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Karachi: Soon after being re-appointed as Pakistan Twenty20 captain, flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi urged his players to shed of any "fear" of losing and play their "natural" game.In his first message after being given the responsibility by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) till the 2016 World T20, Afridi, who has played 381 ODIs and 74 T20 internationals, told reporters here that he was up for ...

The Messi-Neymar combo is back

2014-09-16 13:28:40

Barcelona: One of the most disappointing aspects of Barcelona's failure to win major silverware last season was the lack of on-field chemistry between Lionel Messi and Neymar. Four-times World Player of the Year Messi and Brazil forward Neymar had injury troubles during 2013-14 but when they were fit, Barca fans, expecting the emergence of a lethal partnership scoring entertaining goals at will, ...

Kings XI eye to tame Hurricanes

2014-09-17 12:40:00

Mohali: After their best-ever show at IPL 7, Kings XI Punjab will look to continue their aggressive brand of cricket when they start their campaign against Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match of the Champions League Twenty20 here Thursday. Riding on their power-packed batting line-up, Kings XI took IPL 7 by storm before finishing runners-up and George Bailey's men will look to continue their dominating ...
Wellington: Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer. The 51-year-old first said he was suffering from a form of lymphoma in 2012 but after chemotherapy he said in June 2013 the tumours had been eroded and he was clear of the disease.Crowe was, however, told it could possibly return, which he confirmed on Wednesday."After a brilliant year of self discovery ...
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has asked fans and critics for patience with England striker Danny Welbeck and his team after a forlorn display in their 2-0 Champions League defeat at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.Wenger, who takes his team to second-placed Aston Villa for a key Premier League fixture on Saturday, admitted Arsenal were well beaten by a dominant Dortmund whose pressing game squeezed his ...
Liverpool: After five years away, Champions League drama returned to Anfield like a long lost friend on Tuesday as Liverpool beat debutants Ludogorets of Bulgaria 2-1 with Steven Gerrard scoring a last-gasp penalty.All three goals came towards the end of a pulsating Group B game and, fittingly, it was Liverpool skipper Gerrard, the last remaining hero of their famous 2005 Champions League final ...
New Delhi: Sania Mirza, fresh from her US Open mixed doubles success, will have to inspire a relatively young Indian tennis team to win medals in the 2014 Asian Games starting Friday in the South Korean city of Incheon. Sania along with Leander Paes and Rohan Boppana had earlier decided to skip the Asian Games to improve their rankings in the professional circuit and make the cut for the year-ending ...
Bangalore: Indian tennis legend Leander Paes says he aspires to exit from the game just like global icons Pele and Mohammad Ali who bid adieu to their respective sports when they were at the pinnacle of their careers.A much fitter and leaner Paes, 41, says winning a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics would give him such opportunity. "That (winning a medal at Rio) would give me a chance to go on a high ...
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