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Karunaratne, de Silva put Sri Lanka in control as second Test enters decisive phase

GALLE: Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne battled through back pain to extend Sri Lanka’s second-innings lead to 323 after key strikes by Pakistan’s bowlers in the second Test on Tuesday. The hosts reached 176-5 when bad light stopped play early on day

Australian spinner Nathan Lyon marries his long-time girlfriend

Stelvio off-spinner Nathan Lyon has recently gotten married to his long-time girlfriend Emma McCarthy. According to media reports, the Australian spinner shared his wedding photo and video on Instagram. It can be seen in the picture that on the occasion

Pakistan trailing by 187 runs as spinners put Sri Lanka on top

GALLE: Eleven wickets fell on day two in Galle as Pakistan trailing by 187 runs with 3 wickets in hands. At stumps, Pakistan was at 191/7 as it seems Sri Lanka made huge strides towards taking control of the Test

Messi, Mbappe, Neymar shine as PSG beats Gamba Osaka 6-2 in Japan

Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr all scored in Paris Saint Germain (PSG) last pre-season friendly in Japan. They beat Gamba Osaka in their final game. Christophe Galtier’s side played their final match of the tour at the Suita

Armand Duplantis breaks pole vault world record in World Championships

Sweden’s Armand Duplantis added a new world record to his pole vault world title, clearing 6.21m in a virtuoso performance in Oregon. The 22-year-old Olympic champion had gold secured with a first-time clearance of 6m. None of his rivals managed

Erling Haaland scores on his debut as Man City beats Bayern

Erling Haaland scored on his debut as Manchester City beat Bayern Munich in a match twice held up by a lightning storm in Wisconsin on Saturday night. Haaland, who joined City for £51.2m from Borussia Dortmund, scored after 12 minutes

Shoaib Akhtar offers a sneak peak of his biopic

Former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, renowned for fastest delivery ever bowled in the cricket’s history, offered a sneak peak of his upcoming biopic. In his career, Shoaib Akhtar had taken 178 wickets in 46 Tests, 247 and 19 wickets

Pak vs SL: Sri Lanka strides to 315/6 on day 1 of second Test

GALLE: Dinesh Chandimal made 80, and Niroshan Dickwella went to stumps on 42 not out as the openers put on 92 together helping Sri Lanka stride to 315 for 6 for the day. On a flat Galle surface that will

Barcelona beats Real Madrid 1-0 in Las Vegas’ El-Clasico

LAS VEGAS: It was El-Clasico but the American national anthem sounded out in Las Vegas like it did in Miami. Madrid fans were in the clear majority and then stands at least they had the advantage on Barcelona. The fans

Pak vs SL: Sri Lanka hits back after losing three quick wickets

Sri Lanka has recovered after losing 3 early wickets and reached 181/3 at tea on day one of the second Test against Pakistan in Galle. Pakistan leads the two-match series 1-0. Angelo Mathews, playing his 100th Test, and in-form Dinesh

Vince McMahon retires from WWE amid sex scandal

Vince McMahon, chief executive officer and chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment announced his retirement on Friday at the age of 77. In a tweet posted in the late afternoon McMahon stated that “At 77, time for me to retire.” He

Barca vs Madrid: Who has the better squad for next season?

It’s an El-Clasico, albeit a friendly one in Las Vegas but as they say matches between the two Spanish rivals are never friendly. The two biggest clubs in the world are set to face each other in a friendly duel

Sydney McLaughlin smashes 400m hurdles record to win gold

Sydney McLaughlin produced another astonishing run as she broke her own world record by almost three-quarters of a second to take 400m hurdles gold at the World Championships in Eugene. The 22-year-old American left her rivals for dust as she

Afghanistan appoints former England batsman Jonathan Trott as head coach

KABUL: Afghanistan has appointed former England batsman Jonathan Trott as its head coach. Jonathan Trott will join the squad during their tour of Ireland next month, the country’s cricket board has said. Afghanistan will play the first of their five

Pakistan to make two changes for second Test against Sri Lanka       

Pakistan is expected to make two changes for the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. The visitors lead the two-Test series 1-0 thanked to opener Abdullah Shafique’s brilliant knock of 160 to chase down a record 342 at the

Wasim Akram believes ODIs have no future

Former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram believes that three formats of international cricket are “unsustainable” and that 50-over one-dayers might have to be scrapped as they no longer draw crowds to stadiums around the world. England all-rounder Ben Stokes announced

Asia Cup to start in late August

Asia Cup is likely to start from August 24 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as Sri Lanka remain the host nation. Sri Lankan cricket board is keen to start the Asia Cup T20 Cricket on the changed dates of

Naila Kiani becomes 2nd Pakistani mountaineer to summit K2

As Samina Baig on Friday summited the colossal 8,611-metre high K2 and became the first ever Pakistani mountaineer to scale the second highest mountain in the world K2, better known as the ‘Killer or Savage mountain’ for every 4 climbers

Arsenal signs Zinchenko from Man City in £30m deal

LONDON: Arsenal has completed the signing of versatile Ukraine player Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City. The 25-year-old flew back from City’s pre-season tour of the USA to complete the move after Arsenal agreed a £30m deal, which includes £2m in

Ex-Boxing champ Mike Tyson believes he will die ‘really soon’

 “Iron Mike” once looked indestructible in the ring, but the 56-year-old seems convinced his “expiration date” is coming “real soon” after seeing spots on his face while looking in the mirror recently. During an interview with his therapist Sean McFarland

Man City vs Club America: KDB nets two goals, but no debut for Haaland

Pep Guardiola handed debuts to Stefan Ortega, Julian Alvarez and Kalvin Phillips as Manchester City began their 2022 pre-season by beating Club America 2-1. While the attention was on the new players, it was old reliable Kevin De Bruyne who

Knee injury rules Shaheen Afridi out of 2nd Test against Sri Lanka

Due to a knee injury sustained on the fourth day of the first Test, Shaheen Afridi will miss the second Test, which will be played in Galle from 24 July. He will stay with the Test side in Sri Lanka,

Ronaldo will not play for Real Madrid again

Cristiano Ronaldo has been looking for a team for weeks but it seems it won’t be Real Madrid. The striker wants to continue fighting for the Champions League, to win what would be his sixth title and, incidentally, to increase

Djokovic to miss US Open as organizers opt to respect govt’s COVID rules

Novak Djokovic remains out of contention for the US Open unless there is some substantial change before the tournament starts at the end of August. As things stand, the Serbian will not be able to play due to the US

Nepali Sherpa sets climbing record on Pakistan Mountain

KATMANDU: A 47-year-old Nepali sherpa has set a climbing record by scaling all the world’s 14 peaks that are higher than 8,000 meters (26,247 ft) for a second time, his agency said on Thursday. Sanu Sherpa, from Sankhuwasabha district in

Blow for Sri Lanka as spinner ruled out of second Pakistan Test

Sri Lankan bowler Maheesh Theekshana has been ruled out of the second Test against Pakistan with a finger injury, the country’s cricket board said on Thursday. The spinner returned figures of 2-68 in Pakistan’s first innings in the opening Test,

Sri Lanka withdraws from hosting Asia Cricket Cup

Sri Lanka has withdrawn from hosting the Asia Cricket Cup due to the ongoing political and economic crisis in the country. Sri Lanka Cricket informed the decision to Asian Cricket Council yesterday saying that due to the economic and political

Who is Abdullah Shafique, Pakistan’s rising star?

LAHORE: Abdullah Shafique – the centurion from Galle Test hails from Sialkot a city known for producing and exporting sports goods to the world. His father Shafiq Ahmed was a former first-class cricketer and had featured in 26 first-class matches.

Pakistan’s outstanding victory over Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s remarkable performance over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle has spotted a major shuffle amongst the top five on the World Test Championship standings. Babar Azam’s side successfully chased down 342 runs to complete an extraordinary four-wicket

Pakistan’s Irfan Mehsood has now 53 Guinness World Records

If you are able to register your name in the Guinness Book of World Record once, that’s a remarkable achievement but if you do it 53 times, that’s something out of this world. And Pakistan’s athlete Irfan Mehsood has just