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One killed, 14 injured in traffic accident near Hyderabad

An accident near Hyderabad claimed one life on Saturday and left 14 people injured. A vehicle travelling on the Tando Muhammad Khan Road from Badin crashed into a bus. Women and children were also among the 14 injured in the accident. The police said the bus was travelling to Hyderabad from Badin.

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Neymar fit for Brazil after World Cup injury fears

Neymar will play in Brazil’s vital World Cup match against Costa Rica on Friday despite injury fears, coach Tite has confirmed. The world’s most expensive player was given a rough ride by the Swiss in a 1-1 draw on Sunday, suffering 10 fouls during the match, the most for any player in a single World…

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Kohli to skip Surrey stint after suffering neck injury

India cricket captain Virat Kohli has suffered a neck injury during an Indian Premier League match and will not play for English county championship side Surrey next month, the country’s cricket board said on Thursday. Batsman Kohli had signed a one-month deal to represent Surrey in June to prepare for a test series against England…

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Injury rules out Afridi from World XI – Windies T20 encounter

Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi will not be a part of ICC World XI’s squad for the Twenty20 fixture against West Indies scheduled to take place at Lord’s. Afridi has suffered a knee injury and has been advised four weeks of rest. “Went to see my doctor in Dubai,” Afridi tweeted on Thursday. “The knee hasn’t recovered…

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Ozil joins Germany injury list, insists he will be fit for World Cup

Mesut Ozil has joined the list of Germany stars currently injured, but the Arsenal midfielder insisted Monday he will be fit for their World Cup title defence in Russia. “It’s a pity I missed yesterday’s match with my back injury,” Ozil wrote on his Instagram account after sitting out Arsenal’s 5-0 rout of Burnley on…

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Brazil star Neymar back in Paris after operation

Brazil star Neymar flew back into France on Friday to rejoin his club Paris Saint-Germain after an operation on a broken foot bone in March. Neymar, who arrived by private jet at an airport outside Paris, is continuing his rehabilitation following the operation and his focus is firmly set on being fit to lead Brazil’s…

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Misbah ul Haq ruled out of PSL final

LAHORE: Islamabad United skipper Misbah ul Haq has been ruled out of action for four weeks due to a hair-line fracture in his wrist. “It is unfortunate for Islamabad United that Misbah will not be available for the grand finale of the league in Karachi,” an Islamabad United official told APP. A ball from Tymal…

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Video: Cristiano Ronaldo suffers face injury

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a horrible face injury during the team’s La Liga match against Deportivo.

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Shoaib Malik ruled out of T20 series against New Zealand

LAHORE: Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik will not be available for the upcoming Twenty20 series against New Zealand starting from Monday. Pakistan Tour Management Committee, consisting of Team Manager, Talat Ali, Head Coach, Mickey Arthur and Captain, Sarfraz Ahmed, held a meeting with Pakistan Team Physiotherapist, Vib Singh and Shoaib Malik to discuss his participation in…

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Stress fracture rules Junaid Khan out of New Zealand tour

LAHORE: Green-shirts face another setback as pacer Junaid Khan has been ruled out for four weeks due to a stress fracture of the foot ahead of their limited-overs tour to New Zealand. Pakistan’s five-ODI series in New Zealand begins on January 6, with the three T20s set to be played between January 22 and 28….

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Cricket: Steyn set for injury return

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is set to make his comeback to cricket after more than a year out of the game with injury. Steyn, 34, was on Tuesday named in a 13-man Titans squad for a domestic Twenty20 match against the Knights in Kimberley on Wednesday. He has not played since breaking down…

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Iceland president faints, breaks nose in ‘too hot’ bath

REYKJAVIK: Iceland’s President Gudni Johannesson has said he feels fine after he hit his forehead and broke his nose when he fainted and fell while taking a hot bath. “A warm and cosy bath last night turned out to be too hot and cosy,” the 49-year-old academic said in a Facebook post on Thursday. Johannesson,…

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Attention men: neck massage by barber after haircut might leave you paralyzed!

NEW DELHI: A haircut at most barber shops in India is followed by a head massage, reported Times of India. It often ends with a ‘neck-crack’, when the barber holds you by the chin and tilts the neck sharply to the left and right. Like countless Indian men, Ajay Kumar, 54, came away from the salon…

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Video: Sad farewell for injured Usain Bolt as Britain win relay

Usain Bolt’s glittering career swansong came crashing to an end when he pulled up injured on the anchor leg of the world 4x100m relay won by Britain on Saturday.

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Sore left arm keeps Sharapova out of Cincinnati event

CINCINNATI: Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew Saturday from next week’s WTA tournament in Cincinnati with a left forearm injury. The move came a week after the former world number one from Russia withdrew from a WTA event in Toronto from the injury she suffered in a second-round match at Stanford, where she withdrew…

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England’s Ballance out of third Test

LONDON: England batsman Gary Ballance has been ruled out of next week’s third Test against South Africa with a broken finger, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed Tuesday.

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Hodge apologises to Kohli over injury comments

DHARAMSALA: Former Australia batsman Brad Hodge has apologised to Virat Kohli for comments suggesting the India captain missed the fourth test in Dharamsala to rest his injured shoulder ahead of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 campaign, starting next week. Kohli was ruled out on the morning of the series-decider against Australia after failing to recover…

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Pakistani soldier injured in firing from across Afghan border

RAWALPINDI: A Pakistani soldier sustained injuries after terrorists from across the border opened fire on Mangrotai area in South Waziristan Agency on Sunday, Samaa reported. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the injured soldier was shifted to a medical facility at Wana via helicopter. Pakistan army troops effectively responded to suspected terrorists hideouts on…

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Salman Khan continues to work despite ligament injury

MUMBAI: Superstar Salman Khan reportedly suffered a ligament injury on his leg and the actor has been continuing to work despite the injury. It is being said that the actor is often spotted limping on the sets because of the injury but he has been trying to control the same by popping in painkillers. Salman…

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Tennis: Nadal calls for slower balls to prevent injury

Rafael Nadal believes the modern game is too fast, increasing the risk of injuries at elite level, and advocates the use of balls which bounce less to slow things down. The 30-year-old Spaniard, who has won 14 Grand Slam titles in his career, has been blighted by injury and believes the game should be slowed…

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Yasir Shah’s injury concern Pakistan ahead of England tour

KARACHI: Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah needs four to five weeks to recover from a knee injury, officials said Monday, putting him on track for the team’s summer tour of England. The 30-year-old, who is ranked third in Tests, was forced out of a boot camp in the city of Abbottabad after experiencing pain in…

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