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Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev dies after fight

WASHINGTON: Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has died from brain injuries sustained in a fight in Maryland, the Russian boxing federation announced on Tuesday. “Maxim Dadashev has died in the United States following injuries sustained during his fight with Subriel Matias,” the federation said in a statement. The 28-year-old underwent emergency …

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ICC suspends Zimbabwe Cricket for failing to keep govt interference at bay

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe Cricket over a failure to keep the sport free from government interference. “As a consequence of suspension, ICC funding to Zimbabwe Cricket will be frozen and representative teams from Zimbabwe will not be allowed to participate in any ICC events,” …

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Djokovic vows to win fans’ love with Federer record in view

LONDON: Novak Djokovic has vowed to convince fans that he is not public enemy number one even if he surpasses people’s champion Roger Federer as the greatest Grand Slam title winner of all time. The world number one saved two match points to clinch a fifth Wimbledon title and 16th …

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England face day of destiny in World Cup final against New Zealand

  LORD’S: England face New Zealand in the World Cup final on Sunday knowing years of planning come down to a single day at Lord’s. When England exited the 2015 edition with an embarrassing defeat by Bangladesh, few were tipping them as potential champions in four years’ time. As England …

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Pakistan win the cricket world cup — but not the one you think

LONDON: Pakistan may have failed to make it to the semifinals of the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup, but the country’s lawmakers fared better than their counterparts from six other countries to win the first Inter-Parliamentary Cricket World Cup in London on Friday. The four-day tournament had begun on Tuesday …

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Amir Khan hammer Billy Dib to claim WBC international welterweight title

JEDDAH: Amir Khan survived a fourth-round knockdown against Australian boxer Billy Dib to win to win the WBC International Welterweight title in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In the first round, the size difference between the pair was flagrant as super-featherweight Dib jumped up 17lbs to face welterweight Khan on short notice. …

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Tour de Impossible? Pakistan hosts ‘world’s toughest cycle race’

KHUNJERAB: Finishing nearly 5,000 metres above sea level after hundreds of kilometres winding past blackened glaciers and snow-capped peaks: a new Pakistani race presents a world-class challenge for cyclists — climbing towards the “Roof of the World”. The Tour de Khunjerab — its name a homage to its more famous …

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Serena and Halep chase milestones in Wimbledon final

LONDON: Serena Williams no longer wants to obsess about elusive Grand Slam “number 24” and Simona Halep is desperate to win Wimbledon more than to stop the American reaching that milestone but there will be no place for either to hide in Saturday’s final. No matter who wins the title …

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