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December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Lahore Open Polo final today

LAHORE: Jubilee Insurance and Team Eighteen will vie for top honours in the final of the Lahore Open Polo Championship 2018 to be played on Sunday (today) at 3pm here at the Lahore Polo Club ground. Lahore Polo Club President Malik Atif Yar Tiwana has said that Governor Punjab Ch Sarwar will grace the final as chief guest. “The Lahore Polo Club season

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Greenshirts boosted as Ammad Butt’s ban rescinded

KARACHI: Pakistan got a major boost ahead of their crucial match of the hockey World Cup against the Netherlands on Sunday (today) when the FIH lifted the one-match ban on vice-captain Shakeel Ammad Butt. Pakistan had appealed against the ban after striker Butt was suspended for running into Malaysia’s Faizal Saari during their group stage match on Wednesday

December 8, 2018 12:00 AM NBP National Tennis C’ship attracts over 100 entries

KARACHI: More than 100 entries have been received by the organisers of the NBP National Tennis Championship that is starting here on Saturday (today). The event is to be played at DA Creek Club. According to the director of the tournament, they have received more than 100 entries for various events. Khalid Rehmani said that Parbhat Kumar is the top seed in juniors

December 8, 2018 12:00 AM PHF starts preparation for PSHL

KARACHI: The preparation for Pakistan Supper Hockey League (PSHL) has been started by Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), which is likely to make its details public the next week, ‘The News’ learnt on Friday. PHF secretary Shahbaz Ahmed, during his visit to Karachi a couple of days ago, said that many efforts are being made to make PSHL a success. He, however

December 8, 2018 12:00 AM Does Mourinho know his best team?

Jose Mourinho is desperately casting around for solutions to the malaise at Old Trafford — but is all the chopping and changing hindering, rather than helping? Former United defender Rio Ferdinand is concerned over the tinkering.“Something needs to be done,” Ferdinand said in his role as a pundit for BT Sport. “The common thing that we’ve seen with this team under

December 7, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan F-3 Futures tournament to feature 41 foreign players

KARACHI: As many as 41 foreign players are taking part in the $15000 Pakistan F-3 Futures tournament that is scheduled to take place in Islamabad from December 17-23. The acceptance list mentions the names of 17 foreign players in the main draw. The only Pakistani to make the list is Muzammal Murtaza. The main draw is for 32 places and the qualifying

December 7, 2018 12:00 AM Pak players fail to reach ITF Futures semis

KARACHI: No Pakistani player reached the semifinals of both singles and doubles categories in the $15000 ITF Futures Tennis Tournament at PTF Complex in Islamabad on Thursday. Pakistan’s only hope Mohammad Abid lost to third seed Ti Chen from Taipei 1-6, 3-6 in the quarterfinals of men’s singles. In other quarterfinal matches, second seed Rio Noguchi

December 7, 2018 12:00 AM Woods keen to be playing captain at Presidents Cup

MELBOURNE: Tiger Woods said Thursday he was keen to be a playing captain at next year’s Presidents Cup, and he will draw on his recent Ryder Cup experience to help him out. Woods will captain the US in the 2019 edition of the matchplay team event at the Royal Melbourne — Australia’s oldest golf club — with Ernie Els captaining the Internationals

December 6, 2018 12:00 AM Indian summer as ‘Swami Army’ flock to Aussie cricket grounds

SYDNEY: It’s a summer’s day and the historic Sydney Cricket Ground is buzzing with chatter and excitement. But instead of the green and gold of Australia, the huge and euphoric crowd filling the stadium is a sea of blue — the colour of India, prompting one TV pundit to ask: “Are we in Mumbai?” They were in town for a recent Twenty20 international ahead 1

December 4, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan F2 Futures attract 48 foreign players

KARACHI: The Pakistan F2 Futures, which is scheduled in Islamabad from December 10-16, has attracted 48 foreign players. According to the acceptance list, there are 18 foreign players in the main draw. No Pakistani player could get a place there. Russia’s Ivan Nedelko and South Korea’s Cheong-Eui Kim are top seeds. The main draw is of 32 places and the qualifying 3