Ramos penalty seals Real Madrid victory over Betis

MADRID: Sergio Ramos scored a late penalty as Real Madrid came from behind to scrape a 3-2 win against 10-man Real Betis, their first La Liga victory of the season. Betis were ahead at half-time after two goals in two minutes from Aissa Mandi and William Carvalho overturned Fede Valverde’s opener for the reigning champions. […]

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Stars lament as cold and rain spark French Open revolt

PARIS: Roland Garros got underway in the ‘ridiculous’ chill and damp of Paris on Sunday with former world number one Victoria Azarenka walking off court, complaining that it was ‘too cold’ to play. The French Open, which was pushed back from its traditional May-June slot due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, began in steady drizzle […]

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Handball row as Newcastle earn late point at Spurs

LONDON: Another controversial handball decision gave Newcastle United a stoppage-time equaliser by Callum Wilson from the penalty spot and a 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday. Spurs had led through a 25th-minute Lucas Moura goal and Newcastle had not managed a shot on target but deep into stoppage time Newcastle’s […]

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Haaland draws blank as Dortmund slump at Augsburg

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund crashed to a 2-0 defeat at Augsburg on Saturday as Norway striker Erling Braut Haaland failed to rescue the visitors on his return to Bavaria, where he wrote Bundesliga history in January. With defending champions Bayern Munich in action at Hoffenheim on Sunday, last season’s runners-up Dortmund blew the chance to build […]

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PSX bleeds 960 points as political temperatures rise with Shehbaz’s arrest

The stock market went into turmoil on Monday on the sudden flare-up in political temperature with the arrest of Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif after his bail was rejected in a money-laundering case. The KSE-100 Index plummeted 960 points (2.30 per cent) and closed below the 41,000 level at 40,741. The market opened slightly in the […]

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Asian Development Bank approves $300m loan to support struggling financial sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday approved a $300 million loan to help strengthen Pakistan’s struggling finance sector. The fresh loan, according to an official of the bank, will be used to support measures to develop competitive capital markets and encourage private sector investment in the country. “The reforms proposed under this programme will […]

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Motorway rape occurred because victim travelled ‘late night without husband’s permission’, CCPO tells Senate panel

The Senate human rights panel was irked on Monday during a briefing on the Lahore-Sialkot motorway gang-rape case provided by Lahore Capital City Police Officer Umar Sheikh, who once again seemed to fault the victim for the incident. The members also took exception to the “contradictory” police findings, which they observed had created “doubts and suspicions” about […]

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Govt to fully concentrate on tribal areas’ development to thwart plans to create instability: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said the government would fully concentrate on developing tribal areas so that plans of “certain elements” who do not want stability in those areas could be thwarted. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of Nahakki Tunnel and Shaikh Zayed Road in Mohmand district, the premier said tribal areas had not been […]

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