Punjab witnesses decline in Covid cases | The Express Tribune

LAHORE: A significant decrease in number of coronavirus cases was being observed in a previous couple of days in Punjab. About 39 new cases of coronavirus were reported, while one death was reported during the last 24 hours here on Wednesday. As per the data shared by the spokesperson of Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare … Read more

FIFA suspends Indian football federation | The Express Tribune

NEW DELHI: FIFA has suspended the All India Football Federation (AIFF) with immediate effect due to “undue influence from third parties,” according to an announcement by world soccer’s governing body. FIFA recently warned India’s football association that it may face a ban and also be stripped of its right to host the Under-17 Women’s World … Read more

Two Pakistani boxers go missing in England following CWG | The Express Tribune

BIRMINGHAM: Two boxers of Pakistan’s 2022 Commonwealth Games contingent have gone missing in Birmingham in a suspected bid to remain in England and escape returning to their homeland that is facing a high unemployment and inflation rate. Reportedly, Suleman Baloch and Nazirullah, the two boxers disappeared from the Birmingham airport due to negligence of the … Read more

Serena Williams to retire from playing after US Open | The Express Tribune

NEW YORK: American great Serena Williams said on Tuesday she was “evolving away from tennis” and planned to retire from the sport she dominated with 23 Grand Slam titles following the US Open tournament, which begins later this month. On Monday, Williams played only her second singles match since she returned to action at Wimbledon … Read more

Ten Sri Lankans vanish from Commonwealth Games: official | The Express Tribune

Ten members of crisis-hit Sri Lanka’s Commonwealth Games contingent in Birmingham have disappeared in a suspected attempt to remain in Britain, a top sports official from the island nation told AFP on Sunday. The nine athletes and a manager vanished after completing their events, the official said, requesting anonymity. Three of them — judoka Chamila … Read more

Pakistani weightlifter Nooh breaks CWG records for gold | The Express Tribune

Nooh Dastgir Butt brought home Pakistan’s first gold in the +109kg weighlifting event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games later on Wednesday night. Nooh earlier told The Express Tribune that he wanted to do one better than Bronze from his last outing at the Commonwealth Games. But he did delivered better than expected to lift 173kgs … Read more

Ex-NSA Yusuf’s son qualifies for Pakistan Under-14 chess team | The Express Tribune

Former national security adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf’s son has qualified for Pakistan’s Under-14 chess team, he announced on Thursday. “Until now, one of the proudest moments of my life was the first time I wore Pakistan’s official colours to represent the country internationally as a golfer. This was 25 years ago,” Yusuf wrote on his … Read more

PCB suspends coach for ‘sexually assaulting’ woman cricketer | The Express Tribune

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has suspended its Southern Punjab region coach following a police investigation against him over his alleged involvement in sexually assaulting a woman cricketer. According to ESPNcricinfo, Nadeem Iqbal was appointed as a coach for the region by a previous administration and the police investigation against him came to PCB’s notice … Read more

How Anita punched her way to glory | The Express Tribune

KARACHI: After the first two punches, I knew I had won, says Pakistan’s only professional female Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, Anita Karim, who knocked out Australia’s Uyen Ha to win by a unanimous decision under the banner of Fairtex Fight Promotion at Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok. The 25-year-old Anita became the only professional Pakistani … Read more