Shah, Qaiser secure gold medals at South Asian Judo Championship

Photo: FilePakistan’s judo team secured two gold and two silver medals in the ongoing South Asian Judo Championship being held in Kathmandu, Nepal.Shah Hussain Shah defeated Sri Lanka’s Rathnayake Yasith in the final of the 100kg category…

Pakistan cricket team to leave for England-Ireland tour today

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Nishikori believes ‘there’s a way’ to deny Nadal in Monte Carlo

Nadal eased to a 6-4, 6-1 semi-final victory over Grigor Dimitrov. Photo: AFPMONTE CARLO: Kei Nishikori believes he can find a way to beat Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s Monte Carlo Masters final, but admits that the 10-time champion looks in ominous…

Sanchez inspires Man Utd comeback win over Spurs in Cup semi

Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez passes his shirt to a fan during the Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur match of FA Cup Semi-Final in Wembley Stadium, London, Britain, April 21, 2018. Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine LONDON: Manchester…

Pakistan’s Amir Khan beats Lo Greco in 39 seconds on British return

LIVERPOOL: Amir Khan’s first bout in a British ring for five years saw him knock out Canada’s Phil Lo Greco in a mere 39 seconds on Saturday.The 31-year-old British boxer had not fought anywhere for two years since being beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’…

Sunderland relegated to third tier for first time in 30 years

Chris Coleman left the Wales job in November to return to club management with SunderlandLONDON: Sunderland were relegated to England´s third tier for the first time in 30 years on Saturday as the Championship´s bottom club lost 2-1 to fellow…

Hasan Ali entertains with trademark style on team visit to Wagah border

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Europa League trophy stolen and recovered in Mexico

The Europa League trophy was stolen after being displayed at a publicity event in Mexico, only to be recovered a few hours laterMEXICO CITY: The Europa League trophy was stolen after being displayed at a publicity event in Mexico, only to be…

Amir Khan returns to boxing ring against Canada’s Phil Lo Greco tonight

Boxer Amir Khan returns to the ring after a hiatus of nearly two years British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan returns to the ring tonight to take on Canada’s Phil Lo Greco, for his first fight in the UK in five years.Khan will face Phil Lo Greco in…

Could only pick 16 out of 25 players for England tour, says Sarfraz

Pakistan cricket captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. Photo: FileLAHORE: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed finally weighed in on the Fawad Alam debate saying that only 16 players could have been selected out of 25.Speaking to the media on the last day of…

Neglect leaves Nawabshah hockey ground’s turf in rough condition

Hockey ground in Benazirabad, Nawabshah. Photo: Geo NewsDespite hockey being Pakistan’s national sport, it continues to receive the least amount of attention by the authorities.The state of the Benazirabad hockey ground is one such example of…

Opportunity knocks for Arsenal in post-Wenger era

Arsene Wenger has bowed out now due to increasing calls for him to go from frustrated fans as Arsenal slipped further behind their Premier League rivals in recent seasons. Photo: AFP Arsene Wenger’s decision to step down as Arsenal manager after…

Factbox: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to leave at the end of the season after almost 22 years at the Premier League club.Here are some key facts about Wenger:Early life*Born on Oct. 22, 1949 in Strasbourg, Alsace, France to Alphonse and Louise…

Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal at end of season

Arsene Wenger. Photo: Sky Sports Arsenal have confirmed that manager Arsene Wenger will leave his role as manager at the end of the season.Wenger who has come under increasing pressure as a result of Arsenal’s poor Premier League record in the…

Pakistan Cup one-day tournament to begin in Faisalabad next week

Ahmed Shehzad playing for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan Cup. Photo: PCBThe Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that Pakistan Cup cricket tournament will kick off in Faisalabad from Wednesday, April 25.Five teams will be taking part in the event….

Want to win Olympic gold for Pakistan: Inam Butt

Pakistani wrestlers Inam Butt and Mohammad Bilal. Photo: Geo News The next thing on Pakistani wrestler Inam Butt’s to-do list is to bag Olympic gold for Pakistan.The two-time gold medallist, while speaking to Geo Pakistan today, said that the…

No room for error as Barca face Sevilla in Copa del Rey final

Barcelona’s Denis Suarez (C) shoots at the goal guarded by Celta Vigo’s Sergio Alvarez at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo. Photo: AFP MADRID: Barcelona and Sevilla will know the success of their respective seasons is on the line when they go head to…

England to host 100-ball domestic competition from 2020

ECB announces plans for an eight-team, 100-ball competition in the pursuit of younger, family-oriented audiencesEnglish domestic cricket is set to get yet another format after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced plans for an…

If I were captain, Fawad Alam would be in my Test team: Younis Khan

Younis Khan and Fawad Alam share a moment during a Test match/File photoKARACHI: Former batting great Younis Khan has thrown his support behind the long-ignored Fawad Alam, saying that the all-rounder would have been in his Test team if he were…

Bangladesh cricket drop six, freeze pay after poor year

Bangladesh Cricket Board has retained only 10 players for the contract DHAKA: Bangladesh axed six players from national contracts after a year of poor performances with players who escaped the chop being denied a pay rise, an official said…

17th Sindh Games kick off in Karachi

Photo: Geo NewsKARACHI: The 17th edition of the Sindh Games kicked off in Karachi, with the hosts taking the first gold medal on the opening day of the games. The torch relay ceremony kicked off at Quaid’s mosulaoeum with Sindh Sports Minister…

Afridi, Malik confirm participation for ICC World XI against Windies

Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik. Photo: ICCShahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera are among the first set of players to confirm their participation for the ICC World XI in a T20I against the Windies to be played at Lord’s on May 31.The…

Fawad Alam ready for next challenge

Fawad Alam. Photo: AFPPakistani cricketer Fawad Alam who was excluded from Pakistan’s squad for England and Ireland has said that it does not matter if he was picked or not, he will keep working on his fitness.Talking to the media at the National…

Djokovic saves 10 match points in ‘real battle’, Nadal’s ‘positive’ start

Novak Djokovic stumbled over the line as he beat Borna Coric on his 10th match point. Photo: AFP Novak Djokovic needed 10 match points to claim a hard-fought straight-sets victory over the dangerous Borna Coric on Wednesday, setting up a Monte…

Ibrahimovic drops World Cup hint

Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Photo: AFPSwedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hinted that he hopes to feature at this year’s World Cup, teasing fans that he could come out of retirement to play in Russia.In an appearance on ABC television’s late-night Jimmy…

Different world: West African cricket teams start small but aim big

Different strokes: Nigerian batsman Dotun Olatunji faces a delivery from Ghanaian bowler Michael Aboagye during the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 qualification match in Lagos/AFPLAGOS: The Tafawa Balewa Cricket Oval in Lagos,…

Sharapova to make grasscourt return in Birmingham

Maria Sharapova in her first round match against Naomi Osaka (not pictured) at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Mar 7, 2018. Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsFormer world number one Maria Sharapova will compete at the…

Faheem Ashraf withdraws from county cricket to ensure Pakistan availability

Faheem Ashraf in action against New Zealand, 3rd T20I, Mount Maunganui, Jan 28, 2018. Photo: AFP / Getty ImagesAll-rounder Faheem Ashraf has withdrawn from his English county contract for this year to ensure his availability for Pakistan’s…

Kohli keen on county stint ahead of England tour

India captain Virat Kohli wants to avoid a repeat of his poor form on English soil, and plans to train there to prepare for India´s tour starting JulyNEW DELHI: Virat Kohli says he is keen to play county cricket to get used to conditions on…

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli: Cricket’s Federer and Nadal?

RCB coach Trent Woodhill has likened AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli to cricket’s Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in their skills and approachRoyal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) coach Trent Woodhill has likened AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli to…