Lahore HC dismisses Pakistan batsman Khalid's petition

Karachi: The Lahore High Court has dismissed a petition filed by suspended Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif challenging the formation of the Anti-Corruption Tribunal to hear spot-fixing and other related charges against him by the Pakistan Cricket Board. In a surprising development, Khalid’s lawyer filed the writ petition at the LHC hours before the batsman was to appear before the three-member tribunal to hear the charges against him and Pakistan opener Sharjeel

Ronaldo slams 100th European goal, secures Real win

Munich: Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA competitions when he struck twice as holders Real Madrid came from behind to win 2-1 at Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday. Bayern’s Arturo Vidal opened the scoring and missed a penalty before Ronaldo volleyed the equaliser in the 47th minute and scored the winner 13 minutes from time when

Kohli undergoes fielding drills in RCB practice session

Injured Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli, who is yet to feature in the ongoing Indian Premier League, today went through some fielding drills during the team’s net session, here. After spending some time in the pavilion, Kohli climbed down the staircase before walking into the ground, carrying his kit. After doing a few loosening exercises, Kohli sat on the chair to watch Sachin Baby and Chris Gayle bat in

Vinoo broke India selection news to me earlier: Gavaskar

Mumbai: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said it was legendary all-rounder and his college coach Vinoo Mankad who had broken the news of India team selection to him more than four decades ago. Gavaskar, fondly known as Sunny, recalled this anecdote at a programme held last night to mark Mankad’s centenary birth anniversary, organised by the Legends Club at the Cricket Club of India here. Mankad, born on 12 April, 1917

Dybala scores double, Juve shocks Barca

Turin( Italy): Argentina forward Paulo Dybala scored a delightful first-half double to eclipse his illustrious compatriot Lionel Messi as Juventus recorded a stunning 3-0 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. Dybala netted twice before the midway point in the first half and Giorgio Chiellini added the third goal early in the second half in Turin to leave Juve in control of the tie ahead

PCB issues show cause notice to Jamshed

Karachi: The cricket authorities issued a show cause notice to discarded Test opener Nasir Jamshed under the PCB Anti-Corruption Code for not yet responding to the spot-fixing charges against him. Jamshed, who lives in Birmingham, is yet to meet with the PCB’s ACU officials or lawyers in connection with the Pakistan Super League spot-fixing case. He last played for Pakistan in the World Cup 2015. The PCB has charged Jamshed

India annexes Asian School Hockey crown

Bhopal: Alishan Mohammad and Pratap Lakra scored a brace each as India emerged champion at the 5th Asian School Hockey Championship with a convincing 5-1 win over Malaysia in the final here. Alishan continued to have a good outing in the Championship as he gave India an early lead with a stunning field goal in the 12th minute. India’s next two goals came in the 20th and 23rd minute when

MCC law to protect keepers from bails

London: With an aim to protect wicketkeepers from freak injuries, the Marylebone Cricket Club has ratified the use of tethers to limit the distance that bails can travel when the wicket is broken. Mark Boucher had suffered such a freak injury when he was struck by the bails in the left eye during the opening match of South Africa’s 2012 tour of England. He had undergone a long surgery but

Crystal Palace humiliates Arsenal 3-0

London: Arsenal’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League’s top four suffered a potentially fatal blow as they suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat at relegation-threatened Crystal Palace on Monday. Victory had been imperative for an Arsenal side that had won only two league games since January but the abject display with Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic all scoring for Palace only heaped more pressure on manager Arsene Wenger.

Joshna forays into quarters of World meet

El Gouna (Egypt): India’s highest ranked squash player Joshna Chinappa made the quarterfinals of the PSA World Championship, beating World No. 9 Alison Waters of England here. World No. 14 Joshna prevailed 11-5 7-11 9-11 11-8 11-9 over a higher ranked opponent in 66 minutes. Joshna, seeded 12, had made a cautious start to the tournament when she got past Japan’s Misaki Kobayashi in straight games 13-11 11-8 12-10 earlier.

AITA steps in, tells Mahesh to respect Lee

New Delhi: Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi should have shown ‘respect’ to Leander Paes by clearly telling him that he was not going to be a part of the playing squad before his arrival for the tie against Uzbekistan, the AITA said on Monday. In the midst of an ugly public spat over team selection, Paes said that Bhupathi was being disrespectful to him by not categorically telling him that