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  • Trials begin for PCB’s ‘Skills 2 Shine U-17’ programme

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: The ‘Skills 2 Shine U-17’ program for women, organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), will begin in three zones on Friday (today). Open trials will be held in the three zones and their neighboring cities.The Peshawar Zone will see trials happening in Peshawar, Abbottabad, Mardan, Charsadda, Nowshera, Haripur and Mansehra from today

  • Opera Cricket Club trials from today

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Trials for Opera Cricket Club of Zone-I will commence here on Friday (today). The trials will begin at the Naya Nazimabad Ground and UBL Sports Complex at 9am and 11am, respectively, the organisers said.On Saturday (tomorrow), trials will be held at National Stadium at 9am. The final trials will also take place at the National Stadium at 1pm on Sunday

  • Pakistan face Palestine in FIFA friendly today

    November 16, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Pakistan football team will be desperately looking to pull off a win when it faces Palestine in a friendly at the Faisal Al-Husseini Stadium in Al-Ram, Palestine, on Friday (today). A senior official of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) told ‘The News’ on Thursday that coach Jose Antonio Nogueira was confident. “I had a chat with the coach

  • Hamilton cool on F1 expansion to new countries

    November 15, 2018 12:00 AM

    LONDON: World champion Lewis Hamilton has questioned Formula One’s policy of organising races in new countries after this month’s announcement of the Vietnam Grand Prix.Hamilton told the BBC that he would prefer to see more stops in countries with a genuine racing tradition, rather than expanding to new markets.“On the racing side, I don’t know how important

  • PSG face fresh Financial Fair Play allegations

    November 15, 2018 12:00 AM

    PARIS: UEFA said Wednesday that further examination of French giants Paris Saint-Germain’s alleged flaunting of Financial Fair Play rules would have to await a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In the latest revelation from Football Leaks, French sports daily L’Equipe said UEFA was considering ordering PSG to amend its accounts to drastically

  • KKR dump Aussie Starc by text

    November 15, 2018 12:00 AM

    SYDNEY: Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc could skip next year’s Indian Premier League and focus on preparing for the World Cup after being dumped by the Kolkata Knight Riders this week via text message. The left-armer was one of the most expensive buys in the annual bidding war for the 2018 season at US$1.47 million, but he missed the event after

  • Cilic leads Croatian bid to dethrone Davis Cup champs France

    November 14, 2018 12:00 AM

    ZAGREB, Croatia: World number seven Marin Cilic will spearhead Croatia’s bid for just a second Davis Cup triumph when they face France in Lille later this month, the Croatian tennis federation said Tuesday. Cilic, 30, will be joined by Borna Coric, ranked 12th, as well as Franko Skugor, Mate Pavic and Ivan Dodig, a federation statement said.“Croatia

  • Four local boys in ITF Pakistan Junior quarters ­

    November 14, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Four Pakistani boys reached the quarter-finals of the ITF Pakistan Junior Tennis Championships-II at PTF Complex in Islamabad on Tuesday. In the pre-quarter-finals of the singles category, third seed Huzaifa Abdul Rehman thrashed Yunes Talavar from Iran 6-2, 6-0 and Ahmed Kamil got walkover against eighth seed Ronan Sahni of Great Britain

  • Taijul puts BD on top despite Taylor ton

    November 14, 2018 12:00 AM

    DHAKA: Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam claimed his third consecutive five-wicket haul on Tuesday to put Bangladesh in command in the second Test against Zimbabwe despite a defiant century by Brendon Taylor in Dhaka. The home side bowled out Zimbabwe for 304 runs in the first innings to take a 218-run lead after they had declared their own innings for a mammoth

  • Anderson hammers Nishikori at ATP Finals

    November 14, 2018 12:00 AM

    LONDON: Kevin Anderson handed Japan’s Kei Nishikori a humiliating 6-0, 6-1 thrashing at the ATP Finals as the South African moved to the brink of a semi-final berth on Tuesday. Anderson won the first 11 games and needed only 64 minutes to demolish the woeful Nishikori in a remarkably one-sided group stage clash at London’s O2 Arena.Having also won his opening