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PSL 2018: From Islamabad United to Multan Sultans, analysing the strengths and weaknesses

Web Desk: Action-packed month of cricketainment awaits fans across the world as HBL Pakistan Super League season three (PSL 3), is set to start from February 22, 2018. The first match of the PSL 2018 will be played on February 22nd, 2018 between defending champions Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans at Dubai. The glittering trophy unveiling ceremony of PSL 3...

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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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New Zealand beats Pakistan in Fourth ODI, leading series 4-0

Hamilton: Once again, New Zealand won the match from 5 wickets against Pakistan in Fouth One Day International today at Seddon Park Stadium. Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first, and gave the target of 262 runs for 50 overs to New Zealand. Green Shirt's Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed made his half century, along with Mohammad Hafeez, a senior...

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LeBron James says Trump has emboldened racists in the US

Basketball star LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers said on Monday President Donald Trump has emboldened racists in the United States and urged the country not to allow itself to be divided along racial lines. “The guy in control has given people and racism ... an opportunity to be out and outspoken without fear,” James, a frequent Trump critic, told...

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Simone Biles: ‘I was abused’ by USA gymnastics doctor

LOS ANGELES: Olympic gymnastics superstar Simone Biles revealed on Monday she was sexually abused by disgraced former USA team doctor Larry Nassar, who was last month jailed for 60 years on child porn charges. In a statement posted on Twitter, Biles said she had wrestled with her decision to go public with her story since the scandal broke. "Most of...

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Sharapova and Kerber light up Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Former champions Maria Sharapova and Angelique Kerber turned on the style to sweep into the Australian Open second round Tuesday, but it was curtains for lanky Canadian Milos Raonic. With temperatures heating up in Melbourne, the two Grand Slam winners wasted little time on court. Sharapova, still working her way back from a 15-month ban for taking the performance-enhancing...

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Kohli century keeps India in touch with South Africa

CENTURION: Virat Kohli led by example with a batting masterclass as India stayed in contention on the third day of the second Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Monday. Captain Kohli hit a masterly 153 in India´s first innings of 307 to stay in touch in Centurion, even though South Africa stretched a 28-run first-innings lead to 118...

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Kohli gets century but loses partners

CENTURION, South Africa: Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten century but was running out of partners as India and South Africa battled for first innings honours on the third day of the second Test on Monday. Kohli had scored 141 not out at lunch in an Indian total of 287 for eight, 48 runs behind South Africa´s first innings total of...

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