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October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Ariya seizes early lead in inaugural Shanghai event

SHANGHAI: World number two Ariya Jutanugarn shot a blemish-free 66 to take the first-round lead in the inaugural Buick LPGA Shanghai tournament on Thursday. The Thai golfer, who took the US Women’s Open crown earlier this year and is gunning for her fourth win of the season, birdied holes four through six to start hot and cruise to six-under for the day. Kim Sei-young

October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Crucial last QAT round begins today

ISLAMABAD: Going into the last round of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy (QAT) Friday, PTV is hanging by a thread to stay in contention for a place in the first class cricket next season. With just 12 points, PTV is currently placed at the bottom amongst the departmental teams and are facing a real tough ask to beat or at least get three points from a match against

October 19, 2018 12:00 AM Halep out of WTA Finals

SINGAPORE: World number one Simona Halep withdrew from the WTA Finals in Singapore with a back injury on Thursday, bringing her season to a premature end. The French Open champion pulled out of last month’s China Open after just 31 minutes, and withdrew from this week’s Kremlin Cup because of the persistent problem.Halep, 27, said she had hoped to compete

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Messi would struggle in current Man United team: Scholes

LONDON: Paul Scholes says even Lionel Messi would struggle to shine in the current Manchester United team and that the struggling club are being laughed at by their rivals. The former United and England midfielder has been a frequent and vocal critic of his old club, who are languishing in eighth place in the Premier League — five points adrift of any other

October 17, 2018 12:00 AM Swat receives snowfall, rain

MINGORA: The Swat district on Tuesday received first snowfall of the season that dipped the mercury. The intermittent rain spell lashed across the length and breadth of the district while mountains of scenic Kalam, Bahrain and Madayan valleys received first snowfall. The spasmodic snowfall and rain intervals turned the weather chilly and forced the commuters 1

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM Tirawat wins CNS Open Golf crown

KARACHI: Tirawat Kaews-iribandit of Thailand put together a flawless display of golf as he carded a final-round three-under-par 69 to win the US$300,000 UMA CNS Open Golf Championship on Sunday. The 28-year-old Tirawat enjoyed a bogey-free round that was highlighted by birdies on the third, eighth and 11th. He signed for a 12-under-par 276 total to win his maiden

October 12, 2018 12:00 AM Japanese teen Hataoka grabs lead in Incheon

INCHEON, South Korea: Japanese teenager Nasa Hataoka fired a seven-under-par 65 to secure a two-stroke lead in the first round of the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship on Thursday, with world number one Park Sung-hyun another shot behind. Hataoka, who is only 19 and on her second tour season but ranks 14th in the world, carded eight birdies to grab the solo lead on a blustery

October 12, 2018 12:00 AM K-Electric crush ASM, Army pip NBP in PPFL

KARACHI: Discarded international Mohammad Rasool’s fine brace enabled holders K-Electric to whip minnows Ashraf Sugar Mills (ASM) 4-0 and rise to the top of the points table of the 12th Pakistan Premier Football League at floodlit Qasim Bagh Stadium in Multan on Wednesday night. Rasool provided K-Electric lead in the 11th minute. The prolific Murtaza

October 10, 2018 12:00 AM PAF topple WAPDA from top spot

KARACHI: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) toppled WAPDA from the top spot when they beat Chaman’s Afghan FC 2-0 in their outing of the 12th Pakistan Premier Football League at the Qasim Bagh Stadium in Multan on Monday night. International striker Mohammad Mujahid provided lead to PAF through a fine effort in the fifth minute.Afghan FC played aggressive game and troubled 1

October 9, 2018 12:00 AM Former England captain Terry retires from football

LONDON: Former England captain John Terry announced his retirement from football on Sunday with the 37-year-old central defender now set to pursue a career in management. Terry, who spent the bulk of his career with Chelsea, captained second-tier Aston Villa last season.Now the Birmingham club reportedly want him to join their coaching staff as part of a new-look 1