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  • Pakistan’s Maaz enters Shanghai Wushu finals

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    LAHORE: Pakistan’s Maaz Khan has qualified for the finals of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation International Wushu Tournament, which is currently being held in China. Maaz defeated India’s Pawan Gupta in the semi-final of 75kg category of the event. He is expected to face a Chinese competitor in the final.The coach of Pakistani team, Shafiur Rahman shared

  • Yet another swimming feat for Ledecky

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    LOS ANGELES: Five-time Olympic swimming champion Katie Ledecky followed up her world record-shattering 1,500m freestyle performance with the second-fastest 400m free in history at the Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis on Thursday. Ledecky won the 400m freestyle in three minutes 57.94 seconds, second only to her own world record of 3:56.46 set in winning

  • Marquez on top in F1 GP practice

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    LE MANS, France: World champion Marc Marquez topped the first free practice times on Friday ahead of Sunday’s French Grand Prix at Le Mans.The 25-year-old Honda rider leads the world championship standings after four races having won the last two GP.He edged out Italian Andrea Dovizioso by just 25 thousandths of a second, with fellow Spaniard Maverick

  • Stevenson defends light-heavyweight crown

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    MONTREAL: Haitian-born Canadian Adonis Stevenson, boxing’s second longest-reigning world champion at age 40, makes the ninth defense of his light-heavyweight crown Saturday (today) in Toronto against Sweden’s Badou Jack. Southpaw Stevenson, who hasn’t fought outside Canada in nearly seven years, knocked out Chad Dawson in 2013 for the World Boxing Council

  • Japan coach Nishino plays safe in shadow World Cup squad

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    TOKYO: New Japan coach Akira Nishino flagged his World Cup intentions on Friday by turning to his big hitters for the home friendly with Ghana on May 30. Talismanic Japan forward Keisuke Honda and playmaker Shinji Kagawa — both thought to have been at loggerheads with sacked coach Vahid Halilhodzic — were included by Nishino among a group of 27 players

  • De Villiers turns ‘spiderman’ with IPL catch

    May 19, 2018 12:00 AM

    BANGALORE: AB de Villiers was hailed Friday as a “spiderman” by captain Virat Kohli after making a breathtaking catch in the Indian Premier League. The athletic South African leapt on the deep mid-wicket boundary to stop a ball heading for a near-certain six and catch out Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Alex Hales.Film of the catch quickly became a social

  • Woods to play Memorial ahead of US Open

    May 18, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    LOS ANGELES, California: Former world number one Tiger Woods has committed to play in Jack Nicklaus’s Memorial Tournament later this month as he ramps up his preparations for the US Open, tournament organisers confirmed Wednesday. A statement said Woods, a five-time winner at Memorial, had added the May 31-June 3 tournament to his schedule along with newly-minted

  • Leisure Leagues Pakistan signs MoU with UNGC

    May 18, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Leisure Leagues Pakistan (LLP) has become a signatory to the United Nation Global Compact, announcing its commitment to help the world meet the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. “Leisure Leagues is proud to join the United Nation Global Compact as a signatory company and is totally committed to implement and promote UNGC Principles

  • Buffon calls time on 17-year Juventus career

    May 18, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    TURIN, Italy: Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced on Thursday that he will leave the Turin giants after 17 years but did not as expected declare the end of his playing career. Buffon, 40, captained Juventus to a seventh straight Serie A title and fourth consecutive Italian Cup triumph this season.“To end this adventure with two new victories

  • Rajput named Zimbabwe interim coach

    May 18, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    HARARE: Lalchand Rajput has been named interim coach of Zimbabwe, with his first assignment a triangular Twenty20 series against Australia and Pakistan in July. Rajput was in charge of India when they lifted the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007 and also had a successful spell with Afghanistan.He was confirmed as coach in a statement by Zimbabwe Cricket