In pictures: Alvarez ‘monster punch’ knocks Amir Khan out

The hard-hitting Mexican dropped Khan with a straight right over a passive left jab. AGENCIES UPDATED about 21 hours ago LOS ANGELES: Canelo Alvarez defended his World Boxing Council middleweight belt Saturday by knocking out Amir Khan with a vicious right hand late in the sixth round of their Las Vegas title fight. The 25-year-old… Read More In pictures: Alvarez ‘monster punch’ knocks Amir Khan out

PCB awards 22 women cricketers with central contracts

PCB awards 22 women cricketers with central contracts Pakistan’s high-octane fielding show, along with notable effort with both bat and ball gave them a major chance to prove their potential as a world class side. — AP/File The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Wednesday, awarded 22 national women cricketers with Central Contracts for the ongoing… Read More PCB awards 22 women cricketers with central contracts

Pakistan rise to third in ICC Test rankings after annual update

Pakistan moved up to the third position in the ICC Test Rankings, placed just below arch-rivals India with a difference of just a point while Australia went six points clear at the top, announced cricket’s global body on it’swebsite on Tuesday. Pakistan benefitted from the annual update as their 2012-13 series defeat against South Africa… Read More Pakistan rise to third in ICC Test rankings after annual update

Afghanistan’s ultimate test of manhood: Polo with a carcass

MAZAR SHARIF: With their whips cracking neighing horses, an unruly scrum of riders battled in a muddy field for the headless carcass of a calf ─ this is the Afghan sport of buzkashi. Passion, raw aggression, horsemanship and a fierce competitive instinct were on display in the country’s biggest annual tournament held in northern Mazar-i-Sharif… Read More Afghanistan’s ultimate test of manhood: Polo with a carcass

Peter Moores turns down Pakistan coaching job

Former England coach Peter Moores has turned down an opportunity to succeed Waqar Younis as the new Pakistan coach, the 53-year-old Englishman said. Coaching Pakistan, traditionally a fractious bunch of talented individuals, is one of the toughest jobs in international cricket and Younis stepped down a disillusioned man last month after the team’s poor World… Read More Peter Moores turns down Pakistan coaching job

No compromise on discipline’: Akmal, Shehzad axed by Inzamam ahead of England tour

Pakistan’s new selectors Monday dropped star players Shahid Afridi, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal from next month’s tour of England, stressing there would be no compromises after the country’s disastrous exit from the World Twenty20 in India. Former Afghanistan coach Inzamam-ul-Haq, who is heading up the newly formed selection committee as part of wholesale changes… Read More No compromise on discipline’: Akmal, Shehzad axed by Inzamam ahead of England tour