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Pakistan ready for ‘dangerous’ Australia, says Arthur

DUBAI (AFP) – Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur admitted Australia will be a “dangerous” proposition in the second Test after they clung on for an improbable draw in a thrilling series opener in Dubai. Australia put up a remarkable fightback to deny Pakistan victory on a wearing fifth day pitch, ...

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Jakraphan Premsirigorn shares lead at UMA CNS Open Golf

KARACHI (Agencies) – Jakraphan Premsirigorn shook off his wrist injury and carded a four-under-par 68 to grab a share of the lead at the UMA CNS Open Golf Championship on Friday. The 26-year-old Jakraphan played flawlessly over his opening nine holes highlighted by four birdies before cruising to a seven-under-par ...

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Wang on brink of year’s biggest win as rain stops play

HONG KONG (AFP) – Chinese number one Wang Qiang was on the brink of the biggest win of her season Friday when rain abruptly stopped her quarter final against world number five Elina Svitolina. The 26-year-old was serving for the match at 15-30, 5-2 in the second set — after ...

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Federer fires to join Djokovic in Shanghai semis

SHANGHAI (AFP) – Roger Federer blazed into the Shanghai Masters semi-finals with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory over Kei Nishikori as the Swiss great s title defence belatedly caught fire on Friday. The 20-time Grand Slam champion and top seed will meet 13th seed Borna Coric on Saturday after the ...

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New Zealand Football boss quits over bullying scandal

WELLINGTON (AFP) – New Zealand Football (NZF) president Deryck Shaw resigned Friday in the wake of a bullying scandal involving the national women’s team, the Football Ferns. Shaw apologised last week for his organisation’s inaction over allegations about former women’s coach Andreas Heraf and said Friday he was stepping down ...

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Portugal ruin Lewandowski’s century celebration

PARIS (AFP) – Portugal, playing without embattled Cristiano Ronaldo, defeated Poland 3-2 in the Nations League on Thursday, shattering Robert Lewandowski s celebrations of playing his 100th international. European champions Portugal scored three times in 20 minutes in the Polish city of Chorzow through Andre Silva (32 minutes), a Kamil ...

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