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  • ‘Inam capable of winning medal in Asiad’

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: A senior official of the Pakistan Wrestling Federation (PWF) on Saturday said he could not guarantee that Mohammad Inam would win gold in the Asian Games but added the ace wrestler is capable of claiming a medal as he is in top form. “There will be very tough competition in his weight category as world class wrestlers, especially from Iran, will be in his class

  • Ledecky dominates in 200m victory

    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

  • Philippines Embassy team beat Pakistan

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: Philippines Embassy Women Staff team defeated Pakistan by 14-5 in an exhibition basketball match played at Sacred Heart Cathedral High School the other day. Principal Sister Rose Yaqoob was the chief guest on this occasion. The match was organized by Pakistan Basketball Federation. Vice-President PBBF Lt-Col (retd) Naseem Butt, Imtiaz ul Hassan

  • Pak Street Child team skipper rues missed opportunities

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: As World Street Child Soccer Cup runner up team returns home to hero’s welcome Saturday, captain Mohammad Abdullah rued missed opportunities that could have given them the trophy. Pakistan were defeated by Uzbekistan on penalty shootout in the final. Team returns early Saturday morning at Islamabad Airport and were given warm welcome by football

  • Tough fight likely in major race today

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: Five different class and division races of Dear Creek Plate have been scheduled for Sunday at the Lahore Race Club. With all the races being of 800 meters run, the final fifth race is considered as the main competition in which all the participating horses of about equal terms. A 10 years old thoroughbred Afzaal Choice is favourite in class-VII

  • Del Potro doubtful for French Open

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    PARIS: World number six Juan Martin del Potro could be a doubt for Roland Garros after sustaining a groin strain in Rome. The Argentinian, a former US Open winner and Olympic silver medallist, retired from his third-round match against David Goffin at the Italian Open on Thursday. “After the medical examinations today it has been determined that I suffered

  • Sharapova backs special seeding for Serena

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    ROME: Maria Sharapova says she supports a Grand Slam seeding for longtime rival Serena Williams as the American tries to rebuild her career after giving birth nine months ago. The Russian, who reached the semi-finals of the Italian Open on Friday with a 6-7 (6/8), 6-4, 7-5 defeat of reigning Roland Garros winner Jelena Ostapenko, showed a noticeably

  • PSL tops fielding chart among cricket leagues

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Super League 2018 edition saw the best fielding standards across all major T20 franchise cricket leagues around the world, beating out the Indian Premier League, Big Bash League as well as the Caribbean Premier League. According to an ESPN Cricinfo report, which sourced data from Cricket21, the PSL third edition, held in February-March

  • Amir fit for first England Test

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Saturday erased doubts about Mohammad Amir’s fitness and announced that Amir is fit for the first Test against England which starts from May 24 at Lord’s. “Mohammad Amir is fit and available for the first Test,” the Pakistan Cricket Board said. “His injury was not serious.” The Pakistan squad for the two-match Test series

  • Pakistan whip Chinese Taipei 3-0

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Spirited Pakistan blanked powerful Chinese Taipei 3-0 in FIVB World Volleyball Challenger Cup Qualification Continental Tournament under way in Almaty (Kazakhstan) Saturday. Pakistan beat 4rth ranked Asian team 25-22, 26-24, 25-19 to announce their presence in Asian circuit. Chinese Taipei defeated South Korea, Iran and Pakistan in the recently