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  • Stokes aims to restore England’s Test peak

    April 18, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    LONDON: Ben Stokes is desperate to inspire England back to the pinnacle of Test cricket, saying the team has “slacked off” in the past two years, slipping to fifth in the world rankings. The 26-year-old all-rounder returned to international cricket in February against New Zealand but could not prevent a 1-0 defeat for the tourists to extend a miserable

  • PRU’s GIR prograamme in progress

    April 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: Pakistan Rugby Union’s (PRU’s) Get Into Rugby (GIR) programme is currently in progress all over Pakistan. According to information provided by PRU head coach Shakeel Ahmed Malik positive results are being witnessed. In Islamabad coach Zaheer Ahmed Babar is looking after GIR programme in schools and colleges. In G/8-4 girls secondary school Islamabad

  • 20 teams advance in EZ Cricket

    April 18, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: Twenty teams have qualified for the next round of the East Zone T20 Cricket Tournament. East Zone President Najaf Rokhri informed that 20 matches of the initial round has been decided and the winning teams of those matches have moved into the next round. The draws of next round will be announced shortly. The teams having qualified for the next round

  • Pakistan to tee off first Asian Tour golf in 11 years

    April 18, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Pakistan will host its first golf tournament with the Asian Tour in 11 years, organisers announced Tuesday, as international sports gradually returns to a terror-hit country where security has improved. The Chief of Naval Staff Open Golf Championship is set to tee off from July 24 to 27 in Karachi, attracting a talented cast of Asian Tour stars

  • Thiem saves match point to win thriller

    April 18, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    MONTE CARLO, Principality of Monaco: Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem saved a match point in a gripping Monte Carlo Masters second-round win over Russian youngster Andrey Rublev on Tuesday. The two-time French Open semi-finalist recovered from a set down to book a last-16 clash against either Novak Djokovic or Borna Coric with a 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 victory

  • PCB’s level-3 course begins

    April 18, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    LAHORE: The PCB level-3 coaching course started at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) here on Wednesday. The course will continue till April 21. Ross Turner and Alan Campbell are conducting this course with the support of NCA elite presenters Ali Zia, Shahid Aslam, Mushtaq Ahmed, Dr Sohail Saleem and is being participated by 26 coaches. Samuel Charnley

  • UEFA bans Sion for two seasons

    April 18, 2018 12:00 AM 7

    GENEVA: Swiss club FC Sion has been fined and barred from taking part in European competitions for the next two seasons after failing to pay for the transfer of a player, UEFA said Tuesday. “The club is excluded from participating in the next UEFA club competition for which it would otherwise qualify in the next two seasons,” European football’s governing

  • POA to honour CWG medal winners

    April 18, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LAHORE: Lt Gen (retd) Syed Arif Hasan, President Pakistan Olympic Association, has planned a reception in honour of medal-winning athletes of the country who brought laurels to the country in the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games (CWG). The reception will be held on April 20 at Olympic House. Pakistan athletes won one gold medal and four bronze in wrestling

  • Pak hockey team for Youth Olympic qualifiers named

    April 18, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    ISLAMABAD: A nine-member Pakistan hockey team along with four standbys has been announced for the Asian qualifiers for the Youth Olympics to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from April 25-29. It is pertinent to mention that the hockey event of the Youth Olympics is played on 5-a-side format. Squad: Awais Arshad (goalkeeper), Waqas Ahmed (captain), Ali Raza, Mohibullah

  • Former Armstrong doctor provided drugs to Spanish team

    April 18, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    MADRID: Spain’s Olympic track cycling team from Atlanta 1996 was supplied banned substances by Lance Armstrong’s disgraced former doctor Michele Ferrari, El Pais newspaper reported on Tuesday. According to a 2016 testimony, seen by El Pais, from Spanish doctor Luis Garcia del Moral, the Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) took part in a doping programme