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Sharapova powers into Australian Open final

Sharapova powers into Australian Open final

MELBOURNE: Second seed Maria Sharapova powered into the Australian Open final with a straight sets 6-3, 6-2 demolition of 10th seeded fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova on Thursday. Five-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova, a winner at Melbourne Park in 2008, will ...

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ICC allows Amir to play domestic cricket

ICC allows Amir to play domestic cricket

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council Thursday gave permission for banned Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir to return to domestic cricket with immediate effect, relaxing his ban for spot-fixing. Amir was one of three Pakistani players handed bans of at least five ...

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Haris Sohail hit for six by ghost sighting

Haris Sohail hit for six by ghost sighting

WELLINGTON: A Pakistani cricketer on tour in New Zealand was hit for six when he saw what he believed was a ghost haunting him in his hotel room, the team manager said Tuesday. Haris Sohail was convinced a “supernatural” presence ...

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Afridi should captain ODI side after WC: Rashid Latif

Afridi should captain ODI side after WC: Rashid Latif

ISLAMABAD: Former Captain Rashid Latif feels all-rounder Shahid Afridi should take back his retirement decision and captain the one day side after the 2015 World Cup. Rashid further said that said Yasir Shah is a good one day bowler and ...

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New Zealand scoop series with 120-run victory

New Zealand scoop series with 120-run victory

DUNEDIN: New Zealand wrapped up their one-day series against Sri Lanka with a game to spare Sunday when Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor orchestrated a 120-run win in game six. Williamson (97) and Taylor (96) provided the backbone of New ...

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Williamson, Taylor revive New Zealand

Williamson, Taylor revive New Zealand

DUNEDIN: Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor powered New Zealand from a rocky start to reach 315-8 after batting first in the sixth one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dunedin on Sunday. The pair, who both fell just short of centuries, ...

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Cricket: Banned Aamer set for first-class return

Cricket: Banned Aamer set for first-class return

KARACHI: Disgraced Pakistan paceman Mohammad Aamer could return to first-class cricket as early as next month after a relaxation of the conditions of his ban for spot-fixing, an official said Friday. Aamer, 22, was banned for five years along with ...

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New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs

DUNEDIN: A record batting blitz by Luke Ronchi and Grant Elliott set New Zealand up for an overwhelming 108-run win over Sri Lanka in their fifth one-day international in Dunedin Friday. In a stunning display of power hitting, Ronchi (170 ...

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