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  • Chun leads rain-hit Kingsmill Championship by one shot

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON: Chun In-gee fired a five-under 66 to take the clubhouse lead in the second round of the USLPGA Kingsmill Championship which was disrupted by storms on Friday. South Korea’s Chun finished with a 11-under par total of 131 for a one-shot lead over Japan’s Nasa Hataoka and Austin Ernst of the US who shot 66 and 65 respectively on the River Course

  • Belgian Wellens out of Giro before Monte Zoncolan stage

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    MILAN: Belgian rider Tim Wellens has pulled out of the Giro d’Italia on Saturday ahead of the 14th stage to the summit of Monte Zoncolan because of a fever. The 27-year-old Lotto-Soudal rider won a sprint finish for the fourth stage between Catania and Caltagirone in Sicily. But his team said he has been suffering from a sore throat and signs of bronchitis

  • Unique Star School edge Ibrahim Ali Bhai School

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Unique Star School overpowered Government Ibrahim Ali Bhai School 1-0 to win the opening match of the Leisure Leagues U-16 Girls Schools and Academies Championship here at Government Ibrahim Ali Bhai School Football Ground on Saturday. In the boys event’s opening match, Islamic Beacon House defeated DJ Vision Grammar School 2-0. Asad and Sameer

  • Faraz spins Omar CC to impressive win

    May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Left-armer Faraz Ahmed Khan, with a five-wicket haul, spun Omar Cricket Club to a resounding 86-run victory over Emerging Cricketers Academy in their Group B encounter of the 33rd Karachi Gymkhana Ramazan Festival Twenty20 Cricket Tournament 2018 here at the KG Cricket Ground on Saturday. Faraz returned the exceptional figures of five for seven

  • Shahid gets best batsman award

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    ISLAMABAD: Essco and Junoon Cricket Clubs were declared joint winners of the Islamabad Cricket Association Championship 2018 when the final was washed out. Essco Club reached the final by defeating Warriors Club and Junoon Club beat Punjab Club in the semi-final. Junoon’s Shahid Ilyas was adjudged the best batsman of the championship with 488 runs. He played

  • Australia women add Nitschke, Noffke as assistant coaches

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 7

    MELBOURNE: Shelley Nitschke and Ashley Noffke joined the Australian women’s set-up as assistant coaches on Friday (May 18). The duo is set to remain with the Australian side for two World T20s to be held in the West Indies and at home in 2018 and 2020 respectively. Nitschke, the spinning all-rounder, who played 80 ODIs for Australia, and Noffke, the seam bowling

  • Spanish-trained trio in Saudi pre-WC squad

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Argentine coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has called up three players who trained at La Liga clubs to his expanded pre-World Cup squad ahead of a training camp in Switzerland. The 28-man squad, which will meet up on Sunday, includes players sent to Spain’s La Liga in January to gain vital experience as part of an agreement between the kingdom’s

  • Zak to join Warriors after drugs ban

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    LONDON: Zak Hardaker has been warned that his move to rugby league club Wigan Warriors is his “final opportunity” to get his career back on track as he serves out the remaining months of a drugs ban. The England international has signed a four-year deal with the Warriors and will join the Super League club in November. The 2015 Super League Man of Steel

  • Shahbaz T20 Ramazan Cricket begins

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    ISLAMABAD: As many as 39 teams of Union Councils Rawalpindi are taking part in the 5th Shahbaz Sharif T20 Ramazan Cup Floodlight Tournament 2018 that got under way here at the Government Degree College Satellite Town Ground. Hanif Abbasi, Chairman Steering Committee Sports Punjab, and Sardar Nasim Mayor Rawalpindi, formally inaugurated the tournament

  • Thomas and Uber Cup events: China brings badminton big guns to Bangkok

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    BANGKOK: Team China is hoping for a clean sweep of this year’s Thomas and Uber cups in Bangkok, sending in men’s badminton big guns Chen Long, Shi Yuqui and Lin Dan as their women shuttlers aim for a fourth win on the spin. The prestigious biennial event, which starts Sunday, brings together 16 top teams from five continents for a week of intense competition