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  • Four players get wildcard entry to ITF Futures

    December 3, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Heera Ashiq, Yusaf Khalil, Mohammad Shoaib, and Mudassir Murtaza have been given wildcards for the main round of singles category of ITF Futures Tennis Tournament. Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) has also given wildcards to the pairs of Abdaal Haider and Barkat Khan, Mohammad Abid and Wagas Malik (from Canada), Mudassir Murtaza and Heera Ashiq

  • Three share lead as Woods falters in Hero World Challenge

    December 3, 2018 12:00 AM

    NASSAU, Bahamas: Henrik Stenson, Jon Rahm and Tony Finau are tied for the lead on 13-under par heading into the final round of the Hero World Challenge. Sweden’s Stenson and Spain’s Rahm, who shared the overnight lead, couldn’t be separated at the close of day three in signing for three-under par 69s while American Finau birdied both the 15th and 16th holes

  • Shakib, Tamim return for West Indies ODIs

    December 3, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    DHAKA: Bangladesh selectors on Sunday recalled Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan to a full-strength squad for the One-day International series against West Indies. The pair missed the Tigers’ last ODI series against Zimbabwe in October due to injury, but were deemed fit for the upcoming three-match contest in Bangladesh.Opening batsman Tamim has not played

  • Steve Waugh calls Australia Tests a ‘significant chance’ for India

    December 3, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    SYDNEY: Steve Waugh has called India’s four-Test tour of Australia a significant chance for the visitors to win their first Test series in the country and reckoned it will be a “really close” affair. “I will see this as a significant chance and they would have prepared for this tour for a long time, I think it’s going to be a really close series,” Waugh

  • Gawad, Yathreb win squash titles

    December 3, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Karim Abdel Gawad of Egypt beat Diego Elias of Peru 11-4, 11-2, 11-8 in 38 minutes to win the men’s title of Pakistan Open Men’s Squash Championship at DHA Asif Nawaz Squash Complex, Creek Club, on Sunday. In the final of Pakistan Open Women’s Squash Championship Yathreb Adel of Egypt beat compatriot Nadine Shahin 11-5, 11-9, 11-8 in (21 minutes)

  • National Disabled T20 final on Dec 3

    December 1, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: The chief selector Pakistan Disabled Association (PDCA) Iqbal Imam has announced teams of Multan and Islamabad for the final of the 6th National Disabled T20 Championship, which will be played on December 3 at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi. Multan: Matloob Qureshi (captain), Jahanzaib Tiwana, Umaiz Ur Rehman, Zubair Saleem, Majid Hussain

  • Rangers CC return from annual tour

    December 1, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Rangers Cricket Club, one of the oldest clubs of the country, has returned from its annual tour of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi where they suffered as many as four losses in five outings. According to the details shared with ‘The News’ by the club’s Secretary, Zia-ul-Hasan, here on Friday, the 16-member Rangers CC team succeeded

  • Egyptian girls dominate Pakistan Open

    December 1, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: All of the three Egyptian women competing in the US$18,000 Pakistan Open Women’s Squash Championship 2018 quarterfinals won their respective matches to secure three of the four semifinal slots for their country here at the DHA Asif Nawaz Squash Complex on Friday. Top seed Yathreb Adel dropped a game before beating seventh seeded Malaysian Rachel

  • Australia to face Bosnians in Adelaide Davis Cup tie

    November 30, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    SYDNEY: Australia will attempt to qualify for a revamped Davis Cup that they bitterly opposed against Bosnia and Herzegovina on hard courts in Adelaide in February, it was announced Thursday. Under a new format controversially adopted by the International Tennis Federation in association with an investment group headed by Barcelona footballer Gerard

  • Jofra Archer could play for England at World Cup

    November 30, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    LONDON: Jofra Archer could be set to play for England in the both the World Cup and the Ashes next year, after the ECB announced a change to its eligibility criteria - from seven years to three - following its board meeting at Lord’s on Wednesday. Archer, 23, was born and raised in Barbados, and represented West Indies at Under-19 level. However, he has been on Sussex’s