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January 23, 2018 1:52 AM Malala, Apple join hands to work for girls education

NEW YORK: Malala Girls Education Fund and computer giant Apple have teamed up to support girls’ education, Tech Crunch magazine reported on Monday. Founded by Malala Yousafzai and her father Ziauddin, the Fund aims to empower young girls and help them access the quality education they deserve. Malala is due to speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos

January 23, 2018 12:00 AM Shiffrin prepares to bounce back in Kronplatz

MILAN: World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin will be looking to bounce back into winning mode ahead of the Winter Olympics in Tuesday’s giant slalom in Kronplatz, Italy. Shiffrin has dominated the start of the season with ten World Cup wins but had mixed fortunes in nearby Cortina d’Ampezzo over the weekend despite a promising third place in Friday’s downhill

January 23, 2018 12:00 AM World champions Australia to reviewwoeful one-day form

SYDNEY: Australia’s world champion one-day team could face a major overhaul after they slumped to a 10th loss in 11 games, according to chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns. Steve Smith’s side were beaten by 16 runs by England in Sydney on Sunday to give the tourists an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.It is the first home series loss for Australia

January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Lyon to lead PM XI against England

SYDNEY: Australia Test spinner Nathan Lyon will captain the Prime Minister’s XI against England in a Twenty20 match in Canberra next month, Cricket Australia said Saturday. Lyon played a leading role in Australia’s 4-0 Ashes Test series win over England, playing in all five Tests and capturing 21 wickets at 29.23. Lyon is Australia’s most successful 1

January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Pieters, Fisher share Abu Dhabi C’ship lead

ABU DHABI: Thomas Pieters and Ross Fisher are joint leaders going into the final day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, while a rejuvenated Rory McIlroy is snapping at their heels. Pieters, of Belgium, shot a five-under par round of 67, while England’s Fisher shot a 65 to share pole position at 17-under par after 54 holes. McIlroy, returning to professional 1

January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Aamir welcomes hockey World XI

LAHORE: Secretary Sports Punjab Muhammad Aamir Jan has welcomed the players of hockey World XI in Pakistan. In a statement on Saturday, Secretary Sports Punjab has expressed his hope that more international teams will tour Pakistan after the World XI. He said the tour of World XI will be a great encouragement for hockey lovers and young players as well. “The tour of world 1

January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Storm interrupts Singapore Open third round

SINGAPORE: US Masters champion Sergio Garcia had his game interrupted for the second day running at the Singapore Open as a lightning storm halted play at the Sentosa Golf Course on Saturday. The world number 10 had teed off on round three just after 2:30pm but was halted by rain. Play resumed about an hour later but was again called off in the early 3

January 20, 2018 12:00 AM World XI demolish Pak Juniors

KARACHI: The World Hockey XI demolished Pakistan junior team in the first exhibition match by 5-1 at Abdul Sattar Hockey Stadium on Friday as experience dominated the youth. The Green Shirts played well in the first two quarters. They secured lead when forward Adil Lateef found a gap on the left side in the first quarter. Although during the first two quarters

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM Garcia shares lead after disrupted first day

SINGAPORE: Masters champion Sergio Garcia and American Kurt Kitayama both carded five-under-par 66 to share the lead after the first round of the Singapore Open on Thursday. The duo were joined by South African Louis Oosthuizen and Thailand’s Tirawat Kaewsiribandit at the top of the leaderboard at five-under after 16 holes before play was stopped because

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM India SC lifts ban on ‘Padmaavat’

NEW DELHI: India’s top court on Thursday overturned a ban imposed by several states on the release of a Bollywood epic about a mythical Hindu queen. The Supreme Court said the ban, which followed violent protests by members of the Hindu right who claimed the film falsely depicted a romance between the queen and a Muslim ruler, violated creative freedoms