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Simon Taufel points out grave error in giving extra run to England against NZ in WC final

Five-time ICC umpire of the year award-winning Australian umpire Simon Taufel has pointed out a grave error for awarding six runs to England instead of five in the final of World Cup 2019. Taufel, who is currently a part of the MCC’s laws sub-committee that makes the rules governing cricket, told an Australian based news channel that England should have...

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British PM hopes England will tour Pakistan in near future

LAHORE: In what may revive international cricket at home, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said he hopes England cricket team will tour Pakistan in the near future. “I hope that one day, in the not too distant future, I will be able to wish the England cricket team a successful tour of Pakistan,” the British premier said. Cameron’s...

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USA down Ecuador 2-1 to reach Copa Centenario semis

SEATTLE: Clint Dempsey struck again as the United States powered through to the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario on Thursday in a stormy 2-0 win over Ecuador that saw both sides finish with 10 men. Dempsey scored his third goal in as many games for Jurgen Klinsmann's side at CenturyLink Field, pouncing on 22 minutes before setting up a...

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Euro 2016: Substitutes give England win over Wales in ‘Battle of Britain’

Substitute Daniel Sturridge scored a dramatic winner in injury time to steer England to a 2-1 win over Wales in the Euro 2016 clash in Lens on Thursday, after goals from Gareth Bale and Jamie Vardy left the Great Britain rivals locked at 1-1. A goal down to Wales at half-time after Gareth Bale struck a wonderful free kick from...

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Amir Khan goes back on Pakistan representation at Rio Olympics

LAHORE: Amir Khan, who challenged Mexican Saul Alvarez for middleweight title last month and lost has done an about-face over his statement about wishing to represent Pakistan in Rio Olympics in Brazil, reported Thursday. Khan, who visited Karachi last month and inaugurated a boxing tournament there had announced his willingness to lead Pakistan’s boxing squad in upcoming Olympics. Khan, as...

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Researchers detect gravitational waves for a second time

WASHINGTON: A team of international scientists said Wednesday that they had detected gravitational waves ripples in space and time, which Albert Einstein predicted a century ago for the second time. Einstein predicted the existence of the waves in his theory of relativity a century ago, and scientists have been able to detect them with an instrument known as the Laser...

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Gritty minnows Iceland hold Ronaldo’s Portugal in Euro 2016

PARIS: Minnows Iceland earned a 1-1 draw with Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal on their European championship debut as the superstar forward failed to score as he equalled his country’s apparence record. A superb finish by Nani gave Portugal the lead before Iceland’s industrious midfielder Birkir Bjarnason levelled for the Scandinavians in Saint Etienne. Ronaldo equalled Luis Figo’s record number of caps...

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Euro 2016: Hungary causes upset by beating Austria

Hungary produced a Euro 2016 shock with a win over 10-man Austria as both teams opened their campaigns in France. Austria almost scored the quickest ever goal at the Euros but David Alaba's shot after 28 seconds hit the post. Hungary contained their rivals and took the lead when Adam Szalai slotted in Laszlo Kleinheiser's pass. A disappointing Austria had...

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Lady Gaga leads Orlando shooting vigil in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES: Thousands of people gathered Monday outside Los Angeles city hall to hear pop star Lady Gaga lead a vigil for victims of the Orlando gay nightclub shooting. Gaga’s voice faltered and she fought back tears as she read a statement that named some of the 49 people killed by gunman Omar Mateen in the worst terror attack on...

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World Blood Donors Day being observed today

KARACHI: World Blood Donors Day is being observed on Tuesday, June 14. This year, the theme of World Blood Donor Day is “Blood connects us all”, highlighting the common bond that all people share in their blood. The slogan, “Share life, give blood”, draws attention to the role that voluntary donations play in encouraging people to care for one another...

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Piques scores late winner for spain

Spain's attempt to win a record third European Championship in a row began with a last-gasp victory over the Czech Republic. Gerard Pique headed in a late Andres Iniesta cross, finally breaking the resistance of their stubborn opponents. Alvaro Morata, Jordi Alba and David Silva had earlier efforts saved as the holders lacked a cutting edge. Spain had also survived...

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Euro 2016: Germany kick off title pursuit with comfortable win over Ukraine

Bastian Schweinsteiger had time for three touches of the ball and scored with one as world champions Germany started their European Championship campaign with a 2-0 win over Ukraine. The 31-year-old Manchester United midfielder came on in the 90th minute and quickly put away a perfect pass from Mesut Ozil for the deciding goal. With fan violence again tainting the...

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Copa America: US down Paraguay to top group as Colombia stunned

LOS ANGELES: The United States battled to a 1-0 victory over Paraguay to seal their place in the Copa America Centenario quarter-finals on Saturday as group rivals Colombia crashed to a potentially costly 3-2 defeat to Costa Rica. A first-half strike by Clint Dempsey secured a precious win for the hosts which ultimately ensured Jurgen Klinsmann’s team finished on top...

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As it happens in Euro 2016 opener, England 1 Russia 1

England were agonisingly denied an opening Euro 2016 victory after a last-minute Russia goal saw the Group B game finish 1-1 in Marseille on Saturday evening. Roy Hodgson's men created plenty of chances throughout the contest, with Eric Dier finally making the breakthrough with a curling free kick in the 73rd minute. England looked set to see out the match...

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‘Super bacteria’ found in Rio Olympic venues, beaches

RIO DE JANEIRO: Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on Aug. 5. The findings from two unpublished academic studies seen by Reuters concern Rio's most popular spots for tourists and greatly increase...

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Euro 2016: France beat Romania 2-1 in opening match of the tournament

Paris: Dimitri Payet struck a sublime late winner to earn hosts France a 2-1 victory over Group A rivals Romania in the opening match of the European Championship, but more violence broke out between rival fans in Marseille. Thousands of police surrounded the Stade de France ahead of the gala opener amid widespread security fears, with the month-long football fiesta...

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ADB Oks 1st co-financing with China’s AIIB for Pakistan road

MANILA: The Asian Development Bank announced Friday its approval of a $100 million loan for a highway project in Pakistan, marking its first co-financing with the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. AIIB will provide a $100 million counterpart loan subject to its board’s approval later this month while the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development is extending a $34 million...

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