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Venus Williams upset little sister Serena 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 to register the first win over her top-ranked sibling in five years and move into the Rogers Cup final in Montreal. The meeting marked the 25th time the sisters had squared off but the first time Venus had come out on top since a 2009 semi-finals encounter...

Hurricane Bertha? From England’s point of view, she can do her worst now. India were blown away before the dreadful forecast for Sunday could play...

Rangana Herath conjured six wickets on a day-five pitch that carried little threat and Sri Lanka hunted down 99 in a dramatic chase under the constant...

Depending on which forecast you believe, and which proves most accurate, the tail-end of Hurricane Bertha could yet provided England’s biggest obstacle to taking a 2-1 lead in the series. The rain that wiped out the best part of two sessions on the second day of the fourth Investec Test was just a traditional summer deluge but interrupted a vibrant stand between...

GALLE: Kumar Sangakkara notched his 37th test century and Mahela Jayawardene crafted a fifty in his farewell series as Sri Lanka reached 252-2 on the rain-disrupted third day of the first test against Pakistan on Thursday. Sangakkara was unbeaten on 102 and Jayawardene, who will retire after the second test, was not out on 55 before rain came down heavily at tea and ended...

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 Israel and Palestine, where violence has already claimed so many...

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...

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