Mel Gibson’s return to the big screen will begin in March at the South by Southwest festival. Organizers of the Austin, Texas, multimedia entertainment festival announced Thursday that “The Beaver” will be one of five films that will have their international premieres at the event, commonly known as SXSW. Jodie Foster directed and co-stars in “The Beaver,” which features Gibson as a troubled family man trying to cope with help from an unusual friend – a beaver puppet he wears on his
SYDNEY – Australian captain Michael Clarke on Sunday confirmed that batsman Usman Khawaja and spinner Michael Beer will make their debuts for Australia in the final Ashes Test against England at the Sydney ground.
Usman, the Pakistan-born cricketer, will become the first Muslim to play Test cricket for his adopted country, while Beer will get his debut after playing just seven first-class matches for Western Australia. Usman will step into the demanding number three batting
MELBOURNE – USMAN Khawaja is shaping as a likely Test debutant in Sydney next week, even if Ricky Ponting is fit to lead the side in the final match of the Ashes series.
Australian selectors are not considering substantial changes in the wake of the Melbourne Test. Instead, the only likely changes are a replacement for injured paceman Ryan Harris and also for Ponting if there is a negative report from his surgeon about the fracture in his left little finger.
LAS VEGAS: Britain’s Amir Khan plans to wake up American boxing fans to his skills on his Las Vegas debut on Saturday by turning out the lights on Marcos Maidana’s title dreams.
Khan will defend his World Boxing Association super-lightweight title against the Argentine mandatory challenger in what is expected to be the first step toward unifying titles in the division.
Khan, 23-1 with 17 knockouts, will face Maidana, 29-1 with 27 knockouts, for the right to tackle the winner
First it was the Pakistani singer Ali Zafar who made his debut in Bollywood with the film Tere Bin Laden, and now its well know vocalist and singer from Pakistan, Atif Aslam, who will be making his debut in Bollywood in a film being produced by Kumar Taurani of Tips.
Kumar Taurani confirmed the news saying, “Yes, Atif will be making his Bollywood debut with my film. However, though I am saying this, it should be clear that nothing is yet finalized, we are still in talks with
SYDNEY: Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt will play January’s Kooyong Classic for the first time in a revamped preparation for the Australian Open, which he still hopes to win, organisers said Tuesday.
Hewitt, 29, joins a strong field for the January 12-15 event in Melbourne although Open champion Roger Federer has opted to play Dubai instead and world number one Rafael Nadal is another likely no-show. Hewitt, the former world number one, US Open and Wimbledon champion, was a