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Andy Murray applauded for pointing out reporter’s casual sexism


(Web Desk) – Andy Murray is receiving praise after he corrected a reporter who casually put forth a sexist question to him. The incident happened at a press conference after Andy Murray’s defeat in the Wimbledon quarterfinals to Sam Querrey. Murray, the defending champion of the tournament, lost to American …

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FHockey: Australia edge brave France in thriller


JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Giants Australia clawed to a thrilling 3-2 Men s Hockey World League semi-finals tournament victory over France in Johannesburg Tuesday after conceding two early goals. Although 15 places below second-ranked Australia, France shrugged off the 18-second green-carding of Hugo Genestet to take a shock two-goal lead inside eight …

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Tennis: History girls Konta, Venus into Wimbledon semi-finals


LONDON (AFP) – Johanna Konta became the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for 39 years on Tuesday, while five-time champion Venus Williams also made history as the oldest semi-finalist since 1994. Konta thrilled the patriotic Centre Court crowd with a pulsating 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 victory …

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Tennis: Plenty at stake as Murray, Federer, Djokovic eye semi-finals

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LONDON (AFP) – Defending champion Andy Murray will retain his world number one ranking if he makes the Wimbledon semi-finals Wednesday, while Roger Federer defies age and Novak Djokovic fights a shoulder injury. Adding extra spice to Wednesday s drama is a growing concern over the state of the All England …

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Wimbledon: Sania Mirza knocked out in third round by former partner


LONDON (Dunya News) – Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was knocked out in the third round of Wimbledon by her former partner Martina Hingis in ladies’ doubles match. Sania Mirzra and Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) lost 2-6, 4-6 to Hingis (Switzerland) and Yung-Jan Chan (Taiwan) in the pre-quarterfinals. It is worth …

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Boxing: WBO review rules Horn beat Pacquiao


SYDNEY (AFP) – Australian Jeff Horn s shock welterweight title victory over Manny Pacquiao was confirmed Tuesday after a scoring review by the World Boxing Organization declared him the clear winner. The WBO took a close look at the fight after Pacquiao, backed by the Philippine government s sports regulatory body, criticised …

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Football: Pogba behind record United deal: Lukaku


LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku revealed that his record move to Manchester United was inspired by Paul Pogba s arrival at Old Trafford as he began training with the Premier League giants in Los Angeles on Monday. A relaxed-looking Lukaku signed autographs for fans and posed for photos at UCLA s …

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Tennis: Venus rising as Konta eyes Halep revenge


LONDON (AFP) – Venus Williams is ready to roll back the years as the American star eyes a place in the Wimbledon semi-finals, while British contender Johanna Konta faces a grudge match against Simona Halep on Tuesday. It is eight years since Williams last reached the Wimbledon final, but the …

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Tennis: Nadal in new Wimbledon misery as Murray, Federer coast


LONDON (AFP) – Rafael Nadal s bittersweet relationship with Wimbledon endured another twist Monday when he was knocked out in a five-set, fourth round epic by Luxembourg journeyman Gilles Muller. Nadal s stunning 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 defeat came after defending champion Andy Murray and seven-time winner Roger Federer had cruised …

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Pakistan’s Naseem Akhtar reaches World U-18 Snooker Championship final


BEIJING– Another good news from the field of sports has come for Pakistan as Naseem Akhtar reached the final of World Under-18 Snooker Championship that is being held in Beijing, China. According to details, Naseem Akhtar defeated Israel’s Amir Nardela 4-0 (74-19(69), 82-0(64), 90-21, 89-42) to secure his place in …

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