Tennis legend Federer falls to worst loss in a decade

 Latvian Ernests Gulbis handed Roger Federer his worst French Open loss in a decade as he beat the Swiss 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 in Sunday’s fourth round.

Second seed Novak Djokovic continued the quest for the only grand slam title he has never won, hammering French 13th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, . . . → Read More: Tennis legend Federer falls to worst loss in a decade

Street footballers make nation proud

ISLAMABAD: It is hard to imagine Pakistan doing great in football at any level. The international sport is among the most popular team sports in the country, but the domestic craze for football is usually visible in front of TV screens than on the pitch.

But the Pakistani street children team proved otherwise, by finishing . . . → Read More: Street footballers make nation proud

Pakistan looks to gain back lost share of football market

(By Faseeh Mangi) Whatever soccer legend Diego Maradona says, Pakistan will be a big presence at this year’s World Cup in Brazil — although not because of its playing skills.

The nation, ranked 159th by ruling body FIFA, won’t be among the 32 teams at sport’s most watched event. Yet its industry has recovered . . . → Read More: Pakistan looks to gain back lost share of football market

SC reverses decision to re-instate Ashraf

The Supreme Court suspended the decision to reinstate Zaka Ashraf as the Pakistan Cricket Board chairperson and restored Najam Sethi as the head of the body, Express News reported on Wednesday.

As directed by the acting Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, a three-member bench of the top court headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the . . . → Read More: SC reverses decision to re-instate Ashraf

Waqar Younis announced as Pakistan’s head coach

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket chiefs on Tuesday appointed fast bowling legend Waqar Younis for a second spell as national head coach.

The 42-year-old had been tipped as favourite to take over the role vacated by Australian coach Dav Whatmore, whose contract expired in March.

Former wicketkeeper Moin Khan, who filled in as interim coach, . . . → Read More: Waqar Younis announced as Pakistan’s head coach

PCB selection committee officials bag 2.3 million

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will pay total Rs. 2.3 million to the biggest six member selection committee with fuel charges and other incentives.

Pakistan chief selector and team manager Moin Khan will take Rs 1.4 million wages on per month and Muhammad Akram will receive Rs 0.5 million income . . . → Read More: PCB selection committee officials bag 2.3 million

Pakistani bowlers advised to accept ’15 degree’ limit

Pakistani spin bowling legend Saqlain Mushtaq has said that players should move on accept the current rules of the ICC regarding 15 degrees of permissible straightening of the elbow joint for all bowlers in international cricket.

Widely regarded as the inventor of the famed ‘doosra’ delivery, Mushtaq is considered as one of the greatest spin . . . → Read More: Pakistani bowlers advised to accept ’15 degree’ limit

In Kaneria’s defense

Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has criticised the England and Wales Cricket Board, which banned him for life in 2012.

The 33-year-old was punished for introducing then Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield to illegal bookmakers.

“I have not pressured him or done anything that’s brought the game into disrepute, so I’m not guilty,” he said.

. . . → Read More: In Kaneria’s defense

Bronze winning street footballers make Pakistan proud

KARACHI: “I’m glad that Meher didn’t listen to me a lot,” recalls a jubilant Aziza, mother of the teenaged Meher Ali just hours before he is set to return to his home in Ibrahim Hyderi with a bronze-medal that he and the rest of the Pakistani team had earned at the Street Child World Cup that . . . → Read More: Bronze winning street footballers make Pakistan proud

Let’s not be bitter about our loss: Hafeez

Taking responsibility for Pakistan’s failure to defend the World Twenty20 crown, captain Mohammed Hafeez has pleaded with the fans to accept it gracefully and not react like “bad losers”.

“We accept responsibility for playing poorly against the West Indies in the crucial match but we must also not be bad losers. They played better on . . . → Read More: Let’s not be bitter about our loss: Hafeez