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Pakistan braced for Bulawayo test

BULAWAYO (AFP) – Pakistan will start their one-day international series against Zimbabwe as clear favourites, but captain Sarfraz Ahmed expects the hosts to be challenging opponents in their home conditions as their tour moves to Bulawayo for five games in the longer of cricket s two short formats. “The one-day ...

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Dejected England, Belgium aim to leave World Cup on a high

SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate admits the World Cup third-place play-off is a game that no team wants to play, but Saturday s match against Belgium offers the chance to finish the tournament on a winning note. A gut-wrenching 2-1 loss to Croatia after extra-time denied England ...

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Sublime Serena to face Kerber in her 10th Wimbledon final

LONDON (AFP) – Serena Williams booked a Wimbledon final rematch against Angelique Kerber as the seven-time champion marched into her 10th All England Club title match with a 6-2, 6-4 rout of Julia Goerges on Thursday. On 20-match winning streak at Wimbledon, Serena is the third oldest female Grand Slam ...

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France reach World Cup final after beating Belgium

SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) – France reached the World Cup final for a third time as a header from Samuel Umtiti gave the 1998 champions a 1-0 victory against a vibrant Belgium team on Tuesday. The tournament favourites must wait 24 hours to discover whether they will play England or Croatia ...

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