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Dovizioso bags top position in Japanese MotoGP

Andrea Dovizioso of Ducati took the pole position in the Japanese MotoGP on Saturday. He posted the fastest lap as he completed the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in 1:44.590 minutes. Yamaha’s Johann Zarco qualified at second place after completing the track in 1:44.658 minutes. Dovizioso’ Ducati team mate Jack Miller ...

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After US Open, Wimbledon introduces final set tie-break

The All England Lawn Tennis Club announced that it will be introducing final set tie-breaks for the first time in Wimbledon next year, AFP reported. The matches will be decided on tie-breaks if the final set reaches 12-12. “Our view was that the time had come to introduce a tie-break ...

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Usman Khawaja may undergo surgery for a knee injury

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja is expected to undergo a surgery for his knee problems, AFP reported. The opening batsman recently sustained a meniscus tear for which he could not bat in the second innings of the Abu Dhabi Test. Australia went on to lose the deciding game by a wide ...

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Indian hockey goalkeeper handed two-year ban for doping

Photo: Hindustan Times Indian hockey goalkeeper Akash Chikte has been banned for two years after he tested positive for a prohibited substance. The ban was enforced by the National Anti-Doping Agency. Chikte was suspended by NADA on March 27. He tested positive for banned anabolic steroid (norandrosterone) during an out-of-competition ...

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Women racers on the road to empowerment

Female off-road rally racers are proving their mettle in the ongoing Gwadar Off-Road Rally.  At least 100 off-road racers are competing in the third edition of the competition,  of which three are females. Related: Three-day Gwadar Off-Road Rally kicks off Tushna Patel, speaking exclusively with SAMAA Digital, said that she was ...

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Abdul Qadir’s son chosen for Australian PM’s XI

File Photo Usman Qadir, the son of Pakistan spin-bowling great Abdul, was named in a Prime Minister’s XI to face South Africa on Friday. The 25-year-old, a leg-spinner like his father, moved to Australia to play for in 2016 and is hoping to become a citizen in 2020 and represent ...

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