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  • ‘Adil is England’s best spin option’

    September 17, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    LONDON: Australian spin legend Shane Warne has asked England to stick with Adil Rashid as their main spinner when they tour Sri Lanka in October. Warne feels Root needs to show confidence in Adil.“It’s very important that the captain backs you,” he told ESPNcricinfo at an event at The Oval.“Moeen is a batsman who plays as a second spinner, so you’ve

  • France cruise past Spain into Davis Cup final

    September 16, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    VILLENEUVE-D’ASCQ, France: Davis Cup defending champions Spain took an unassailable 3-0 semi-final lead over Spain on Saturday when Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau beat Feliciano Lopez and Marcel Granollers 6-0, 6-4, 7-6 (9/7) in the third of five rubbers on the Lille hardcourt. Four-time champions France, captained by 1983 French Open winner Yannick

  • Springboks upset All Blacks 36-34

    September 16, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    WELLINGTON: The Springboks upset 36-34 win over the world champion All Blacks was rated “awesome” but “lucky” by the South Africans as they tempered celebrations in Wellington on Saturday. South Africa’s first win in New Zealand since 2009 left the home side to chalk up their first Rugby Championship loss in three years. It also snapped the visitors’

  • Hamilton scorches to pole for Singapore GP

    September 16, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    SINGAPORE: Lewis Hamilton scorched to Singapore Grand Prix pole position in his Mercedes with a red hot lap of 1min 36.015sec at the Marina Bay street circuit on Saturday. Max Verstappen of Red Bull will start on the front row for Sunday’s race alongside Hamilton after coming second, 0.319sec behind the Englishman, but Sebastian Vettel could only manage

  • Lahore Qalandars clinch Players Development Tournament title

    September 16, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    LAHORE: Lahore Qalandars outclassed Faisalabad Qalandars by nine wickets to win the final of the Players Development Programme Tournament last night. Chasing a target of 176, Lahore was handed a good start as openers Bilal Irshad and Tariq Nawaz added a quick 49 for the first wicket. After Irshad fell for 20, Nawaz and Shehzad Ali kept piling the runs, adding

  • LRC hosts five Tora Bora Plate races today

    September 16, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    LAHORE: Five Tora Bora Plate races have been lined up by the stewards of Lahore Race Club to be organised at its main course on Sunday. With fourth and fifth races are of a miles run, the first three would cover the distance of 900 metres each. The first three races have a field of 18 horses each while the fourth having seven participants and the last race has 13 entries

  • Atletico extend poor start in La Liga

    September 16, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    MADRID: Atletico Madrid’s stumbling start in La Liga took a turn for the worse on Saturday as a late equaliser from Borja Garces was only enough to rescue a 1-1 draw at home to Eibar. Eibar appeared to have snatched a shock victory when Sergi Enrich finished in the 87th minute, only for Borja to salvage Atletico a point with virtually the last kick of the game. But there

  • PTF Council includes female duo to promote tennis among women

    September 16, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) General Council that met in Islamabad Saturday has decided to include two female council members for the uplift of women tennis in the country. The meeting that was chaired by Salim Saifullah Khan, President PTF, has approved names of Maj-Gen Shahida Badshah (retd) and Mrs. Mahwish Chishti as the council members

  • Pak deaf team thrash India by 101 runs

    September 16, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    LAHORE: Pakistan deaf team won the 2nd match against India by a huge margin of 101 runs on Saturday. India put Pakistan in to bat first after winning the toss. Pakistan scored 139 runs in 20 overs. Attacking opening batsman Bilal Yousuf scored 78 not out with five big sixes. Captain Qamar Naveed scored 25 runs. Naidu took 2 wickets and captain Virender

  • Mushfiqur guides BD to 261 in Asia Cup opener

    September 16, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    DUBAI: Middle-order batsman Mushfiqur Rahim notched his sixth one-day hundred to lift Bangladesh to 261 in the opening Asia Cup match against Sri Lanka in Dubai on Saturday. The former captain’s 150-ball 144 with 11 boundaries and four sixes — a career-best score — lifted Bangladesh from a precarious 1-2 in the first over after they won the toss and batted