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  • Ireland bow out of World Cup after defeat to England

    December 8, 2018 12:00 AM

    BHUBANESWAR, India: Ireland’s first appearance at a Hockey World Cup in 28 years ended on Friday after a 4-2 defeat to England. Australia’s 11-0 annihilation of China earlier in the day meant that Alexander Cox’s men needed only a draw to advance from Pool B for a place in the last eight.England will now face the Kiwis after they proved too strong for Ireland

  • Does Mourinho know his best team?

    December 8, 2018 12:00 AM

    Jose Mourinho is desperately casting around for solutions to the malaise at Old Trafford — but is all the chopping and changing hindering, rather than helping? Former United defender Rio Ferdinand is concerned over the tinkering.“Something needs to be done,” Ferdinand said in his role as a pundit for BT Sport. “The common thing that we’ve seen with this team under

  • Chelsea seek to arrest slide

    December 8, 2018 12:00 AM

    But if they lose to Pep Guardiola’s league leaders at Stamford Bridge on Saturday they will be looking at a yawning gap of 13 points — and it would be their third defeat in four league games. Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has urged his teammates to forget about the gap, which already looks ominously big.“If we lose we are going to be 13 points from the top and that’s

  • Rizwan vows to do his best if given chance

    December 8, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan on Friday said that he will put in his best if he gets a chance during Pakistan’s tour of South Africa later this month. “I am happy that I am back in the Pakistan side. If I get a chance I will try my best to live up to the expectations,” Rizwan told reporters here at the National Stadium

  • Pakistani shooters improve rankings

    December 7, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: For the month of December, Pakistani shooters have slightly improved their rankings.The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) released its rankings on Thursday according to which Pakistan Navy’s shooter G M Bashir retained his no. 10 spot in the 25 meter Rapid Fire Pistol category. Similarly, Mohammad Khalil Akhtar also retained his no. 30 spot in the same category

  • Pakistan F-3 Futures tournament to feature 41 foreign players

    December 7, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: As many as 41 foreign players are taking part in the $15000 Pakistan F-3 Futures tournament that is scheduled to take place in Islamabad from December 17-23. The acceptance list mentions the names of 17 foreign players in the main draw. The only Pakistani to make the list is Muzammal Murtaza. The main draw is for 32 places and the qualifying

  • Pak players fail to reach ITF Futures semis

    December 7, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: No Pakistani player reached the semifinals of both singles and doubles categories in the $15000 ITF Futures Tennis Tournament at PTF Complex in Islamabad on Thursday. Pakistan’s only hope Mohammad Abid lost to third seed Ti Chen from Taipei 1-6, 3-6 in the quarterfinals of men’s singles. In other quarterfinal matches, second seed Rio Noguchi

  • Woods keen to be playing captain at Presidents Cup

    December 7, 2018 12:00 AM

    MELBOURNE: Tiger Woods said Thursday he was keen to be a playing captain at next year’s Presidents Cup, and he will draw on his recent Ryder Cup experience to help him out. Woods will captain the US in the 2019 edition of the matchplay team event at the Royal Melbourne — Australia’s oldest golf club — with Ernie Els captaining the Internationals

  • KRL thrash SNGPL to extend lead at summit

    December 7, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Former four-time winners Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) extended their lead at the summit when they inflicted a 3-1 defeat on Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) in their match of Pakistan Premier Football League here at the KMC Stadium on Thursday. The victory, their tenth, took KRL to 35 points, five clear of Pakistan Air Force (PAF)

  • New Zealand hold Spain to 2-2 draw, qualify for play-off

    December 7, 2018 12:00 AM

    BHUBANESWAR, India: Spain were well on their way to victory before a resurgent New Zealand side scored two goals to hold the Spanish to a 2-2 draw on Thursday. The match began with the confident Spaniards scoring two goals in the first two quarters of the game. Spain took a comfortable 2-0 lead over New Zealand through goals by Albert Beltran (9th minute)