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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Charlize Theron is my Dream Girl - Shoaib Akhtar

Rawalpindi- Sports desk, Pakistan Speed star in a interview with our reporter said that Charlize Theron is my dream girl and I want to marry her.I like her acting very much She has stolen my heart.I am crush in her love.
Charlize Theron Akhtar's new Girlfriend

Shoaib Akhtar's  girlfriend Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron Shoaib's Girlfriend
It is noted that Akhtar remains in media for his off-field Life with different Lollywood and Bollywood actress in past like Diya Mirza but now its a burning news for International media that World's fastest bowler has falls in love with a hollywood actress Charlize Theron.We tried to contact Charlize Theron but due to some reason we can't get her because she is out of town for her shooting.

Widyaan: Shahid Afridi’s Fashion Valley 2011







KARACHI: What do Juniad Jamshed, Ali Haider and Shahid Afridi have in common?  Jamshed and Haider started out as musicians, Afridi a sportsman, but all three have now launched their own clothing line.
Like many celebrities exploring new horizons, “Boom Boom” Shahid Afridi has introduced his own ensemble collection called ‘Widyaan’ (an Arabic word meaning the ‘fashion valley’).
Afridi held a press conference at Sheraton Karachi Hotel to announce the launch of his ladies ensemble line which will be exhibited at Imperial Lawn, Clifton from August 12 to 14. Dressed in navy blue and surrounded by the media as well as his three young daughters, Afridi spoke about his brand which will be exhibited soon.
“When I started off with men’s kurtas, there was a huge demand from my female fans that I should launch a collection for them as well. So I decided to launch a collection of pure silk and chiffon designs under my name. The collection will consist of affordable, formal eastern wear. Like cricket, I hope that this venture will be a success; all I need is people’s support.”
The cricketer has taken on this venture in partnership with his friend Shahzad Miannoor. Miannoor has been associated with the textile industry since quite some time now and through ‘Widyaan’ he hopes to gain more insight into the local and international market. “This brand will be sold both locally and internationally,” said Miannoor
Sadia Murtaza, the artistic streak behind this brand, is working on the collection along with six other designers. “Inspiration came from none other than Eid celebrations and the wedding season that follows soon after,” Murtaza said.
With 22 designs in this collection and three color variations in each design, Murtaza added, “These designs cater to the market that demands fusion.” The collection is priced from Rs8,500 and goes up to Rs12,800. Currently, Afridi is planning to exhibit the collection in Karachi and then explore the market in Lahore. It seems like preplanning has become innate in Afridi, since he is already planning to send the collection to Dubai and make ‘Widyaan’ an international brand. When asked about his expectations from the exhibition, Afridi said, “People should at least come and appreciate the collection.”
Cricket will always play a big part in Afridi’s life and when asked why the logo of the brand shows him in his wicket-taking stance, Murtaza said, “This is his signature style. We want the label to be recognised through this.”

Monday, August 8, 2011

Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh in test return

 

Zimbabwe players celeberating Victory against Bangladesh after 6 years in Test

Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by 130 runs in a one-off Test at Harare  Sports club Monday to claim their first victory since making their return to cricket after a six-year absence.

Zimbabwe had set Bangladesh a victory target of 375 runs in their second innings having declared at 291-5 at tea on Sunday however the tourists were bowled all out for 244.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hatton: It's not impossible Khan could beat Mayweather

Ricky Hatton has told talkSPORT Amir Khan deserves a shot a Floyd Mayweather – and believes his fellow Brit has what it takes to cause a major upset against the Money Man.
Khan was hugely impressive in his most recent fight against Zab Judah and the WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion is now targeting undefeated pound-for-pound superstar Mayweather.
Hatton lost his unbeaten record against Mayweather in Las Vegas back in 2007 but he reckons Khan would stand a much better chance of defeating the American.
A few years ago you wouldn’t have mentioned Amir Khan in the same breath as Floyd Mayweather but his performances now certainly warrant itRicky Hatton
"Floyd Mayweather is an exceptional talent – but Amir Khan is getting better and better and better with every single fight," said Hatton, speaking to the Sports Breakfast.
"It makes me feel proud to call him a friend. He’s starting to fly the flag similar to what I did all them years ago. A few years ago you wouldn’t have mentioned Amir Khan in the same breath as Floyd Mayweather but his performances now certainly warrant it.
"Floyd Mayweather is an absolute unbelievable talent but Amir’s getting better and Floyd's getting older so it’s not beyond the realms of impossibility. He's an exceptional talent but Amir's doing everything in order to get that fight and I’d like to see Amir with a chance.
"My style was a little made for Floyd because I’m hundred miles an hour. I fight like I've had Red Bull on my cornflakes but Amir Khan is a little bit more patient and his style might be more suited to Mayweather."

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Aamir Khan is a very big fan of Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal

He played cricket like a professional in his blockbuster film Lagaan (2001), but Aamir Khan’s interest doesn’t only lie in the gentleman’s game. As badminton ace Saina Nehwal readies to go for the kill at the World Championships next week, the 21-year-old is looking forward to some encouraging words from an unusual fan — Aamir Khan.
The actor, in fact, has been regularly cheering for Saina and makes it a point to send her congratulatory messages before and after each game. “It’s very kind of him,” says Saina, adding that the 3 Idiots (2009) star follows sports very closely. “He not only keeps a tab on my events, but also encourages me. He sends me messages saying, ‘All the best. May you win the tournament’ before I go for competitions. Similarly, he messages me whenever I win a tournament. And it feels good because, after all, he is a big star.”

The Hyderabad resident, who is currently ranked No. 6 in the world, also made it a point to reciprocate. “After Delhi Belly became a hit, I sent him a congratulatory message. Since Aamir does things so perfectly, he gets all the success,” says Saina, adding that she hasn’t got a message from Aamir for World Championships as yet.

Of late, grapevine has been rife that Telugu filmmakers are chasing her for a film role. Is there any truth to that? “I’m happy and busy with one profession — badminton. Plus, I’m doing well for the country through it, so I would rather focus on that,” says the player, who is an ardent film buff and always carries DVDs with her on tours.

But she did mention that she would like to work with Rajinikanth? “My first priority is my game; and why only Rajinikanth? I’d love to work with Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir too. All of them are legends,” she smiles.

Lastly, ask Saina if she in touch with friend Deepika Padukone and she says, “Deepika is very clued in to badminton since she has also played the sport.” Besides being badminton legend Prakash Padukone’s daughter, not many know that the young actor has also played the game at state level. “Earlier, Deepika and I would keep in touch very regularly. Since she is a busy Bollywood star now, it’s difficult. But she’s a good friend.”

‘I am completely injury-free now’
Saina, who has played several tournaments with a bandaged ankle over the past few months, has also grappled with a ligament injury. But she says she is “absolutely fine” now. “It (ankle) has healed and I don’t feel any discomfort,” says the player, adding that she has worked hard on her fitness over the past few months. So is she finally thinking of the ultimate medal? “The Olympics is still far away (2012). There will be many tournaments before that including the Super Series. But of course, an Olympic gold is the ultimate dream,” she smiles.

Union's Billy Hunter Would Bet NBA Lockout Will Take Out Entire Season

by Tom Ziller
If he had to bet on it, National Basketball Players Association director Billy Hunter told attendees at a law conference in Baltimore Wednesday that he'd wager the NBA lockout would cost the league the entire 2011-12 season, reports Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun (via PBT).
This type of rhetoric isn't new to lockouts or Hunter; as early as a year ago, Hunter publicly stated that he believed there would be a painful, long lockout. But the NBA has never canceled an entire season due to a labor impasse. In 1998-99, the league lost 32 games and All-Star Weekend due to a lockout by NBA owners.
The NBA locked out its players on July 1, and the sides have held just one bargaining session in the 34 days since. That session, held on Monday, yielded no progress according to representatives from each side. The next day, the NBA sued the union to block decertification and threatened to void all existing player contracts if a dissolution of the union were successful. The NBPA has considered following the path of the NFL players' union and decertifying as a union in order to file anti-trust litigation against the league.

Cameron White is working to help restore Australia's cricket reputation

AUSTRALIA Twenty20 captain Cameron White believes success in Sri Lanka will be just the first step in restoring the country's battered cricketing reputation.
White and his charges begin the action in earnest tomorrow night with the first of two Twenty20 matches at Kandy's Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
But he feels after Australia's slump to being the fifth-ranked Test nation in the world and the disappointing World Cup quarter-final exit, it will take more than just one good tour to have teams fearing a clash with Australia again.
"If Australia was to win a Test series, that could be the start of something that was a good Test run I guess," White said.
"(But) I'm not sure whether you can get aura or something like that back in just one match or one series."
White's primary concern is coming out on top over a strong Sri Lanka side in the two T20 matches that start the tour.
"What we have done over the past few days is have some very good training sessions," the Victorian said.
"Before we left Australia we got some good match-situation practice in, so I think by the time Saturday comes around, we've got two days in Kandy, and I think we'll be very well prepared for not only the two Twenty20 games but the series ahead."
White's opposite number Tillakaratne Dilshan, who will also lead the hosts in the five one-day matches and three Tests, is also keen to get the series off to a successful start.
"This is a very good challenge for us playing against a great team like Australia," Dilshan said. "As a team . . . we are ready for this series. We have to play good cricket."
The groundsman is certainly expecting his pitch to deliver some "good" cricket.
The stadium in Kandy is a new venue, having only been opened in 2009 and hosted its first international match when Sri Lanka and the West Indies played a Test match there in December.
Only three one-day matches have been played at the venue, all at this year's World Cup, with Sri Lanka only involved in one of those fixtures.
But national curator of pitches, Anuruddha Polonnowita expects the strip to be an even one for both teams. "Three pitches are being rolled and prepared for the occasion," Polonnowita told Sri Lanka's Daily Mirror newspaper yesterday.
"It is going to be a good wicket and should provide good cricket."

ESPN AUSTRALIA

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

GHSA issues public statement after deaths of two football players

The GHSA issued a statement after Tuesday’s deaths of high school football players at Locust Grove and Fitzgerald. One is likely be heat-related while the other is unknown. Here’s the statement …
STATEMENT ON THE DEATHS OF STUDENTS

The Georgia High School Association is deeply saddened whenever a student dies, whether it be in an athletic situation or some other type of situation.  We are devastated to have had two students die after their involvement in football workouts, and we are concerned about the well-being of our athletes in the days to come.
Privacy laws prevent us from discussing any medical information about these situations without the permission of the family.  I can say, however, that the GHSA staff is gathering facts about these situations to evaluate whether our current standards for conducting practices are adequate.
The GHSA is beginning the third year of a comprehensive 3-year study on heat illness and football participation that is being conducted around the state.  This study is being conducted by Michael Ferrara at the University of Georgia, and is attempting to get scientific data on the relationship of heat and football activities in order to reduce the risk of heat illness during football workouts.
GHSA coaches have a great deal of information available to them about the importance of hydrating the players before, during and after workouts – and about modifying or canceling workouts when conditions warrant.  Most even institute a practice of weighing players before and after practice to identify those who need more hydration.  The GHSA web site (www.ghsa.net) also contains information from various parts of the medical community about dealing with heat illness.
GHSA By-law 2.67 sets the guidelines that our schools are to follow:
a)      Each member school shall have a written policy for conducting practices in all sports during times of extremely high heat and/or humidity that will be signed by each head coach and distributed to all players.  The policy shall include, but is not limited to:
(1)         the time of day the practices are to be scheduled at various heat/humidity levels
(2)         the ratio of workout time to time allotted for rest and hydration at various level of heat and humidity
(3)         the heat/humidity levels that will result in outdoor practices being terminated
b)      A scientifically approved instrument that measures the heat index must be utilized at each practice to ensure that the written policy is being followed properly.
c)      Schools may determine the heat/humidity levels using either wet bulb globe temperature readings or head index readings.
It is important to understand that the GHSA only sets the beginning date that practices may occur in every sport.  The decisions about when to begin those practices and how to schedule those practices are left to the professional judgment of coaches and administrators.

Gators basketball: Donovan to face son, Arizona, Syracuse, Ohio State

GAINESVILLE — The Florida men’s basketball team, which reached the Elite Eight last season, will play six games against teams in the 2011 NCAA Tournament field, three of which finished in the Sweet Sixteen or better.
In total, Florida will play eight contests against teams that appeared in postseason play last season (beyond conference tournaments). UF will also compete against four in-state opponents and will play games in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Sunrise with its nonconference schedule announced Wednesday.
The Gators will also play an exhibition vs. Catholic on Nov. 3 _ which includes Billy Donovan's son, also named Billy, a 6-foot-1 guard who will be a sophomore. An early-season road test at Ohio State also highlights the November portion of the slate, while the Gators also travel to face Syracuse as part of the inaugural Big East/SEC Challenge.
Florida welcomes Arizona and Florida State to the O’Connell Center and plays a neutral-court contest against Texas A&M in December. UF closes its out-of-league schedule with a home date against UAB, another 2011 NCAA Tournament team.
"We've made it a practice to play a difficult non-conference schedule, and this is perhaps the toughest one yet,'' Donovan said. "That's something that really helps prepare us for the NCAA Tournament. We're also looking forward to playing games in front of our great fans from several different areas of Florida, and we host some exciting matchups on our home court, as well.''
UF opens its regular season with four games as part of the Global Sports Shootout, starting at home against Jackson State on Nov. 11. Florida travels to Columbus, Ohio, to take on the Buckeyes on Nov. 15 for the second half of a home-and-home series that began in Gainesville last November. The Buckeyes are coming off a Big Ten Championship (regular season and tournament) and an appearance in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.
The Gators will have a quick turnaround to face North Florida, finalists in the 2011 Atlantic Sun Tournament, in the O’Connell Center on Nov. 17 before a Nov. 21 meeting with Wright State in Tampa’s St. Pete Times Forum to wrap up the Global Sports Shootout.

2011 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games Team Finalized

Via USA Basketball:
After three days of practices with 14 USA team finalists at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo., the official 12-member 2011 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games Team was announced Wednesday morning by USA Basketball. The U.S. squad that will look to defend the USA’s gold medal at the 2011 World University Games, Aug. 14-21 in Shenzhen, China, features talented international veterans and some of the nation’s top collegians.
Named to the 2011 USA World University Games Team were Elena Delle Donne (Delaware/Wilmington, Del.); Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame/South Bend, Ind.); Jacki Gemelos (USC/Stockton, Calif.); Keisha Hampton (DePaul/Philadelphia, Pa.); Glory Johnson (Tennessee/Knoxville, Tenn.); Lynetta Kizer (Maryland/Woodbridge, Va.); Natalie Novosel (Notre Dame/Lexington, Ky.); Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford/Cypress, Texas); Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Stanford/Cypress, Texas); Devereaux Peters (Notre Dame/Chicago, Ill.); Odyssey Sims (Baylor/Irving, Texas) and Shekinna Stricklen (Tennessee/Morrilton, Ark.).
“Getting the group down to 12 is one of the hardest things I’ve done in my lifetime, in coaching anyway,” said Bill Fennelly, USA World University Games Team and Iowa State University head coach. “You have 14 people who worked very hard at it, who were very committed to it and it’s not something like they weren’t good enough. It’s about trying to build a team with some versatility. It was very, very hard, but I’m very happy for the 12 young people who made it. They’ll do a great job representing USA Basketball and ultimately that’s what this is all about.
“There’s a step to this. When you had 14 there were things you didn’t want to get into, because they may not be here. They were all on a little bit of an edge, because they don’t know if they’re on the team or not. Some kids handle that differently. They play passive because they don’t want to make a mistake. It’s the whole idea of playing not to lose the game rather than playing to win the game. Now, they know they’re on the team and hopefully after their initial excitement, they can relax and refocus on figuring a way to win. We know the combinations, we know the people we’re going to work with now. It is a process, but I think moving from now until we leave the training center, I think we’ll be focused a lot differently on preparing and practicing for the task at hand, getting ready to play and building a team.”
Assisting Fennelly on the USA sideline are Suzie McConnell-Serio of Duquesne University and Terri Williams-Flournoy of Georgetown University.
The USA team will remain at the USOTC to train through Aug. 7, before traveling to Shenzhen for its final World University Games preparations. The U.S. opens play on Aug. 14 against Brazil, will face Slovakia on Aug. 15 and caps preliminary round action against Great Britain on Aug. 16. Quarterfinals are slated for Aug. 18, medal semifinals will be played Aug. 19 and the finals will be held Aug. 21.
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