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Formula One: Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GP, claims world title

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd November 2014

Formula One: Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GP, claims world title ABU DHABI: Lewis Hamilton was crowned the 2014 world drivers’ champion on Sunday after winning the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The 29-year-old Briton, who won his first title in 2008, claimed his 11th win of the Formula One season to finish on 384 points. The title challenge of Nico Rosberg, Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate, petered...


Tennis: Federer wins Davis Cup for Switzerland

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd November 2014

Tennis: Federer wins Davis Cup for Switzerland LILLE:  Roger Federer gave Switzerland its first Davis Cup title in Lille on Sunday by defeating Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets in the first of the final’s reverse singles. Federer romped home to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 win to hand the Swiss an unbeatable 3-1 lead after Stan Wawrinka had won the opening...


Golf: McIlroy wins 2014 Race to Dubai crown

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th November 2014

Golf: McIlroy wins 2014 Race to Dubai crown BELEK, Turkey: World number one Rory McIlroy on Sunday was assured of capturing the 2014 Race to Dubai crown, rewarding the top European PGA Tour golfer of the year. The Northern Irishman was not playing this week in the season’s penultimate tournament in Belek, Turkey, but made it past the post anyway when none of...


Tennis: Murray keeps semi bid alive, Federer strolls

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th November 2014

Tennis: Murray keeps semi bid alive, Federer strolls LONDON- Andy Murray kept alive his bid to reach the semi-finals of the ATP Tour Finals with a crucial 6-3, 7-5 victory in his shoot-out with Milos Raonic on Tuesday. Murray knew he would have been eliminated from the prestigious season-ending event at London’s O2 Arena if he lost to Canada’s Raonic, but the world...


Baseball: Abreu, deGrom honoured with rookie awards

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th November 2014

Baseball: Abreu, deGrom honoured with rookie awards NEW YORK- Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and New York Mets right-handed pitcher Jacob deGrom have been named the American League and National League rookies of the year on Monday. Abreu is the first White Sox player honored with the award since Ozzie Guillen back in 1985 while deGrom is the first Mets...


Tennis: Nadal quits hospital after appendix op

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th November 2014

Tennis: Nadal quits hospital after appendix op MADRID: Rafael Nadal was all smiles Wednesday saying he felt fine as he left the Barcelona hospital where he underwent appendix surgery earlier this week. “Everything went well. It was a simple, commonplace operation,” said Nadal, who went under the knife on Monday. “I’m doing fine,” he reassured reporters, But the 14 time Grand Slam...


Formula One: Rosberg refuses to concede world title

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th November 2014

Formula One: Rosberg refuses to concede world title BERLIN:  Nico Rosberg has no intention of conceding the Formula One world title to Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton until it is a mathematical certainty. “I will never give up,” Rosberg said. “I will continue to attack” because, he added “everything is possible” with the final Grand Prix of the season in Abu Dhabi controversially offering...


Baseball: Cards’ rising star Taveras killed in car crash

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th October 2014

Baseball: Cards’ rising star Taveras killed in car crash LOS ANGELES- St. Louis Cardinals rookie fielder Oscar Taveras died in an automobile crash in his native Dominican Republic, the Major League Baseball club announced Sunday night. He was 22. Dominican police said the highly-touted prospect was driving in a car with a female, believed to be his girlfriend, when he lost control of the...


Tennis: Revenge win leaves Williams on top of the world

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th October 2014

Tennis: Revenge win leaves Williams on top of the world SINGAPORE: Serena Williams ended the season on top of the world once again Sunday as she hammered Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 to seal a WTA Finals hat-trick and avenge her crushing loss to the Romanian. Four days after her embarrassing 6-2, 6-0 defeat to Halep, Williams served up sweet revenge to win her fifth year-end...


Rallying: Ogier wins in Spain, retains world title

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th October 2014

Rallying: Ogier wins in Spain, retains world title SALOU: Sebastian Ogier of France, driving a Volkswagen, retained his world title after victory in the Rally of Spain on Sunday. Ogier, 30, finished ahead of team-mate Jari-Mari Latvala of Finland, the only man who could have overtaken him and prevented him from successfully defending the crown he won last year. Another Finn, Mikko Hirvonen,...


Tennis: Serena Williams reaches WTA Finals semis

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th October 2014

Tennis: Serena Williams reaches WTA Finals semis SINGAPORE: World number one Serena Williams reached the WTA Finals semis on Friday when Simona Halep  won the second set of her match against Ana Ivanovic. Halep earned a reprieve for Williams, whom she stunned 6-0, 6-2 on Wednesday, and guaranteed top spot in the Red Group round robin when she took the second set...


Formula One: Hamilton scorches to Russian GP victory

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th October 2014

Formula One: Hamilton scorches to Russian GP victory SOCHI, Russia:  Briton Lewis Hamilton won the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, with his Mercedes team claiming the constructors’ championship with three races of the season to go. Hamilton, 29, started from pole and dominated the field to speed to a 31st GP victory, consolidating his lead atop the drivers’ standings from Mercedes teammate...


Tennis: Federer outguns Djokovic in Shanghai

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th October 2014

Tennis: Federer outguns Djokovic in Shanghai SHANGHAI: A feisty Roger Federer overcame Novak Djokovic in a gripping Shanghai Masters semi-final Saturday, ending the Serb’s incredible winning streak in China and his hopes of clinching a third successive title. A brilliant attacking display from the 17-times Grand Slam winner, who served with aggression and spent much of his time at the net,...


Pakistan hockey team to return home in three batches

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd October 2014

Pakistan hockey team to return home in three batches INCHEON: Asian Games silver medalist Pakistan hockey team will be flying back home en-route Hong Kong and Bangkok on Saturday morning by Thai Airways after taking part in the continental sporting extravaganza. Wgile chief coach Shahnaz Shaikh, Umar Bhutta, Shakeel Abbasi, and Rashid Mahmood will be flying to Islamabad, majority of the players including captain...


CAS International Squash from October 16

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd October 2014

CAS International Squash from October 16 PESHAWAR: Pakistan Squash Federation would be organizing Chief of Air Staff International Squash Championship at Mushaf Squash Complex, Islamabad with a prize purse of US$ 25,000/-. The pre-qualifying round would be held on October 16, 2014 followed by the qualifying round on October 18,19, 2014 and the main round from October 20,23, 2014. In order...


Pakistan went down fighting 25-14 against Iran in Asian Games Kabbadi semis

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd October 2014

Pakistan went down fighting 25-14 against Iran in Asian Games Kabbadi semis INCHEON, South Korea: Like 2010 in Guangzhou, Pakistan ended with a bronze medal in 17th Asian Games Kabbadi event after going down fighting against Iran by 25-14 margin in the semifinal at Songodo Gymnasium court on Thursday. Pakistan players offered formidable Iranian team a great fight by playing a 9-9 draw in the first half....


Pakistan Rugby suffers third major defeat in Asian Games

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st October 2014

Pakistan Rugby suffers third major defeat in Asian Games INCHEON: Pakistan Rugby team Wednesday suffered third defeat against Malaysia in classification match of XVII Asian Games for 9-12th place at Namdong Asiad Rugby Field. Pakistan team, hammered 72-0 by Hong Kong in their opening match,was trounced 59-0 in their second league match by the Philippines and thrashed 59-0 by the Malaysians to make of...


Naseer leads Pakistan to 11th spot in Asian Games Volleyball

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st October 2014

Naseer leads Pakistan to 11th spot in Asian Games Volleyball INCHEON: Spectacular Naseer Ahmed scored 20 points to spearhead Pakistan to 11th position when they defeated Saudi Arabia 3-0 in Asian Games Volleyball classification match of the 17th Asian Games at Ansan Sangroksu Gymnasium on Wednesday. This was Pakistan’s second win in the event after they defeated Myanmar with Naseer’s brilliant smashing and deft shots...


Pakistan beat 7-6 in shootout to reach Asian Games Hockey final

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th September 2014

Pakistan beat 7-6 in shootout to reach Asian Games Hockey final INCHEON:  Pakistan defeated Malaysia 7-6 on penalty shootout to enter the final of XVII Asian Games Hockey Tournament at Seonhak Hockey Stadium on Tuesday. The match ended in a goalless draw in the stipulated 60-minutes four quarters. Pakistan goal-keeper Imran Butt saved three goals in the shootout session. Rashid Mahmood scored the match winning goal...


Usman, Khurram finishes low in Asian Games Skeet shooting

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th September 2014

Usman, Khurram finishes low in Asian Games Skeet shooting INCHEON, South Korea: Pakistan’s triple Olympian Khurram Inam and his junior partner Usman Chand were unable to show any magic in individual qualification rounds of skeet shooting event of XVII Asian Games here at the Gyeonggldo International Shooting Range on Monday. Veteran skeet shooter, Khurram who had represented Pakistan in 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens and...


Imran’s Pakistan team upbeat for big games in Asian Games hockey

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th September 2014

Imran’s Pakistan team upbeat for big games in Asian Games hockey INCHEON, South Korea: Pakistan hockey team is upbeat in their hunt to successfully defend their gold, Captain Muhammad Imran said ahead their Tuesday’s semifinals in Asian Games. ” We all are aware of the importance of our next two big matches and are well equipped to handle the pressure,” he told APP Correspondent Ehsan Qureshi...


Pakistan beat Thailand 51-30 in Asian Games Kabbadi opener

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th September 2014

Pakistan beat Thailand 51-30 in Asian Games Kabbadi opener INCHEON:  Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games bronze medalist Pakistan made a promising start in the Kabbadi event of 17th Asian Games when they defeated Thailand 51-30 in their opening league match at Songdo Global University Gymnasium on Sunday. Pakistan dominated the first session as the never allowed their Thai players to settle down. Better equipped Pakistani...


Ghulam Mustufa finishes 10th in Centre-Fire Pistol of Asian Games

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th September 2014

Ghulam Mustufa finishes 10th in Centre-Fire Pistol of Asian Games INCHEON, South Korea: Pakistan’s emerging marksman Ghulam Mustufa Bashir finished 10th in the Center-fire Pistol of Asian Games at Ongnyeon International Shooting Range on Friday. Bashir, the reigning national champion and record holder back home, was Pakistan’s medal prospect accumulated the total of 580/600. Mustafa fired the rounds of 96, 95, 95 in precision and...


Asian Games: Qatar forfeit second game over hijab ban

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th September 2014

Asian Games: Qatar forfeit second game over hijab ban INCHEON, South Korea- Qatar’s women’s basketball team on Thursday forfeited a second Asian Games match because players are not allowed to wear a hijab headscarf, officials said. “We are not going to the stadium today and for the other matches as we will not be allowed to play because of the international basketball federation,” a...


Pakistan beat South Korea to notch-up 2nd win in Asian Games squash

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th September 2014

Pakistan beat South Korea to notch-up 2nd win in Asian Games squash INCHEON: Reigning team champion Pakistan notched-up their second win in squash competition of 17th Asian Games when they beat South Korean 3-0 in their second round match at Yeorumul Squash courts here on Wednesday. Though Pakistan won the match but two host Korean players put up a gritty fighting show, snatched a game before going...


Nadir, Ali makes winning start in Asian Games Boxing

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th September 2014

Nadir, Ali makes winning start in Asian Games Boxing INCHEON, South Korea: Pakistan fist-fighters Nadir Baloch and Ahmed Ali made a winning start for Pakistan in XVII Asian Games Boxing event here at an imposing Seonhak Indoor Gymnasium Stadium here on Wednesday. Nadir Baloch though won his bout against Phub Sigyel of Bhutan. However he was given testing time by his opponent before chalking...


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