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December 9, 2018 12:00 AM FFF announce profit for fifth straight year

PARIS: The French Football Federation (FFF) announced on Saturday a fifth successive year of profit with their accounts up by 821,000 euros ($935,000) for the season 2017-2018. Their annual financial report, which concluded on June 30, showed a 9,000 euros ($10,2000) increase compared to the previous year. The association’s yearly income grew from 236.45m euros

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Hirscher storms to 60th World Cup win

VAL-D’ISERE, France: Austrian ace Marcel Hirscher stormed to his 60th World Cup win on Saturday with victory in the men’s giant slalom at Val d’Isere. Despite continuous snowfall throughout the race, Hirscher held his nerve to coast to victory more than one second ahead of Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen. Sweden’s Matts Olsson completed the podium after

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Shiffrin seals Saint Moritz WC Super-G title

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland: American star Mikaela Shiffrin claimed her second successive super-G win on the women’s alpine World Cup with victory in Saint Moritz on Saturday. Switzerland’s Lara Gut was second with Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein completing the podium at the Swiss venue. Former slalom specialist Shiffrin, a two-time overall World Cup champion

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Atletico script 3-0 win

MADRID: Atletico Madrid moved joint top of the La Liga table alongside Barcelona with a 3-0 thumping of Alaves on Saturday. Nikola Kalinic, who returned a World Cup runners-up medal this year, opened his league account for the season with the first goal before Antoine Griezmann and midfielder Rodri sealed all three points at the Wanda Metropolitano with goals

December 9, 2018 12:00 AM Greenshirts boosted as Ammad Butt’s ban rescinded

KARACHI: Pakistan got a major boost ahead of their crucial match of the hockey World Cup against the Netherlands on Sunday (today) when the FIH lifted the one-match ban on vice-captain Shakeel Ammad Butt. Pakistan had appealed against the ban after striker Butt was suspended for running into Malaysia’s Faizal Saari during their group stage match on Wednesday

December 8, 2018 12:00 AM Albaqra Eleven wins Zalmi Madrassa League-II final

QUETTA: The Zalmi Madrasa League second edition final played at the Bolan Cricket Stadium in Quetta on Friday was won by Albaqra Eleven beating Al Iqra Eleven. Balochistan Governor Justice (retd) Amaanullah Khan was the chief guest while Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa and Peshawar Zalmi Director Cricketing Affairs and Head Coach

December 8, 2018 12:00 AM Jang Economic Session: ‘Improve quality to make people buy local products’

LAHORE: Pakistan has been importing vegetables, pulses and other agro products worth billions of dollars despite being an agrarian country. The government needs to adopt a strict and effective policy to stop it and must adopt the slogan of ‘Be Pakistani, Buy Pakistani’. These views were expressed by the experts in Jang Economic Session on ‘Be Pakistani-

December 8, 2018 12:00 AM NAB should stay the way it is: Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif on Friday said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should remain as it is. “For what crime has Shahbaz been imprisoned? Someone should ask how accountability is being done. The NAB should remain the way it is right now, if we are suffering, then others 1

December 8, 2018 12:00 AM PHF starts preparation for PSHL

KARACHI: The preparation for Pakistan Supper Hockey League (PSHL) has been started by Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), which is likely to make its details public the next week, ‘The News’ learnt on Friday. PHF secretary Shahbaz Ahmed, during his visit to Karachi a couple of days ago, said that many efforts are being made to make PSHL a success. He, however

December 8, 2018 12:00 AM Ireland bow out of World Cup after defeat to England

BHUBANESWAR, India: Ireland’s first appearance at a Hockey World Cup in 28 years ended on Friday after a 4-2 defeat to England. Australia’s 11-0 annihilation of China earlier in the day meant that Alexander Cox’s men needed only a draw to advance from Pool B for a place in the last eight.England will now face the Kiwis after they proved too strong for Ireland