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Shahid Afridi Quits International Cricket

May 30, 2011 Leave a comment
afridi anounces his retirenment

afridi anounces his retirenment

New Delhi:  Shahid Afridi, Pakistan’s captain at the 2011 World Cup, is reported by Geo TV in Pakistan to have announced his retirement from the international game. Afridi, 31, had quit Test cricket last year after leading Pakistan to defeat in the first Test in England, but remained an integral part of the limited-overs sides, which he continued to lead until the recent tour of the West Indies.

He was, however, axed as captain despite Pakistan’s 3-2 success in the ODI series, and replaced by Misbah-ul-Haq who has been in charge of the Test side as well. Though the board did not give official reasons for the removal, it was believed to be the result of growing differences Afridi had with coach Waqar Younis, in particular over matters of selection.

“We had very solid reasons to remove Afridi and I will reveal them when the time is right,” PCB chairman Ijaz Butt had said. “We haven’t taken this action without any reasons.”

On his return from the Caribbean, Afridi referred to the situation with Waqar, saying, “Although the differences in team management are not such which could not be solved, I feel everyone should do his job and need not interfere in other’s work”. That led to the board issuing him a showcause notice to explain his remarks, and presumably formed part of the reasons for his removal. Subsequently Afridi decided to pull out of the two ODIs against Ireland; speculation was that he was unhappy over his ouster, though he said it was because of his father’s ill health.

source:http://www.ndtv.com/article/sports-news/shahid-afridi-announces-retirement-from-international-cricket-reports-109174

Buster Posey Injured

May 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Buster Posey is broken. Don’t care about anything else.

There was a baseball game. Some guys pitched, some guys hit. And Buster Posey is broken.

One team had a lead, one team didn’t, then that team tied it before losing. And Buster Posey is broken.

The Giants have won some games at home. Some of them were one-run games. I don’t think they won this one tonight. I have one of those nagging feelings in the deep recesses of my brain that the Giants lost this. Don’t care. Buster Posey is broken

.Buster Posey Injured

It’s hard to say that losing Posey is as bad as it could get — there are other players on the team who are just as beloved — but it’s hard to imagine feeling worse right now. I’m not in the mood to debate Javier Lopez pitching against right-handed sluggers. Don’t care.

And I know that statistically, a player contributes to so many wins over the course of a season, and it’s really, really hard for one player’s absence to completely prevent a division title. Don’t care. We watched Buster Posey claw at dirt as if his legs were on fire. It was horrific beyond words.

And this isn’t gallows humor — this isn’t me having a goof — but there’s a catcher out there looking for work, and he already knows the pitching staff. That’s a completely serious thought — a horrifying postscript to a horrifying night. It feels cheap to leave that awful, unwanted thought here, but it’s playing in a loop in my head. It has to go somewhere. If there’s anything worse than what we watched, it’s that it would lead to … that. Unthinkable. Horrible. And, yet again, it’s hard to care. Buster Posey. Oh, man. This is awful.

This is awful.

source:http://www.mccoveychronicles.com/2011/5/26/2191046/buster-posey-injured-nothing-else-really-matters

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Sharks Vs. Canucks

May 25, 2011 Leave a comment

The Vancouver Canucks had the chance to celebrate their 17th anniversary of their last Stanley Cup Finals berth with a win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 and Ryan Kesler kept that belief alive with his game tying goal with 14 seconds left on the clock.
Sharks Vs. Canucks
The Canucks started the scoring with an Alex Burrows goal at the 8:02 mark of the first period after the Sedin twins cycled the puck nicely to Burrows in front of the net. Daniel Sedin made a behind the back, between the legs pass to brother Henrik who then found Burrows alone in front of the net.

The Sharks tied the game with a Patrick Marleau goal at the 9:57 mark of the second period. Marleau got a piece of a Dan Boyle shot that was then ultimately deflected off the hand of Kevin Bieksa and into the net. Joe Pavelski recorded the other assist on the goal.

Devin Setoguchi gave the Sharks their first lead of the game at the 24 second mark of the period on a miscue by goaltender Roberto Luongo. Luongo was facing a two on one situation and came out to swipe the puck away from the Sharks forward. He missed the puck and it ended up on the stick of Setoguchi who put it in the wide open net.

Ryan Kesler forced overtime as he scores the game-tying goal with 14 seconds left in the third period. Kesler at one point was suffering from an apparent leg injury and didn’t appear that he was going to return to the game, but this is the Stanley Cup Playoffs and everyone plays hurt.

The Sharks outshot the Canucks 36-20 through the regulation period and Roberto Luongo has had a solid game with 34 saves through the first three periods. San Jose’s Antti Niemi has 18 saves at the opposite end.

Jackie Robinson Will Be Honored Today On 15th Of April

April 15, 2011 Leave a comment

15th April is a very important day for Jackie Robinson’s fans because this great player made his debut of Major League at this day.

via Jackie Robinson Will Be Honored Today On 15th Of April.

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NBA Playoffs Will Witness Rise Of New Stars This Year

April 15, 2011 Leave a comment

People are not considering it as a surprise that change of guards is dominating NBA in this season. Playoffs will starts on Saturday; earlier, the top-seeded team’s squad was not favoured at the end of previous season

via NBA Playoffs Will Witness Rise Of New Stars This Year.

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Pakistan vs India World Cup Semi Final 2011

March 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Pakistan Vs India 1st Semi Final ODI 2011 ICC World Cup MatchWorld Cup 2011 Semi Final battle is going to start on 30th march 2011 in Mohali between Pakistan vs India.Pakistani team has got a terrible form in this world cup even after many controversies and all Pakistani players are being impatient to beat India at their home ground in the captaincy of Shahid Khan Afridi.His bowling in this tournament is unparallelled because he is on top by gaining most wickets in this tournament.His performance is enhancing the moral of the whole Pakistani team.So let’s see how Pakistani Shaheens swoop on the Indian players and kick them out from the World Cup(InshAllah).You can watch Pakistan vs India World Cup Semi Final 2011 live streaming online at this given link.

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Watch Celtic V Rangers Live Online Streaming

February 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Watch Celtic V Rangers Live Online Streaming

Watch Celtic V Rangers Live Online Streaming:Match Rangers v Celtic is the upcoming game of FOOTBALL on February 6 , 2011 competition.These two teams have never meet before in the clubs history and a hard compititon is assumed between these two teams. Berwick Rangers looking for a Cup upset by beating Celtic.You can now watch this match live online streaming for free.

Watch Celtic V Rangers Live Online Streaming

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