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  • Kraft, Varner share Greenbrier lead with Watson lurking

    July 9, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON: Harold Varner birdied four of the last eight holes to fire a four-under par 66 and seize a share of the lead after Saturday’s third round of the US PGA Greenbrier Classic. Varner’s bogey-free round left him alongside fellow American Kelly Kraft on 14-under 196 for 54 holes at the mountain resort course in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

  • Hasheesh 24th in Asian under-14 rankings

    July 9, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Hasheesh Kumar with the ranking of 24 is the top under-14 player from Pakistan in Asia, according to the latest rankings issued by Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) in July. He played five international events this year to achieve this ranking. He won three singles matches and lost two. He scored 714.50 points. The tournaments he played this year were ITF Asia 14 & Under

  • England square Twenty20 series with India

    July 8, 2018 12:00 AM

    CARDIFF: Alex Hales kept his nerve with 58 not out to see England home and square the international T20 series against India 1-1 with one to play in Cardiff on Friday. Set 149 to win off their 20 overs England needed 12 off the final over and Hales put Bhuvneshwar Kumar out of the Cardiff ground off the first ball and the second for four. A single followed

  • Sweden evacuate team hotel

    July 8, 2018 12:00 AM

    aSOCHI, Russia: Sweden’s players suffered a rude awakening ahead of their World Cup quarter-final clash with England when the fire alarm went off at their hotel in Samara on Saturday morning, leading it to be evacuated. The Swedish players were roused from their slumbers and moved out of their rooms, but luckily it turned out to be a false alarm and they could

  • Kraft leads Lahiri, Simpson at Greenbrier Classic

    July 8, 2018 12:00 AM

    WASHINGTON: Kelly Kraft, seeking a first US PGA Tour title, fired a seven-under par 63 on Friday to take a one-shot lead over Anirban Lahiri and Webb Simpson at the Greenbrier Classic. India’s Lahiri had set an early target with a nine-under par 61 on the mountain resort course in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. That propelled the 31-year-old world

  • Fox, Pavon, Van Rooyen share Irish Open lead

    July 8, 2018 12:00 AM

    DUBLIN: Overnight leader Ryan Fox, Matthieu Pavon and Erik van Rooyen shared the halfway lead at the Irish Open on Friday as putting woes left tournament host Rory McIlroy seven shots off the pace. New Zealand’s Fox, son of All Blacks World Cup-winning flyhalf Grant, sank three birdies on the back nine to card a three-under-par 69 and take the clubhouse

  • Hamilton back on top in final practice

    July 8, 2018 12:00 AM

    SILVERSTONE, Britain: Lewis Hamilton hit back to go top again when he clocked the fastest lap for Mercedes in Saturday’s crash-hit third and final practice session for the British Grand Prix. The defending champion, who is one point behind fellow four-time champion Sebastian Vettel in the scrap for this year’s drivers’ title, recorded a best lap in one minute

  • Ramirez title defense off as O’Connor hospitalised

    July 8, 2018 12:00 AM

    LOS ANGELES, California: Jose Ramirez’s first defense of his World Boxing Council super lightweight world title was called off Friday as challenger Danny O’Connor was hospitalised with severe dehydration. The WBC said in a brief item on their website that the bout scheduled for Saturday in Fresno, California, had been called off after O’Connor “suffered

  • Farhan retains top spot in Sindh tennis rankings

    July 8, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Farhan Altaf retained his top position in the men’s singles category, according to the half-yearly rankings released by Sindh Tennis Association (STA) on Saturday. Farhan accumulated 90 points in various ranking events played from January to June this year to retain his top spot. Farhan is the son of legendary Altaf Hussain who is a former Davis

  • Waseem eyes IBF title

    July 7, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s prolific professional boxer Mohammad Waseem on Friday said that he had worked extremely hard and would win the International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title in Kuala Lumpur. “I have laboured hard in the ring and am 1000 percent ready. I am confident about my win,” Waseem told The News in an interview just hours before moving from Las Vegas