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  • Waseem Khatri clinches Independence Day Scrabble title

    August 16, 2017 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Waseem Khatri staged a remarkable recovery to take the title at the Independence Day Scrabble Tournament played here at Beach Luxury hotel. After a poor showing on day one, Pakistan’s No 1 Waseem showed great determination to ward off stiff challenge from a host of young players.It was a day of upsets with stunning recoveries and spectacular

  • Ashab, Uzair, Malik move ahead in Asian Junior Squash

    August 16, 2017 12:00 AM 3

    KARACHI: Ashab Irfan, Uzair Shaukat, and Abdul Malik moved into the second round of the 24th Asian Junior Individual Squash Open in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday. In the under-15 category, Ashab defeated N Karunaratne of Sri Lanka 11-3, 11-6, 11-4 in the first round. He will now face second seed Neel Joshi of India in the second round. In the under-17 category

  • Former Australian Olympic track star dies aged 39

    August 16, 2017 12:00 AM 2

    SYDNEY: Australia’s track cycling fraternity was Tuesday mourning the sudden death of former Olympic and world champion Stephen Wooldridge, aged just 39. The former star team pursuiter, from New South Wales state, won gold for Australia in the 2004 Athens Olympics, was also a four-time world champion in the discipline and the 2002 Commonwealth Games

  • Independence Day: Shahid Afridi wishes India on I-Day, bats for peace, tolerance and love

    August 15, 2017 10:04 AM

    "Happy Independence Day India! No way to change neighbours, let's work towards peace, tolerance and love. Let humanity prevail. #HopeNotOut," tweeted Afridi. Every year, the Asian neighbours celebrate their Independence Days within a gap of 24 hours of each other. While Pakistan celebrated its Independence Day on Monday, India is celebrating its 70th Independence

  • Neymar shines on PSG debut, Falcao inspires Monaco

    August 15, 2017 12:00 AM 3

    PARIS: Neymar lived up to expectations as he showed his class on his Ligue 1 debut on Sunday, scoring one and setting up another goal in Paris St Germain’s 3-0 win at En Avant Guingamp. The Brazilian, who joined PSG for a record-shattering 222 million euros ($262.47 million) from Barcelona this month, found Edinson Cavani with a perfectly-timed, defence-splitting

  • 58 juniors shortlisted for training camp

    August 15, 2017 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: PHF has shortlisted 58 juniors for a training camp commencing on Tuesday (today) at the Johor Town Hockey Stadium. PHC had conducted country-wide open trials for junior players in which around 575 players appeared at four centres. The selectors at these centres had shortlisted 116 players. These players were seen over three-day trials from August

  • Movahedi’s return not certain

    August 15, 2017 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: The six-month contract of Pakistan’s Iranian volleyball coach Hamid Movahedi expires at the end of September. Pakistan Volleyball Federation (PVF) is expected to write a letter to Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) to extend his contract for next six months. But it is not yet certain whether Movahedi will come back from his hometown in Istanbul to resume

  • Maria Toorpakai wins Jashan-e-Azadi Squash Championship

    August 14, 2017 8:15 AM 2

    LAHORE: Pakistan's top female squash player Maria Toorpakai Wazir marked the country’s 70th birthday by lifting the trophy of the National Jashan-e-Azadi Squash Championship 2017. The decorated squash player defeated fellow countrywoman Faiza Zafar 3-0 to claim the National Jashan-e-Azadi Squash title on Monday. In the men’s competition, Tayyab Aslam

  • Navy clinch Parvez Abbasi Open Shooting C’ship title

    August 14, 2017 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: The first edition of the Parvez Abbasi Open Shooting Championship concluded at the Pakistan Navy Shooting Range, PNS Karsaz, here on Sunday, with the hosts Navy capturing the title after securing 34 gold medals in a total of 44 events. They also captured 36 silver and 19 bronze medals.Their closest rivals were Sindh, who clinched five gold, three

  • PGA Championship 2017: Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth struggle at Quail Hollow

    August 13, 2017 8:32 AM

    DESPITE a third year without a Major victory Rory McIlroy has his Quail Hollow wish and heads to next April’s Masters with the chance to upstage Jordan Spieth in winning the Grand Slam. “So, not to have a chance to win, and any week you don't have a chance to win, you've fallen short of where you would like to be. “Disappointing would have been going