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October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Peshawar Reds, Mari Gas win in Peshawar Cup

ISLAMABAD: Peshawar Reds and Mari Gas won the opening day matches of the Peshawar Cup Hockey that got under way at Lala Ayub Stadium in Peshawar Tuesday. Peshawar Reds beat Pakistan Air Force (PAF) 2-1. Zahid scored the opening goal in 45th minute. Shehbaz Ahmed put PAF back on the equal terms in 48th minute through a penalty stroke. Junaid netted an all-important

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 8, 2018 12:00 AM NBP win CNS hockey final in sudden death phase

KARACHI: National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) beat WAPDA after a thrilling competition in the final of the Second Chief of Naval Staff All Pakistan Hockey at the National Stadium. Thrice did NBP go two goals ahead, but each time WAPDA reduced the margin to one. Eventually, with just two minutes left, WAPDA made it 4-4 to send the match into shootout. Even in that phase 1

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Shabbir continues to lead in UMA-CNS Open

KARACHI: Pakistan No. 1 Shabbir Iqbal took a slim one-shot lead on the penultimate day of the UMA-CNS Open Golf Championship here at the Karachi Golf Club on Saturday. Shabbir carded three-under par 69 to retain his place on the leader-board with a three-day aggregate of 206 (-10). But just one stroke off the pace was defending champion Muhammad Ashfaq 1

September 23, 2018 12:00 AM Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

GENEVA: Alcohol kills three million people worldwide each year — more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that men are particularly at risk. The UN health agency’s latest report on alcohol and health pointed out that alcohol causes more than one in 20 deaths globally each year, including 2

September 10, 2018 12:00 AM Olympic great Johnson recovering from ‘mini stroke’

NEW YORK: Michael Johnson is recovering from a ‘mini stroke’, the Olympic champion and former world record-holder said on Twitter on Saturday but expects to make a full recovery. “Last week I rather surprisingly suffered what’s known as a Transient Ischemic Attack or mini stroke,” the 50-year-old American tweeted. “The good news is I’m back at home with my family

September 10, 2018 12:00 AM Rose grabs BMW Championship lead, eyes world number one

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Britain’s Justin Rose could claim the world number one ranking after firing a six-under par 64 Saturday to seize a one-stroke lead entering the final round of the PGA BMW Championship. The 38-year-old Englishman nabbed six birdies over the opening nine holes and parred through the inward nine to stand on 17-under par 193 after 1

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM Rohail hits century on first-class debut

ISLAMABAD: Debutant Rohail Nazir (130) stole the show for Islamabad on the opening day of their Quaid-i-Azam Trophy match against Habib Bank Limited (HBL) at the Diamond Club Ground here Saturday. The 18-year-old Rohail, who is set to be named Pakistan Under-19 captain for the Asia Cup, took the crease when Islamabad were four down for just 7 runs. He helped 1

September 2, 2018 12:00 AM Early practice makes perfect as Rose takes Boston lead

NORTON, Massachusetts: England’s Justin Rose has set himself the target of FedEx Cup glory after muscling his way to a one-stroke lead on day one of the Dell Technologies Championship near Boston here Friday. Rose brilliantly bounced back from missing the cut in last week’s opening event of the play-off series with a bogey-free six-under-par 65 on the TPC Boston

August 16, 2018 12:13 PM Former Indian PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away

Former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died at 93 on Thursday, Narendra Modi confirmed on Twitter. Vajpayee had been hospitalised in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for more than two months after being admitted for treatment of a kidney infection and chest congestion. He had suffered a stroke in 2009. Vajpayee, who was elected 6