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April 22, 2018 12:00 AM Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine Saturday but has no plans to visit it to avoid tensions ahead of a three-way meeting with China and South Korea, officials and local media said. Abe sent a sacred “masakaki” tree bearing his name to the shrine as it started a three-day spring festival 3

April 20, 2018 12:00 AM No violent eSports at Olympics, says IOC chief

NEW DELHI: IOC chief Thomas Bach insisted Thursday that violent computer games would never be part of the Olympics as he faces growing pressure to allow eSports into the Olympic movement. Bach said it would be a “red line” for the International Olympic Committee that no computer game that encourages violence would be allowed.eSports have already been admitted 5

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan to tee off first Asian Tour golf in 11 years

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 2

April 18, 2018 12:00 AM CNS vows to make Asian Tour event at KGC huge success

KARACHI: The organisers of the CNS Open Golf Championship, which will mark the return of the Asian Tour to Pakistan, on Tuesday vowed to make the US$300,000 tournament a mega success. Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, the Chief of Naval Staff, said in a statement that Pakistan’s golfing fraternity was thrilled to welcome back the Asian Tour.The Asian Tour will make a welcome 4

April 12, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan boxers end CW Games without a medal

GOLD COAST, Australia: Pakistan failed to win a single boxing medal as Mohammad Asif and Awais Ali Khan lost their respective quarter-finals of the 21st Commonwealth Games boxing competitions here on Wednesday. In the packed Oxenford Studios, which also has facilities of table tennis and squash, Asif was defeated by Mc Fadden Reece of Scotland through

April 12, 2018 12:00 AM Green-shirts’ performance disappoints Oltmans

GOLD COAST, Australia: The 1-1 draw between Pakistan and Malaysia in their Group B match of Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday left the country’s Dutch coach Roelant Oltmans utterly disappointed, writes Alam Zeb Safi. Pakistan have now played four drawn matches on the trot. “It’s really frustrating that we could not manage a win,” Oltmans told ‘The News’

April 11, 2018 12:00 AM PFF starts venue inspection to host national events

LAHORE: The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has started the inspection of the venues going to host various national events. As part of the process, its General Secretary Lt. Col (retd) Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi visited Karachi to overview the arrangements of National Challenge Cup 2018 which will be played from April 20 to May 10and is to be participated 2

April 9, 2018 12:00 AM National Jr Squash qualifiers from today

LAHORE: the First National Junior Squash Championship 2018 qualifying round will be start from Monday at Punjab Squash Complex Lahore. According to Vice president Tariq Farooq Rana, the qualifying round will be played from April 9 and 10. The main round of the championship will start from April 11 and finals will be played on April 14. This week long activity 1

April 9, 2018 12:00 AM Amman hosts AWSJ workshop

AMMAN: In this capital city of Jordan, where all preparation to host Asian Women Football Championship are at the final stages, the third Asian Women Sports Journalists Workshop provide an active platform for the football writers to learning professional skills and update their knowledge on coverage techniques of international level sports events. Various 1

April 6, 2018 12:00 AM Warner accepts tampering ban

SYDNEY: Former Australia cricket vice-captain David Warner Thursday said he will not be challenging his 12-month ban for ball-tampering and would strive to be a better teammate and role model. His decision, just hours before a deadline, followed a contrite Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft also accepting their sanctions on Wednesday.Warner and Smith were last week suspended 6