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  • Rose storms to Indonesian Masters lead

    December 15, 2017 12:00 AM

    JAKARTA: England’s Justin Rose fired a 10-under-par round Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the first day of the Indonesian Masters in Jakarta. Rose, who is ranked sixth in the world, notched up a bogey-free scorecard and bagged 10 birdies to take pole position in the Asian Tour’s season-ending event.Thailand’s Gunn Charoenkul was two shots back on 64, one ahead

  • Pakistan rout Hong Kong in Asian Men’s Netball

    December 15, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Pakistan on Thursday defeated Hong Kong 66-38 to reach the semi-finals of the Asian Men’s Netball Championship in Malaysia. This was the third straight win for the last edition’s runners-up. Pakistan outclassed their rivals in all departments of the game. Pakistan had defeated Singapore and India on the trot on Wednesday. Pakistan were leading

  • Azmat shines in Shifa win

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM

    ISLAMABAD: Batsman Azmat Bashir (74) helped Shifa Hospital beat Eagle Star Club Rawalpindi by five wickets in a friendly cricket match here at the Rawalpindi Cricket Club, says a press release. Batting first, Eagle Star were bowled out for 199 in the 29th over. Mannan (42), Hameed (37), Asad (30) and Danish (27) were the key batsmen for Eagle Star. Salman

  • SLC look to relaunch T20 league

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) hopes to revive the Sri Lanka Premier League (SLPL) — or a similar showpiece T20 tournament — by the end of 2019. The board has not begun planning the event yet, but according to the latest version of the FTP, it has taken the preliminary step of blocking out a three-week slot in August and September 2019. This will give SLC the option

  • Falcao’s 50-yard stunner seals Monaco win

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM

    PARIS: An outrageous strike by Radamel Falcao was the highlight as a much-changed Monaco side eased to a 2-0 win over Caen to reach the quarter-finals of France’s League Cup on Tuesday. Monaco were leading through Guido Carrillo’s first-half effort when Falcao — who had come off the bench — took a touch just inside the Caen half on the edge of the centre

  • Australia to bid for women WC

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM

    SYDNEY: Australia will bid to host the 2021 women’s and 2027 men’s World Cups, Rugby Australia said on Wednesday, building on government plans to construct new stadiums in Sydney.Australia successfully co-hosted the men’s edition in 1987 with New Zealand and hosted the 2003 event alone, but has never staged a women’s World Cup. “The World Cup is the pinnacle

  • Cardona given five-match ban

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM

    PARIS: Colombian international Edwin Cardona was handed a five-match ban by FIFA on Tuesday after being found to have made a “discriminatory” gesture during a friendly against South Korea last month.Cardona was caught on camera appearing to make a slant-eyes gesture during a minor scuffle between the two sides in the second half of the game at the Suwon

  • Five coaches, 21 TSOs promoted

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    LAHORE: Secretary Sports Punjab Aamir Jan presided over a meeting of Sports Department Punjab’s Departmental Promotion Committee at Punjab Stadium on Wednesday. Additional Secretary Sports Punjab Zahid Hussain, Deputy Secretary Sports Ahmed Kamal, Deputy Secretary S&GAD Muhammad Saleem also attended the meeting. The meeting approved the promotion of five provincial

  • Lyon winger gets seven-week ban

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM

    PARIS: Lyon winger Timilai Rokoduru has been suspended for seven weeks for a dangerous tackle against Toulouse last week in the European Challenge Cup, the organisers announced on Wednesday.The Fijian was shown a red card after smashing head-high into Sofiane Guitoune, as the fullback gathered in a high kick. Rokoduru was given a six-week ban for the offence

  • Himont School Hockey from tomorrow

    December 14, 2017 12:00 AM

    LAHORE: The Dar Hockey Academy is going to organise Himont Cup Inter-School Hockey Tournament from Friday here at the National Hockey Stadium. Dar Hockey Academy president Tauqeer Dar said that the event is being organised to promote hockey at grass-root level for which top schools have been engaged in this healthy activity. “Aitchison College, Crescent