Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Sports

FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia beats England after extra-time

MOSCOW: England fans were left devastated as the nation missed out on a place in the World Cup final. The dream ended for supporters in Moscow and at home as Gareth Southgate’s men lost 2-1 to Croatia in the semi-final after extra time. Millions tuned into the eagerly anticipated match, ...

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‘Killed’ by social media: Razzaq say he is alive and well

LAHORE: Former Pakistan star cricketer Abdul Razzaq has quashed rumours of his death in a video message he recorded and shared a day ago in response to false reports about his accident on the social media. A post started circulating on the social media claiming Razzaq died in a car ...

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France reach World Cup final as Paris erupts

Fans in Paris celebrate France’s victory against Belgium in the World Cup semi-finals © AFP / ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI PARIS: France reached their third World Cup final after overcoming Belgium on Tuesday, sparking scenes of unconfined joy in Paris as tens of thousands of people poured into the streets. In scenes ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo joins Juventus for £88.3m

LONDON: Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join Juventus after the Italian club agreed on a €100m (£88.3m) fee for the Portuguese forward with Real Madrid. The 33-year-old looks all set to take on the Italian league after nine years at Real Madrid and the player and his agent, Jorge Mendes, ...

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Ostapenko into Wimbledon quarter-finals

LONDON: Former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko swept into her second Wimbledon quarter-final with a 7-6 (7/4), 6-0 win against Belarusian world number 50 Aliaksandra Sasnovich on Monday. Latvian 12th seed Ostapenko came from 2-5 down in the first set to finish off Sasnovich, who had stunned two-time Wimbledon champion ...

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Pandya says, Rohit Sharma’s knock was special

BRISTOL: Rohit Sharma’s elegant unbeaten century made it a walk in the park for India as they cruised to a seven-wicket victory against England to clinch the three-match T20 International series 2-1 here on Sunday. The Indian vice-captain made a target of 199 look ridiculously easy on a small Bristol ...

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Shehzad’s doping test result to be out this week

LONDON: Pakistani opener Ahmed Shehzad’s fate over a positive dope test is likely to be known this week, with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hoping to receive the final report in the coming days. A source in the PCB said that due to the sensitivity of the issue, the tests ...

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Roger Federer cruises into Wimbledon quarter-finals

PARIS: Roger Federer needed just 16 minutes to win the opening set in a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 defeat of France’s Adrian Mannarino to reach his 16th Wimbledon quarter-final on Monday. Eight-time champion Federer will be playing in his 53rd Grand Slam last-eight when he tackles either Gael Monfils of France ...

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India’s Mohammad Kaif congratulate Pakistan on tri-series win

AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA

LONDON: Indian cricketers Mohammad Kaif and Aakash Chopra were all praise for the Pakistan team’s Twenty20 tri-series win against Australia in Zimbabwe. They took to social media to congratulate the team and left-handed batsman Fakhar Zaman on the victory. “Well done to Pakistan on winning the T20 series final against ...

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Anuskha joins husband Virat for MS Dhoni’s birthday bash

MUMBAI: A doting wife and top Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma joined her better half Virat Kohli for the birthday celebrations of former Indian Cricket Team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in England. Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli and the team is currently in England for the Twenty-20 International (T20I) series. ...

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