21st Jun 2015

Pakistan beat Poland 2-1 in tense Hockey World League

[Mohammad Waqas scored the winning goal win the dying minutes of the 4th quarter. Dawn]   Dawn: Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Waqas were the heroes as Pakistan defeated a plucky Poland side 2-1 in their opening Hockey World League 2015 … Continued

8th Jun 2015

FIFA official: Russia and Qatar could lose World Cups

  A FIFA official has said Russia and Qatar could lose the right to host upcoming World Cups, if bribery is established in the bidding process. Both nations have denied wrongdoing in their bids. Russia and Qatar could be stripped … Continued

27th May 2015

Switzerland: FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges

  At least six top-ranking officials from soccer’s governing body have been taken into police custody in Switzerland. They are suspected of having accepted millions of dollars in bribes over a twenty-year period. Several high-ranking FIFA officials were arrested early … Continued

30th Mar 2015

Australia defeat New Zealand to win Cricket World Cup

  Australia has won its fifth Cricket World Cup, beating New Zealand in a dominant performance in Melbourne. Set only 184 to win, Michael Clarke’s team cantered to victory with nearly 17 overs remaining. Australia have won the Cricket World … Continued

7th Mar 2015

New Zealand: Seamers, Sarfraz inspire as Pakistan sink S Africa

  [Photo: Wahab Riaz steamed in to pick up three wickets for 45 runs from his 7.3 overs.]     AUCKLAND, (Agencies): A hostile trio of Pakistan left-arm fast bowlers took full advantage of a pitch freshened by rain to … Continued

9th Feb 2015

Egypt soccer riot leaves 22 dead, 20 injured

  At least 22 soccer fans were killed and 20 injured when police and supporters clashed at a football game in Cairo on Sunday, according to local media. Authorities have said they expect the death toll to rise. The Egyptian … Continued

16th Jan 2015

Australia: UAE & Iran qualify for Asian Cup knockout stages

  The quickest strike in tournament history propelled UAE to the next round, while Iran were backed by loud support at their match in Sydney. The two teams join Australia, South Korea and China in the quarter-finals. Iranian players celebrate … Continued

20th Nov 2014

Qatar: Rights groups denounce decision to hold 2019 athletics championship in Qatar

    Human rights groups on Wednesday slammed the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the athletics governing body, for awarding the 2019 world championships to Qatar. The Qatari capital Doha was named host of the 2019 Athletics World Championships … Continued

19th Nov 2014

FIFA files criminal complaint over World Cup bids

    [Photo: Blatter has filed a criminal complaint in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar]   FIFA’s World Cup bid corruption case has taken a surprising turn, with President Sepp Blatter filing … Continued

27th Sep 2014

Pakistan beat Oman 8-0 in Asian Games hockey match     South Korea, (APP): Pakistan on Saturday defeated Oman by 8-0 in the Asian Games hockey event at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium. This is the fourth consecutive win for Pakistan. … Continued

21st Sep 2014

South Korea: Pakistan beat China 2-0 in Asiad Hockey

  INCHEON  (Dawn): After hammering Sri Lanka 14-0 in the first game, Pakistan’s hockey team outclassed the Chinese eleven by 2-0 on Sunday, moving one step closer towards claiming gold. In upcoming games, Pakistan will be facing a stiff challenge … Continued

9th Jun 2014

Qatar: World Cup sponsors pressure FIFA after latest Qatar 2022 bribery allegations

      World Cup sponsors Sony and Adidas have voiced concern over new allegations that bribes were paid to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup. The controversy comes less than a week before the 2014 tournament kicks off in … Continued

2nd Jun 2014

Qatar denies latest allegations of corruption surrounding 2022 World Cup bid

      The organizers of the World Cup in Qatar have denied any wrongdoing in the bid that won them the 2022 tournament. The latest allegations came in a report by a British Sunday paper.  The Qatar 2022 Supreme … Continued

1st Jun 2014

British newspaper Sunday Times alleges corruption in Qatari World Cup bid

    A British newspaper has alleged that a former FIFA executive committee member paid millions to gain support for Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup. The report comes less than two weeks before the World Cup in … Continued

25th Feb 2014

Pakistan pulls off stunning win to enter U19 World Cup final

]Photo courtesy ICC] Dawn: Pakistan pulled off a stunning come-from-behind win over England to enter the U19 World Cup final on Monday. Chasing a target of 205, Pakistan were 142/7 in 36.5 as some fine bowling and brilliant fielding from … Continued

5th Jan 2014

UAE: First Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test ends in a draw

ABU DHABI, (Agencies): The first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka ended in a draw on the fifth and final day in Abu Dhabi on Saturday after Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad hit half-centuries. Hafeez finished with 80 not out … Continued

2nd Jan 2014

Germany: Hanover hire first Turkish boss in Bundesliga

The Local: Tayfun Korkut made Bundesliga history on Tuesday after being named coach of Hanover, the first time a Turk has managed a club in Germany’s top division. Korkut, 39, moves from being assistant Turkey coach to take over from … Continued

27th Dec 2013

UAE: Hafeez, Ajmal guide Pakistan to series-clinching win

  ABU DHABI, (Agencies): Mohammad Hafeez notched his third hundred of the series while off-spinner Saeed Ajmal grabbed four wickets to help Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the fourth one-day international on Wednesday. Hafeez finished with 113 … Continued

21st Dec 2013

UAE: Sri Lanka clinch thriller to level series

DUBAI, (Agencies): Sri Lanka’s late order batsmen held their nerve to beat Pakistan by two wickets and level the series in a match in which fortunes swung from one side to another in Dubai on Friday. Set 285 to chase, … Continued

19th Dec 2013

UAE: Pakistan record sensational 11-run win in 1st ODI

By Mushtaq A Subhani SHARJAH, (The News): Pakistan recorded a sensational 11-run victory after Sri Lanka gave a tough fight in the first One-day International here at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.   Chasing a huge target of 323, … Continued


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