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  • Football: Iniesta, Torres bow out in style

    May 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    MADRID: Two Spanish giants bid farewell to their boyhood clubs on Sunday as Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona and Fernando Torres went out with a bang at Aletico Madrid. Torres scored twice on his final appearance for Atletico, even if a Lucas Hernandez red card helped Eibar claim a 2-2 draw on the last day of the La Liga season. Iniesta’s 22-year

  • Otaegui wins second European Tour event in Belgium

    May 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    ANTWERP, Belgium: Spain’s Adrian Otaegui won his second European Tour title on Sunday when he defeated Benjamin Hebert of France by two shots in the final of the Belgian Knockout. The new format was played over 90 holes at the Rinkven Golf Club in Antwerp, with 36 holes of stroke play on Thursday and Friday cutting the field from 144 to 64, followed

  • Iraq to host first international tournament since ‘90s

    May 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    BAGHDAD: Iraq is to host a West Asia Football Federation championship in the southern city of Basra in November, the first international tournament to be staged in the country since the 1990s. Iraqi authorities late Sunday hailed WAFF’s invitation to host the tournament, following the decision in March of world football’s governing body FIFA to lift a three-decade

  • Former Sunderland star Gibson avoids prison over drink driving

    May 22, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LONDON: Former Republic of Ireland and Sunderland star Darron Gibson has been spared prison despite admitting a second serious drink-driving offence.Gibson’s contract with Sunderland was terminated in March after he smashed his Mercedes 4x4 into a taxi and five parked cars while on his way to the club’s training ground. The 30-year-old wept during the hearing

  • Tapal Cricket Club whip Sindh Police

    May 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Tapal Cricket Club whipped Sindh Police by 73 runs in their Group A encounter of Karachi Gymkhana Ramazan Festival Twenty20 here at the KG Cricket Ground on Monday. Batting first after winning the toss, Tapal CC capitalised on a grand 116-run opening stand between Zakir Malik (84 off 37 balls) and Nadeem Javed (43 off 37 balls) to post 199 for four. Zakir

  • Qasmi CC, Omar Associates record wins in MA Shah Trophy

    May 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Qasmi Cricket Club and Omar Associates recorded victories in Dr MA Shah Trophy being held here at Asghar Ali Shah Stadium on Sunday night. In the first game, Qasmi CC overwhelmed Zem Builders by five wickets. Zem Builders were restricted to 133-8 in the allotted 20 overs. Ibrahim Khan hit a quick-fire 30-ball 40 with two sixes and two fours

  • Britain’s Hughes wins 100m crown at Boston Games

    May 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    NEW YORK: Britain’s Zharnel Hughes, disqualified from a Commonwealth Games 200m title last month, won the 100m crown at Sunday’s Boston Games athletics meet on a unique straight 200m downtown track. Reigning 100m world champion Tori Bowie of the United States and 2017 world 400m runner-up Steven Gardiner of Bahamas also won sprint crowns at the event

  • NBP, SBP record resounding victories

    May 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) recorded resounding victories in the preliminary round matches of Naya Nazimabad Ramazan Cup Twenty20, being played under floodlights, here at the picturesque Hussain Lawai Stadium. NBP stunned holders Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) by six wickets in their Group A fixture

  • ECB’s 100-ball plan ‘blatantly for TV’, says Swann

    May 22, 2018 12:00 AM

    LONDON: The ECB’s proposed 100-ball format has been cooked up to fit the TV schedules, according to former England spinner Graeme Swann, and not because cricket doesn’t appeal to a younger audience, as chairman Colin Graves has said. “It will be exactly the same as T20 cricket if they get the world’s best players in it,” Swann said on ESPNcricinfo’s

  • Ledecky dominates in 200m free win

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    LOS ANGELES: Katie Ledecky bagged her third victory in three days at the Pro Swim Series meet in Indianapolis on Friday with a dominant performance in the 200m freestyle. Ledecky, the five-time Olympic gold medalist who opened her first meet as a professional with a 1,500m free world record on Wednesday, clocked 1min 55.42sec to beat double Olympic champion