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Oval sold out for Pakistan-India final clash

LONDON  – The group match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 between Pakistan and India was said to be the most awaited cricketing event of the year by cricket pundits, but the final clash has gone even one step ahead in terms of anticipation and excitement, as the battle is now ...

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De Villiers calls Kohli ‘simply the best’

LONDON  – India captain Virat Kohli leads his team into Sunday s Champions Trophy final against bitter rivals Pakistan with South African star AB de Villiers labelling him “the outstanding cricketer in the world”. Kohli, 28, moved to the top of the One Day International batting rankings this week as three ...

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Iranian athletes bag 5 more medals in CSIT World Sports Games

Iranian sportsmen and women have received five more medals, including two gold ones, at the ongoing fifth edition of Confédération Sportive Internationale Travailliste et Amateur (CSIT) World Sports Games in Latvia to raise their country’s medal count in the multinational and multi-sport event. On Friday, Morteza Nazemi took part in ...

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Golf: Four-way tie at US Open as big guns crash out

ERIN  – England s Paul Casey featured in a four-way tie at the top of the 117th US Open leaderboard on Friday as the big guns crashed out of contention. On another day of low-scoring at the Erin Hills course in Wisconsin, Casey and compatriot Tommy Fleetwood were bunched on seven ...

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TCKP to arrange Shandur Polo Festival from July 21

Abdul Muneem said that the festival would provide an opportunity of thrill and enjoyment to tourists PESHAWAR  – Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) has forwarded a summary to Chief Minister Pervez Khattak to get his nod for holding three-day annual mega Shandur Polo Festival from July 21 to 23. This ...

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Iran fails to overcome US in FIVB Volleyball World League

The national Iranian men’s volleyball team has lost to the United States, conceding its first defeat at the third week of the 2017 Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) World League. The Iranian squad, which had captain Saeid Marouf, Seyyed Mohammad Mousavi, Masoud Gholami, Amir Ghafour, Farhad Ghaemi and Milad Ebadipour in ...

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Tennis: Sharapova receives invite to WTA Stanford event

LOS ANGELES  – Five-time grand slam champion Maria Sharapova has received an invitation to play at the WTA Stanford tournament at the end of next month as the Russian star continues her return from a doping suspension. Sharapova s comeback from a 15-month doping ban will include a stop at Stanford ...

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Football: Messi pledges ‘fight’ as Argentina eye World Cup

Lionel Messi vowed to keep fighting as Argentina attempt to overcome their WC qualifying struggles. BUENOS AIRES  – Lionel Messi vowed to “keep fighting” as Argentina attempt to overcome their World Cup qualifying struggles and seal their place in next year s tournament in Russia. The two-time world champions are fifth ...

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Ronaldo tight-lipped over tax evasion accusations

MADRID  – Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to accusations that he evaded paying taxes of 14.7 million euros ($16.4 million) by saying that remaining silent was the “best answer”. “Sometimes the best answer it s to be quiet,” the Real Madrid star forward said on Instagram with a photo of himself in a ...

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