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July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Canada target Costa Rica in CONCACAF race to 2022

TORONTO: Canada have Costa Rica in their crosshairs as they begin their drive towards the 2022 World Cup but coach John Herdman says that with the right preparation they should eventually target regional heavyweights Mexico and the United States. With the buzz from the Russia World Cup still in the air, Canada was out of the starting blocks quickly by unveiling

July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

DOHA: Last year, Qatar’s finance minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi said his country was determined to have everything ready for the 2022 World Cup well before fans started landing in the Gulf. “We don’t want to be painting while people arrive in the country,” he said, before going on to reveal Qatar is spending almost $500 million (430 million euros) a week on infrastructure

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Rose set to excel at The Open

CARNOUSTIE, United Kingdom: Justin Rose says he can repel the host of young Americans who hold all the major golf titles and claim The Open crown this week despite a mediocre record. The 37-year-old Englishman — whose best finish in his home major remains his astonishing fourth in 1998 when still an amateur — is in fine fettle heading into Thursday’s

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Dancers, military parade greet Asian Games flame in Indonesia

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia: The torch for the 18th Asian Games was welcomed to the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta Tuesday, with a military parade, traditional dancing and a flypast by the airforce. Jakarta and Palembang in Sumatra are set to host about 11,000 athletes and 5,000 officials from 45 Asian countries for the August 18 to September 2 Games, the world’s

July 17, 2018 8:45 PM Google pays homage to Mehdi Hassan on 91st birthday with doodle

KARACHI: Google is paying tribute to Pakistan’s legendary ghazal singer Mehdi Hassan with its doodle feature on his 91st birthday (July 18) . Google honours prominent personalities and occasions with special logos that it calls 'doodles'. In the past, Google also paid tribute to Pakistan’s prominent personalities, Nusrat Fateh Ali khan, Abdul Sattar 1

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Pak Navy ship visits Algeria

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy Ship ASLAT visited Port Algiers, Algeria from as part of overseas deployment to Mediterranean & European countries. Earlier, the ship had also visited Port Aqaba, Jordan. This was the first ever visit by a PN Ship to Algeria. Prior entry into the territorial waters of Algeria, Algerian Coast Guard Patrol Craft ARNAB (P-378) and DENEB

July 14, 2018 12:00 AM Lahore U-16 Boys C’ship from 17th

LAHORE: Sports Board Punjab (SBP) is holding Lahore Division Inter-District Under-16 Boys Championship from July 17 to 20, 2018. Lahore Division Inter-District Under-16 Boys Championship will be held with the collaboration of sports associations under the slogan of ‘Green and Healthy Punjab’ at Nishtar Park Sports Complex. The teams from Lahore, Kasur 4

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM PHF to hold Hockey Series Open in Lahore, Pindi

KARACHI: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has started preparation for Hockey Series (HS) Open in Pakistan from September 25-30, as FIH and AHF have given the permission to organise the event in Pakistan. The six countries who will participate in the event are Oman, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Qatar and Bangladesh. The PHF had planned to hold it in Rawalpindi 4

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM BBC says its best-paid TV and radio stars are all men

LONDON: The BBC´s 12 best-paid stars are all men, according to figures published late on Tuesday by Britain´s public broadcaster, which is grappling with a gender equality scandal in which one of its most senior correspondents resigned from her role. The BBC issued a public apology last month to former China editor Carrie Gracie, who quit that job in January 3

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM Fox, Pavon, Van Rooyen share Irish Open lead

DUBLIN: Overnight leader Ryan Fox, Matthieu Pavon and Erik van Rooyen shared the halfway lead at the Irish Open on Friday as putting woes left tournament host Rory McIlroy seven shots off the pace. New Zealand’s Fox, son of All Blacks World Cup-winning flyhalf Grant, sank three birdies on the back nine to card a three-under-par 69 and take the clubhouse