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Football: Mkhitaryan, Mata lead United to friendly win


The pair s goals came either side of Dennis Praet s strike to ensure a positive end to United s summer and gave them a boost ahead of next Tuesday s European Super Cup clash with Real Madrid in Macedonia. United boss Jose Mourinho gave new 40million pound signing Nemanja …

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Football: Neymar world record PSG move imminent


BARCELONA (AFP) – Neymar could be presented as a Paris Saint-Germain player as early as this weekend for a world record fee as Barcelona admitted defeat in convincing the Brazilian to stay at the Camp Nou on Wednesday. The player has travelled to Porto by private jet from Barcelona surrounded …

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Tennis: Sharapova withdraws from Stanford with left arm injury

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SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew from the WTA Bank of the West Classic just before her scheduled second-round match Wednesday with a left arm injury, tournament officials announced. “We re sad to announce that @mariasharapova has withdrawn after doctor s advice regarding her left …

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سرفراز برطانوی شائقین کی بھی آنکھ کا تارا بن گئے


پاکستان کے کپتان سرفراز احمد برطانوی شائقین کی بھی آنکھ کا تارا بن گئے، یارکشائر میں ان کا ہیروز جیسا خیرمقدم ہو رہا ہے، جمعرات کو وہ ڈربی شائر کے خلاف ٹوئنٹی 20 بلاسٹ میں ڈیبیو کریں گے، انھوں نے کہا کہ پاکستانی تارکین وطن زیادہ تعداد میں اس کلب کو سپورٹ کریں …

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Boxing: AIBA chief rejects ‘coup’, says still in charge


LAUSANNE (AFP) – The embattled president of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) defiantly claimed on Saturday that he was still in charge of the body despite moves by rival executives to oust him. In a phone interview with AFP from Taipei, Wu Ching-Kuo accused his AIBA rivals of trying to …

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Boxing: Muhammad Waseem knocks out Panama’s Ivan Trejos


This is Muhammad Waseem’s seventh consecutive victory. PANAMA CITY (Web Desk) – Pakistan’s top professional boxer and two-time World Boxing Council (WBC) silver flyweight champion Muhammad Waseem has won International Ranking fight after knocking out Panama’s Ivan Trejos in Panama City. Known as ‘Falcon Khan’, 29-year-old Waseem, knocked out his …

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Two killed in South Africa football stadium crush


JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Two people were killed in a crush during a football match Saturday at the South African stadium that hosted the 2010 World Cup final, local media and an official said. The incident occurred at a pre-season derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, the country s most popular …

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Football: Ronaldo to start season in court


MADRID (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo faces a brutal return to Madrid before starting pre-season training with Real Madrid as he is expected in court on Monday, accused of evading millions in taxes. The 32-year-old — the world s highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine — will be questioned by a …

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United set to seal Nemanja Matic swoop — reports


LONDON (AFP) – Manchester United are on the verge of signing Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea in a �40 million ($55 million) deal, according to reports on Sunday. United manager Jose Mourinho has been keen to take Matic from his former club for over a year and it appears …

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Naseem disappointed for not given proper recognition


ISLAMABAD (APP) – Pakistan’s ace junior cueist Naseem Akhtar has expressed disappointment for not being given proper recognition by authorities concerned on achieving such a feat. It may be mentioned here that Sahiwal’s Naseem won the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) Under-18 Snooker World Championship beating China’s Peifan Lei …

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