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Russia banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal

Russia was banned from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports for four years on Monday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled to punish it for manipulating laboratory data, a WADA spokesman said. WADA’s executive committee took the decision after it concluded that Moscow had tampered …

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Bob Willis, fearsome English pace bowler, dies aged 70

Former England captain and fearsome pace bowler Bob Willis has died aged 70, his family announced on Wednesday. Willis, who captained his country between 1982 and 1984, played in 90 Test matches with his most memorable performance his eight for 43 in the third Ashes Test against Australia at Headingley …

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Pakistan win more golds in karate, shooting

KATHMANDU: Pakistan have taken their gold medal tally to four at the ongoing South Asian Games in Nepal as the their karatekas continued to impress while the shooting team also bagged a gold medal in team rifle event.On the other hand, the men’s shooting team took first place in the …

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How PSL 2017 spot-fixing scandal was exposed?

KARACHI/LONDON: The spot-fixing scandal of 2017 Pakistan Super League was exposed after an undercover British police officer, who posed as a member of corrupt betting syndicate, connected with a suspected bookie Yousef Anwar and Pakistani cricketer Nasir Jamshaid. The police officer’s work led to the uncovering of an attempted spot-fixing …

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Head coach Iqbal Imam aims to take women’s cricket to new heights

Women’s cricket newly appointed head coach Iqbal Imam has aimed to take the sport to new heights. Imam was named head coach earlier this month after serving as interim coach for the team during the home series against Bangladesh. His position followed the resignation of Mark Coles. His first official …

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PCB set to present model constitution

LAHORE: After a delay of more than four months, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is finally ready to present the model constitution for the new set up based on provincial and city cricket associations, during its Board of Governors meeting here on Friday. On Aug 19 this year, the PCB …

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Andy Murray wins in his return to the Davis Cup

  Murray defeated Tallon Griekspoor 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Wednesday after trailing 4-1 in the third set and 4-1 in the decisive tiebreaker, giving his team a 1-0 lead in the Group E series in the new Davis Cup Finals. “I’ve found a way to win matches many …

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Warner’s 151-run knock puts Pakistan in trouble

  Australia finished the day on 312 for the loss of just one wicket, 72 runs ahead of Pakistan’s first innings total of 240 and already in the driving seat. Marnus Labuschagne was alongside Warner on 55, with the only wicket to fall that of Joe Burns, who made 97 …

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Rookie rider on pole for season-ending MotoGP

VALENCIA: French whizz kid Fabio Quartararo romped to his sixth pole position of the championship at the season-closing Valencia Grand Prix on Saturday, with world champion Marc Marquez right on his tail. Under bright blue skies, Yamaha-SRT’s 20-year-old Quartararo dominated the closing stage of qualifying on the tight 4km Ricardo …

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