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  • Pakistan launch Asia Cup campaign today

    September 16, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    DUBAI: Group B of the 2018 Asia Cup starts with a proper ‘David v Goliath’ battle, one between a former world champion and two-time Asia cup winner against a team filled with semi-professionals forming a unit which is yet to be upgraded to ODI status. Pakistan will begin their campaign with a clash against lowly Hong Kong, who have done exceptionally

  • Britain’s Holland wins World Triathlon Series title

    September 16, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    SYDNEY: Britain’s Vicky Holland won the World Triathlon Series women’s season title after finishing a close second to Australian Ashleigh Gentle in the final race at Gold Coast on Saturday. Holland, who won individual bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics, crossed the line in 1:52:02, two seconds behind Gentle in a thrilling finale. American Katie Zaferes

  • PSG stroll to win despite Mbappe, Neymar absence

    September 16, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    PARIS: Kylian Mbappe and Neymar watched on from the stands as Paris Saint-Germain prepared for their Champions League trip to Liverpool with an emphatic 4-0 win over Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Friday. Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani, Angel di Maria and youngster Moussa Diaby all found the net at the Parc des Princes to allow PSG to make it five wins from five games

  • Sharjeel takes on Toba, Asif faces Babar in semis

    September 16, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: The unseeded duo of Sharjeel Mahmood and Asif Toba, along with top seed Muhammad Asif and second seed Babar Masih, stormed into the semi-finals of the Jubilee Insurance Ranking Snooker Championship 2018 here at the Karachi Gymkhana on Saturday. Both the best-of-11-frame semi-finals, to be telecast live on Geo Super, will be contested on Sunday

  • Moeen says he was called ‘Osama’ by Australia player

    September 16, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    LONDON: England all-rounder Moeen Ali has said he was called “Osama” by an Australia player during the 2015 Ashes series. Moeen’s allegation was made in his autobiography, an extract of which was published in Saturday’s edition of The Times newspaper. Cricket Australia (CA) has announced it is launching an investigation, saying the comment was “unacceptable

  • Youssef wins Chief of Air Staff squash championship

    September 15, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Egypt’s Youssef Soliman won the Chief of the Air Staff International men’s squash championship in Islamabad on Friday. World No 48 and fifth seed Youssef from Egypt stunned World No 20 and top seed Leo Au from Hong Kong 11-13, 11-13, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 in the 76-minute final. Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Arshad Mehmood was the chief

  • Pakistan’s skeet shooters fail to reach finals

    September 15, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s skeet shooters failed to qualify for the finals of the skeet competition in the 52nd ISSF World Championship that concluded in Changwon, South Korea, on Friday. The qualification round two of individual category was played on Friday. Khurrum Inam added 44 points to his first day score of 68 points to get a total of 112 (23, 22, 23, 20, 24), which

  • Lukaku says Mourinho deserves respect for being ‘real’

    September 15, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    MANCHESTER: Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku defended Jose Mourinho’s confrontational style of management, saying that the Portuguese deserves respect for not hiding his true feelings like several Premier League bosses. Mourinho has had strained relationships with some of his players at the club since taking charge in 2016, most notably with record

  • Five seeded cueists fail to reach quarter-finals

    September 15, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Third seed Majid Ali and fourth seed Muhammad Bilal crashed in the preliminary rounds of the Jubilee Insurance Ranking Snooker Championship 2018 whose league matches concluded here at the Karachi Gymkhana on Friday. Second seed Babar Masih stayed unbeaten in the preliminary rounds as he chalked up a superlative break of 104 during the course

  • Steyn back in South Africa ODI squad after 2-year absence

    September 15, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    JOHANNESBURG: Fast bowler Dale Steyn was on Friday named in a 16-man South African squad for three One-day Internationals against Zimbabwe, starting on September 30. Steyn, 35, has been plagued by injuries in recent years and has not played in a One-day International since October 2016. But he recently stated his determination to finish his white-ball