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  • Zameer hails NBP’s decision to bring back Iqbal Qasim

    July 14, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Renowned football organiser Zameer-ul-Islam has welcomed the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) decision to bring back former Test cricketer Iqbal Qasim as its sports chief. “Iqbal had a glorious career as NBP’s sports head and his return to the same seat after his retirement will further boost the bank’s sports in particular and the rest of the sports

  • World Junior Weightlifting C’ships: Medal hopeful Nooh to compete tomorrow

    July 14, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s highly talented young weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt is expected to pull off a medal when he competes in the World Junior Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent on Sunday (tomorrow). He will feature in the +105kg competitions. This is the first time that Pakistan is participating in the event.Nooh, along with his coach Irfan Butt and manager

  • Poland names former captain Brzeczek as new coach

    July 13, 2018 12:00 AM

    WARSAW: Jerzy Brzeczek, a former captain of Poland’s national team, has been chosen as the team’s new coach after Adam Nawalka’s contract was not extended following Poland’s World Cup exit, the Polish Football Association said in a statement on Thursday. Midfielder Brzeczek was part of the team which won a silver medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona

  • Fury to be unleashed on Italian Pianeta

    July 13, 2018 12:00 AM

    LONDON: Francesco Pianeta, who has challenged twice for the world heavyweight title, will be former world title-holder Tyson Fury’s next opponent in Belfast on August 18, promoter Frank Warren announced Thursday. The 33-year-old Italian, who has won 21 of his 40 fights by knockout, will, according to Warren, provide much stiffer opposition than Sefer

  • Olympic gold medallist Randall reveals cancer diagnosis

    July 13, 2018 12:00 AM

    LOS ANGELES, California: Kikkan Randall, who this year teamed with Jessie Diggins to win the United States’ first-ever cross-country skiing Olympic gold medal, announced on Wednesday she is battling breast cancer. Randall, a five-time Olympian and mother of a two-year-old son, wrote about the diagnosis on her Facebook page.“The color pink has taken on a new chapter

  • Asian Games: Sidra replaces Ijaz in Pakistan Taekwondo squad

    July 13, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) has replaced unfit Ijaz Ahmed with Shehzadi Saeeda Sidra Batool in the six-member national squad which has already been announced for the 18th Asian Games slated to be held in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2. Ijaz had got injured in a road accident a few days ago.Sidra

  • PHF to hold Hockey Series Open in Lahore, Pindi

    July 12, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has started preparation for Hockey Series (HS) Open in Pakistan from September 25-30, as FIH and AHF have given the permission to organise the event in Pakistan. The six countries who will participate in the event are Oman, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Qatar and Bangladesh. The PHF had planned to hold it in Rawalpindi

  • England, Uruguay fined for breaching marketing rules

    July 12, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    MOSCOW: England were fined 70,000 Swiss Francs ($70,585.9) and Uruguay were given a 50,000 Swiss Francs sanction for breaking media and marketing rules during the World Cup, FIFA said on Wednesday. “Several members of the English national team continued to display unauthorised commercial branding on playing equipment items before and during the World

  • Benitez keen on staying, but squad needs to improve

    July 12, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LONDON: Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez was keen to stay at the Premier League side for “five or 10 years” provided he and the team’s ownership can work in unison to improve their squad. Benitez arrived at St James’ Park in 2016 and led the team back to the Premier League and then ensured their top-flight survival last season.The 58-year-old is in discussions

  • PHF calls 27 players for Asian Games training camp

    July 12, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has called 27 players for the training camp for the Asian Games, to be held in Indonesia from August 18. The following players have been asked to report to Hassan Sardar, Camp Commandant, at the Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium, Karachi, on July 14: Imran Butt, Mazhar Abbas, Amjad Ali, Irfan Senior, Rashid Mehmood