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  • Condition of boxing legend Muhammad Ali 'vastly improved' 2 days ago

    The condition of Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" since he was admitted to the hospital over the weekend with a mild case of pneumonia and doctors hope to discharge the boxing legend soon, a spokesman said on Monday. Ali, 72, was admitted to a hospital in an undisclosed location on Saturday...
  • Boxing legend Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia 4 days ago

    Boxing great Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized with pneumonia and is expected to recover as the illness was caught early, a spokesman said on Saturday. Ali, 72, was admitted to a hospital in an undisclosed location Saturday morning and is being treated by a team of doctors and remains in stable...
  • Pakistan says sorry to India with red roses as Champions Trophy ends December 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar Last two days at the FIH Men's Champions Trophy have been full of action on and off the field. And while the on-field action ended with Germany crowned the champions, losing finalists Pakistan tried to mend fences with India by presenting red roses. Pakistan coach Shahnaz Sheikh and captain Muhammad...
  • Pakistan jolted before Champions Trophy hockey final, two players suspended December 14, 2014

    After strong objection by Hockey India to FIH's initial inaction against Pakistan team for their obscene gestures following the semi-final win on Saturday, the world hockey body suspended Muhammad Tousiq and Amjad Ali for one match while reprimanding Shafqat Rasool before their Champions Trophy final against Germany later in the...
  • Champions Trophy: Pakistan celebrate India win with obscene gestures, escape action December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Pakistan may have won the semi-final against India, but they surely have not won Indian hearts as they celebrated their win in the FIH Men's Champions Trophy on Saturday with obscene gestures, including finger salutes, directed towards Indian players and the fans. All Pakistan players took their shirts off...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: Pakistan break Indian hearts with a 4-3 semi-final win December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A hugely anticipated day ended in a heartbreak for Indian fans here as Pakistan knocked India out of the title race at the FIH Men's Champions Trophy on Saturday with a 4-3 win. India will now play Australia in a bronze-medal playoff after the defending champions lost the first semi-final...
  • Champions Trophy warm-up: Pakistan beat Argentina, England draw with Netherlands December 3, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Pakistan thrashed Argentina 3-0 in the first practice match, while England held Netherlands 1-1 in another warm-up game ahead of the FIH Champions Trophy that begins here on Saturday. Muhammad Irfan opened the account for Pakistan in the first quarter, followed by goals from Muhammad Arslan Qadir and Muhammad Rizwan...
  • World Snooker: Yan Bingtao pots World title November 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: Yan Bingtao, the 14-year-old prodigy from China, created history by becoming the youngest player to win the men's title in the IBSF World Snooker Championship after he overcame Pakistani's Muhammad Sajjad 8-7 in a cliff-hanger final on Saturday. In a match that kept the result in suspense, both Bingtao and...
  • World Snooker: Muhammad Sajjad, Yan Bingtao in title round November 28, 2014

    Bengaluru: Pakistan's Muhammad Sajjad, until now unsung and unheralded, dished out a master class to outplay a precocious Zhao Xintong of China 7-3, aided by two superb century breaks, en route to the men's final in the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championship on Friday. In the best-of-15 frames final on Saturday, Sajjad,...
  • Under current ICC rules, Muraliatharan would have never played: Muhammad Yousuf October 31, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf on Friday said that Sri Lankan legend and world's highest wicket-taker in Test cricket Muttiah Muraliatharan would have never been allowed to play top-flight cricket had current ICC rules on chucking would have been in place during their time. "Murali straightened his elbow well past...
  • Former players speak up on Younis Khan ouster September 27, 2014

    Karachi: After Younis Khan's salvo fired at former players for not speaking out on his axing from the national one-day squad, some of them have decided to speak up and said the senior batsman deserved better treatment and more respect from the cricket authorities. "I don't know what is wrong with...
  • Islamic State urges attacks on US, French citizens, taunts Barack Obama September 22, 2014

    Baghdad: Islamic State urged its followers on Monday to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the militant group. Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad alAdnani also taunted US President Barack Obama and other Western "crusaders" in a statement carried by the...
  • PCB to announce Twenty20 skipper on September 16 September 12, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will announce their new national Twenty20 captain on September 16 and by that time they also hopes to finalise a pool of players for the World Cup. Shaharyar Khan, who heads the board, told reporters in Lahore that before September the selectors and the...
  • Youth Olympics: Boxer Solanki loses in semis, to play for bronze August 24, 2014

    Nanjing: Boxer Gaurav Solanki will fight out for a bronze medal in men's flyweight (52kg) after he lost his semifinal bout against Ping Lyu of China in the second Youth Olympics on Sunday. Solanki lost 03 on points to his Chinese opponent and he will take on Muhammad Ali of Great...
  • Former Pakistan cricketers angry at team's performance August 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's batting capitulation on the final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka has left many former players angry and redfaced. Batting legend and former captain, Hanif Muhammad had said at close on the fourth day that only a miracle could lead to a result in the Test...
  • Muhammad Ali's 'Fight of the Century' gloves sell for nearly 400,000 dollars August 1, 2014

    The gloves that boxing great Muhammad Ali wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier in what became known as the Fight of the Century sold at auction on Thursday for almost $400,000. An anonymous bidder bought the gloves for $388,375 at the auction run by Texasbased Heritage Auctions at...
  • LK Advani's website hacked with pro-Pakistan's slogan April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The official website of veteran BJP leader LK Advani was hacked on Monday allegedly by Pakistani hackers who posted messages of "free-Kashmir" on the portal. The hacker, who called himself Muhammad Bilal, wrote "Pakistan Zindabad" messages on the site and called for an end to militarised governance in Kashmir. The...
  • Blame Congress for trust deficit between Kashmir, rest of India: Sayeed March 30, 2014

    Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Sunday termed the Congress equally responsible with its ruling coalition partner National Conference for the prevailing trust deficit between people of Jammu and Kashmir and rest of the country. "Like the National Conference, leadership of the Congress is also equally responsible for prevailing...
  • Inspired by AAP, party with same name launched in Pakistan March 9, 2014

    Lahore: The success of Aam Admi Party in India seems to have crossed boundaries and inspired people in Pakistan, where a party has been launched with the same name. A group led by Arslan-ul-Mulk, a rights activist from Gujranwala, has registered Aam Admi Party (AAP) with the Election Commission of Pakistan....
  • Confident Afghanistan see no surprise in taming Bangladesh March 2, 2014

    Afghanistan have high expectations of achieving success on the cricket pitch and despite being relatively new to the sport, their breakthrough 50-over victory against a Test-playing nation was met with only muted celebrations among the players. Cricket gained prominence in Afghanistan after the refugees who had fled while the country was...
  • Muhammad Illyas' appointment as chief selector withdrawn by PCB February 4, 2014

    Karachi: Former Test player Muhammad Illyas lost his position as the Chief Selector without even having a chance to see his appointment being made public by the Pakistan Cricket Board, which instead named former skipper Aamir Sohail for the post. Illyas, who was given the appointment letter of a paid chief...
  • Junior Hockey WC: Malaysia beat New Zealand in close contest December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Malaysia overcame a fighting New Zealand 32 in the first Pool D match of the Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Friday. Malaysia were successful on their second penalty corner attempt through Muhammad Bin Saabah. New Zealand reacted immediately and scored on...
  • I don't care what Yousuf, Akhtar say: Afridi December 3, 2013

    Karachi: A war of words has broken out between three big names of Pakistan cricket with veteran allrounder Shahid Afridi describing former stars, Muhammad Yousuf and Shoaib Akhtar as "heckle and jeckle". The dispute broke out after Yousuf and Akhtar made critical comments about Afridi's performance in Pakistan's recent ODI series...
  • Pakistan government asks SC to launch Musharraf's trial for treason November 18, 2013

    The Pakistan government, on Monday, asked the Supreme Court to launch treason proceedings against former dictator Pervez Musharraf for imposing emergency in 2007, the first time the civilian administration has sought the criminal prosecution of a military ruler. A letter sent by the Law Ministry to the apex court Registrar's Office...
  • When Jinnah took on Congress at Patna's Gandhi Maidan November 17, 2013

    Patna: Serial bomb blasts at Patna's Gandhi Maidan may have drowned BJP's 'Hunkar' for change in the country's regime, but 75 years ago, the same historic venue had hosted Muhammad Ali Jinnah, whose fiery speech against Congress had lifted the fortunes of his Muslim party. At the 26th Annual Session...
  • Kashmir must cement IndiaPakistan friendship, says Mehbooba November 4, 2013

    Jammu and Kashmir "should become the bridge for friendship between India and Pakistan and not their battlefield", People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday. At a peace rally here, Mehbooba Mufti told reporters: "This rally is for peace. For one and a half months there have been tensions...
  • Muhammad Yousuf slams PCB for playing with cricketers' careers November 3, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf has slammed the Cricket Board (PCB) for playing with the careers of the national cricketers. "There are some people in the cricket system with vested interests and inflated egos and they don't even care if their decisions hurt Pakistan cricket. I have seen many examples...
  • Sarabjit Singh's Pakistani lawyer gets asylum in Sweden September 30, 2013

    Lahore: Awais Sheikh, the Pakistani lawyer who defended slain Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, and his family have taken asylum in Sweden after receiving threats, his colleagues and friends said on Monday. "Mr Sheikh has taken asylum in Sweden along with his family as he was facing serious threats to his life,"...
  • Morgan, Ang Lee working on Muhammad Ali movie September 29, 2013

    London: Screenwriter Peter Morgan is working on a film with director Ang Lee about boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The movie will be based on Ali's infamous fights with late US professional boxer Joe Frazier, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The two boxers fought several historic bouts in the 1970s, and the film will be based...
  • Former heavyweight boxing champ Ken Norton dies at 70 September 19, 2013

    Phoenix: Ken Norton, the former heavyweight boxing champion who broke Muhammad Ali's jaw in a 1973 bout, died on Wednesday at an Arizona hospital at age 70, his manager said. Norton, who died in Bullhead City, near the Arizona-Nevada border, had been suffering from congestive heart failure, said Patrick Tenore,...