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  • Pakistan finish South Asian Karate with six gold medals

    August 7, 2017 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Pakistan finished the South Asian Karate Championship with six gold, eight silver, and 11 bronze medals. The competitions were held at the Sugathadasa Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Colombo. Pakistan Karate Federation (PKF) said on Sunday that Saadi Abbas once again showed his commitment and won gold medal. Baz Muhammad, Naseer Ahmed and Kulsoom

  • Pieters, Zach Johnson share WGC Bridgestone lead

    August 7, 2017 12:00 AM 3

    LOS ANGELES, California: Belgium’s Thomas Pieters rolled in a 32-foot birdie putt at the final hole on Saturday to share the third-round lead at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational with two-time major winner Zach Johnson. Johnson also birdied the last hole at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, briefly taking sole possession of the lead before Pieters

  • Shan, Khalid move into Essa Lab Open second round

    August 7, 2017 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: Shan Lamaan and Khalid Ali Nazir moved into the second round of men’s singles at the 6th Essa Lab Open National Juniors & Seniors Tennis Championship here at Karachi Gymkhana on Sunday. Shan beat Bilal Jawad 6-2, 6-4 and Khalid defeated Ahmeer Ahsan 6-3, 6-2 in the first round. Abdullah Aftab beat Ibrahim Qureshi 8-0 and Zain Ehtisham defeated

  • Courtois, Morata gift Arsenal Community Shield

    August 7, 2017 12:00 AM 3

    LONDON: Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and star signing Alvaro Morata were the Chelsea fall guys as Arsenal won the Community Shield 4-1 on penalties at Wembley on Sunday. Goals from Chelsea’s Victor Moses and Arsenal new boy Sead Kolasinac sent the game to a shootout and with both Courtois and Morata limply squandering their spot-kicks, Arsenal won the trophy

  • Shabbir Iqbal retains Sindh Open crown in style

    August 7, 2017 12:00 AM 3

    KARACHI: Defending champions Shabbir Iqbal didn’t lead the leader-board on the first two days of the 19th Sindh Open Golf Championship. He trailed a big group at the end of the first round in which he carded 71 and was again trailing several other contenders on Saturday despite firing 68.He was three shots off the pace at the start of the final round

  • Zavisa willing to serve Pakistan again

    August 7, 2017 12:00 AM 4

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s former football coach Zavisa Milosavljevic has said that if he gets another chance to serve as Pakistan coach he will happily do that.“Why not? I will serve again if I get a chance,” Zavisa told ‘The News’ in an informal chat from Serbia on Sunday. Zavisa coached Pakistan from November 2011 until he was removed just a few months before

  • Ronaldo wants England return: reports

    August 6, 2017 12:00 AM 1

    MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo told a Spanish court he “would like to return to England” due to his tax troubles in Spain, Spanish radio station Cadena Ser reported on Saturday. The Real Madrid star was called to testify in court on Monday over accusations he evaded 14.7 million euros ($17.3 million) in tax on his image rights via a complicated web of shell

  • Medals galore for Pak karatekas in Colombo

    August 6, 2017 12:00 AM 6

    KARACHI: Pakistani karatekas did a fine job as they grabbed six gold, four silver and three bronze medals on the opening day of the 4th South Asian Karate Championship at the Sugathadasa Sports Complex Indoor Stadium in Colombo on Saturday. As per information received by this correspondent, Pakistan’s leading players Saadi Abbas (-75kg), Baz Mohammad

  • Muguruza storms into Stanford semis

    August 6, 2017 12:00 AM 3

    LOS ANGELES, California: Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza swept into the semi-finals of the WTA hardcourt tournament at Stanford on Friday with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Ana Konjuh. Spanish top seed Muguruza needed just 62 minutes to get past the fifth-seeded Croatian, breaking Konjuh’s serve five times and never trailing in their first career meeting

  • Double Olympic gold medallist Brownlee to miss rest of season

    August 5, 2017 11:46 PM 2

    Double Olympic men’s triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee has confirmed he will take no further part in the 2017 season because he is having surgery on a hip injury. The Briton who won the golds at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games confirmed the news on social media. Brownlee said it was a hard choice to make, but one that he feels is the correct