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COLOMBO - Kumar Sangakkara and skipper Angelo Mathews struck brisk half-centuries to help Sri Lanka set up a thrilling finale to the series-deciding second Test against South Africa on Sunday. Sangakkara (72) hit his tenth 50-plus score of the year and Mathews chipped in with an unbeaten 63 as the hosts declared their second innings on 229-8 shortly before close of play to set the visitors an imposing target of 369.At stumps on a ...

BUDAPEST - Australian Daniel Ricciardo charged to a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix victory on Sunday, his second Formula One win for Red Bull, as a drenched track caused chaos among world championship leaders. Rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg reached a new peak as Hamilton rebuffed team orders to let Rosberg by into third place.Mercedes said it would hold a team inquiry. But Hamilton's ...

SOUTHAMPTON - England captain Alastair Cook fell agonisingly short of ending his barren spell without a Test hundred as he led from the front against India at Southampton on Sunday. Cook won the toss and then made 95, having been dropped early on, out of England's 247 for two at stumps on the first day of the third Test. Gary Ballance, who helped his captain put on 158 for the second wicket, succeeded where Cook had failed by reaching three ...

LAHORE - Pakistan national team handed a 19-run defeat to Pakistan ...

GLASGOW - Kenya's Caleb Ndiku took a flamboyant 5000m gold while ...

PARIS - Vincenzo Nibali completed his victory in the 2014 Tour de ...

GLASGOW - Defending champions Malaysia reached the Commonwealth Games ...

GSTAAD - Spain's Pablo Andujar broke a title drought lasting for more ...

SOUTHAMPTON - The International Cricket Council on Sunday accused ...

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan number 1 female squash player Sammer Anjum topped trial matches conducted by the HEC at Mushaf Mir Squash Complex for the selection of Pakistan squad for the World University ...

COLOMBO:-Sri Lanka's debutant wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella was Sunday fined 10 percent of his match fee for claiming an unfair catch on day three of the ongoing second Test against South Africa. ...

GLASGOW - Pakistan won its first medal at the Commonwealth Games when Shah Hussain Shah, son of former Pakistani boxer Hussain Shah, bagged silver medal in the 100-kg Judo. Shah lost to ...

GLASGOW - Australia became the first country to win 200 Commonwealth Games cycling medals on Saturday as Olympic and world sprint king Usain Bolt arrived to a predictable media scrum. Australia's ...

LONDON - Kevin Pietersen has become the latest former England skipper to urge Alastair Cook to quit the captaincy, saying he was only still in the job because it would be "yet another PR disaster" ...

SOUTHAMPTON - Alastair Cook shrugged off calls from Kevin Pietersen to resign as England captain ahead of the third Test against India at Southampton.Pietersen used his Daily Telegraph column ...

ATLANTA - John Isner kept his Atlanta ATP title defense on track Friday with a 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 quarter-final victory over Australian Marinko Matosevic.A day after Isner fired 30 aces and still had to ...

MIRPUR - Former AJK Cricket Association president M Nawaz Rattayal has said that Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has principally decided to grant regional status to Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) to ...

ISLAMABAD - The first-ever team of Pakistani climbers have reached the top of the world's second tallest mountain, K2, to mark 60 years since it was first scaled."Six members reached the summit at ...

ISLAMABAD - Former Pakistan pacer Sarfraz Nawaz paid rich tributes to outgoing Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi and described him the saviour of Pakistan cricket. Talking to The ...

BUDAPEST - Nico Rosberg had mixed feelings again on Saturday when he claimed his sixth pole of the season for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix after Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton's car burst into ...

COLOMBO - Captain Hashim Amla struck a gritty 139 not out but failed to stop Sri Lanka from taking the driver's seat in the second and final Test against South Africa on Saturday.Amla, 31, batted for ...

SOUTHAMPTON - England won't just be looking to end a sequence of 10 Tests without a win when they face India in the third Test at Southampton on Sunday, they will be aiming to restore their ...

SOUTHAMPTON - India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has criticised the "hurtful" decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja, saying the all-rounder had been the innocent party in an incident involving England's ...

NEW DELHI:–SaniaMirza made no reservations in showing support for husband Shoaib Malik after the Pakistan cricketer had an ugly altercation with Tino Best in the CPL.Sania tweeted that she ...

LAHORE - Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq hopes his players will quickly find their Test match groove when they play the first match of a two-game series against Sri Lanka at Galle on August 6. Pakistan ...

COLOMBO - Hashim Amla faced a stern test of character in his first series as captain after South Africa lost three key wickets against a determined Sri Lankan bowling attack in the second Test ...

LAHORE - Provincial Minister for Sports Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan has said that Lahorites will show remarkable generosity during the fourth IDPs Fund-Raising Twenty20 match today here at Gaddafi ...

LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has said that he did his best to give Pakistan its due status at the forum of International Cricket Council (ICC) and now Pakistan will earn ...

FAISALABAD - A Twenty20 fund-raising cricket match played between Pakistan-A and Faisalabad XI here at the Iqbal Stadium generated Rs 25 million donation for the IDPs of North Waziristan. A large ...

BUDAPEST - Lewis Hamilton continued to top the times ahead of his Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg in Friday's second free practice session for this weekend's Hungarian Grand ...

COLOMBO: In the twilight of his glorious Test career, Mahela Jayawardene will sign off with a bagful of memories when he hangs up his boots next month. But there is one team he will cherish playing ...

GLASGOW - Joanna Rowsell won England's 20th gold medal in Commonwealth Games track cycling by shattering Australia's and New Zealand's dominance of the women's 3000m individual pursuit on Friday. The ...

NEW DELHI - Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, a Muslim wed to a Pakistani cricketer, broke down in tears Friday after being described by a Hindu nationalist politician as "Pakistan's daughter-in-law" ...

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