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  • Gavrilova wins all-Aussie WTA quarter

    October 13, 2017 11:10 AM

    Daria Gavrilova has survived a scare to beat Lizette Cabrera in three sets in an all-Australian quarter-final at the Hong Kong Open. Gavrilova held on to win 6-1 3-6 6-4 on Friday against the 19-year-old Cabrera, the world No.155 playing in her first WTA quarter. On the other side of the draw, Samantha Stosur - who Gavrilova supplanted to become Australia's

  • Maria Sharapova trounces Swiss qualifier to reach Tianjin semis

    October 13, 2017 9:59 AM 2

    Maria Sharapova swatted aside Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele 6-3 6-1 in just over an hour at the Tianjin Open on Friday to reach her second semi-final since returning from a 15-month doping ban. Sharapova was broken in the first game but fought back to draw level before going on to take the first set with a hold to love. The former world number one, targeting

  • Peshawar Zalmi sign former Liverpool FC doctor as medical adviser

    October 13, 2017 7:13 AM 1

    Pakistan Super League franchise and 2017 champions Peshawar Zalmi have appointed renowned doctor Zafar Iqbal as the team’s medical adviser. Dr Zafar Iqbal has served as the team doctor of English Premier League club Liverpool FC and is currently the head of sports medicine at Crystal Palace FC. Dr Zafar Iqbal will advise both Peshawar Zalmi and Benoni

  • Peshawar Zalmi sign ex-Liverpool FC doctor

    October 12, 2017 1:54 PM 8

    KARACHI: Pakistan Super League franchise Peshawar Zalmi has made another key signing, although the star name joining their ranks is not a player or a coach but a famed medical consultant. The signing in question is that of Dr Zafar Iqbal, who is well known in Britain’s sporting circles and counts top English Premier League clubs Liverpool FC and Tottenham

  • Hockey Asia Cup: Pakistan to face Japan tomorrow

    October 12, 2017 9:59 AM 12

    After a comprehensive 7-0 win over the hosts Bangladesh in their opening fixture of the 10th Hockey Asia Cup, Pakistan next faces Japan on Friday at Dhaka's Maulana Bhashani Stadium. Japan is yet to reach the podium at the Asia Cup though they have finished fourth no less than four times. Japan's lone victory came at the 2007 Asia Cup in Chennai, India

  • Malaysian diving coach to go on trial on rape charges

    October 12, 2017 7:33 AM 9

    KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian national diving coach will go on trial for allegedly raping a diver who was training for the next Olympics, a lawyer for the athlete and reports said Thursday. Huang Qiang is accused of raping the 20-year-old sportswoman at a gym at the national aquatics centre in Kuala Lumpur last month. Huang pleaded not guilty to the charge

  • Pakistan, South Africa may play series later this year

    October 12, 2017 7:12 AM 14

    LAHORE: The postponement of T20 Global League has opened up a window for Pakistan-South Africa cricket series later this year, sources said on Thursday. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) are believed to be in talks for a possible series towards the end of 2017. The series would likely be held in South Africa, the sources said. The possibility

  • Sohail Tanvir named Pakistan captain for Hong Kong Super Sixes tournament

    October 12, 2017 5:40 AM 6

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has named all-rounder Sohail Tanvir as captain for this month’s Super Sixes tournament in Hong Kong. The traditional Hong Kong Super Sixes tournament is returning this year after an absence of five years. The event will be held at Kowloon Cricket Club on October 28 and 29, reported Geo News. Along with hosts Hong Kong in the eight-team

  • PNSC to re-launch its hockey team

    October 12, 2017 12:00 AM 6

    KARACHI: Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) chairman Arif Elahi has assured Karachi Hockey Association (KHA) of re-launching its hockey team for the promotion of the sport. KHA secretary Syed Haider Hussain recently met PNSC chairman and discussed the possibility of reviving the PNSC hockey team, which once used to be among the top teams of the country

  • John Cena’s ‘a fair bit bigger than I am: Behrendorff

    October 12, 2017 12:00 AM 5

    GUWAHATI, India: By the time Jason Behrendorff had finished shredding India’s top order, the internet was going mental over his supposed likeness to WWE wrestler John Cena. And after Australia strolled to an eight-wicket win in the second T20I, Behrendorff was told of the comparison. He’s “a fair bit bigger than I am,” Behrendorff said as he burst out laughing