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  • Pakistan A squad announced for Australia four-day game

    September 25, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: The national selection committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq has announced a 14-member Pakistan A squad to face Australia in a four-day first-class game at ICC Academy, Dubai, from September 29 to October 2. The team will depart for Dubai on September 26.Pakistan A: Sami Aslam, Abid Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asad Shafiq (C), Usman Salahuddin, Saad Ali, Agha Salman

  • Mani wants more women cricket in country

    September 25, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani wants more activity for women cricketers in the country. Pakistan, currently ranked seventh in the ICC Women’s Team Rankings, are placed fifth on the ICC Women’s Championship standings, having won four and lost two of their six games so far. They have a series against Australia coming up in Kuala Lumpur

  • Kane admits he has been below par for Tottenham

    September 25, 2018 12:00 AM

    LONDON: Harry Kane admits he has fallen below his own high standards this season but said he welcomes the intense public scrutiny of his game. The Tottenham striker ended a five-game goalless run for club and country when he put his side ahead from the penalty spot in a 2-1 win at Brighton — a result that also ended a three-game losing streak for Spurs

  • ‘Holding Asian-level shooting event impossible for now’

    September 25, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP) has been asked by its president to organise an Asian-level shooting event in Pakistan. Ghazanfar Abbas of NRAP recently stated that their president Zafar Mehmood Abbasi had directed them to try to organise an Asian-level event in Pakistan. “I think organising an Asian-level shooting event in Pakistan

  • Woods seals first win in five years with Tour Championship

    September 25, 2018 12:00 AM

    ATLANTA, Georgia: Tiger Woods scored his first victory in more than five years on Sunday, completing a two-shot win at the Tour Championship to crown a fairy tale comeback after a near two-year absence. The 42-year-old, 14-time major winner carded a one-over-par 71 at Atlanta’s East Lake Golf Course to claim the 80th PGA Tour title of his glittering

  • Chandimal to lead all SL sides after Asia Cup flop

    September 25, 2018 12:00 AM

    COLOMBO: Batsman Dinesh Chandimal has been installed as Sri Lanka captain across all three formats after Angelo Mathews lost his role as skipper of the country’s limited-overs teams following their exit from the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates. The 31-year-old Mathews was renamed as Sri Lanka’s limited-overs skipper in January, six months after

  • Ravanelli quits after three months as Arsenal Kiev manager

    September 24, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KIEV, Ukraine: Former Juventus and Italy international striker Fabrizio Ravanelli stepped down as Arsenal Kiev manager just three months after his appointment, the Ukrainian top-flight club announced Sunday. The 49-year-old spent nine games at the helm of the club, which won promotion to the Ukrainian Premier League last season, winning only one of them with one draw and seven

  • AIPS-Asia Youth Reporting Workshop from November 4

    September 24, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Karachi is to host the first ever AIPS-Asia Youth Reporting Workshop from November 4 to 9 in which young journalists from more than 15 Asian countries will participate. This was stated by Patron of Sports Journalists Association Sindh (SJAS) and former Sports Minister Junaid Ali Shah at a press conference along with president and secretary of SJAS, Tariq

  • SSB sponsors two development series tennis tournaments

    September 24, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Sindh Sports Board (SSB) has sponsored two development series tennis tournaments to be held in Karachi and Larkana. SSB Development Series Ranking Tennis Championship will be organised at Union Club by Karachi Tennis Association (KTA) from September 29 to October 5. The events to be contested are men’s singles, ladies singles, juniors 17 singles

  • Ginting stuns Momota to take China Open title

    September 24, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    CHANGZHOU, China: Japan’s Kento Momota suffered a shock loss in China on Sunday as he was bested by Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in just two sets. The third seed, who took the Japan Open title on home ground last week, was beaten by world number 13 Ginting 23-21, 21-19. In a closely fought final, Momota had been leading in early moments but Ginting