Nov 242017
 
Two killed in Swat violence

MINGORA: Two persons were killed in separate incidents in the district on Friday, official sources said. Lal Mir was present in Bahrain bazaar when an accused identified as Arifullah, resident of… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Nov 242017
 
Health is wealth, students reminded

KARAK: Deputy Commissioner Shafiullah Khan said on Friday that co-curricular activities were the reflection of a health society and asked the students to take part in sports. He was addressing as… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Nov 242017
 
?KP has vast tourism potential?

PEHAWAR: Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Tourism Abdul Munim Khan said on Friday that the incumbent provincial government had taken a number of steps to boost tourism sector. “Khyber… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Click for detailed story

Nov 242017
 
Messi maturing with age as he picks up fourth Golden Shoe

Barcelona´s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi poses with his four Golden Shoe awards after receiving the 2017 European Golden Shoe honouring the year´s leading goalscorer during a ceremony at the Antigua Fabrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona on November 24, 2017. Photo: AFP BARCELONA: Lionel Messi insisted he was getting better with age after receiving the European Golden Shoe award for the fourth time on Friday.The 30-year-old Argentine won the prize for being the top scorer in Europe´s leading leagues last season after netting 37 times for Barcelona. Barcelona´s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) receives the 2017 European Golden Shoe honoring the year´s leading goalscorer from his teammate Barcelona´s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez during a ceremony at the Antigua Fabrica Estrella Damm in Barcelona on November 24, 2017. Photo: AFP1“I have always said that I don´t consider myself to be a striker, but I have been lucky enough to always score goals and win individual prizes,” the five-time Ballon d´Or winner said after being handed the trophy at a ceremony in Barcelona.“As I have progressed off the field, I think I have also done so on the pitch.“I have improved and added things to my game and I enjoy myself more and more every day as a player.”Messi won the trophy ahead of Bas Dost, who scored 34 goals for Sporting Lisbon last season, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, on target 31 times for Borussia Dortmund. Barcelona´s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi kisses his son Thiago after receiving the 2017 European Golden Shoe honoring the year´s [Read More…]

Nov 242017
 
?I thought you were smarter? - outspoken Lyon taunts media

Nathan Lyon earned reward for his impressive display, Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 2nd day, November 24, 2017/Getty ImagesBRISBANE: Nathan Lyon taunted media by saying “I thought you were smarter than that” as he insisted his controversial comments about ending English careers during the Ashes were just a smokescreen.Lyon found himself in the firing line over his remarks before the first Test, but he said he was being deliberately provocative to take the heat off Australia´s left-field selections.Australia´s all-time leading off-spinner said he had no regrets about the comments, when asked on Friday if he would say the same thing again.“I took a lot of pressure off Tim Paine and Cameron Bancroft, I thought you guys (media) were a little bit smarter than that but it is what it is,” Lyon laughed.“I am not going to stand back from what I said and I am confident in my own bowling.”Lyon told reporters ahead of the first Test that many in the England squad remain shaken after their 5-0 defeat in Australia four years ago, and that Australia hoped to “end careers” in the current series.Lyon, 30, was one of Australia´s stars as the hosts fought back to dismiss the tourists for 302. They trail by 137 runs with six wickets in hand after day two in Brisbane.After a spectacular run-out on day one, Lyon claimed two wickets off 36 overs as the Australians captured the last six English wickets for 56 on Friday.Lyon, dubbed the GOAT (Greatest Of All [Read More…]

Nov 242017
 
Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt score world?s highest T20 opening partnership

Kamran Akmal is also the first ever Pakistani and the first wicket-keeper batsman to score 150 runs in a T20 inningKARACHI: Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal and former captain Salman Butt put up the highest-ever T20 partnership for the opening wicket on Friday, creating a world record by scoring 209 runs between them.The feat saw the two batsmen beat the previous best of 207 by Kent’s JL Denly and DJ Bell-Drummond against Essex in English county cricket. This is also the third highest ever partnership for any wicket in a T20 inning.During the same inning, Kamran also became the first ever Pakistani and the first wicket-keeper batsman to score 150 runs in a T20 match.The 35-year old out-of-favour batsman smashed 12 sixes and 14 fours to score an unbeaten 150 for Lahore Whites against Islamabad in National T20 Cup in Rawalpindi.He also surpassed South Africa’s Quinton de Kock to post the highest individual T20 score by a wicket-keeper; the South African wicket-keeper had scored 126* before Kamran overtook him by scoring an unbeaten 150 today.The opener is the first Pakistani and 8th overall to score 150 or more in a T20 inning. His score of 150* is the 10th highest individual score in the shortest format of professional cricket. Kamran Akmal becomes first Pakistani to score four consecutive 50s in T20sKamran joined 15 other batsmen from around the world who have scored four consecutive 50s The inning has also helped Kamran Akmal to become the first Pakistani and only third [Read More…]

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