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Illegal World Cup ticket sales spark probe

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Brazilian authorities investigated on Wednesday whether members of the Brazilian, Argentine and Spanish football federations were involved in the illegal sale of World Cup tickets after police dismantled a scalping gang. The brother and agent of Brazilian football star Ronaldinho, Roberto de Assis Moreira, will be questioned in the case, …

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Camp organised for Pakistan Women’s team

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Women’s Wing is organising a conditioning camp for the Pakistan Women’s team and emerging players from July 5-20 at the Army School of Physical Training in Abbottabad. The conditioning camp will be attended by 25 players, which include captain Sana Mir, Bismah Maroof, Kainat Imtiaz, …

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Federer, Djokovic face gritty test against new generation

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Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic face young and restless Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov for places in the Wimbledon final on Friday, as men’s tennis reaches a potentially game-changing moment in its history. In the space of 24 hours at the All England Club, the big four of the game …

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Hall of fame: Michael Jordan — His Airness

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The match came down to the closing seconds, and Michael Jeffrey Jordan had the ball with the game on the line. He started from the right of the court, dribbled towards the key and lunged into the air for a jumper from inside the circle. Craig Ehlo, the most competent …

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Anxious Brazil looking to ‘run to the end’

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Brazil striker Neymar has admitted he is happy to win ugly as he looks to take another step towards delivering his country’s sixth World Cup on home soil against Colombia in Fortaleza on Friday. La Selecao have been criticised for some of their less convincing performances on route to the …

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Cricket: ICC confirm women’s championship launch

ICC chief says the Women Championship provides another fantastic opportunity for women’s cricket.  LONDON (Pakistan News) – The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed Friday that a new championship for the world s leading women s cricket teams will start in August. Although a Test championship was proposed for the men s game, the …

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Cricket: No India walkout threat to ICC – Srinivasan

The Indian cricket chief has been put in charge of the International Cricket Council amid. MELBOURNE (AFP) – New ICC chairman N. Srinivasan on Thursday denied reports that India’s all-powerful cricket board had threatened to pull out of the global body. The Indian cricket chief has been put in charge …

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PCB’s ‘Big Four’ status claim not confirmed

Indian Cricket Board also refused to comment when asked about Indo-Pak series. MELBOURNE (Pakistan News) – Pakistan Cricket Board’s claim of being granted ‘Big Four’ status by International Cricket Council (ICC) could not be confirmed as of Thursday night. The matter of India-Pakistan cricket series also appears to be halted, …

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Football: Heat on France, Italy in Friday’s key World Cup games

The day will not be easy for either of the two European powerhouses.  RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) – Cesare Prandelli’s Italy and Didier Deschamps’ France can take a major step towards the World Cup second round if they win their testing games on Friday. Italy play Costa Rica in the …

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West Indies edge closer to squaring NZ series

New Zealand reached 257 for eight at stumps on the fourth day of second Test against West Indies.PORT OF SPAIN (AFP) – Despite a defiant ninth-wicket New Zealand partnership that has forced the match into the final day, the West Indies were poised for a series-levelling victory at close of …

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