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January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Street children footballers to be honoured

RAWALPINDI: Team Kick Off will hold a function on January 25 in honour of the Pakistan football team which has qualified for the 2018 FIFA Street Children World Cup, says a press release. The event — at the Kick Off facility in Jinnah Park here — will be attended by Commander 10 Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza and other senior army officials, with the purpose

January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Phelps opens up about battling anxiety, depression

LOS ANGELES: Swimming great Michael Phelps revealed that he has battled severe anxiety and depression for much of his life which drove him to consider suicide after his success at the 2012 Olympics. Speaking at a mental health conference in Chicago on Tuesday, the 23-time Olympic gold medal winner talked openly about his long battle with crippling depression 1

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM CAS says 42 Russians appeal IOC doping decisions

ZURICH: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday it has registered 42 appeals by Russian athletes seeking to overturn International Olympic Committee (IOC) penalties against them linked to doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The IOC’s disciplinary committee found the Russian athletes had broken anti-doping rules, disqualified

December 27, 2017 12:00 AM Young Rising Stars Women win soccer event

ISLAMABAD: Young Rising Stars Women FC wrest the honours with Diya FC ending up runners-up as the Right-To-Play and Total Football celebrated International Human Rights Day through the transformative power of sport. The duo collaborated to bring together 12 teams from across the twin cities in a Human Rights Girls’ Football Tournament concluded the other 1

December 20, 2017 12:00 AM PBS holds peace basketball match

LAHORE: In connection with the Christmas celebrations, the Pakistan Bible Society (PBS) organised an exhibition peace basketball match here at Cathedral High School courts. The purpose of the match is to not only promote the sport but also peace, love and harmony. Mrs. Quratul Ain Fatima, director public relationship Pakistan Railways and Samuel Sarfraz 2

December 13, 2017 12:00 AM PSG hopes Neymar will return in 3-4 days

RIO DE JANEIRO: Paris Saint-Germain are hoping Neymar will return from Brazil in three or four days after he travelled home for personal reasons, coach Unai Emery said on Monday. “We gave him permission to make this journey. I hope he will come back in three or four days’ time,” Emery said. The coach said Neymar approached him as the PSG squad was preparing 2

December 9, 2017 12:00 AM Wiggins swaps bike for rowing machine

LONDON: Five-time Olympic cycling champion Bradley Wiggins is set to return to competitive action in London on Saturday (today) — but this time on a rowing machine. The 37-year-old former Tour de France winner is due to take part in the elite men’s two-kilometres event at the British Rowing Indoor Championships at the Lee Valley velodrome — the scene 6

December 5, 2017 12:00 AM KMC set to form cricket, football teams

KARACHI: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) is set to form its cricket and football teams, a senior official of the department said on Monday. “Yes, we are going to form cricket and football teams very soon,” KMC Senior Director Culture, Sports and Recreation Saif Abbas told ‘The News’. “I am in contact with nine to ten first-class cricketers and hopefully 2

November 29, 2017 12:00 AM Curfew as Strauss says England players not ‘thugs’

SYDNEY: England cricket chief Andrew Strauss says his players are not “thugs” and there is no drinking culture in the team, as he slapped a midnight curfew on the Ashes tour, reports said on Tuesday. The move followed Jonny Bairstow’s headbutt of Cameron Bancroft in a Perth bar late last month, which only came to light over the weekend and has dominated

November 28, 2017 12:00 AM Pothas slams embarrassing Sri Lanka over Test slump

NAGPUR, India: Sri Lanka coach Nic Pothas warned his players there would be “repercussions” after the country’s worst-ever Test defeat, at the hands of India on Monday. The South African could barely contain his anger after Sri Lanka lost the second Test by an innings and 239 runs in four days in Nagpur. “It’s embarrassing, players should be embarrassed 8