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Ozil bows out of Germany Team over Erdogan’s wrangle

Mesut Ozil said Sunday he was quitting the German national football team, citing 'racism' in the criticism of him after the side's World Cup debacle. Ozil, who has Turkish roots, had been under fire since posing for a controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May which sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany's squad ahead of the...

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Ozil bows out of Germany Team over Erdogan’s wrangle

Mesut Ozil said Sunday he was quitting the German national football team, citing 'racism' in the criticism of him after the side's World Cup debacle. Ozil, who has Turkish roots, had been under fire since posing for a controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May which sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany's squad ahead of the...

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Imam, Babar tons help Pakistan complete 5-0 whitewash against Zimbabwe

Imamul Haq and Babar Azam's ton help Pakistan to thrash Zimbabwe by 131 runs in last and fifth One-day international (ODI) of the five match series to complete whitewash. Batting first Pakistan scored 364 runs in allotted 50 overs fro the loss of four wickets. Pakistan win the final #ZIMvPAK ODI by 131 runs, with this win they complete their...

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Fakhar Zaman becomes fastest player to score 1000 runs

BULAWAYO:  One more record in the bag of Pakistan, as  opening batsman Fakhar Zaman has become the quickest batsman to score the quickest 1000 runs in one-day international (ODI) history. This feat was achieved by Zaman against Zimbabwe in the fifth and final ODI when he took the field, needing just 20 runs to achieve the milestone It is pertinent...

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‘Teefa in trouble’ hits Pakistani cinemas amid protest

“Teefa in trouble”, much-awaited and anticipated most expensive film, has been released in Pakistan on 25 different countries today under the umbrella of Lightingale Productions. “Teefa in Trouble” is believed to be the most expensive movie costing nearly 2.3 billion Pakistani rupees (Dh69.4 million) to have been made in Pakistan. Directed by Ahsan Rahim, Pakistan’s largest movie marks the big...

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Dollar being traded at Rs129.50 in open market

KARACHI:  On Thursday, the value of US dollar hit a high of Rs128.48 in interbank trading while Rs129.50 in open market after an increase of 48 paisa in interbank market and 50 paisa in open market respectively. This hike in dollar value would be a reason of an increase in the prices of petroleum products, eatables, dairy products, mobile charges, transport...

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Film Star Nadeem Baig turns 77

The famous film star Nadeem baig, well-known for his spectacular acting, singing, and producing, is celebrating his 77th birthday, here on Thursday. He brought up in Vijaywada, Madras, British India, and later, at the age of five he migrated to Pakistan after the attainment of independence by Pakistan. He embarked on his acting-career in 1967 by featuring in a film...

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I hold Putin personally responsible for Russia’s Meddling in 2016 election: Donald Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he holds Russian President Vladimir Putin personally responsible for Russia’s meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. “Just like I consider myself to be responsible for things that happen in this country. So certainly as the leader of a country you would have to hold him responsible, yes,” Trump told CBS News...

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3rd ODI: Pakistan thrashes Zimbabwe by 9 wickets, clinches series

BULAWAYO: On Wednesday, Pakistan thrashed Zimbabwe by 9 wickets as the green shirts clinched the series by decisive lead of 3-0 as two other matches to played remained formality. Earlier batting today, a depleted Zimbabwe were left regretting their decision to bat first as Pakistan pacers tore through their top and middle order, as hosts were bowled out at 67...

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Zimbabwe opt to bat as Pakistan eye series-clinching win

BULAWAYO: Depleted hosts Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the third one-day international today, as the tourists look to seal the five-match series. Fresh off a nine-wicket win in the second ODI, Pakistan are already 2-0 up in the series, while Zimbabwe continue to struggle with a string of defeats, first in the tri-series and then back-to-back...

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PCB’s general body gives Najam Sethi unqualified vote of confidence

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s General Body has unanimously given Chairman PCB Najam Sethi unqualified vote of confidence for his tireless efforts to revive cricket in Pakistan. The Elected Presidents of the Cricketing Regions of Pakistan gave their vote of confidence at the annual general meeting (AGM) held here on Tuesday and also congratulated Najam Sethi on showing exemplary leadership...

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US Dollar surges to record high 128.26 Pak Rupee

Pakistani Rupee hit all time low losing 5.7 pc of its value against US dollar, traded at record high of Rs128.26  in interbank trading on Monday, Newsone reported The greenback gained Rs 6.5 in a single day, while this was fourth time that Pakistani rupee faced a serious blow in its value against Dollar since December. In the open market...

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Zaman, Usman heroics helps Pakistan to thrash Zimbabwe in 2nd ODI

BULAWAYO: Fakhar Zaman's not out 117 runs hands Pakistan second straight win over Zimbabwe by 9 wickets in second One-Day International (ODI) of five match series, played at Bulawayo cricket stadium on Monday. Batting first the host managed to score only 194 runs courtesy Usman Shinwari's magnificent spell with figures of 4 for 36 runs in 10 overs. In response...

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France lifts World Cup second time after 20 years

MOSCOW (Reuters) - France won the World Cup for the second time by ending battling Croatia’s dream of a first title with a 4-2 victory on Sunday in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades. France led 2-1 at halftime after a Mario Mandzukic own goal and an Antoine Griezmann VAR penalty, with Ivan Perisic briefly bringing...

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France crowned Football World Cup Champions

MOSCOW: France beat Croatia to become champions of FIFA world cup 2018. France scored four goals against Croatia while the runner ups could only managed to score two goals against the winning team. France and Croatia both avoided any surprises as they named unchanged line-ups for the World Cup final on Sunday, setting up a heavyweight midfield clash between N’Golo...

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Belgium defeats England to finish third in World cup 2018

Belgium beat England in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday to ensure their best-ever finish as tournament top scorer Harry Kane admitted his side need to improve if they are to end their long trophy drought. Goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a deserved 2-0 victory in Saint Petersburg and meant Belgium bettered their performance at the...

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Factbox: Belgium vs. England

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Belgium play England in the World Cup third-place playoff in St Petersburg on Saturday. Where: Saint Petersburg Stadium, St Petersburg Capacity: 68,134 When: Saturday July 14, 1700 local (1400 GMT/1000 ET) Referee: To be announced Key stats: - Belgium play in a third-place playoff match for a second time, having lost 4-2 after extra time to...

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