Monday, 16 July 2018

Sports

British-Pakistani boxer Atif Shafiq aims to create history

LONDON: British Pakistani boxer Atif Shafiq says he intends to create history for the sporting union of Britain, Pakistan and himself by becoming the first British lightweight champion of Pakistani origin. The 24 year-old rose to prominence after knocked down Rotherham fighter Lee Appleyard three times. “By the end of ...

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Billy Stanlake tears through Pakistan for easy win

HARARE: Australia fast bowler Billy Stanlake rediscovered his aggressive streak to demolish Pakistan’s top order and set up a nine-wicket win for his side in the second match of the T20 tri-series in Zimbabwe. “The boys have been talking to me in the last few days about being a little ...

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Shoaib Malik becomes first cricketer to play 100 T20I

LAHORE: The star allrounder of Pakistan cricket, Shoaib Malik reached another landmark by becoming the first player to appear in 100 T20 Internationals. Malik got the honour in the second game of the tri-series against Australia in Harare. His former team-mate Shahid Afridi had played 99 T20Is. England’s Colin Cowdrey ...

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Former Indian cricketer’s wife slaps man for ‘inappropriate touch’

MUMBAI: A 55-year-old resident from Mumbai filed a complaint against former cricketer Vinod Kambli and his wife on charges of assaulting him. In the complaint, according to NDTV, Rajendra Kumar Tiwari mentioned that Kambli’s wife assaulted him and her bodyguards manhandled his son at Inorbit Mall. Tiwari said that while ...

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Australia Beat India to Win Champions Trophy Final

BREDA: Australia defeated India in the final to win the 37th and last edition of the Champions Trophy Hockey 2018 in Breda, Netherlands. Australia were the superior side in the penalty shootout after the match ended 1-1 in regulation time. History repeated itself as the outcome of the 2018 edition ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo makes over $108 million per year

LISBON: Cristiano Ronaldo is the third highest-paid athlete – and second highest-paid soccer player – on earth. According to Forbes’ ranking of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world, the Portuguese striker earns approximately $61 million in salary and winnings and $47 million in endorsements each year, for a total ...

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Wozniacki gets pre-Wimbledon boost with Eastbourne title

(Vincent Thian/AP) EASTBOURNE: Denmark’s world number two Caroline Wozniacki gave herself the perfect confidence-booster ahead of Wimbledon with a hard fought 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) victory over Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka to take her second WTA Eastbourne title on Saturday. The 27-year-old top seed was winning her first title since claiming her ...

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Pakistan defeat Zimbabwe by 74 runs in tri-series opener

HARARE: A career-best 61 from opening batsman Fakhar Zaman helped Pakistan secure a 74 runs win in their tri-series opener against hosts Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on Sunday. Zaman’s efforts were boosted by a late flurry of boundaries from Asif Ali and veteran batsman Shoaib Malik, who put on an ...

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World T20 No.1 spot on line in Zimbabwe

HARARE: Pakistan travel to Zimbabwe as the world’s top rated team but if the Australians are able to put their torrid tour of England behind them they could claim that status for themselves. Australia are in dire need of a confidence booster after enduring a 6-0 drubbing across limited overs ...

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Dawid Malan added to England’s T20I squad

LONDON: Dawid Malan has been called up as cover for the first match of England’s T20I series against India, reported ICC.  England have drafted in the left-handed batsman for the first of the three-match T20I series against India at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Malan has been added to the original ...

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