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October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Madagascar, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt qualify for Africa Cup of Nations

JOHANNESBURG: Madagascar, for the first time, Senegal and former champions Tunisia and Egypt sealed places at the Africa Cup of Nations finals Tuesday with two matchdays to spare. Njiva Rakotoharimalala scored four minutes before half-time to earn Madagascar a 1-0 Group A victory over Equatorial Guinea on the vast Indian Ocean island.In the same mini-league

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Thailand’s infamous ‘jet-set monk’ convicted of raping a minor

BANGKOK: Thailand’s infamous "jet-set monk" was convicted of raping an underage girl on Wednesday, a court official said, in a case that has rocked an already scandal-mired Buddhist clergy. Wiraphon Sukphon, 39, earned his evocative moniker after footage emerged of him wearing designer sunglasses with a Louis Vuitton bag on a private jet. He was extradited

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM Tirawat wins CNS Open Golf crown

KARACHI: Tirawat Kaews-iribandit of Thailand put together a flawless display of golf as he carded a final-round three-under-par 69 to win the US$300,000 UMA CNS Open Golf Championship on Sunday. The 28-year-old Tirawat enjoyed a bogey-free round that was highlighted by birdies on the third, eighth and 11th. He signed for a 12-under-par 276 total to win his maiden

October 15, 2018 12:00 AM Munir makes valiant effort but finishes fourth: Thailand’s Tirawat wins UMA-CNS Open

KARACHI: It was a difficult putt. On the last hole of the Karachi Golf Club, a long, tough par-4, Muhammad Munir’s approach shot landed at the edge of the green. He needed a birdie to stay in the hunt for the title in the UMA-CNS Open, An Asian Tour event. With a large gallery watching, Munir went for it only to finish agonisingly close. The six leaders

October 9, 2018 12:00 AM Six foreign boys, nine girls withdraw from ATF 14 & Under C’ship

KARACHI: Six foreign boys and nine girls withdrew from the Nemoz ATF 14 & Under Super Series Tennis Championship Leg-1 which started here on Monday. The boys who withdrew were India’s Aryan Deshwal, Jasmeet Duhan, and Agriya Yadav, Nepal’s Aryan Giri, and Hong Kong’s Chi Mong Anson Fung and Ho Wan Li. The girls who withdrew were Nepal’s Rayana Shah, Shubhangee

October 8, 2018 12:00 AM Home favourites Korea win LPGA International Crown

SEOUL: Top seeds South Korea delighted their home fans by holding off the US and England to win the LPGA International Crown in Incheon on Sunday. The heavily fancied Korean team of Chun In-gee, IK Kim, Park Sung-hyun and Ryu So-yeon doubled their two-point overnight lead during the final day singles in the team golf event.“We never feel nervous going 3

October 6, 2018 12:00 AM Three Pak players in Rest of Asia for Alchemist Cup Scrabble

KARACHI: Three players from Pakistan have been selected for the “Rest of Asia” team in the Alchemist Cup Scrabble tournament, chief organiser Michael Tang announced on Friday. The event is scheduled to be held at Penang, Malaysia, from December 5-9. Alchemist cup is a world team event, considered the toughest scrabble tournament in the world with several

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Four ministers from Thai’s army govt launch party ahead of polls

BANGKOK: Four ministers from Thailand´s military government launched a new political party on Saturday, amid speculation they will back Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to remain in power beyond a general election promised by May. May next year is the most recent deadline Prayuth´s junta has set for a vote its critics hope will return Thailand to civilian

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Four ministers from Thailand’s mly govt launch new party

BANGKOK: Four ministers from Thailand’s military government launched a new political party on Saturday, amid speculation they will back Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to remain in power beyond a general election promised by May. May next year is the most recent deadline Prayuth’s junta has set for a vote its critics hope will return Thailand to civilian

September 26, 2018 12:00 AM Seven foreign players in ATF 14 & Under tennis events

KARACHI: Seven foreign boys and girls are coming to Pakistan to play NEMOZ ATF 14 & Under Super Series Tennis Championship (Leg1 and Leg 2) to be held in Karachi next month. According to the entry list, Arav Hada and Paranav Manandhar from Nepal and Mustafa Dustov of Uzbekistan have entered their names in the main draw of boys’ category of the Leg 1. Howard 2