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Pakistan thumps Japan 2-1 to reach into Tri-nation hockey final

LAHORE: Pakistan beat Japan 2-1 to breeze into final of the 3-Nation hockey tournament at Muscat Sultan Qaboos sports complex. According to information made available here on Monday by the Pakistan Hockey Federation, it was Pakistan’s first win over Japan in five international matches played so far, after two defeats and two draws and should serve as a morale booster...

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Record-setting Savchenko-Massot win emotional pairs skating gold

Aljona Savchenko promised Bruno Massot that they would win Olympic pairs figure skating gold and they did it in style with a magical record-breaking free dance on Thursday -- and promptly burst into floods of tears. The German duo's sensational four-and-a-half-minute routine just denied China's world champions Sui Wenjing and Han Cong, the hot favourites who were pipped to the...

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Ronaldo double helps Real to 3-1 win over PSG

MADRID: European champions Real Madrid roared back to life from a dismal domestic campaign, coming from behind to beat runaway Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain 3-1 in a Champions League last-16 first leg on Wednesday. Adrien Rabiot smashed PSG into the lead in the 33rd minute but Cristiano Ronaldo levelled from the penalty spot on the stroke of halftime,...

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PCB eyes to host Champions Trophy 2021

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board is stepping forward to host champions trophy 2021 as ICC looking away from India due to tax issues. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in no position to commit to the ICC about obtaining the tax exemptions and the world body is now seriously thinking of exploring other avenues. As is well...

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Peshawar Zalmi reveals their new Kit for HBL PSL 2018

LAHORE: Defending Champions Peshawar Zalmi Launched their new kit in a spectacular ceremony in Lahore on Tuesday. Mahira Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi were announced as Zalmi Ambassadors for PSL 3. Young cancer patients of Shaukat Khanum Hospital were specially invited for the Kit Launch event. I would also like to appreciate the enthusiasm of our ambassadors @iamhamzaabbasi & @TheMahiraKhan....

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Sharma sets up ODI series win for India

PORT ELIZABETH: Rohit Sharma ended a personal South African hoodoo and set up a series win for India in the fifth one-day international at St George´s Park on Tuesday. Sharma´s 115 was his first major innings in three tours of South Africa -- and India´s 73-run win enabled the tourists to take a winning 4-1 lead in the six-match series,...

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T20 tri-series: New Zealand beat England by 12 runs

WELLINGTON: Trent Boult grabbed two wickets on successive balls to help New Zealand to a 12-run win over England in their Twenty20 tri-series match at Wellington Regional Stadium on Tuesday. Left-arm seamer Boult bowled Chris Jordan and then Liam Plunkett on the final two deliveries of the 18th over to reduce the visitors to 168 for eight in their pursuit...

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Sharapova crashes out in Qatar Open first round

DOHA: Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat in the first round of the Qatar Open on Monday, dumped out in three sets by outsider Monica Niculescu. The Romanian, ranked number 92 in the world, 51 places behind the Russian, won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. In a match lasting more than two and a half hours, Sharapova hit...

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PSG tie set to define Real Madrid season: Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that Real Madrid's season is now effectively all about their looming Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain as the Spanish giants trail off the pace in La Liga. "The tie...is one that could define the whole season," the Portuguese forward told Real's website after picking up a prize for best player in the world last season...

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Imran Tahir faces racism during India ODI outing

Web Desk: South African spinner Imran Tahir was subjected to racial abuse by a fan during the fourth one-day international against India in Johannesburg, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Monday. The fan was eventually evicted from the stadium after the leg-spinner reported the incident to the security officials. "Cricket South Africa has noted and is aware of the circulation...

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You are hereHome News ‘Pyeongchang Gust’: winds cause chaos in snowboard final

Vicious winds caused a string of crashes and complaints as America's Jamie Anderson survived the chaos to clinch her second straight slopestyle snowboarding Olympic gold in treacherous conditions on Monday. Nearly all the athletes -- including Anderson -- tumbled at some point at Pyeongchang's frigid Phoenix Park, where strong winds forced Sunday's qualifiers to be scrapped and also delayed the...

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Canada wins Team Gold at Olympic figure skating, Russians bag silver

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA: Ice dance stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir inspired Canada to the figure skating team title to secure the Winter Games heavyweights´ first gold at Pyeongchang 2018 on Monday. The Russians, with their teenage ice starlets Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, took their first silver of the Games. The USA team was third. The Canadian team, also...

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PSL 3 final: International consultants ‘satisfied’ with security arrangements in Karachi

KARACHI: Foreign Security experts have expressed satisfaction over  security arrangements for the final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) scheduled to be held next month. The Sindh government, police along with the help of Pakistan Rangers, Pakistan Army and other security agencies presented a complete demonstration of the security arrangements for the March 25 event. While addressing a news conference in...

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‘Trump’ and ‘Kim’ thrown out of Winter Olympics opening ceremony

PYEONGCHANG: People dressed up as US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un caused a commotion when they appeared in the stands at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on Friday before swiftly being shown out by security staff. “We’re getting along great,” said the Kim lookalike, who declined to give his name. “We wanted to surprise everyone...

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Michigan State University to fire dean after Nassar scandal

Michigan State University is moving to fire a dean who it said had failed to enforce 2014 guidelines created for sports doctor Larry Nassar in treating young athletes after complaints of sexual misconduct against him. Interim Michigan State University President John Engler said in a memo on Friday he would ask a faculty panel to revoke tenure for Dr. William...

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Rahmat, Rashid lead Afghanistan to 154-run rout of Zimbabwe

SHARJAH: Rahmat Shah hit a career best 114 while leg-spin wizard Rashid Khan took four wickets as Afghanistan trounced Zimbabwe by 154 runs in the first one-day international on Friday in a huge boost ahead of next month´s World Cup qualifiers. Rahmat smashed his runs off just 110 balls with eight boundaries and four sixes as Afghanistan piled up 333-5 off 50...

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CM Sindh chairs top-level meeting on PSL arrangements

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah presided over a high-level meeting today to discuss arrangements for the final of the Pakistan Super League third edition, scheduled to be held at the National Stadium on March 25. The meeting was attended by Inspector General Sindh Police A.D. Khawaja, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, DG Rangers, SSP Security Javed Mehr and...

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