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Bridging The Gap
Venus Williams beats Stefanie Voegele in straight sets, cruises into third round Venus Williams beats Stefanie Voegele in straight sets, cruises into third round
Victoria: Venus Williams rolled back the years on Wednesday with a straight-sets demolition of Switzerland`s Stefanie Voegele to move smoothly into the third round of the Australian Open. The 13th seed, an eight-time quarter-finalist or better in Melbourne, won 6-3, 6-2 against a qualifier who had never been beyond round two. Williams, the oldest player in the women`s draw at 36, will next p...
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Hafeez to captain Pakistan in Azhar's absence Hafeez to captain Pakistan in Azhar's absence
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will lead the ODI side when the Men in Green take on Australia in the second match in Melbourne on Sunday, announced Pakistan Cricket Board. Azhar Ali, the full-time captain, suffered a hamstring injury during the first ODI in Sydney which Pakistan lost by 92 runs. He is expected to recover soon and be a part of the team for the fourth and fifth ODI in Sy...
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Sydney International: World No.1 Angelique Kerber stunned by Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina Sydney International: World No.1 Angelique Kerber stunned by Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina
Sydney: Angelique Kerber`s build-up for next week`s Australian Open suffered a setback with the German world number one going down in straight sets to Russian teenager Daria Kasatkina in the second round of the Sydney International on Tuesday. On a manic day for the seeded players, the 19-year-old Kasatkina won 7-6(5) 6-2 against two-time grand slam Kerber, who also in the quarter-finals in Bri...
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Silverstone likely to miss out on British GP in 2020, owners reveal Silverstone likely to miss out on British GP in 2020, owners reveal
The British Grand Prix may have to leave Silverstone in 2020 due to "potentially ruinous" costs, the circuit`s owners have revealed. In a letter published by ITV News on Thursday, the president of the British Racing Drivers` Club (BRDC) warned the organisation`s members about the viability of the race. "The board is considering whether we should give notice before the 2017 BGP (British Grand...
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Day Four: Pakistan 55-1 at stumps against Australia in Sydney Test Day Four: Pakistan 55-1 at stumps against Australia in Sydney Test
SYDNEY: Pakistan were 55 for the loss of one wicket on the fourth day of third Test against Australia in Sydney, requiring another 410 runs to win. Opening batsman Azhar Ali remained unbeaten on 11 alongside nightwatchman Yasir Shah who was on three. Sharjeel Khan was dismissed for 40 by Australia spinner Nathan Lyon. Earlier, the hosts declared on 241 for the loss of two wickets, giving t...
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Rory McIlroy must strive harder to be the greatest: Jack Nicklaus Rory McIlroy must strive harder to be the greatest: Jack Nicklaus
Reuters: World number two Rory McIlroy has the talent but he must work harder to dominate golf, 18-times major title winner Jack Nicklaus has said. McIlroy is only behind Australian Jason Day in the world rankings and has won four majors in his career so far, the last of which came in 2014. "Rory is one of those young men who has got a tremendous amount of talent," American Nicklaus told the...
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Mohsin lauds Misbah's decision to delay retirement call Mohsin lauds Misbah's decision to delay retirement call
Pakistan skipper Misbahul Haq has brushed aside speculation regarding his retirement by stating that he is totally focused on a turnaround in Sydney after having himself hinted at quitting the game following the Melbourne loss. “My statement was more in anger and frustration after the Melbourne loss. Now retirement is completely out of my mind and I am totally focused on the Sydney Test,” Misba...
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Captain Misbah to lead Pakistan in Sydney Test Captain Misbah to lead Pakistan in Sydney Test
Pakistan Test captain Misbahul Haq, after an embarrassing fifth-day innings defeat to Australia in the second Test in Melbourne, caught many by surprise when he hinted to make a decision on retirement soon. “I think I need to think about it,” Misbah told reporters after the Test defeat. The middle-order batsman, who has been in terrible form in the ongoing three-Test series, where he scored ...
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Warner's 144 leads Australia's strong reply to Pakistan's 443 Warner's 144 leads Australia's strong reply to Pakistan's 443
Australian opener David Warner scored a stunning 144 to take hosts to 278-2 at the end of third day’s play of the second Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Wednesday. The left-hander smashed 17 fours and one six in his stay of 143 balls, as he along with Pakistan-born Usman Khawaja added 198 runs for the second wicket. For Pakistan, pacer Wahab Riaz and leg-spinner Yasir Shah picked o...
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Tauseef hails 'man of crisis' Azhar Ali Tauseef hails 'man of crisis' Azhar Ali
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selector Tauseef Ahmed on Tuesday heaped praise on centurion Azhar Ali after he completed his ton on day two of the second Test between Pakistan and Australia in Melbourne. Tauseef also lauded the team’s solid show with the bat in the Boxing Day Test. Pakistan lost just two wickets as they impregnated their overnight score (142-4) to 310-6 before rain enforced ea...
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