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Miandad sees Test series as a comeback to form for Misbah ISLAMABAD: Legendary Batsman, Javed Miandad sees the Pakistan-Australia Test series as a comeback one for the skipper Misbah-ul-Haq saying Misbah should aim in winning the series and regain his lost form.Pakistan will play two Tests against Australia between October 22 and November 3, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.Talking to APP, Miandad advised Misbah to not repeat mistakes in the Tests that were made in the ODI series saying defeating Aussies won't be easy as they have already gained confidence from the win in the ODI series and the Twenty-20 match.Miandad said Misbah needs to act bravely in his captaincy. "He should take brave decisions now," he said adding the absence of Saeed Ajmal is hurting Pakistan and I don't know who will take 20 wickets in Test matches.Miandad said our batsmen need to stick to the crease and at least score 50's. "The team's performance relies on the individual performance ...

With Cork popped, goals finally flow for Saint Jack LONDON: The adage about London buses springs to mind when thinking of Southampton midfielder Jack Cork - you wait all day for one, then two come at once.After a three-year barren spell in front of goal, the 25-year-old has now scored three goals in a matter of weeks, the latest coming in Saints' stupendous 8-0 thrashing of Sunderland on Saturday."It's strange," he smiled. "Three goals already is amazing for me... hopefully I can keep this ...

Standard Liege manager quits after dismal start to season BRUSSELS: Standard Liege manager Guy Luzon has quit following Sunday's loss to bottom placed Zulte Waregem the Belgian soccer club said on Twitter on Monday.Israeli Luzon, who took over in 2013, oversaw a dismal start to the season in which last year's runners up managed 12 points from 11 matches, culminating in Sunday's 1-2 defeat to bottom side Zulte Waregem."Guy Luzon told the group that he (has) quit his job as manager," Standard Liege said ...

Indian footballer dies after fatal goal celebration NEW DELHI: A 23-year-old Indian footballer has died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault, an official told Reuters on Monday.Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala died on Sunday at a hospital in the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram after the incident in Tuesday's match in the third tier Mizoram Premier League (MPL)."We are shocked by the case. We at the Mizoram Football Association did all we could ...

Tour Finals chiefs keep anxious eye on Murray and Nadal LONDON: Organisers of the ATP World Tour Finals in London next month will be keeping a keen eye on Andy Murray's results and Rafa Nadal's health over the next couple of weeks.Home favourite Murray is one of several players scrambling to accumulate enough ATP Race points to grab one of the three remaining spots while already-qualified Nadal has been diagnosed with appendicitis and question marks remain over his appearance.Murray, an ever-present at the season-ender since ...

Nepal implementing ‘corrective measures’, says FIFA BERNE: Nepal's football association (ANFA) is implementing "corrective measures" amid allegations from its own senior officials about embezzlement of funds, soccer's governing body FIFA said on Monday.FIFA said the Nepalese FA had been the subject of an "unsatisfactory" external audit in 2012, when "unappropriated cash movements" were identified, and was also targeted by an ethics committee investigation in 2013.Last week, two ANFA vice-presidents asked FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia to look into ANFA president Ganesh ...

Navratilova unhappy with ITF silence on Williams slur SINGAPORE: Multiple grand slam winner Martina Navratilova has questioned the "silence" of the International Tennis Federation after one of its members described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as "brothers".Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev was swiftly banned for a year and fined $25,000 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) after making the comments on local television on Friday.Navratilova, one of the game's greats with a total of 59 grand slam singles, ...


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