Category: SPORT

Olympics: Flame lit for troubled Rio Games 0

Olympics: Flame lit for troubled Rio Games

The Olympic Flame burns on a torch during the torch relay. — AFP ANCIENT OLYMPIA: The Olympic flame was lit Thursday in an ancient temple in one country in crisis and solemnly sent off...

Real suffer shock first leg defeat at Wolfsburg 0

Real suffer shock first leg defeat at Wolfsburg

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. — Reuters WOLFSBURG: Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-0 Champions League defeat at Wolfsburg in Wednesday's quarter-final, first-leg to leave them on the verge of a European exit....

Argentina replace Belgium at the top of FIFA rankings 0

Argentina replace Belgium at the top of FIFA rankings

Three straight wins in 2018 World Cup qualifiers helped Argentina return to the summit. — AFP/File PARIS: Argentina reclaimed top spot from Belgium in Thursday's FIFA world rankings, while Copa America champions Chile soared...

Pakistan agree, SA balk at pink-ball Tests in Australia 0

Pakistan agree, SA balk at pink-ball Tests in Australia

“Pakistan should be applauded for committing to and supporting the day-night Test initiative,” Cricket Australia says. — AFP MELBOURNE: Cricket Australia unveiled plans on Wednesday for day-night Tests against South Africa and Pakistan but...

PHF protests Champions Trophy scrap decision 0

PHF protests Champions Trophy scrap decision

Pakistan had introduced the Champions Trophy in 1978. — AP/file ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Wednesday protested against the decision of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to scrap Champions Trophy after its...

Hong Kong player banned for anti-corruption code breach 1

Hong Kong player banned for anti-corruption code breach

The 26-year-old Pakistan-born cricketer was provisionally suspended in November. — AFP/File HONG-KONG: Hong Kong all-rounder Irfan Ahmed has been banned for 2-1/2 years for failing to disclose approaches made to him to engage in...