Pakistan to face Thailand in Asian men's volleyball championship today
In the Asian senior men volleyball championship in Indonesia, Pakistan will play against Thailand on Saturday (today). In the earlier two matches, Pakistan defeated Hong Kong and Iraq.
Topic: Renowned Pakistani fast bowler Muhammad Amir puts an end to speculations about Test retirement
Fast bowler Mohammad Amir has denied a report that he is planning to retire from Test cricket, asserting that he wishes to play all three formats. In an interview, Amir put an end to speculations about his Test future saying that the rumors in this regard were “ridiculous”. A section of media in May, this year claimed the left-arm pacer was considering to stand down from the longest format of the game to prolong his white-ball career.
Topic: Real Madrid 'doors open' for Mbappe: Ramos
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says French teen striker Kylian Mbappe will become a welcome addition for the reigning Champions League and La Liga champions should he decide to leave Monaco. The 18 year-old forward is wanted by Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, with the Spanish giants poised to make him one of the most expensive players of all time in a move that could cost around €180m. Ramos was adamant Mbappe has the qualities to become the best in the world.
Topic: 'Struggling Spain to stick with philosophy'
Spain will stick to their possession-based game despite almost missing out on the women’s Euro knock-out stages after group losses to England and Scotland, midfielder Vicky Losada said. Tipped as one of the favorites to win the women’s Euro, Spain were one goal away from elimination as a 1-0 defeat to minnows Scotland on Thursday, coupled with a 2-0 defeat to England, meant they squeaked through to the knock-out stages only on goal difference.
Topic: Second F1 race in China years away: Carey
Formula One views China as a long-term play and a second grand prix in the nation of 1.3b people remain years away, according to the sport’s chairman and chief executive Chase Carey. “China is a little bit like the US, two enormous markets. It will clearly take time,” said the American. “They are markets that will probably be important to Formula One in a five to 10 year timeframe, not a three-year timeframe.” China has had a grand prix in Shanghai since 2004 but the contract is up for renewal and next year’s race has an asterisk against it along with Singapore’s round, which is also subject to confirmation.
Topic: MLB plans Asian , England games for '19, '20
Major League Baseball plans to start the 2019 and 2020 seasons in Asia and play regular-season games in England in June of both years. The collective bargaining agreement reached in November was finalized and sent to the clubs Friday, and it contains a schedule for international play through 2021 along with how much extra money each player will receive for making the trips. "MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem said Playing major league games abroad is critically important to growing the game internationally, and we are very pleased that the parties were able to agree on a very comprehensive international play plan in bargaining,".
Topic: Half of US roster could change for World Cup
U.S. coach Bruce Arena has used 48 players during a 14-game unbeaten streak since replacing Jurgen Klinsmann last November, including seven who made their national team debuts. There could be many fresh faces for next year's World Cup, led by teenager star Christian Pulisic. Arena's roster projects to include only about half the players who made the trip to Brazil in 2014. Arena redefined roles for Clint Dempsey, Michael Bradley and Fabian Johnson, and elevated Jorge Villafana, Kellyn Acosta and Darlington Nagbe on the depth chart. With 10 months left, Arena's process to select his 23 World Cup players has become clear. "We've made progress, but we have a long way to go," Arena said after the Americans beat Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Wednesday night.
Host: Ghaffar Khan
Co-hosts: Shafiq Raja & Narjis Kazmi