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Football superstar Lionel Messi who is also a Unicef goodwill ambassador on Friday expressed his sadness over the deaths of children in Gaza and called for an end to violence in the region. “As a father and a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, I am terribly saddened by the images coming from the conflict between...

FRANCE: Ireland pulled off one of the greatest ever shocks in women’s rugby by beating reigning champions New Zealand 17-14 in their World Cup pool match in Marcoussis, France. A late solo try by wing Alison Miller, followed by a penalty from Niamh Briggs, clinched a famous victory for the Irish women and sent them top of Pool B. It was only the Black Ferns’...

LAHORE – Indian Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats Sikander Singh Behniwal has said that the World Kabbadi League (WKL) would play a significant role for the financial benefit of the kabaddi players of the region. “The cricketers have been minting hefty amounts through various cricket but now it is my promise that we will make kabaddi and it leagues...

KARACHI: Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination (IPC) Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada, held out a firm assurance that the government will extend all out support to the Pakistan Table Tennis Federation (PTTF) in staging the South Asian junior and cadet table tennis championship in Islamabad this month. The three-day regional event which runs from Aug 27 to 29 at the PSB Sports...

Manchester United are plotting a surprise move for former Manchester City hardman Nigel de Jong. United have held talks with the De Jong’s representatives over the possibility of his moving to Old Trafford in time for the new season. Louis van Gaal is a known admirer of the Dutch midfielder’s destructive talents, having seen him at close quarters for two years...

Stuart Broad dismissed Gautam Gambhir and Cheteshwar Pujara before running through the lower order. A couple of weeks ago it appeared unlikely Stuart Broad would make it through this series and until a few days ago it was by no means certain that James Anderson would be available, either. As it was, the pair combined to take nine wickets – Broad the bulk of them...

Younis Khan’s 177 and some carefree lower-order hitting helped Pakistan reach 451 on the second day against Sri Lanka Pakistan posted their second-highest total in the first innings of a Test in the past eight years as the lower middle order weighed in after Younis Khan’s 177. Sri Lanka toiled for five sessions on a pitch that went placid after the first morning...

LAHORE, Aug 6 (INP): Justice(r) Sair Ali has announced that the election schedule will be declared after the names of board of governors comes to the fore. He made the statement immediately after taking charge as caretaker chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) on Thursday. Talking to the media at the PCB head quarters Sair Ali said that the elections would be held according...

Uncapped Kerala wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson and Railways leg-spin-bowling allrounder Karn Sharma have been named in India’s 17-man squad for the five ODIs and one-off Twenty20 against England. Mumbai seamer Dhawal Kulkarni, who was picked in the ODI squad for the home series against West Indies last year but was then ruled out with injury, has been included. Suresh...

BARCELONA: Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez announced on Tuesday the end of a dazzling international football career crowned by La Roja’s 2010 World Cup...

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