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July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Canada target Costa Rica in CONCACAF race to 2022

TORONTO: Canada have Costa Rica in their crosshairs as they begin their drive towards the 2022 World Cup but coach John Herdman says that with the right preparation they should eventually target regional heavyweights Mexico and the United States. With the buzz from the Russia World Cup still in the air, Canada was out of the starting blocks quickly by unveiling

July 20, 2018 12:00 AM Thomas triumphs in yellow, but booed on Alpe d’Huez

ALPE D’HUEZ, France: Geraint Thomas became the first yellow jersey wearer since disgraced Lance Armstrong to triumph on the legendary Alpe d’Huez after a thrilling finale to a punishing Tour de France 12th stage on Thursday. But the Welshman, along with teammate Chris Froome, was met by a chorus of boos and jeers at the finish as Team Sky’s domination

July 19, 2018 12:00 AM Asim, Tayyab crash out of Malaysian Open

KARACHI: Pakistan’s top squash players Asim Khan and Tayyab Aslam crashed out of the $35,000 Malaysian Open at Bukit Jalil National Squash Centre, Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Mohd Syafiq Kamal of Malaysia defeated Asim 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-6 in 50 minutes and Victor Crouin of France overpowered Tayyab 4-11, 11-7, 11-9, 12-14, 11-7 in 76 minutes in the qualifying

July 19, 2018 12:00 AM Marta Women FC officials congratulate France on WC win

KARACHI: Karachi’s Marta Women Football Club top management on Wednesday congratulated French president Emmanuel Macron on the title victory of France who regained the title after long 20 years when they beat Croatia 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup final in Moscow the other day. The club’s patron-in-chief Pirzada Ajmal Farooqui said that France, being the most accomplished

July 18, 2018 2:36 PM Imran Khan vows to make tourism a top priority

NATHIA GALI: PTI chairman Imran Khan that his party would make tourism a top priority after coming into power. Addressing a gathering of supporters in the mountain resort town of Nathia Gali, Khan said that this area was better than Switzerland in term of scenic beauty. “Those who say industries will be set up at Nathia Gali are telling lies. Industries

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Seven Pak players in Korea, Japan junior events

KARACHI: A group of seven junior squash players of Pakistan will participate in Korea Junior Open and Japan Junior Open this month. Korea Junior Open (AJSS Silver Event) is scheduled in Seoul, South Korea, from July 20-23. Owais Rasheed is top seed in under-19 category in this event and will play against Suk Jin Kim of South Korea in his first match

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Waqar rejects Sethi’s comments

LAHORE: Pakistan’s former captain Waqar Younis has rejected the comments made by PCB chairman Najam Sethi during an interview regarding cricket talent in the country. The PCB chairman in an interview with BBC Urdu endorsed Shahid Afridi’s views that there was no talent in Pakistan. When asked why there is no cohesion in the Pakistani team, the veteran

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Nankana upset Lahore by 3-0 in football clash: Lahore Inter-District U-16 Boys C’ship begins

LAHORE: The competitions of Lahore Division Inter-District Under-16 Boys Championship got under way at Nishtar Park Sports Complex on Tuesday. Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti inaugurated the championship at Mini Hockey Stadium Nishtar Park Sports Complex. Muhammad Anees Sheikh and other top officials were also present on this occasion. Sports Board Punjab

July 18, 2018 12:00 AM Rose set to excel at The Open

CARNOUSTIE, United Kingdom: Justin Rose says he can repel the host of young Americans who hold all the major golf titles and claim The Open crown this week despite a mediocre record. The 37-year-old Englishman — whose best finish in his home major remains his astonishing fourth in 1998 when still an amateur — is in fine fettle heading into Thursday’s

July 16, 2018 12:00 AM Binder opens Moto2 account in Germany

SACHSENRING, Germany: South African Brad Binder (KTM) won his first Moto2 Grand Prix on Sunday in Germany ahead of Spain’s Joan Mir and his Kalex teammate Luca Marini. Binder finished 0.779 seconds ahead of Mir who held off Marini, Valentino Rossi’s half brother, by 0.154 seconds. "I felt I had a little more power than the others so I decided to go for it and make a break