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  • Tayyab falls in CAS International squash semi-final

    September 14, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s Tayyab Aslam lost in the semi-finals of the $30,000 Chief of the Air Staff International men’s squash championship in Islamabad on Thursday.World No 20 and top seed Leo Au from Hong Kong thrashed world No 95 Tayyab 11-9, 11-2, 11-5 in the first semi-final.The second semi-final was played between world No 41 Nafizwan Adnan from Malaysia

  • Poor start for Pakistan’s skeet shooters in South Korea

    September 14, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s shooters performed badly on the opening day of the skeet competitions at the 52nd ISSF World Championship being held in Changwon, South Korea. Khurrum Inam scored 68 points (23, 22, 23) to claim 87th position on Thursday while Usman Chand scored 65 points (22, 21, 22) to finish 105th in the qualification round of individual category

  • Bayliss confirms nervous wait for Jennings ahead of SL tour

    September 14, 2018 12:00 AM

    LONDON: England opener Keaton Jennings faces a nervous wait to know if he is part of their plans for next month’s tour of Sri Lanka but his ability on spinning wickets could work in his favour, coach Trevor Bayliss has said. Jennings averaged just over 18 in their recent 4-1 series victory over India and has not scored a Test century since his debut

  • Better late than never, Ramirez defends crown at home

    September 14, 2018 12:00 AM

    LOS ANGELES, California: World Boxing Council junior welterweight champion Jose Ramirez, whose planned fight before hometown supporters in July was scrapped when his foe was hospitalized, finally defends his title on Friday. Ramirez, a 2012 London Olympian who is 22-0 with 16 knockouts as a professional, will defend the crown for the first time against

  • Bilal claims under-12 title in Essa Lab Open

    September 14, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: Bilal Asim from Lahore won the title in under-12 category of the 7th Essa Lab Open National Senior & Junior Tennis Championship at DA Creek Club here on Thursday. In the final, Bilal defeated Nadir Mirza 8-3 to clinch the title. In the semi-finals, Bilal had thrashed Ibrahim Noman 8-0 while Nadir Mirza had overcome Abdullah Imran 8-0. Meanwhile

  • Fleetwood tips Europe upset in Ryder Cup

    September 14, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    HONG KONG: Tommy Fleetwood on Thursday said home advantage could help Europe upset the United States in this month’s Ryder Cup, insisting the hosts won’t be intimidated by the likes of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. The Englishman said vociferous crowds and a familiar course at Le Golf National, near Paris, would boost Europe’s bid to regain the trophy

  • 15 foreign players to feature in Punjab International Squash

    September 14, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: As many as 15 foreign players will participate in the $20,000 Punjab International Squash Championship for men and women, scheduled to be held in Lahore from October 13-17. According to entries, Malaysia’s Ivan Yuen is top seed while Mazen Gamal from Egypt is the second seed. Third seed player is Auguste Dussourd from France, fourth seed is Pakistan’s

  • Asif, Shahid, Babar storm into quarter-finals

    September 14, 2018 12:00 AM

    KARACHI: The unseeded duo of Asif Toba and Shahid Aftab, along with second seed Babar Masih, booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Jubilee Insurance Ranking Snooker Championship here at the Karachi Gymkhana on Thursday.The remaining five slots for the last eight will be decided on Friday (today). Asif Toba, hailing from the city of Toba Tek Singh

  • Bradburn vows to improve Pakistan’s fielding

    September 14, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    LAHORE: Pakistan’s fielding coach Grant Bradburn has said that his target is to improve the team’s fielding.“It was a great first session with the Pakistan team,” Bradburn said while speaking to the media in Dubai on Thursday. “The players are ready to learn and are familiar with the basic techniques of fielding,” he said. “My target is to improve Pakistan’s

  • Taylor, Williams return to Zimbabwe squad for SA, BD tours

    September 14, 2018 12:00 AM

    Zimbabwe are set to play three ODIs and as many Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa in September-October, before they proceed to Bangladesh to play three ODIs and two Tests in October-November. In addition to Taylor, Ervine and Williams, all of whom last played for Zimbabwe in the ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018, returning, Kyle Jarvis and Solomon