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July 14, 2018 12:00 AM Head-scarved Malaysian girl wows with soccer skills

KLANG, Malaysia: The slick freestyle football moves of a Malaysian Muslim girl have boosted her into the spotlight in a country where the sport is dominated by men. Sporting a headscarf, Qhouirunnisa’ Endang Wahyudi executed deft moves, juggling the ball before balancing it on her soles and later on her forehead.“The headscarf is not an obstacle,” the 18-year-old 2

July 12, 2018 12:00 AM Khalid appointed SPMUDA Sports South Asia chairman

KARACHI: Southern Philippines Muslim & Non-Muslim Unity & Development Association (SPMUDA) International for Peace and Development has appointed seasoned Pakistani squash player Khalid Atlas Khan as SPMUDA Sports South Asia chairman. The Organisation’s motto is: I am for peace, unity and humanity! Founded by Dr Datu Camad M Ali, the organisation aims to improve 2

July 10, 2018 12:00 AM British Open prize fund grows to $10.5 million

LONDON: The prize fund for this year’s British Open has increased by $250,000 to a total of $10.5 million, with the winner set to take home $1.89 million, organisers Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (R&A) said on Monday. The third major of the year, which will be held at Carnoustie from July 19-22, will boost their prize fund further if more than 70 professional

July 5, 2018 12:00 AM Punjab Inter-Club Karate C’ship from tomorrow

LAHORE: Punjab Inter-Club Karate Team Kumite Karate Championship will be held here from July 6 (tomorrow) at the Gymnasium Hall of Punjab College. Thirty-two clubs from all over the Punjab are participating in the event being held under aegis of Punjab Karate Association, stated a press release of PKA on Wednesday. This competition is a part of the PKA talent 6

July 1, 2018 12:00 AM ‘First lady of Polish sport’ Irena Szewinska dies at 72

WARSAW: Polish track star Irena Szewinska, who won Olympic gold medals in three different events, died on Friday night aged 72, her husband and former coach Janusz Szewinski said. “Irena died around 20:30 in Warsaw at the military hospital,” Szewinski told Polish news agency PAP, explaining that she had been suffering from cancer. “She had been fighting

June 28, 2018 12:00 AM Milan banned from Europa League over FFP regulations

MILAN: AC Milan have been banned from next season’s Europa League competition by UEFA following an investigation of the club’s finances, European football’s governing body said on Wednesday. UEFA had been looking into Milan’s finances to see if they complied with the Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, in particular the break-even requirement 2

June 22, 2018 12:00 AM Blatter says England should host World Cup

MOSCOW: Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Thursday he believes the World Cup should return to England when Europe next gets its turn to host the tournament. Blatter has arrived in Moscow to attend matches at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin despite being banned from the game for alleged corruption during his 17 years as the head of world 1

June 21, 2018 12:00 AM Argentine Kicker gets six-year suspension for match-fixing

BUENOS AIRES: Argentine tennis player Nicolas Kicker has been suspended for six years and fined $25,000 by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) after being found guilty of match-fixing and other offences. The 25-year-old, who reached a career-high ranking of 78 in June 2017, was found guilty of attempting to fix two ATP Challenger matches in Italy and Colombia 3

June 12, 2018 12:00 AM Two dozen wrestlers to visit Pakistan for 2nd grand wrestling event

LONDON: Around two dozen international wrestlers will be visiting Pakistan next month to take part in Pakistan’s second international professional wrestling event which will take place in August across various Pakistani venues. Well-known wrestlers Bram, Tiny Iron, Pram and Chardonhay attended a press conference with Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the UK Syed Ibne Abbas 6

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 4