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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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Boxer Amir Khan attacked in Boston

A group of men chased Amir Khan’s car and attacked him after both parties confronted each other. BOLTON  – British boxer Amir Khan got himself in trouble when his Range Rover got involved in a road collision with another car, and group of men chased him down through Bolton streets ...

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Football: France edge thrilling friendly against England

PARIS  – Ousmane Dembele capped a thrilling performance with the deciding goal as 10-man France beat England 3-2 in a friendly in Paris on Tuesday in which the video assistant referee played a central role. Captain Harry Kane had earlier scored twice for the visitors at the Stade de France, ...

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ICC ranking: Kohli tops ODI batsmen, Hazlewood top bowler

NEW DELHI  – Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday reclaimed the title of world s best one-day international batsman, buoyed by two half centuries registered while steering his side into the Champions Trophy semi-finals. Kohli edged out South African captain AB de Villiers and Australia s Dave Warner in the latest rankings, ...

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