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  • PFF elections set for Dec 12

    November 30, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: The Returning Officer Mohammad Shoaib Shaheen on Thursday unveiled the schedule of the elections of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF). According to the schedule, the elections would be held at the Supreme Court Building in Islamabad on December 12.The proccedings on the election day will begin at 2pm. In the first phase, voting for the PFF women

  • BD to send cricketers to Pakistan after safety assurances

    November 30, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    DHAKA: Bangladesh will send a cricket squad to Pakistan for the first time in three years, officials said on Thursday after receiving assurances from their counterparts about security. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are co-hosting an Asian Cricket Council tournament next month, with Bangladesh playing all their group matches in Karachi.Most cricket nations have steered

  • Copa Libertadores final to be played outside Argentina

    November 29, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    ASUNCION, Argentina: The twice-postponed second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between fierce local rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played next month outside Argentina, South American football administrators Conmebol said on Tuesday. But Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici said he will take an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport

  • Mourinho hits back at critics after United win

    November 29, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LONDON: Jose Mourinho once again stole the show from his players, smashing drinks crates to the ground after Marouane Fellaini’s late winner took Manchester United into the Champions League knockout stages and eliciting headlines on Wednesday such as “Bottle of Red”. The volatile 55-year-old Portuguese — whose mood swings and barbed remarks about virtually

  • Woods hunting more Majors in 2019

    November 29, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    NASSAU, Bahamas: A rejuvenated Tiger Woods will head into the New Year excited knowing he’s won six of his 14 Major Championship titles on three of the four 2019 host venues. Former world number one Woods made a successful return to golf this year after missing most of the previous two seasons through injury.While Woods finished his season with a dramatic

  • Aqeel, Abid move into Federal Cup semis

    November 29, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    KARACHI: Aqeel Khan and Abid Ali Akber reached the semi-finals of men’s singles at the 32nd Federal Cup in Islamabad on Wednesday. Top seed Aqeel thrashed Yousaf Khalil 6-0, 6-1 and Muzammil Murtaza won against Muhammad Shoaib 6-4, 7-6(4) in the quarter-finals. Shamael Chaudhry overpowered Heera Ashiq 6-7(5), 7-6(4), 7-6(2) and Abid smashed Mudassar

  • Leicester book Man City clash

    November 29, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    LEICESTER: Leicester will face holders Manchester City in the League Cup quarter-finals after a 6-5 penalty shoot-out win over Southampton that was marred by a VAR row on Tuesday. In a match rearranged following the tragic death of Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in October, Claude Puel’s side were held to a 0-0 draw by struggling Southampton

  • Real, Juventus and Man City into last 16

    November 29, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    PARIS: Holders Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus were among seven teams to reach the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday while Sergio Aguero’s late equaliser at Lyon also sent Manchester City through. Bayern Munich thumped Benfica 5-1 to book their place and ease the pressure on coach Niko Kovac.“It’s a convincing win and that’s exactly

  • Eddings tapped to lead Australian cricket

    November 29, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    SYDNEY: Australian cricket’s embattled governing body named Earl Eddings to lead the organisation out of crisis Wednesday, opting for a safe pair of hands already serving on the board. Cricket Australia said in a statement that it had bumped Eddings — a director of a risk-management company — from deputy and interim chairman to have the role full time.“I am honoured

  • Yasir returns to top 10 after Dubai 14

    November 29, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    DUBAI: Yasir Shah returned to the top 10 in the ICC Test Player Rankings for bowlers after his heroics steered Pakistan to a thumping win against New Zealand in the second Test in Dubai. His returns of 8-41 and 6-143 helped him climb to No 10 – after a jump of nine spots.Meanwhile, Haris Sohail and Babar Azam, centurions in Pakistan’s win over New Zealand