‘Best ever’ Messi turns tables on Madrid

MADRID: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique revelled in turning the tables on bitter rivals Real Madrid as Lionel Messi struck deep into stoppage time to edge a thrilling El Clasico 3-2 on Sunday. Messi’s second goal of the night was his 500th for Barcelona and took the Catalans to the top …

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Pregnant Serena back in world number one spot

PARIS: US tennis star Serena Williams returned to the world number one spot in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday, days after announcing her pregnancy. The 35-year-old moved up one place during a week dedicated to Fed Cup action ahead of Germany’s Angelique Kerber with Czech Karolina Pliskova holding …

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ECP reserves verdict against Imran, Hamza for violating code of conduct

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday reserved a judgment of a notice against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Hamza Shehbaz Sharif over violation of the ECP’s code of conduct during the by-elections to National Assembly seat NA-63 Jhelum last year, …

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Shab-e-Mairaj will be observed tonight

KARACHI: Shab-e-Mairaj,(The night of ascension) will be observed tonight across Pakistan with religious sanctity and fervor, ARY News reported. The believers will offer special prayers at mosques to seek the mercy and forgiveness of Allah (SWT). The religious clerics would discuss the incident of Mairaj and highlight its importance in …

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Pakistan score 201 runs on third day of Jamaica Test

Kingston: Pakistan were 201 for four replying to the West Indies first innings total of 286 at stumps on the third day of the rain-affected first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Sunday. Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to score 10,000 test runs on Sunday, reaching the …

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Macron tops French election, to fight Le Pen in second round

PARIS: Centrist Emmanuel Macron will face off against far-right Marine Le Pen in the second round of France’s presidential election, projections showed Sunday, making him clear favourite to emerge as the country’s youngest leader in modern history. Macron was projected to win between 23 and 24 percent in Sunday’s first …

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Pakistan 59-2 after Amir claims career best 6-44

KINGSTON: Pakistan lost two early wickets to be 59 for two replying to the West Indies first innings total of 286 after Mohammad Amir had completed his best Test innings figures at lunch on the third day of the rain-affected first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Sunday. Amir …

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