Aussie cricketer slapped with 4 penalty points for perverted humor

An Australian cricketer has reportedly been suspended for two four-day matches or four one-day or Twenty20 games for a bizarre incident in which he scratched the image of a penis and testicles into the pitch.

The Australian cricket fraternity was rife with jokes about ‘ball tampering’ after South Australian paceman Daniel Worrall was slapped with . . . → Read More: Aussie cricketer slapped with 4 penalty points for perverted humor

Djoker, Pennetta win titles at Indian Wells

World number two Novak Djokovic rallied to beat his old rival Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) on Sunday to win a nail-biting BNP Paribas Open final at Indian Wells and capture his first title of 2014.

The Serbian overcame a shaky start when he dropped his opening service game, then survived a nervous finish . . . → Read More: Djoker, Pennetta win titles at Indian Wells

The difference between aiming and feigning

(Emmad Hameed) After surrendering the Asia Cup, Misbahul Haq claimed that his team’s plan was to blunt the threat of Lasith Malinga, the most potent Sri Lanka bowler, by not giving him any wickets. The irony, though, is that Malinga took all five wickets to fall in the Pakistan innings in the final of the tournament.

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Inspiring images from the Sochi Paralympics

Carrying the baggage of unsorted relations

By Suresh Menon

As international sport takes baby steps towards disentangling itself from jingoism – supporters of Formula One and the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams aren’t always led by this – the cricket fan sometimes clings to what George Orwell called the “lunatic habit of identifying with larger power units, and seeing everything . . . → Read More: Carrying the baggage of unsorted relations

67 students of Occupied Kashmir have “misplaced loyalties” when they cheered for Pakistan…

Across its six columns on page one last Wednesday, The Indian Express screamed: “For ‘cheering’ Pakistan in India Match, University in Meerut suspends 67 Kashmiri students.”

Indian bowlers had choked Pakistan, until legendary hitter, Shahid Afridi, walked to the middle. A sensational spree of sixes turned the game around. Pakistan won. India was stunned.

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Pakistan’s Maria Toorpakai wins Nash Cup

Pakistan’s squash player Maria Toorpakai Wazir put her name in the history books by winning the first ever women’s event in the Nash Cup in Canada by beating Milou van der Heijden of the Netherlands 13-11, 11-3, 11-9.

The victory gave Maria, who hails from South Waziristan, the third title of her WSA career after . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s Maria Toorpakai wins Nash Cup

Afridi: Madness, addiction, and the best of highs

You could almost feel the anger in Wasim Akram’s voice. Shahid Afridi had attempted a trademark hoick with his team precariously placed at 117 for 5against Afghanistan. The stumps had rattled and Wasim started to rail against Afridi, his refusal to learn, the fact that over 17 years of cricket Afridi had declined to listen to what . . . → Read More: Afridi: Madness, addiction, and the best of highs

Arrest warrant issued against Umar Akmal

A local sessions court on Thursday issued the arrest warrant for Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal for violating traffic rules and scuffling with a traffic warden, DawnNews reported.

Also today, the court ordered that following his arrest, Akmal be produced before it on March 11.

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Islam has made me the man I am today, says NZ rugby player

New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams reflects on his return to rugby league after a successful spell playing union, where he won the World Cup with the All Blacks.

He says Islam is important to him, adding that he “wouldn’t be half the man I am today without my faith”.

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