elled by former international captain Hashan However on Sunday, Sri Lanka’s World tive. and Joanna with Ayem tamed Mary Jane and Antonette 15- Tendulkar, who hit left-arm spinner Tillakaratne. Cup captain Kumar Sangakkara challenged “I think specal measures are required like 13, 15-5. Bhargav Bhatt over deep square-leg for the Tillakaratne, who played 83 Tests and Tillakaratne to prove his allegations. keeping a constant check on assets and McDonalds also tied 2 wins but collected 7-5 points first six of the innings, also fell soon after 200 one-dayers during a 15-year career, “Hashan has played the game for years accounts of players and giving the ACSU against Maidan as Irene and Mary Jane overwhelmed April completing his half-century. He cracked said last week that Sri Lankan players had and he’s captained Sri Lanka as well. So it’s more authority to curb corruption,” Imran and Marivic 15-11, 15-12 while Irene and Malou hammered one six and three fours in his 45-ball been involved in match-fixing since 1992 interesting to see what he has to say and if he said. April and Will 15-6, 15-6. Maidan retaliated through Will knock. adding that he was prepared to name some has anything more than allegations,” Imran’s comments on corruption in crick- and Noraiza who overcame Malou and Antonette 15-13, 15- West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard of them. Sangakkara said in India. et come a few days after former Sri Lankan 11 while Marivic and Noraiza edged Mary Jane and smashed two sixes in his 11-ball 20 and “I have asked the inspector-general of Sangakkara, captain of the Deccan captain Hashan Tillakaratne claimed in a tel- Antonette 11-15, 15-8, 15-13. Rohit Sharma hit a brisk 18 to help police to investigate these claims and give a Chargers franchise in the Indian Premier evision interview that match-fixing had been NLB-I got 2 wins but scored 7-5 points against NLB-II Mumbai cross the 150-mark. report to me,” Mahindananda Aluthgamage League, said Tillakaratne should work with going on in his country since 1992. when Norms and Sarah tamed Melanie and Joanna 15-10, Brief scores: told reporters after meeting cricket adminis- the International Cricket Council (ICC) if The Sri Lankan cricket authorities have 15-10 while Sarah and Grace fought for every point to edge Mumbai Indians 159- trators Monday. there was any basis for his allegations. asked Tillakaratne to produce evidence to Joanna and Ayem 15-11, 7-15, 19-18. NLB-II bounced back 5 in 20 overs (S. Tillakaratne, who skippered Sri Lanka “It’s dangerous to throw names around,” back up his claims. through Hammie and Ayem who edged Luz and Grace 13- Tendulkar 51, A. between April 2003 and March 2004, said Sangakkara, who quit as captain after Imran said it was very difficult to detect 15, 15-10, 15-12 but Melanie with Hammie were made to Rayudu 51, K. Pollard stopped short of suggesting the 2011 World Sri Lanka’s defeat to India in the World Cup spot-fixing instances in matches, insisting sweat before they could edge Norms and Luz 15-12, 8-15, 20; R. Harris 2-33, P. Cup final was rigged, although he expressed final. other steps were required to meet the chal- 19-18. Chawla 2-37) beat reservations about the team selection. “He should work very closely with the lenge of fighting corruption. Initial Standings Kings XI Punjab 136-8 Sri Lanka lost to India in last month’s ACSU (Anti-corruption and Security Unit) “It is very hard to detect such things and in 20 overs (S. Marsh final. of the ICC and the home authorities to than find evidence to prove spot fixing has Rank Team Games Total “Match fixing is something which has ensure that something’s done about it if there happened in a match,” he said. Won Points 61, P. Valthaty 33; M. Patel 2-18, L. Malinga been in this country over a period of time. is any foundation to those claims.” “But the more these instances are spoken 1 Wataniya Telecoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 . . . . . . . . .80 This has spread like a cancer today,” Tillakaratne’s comments came as the sport about the more damaging it is to the sport’s 1 Mc Donalds Kuwait . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 . . . . . . . . .80 2-19, Harbhajan Singh 2-25) by 23 runs. Malinga Tillakaratne was quoted as saying by Sri tries to draw a line under last year’s spot-fix- credibility.” 2 Maidan Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 . . . . . . . . .69 Lanka’s Daily Mirror newspaper on ing scandal involving some of Pakistan’s Three of Pakistan’s top players — Salman 2 Worley Parsons resources & energy . . . .24 . . . . . . . . .69 Delhi Daredevils 140-6 in 20 overs (V. Rao 40, T. Brit 27; V. Friday. leading players. Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad 3 AMEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 . . . . . . . . .52 “There were threats of this issue being Meanwhile, Pakistan captain Imran Khan Amir — were were banned for a minimum 4 Hankook Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 . . . . . . . . .58 Kumar 2-25, P. Parameswaran 2-29) lost to Kochi Tuskers Kerala 141-3 in 15 overs exposed at various times. But it was kept has called on the Interntional Cricket of five years last February by the ICC anti- 4 Western Union Money Transfer . . . . . . . .19 . . . . . . . . .58 quiet by giving money to various people. Council (ICC) to intensify efforts to stamp corruption tribunal after being found guilty 5 SK Engineering & Construction . . . . . . . .18 . . . . . . . . .54 (B. McCullum 37, P. Patel 37 not out, B. Hodge 24 not out) by seven wickets. “If the people who were responsible for out corruption in the sport. of spot-fixing during a test match on the 6 NLB Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . . . . .51 that are listening to this, I state this today The cricketer turned politician told England tour last year.
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