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September 16, 2018 12:00 AM LRC hosts five Tora Bora Plate races today

LAHORE: Five Tora Bora Plate races have been lined up by the stewards of Lahore Race Club to be organised at its main course on Sunday. With fourth and fifth races are of a miles run, the first three would cover the distance of 900 metres each. The first three races have a field of 18 horses each while the fourth having seven participants and the last race has 13 entries 3

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Pacquiao ready to regain WBA title

KUALA LUMPUR: Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao weighed in Saturday comfortably under the 147-pound (67-kilogramme) limit and said he was “ready” to win back the welterweight belt against WBA champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina. Pacquiao, the only man to have won world titles in eight weight divisions in a glittering 23-year career, tipped the scales 6

July 15, 2018 12:00 AM Comcast to pay 243mln pounds in fees for Sky takeover

LONDON: Comcast expects to pay the banks, law firms and other advisers on its 25.9 billion pound ($34.23 billion) bid for Sky as much as 243 million pounds if it wins the battle for the British broadcaster, the U.S. cable giant said on Friday. Twenty-First Century Fox, Comcast and Walt Disney that will generate large fees for advisory firms working on all sides 14

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 7

July 7, 2018 12:00 AM Ramirez defends WBC title without Roach in corner

LOS ANGELES, California: Iconic trainer Freddie Roach guided Jose Ramirez to the World Boxing Council super lightweight world title, but it will be Robert Garcia in the champion’s corner as Ramirez takes on Danny O’Connor on Saturday (today). Ramirez signed with Roach after representing the United States at the 2012 London Olympics in a partnership that produced 8

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Python selfie puts Indian forest ranger in tight spot

KOLKATA: An India forestry ranger found himself in a bind after a python briefly strangled him while he posed for pictures with the giant snake. Wildlife officer Sanjay Dutta was called in Sunday by frantic villagers in West Bengal after they saw the 40-kilogramme (88-pound) python swallowing a goat alive. Instead of placing it safely inside a bag, the ranger 1

June 10, 2018 12:00 AM Abramovich knocks back approach to buy Chelsea

LONDON: Britain’s richest man has had a bid to buy Chelsea football club turned down by Roman Abramovich, according to British media reports. The Daily Mail reported that Jim Ratcliffe, the chairman and chief executive of multinational petrochemicals group Ineos, expressed an interest in the Premier League club which the Russian has owned for 15 years 11

May 11, 2018 12:00 AM Expats send home $16.257 billion in July-April FY18

KARACHI: The amount of money sent home by Pakistani migrants living abroad increased in 10 months of the current fiscal year by 3.92 percent versus a year ago, the State Bank of Pakistan figures showed on Thursday. Remittances totalled $16.257 billion in July-April FY18, compared with $15.643 billion in the same period last year. In April, the figure 6

April 9, 2018 12:00 AM Hurd stops Lara to unify 154-pound division

LOS ANGELES, California: Jarrett Hurd unified boxing’s junior middleweight division by knocking down Cuba’s Erislandy Lara in the 12th round to earn a stunning spit decision victory on Saturday. The undefeated American is now the WBA, IBF and IBO 154-pound champion as he scored a shocking win over Lara, who suffered his first loss in over three years 2

April 2, 2018 12:00 AM Mighty Satiana claimed the main event

LAHORE: Mighty Satiana claimed the main event of the day, the Mela Chiraghan Cup beating the favourites fair and square in the Lahore races at Lahore Race Club on Sunday. Six races were held on the day as the fifth race was the Mela Chiraghan Cup, the remaining were Decent Plates. In the opening race, Safdar Princess staged an upset by winning the first 8