Saqib wins U21 snooker championship

Gujranwala’s Muhammad Saqib clinched the U21 Junior National Snooker Championship as he defeated Haris Tahir 6-5 in a thrilling match on Wednesday.

In a see-saw encounter which saw Tahir lose by scores of 56-29, 76-19, 43-88, 51-36, 39-71, 71-20, 29-62, 76-36, 24-113, 19-68, 26-67 it was 18-year-old Saqib who showed true resilience when he . . . → Read More: Saqib wins U21 snooker championship

All eyes on the Pakistan Super League from today

The highly-anticipated inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is slated to start today (February 4). Cricket fans and pundits have huge expectations from the event. The league consists of five teams — Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi, Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators — which will battle it out for a winning title. . . . → Read More: All eyes on the Pakistan Super League from today

Match-fixing comes to Tennis

Match fixing is so common in cricket series that many would prefer to call cricket match-fix because no match is played without fixing its outcome and 100s etc for select batboys beforehand either by the teams themselves, by skippers, by cricket boards and the powerful and rich cricket mafia. In fact, field rules are made, . . . → Read More: Match-fixing comes to Tennis

Gayle smashes world record with a 12-ball fifty

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle smashed fifty from 12 balls for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League on Monday to match India’s Yuvraj Singh’s record for the fastest half-century in T20 cricket.

Left-hander Yuvraj achieved the feat against England in a group match at the inaugural World T20 in 2007 in South Africa, . . . → Read More: Gayle smashes world record with a 12-ball fifty

Messi crowned king of football for the fifth time

Lionel Messi deposed eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo to take back his crown as the undisputed king of world football by lifting a record fifth Ballon d’Or on Monday.

Much has changed since, just 12 months ago, a disgruntled Messi, fresh from losing a World Cup final and disillusioned with coach Luis Enrique’s regime at Barcelona, . . . → Read More: Messi crowned king of football for the fifth time

Senior players resume training with Amir

It seems the controversy arisen after objections were raised by some important players of the national squad over pacer Mohammad Amir’s possible return to the team appears to be resolved, at least for now.

ODI captain Azhar Ali and seasoned batsman Mohammad Hafeez had recently informed the PCB that they would not play if spot-fixing . . . → Read More: Senior players resume training with Amir

Bodybuilding successes from Pakistan

A Pakistani athlete has clinched the Mr Musclemania title at the Mr Musclemania competition in Las Vegas on Sunday.

In a video message posted on his Facebook page, Pakistani bodybuilder Salman Ahmad said after winning the gold medal in the World Men Open in light weight class at the event he became the pro-card holder . . . → Read More: Bodybuilding successes from Pakistan

Amir’s come back story continues

Mohammad Amir’s last appearance on a cricket pitch outside his native Pakistan led to a six-month sentence in a British prison for corruption.

Five years on, the paceman was the headline act in the opening match as Bangladesh’s Twenty20 league staged its own comeback after a fixing scandal.

But . . . → Read More: Amir’s come back story continues

Pakistan – India cricket not an option

Former India cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad on Tuesday said that there is no chance of India playing the proposed series against Pakistan in December unless there is a peace on the border.

“The members of boards are also Indian and they realise that terror and talks don’t go together until there is peace . . . → Read More: Pakistan – India cricket not an option

Hamilton wins third world title

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton secured his third world title in emphatic and dramatic fashion on Sunday when he raced to victory in a roller-coaster, stop-start, wet-and-dry United States Grand Prix.

The 30-year-old Briton, who started from second on the grid, came home 2.850 seconds clear of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to deliver his 10th . . . → Read More: Hamilton wins third world title