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Sarfraz eyes to lift PSL title in his hometown

Web Desk: Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfraz Ahmed on Saturday has said he will try even harder to win the Third edition of PSL this time as the Final will be played in his hometown(Karachi). "The final this time is taking place in my hometown of Karachi," he said hours before leaving for the UAE to participate in the 2018 Pakistan...

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T20I series: Pak-NZ first face off tomorrow

Welington: After one-day international (ODI) series, Pakistan and New Zealand are all set to lock horns in three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) starting from tomorrow (Monday) in Wellington. The second will be held at the Eden Park, Auckland on Jan 25, while the final ODI will be played at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Jan 28 concluding Pakistan’s tour...

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Injured Malik ruled out from T20 series against Kiwis

Karachi: Following symptoms of delayed concussion in Fifth One-day international (ODI) against New Zealand on January 16,  has ruled out senior All-rounder Shoaib Malik from Twenty 20 series starting from January 22. Reviewing advice from top medical consultants, the committee took the decision to send Malik back from New Zealand so he can be given the best chance to recover...

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India beat Pakistan in blind Cricket World cup final to lift title

Sharjah: Indian Blind Cricket team has beaten Pakistan blind cricket team by two wickets in final played here on Saturday at Sharjah stadium. The Green Shirts posted 308-8 off 40 overs, after India won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first. Badar Munir stood out with 57 runs, while Riasat Khan and skipper Nisar Ali made 48 and 47...

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Kerber thrashes Sharapova to reach fourth round

MELBOURNE: Maria Sharapova's hopes of a title-winning return to the Australian Open were unceremoniously crushed by Angelique Kerber as the battle of the former champions ended 6-1 6-3 in the German's favour on Saturday. The Rod Laver Arena evening clash between the only two grand slam winners left in the women's draw had the feel of a showpiece final rather...

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Olympian abused by team doctor sees USA Gymnastics as ‘rotten’

LANSING: Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman blasted US gymnastics officials on Friday for failing to protect her and other women from years of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, calling the sport’s governing body “rotten from the inside.” Raisman — the co-captain of the US women’s gymnastics squad at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer...

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Impressive England beat Australia in second ODI

BRISBANE: England turned in an impressive all-round team performance to beat Australia by four wickets in the second one-day international at the Gabba on Friday. After restricting Australia to 270 for nine from their 50 overs, the English cruised past the total with 5.4 overs to spare. "I thought our bowlers were exceptional," England captain Eoin Morgan said. "On a...

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Hockey comes home: World XI beats Pakistan 5-1 in first match

KARACHI: The World XI team outclassed Pakistan by 5-1 in the first of two-match series between Pakistan and World XI in Karachi on Friday. Pakistan maintained their 1-0 lead in two quarters but couldn’t keep the control in the third quarter which saw World XI turning the match around with four consecutive goals. Captain Roderick Weusthof converted a penalty corner into...

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New Zealand White Washes Pakistan, bagged series 5-0

WELLINGTON: New Zealand white Washed Pakistan as the Kiwis defeated Pakistan in the 5th, last One Day International. New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 15 runs at the match played in Basin Reserve Stadium. Batting first New Zealand scored 270 runs. Martin Guptill made his century in 126 balls, stands on first place. While, Ross Taylor made his half century. The target...

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Officials were warned of ex-USA Gymnastics doctor’s abuse: report

CHICAGO: At least 14 university officials were warned over two decades that former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was abusing patients, according to an investigative report published Thursday. More than 100 victims have accused Nassar of sexual assault under the guise of medical treatment, including members of the Olympic gold-medal winning gymnastics team — Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla...

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Pakistan vs World XI: Tickets go on sale as series to kick off tomorrow in Karachi

KARACHI: Tickets for the Pakistan and World XI hockey series are available at selected outlets of TCS at Karachi and Lahore as the first match between Pakistan and World XI will be played in Karachi on Friday including players from Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Germany, and Argentina. “Entry into the stadium will be on tickets which are available at...

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FIFA World Cup 2018 likely target for Islamic State, warns UK firm

BAGHDAD: The World Cup soccer tournament to be held in Russia in June and July will be an “attractive target” for Islamic State given Russia’s role in the territorial defeat of the militant group, the U.K.-based analysis firm, IHS, said on Thursday. “A successful attack (in Russia) would provide a tremendous propaganda boost for the Islamic State and its fighters...

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Maria Sharapova storms into third round to set up Kerber clash

MELBOURNE: Unseeded Maria Sharapova Thursday showed she is a serious contender for the Australian Open by swatting aside a 14th seed who had given her major trouble in the past. Sharapova, back in the top 50 after a 15-month doping ban, demonstrated all the shot-making that made her a five-time major winner as she destroyed gritty Anastasija Sevastova 6-1, 7-6...

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Hassan Ali bagged ICC Emerging Cricketer Award of the Year

DUBAI: ICC has announced yearly awards 2017 today in Dubai, in  which Pakistan's right arm bowler Hassan Ali has been honored with the Award of ICC Emerging Cricketer Of The Year. Hassan's tremendous bowling style helped Pakistan in winning Series vs Sri Lanka in UAE and later ICC Champions Trophy against India last year. For his outstanding performance throughout these...

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Man stabbed before Atletico Madrid game

MADRID: A 22-year-old man was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after being stabbed near Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium before a King’s Cup game between Atletico and Sevilla on Wednesday, emergency services said. Spanish newspaper El Mundo reported that the male was wearing a shirt saying “Frente Atletico” — the Madrid side’s notorious “ultra” group of supporters —...

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Debutant Ngidi bowls South Africa to series win over India

Centurion, South Africa: Test debutant Lungi Ngidi sensationally bowled South Africa to a series-clinching win on Wednesday, taking six for 39 as India were beaten by 135 runs on the fifth day of the second Test. Ngidi, 21, did much of the damage as India lost seven wickets in an extended morning’s play at SuperSport Park and were bowled out...

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Easy for Federer in Australia opener

MELBOURNE: Defending champion Roger Federer dazzled under the Australian Open lights to waltz through to the second round with a straight sets win over Aljaz Bedene on Tuesday. The ageless Swiss marvel, rated as the favourite to win his 20th Grand Slam title, thrilled the Rod Laver Arena crowd with a virtuoso performance. The second seed cruised to a 6-3,...

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