Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Sports

Ronda Rousey beaten in 48 seconds as UFC comeback ends in misery

Ronda Rousey’s UFC comeback didn’t even last a minute. Rousey was stopped 48 seconds into her first fight in 13 months Friday night, losing to bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. Rousey (12-2) never managed to get her footing against Nunes (14-4), who rocked Rousey with her very first ...

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Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma slam engagement rumours

MUMBAI: Indian cricket Virat Kohli and Bollywood beauty Anushka Sharma recently shot down rumours of them being engaged, with the former claiming that if that were the case, the couple ‘would not hide it’. News of the 28-year-old Kohli getting engaged to Anushka on New Year took social media by ...

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Akmal recalled for ODI series against Australia

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has recalled middle-order batsman Umar Akmal for the five-match one-day series against Australia after almost two years out of the team. Akmal had been sidelined due to poor form and on disciplinary grounds since last playing in the World Cup quarterfinal against Australia in March 2015. “The ODI ...

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Boxing Day Test: Lyon rocks Pakistan in last-day tussle

Younis Khan drives off the back foot, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, 5th day, Melbourne, December 30, 2016 MELBOURNE: A trio of wickets to Nathan Lyon gave Australia a glimmer of hope for victory over a bedraggled Pakistan as the Boxing Day Test veered into the home stretch on day ...

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Broom hundred sets up New Zealand series win

Neil Broom plays a lofted extra cover drive, New Zealand v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, Nelson NELSON: Neil Broom’s maiden century and the self-belief of Kane Williamson gave New Zealand a 67-run victory over Bangladesh to take the second one-day international and the series in Nelson on Thursday. Bangladesh suffered a ...

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Smith century gives Australia narrow lead over Pakistan

MELBOURNE: Skipper Steve Smith scored his 17th Test century to give Australia a 22-run lead over Pakistan as rain again disrupted play in the second Test in Melbourne on Thursday. Smith reached his fourth Test hundred of the year before a storm lashed the Melbourne Cricket Ground just before tea ...

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Cook hits century as South Africa dominate

PORT ELIZABETH: Stephen Cook hit a century as South Africa took control on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at St George’s Park. South Africa were 351 for five at the close, an overall lead of 432 on a ground where no team has successfully chased ...

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Mushfiqur out of one-day series

WELLINGTON: A hamstring injury will keep Bangladesh wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim out of the remaining two one-day internationals against New Zealand and possibly the first Test, coach Chandika Hathurusingha said Wednesday. “We are looking at two weeks, anything before is a bonus,” he said on the eve of the second ODI ...

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Must win for B’desh as Kiwis eye series victory

Nelson: New Zealand have a chance to seal the three-match ODI series in the second game at the Saxton Oval, but their opponents will not be willing to just keel over after having travelled so far. While Bangladesh were convincingly outplayed in Christchurch by 77 runs, their mentality as a ...

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