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Indian cricket team owner Nita Ambani among eight new IOC members

RIO – Nita Ambani, an Indian businesswoman and owner of the Mumbai Indians cricket team franchise, was among eight new members elected to the International Olympic Committee on Thursday on the eve of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Ambani, the wife of India’s richest man, …

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271 Russians to compete in Rio – IOC Olympics

Rio Di Janerio: The International Olympic Committee said Thursday that 271 Russian athletes will take part in the Rio Games after eliminating 118 suspect competitors in a major doping review. Russia has been at the centre of an Olympic controversy since a World Anti-Doping Agency …

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Pakistan’s Aslam and Azhar make England suffer

BIRMINGHAM: Sami Aslam and Azhar Ali batted through the afternoon session to lift Pakistan to 154 for one at tea on the second day of the third test against England in Birmingham on Thursday. Replying to the hosts’ 297, Aslam moved on to 69 not …

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Sohail strikes as Pakistan knock over England ‘pillars’

BIRMINGHAM: Sohail Khan led Pakistan’s attack on his return to international duty as Pakistan dismissed England “pillars” Joe Root and Alastair Cook before lunch on the first morning of the third Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday. At lunch, England were 100 for three, after Sohail …

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England recall Finn for third Pakistan Test

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, Aug 2, 2016 (AFP) – England have recalled fast bowler Steven Finn for the third Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston, captain Alastair Cook said Tuesday. Finn, who has taken 120 wickets in 33 Tests at an average of under 30 apiece, is …

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IOC Chief Slams ‘Contemptuous’ Doping As Russia Appeals Mount

RIO: Russian appeals against Olympic bans were piling up Tuesday as IOC president Thomas Bach slammed what he called the “contemptuous” doping system blamed on the Moscow government. Bach said the Russia scandal along with Brazil’s political and economic crises had made the runup to …

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Pakistan’s mixed martial arts fighter Uloomi Karim downs India’s Yadwinder Singh

MANILA-UNS- Pakistan’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Uloomi Karim Shaheen on Saturday beat India’s Yadwinder Singh in a World Series of Fighting Global Championship (WSOF-GC) bout at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. Uloomi, who hails from Gilgit-Baltistan, beat the Indian fighter through an …

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Argentina Olympic team robbed at Mexico hotel

PUEBLA: Argentina s Olympic football team complained Friday that cash and electronics were stolen from its players hotel rooms while they were playing a friendly in Mexico. Argentina Football Association (AFA) vice president Claudio Tapia said the theft took place when Mexico and the South …

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Umar Gul To Captain Afridi In National T20 Cup

LAHORE: Islamabad captain Umar Gul on Friday roped in Shahid Afridi during the ongoing draft for the upcoming three week-long National T20 Cup. The domestic T20 tournament is scheduled to be held from August 25 till September 16. The eight-team tournament will be played in …

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Stokes out of third Test against Pakistan

LONDON -UNS : England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of next week’s third Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston with a torn right calf, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Wednesday. Durham paceman Stokes suffered the injury midway through bowling his sixth …

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