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  • Sarri blasts ‘unprofessional’ Bayern

    January 12, 2019 12:00 AM 14

    LONDON: Maurizio Sarri has lashed out at Bayern Munich for their “unprofessional” behaviour after the Bundesliga club publicly expressed their interest in Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi. Chelsea boss Sarri is furious that Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said this week that they “definitely” want to sign Hudson-Odoi during the January

  • Abid, Heera enter Punjab Open Tennis final

    January 12, 2019 12:00 AM 10

    LAHORE: The finalists of Servaid Punjab Open Tennis Championship 2019 were finalised here on Friday after the semi-finals were decided at Bagh-i-Jinnah courts. The semi-final matches were played in various categories at Punjab Tennis Academy. In men’s categories first semifinal match was played between Muhammad Abid and Ahmad Kamil which remained one-sided

  • ‘Pandya’s comments not reflective of team’

    January 12, 2019 12:00 AM 13

    SYDNEY: India captain Virat Kohli Friday distanced his team from controversial comments deemed sexist by all-rounder Hardik Pandya on a TV chat show that sparked social media outrage. Pandya bragged about his prowess with women during an interview on the Indian show that also involved opening batsman KL Rahul, sparking concern about the culture within

  • Svensson snatches Sony Open lead

    January 12, 2019 12:00 AM 16

    LOS ANGELES: Canadian rookie Adam Svensson fired seven birdies and an eagle in a nine-under par 61 to seize the first-round lead Thursday in the US PGA Tour Sony Open in Hawaii by one stroke from Andrew Putnam. Svensson’s capped his round at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu with a birdie at the par-five 18th to nip past early pace-setter Putnam, who had nine birdies

  • Hamza keeps winning in National U-18 Snooker

    January 12, 2019 12:00 AM 12

    ISLAMABAD: National Under-16 champion Hamza Ilyas progressed further in the National Jubilee Insurance Under-18 Championship at the Pakistan Sports Complex Hall Islamabad Friday. Hamza Ilays beat Malak Rayyan Khan (KP) 3-1 (42-44, 41-29, 60-52, 87-14) to make it to the knock out stage. Other results: M Naseem Akhtar (Pjb) bt Munsif uddin (KP) 3-0 (66-31, 69-08, 63-42); Sheharyar

  • Sandgren, Norrie sail into final

    January 12, 2019 12:00 AM 13

    AUCKLAND: New Zealand-raised Briton Cameron Norrie and American Tennys Sandgren will contest the ATP Auckland Classic title after winning their semi-finals in contrasting fashion on Friday. Norrie outlasted Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff in a three-set battle of the big servers 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 while Sandgren comfortably had the measure of Philipp Kohlschreiber

  • Heartbreak and disbelief as Murray announces retirement

    January 12, 2019 12:00 AM 12

    MELBOURNE: Tennis ace Andy Murray’s tearful announcement Friday that he’ll be forced to retire this year prompted a volley of tributes to the man, fond recollections of a historic career and encouragement to serve up a fitting farewell. American star Andy Roddick led the tributes to the former world number one, describing his 11-time opponent as an “absolute

  • Asghar destroys Larkana as Q Trophy Grade-II begins

    January 12, 2019 12:00 AM 10

    KARACHI: Left-arm spinner Mohammad Asghar picked 4-50 to enable Karachi Blues to dismiss Larkana for only 143 in their first innings on the opening day of their three-day Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Grade-II game here at the UBL Sports Complex on Friday. In the Group B show, Asghar was ably backed by Fawad Alam and let-arm pacer Mir Hamza who took three wickets

  • Bracewell, Kuggeleijn set up New Zealand’s T20 win

    January 12, 2019 12:00 AM 11

    AUCKLAND: The recalled Doug Bracewell and debutant Scott Kuggeleijn starred with bat and ball for New Zealand to beat Sri Lanka by 35 runs in the one-off Twenty20 match in Auckland on Friday. It ended a dismal tour for the Sri Lankans with the drawn first Test followed by a succession of losses in the second Test, three one-dayers and the Twenty20. New Zealand

  • India sack hockey coach Harendra

    January 11, 2019 12:00 AM 13

    NEW DELHI: Hockey India has sacked men’s national team coach Harendra Singh after a dismal showing at the Asian Games and their quarter-final exit as hosts in last month’s World Cup. The much-fancied Indian senior team had to settle for a bronze at the Asiad in Jakarta last year and were dumped out by the Netherlands in the World Cup in December