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January 21, 2018 2:02 AM Lahore all set to host major hockey clash after 24 years

LAHORE: Lahore will host an elite international hockey contest after a long gap of twenty-four years when a star-studded World XI side take on Pakistan’s U-18 team in the second tie of the two-match series at the National Hockey Stadium on Sunday. The World XI comfortably beat Pakistan U-18s 5-1 in the first match of the series staged at Karachi’s Abdul

January 18, 2018 12:00 AM PJF picks Shah, Qaiser for training in Hungary

KARACHI: Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) has finalised Japan-based Olympian Shah Hussain and Qaiser Khan Afridi for the Hungary training tour, a senior official of the federation said on Wednesday. “Yes, we have finalised Shah and Qaiser for the tour,” PJF vice-president Masood Ahmed told ‘The News’. “The third judoka will be decided in a couple of days,” he added 4

January 15, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan to play in 3-nation event in Oman in February

KARACHI: Pakistan senior hockey team will participate in a three-nation tournament in Oman, Masqat, from February 13-20. The other two teams will be hosts Oman and Japan, ‘The News’ has learnt. Informed sources in PHF said that the three-nation event would be the starting point of Pakistan’s preparation for important international competitions this year such as Asian 2

January 11, 2018 12:00 AM Top stars to feature in Rashid Habib Memorial Golf

KARACHI: The national golfing year will tee off with a bang here at the Karachi Golf Club from Thursday (today) when Pakistan’s top notch golfers will begin their title campaign in Bank AL Habib’s 7th Rashid D. Habib Memorial National Professional Golf Championship. Counted among the country’s most prestigious and lucrative tournaments, the Rashid D. Habib 3

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM CAS says 42 Russians appeal IOC doping decisions

ZURICH: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday it has registered 42 appeals by Russian athletes seeking to overturn International Olympic Committee (IOC) penalties against them linked to doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The IOC’s disciplinary committee found the Russian athletes had broken anti-doping rules, disqualified

January 8, 2018 12:00 AM WAPDA, Army set finals date in National Table Tennis Championships

KARACHI: Defending champions WAPDA and Army booked their places in the finals of both men’s and women’s team events after recording convincing victories over their respective rivals in the semi-finals of the 54th National Table Tennis Championships here at the Majeed Khan Gymnasium of Islamia Club on Sunday. In the women’s team event semi-finals, WAPDA 2

January 8, 2018 12:00 AM National Badminton Championships: WAPDA clinch men’s, women’s team event titles

KARACHI: WAPDA were crowned champions of both men’s and women’s team events of the National Badminton Championships being held in Lahore on Sunday. In the men’s team event final, WAPDA defeated National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) 3-2, while in the women’s team event decider, WAPDA crushed Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) in straight games 3-0. The men’s

January 6, 2018 12:00 AM Nameer to face Ali in tennis final

KARACHI: Nameer Shamsi is to face Ali Mooraj in the final of men’s singles of Multi-minds Open Tennis Championship at Creek Club here on Saturday (today). In the second semi-final of the category, Nameer of Shamsi Tennis Academy beat Vinot Das 6-1, 6-3. Duraf Das beat Rania 8-4 in the under-9 semi-finals. In the under-13 semi-final, Taha Aman beat Muzamil 3

January 4, 2018 12:00 AM Noman stars in Lyari Academy victory in Leisure Leagues KYI Football

KARACHI: Mohammad Noman netted four goals as Lyari Academy thumped Nabi Bux FC 4-0 during their Leisure Leagues Karachi Youth Initiative Football Tournament matches here at Lyari’s Gabol Park Football Ground the other day. The Leisure Leagues Karachi Youth Initiative exploded into action with eighty matches played at four venues — namely 16-Star Football 6

December 30, 2017 12:00 AM Punjab retain winners’ crown in Inter-Provincial Games

KARACHI: Punjab retained the title of the Quaid-e-Azam Inter-Provincial Games when they finished the second edition with a whopping medal aggregate of 151, which included 74 gold, 46 silver and 31 bronze. In the five-day affair in which competitions in 19 disciplines were held at the Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad, Balochistan ended as the runners-up 2