Monday, 26 Sep, 2022


British paper calls for Pakistan to be sent home

LONDON: The sister newspaper of the tabloid which made the betting scam allegations engulfing cricket called Tuesday for Pakistan to be sent home from England.The Sun, the daily stablemate of the weekly News of the World, also slammed the cricket authorities for doing "nothing" with the

Amazing Federer hits another between-the-legs beauty

NEW YORK: Roger Federer is becoming as deadly with his back to the net as he is when he faces his foes.The world number two smacked another between-the-legs shot for the ages at the US Open on Monday in a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 first-round victory over Argentina`s 96th-ranked Brian Dabul in a

Pakistan court summons cricketers for treason

LAHORE: A Pakistan court Tuesday summoned seven national cricket players, the country`s sports minister and its cricket chief to face treason charges over fixing allegations in England.The chief justice of the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore said those under investigation in

Robinho, Santa Cruz could leave City, says Mancini

SUNDERLAND: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admitted after his side`s 1-0 defeat at Sunderland that unhappy forwards Robinho and Roque Santa Cruz could be on the move before the transfer window closes on Tuesday.Mancini hopes to hang on to Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given

Milan hammer Lecce as Juve and officials flop

MILAN: AC Milan opened their Serie A campaign with a classy 4-0 win over Lecce but it was another bleak Sunday for defeated Juventus and the officials who wrongly awarded Napoli a goal in their 1-1 draw at Fiorentina.Milan, third last term, had new recruit Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the San

Liverpool`s Torres gets back into the groove to sink Albion

LIVERPOOL: Fernando Torres scored his first competitive goal since April as Roy Hodgson secured a first Premier League victory as Liverpool manager with a 1-0 win over West Brom on Sunday.The Reds had impressed in a 1-1 draw with Arsenal but slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Manchester City and,

Australia shocked by new fixing claims over Sydney test

MELBOURNE: Australia`s cricketers remain convinced their test victory over Pakistan in Sydney earlier this year was achieved fairly after the contest has once again become the subject of match-fixing allegations.On Saturday, police in London arrested a man for offering bribes to some

Imran Khan says any guilty players must face tough punishment

KARACHI: Pakistan`s former cricket captain Imran Khan called for exemplary punishment to be given to any player found guilty of spot fixing during the tour of England."I think there is a need to send out a message to youngsters...that crime does not pay," Imran told Geo News channel on

Afridi returns to Pakistan betting scam fall-out

LONDON: He may be a proven ball-muncher and pitch scuffer but Shahid Afridi is now charged with leading Pakistan out of the mire of a corruption probe and to victory in one-day series against England.Last month, Afridi resigned the Test captaincy -- having returned for only one match

Suspect bailed in Pakistan `betting scam` scandal

LONDON: The man at the centre of an alleged betting scam involving the Pakistan cricket team was out on bail Monday as police, governments and authorities probed the scandal rocking the sport.Mazhar Majeed, 35, was released from custody having been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to

Mourinho`s Real fail to fire, Barca crush Racing

MADRID: Jose Mourinho`s La Liga adventure got off to a limp start on Sunday when Real Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw at Real Mallorca while champions Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 win at Racing Santander.Snapped up after last season`s treble-winning exploits with Inter Milan, Mourinho`s

Capello reveals call to Beckham over England axe

LONDON: David Beckham has received a personal phone call from England manager Fabio Capello to explain why he controversially ended the midfielder`s international career without telling him first.Beckham was said to be aghast when Capello announced in a televised interview ahead of a

Drogba rested again by Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN: Didier Drogba will sit out a second successive international for the Ivory Coast, who have left him out of the squad for next Saturday’s African Nations Cup qualifier against Rwanda.The same privilege has not be accorded to any other of the team’s big-name players such as

Wozniacki wins third straight New Haven title

NEW HAVEN: Caroline Wozniacki will take the top seed and the confidence of a third straight WTA New Haven title into the US Open next week.The Dane defeated Russian eighth seed Nadia Petrova 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Saturday to claim a third consecutive crown in the Pilot Pen hard court tournament,

Fergie hails Rooney as back to his best

MANCHESTER: Sir Alex Ferguson believes Wayne Rooney is back to his clinical best after the Manchester United striker ended the worst goal drought of his professional career in the 3-0 victory over West Ham.Rooney netted a first half penalty on Saturday to secure his first goal in 1,113

England complete series victory in final test

LONDON: England completed a crushing innings and 225 run victory over Pakistan in the fourth and final test at Lord`s on Sunday on a morning overshadowed by corruption allegations.Police arrested a 35-year-old man on Saturday after a British newspaper said Pakistan players had been

Pakistan embroiled in `match-fixing` allegations

LONDON: Pakistan`s embattled cricket team were embroiled in allegations of match-fixing on Sunday after British police arrested a man on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud bookmakers.The controversy erupted after the News of the World alleged some members of the Pakistan team were

Chelsea see off Stoke for third straight win

LONDON: Chelsea maintained their perfect start to the defence of their Premier League title as Florent Malouda and Didier Drogba struck in a 2-0 home win against Stoke City on Saturday.Chelsea won their opening two league games 6-0 but found life more difficult against a spirited Stoke

Sparkling Walcott helps Arsenal win at Blackburn

LONDON: Theo Walcott scored a sparkling first goal and Andrei Arshavin threaded in the second to give Arsenal a 2-1 victory at Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League on Saturday.Walcott, who netted a hat-trick in a 6-0 home thrashing of Blackpool last week, looked sharp again in a much

Trott and Broad set world record for eighth wicket

London: England batsmen Jonathan Trott and Stuart Broad set a world record eighth wicket partnership on Saturday when they extended their stand to 332 on the third day of the fourth test against Pakistan at Lord`s.The pair, who came to the crease with England in deep trouble at 102 for