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December 8, 2018 12:00 AM Does Mourinho know his best team?

Jose Mourinho is desperately casting around for solutions to the malaise at Old Trafford — but is all the chopping and changing hindering, rather than helping? Former United defender Rio Ferdinand is concerned over the tinkering.“Something needs to be done,” Ferdinand said in his role as a pundit for BT Sport. “The common thing that we’ve seen with this team under

December 7, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistani shooters improve rankings

KARACHI: For the month of December, Pakistani shooters have slightly improved their rankings.The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) released its rankings on Thursday according to which Pakistan Navy’s shooter G M Bashir retained his no. 10 spot in the 25 meter Rapid Fire Pistol category. Similarly, Mohammad Khalil Akhtar also retained his no. 30 spot in the same category

December 6, 2018 12:00 AM Indian summer as ‘Swami Army’ flock to Aussie cricket grounds

SYDNEY: It’s a summer’s day and the historic Sydney Cricket Ground is buzzing with chatter and excitement. But instead of the green and gold of Australia, the huge and euphoric crowd filling the stadium is a sea of blue — the colour of India, prompting one TV pundit to ask: “Are we in Mumbai?” They were in town for a recent Twenty20 international ahead 1

December 5, 2018 12:00 AM S Korea ‘Garlic Girls’ curling coaches resign over alleged abuse

SEOUL: The coaches of South Korea’s “Garlic Girls” curling team, who shot to fame by winning Olympic silver in February, resigned Tuesday after the athletes accused them of verbal abuse and exploitation. Nicknamed for their small hometown — which is famous for farming the pungent bulb — they were rank outsiders at South Korea’s Pyeongchang Games, and became 2

November 29, 2018 12:00 AM Copa Libertadores final to be played outside Argentina

ASUNCION, Argentina: The twice-postponed second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between fierce local rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played next month outside Argentina, South American football administrators Conmebol said on Tuesday. But Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici said he will take an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport 2

November 29, 2018 12:00 AM Eddings tapped to lead Australian cricket

SYDNEY: Australian cricket’s embattled governing body named Earl Eddings to lead the organisation out of crisis Wednesday, opting for a safe pair of hands already serving on the board. Cricket Australia said in a statement that it had bumped Eddings — a director of a risk-management company — from deputy and interim chairman to have the role full time.“I am honoured 2

November 23, 2018 12:00 AM US judge awards FIFA fraction of restitution request

NEW YORK: A US judge has awarded FIFA just 0.4 percent of the $28 million it requested in restitution after the New York corruption trial that ended in guilty verdicts for two defendants. District Judge Pamela Chen, who presided over the six-week 2017 trial, issued a 32-page ruling Tuesday that took FIFA to task for its “excessive” requests for legal 1

November 18, 2018 12:00 AM ACC wants cricket in next Asian Games

KARACHI: The members of Asian Cricket Council (ACC) want the inclusion of cricket in the 2022 Asian Games to be held in China. This was agreed upon during the council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lahore on Saturday. Delegates from ACC member countries and officials were in attendance. The members were briefed about the ACC development plans, events 3

November 15, 2018 12:00 AM PSG face fresh Financial Fair Play allegations

PARIS: UEFA said Wednesday that further examination of French giants Paris Saint-Germain’s alleged flaunting of Financial Fair Play rules would have to await a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In the latest revelation from Football Leaks, French sports daily L’Equipe said UEFA was considering ordering PSG to amend its accounts to drastically

November 11, 2018 12:00 AM Running for a reason: refugees race in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Refugees took to Hong Kong’s trails Saturday in one of the newest fixtures in the city’s busy race calendar as they carve out a place in its running community. Hong Kong does not give refugees a permanent home in its own territory and they can spend years hoping for sanctuary in a third country, with most cases unsuccessful. In the meantime 4