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Lahore transformed into ‘Venice’ instead of Paris, Imran chides Shehbaz

KARACHI: Taking a dig at former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif for his tall claims made a few days earlier of transforming Karachi into Paris and Lahore, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Tuesday said Lahore itself had transfigured into 'Venice' instead of Paris. He said Shehbaz's claims of development were exposed in the capital city of Punjab. He had been chasing his tail all this time by not spending honestly on people and infrastructure which led to the disastrous situation, he said. …

Venus stuns Muguruza to advance at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE: Venus Williams gained revenge for her Wimbledon final defeat by Garbine Muguruza when the American advanced to the last four of the WTA Finals with a gutsy 7-5 6-4 victory over the Spanish world number two on Thursday. Both players knew a win would secure a passage to the semi-finals as they held identical 1-1 records in White Group play at the season-ending event but the 37-year-old was stronger on the key points and moved brilliantly around the court to progress. Muguruza had brushed aside Williams to…

Life is beautiful, Venus says, brushing off commentator row

MELBOURNE: Seven-times grand slam winner Venus Williams on Friday brushed off a remark made about her at the Australian Open which led to a TV commentator being stood down by broadcaster ESPN. Doug Adler, commentating on the African-American 13th seed's second-round match against Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele on Wednesday, provoked outrage on social media when he was taken to have described Williams charging "like a gorilla". Adler, a former tennis professional, said he had said "guerrilla". Williams was questioned…