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Pakistani wrestlers all set to take on Indian behemoths in Commonwealth games

Pakistani wrestlers are determined to beat arch-rivals in the Commonwealth games being held after four years. The games are going to commence on April 4th in Australia. The event will feature 70 countries who will take part in a bouquet of 18 games. Pakistani wrestlers have complained of lack of governmental support, but they are determined to beat Indians tooth …

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In-form Kvitova forced out of Dubai with injury

Petra Kvitova succumbed to injury on Monday as the Czech star was forced to withdraw from the Dubai Championships, a day after lifting her second title of the year. The double Wimbledon winner informed organisers that a leg injury would prevent her from playing and deny her the chance for a third successive triumph after back-to-back titles in St Petersburg …

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Federer confirmed as oldest world No.1

Roger Federer officially returned to world number one as the latest ATP rankings were released on Monday, replacing old rival Rafael Nadal at the summit. The 36-year-old, who beat Andre Agassi s record as the oldest-ever No.1 en route to winning the Rotterdam Open title last week, will now look to stretch his lead over Nadal before the start of …

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More needed to justify Messi, Ronaldo comparisons: Hazard

Eden Hazard admitted he must show more on the Champions League stage for Chelsea if he is to justify comparisons to five-time Ballon d Or winners Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Hazard goes head-to-head with Messi when Barcelona visit Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their last-16 clash on Tuesday. The Belgian has won Player of the Year awards …

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Wigan end Man City quadruple bid with Cup shock

Pep Guardiola s quest to win an unprecedented quadruple with Manchester City came to a stunning and controversial end when they fell to a 1-0 defeat at third-tier Wigan in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday. In an uncanny repeat of the 2013 FA Cup final, in which City had a player sent off before losing to …

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Golf: Woods eyes Ryder Cup as comeback progresses

Tiger Woods says he has a long way to go in his latest comeback, but the former world number one is already eyeing an ambitious Ryder Cup role. Amid speculation that US team captain Jim Furyk could soon name Woods as his vice-captain for the biennial USA v Europe match play showdown in Paris in September, Woods was asked if …

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Lost top spot due to lack of support, complains boxer Waseem

National boxing champion Muhammad Waseem has again complained of lack of governmental support in international arena. Muhammad Waseem, hailing from Quetta, has brought laurels for Pakistan by staying the unbeaten World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Flyweight Champion for a long time. But recently, he has been in the news for all the wrong reasons as he complains of not receiving …

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Quickfire Federer two wins from oldest No 1 spot

Roger Federer delivered a crushing 6-1, 6-2 defeat of Ruben Bemelmans in just 47 minutes on Wednesday as the Swiss star moved just two wins away from becoming the sport s oldest world number one. The 36-year-old top seed, a two-time champion at the Dutch indoor event, needs to reach the semi-finals to take back the number one spot from …

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Mane hits hat-trick as Liverpool crush toothless Porto

Sadio Mane scored a brilliant treble as Liverpool romped to a 5-0 thrashing of Porto at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday to march towards the Champions League quarter-finals. Mane fired the away side ahead in the first leg of the last-16 clash, before Mohamed Salah s audacious finish for his 30th goal of the season quickly made it two. The …

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Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid take control against PSG

– Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to stun Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the first leg of their heavyweight Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday. Ronaldo scored his 100th Champions League goal for title-holders Real from the penalty spot late in the first half to cancel out Adrien Rabiot s opener for the French side at …

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