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December 17, 2017 12:00 AM Pakistan face India in Asian Netball final

LAHORE: Pakistan will face off against arch-rival India in the final of the Second Asian Men’s Netball Championship on Sunday (today). Pakistan qualified for the final after defeating Singapore 75-63 during the semi-final on Saturday. On the other hand, India qualified after defeating host team Malaysia 47-44. Interestingly, Pakistan defeated traditional

December 17, 2017 12:00 AM 3rd Test: Smith, Marsh put Aussies in driving seat

PERTH, Australia: Rivals and team-mates alike were left in awe of Steve Smith after the world’s top-ranked Test batsman hit new heights in the third Ashes match against England at the WACA Ground on Saturday. The Australian captain reached his highest Test score yet with his second double-century, passed 1,000 Test runs for the year and also notched

December 17, 2017 12:00 AM Triumphant Vonn in perfect riposte

VAL D’ISERE, France: American Lindsey Vonn made the perfect return from a back injury and backlash at her anti-Trump comments by storming to victory in the World Cup super-G here on Saturday. Vonn, 33, clocked 1min 04.86sec down a shortened OK piste in cold overcast conditions to improve her record tally of World Cup wins to 78, 28 of which have come in the super-G

December 16, 2017 12:00 AM PU, Wapda School clinch titles

LAHORE: The teams of Punjab University (PU) in universities/colleges category and Wapda Boys School Shalamar in schools category have clinched team trophies in National Sports Competitions 2017. The event jointly organized by Punjab University, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and The Educationist at New Campus had in the universities category 1

December 16, 2017 12:00 AM Smith holds firm as Australia dominate at Perth

PERTH: Australian captain Steve Smith again proved to be a major obstacle as England wasn’t able to capitalise on their overnight momentum on the second day of the third Ashes Test in Perth on Friday. England first innings centurion Dawid Malan urged his team to ramp up the pressure on the home side at the end of the first day’s play, but a late order

December 16, 2017 12:00 AM In Man City’s shadow, top-four scrap begins

LONDON: With Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking Manchester City team galloping away towards the Premier League title, attention is starting to shift to the jostling for Champions League positions. Manchester United, 11 points below City in second place, and third-place Chelsea are well placed, but beneath them the picture is more fluid.Just a point separates

December 15, 2017 12:00 AM Black Cap de Grandhomme misses ODIs after father dies

WELLINGTON: Black Caps all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme will miss the upcoming One-day International series against the West Indies after the sudden death of his father, New Zealand Cricket said Thursday. Zimbabwe-born de Grandhomme was travelling to Harare to be with his family and will be replaced in the squad by Doug Bracewell.“This is obviously extremely

December 14, 2017 12:00 AM Welsh FA chief faces probe over ‘not English’ remark

LONDON: Welsh FA chief executive Jonathan Ford is to face a disciplinary commission over his comment that the next Wales manager will “definitely” not be English, potentially delaying the appointment of a new national team boss. Ford said last week that the Football Association of Wales (FAW) would prefer Chris Coleman’s successor to be Welsh and “definitely

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 13, 2017 12:00 AM Trade team to promote rice varieties

KARACHI: A trade delegation of the Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) is visiting Sri Lanka to promote and market Pakistani rice there, a statement said on Tuesday. The delegation held a meeting with Muhammad Rizwan Hameem, Chairman, Cooperative Wholesale Establishment (CWE), which is the state body responsible for the procurement of rice from various 1