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  • Waseem faces Mthalane in tough fight today

    July 15, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s professional boxer Mohammad Waseem will on Sunday (today) fight the toughest battle of his pro career when he faces the highly experienced and former International Boxing Federation (IBF) world champion Moruti Mthalane of South Africa in the IBF flyweight world title shot in Kuala Lumpur. By the time this story will be read by the readers

  • Lifter Dastagir bags bronze in Tashkent

    July 15, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt becomes the first Pakistan weightlifter to win the bronze medal in the World Junior Championship when he lifted 399kg in total in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) in 105 plus category. According to reports reaching here, Nooh and Armenian Lalayan lifted equal weight in total with Armenian getting silver as his bodyweight

  • Judoka Qaisar wins bronze in Hong Kong

    July 15, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Qaisar Khan won bronze medal in Hong Kong Cadets Asian Cup 2018 following a close defeat against Hungarian Judoka, VEG, Zsombor in the semi-finals. Qaisar performed well until semi-final but unfortunately lost to world No 8 ranked player. In quarter-final Qaisar was against Chinese Taipei’s Judoka LIN, Sheng-Kai, world ranker 13. Qaisar qualified

  • Brathwaite, Hetmyer put WI in command

    July 14, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KINGSTON: Kraigg Brathwaite’s second consecutive century helped West Indies establish early dominance on the opening day’s play here in Kingston. West Indies went to stumps comfortably-placed at 295 for 4, having accumulated runs at 4.85 per over in the post-tea session: a significant jump from 2.25 and 2.83 in the first two sessions respectively. Brathwaite

  • Spinners put Sri Lanka on top in 1st Test

    July 14, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    GALLE: Spinners led by Dilruwan Perera put hosts Sri Lanka in firm command of the first Test on Friday after South Africa were bowled out for 126 — their lowest Test innings in the country. First innings centurion Dimuth Karunaratne then made a fluent 60 as the hosts ended day two on 111 for four, leading by 272 runs at the Galle International Stadium

  • Lahore U-16 Boys C’ship from 17th

    July 14, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    LAHORE: Sports Board Punjab (SBP) is holding Lahore Division Inter-District Under-16 Boys Championship from July 17 to 20, 2018. Lahore Division Inter-District Under-16 Boys Championship will be held with the collaboration of sports associations under the slogan of ‘Green and Healthy Punjab’ at Nishtar Park Sports Complex. The teams from Lahore, Kasur

  • FIFA asks TV producers to cut down on fan close-ups

    July 14, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    MOSCOW: FIFA said Friday it had asked TV producers to reduce the number of close-up shots of spectators at the World Cup final to avoid any “suggestions of sexual connotations”. The feed supplied by FIFA and used by TV stations around the world shows spectators in the stands to complement the coverage of the matches in Russia. The cameras sometimes zoom in on female

  • Hatton sets pace in Scottish Open

    July 14, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    LONDON: England’s Tyrrell Hatton was out in front as players from ‘south of the border’ took up leading positions on the second day of the Scottish Open at Gullane near Edinburgh on Friday. Hatton added a second-round score of 64 to his opening 65 to put himself on 11-under par — a total that gave him a one-shot clubhouse lead over compatriot Eddie Pepperell

  • Head-scarved Malaysian girl wows with soccer skills

    July 14, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KLANG, Malaysia: The slick freestyle football moves of a Malaysian Muslim girl have boosted her into the spotlight in a country where the sport is dominated by men. Sporting a headscarf, Qhouirunnisa’ Endang Wahyudi executed deft moves, juggling the ball before balancing it on her soles and later on her forehead.“The headscarf is not an obstacle,” the 18-year-old

  • Imam, Shadab excel with bat and ball: Pakistan crush Zimbabwe

    July 14, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    BULAWAYO: Pakistan stormed to a 201-run win over Zimbabwe here on Friday in the opening game of their five-match one-day series. Career-best efforts from opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq and leg spinner Shadab Khan ensured that Pakistan kept control through both innings.Opener Imam cracked 128 runs as Pakistan made 308 for 7. Khan then made short work of Zimbabwes