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September 22, 2018 2:17 PM Shehzad Roy teaches Malala how to play chess!

Pakistani singer and activist Shehzad Roy and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai’s light moment playing chess on Saturday has racked up ample attention online. The 41-year-old social worker had turned to Twitter to unveil his meeting with the feminist icon where he could be seen giving the young activist a lesson on how play chess. He began the tweet publicizing 1

September 19, 2018 12:00 AM Australian cricket needs Smith back, says Waugh

SYDNEY: Australian cricket needs disgraced ex-captain Steve Smith and he is likely to be welcomed back with open arms, former skipper Steve Waugh forecast Tuesday, although it might be tougher for David Warner. The pair are serving one-year suspensions from international and state cricket over their part in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa 2

September 16, 2018 12:00 AM Moeen says he was called ‘Osama’ by Australia player

LONDON: England all-rounder Moeen Ali has said he was called “Osama” by an Australia player during the 2015 Ashes series. Moeen’s allegation was made in his autobiography, an extract of which was published in Saturday’s edition of The Times newspaper. Cricket Australia (CA) has announced it is launching an investigation, saying the comment was “unacceptable 2

September 11, 2018 12:00 AM Cook joins select band of batsmen

LONDON: Alastair Cook became just the fifth player and first Englishman to score a hundred in both their first and last Tests when he reached three figures against India at the Oval on Monday. The 33-year-old opener, England’s all-time leading Test run-scorer, reached the landmark in unusual fashion when an overthrow from Jasprit Bumrah that went to the boundary

September 11, 2018 12:00 AM Djokovic downs Del Potro to claim US Open title

NEW YORK: Novak Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams. Djokovic, playing in his eighth final in New York and already the champion in 2011 and 2015, is now just three Slams behind Rafael Nadal and six back from the all-time

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM Adventure and partying at Birdsville Races horse races

BIRDSVILLE, Australia: A small desert town in Australia’s remote outback was transformed into a non-stop two-day carnival as thousands of people travelled across the vast continent to watch the Birdsville Races. Lonely Birdsville, on the edge of the Simpson Desert in Queensland state, some 1,900 kilometres (1,180 miles) north-west of Australia’s largest

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics

JAKARTA: Indonesia unveiled surprise plans to bid for the 2032 Olympics on Saturday as it rides high from its successful staging of the Asian Games. President Joko Widodo revealed Indonesia’s intentions after talks with Olympics chief Thomas Bach and Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, head of the Olympic Council of Asia. The announcement came on the penultimate

August 31, 2018 12:00 AM Four Russian biathletes face doping charges: IBU

MOSCOW: The International Biathlon Union (IBU) said on Thursday that four Russian biathletes have allegedly committed anti-doping violations, but did not disclose their identities. The IBU did not provide any additional information regarding the alleged offences nor did it identify the events in which the four biathletes had competed. The Russian Biathlon

August 31, 2018 12:00 AM Pearson focused on Olympics after Commonwealth letdown

MELBOURNE: Australian hurdler Sally Pearson is determined to have one last tilt at Olympic glory in Tokyo even if it means turning her world championship defence into a “side run” next year. The former Olympic champion was struck down by a serious Achilles injury before her home Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast earlier this year but has returned

August 30, 2018 12:00 AM Ronaldo to skip two Portugal games to focus on Juventus

MILAN: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo will skip his country’s next two internationals including a Nations League game against Italy in order to focus on his new club Juventus, Italian media reported on Wednesday. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Portugal’s all-time top goalscorer and skipper wants to make his new team the priority and will remain