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Cristiano Ronaldo overtakes Messi as top-earning football player

LONDON: Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reclaimed top spot in the list of the world’s highest-paid football players from Lionel Messi, according to Forbes. Ronaldo, aged 36, rejoined United from Juventus in August after 12 years away, while Messi

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Zoysa banned for six years

DUBAI: Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Zoysa has been handed a six-year ban from all cricket after he was found guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Former Sri Lanka player and coach Nuwan Zoysa has been banned from all cricket for

Rizwan enters top ten of T20 player rankings

LAHORE: Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan has made his maiden entry into the top 10 of the ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings after his spectacular performance in Zimbabwe. The 28-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman’s unbeaten knocks of 82 and 91 in the first and

Player tests positive for coronavirus ahead of PSL

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that a player who had shown symptoms and was in isolation has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The player, who has not been named, will now remain in quarantine for ten

New Zealand’s oldest surviving Test player passes away

AUCKLAND: Former New Zealand cricketer and the country’s oldest surviving Test player John Richard Reid has died at the age of 92. Reid was an exceptional all-rounder, who not only displayed aggression in the batting and bowling aspects of the

PCB confirms bookie approached player during National T20 Cup

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that a player reported an approach from a suspected bookmaker during the ongoing National T20 Cup. Following the player’s report, the PCB Anti-Corruption Unit carried out its own investigations before forwarding the matter

Dimitrov tests positive for COVID-19 after tennis tournament

BELGRADE: Tennis player Grigor Dimitrov has apologised after revealing he has tested positive for coronavirus after playing a tournament. Grigor Dimitrov shared an Instagram just 30 minutes before the final of the second leg of the Adria Tour between Novak

Virat Kohli only cricketer among highest paid athletes

MUMBAI: India captain Virat Kohli remained the only cricketer included in the list of top 100 highest-paid athletes of 2020 released by Forbes magazine. The right-handed batsman is also the only Indian athlete to be featured in the list. He

Cristiano Ronaldo goes in self-isolation as teammate tests positive

TURIN: Cristiano Ronaldo has informed team Juventus he will not be returning from Madeira after team-mate Daniele Rugani tested positive for coronavirus. Defending Serie A champion Juventus is grappling with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy as all

Real Madrid in quarantine as La Liga suspends fixtures

MADRID: Football team Real Madrid went into quarantine on Thursday as La Liga announced that Spain’s top two divisions will be suspended for at least two weeks over the coronavirus. La Liga authorities made the decision after Real Madrid confirmed

Steve Smith overtakes Kohli as top-ranked Test batsman

DUBAI: Australia’s Steve Smith is back on top of the list of batsmen in the ICC Test Player Rankings as Indian captain Kohli concedes top place after Wellington Test. Virat Kohli could manage only 21 runs in his two innings

Pakistani teen listed among richest gamers in the world

E-sports was barely even a thing way back in the early 2000 but games like ‘Dota’ and ‘League of Legends’ made a whole lot of difference to the e-sports league. Companies like Riot and Valve developed these games and started

Bangladesh ban Shahadat for assaulting teammate

DHAKA: Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday banned former national team fast bowler Shahadat Hossain for three years after he assaulted a teammate in a match. Shahadat was reported by umpires after he was seen to slap and kick a teammate