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Juventus reach Champions League final

-File Photo TURIN, Italy – Juventus secured their place in the final of the Champions League on Tuesday after beating Monaco 2-1 in their semi-final second leg to win the tie 4-1 on aggregate. After their 2-0 win in last week’s first leg, goals from Mario Mandzukic and Dani Alves ...

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Umar, Junaid to receive warnings for verbal spat

-File Photo ISLAMABAD : Cricketers Umar Akmal and Junaid Khan are likely to get a strict warning from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for making comments against each other ahead of a match of Pakistan One Day Cup at Pindi Stadium Rawalpindi, last month. “The inquiry committee set by the board ...

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Pakistan’s Nawaz summoned in PSL spot-fixing case

-kwesesports KARACHI: The Pakistan cricket board’s anti-corruption unit on Monday said it had summoned Mohammad Nawaz in connection with a spot-fixing scandal during the country’s Twenty20 league earlier this year. Nawaz, 23, is the sixth player named in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the Pakistan Super League held in United ...

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Pak tennis team leaving for Azerbaijan

-File Photo LAHORE : Pakistan’s men and women Tennis Team would leave for Azerbaijan Monday night to take part in Islamic Solidarity Games being held from May 12 at Baku. Pakistan Team comprises–(Men): Aqeel Khan, Muhammad Abid Mushtaq,and Muzamil Murtaza (Women): Ushna Suhail, Sara Mansoor,Sarah Mahboob Khan,and Meheq Khokher, a ...

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FIFA finances ‘extremely solid’ – Infantino

-File Photo MANAMA – FIFA president Gianni Infantino claimed on Monday that the finances of football’s governing body were “extremely solid”, despite it posting a $369 million loss earlier this year. Speaking at the Asian Football Confederation’s congress in Bahrain, Infantino said the losses were in line with FIFA’s “business ...

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Holders India finally name Champions Trophy squad

-File Photo Holders India finally named their 15-member squad for next month’s Champions Trophy in England and Wales after initially delaying the announcement amid a revenue sharing disagreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC). Unhappy with the new revenue model, which considerably slashes their share from global events in the ...

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Narine’s 15-ball half-ton matches IPL record

-File Photo NEW DELHI – West Indies all-rounder Sunil Narine equalled an Indian Premier League record as he hit a whirlwind half-century off just 15 balls to lead Kolkata Knight Riders to a big win over struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore. Narine smashed a 17-ball 54 — including six fours and ...

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Injured McCullum to miss rest of IPL

-File Photo NEW DELHI: New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League season with a hamstring strain, heaping fresh misery on his Gujarat Lions team. The dashing opener injured his left hamstring during the seven-wicket defeat against Delhi Daredevils on Thursday — ...

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PCB submits opening brief against Shahzaib Hasan

—File Photo Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has submitted its opening brief to the Anti-Corruption Tribunal against suspended cricketer Shahzaib Hasan allegedly involved in the spot fixing case of the Pakistan Super League. A spokesman of the PCB anti corruption tribunal meeting in Lahore said that PCB has submitted its opening ...

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Elegant batsmen dispel IPL power ‘myth’.

-File Photo NEW DELHI – Big-hitters like Chris Gayle have long hogged the Twenty20 limelight but this season’s Indian Premier League has proved that elegant, old-school batting is just as important in cricket’s shortest format. South Africa’s Hashim Amla has been delighting cricketing purists by racking up large totals with ...

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