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Sri Lanka’s Malinga in hot water over ‘monkey’ comment

COLOMBO  – Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga faced an investigation Thursday after he compared a government minister to a monkey following criticism that the country s cricketers were too fat. Sports minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said he ordered an inquiry after Malinga lambasted him for questioning the endurance of Sri Lankan ...

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England sweat on Broad’s fitness for first South Africa Test

LONDON – England are set to discover later Thursday whether Stuart Broad will be available for the first Test against South Africa after the fast bowler aggravated a longstanding heel injury playing county cricket. The 30-year-old Broad only bowled one over Wednesday before leaving the field with pain in his ...

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Sarfraz Ahmed to be appointed as Test captain: reports

(Web Desk) – Pakistan ODI captain and triumphant leader of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Sarfraz Ahmed, is now being considered for Test captaincy. He impressed not only the entire nation but cricket pundits all over the world with his skillful decision making during the pressure situations. Reports claimed that ...

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India got better idea of father-son relation now: Afridi

KARACHI  – Former skipper and master-blaster Shahid Khan Afridi has said that India would now have got better idea about the real sense of father-son relation after Pakistan defeated them fair and square at the Champions Trophy final. Shahid Afridi let it be known while adressing a function in Karachi ...

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Shahbaz Ahmad donates hockey stick to English hockey museum

LAHORE  – Secretary Pakistan Hockey Federation, Shahbaz Ahmad donated a hockey stick signed by Pakistan’s three Olympic gold medal winning teams’ captains and the four World Cup winning captains to the hokey museum in London on Wednesday. The Signed Stick was presented by Shahbaz Ahmad to Sally Munday, the CEO ...

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Athletics: Bolt to run in Monaco before world championships

PARIS  – Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will run the 100 metres at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco on July 21, organisers announced on Wednesday. The Jamaican sprinting legend is competing in his final season before retirement and will use the Monaco event as a warm-up for the world ...

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On This Day 8 years ago: Pakistan bags T20 World Cup

 Pakistan’s impressive victory against India and their eventual triumph in the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy has been the talk of the town. Seventy two hours into the historic day at The Oval, and the Pakistani fans still can’t believe what they witnessed. To add more to their unparalleled excitement, ...

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Tennis: Federer claims 1100th tour win in Halle

HALLE (SAALE)  – Eighteen-time major champion Roger Federer picked up his first win of the grass-court season by thrashing Japan s Yuichi Sugita in the first round at Halle on Tuesday. The Swiss top seed, who skipped the entire clay-court schedule in order to be fully fit for Wimbledon, brushed aside ...

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Football: Troubled Ronaldo gets Madrid court date

MADRID  – Cristiano Ronaldo s woes deepened Tuesday when the star striker who reportedly wants to quit Real Madrid was summoned to appear before a judge investigating tax fraud. Ronaldo, 32, said to have vowed that he would never play for Real Madrid again, was ordered to appear in a Madrid ...

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India arrests villagers for cheering Pakistan cricketers

NEW DELHI  – Indian police said Tuesday they have arrested 15 Muslim villagers and charged them with sedition — punishable by life in prison — for celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India’s cricketers in the Champions Trophy. The villagers were arrested in the Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh state on Monday ...

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