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  • PHF DG commercial Imran passes away

    October 12, 2017 12:00 AM 7

    KARACHI: PHF Director General Commercial Imran Khan passed away on Wednesday after brief illness. Imran had served PIA as deputy managing director. A large number of his friends and hockey players and officials attended his funeral prayers. PHF president Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, secretary Shahbaz Ahmed, Olympians Shahid Ali Khan, Kamran Ashraf, and Qamar

  • Valcke at CAS to appeal 10-year corruption ban

    October 12, 2017 12:00 AM 7

    LAUSANNE: FIFA’s former secretary general Jerome Valcke was at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne on Wednesday to appeal his 10-year ban from football. Valcke was given an initial 12-year ban, reduced by two years on appeal, by FIFA’s ethics committee over a ticket scam at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “I don’t know whether a sentence is unfair

  • ‘Microchip athletes to stamp out doping’

    October 12, 2017 12:00 AM 8

    LONDON: Athletes should be fitted with microchips in the same way dogs are to help stamp out doping in the sport, says the head of an organisation representing more than 100,000 Olympians. World Olympians Association (WOA) chief executive Mike Miller told a conference in London that technology would soon allow an implant to detect performance-enhancing

  • Pakistan beat Bangladesh by seven goals in Hero Asia Cup match

    October 11, 2017 7:08 PM 7

    DHAKA: It was a match between Pakistan versus hosts Bangladesh which enthralled the local audience on the opening day of the Hero Asia Cup here at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium on Wednesday. Abu Mahmood was the hero of the match with three scintillating goals in the 18th, 41st and 50th minute which helped Pakistan seal their opening match of the tournament

  • Ireland edge closer to first-ever Test against Pakistan

    October 11, 2017 3:22 PM 14

    KARACHI: The International Cricket Council has confirmed Wednesday they're close to finalising details of Ireland's inaugural Test match. The first-ever match in Ireland's history is "likely" to be staged in Dublin against Pakistan next year, the quoted an ICC spokesperson as saying. It is understood that talks between Ireland and Pakistan

  • Ireland likely to face Pakistan in first-ever Test

    October 11, 2017 11:43 AM 13

    Minnows Ireland are likely to face Pakistan in their first-ever Test match, which is expected to take place in April or May next year. Ireland, who along with Afghanistan were given Test status in June earlier this year, are yet to play an official match in the longest format of the game. Even though nothing is confirmed yet, the International Cricket

  • Clinical India Maul Japan 5-1 In Asia Cup Hockey Opener

    October 11, 2017 10:33 AM 18

    Title favourites India produced an impressive performance to outclass Japan 5-1 in their opening campaign at the 10th edition of the men' Asia Cup hockey tournament, here on Wednesday. In their first tournament under a new coach, India meant business and found the net in each quarter, twice in the third, to streamroll their less-fancied but tricky opponents

  • AKU Inter-University Football Tourney enters quarters

    October 11, 2017 12:00 AM 6

    KARACHI: SZABIST, IBA, DUHS, TIP, PNEC-NUST, IoBM, AKU and GU have qualified for the quarter-finals of 15th AKU Inter-University Football Tournament underway here at the AKU Sports Centre Ground. SZABIST will take on IBA; DUHS will play against TIP; PNEC-NUST will play against IoBM; host will take on GU in quarter-finals.Meanwhile, a recent match played

  • Venus heads back to Sydney after 20 years

    October 11, 2017 12:00 AM 12

    SYDNEY: Evergreen Venus Williams will headline the Sydney International in January to kick off her 2018 season, returning to the tournament after a 20-year absence. The American veteran, 37, shows no signs of slowing down and enjoyed one of her best seasons this year, making the final of Wimbledon and the Australian Open and the semis at the US Open. “This was one of the earliest

  • ‘Unfair selection resulted in poor show at Asian Indoor Games’

    October 11, 2017 12:00 AM 7

    KARACHI: Unfair selection by Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) resulted in poor results at the recently concluded Asian Indoor Games at Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. “They simply compromised merit and selected players on the recommendations of a few officials,” said a source. “As a result, only one player made it to the second round in the event,” he added