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March 19, 2018 12:00 AM Blake sees CW Games as step to build on Bolt’s legacy

MELBOURNE: Next month’s Commonwealth Games will be Yohan Blake’s chance to build on Usain Bolt’s “legacy” and step out of the track great’s shadow, the former 100 metres world champion said on Sunday. Bolt retired last year with eight Olympic and 11 world championship gold medals to his name, leaving his former training partner Blake to carry the flame

March 19, 2018 12:00 AM Ronchi blitz fires Islamabad into second PSL final

DUBAI: Luke Ronchi didn't particularly need to do too much on Sunday to be in contention for player of the tournament, but he almost sealed that award with a blistering innings - by far the most devastating one in the tournament's short history. Ninety-four were smashed off 39 balls, 78 off which came through boundaries as Islamabad romped to their second

March 18, 2018 7:34 AM Gunmen kill two polio monitors in NW Pakistan

PESHAWAR: Gunmen ambushed and shot dead two members of a polio monitoring teami in tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Sunday. The incident happened Saturday night in the Saafi area of the Mohmand tribal district, where authorities imposed a curfew and launched a search operation led by the paramilitary Frontier Corps. "A monitoring

March 18, 2018 12:00 AM India wary of BD power in sub-continent: Karthik

COLOMBO: India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik Saturday said Bangladesh are always a tricky opposition and that his team would bring high intensity to the Twenty20 tri-series final between the two sides on Sunday. Skipper Rohit Sharma’s team was the first to book its place in the final after winning three of its four games at Colombo’s R. Premadasa 1

March 18, 2018 12:00 AM Barry’s, Master Paints/Rizvi’s main polo final today

LAHORE: Barry’s will take on Master Paints/Rizvi’s in the main final of the Diamond Paints National Open Polo Championship for Quaid-i-Azam Gold Cup 2018 today here at Lahore Polo Club (LPC) ground at 3:30 pm. Barry’s team consists of Nafees Barry, Bilal Haye, Ramiro Zavaleta and Juan Maria Guinazu (Tito) while Master Paints/Rizvi’s team has Farooq Amin Sufi, Saqib 1

March 18, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan clinch Junior Davis Cup title

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan beat Pacific Oceania team 2-1 to win the Junior Davis Cup in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Saturday. With the victory Pakistan has also qualified for the Asia Oceania Junior Davis Cup Qualifying round to be held in Kuching, Malaysia in April, 2018. Pakistan, seeded third in the Sri Lanka event beat the top seed, Pacific Oceania team winning 1

March 18, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan should consider Sami: Dean Jones

SHARJAH: Mohammad Sami is 37 years old and last played for Pakistan back in 2016. He is unlikely to get an international recall but Dean Jones believes Pakistan should give the fast bowler another chance. “He (Sami) still has a chance to do something for Pakistan in the future, and I believe that. He always plays well for us. He is an amazing athlete 1

March 17, 2018 12:00 AM Kings beat United by seven wickets, qualify for playoffs

SHARJAH: Karachi Kings qualified to play the Pakistan Super League's playoff round after smashing down Islamabad United by six wickets on Friday, Geo TV reported. Kings will play Islamabad United again in the qualifier match on Sunday. The winner goes through to the final, while the loser gets a second chance and plays the winner of the first eliminator

March 17, 2018 12:00 AM City won’t fancy Liverpool Euro test: Klopp

LONDON: Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City won’t be happy to have been drawn against Liverpool in a Champions League quarter-final showdown of Premier League rivals. Klopp’s side were paired with Premier League leaders City in Friday’s draw and the Reds boss is certain Pep Guardiola’s side will be feeling a little nervous about the prospect.Although City beat Liverpool

March 16, 2018 12:00 AM Small mistakes let Lahore down: Devcich

SHARJAH: Anton Devcich is a Qalandar at heart. And he is heartbroken at Lahore’s exit from HBL Pakistan Super League at the first hurdle. “As a squad, we all feel the pain of losses and we don’t play as we should. We had a few teething problems which we seem to have found out now. Hopefully, Lahore people realize what team they have got now,” the New Zealander 3