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July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Anderson makes wicket-taking return

LONDON: England great James Anderson took two wickets on his return with Lancashire’s 2nd XI on Sunday after more than a month out of action with a shoulder injury. The 35-year-old paceman, England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker, took two for 32 in 14 overs as Nottinghamshire were dismissed for 126 on the first day of a three-day friendly at Old Trafford

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Kohli defends Dhoni’s Lord’s grind

LONDON: India captain Virat Kohli said it was wrong for pundits to “pounce” on MS Dhoni and “jump to conclusions” following the former skipper’s bizarre innings in the second One-day International against England at Lord’s on Saturday. The tourists were 140 for four, needing a further 183 runs in 23 overs to reach their target of 323, when Dhoni walked

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Liverpool sign Swiss winger Shaqiri

LONDON: Liverpool have signed Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, the English Premier League giants announced Friday. The Reds said he had signed “a long-term contract”, with British media reports saying Shaqiri had arrived at Anfield in a five-year deal for £13 million ($17 million, 15 million euros). The 26-year-old winger’s

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Comcast to pay 243mln pounds in fees for Sky takeover

LONDON: Comcast expects to pay the banks, law firms and other advisers on its 25.9 billion pound ($34.23 billion) bid for Sky as much as 243 million pounds if it wins the battle for the British broadcaster, the U.S. cable giant said on Friday. Twenty-First Century Fox, Comcast and Walt Disney that will generate large fees for advisory firms working on all sides

July 14, 2018 9:15 PM Saad Rafique lashes out at Aitzaz Ahsan’s statement

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Saad Rafique on Saturday lashed out at PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan for his conflict-gearing remarks on Nawaz Sharif and his daughter’s arrest. The PML-N leader clarified that he accompanied the PML-N rally from beginning till end to welcome the party quad. Slamming a response at the senator’s attempts for revolts

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM Hatton sets pace in Scottish Open

LONDON: England’s Tyrrell Hatton was out in front as players from ‘south of the border’ took up leading positions on the second day of the Scottish Open at Gullane near Edinburgh on Friday. Hatton added a second-round score of 64 to his opening 65 to put himself on 11-under par — a total that gave him a one-shot clubhouse lead over compatriot Eddie Pepperell 2

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM UK police find bottle containing nerve agent

LONDON: British police said Friday they have found a “small bottle” containing the Soviet-made nerve agent Novichok in the home of one of two Britons who fell ill from the substance last month. “On Wednesday, 11 July, a small bottle was recovered during searches of Charlie Rowley’s house in Amesbury,” police said in a statement, four months after a former 1

July 13, 2018 9:04 PM Exclusive: Nawaz Sharif's arrival; Abu Dhabi to Lahore

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supreme leader and ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif landed in Lahore along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz on Friday evening. The duo returned from London a week after being convicted by an accountability court in Avenfield reference. They boarded an Etihad Ariways EY243 from London at 12:45 am and reached Abu Dhabi around

July 13, 2018 1:53 AM Imran gets bitter at PML-N workers welcoming Sharifs

LAHORE/NAROWAL: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan putting aside all the political correctness and norms on Thursday questioned as to why the people would go to welcome the thieves (the Sharifs) of the country. In a rally in Narowal, he said he/she must be a donkey whoever goes to receive Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz at the Lahore airport

July 13, 2018 12:00 AM Fury to be unleashed on Italian Pianeta

LONDON: Francesco Pianeta, who has challenged twice for the world heavyweight title, will be former world title-holder Tyson Fury’s next opponent in Belfast on August 18, promoter Frank Warren announced Thursday. The 33-year-old Italian, who has won 21 of his 40 fights by knockout, will, according to Warren, provide much stiffer opposition than Sefer