• Ashraf Pakistan’s 1st elected sport chief

     
     
    ISLAMABAD — Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Zaka Ashraf Wednesday became the country’s first elected head of the sport, winning a four-year term under a new constitution approved earlier this year.

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) directed all …

  • Ronaldo leads tributes to ‘Boss’


     
     
    LONDON — Cristiano Ronaldo led tributes to Alex Ferguson from the worlds of sport and politics Wednesday after the Manchester United manager announced he was standing down at the end of the season.

    Former United winger Ronaldo’s message …

  • Australia, China agree on partnership

     
     
    SYDNEY — Australia and China announced a four-year collaboration agreement Wednesday that will see 24 games played between their men’s and women’s basketball teams. The partnership will tip off with the Sino-Australia Challenge in June — a four-game …

  • Ferguson leaves huge legacy at Utd


     
     
    MANCHESTER — When Alex Ferguson took over at Old Trafford on Nov. 6, 1986, Manchester United was next-to-last in England’s old first division and in need of a major shake-up.

    Ferguson’s great ambition was to unseat local rival …

  • Azarenka out, Nadal rolls on


     
     
    MADRID — Victoria Azarenka lost her temper, broke her racket and argued with the chair umpire in an inglorious exit Wednesday from the Madrid Open, where she’s been runner-up the last two years.

    Losing to Ekaterina Makarova of …

  • Mesoraco, Choo help Reds shock Braves


     

    CINCINNATI — Devin Mesoraco and Choo Shin-soo hit two-out homers in the ninth inning to rally Cincinnati Reds to 5-4 victory over Atlanta Braves.
    Mesoraco connected for his first career pinch-hit homer off Craig Kimbrel (0-1), who blew a …

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