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  • S Korea ‘Garlic Girls’ curling coaches resign over alleged abuse

    December 5, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    SEOUL: The coaches of South Korea’s “Garlic Girls” curling team, who shot to fame by winning Olympic silver in February, resigned Tuesday after the athletes accused them of verbal abuse and exploitation. Nicknamed for their small hometown — which is famous for farming the pungent bulb — they were rank outsiders at South Korea’s Pyeongchang Games, and became

  • Defending champions Australia down England 3-0

    December 5, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    BHUBANESWAR, India: Two-time defending champions Australia scored three goals in the final quarter to beat England by a comfortable 3-0 margin and register their second consecutive win at the men’s hockey World Cup here on Tuesday. The win took Australia to the top of Pool B with six points from two games and virtually secured their place in the quarter-finals

  • Pakistan A squad for fifthone-day, T20s against England Lions named

    December 4, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Opening batsman Shan Masood will lead Pakistan A against England Lions in their fifth one-day match and the T20 series. The fifth one-day will be played on Wednesday (tomorrow) in Dubai. The two T20 matches will be played on December 7 and 8 at Nursery Oval, Abu Dhabi.The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam-ul-Haq announced the 13-member

  • Pakistan F2 Futures attract 48 foreign players

    December 4, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    KARACHI: The Pakistan F2 Futures, which is scheduled in Islamabad from December 10-16, has attracted 48 foreign players. According to the acceptance list, there are 18 foreign players in the main draw. No Pakistani player could get a place there. Russia’s Ivan Nedelko and South Korea’s Cheong-Eui Kim are top seeds. The main draw is of 32 places and the qualifying

  • Navy pull off fifth win in PPFL

    December 4, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Navy pulled off their fifth win when they overpowered spirited Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) 2-1 in their crucial match of the 12th Pakistan Premier Football League here at Korangi Baloch Football Ground on Monday. Following incisive rallies from both wings, Farhanullah provided lead to Navy in the 44th minute. At half time, Navy were leading

  • UEFA to use VAR from UCL knockout rounds

    December 4, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    DUBLIN: Video Assistant Referees will be used in the Champions League from the knockout stages of this season’s competition and in the Nations League finals in June, UEFA confirmed on Monday. European football’s governing body had previously stated its intention to introduce VAR only from the start of the 2019/2020 season.“If we can do it before, why wait? We cannot

  • Abid moves ahead in ITF Futures Tennis Tournament

    December 4, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Mohammad Abid moved into the second round of men’s singles of ITF Futures Tennis Tournament at PTF Complex in Islamabad on Monday. In the first round, Abid overpowered NG Hao Yuan from Singapore 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-2. Top seed Cheong-Eui Kim from South Korea thrashed Dmitry Myagkov from Russia 6-2, 6-0. Michal Wozniak from Poland beat wildcard entrant

  • Asif, family sustain injuries in car accident

    December 4, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Fast bowler Mohammad Asif and his family sustained injuries in a car accident that took place during the wee hours on Monday. According to details, Mohammad Asif, his wife and two daughters sustained minor head injuries when their speeding car hit a footpath. The accident took place in Lahore’s Defence area at 02:45 am. The fast bowler and his family

  • ‘Nepal has expressed inability to host SAG’

    December 4, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Nepal has informally informed South Asian nations about its inability to hold the 13th South Asian Games in March 2019. Nepal Olympic Committee is expected to formally intimate the South Asian nations by Tuesday (today) after getting a final directive from the government.“An informal meeting of the South Asian Olympic Council was held in Tokyo

  • WAPDA retain National Women Karate title

    December 3, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: WAPDA were crowned champions of the 12th National Women Karate Championship which concluded at Sahiwal on Sunday. WAPDA, who defended the title, claimed seven gold medals and one silver to win the championship with 175 points.Army (90 points) ended as the runners-up with two gold, three silver and two bronze medals. Punjab and Balochistan shared