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Japan’s Nishikori soars to world number four

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd March 2015

Japan’s Nishikori soars to world number four TOKYO: Record breaking Japan superstar Kei Nishikori rose to fourth in Monday’s new world rankings, equalling Kimiko Date-Krumm as his country’s highest ranked tennis player. The 24 year old, who is the top-ranked Asian born man ever, tweeted: “Just saw the new rankings. Very proud of another step #4 this week.” Nishikori, last year’s US...


Skiing U-turn made me a champion, says Djokovic

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd March 2015

Skiing U-turn made me a champion, says Djokovic BELGRADE: The dedication to sporting excellence which moulded Novak Djokovic into the world’s top tennis player was preceded by a passion for skiing which remains one of his greatest joys, the 27-year old Serb told Reuters on Sunday. Cutting a relaxed figure following afternoon practice less than 24 hours after losing the Dubai Open final...


Sharapova and out as bug forces top seed to withdraw

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

Sharapova and out as bug forces top seed to withdraw MEXICO CITY: A stomach virus caused world number two Maria Sharapova to pull out of the Acapulco International in Mexico just hours before her semi-final on Friday. “I’m really sorry to have to withdraw,” the top-seeded Russian said on her website (www.mariasharapova.com). “I had a great start to the event and was hoping I could...


By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

Acapulco, Guerrero, MEXICO: Spanish tennis player David Ferrer returns the ball to US player Ryan Harrison during their Mexico ATP Open men’s singles semifinal tennis match in Acapulco, Guerrero State, on February 27, 2015....


Tennis: Safarova reaches Qatar final for first time

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th February 2015

Tennis: Safarova reaches Qatar final for first time DOHA:  Wimbledon semi-finalist Lucie Safarova breezed through to her first ever Qatar Open final, comprehensively beating Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets on Friday. Left-hander Safarova won 6-3, 6-2 in a semi-final which she totally dominated and lasted little over an hour. The Czech broke the Spaniard’s serve in the second game of the first...


Veteran Furyk still has the drive to do well

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th February 2015

Veteran Furyk still has the drive to do well While Tiger Woods wrestles with back issues and sharply declining form and Vijay Singh has battled assorted health problems in recent years, veteran Jim Furyk is playing some of the best golf of his career. At the age of 44 and despite a few “dings, nicks and bruises along the way,” American Furyk is still...


Tennis Nadal sees Argentine Open as next step up comeback ladder

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th February 2015

Tennis Nadal sees Argentine Open as next step up comeback ladder BUENOS AIRES: Rafael Nadal, who suffered an upset defeat in the Rio Open semi-finals at the weekend, said on Monday he was confident of taking another step towards recovering his best form in Buenos Aires this week. The Spaniard, ranked fourth after Saturday’s loss to Fabio Fognini ended a run of 52 consecutive semi final...


Years long efforts needed to win medal at Asia level: Team manager

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd February 2015

Years long efforts needed to win medal at Asia level: Team manager LAHORE: Manger of the national cycling team which participated in the Asian Championship, Moazzam Ali Khan Monday said that Pakistan failed to win a medal in the Asian championship recently held in Thailand due to lack of facilities at home and other factors. “We are far behind in comparison with the other Asian countries and...


Stakhovsky upsets Wawrinka at Marseille Open

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st February 2015

Stakhovsky upsets Wawrinka at Marseille Open MARSEILLE: World number seven Stan Wawrinka was sensationally knocked out of the Marseille Open on Friday as he went down in the quarter-finals against world number 59 Sergiy Stakhovsky in three sets. Ukraine’s Stakhovsky carved out a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory over the Swiss former Australian Open winner, and now meets Frenchman Gilles Simon. World...


Young topples third seeded Dolgopolov

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st February 2015

Young topples third seeded Dolgopolov DELRAY BEACH, United States: Donald Young toppled third seeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Friday to book a semi final showdown with Australian Bernard Tomic at the ATP Delray Beach Open. Young, ranked 56th in the world, withstood 11 aces from the 24th-ranked Dolgopolov in a match lasting one hour and 56 minutes....


Moore takes early control at challenging Riviera

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st February 2015

Moore takes early control at challenging Riviera PACIFIC PALISADES, California: Already a winner on the 2014-15 PGA Tour, Ryan Moore put himself in good position to claim another title by seizing an early one-shot lead in the Northern Trust Open second round on Friday. Three strokes off the pace overnight, the 32 year old American fired a three under par 68 on...


Wayne rooney challenged to WWE

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th February 2015

Wayne rooney challenged to WWE Wayne Rooney dove to win his penalty kick against Preston North End on Monday. That much we know, at least after Rooney himself basically admitting it to Preston goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckman. WWE wrestler Wade Barrett, clearly not a United fan, decided to call out Rooney anyways for his action, challenging him to the ring via Twitter: What...


China win women’s team sprint world title

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th February 2015

China win women’s team sprint world title SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France: Chinese pair Gong Jinjie and Zhong Tianshi won the women’s team sprint title at the World Track Cycling Championships near Paris on Wednesday in a new world record time. The Chinese set a time of 32.034sec to beat Russians Daria Shmeleva and Anastasia Voynova into silver. Australians Kaarle McCulloch and Anna Mears upset...


Teen wonder Ko plans to retire at 30

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th February 2015

Teen wonder Ko plans to retire at 30 MELBOURNE: Teenage world number one Lydia Ko revealed Wednesday she plans to retire at 30 and is about to start a psychology degree to prepare for life after golf. The 17 year old New Zealander, who smashed Tiger Woods’s record of reaching the top ranking when he was 21, said she wanted a second career...


NED University girls retain Throwball title

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th February 2015

NED University girls retain Throwball title KARACHI: NED University Girls retained their crown in IBA Sports Throwball Tournament when they beat Bahria University 2-1 in the final at IBA Campus on Monday. NED university team comprising of Erum Bukhari, Hunza Khan,Najiyya Siddiqui, Mahnoor Asif, Sara Raza, Hannah Shoaib, Yusra Rahimtoola, Hira Rasool and Maliha Zafar registered 15-10, 11-15, 15-5 victory. NED...


NBA World team beat U.S. in Rising Stars challenge

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th February 2015

NBA World team beat U.S. in Rising Stars challenge Rookie NBA forward Andrew Wiggins scored 22 points, leading seven in double figures as the World team defeated the U.S. team 121-112 on Friday night in the Rising Stars Challenge at the Barclays Center in New York. In 23 minutes, Canadian Wiggins, who plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves, showed glimpses of someone who might play...


Komissarova just wants to walk

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th February 2015

Komissarova just wants to walk MOSCOW: Maria Komissarova has been told to forget about sport and move on with her life which is not easy for a freestyle skier who dreamed of winning gold at last year’s Sochi Olympics and now hopes only to walk again. This time last year Komissarova was among Russia’s brightest talents, heading into a home...


Wawrinka storms on serve to reach Rotterdam semi-finals

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th February 2015

Wawrinka storms on serve to reach Rotterdam semi-finals ROTTERDAM, Netherlands: Stan Wawrinka was untouchable on serve in the opening set as the Swiss powered into the semi-finals of the ATP Rotterdam World Tennis event on Friday with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 win over Gilles Muller. Fourth seed Wawrinka will Saturday face second seed Milos Raonic, whose big serve accounted for a mere six...


Shabbir gains commanding lead in CAS Golf

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th February 2015

Shabbir gains commanding lead in CAS Golf KARACHI: Holder Muhammad Shabbir Iqbal of Islamabad Golf Club gained complete control on the third day of 34th Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Golf Championship by gaining eight strokes lead at Airmen Golf Club on Friday. Pakistan’s golfing ace was not at brilliant best on the day after carding 5-under par 67 in the second...


RMI National Women Squash Championship from March 3: Qamar Zaman

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th February 2015

RMI National Women Squash Championship from March 3: Qamar Zaman PESHAWAR: Rehman Medical Institute National Women Squash Championship will be played at PAF Hashim Khan Squash Complex from March 3, former World Champion and Vice President Pakistan Squash Federation Qamar Zaman said this while addressing a press conference here on Wednesday. Flanked by Secretary KP Squash Association Ihsan Ullah Khan, Qamar Zaman said that they...


CDA to upgrade 23 sports grounds of capital

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th February 2015

CDA to upgrade 23 sports grounds of capital wp- ISLAMABAD: Capital Development Authority (CDA) is carrying out upgradation of 23 sports grounds located in different sectors of Islamabad in collaboration with private firms. The purpose behind the upgradation of these grounds is to provide better sports facilities to the residents particularly the youth of Islamabad. The private firms would be responsible for up...


Golf: USGA to launch US Senior Women’s Open in 2018

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th February 2015

Golf: USGA to launch US Senior Women’s Open in 2018 NEW YORK: The US Senior Women’s Open, a new championship for female golfers 50-and-over, will be launched in 2018, the US Golf Association (USGA) announced Saturday. The tournament will mirror the set-up of the US Open and US Women’s Open with 72 holes of stroke play and a cut coming after 36 holes. “The necessary...


Bastketball Maccabi leave it late as Real ease past Barca

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th February 2015

Bastketball Maccabi leave it late as Real ease past Barca Euroleague holders Maccabi Tel Aviv had Jeremy Pargo’s overtime three-pointer to thank for a thrilling 97-94 win over Galatasaray in the sixth round of the Top 16 while Real Madrid cruised past Clasico rivals Barcelona. CSKA Moscow, who have claimed six Euroleague trophies, suffered their first defeat of the Top 16 campaign after losing 84-76...


English leads at Torrey, Mickelson follows Woods out

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th February 2015

English leads at Torrey, Mickelson follows Woods out LA JOLLA, United States: Harris English fired a six under par 66 on Friday to grab a two stroke lead at the Farmers Insurance Open, as five time major winner Phil Mickelson joined Tiger Woods on the sidelines. English had six birdies and no bogeys on the North Course at Torrey Pines, the easier of...


Yoo, Lincicome share LPGA lead in Bahamas

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th February 2015

Yoo, Lincicome share LPGA lead in Bahamas PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas: Yoo Sun Young carded a four under 69 on Friday to grab the clubhouse lead at the Bahamas LPGA Classic, but Brittany Lincicome was tied at the top through five holes when darkness halted the second round. South Korea’s Yoo was among 60 players who finished the second round on Friday, while...


Reichelt hopes to double up in downhill

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th February 2015

Reichelt hopes to double up in downhill BEAVER CREEK, United States: Hannes Reichelt will go for his second title in three days while Mattias Mayer hopes to add World gold to his Olympic crown in Saturday’s alpine World Championships men’s downhill. Reichelt topped the field in Thursday’s super-G, a bruising race day on the Birds of Prey course that took an injury...


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