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May 26, 2018 12:00 AM I’m not ‘NextGen’ anymore: Zverev

PARIS: German star Alexander Zverev insisted on Friday that he should no longer be tagged as part of tennis’ ‘next generation’, as he bids to win his first Grand Slam title at the French Open. The 21-year-old claimed his third Masters title in Madrid earlier this month and also pushed Rafael Nadal all the way in the Italian Open final last weekend to lay down his title

May 26, 2018 12:00 AM Japan storms into final of badminton’s Uber Cup

BANGKOK: Top-seeds Japan charged into the final of badminton’s Uber Cup on Friday, beating South Korea in the semis 3-1, with doubles pair Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi securing their shot at the title. World number two Akane Yamaguchi got Japan off to a flying start, easing to a 21-10, 21-13 win against South Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun, while Nozomi

May 25, 2018 12:00 AM Istanbul to host 2020 Champions League final

KIEV, Ukraine: Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium will host the 2020 Champions League final, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin confirmed in Kiev on Thursday. The 76,000-capacity ground played host to Liverpool’s famous comeback from 3-0 down to win the Champions League on penalties against AC Milan in 2005. The 2020 Europa League final will be played

May 24, 2018 12:00 AM Agreement to let committee pick interim PM

ISLAMABAD: Following the deadlock between the Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly, Syed Khursheed Shah, on the name of the caretaker prime minister, it was decided to take the matter to the Parliamentary Committee for the final decision. The nine-member Parliamentary Committee would be constituted by the Speaker

May 24, 2018 12:00 AM ECP releases final electoral rolls

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday released the final electoral rolls (FERs), showing a total of 105.955 million registered voters (with 23 per cent increase), of which 55.9 per cent males and 44.1 per cent females. The total registered voters indicate gender gap between males and females recorded at around 12.5 million

May 23, 2018 4:54 PM Fauzia Kasuri resigns from PTI

ISLAMABAD: Fauzia Kasuri announced that she was leaving Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as she was “no longer able to defend her party’s actions.” Kasuri made the announcement on Twitter, where she shared a copy of her resignation addressed to PTI chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday. “I have sent this message of resignation to Imran Khan and other leaders

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Inter snatch Champions League spot

MILAN: Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League football berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on the final day of the Serie A at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday. Inter had to win in order to take third place from Lazio who had a superior head-to-head record and needed just to draw. Late goals from captain

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Football: Iniesta, Torres bow out in style

MADRID: Two Spanish giants bid farewell to their boyhood clubs on Sunday as Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona and Fernando Torres went out with a bang at Aletico Madrid. Torres scored twice on his final appearance for Atletico, even if a Lucas Hernandez red card helped Eibar claim a 2-2 draw on the last day of the La Liga season. Iniesta’s 22-year

May 22, 2018 12:00 AM Otaegui wins second European Tour event in Belgium

ANTWERP, Belgium: Spain’s Adrian Otaegui won his second European Tour title on Sunday when he defeated Benjamin Hebert of France by two shots in the final of the Belgian Knockout. The new format was played over 90 holes at the Rinkven Golf Club in Antwerp, with 36 holes of stroke play on Thursday and Friday cutting the field from 144 to 64, followed

May 20, 2018 4:53 AM Pemra warns TV channels to telecast Azaan five times a day

ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Electronic Media Regul­atory Authority (Pemra) has issued the final warning to 45 TV channels to telecast Azaan five times a day. It warned the TV channels that if they did not immediately start airing Azaan, their licences would be revoked. The warning came after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on May 9 directed the TV channels 2