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May 20, 2018 12:00 AM US trying to move forward after quitting Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON: After leaving the Iran nuclear deal, Washington wants to move forward by offering to build a "coalition" to counter the multiple "threats" posed by the Tehran regime -- but Europeans intent on saving the 2015 accord may thwart that effort. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday will unveil a new "diplomatic roadmap" for Iran -- how America

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Del Potro doubtful for French Open

PARIS: World number six Juan Martin del Potro could be a doubt for Roland Garros after sustaining a groin strain in Rome. The Argentinian, a former US Open winner and Olympic silver medallist, retired from his third-round match against David Goffin at the Italian Open on Thursday. “After the medical examinations today it has been determined that I suffered

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Sharapova backs special seeding for Serena

ROME: Maria Sharapova says she supports a Grand Slam seeding for longtime rival Serena Williams as the American tries to rebuild her career after giving birth nine months ago. The Russian, who reached the semi-finals of the Italian Open on Friday with a 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 7-5 defeat of reigning Roland Garros winner Jelena Ostapenko, showed a noticeably

May 20, 2018 12:00 AM Unique Star School edge Ibrahim Ali Bhai School

KARACHI: Unique Star School overpowered Government Ibrahim Ali Bhai School 1-0 to win the opening match of the Leisure Leagues U-16 Girls Schools and Academies Championship here at Government Ibrahim Ali Bhai School Football Ground on Saturday. In the boys event’s opening match, Islamic Beacon House defeated DJ Vision Grammar School 2-0. Asad and Sameer

May 19, 2018 12:00 AM Thomas and Uber Cup events: China brings badminton big guns to Bangkok

BANGKOK: Team China is hoping for a clean sweep of this year’s Thomas and Uber cups in Bangkok, sending in men’s badminton big guns Chen Long, Shi Yuqui and Lin Dan as their women shuttlers aim for a fourth win on the spin. The prestigious biennial event, which starts Sunday, brings together 16 top teams from five continents for a week of intense competition 1

May 19, 2018 12:00 AM Marquez on top in F1 GP practice

LE MANS, France: World champion Marc Marquez topped the first free practice times on Friday ahead of Sunday’s French Grand Prix at Le Mans.The 25-year-old Honda rider leads the world championship standings after four races having won the last two GP.He edged out Italian Andrea Dovizioso by just 25 thousandths of a second, with fellow Spaniard Maverick 2

May 19, 2018 12:00 AM Stevenson defends light-heavyweight crown

MONTREAL: Haitian-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson, boxing’s second longest-reigning world champion at age 40, makes the ninth defense of his light-heavyweight crown Saturday (today) in Toronto against Sweden’s Badou Jack. Southpaw Stevenson, who hasn’t fought outside Canada in nearly seven years, knocked out Chad Dawson in 2013 for the World Boxing Council 1

May 18, 2018 10:21 PM Another PML-N MNA joins PTI

LAHORE: Another sitting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz MNA from Rajanpur, Sardar Jaffar Khan Leghari has parted ways with PML-N and joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, a day after three sitting PML-N MNAs, one MPA and three former MPAs switched over to the PTI. PML-N MNA Sardar Jaffer Laghari announced to join PTI in a meeting with Imran Khan in Lahore

May 18, 2018 12:00 AM Rajput named Zimbabwe interim coach

HARARE: Lalchand Rajput has been named interim coach of Zimbabwe, with his first assignment a triangular Twenty20 series against Australia and Pakistan in July. Rajput was in charge of India when they lifted the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007 and also had a successful spell with Afghanistan.He was confirmed as coach in a statement by Zimbabwe Cricket

May 18, 2018 12:00 AM Mathews, Lakmal cleared for WI tour

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s former skipper Angelo Mathews and medium pacer Suranga Lakmal have been declared fit for the three-match Test series against the West Indies, the cricket board said on Thursday. The 30-year-old all-rounder and Lakmal were doubtful after a spate of injuries. They were, however, included in a 17-man squad for the tournament which begins