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January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Spanish police arrest 182 over cockfight

MADRID: Spanish police said Monday they had arrested 182 people who took part in a “national” cockfighting competition, an ancient sport that continues in some regions despite being banned. Officers seized around 300,000 euros ($344,000) during Saturday’s raid in the southern town of Sangonera La Verde, police said in a statement. In 2011, police arrested 13

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM Golra Pride wins 1000-Guiness Cup trials

LAHORE: Golra Pride turned to be the pride of its owner and trainer when it won the 1000-Guiness Cup trials with a clear margin at the Lahore Race Club on Sunday. In day of several upsets, the winners of other races were On the Spot Win, Dinple, Al Ilan, Victim of Love, Bet Fair, Salam-e-Dera and One four seven. In the first race, winner On the Sport 18

January 12, 2019 12:00 AM Heartbreak and disbelief as Murray announces retirement

MELBOURNE: Tennis ace Andy Murray’s tearful announcement Friday that he’ll be forced to retire this year prompted a volley of tributes to the man, fond recollections of a historic career and encouragement to serve up a fitting farewell. American star Andy Roddick led the tributes to the former world number one, describing his 11-time opponent as an “absolute 12

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM Veteran Seppi, Barty reach semis

SYDNEY: Veteran Andreas Seppi on Thursday derailed top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Sydney International title hopes, while homegrown rising star Ashleigh Barty claimed another top scalp to also make the semi-finals. Seppi, 14 years older than his 20-year-old Greek opponent, has only won three ATP titles in his career, but called on all his experience as he battled 12

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM Misbah to add charm to Grade-II Trophy

KARACHI: Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Ahmad Shehzad will add to the charm of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Grade-II which begins at different venues of the country from Friday (today). The duo will represent Faisalabad in the ten-team event. The teams have been divided in two groups. Bahawalpur, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) 12

January 5, 2019 12:00 AM Kaka, Figo to arrive on Jan 10

KARACHI: Ricardo Kaka of Brazil and Luis Figo of Portugal, the biggest names of the football world, will land in Pakistan on January 10 to unveil the World Soccer Stars 2019, the organisers said on Friday. “Two of the biggest iconic names in the world of football, Kaká and Luís Figo, arrive in Pakistan on January 10, 2019, to offer World Soccer Stars 12

January 1, 2019 12:00 AM Mandhana named ICC women’s cricketer of the year

NEW DELHI: India’s Smriti Mandhana was crowned women’s cricketer of the year Monday by the sport’s world governing body, capping off a prolific run-scoring season for the opener. The left-handed batswoman was also named ODI cricketer of the year for accumulating 669 runs off 12 One-day Internationals. She scored 622 runs in 25 T20 matches this year. Mandhana 10

December 24, 2018 12:00 AM Inter Milan suspend Nainggolan

MILAN: Belgian midfielder Radja Nainggolan has been suspended by Inter Milan for “disciplinary reasons”, the club announced on its website on Sunday. “FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that Radja Nainggolan has been temporarily suspended from football activity for disciplinary reasons,” said the statement.The club have given no further details of the reasons 11

December 19, 2018 12:00 AM 5 squash courts to be reopened in Lahore

LAHORE: Chief Secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar has issued directives to reopen five squash courts located in GOR II and GOR III and revive the sport activity with immediate effect. His directives came in the presence of national squash coach Farooq Butt, who identified the closure of the courts. It has, however, been learnt that the state of squash court 16

December 16, 2018 12:00 AM International hockey returns to Pakistan as HSO begins tomorrow

KARACHI: After a gap of 14 years, Pakistan is set to host an FIH-sanctioned international hockey tournament when the Hockey Series Open (HSO) begins in Lahore on Monday (tomorrow). Briefing the media about the details of HSO on Saturday, chairman local organising committee of the event, Brig (retd) Sajid Hameed said that preparations of the tournament 14