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Tour sprinters chomping at the bit

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th July 2015

Tour sprinters chomping at the bit MURET: Tour de France sprinters will be breathing a sigh of relief and be anxious to take their chances on Friday’s 198.5km stage 13 from Muret to Rodez. After three gruelling days in the mountains trying simply to get home within the time limits, the sprinters will be feeling this is a stage for them....


Pakistan players to feature in Victorian Open, Australian Open

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th July 2015

Pakistan players to feature in Victorian Open, Australian Open ISLAMABAD: A three-member Pakistan squash squad will proceed to Australia on July 22 to feature in Victorian Open and Australian Open PSA International event, Secretary Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) Group Captain Aamir Nawaz said on Tuesday. “We will send our three players – Nasir Iqbal, Farhan Zaman and Tayyab Aslam to represent the country in...


Liverpool and Man City agree £49m Sterling move: reports

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th July 2015

Liverpool and Man City agree £49m Sterling move: reports LONDON: Liverpool have reached an agreement with Premier League rivals Manchester City over the £49 million ($76 million, 68 million euro transfer) of England forward Raheem Sterling, the BBC and other British media reported Monday. However, the 20-year-old’s proposed move is still subject to personal terms and a medical. Sterling was left behind by Liverpool...


PM voices concern over hockey team’s poor performance

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th July 2015

PM voices concern over hockey team’s poor performance ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday expressed concern over the embarrassing performance of Pakistan’s Hockey team in World Hockey League leading to team’s disqualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics. According to a PM House statement, the Prime Minister, who is also the Patron in Chief of Pakistan Hockey Federation, sought explanation from the PHF...


Hockey World League Semis: Pakistan Loses to Ireland, Out of Rio Olympics Race

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th July 2015

Hockey World League Semis: Pakistan Loses to Ireland, Out of Rio Olympics Race WEB DESK: Pakistan men’s hockey team failed to qualify for next year’s Rio Olympics after suffering a 0-1 defeat to Ireland in a play-off match of the World League Semifinals in Antwerp on Saturday. Pakistan’s loss in the first play-off match for the fifth to eighth spots means now they cannot finish above the seventh...


Farah adamant he is ’100 percent clean’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st July 2015

Farah adamant he is ’100 percent clean’ LONDON: Britain’s double Olympic champion Mo Farah reiterated Wednesday he was “100 percent clean” as doping allegations continued to swirl around coach Alberto Salazar. Significantly, Farah has not been accused of wrongdoing but the winner of the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the 2012 London Olympics feels his name is being tarnished by association and...


Olympian runs 800 meters race while 34 weeks pregnant

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st July 2015

Olympian runs 800 meters race while 34 weeks pregnant WEBDESK:A five time US-national champion ran an 800 meter race in two minutes while she was 34 weeks pregnant. Olympian Alysia Montano may have finished last in the race yesterday at the Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California, but she said she enjoyed it and felt ‘really good’. The Olympic athlete has consulted with her doctor throughout...


India and Pakistan wrap up match on a tie

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th June 2015

India and Pakistan wrap up match on a tie ANTWERP: Pakistan reached quarter final in the World Hockey League but after a tough match against India, the match tied with two goals on each side, Aaj Tv News reported. Ramandeep Singh scored two goals for India. He scored his first goal in 13 minutes of the game whereas Muhammad Imran leveled the scoreboard in...


Insatiable Taylor keen to keep young in their place

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd June 2015

Insatiable Taylor keen to keep young in their place BAKU: Irish boxing great Katie Taylor has accrued enough gold to make even King Midas jealous but she is not satisfied yet and while delighted there is a younger generation emerging she is keen to put them in their place, beginning in Baku. The 28-year-old Olympic lightweight champion — who also has five world and...


Tennis: Monfils aces his way into Stuttgart semis

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th June 2015

Tennis: Monfils aces his way into Stuttgart semis STUTTGART, Germany: Frenchman Gael Monfils fired 17 aces in a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 quarter-final victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber which left Germany with just one title contender at the Stuttgart Open on Friday. Monfils, seeded fourth and a former runner-up at the Weissenhof club when the event was played on clay, reached the final four on...


Federer beats Wawrinka to seal Djokovic final

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th May 2015

Federer beats Wawrinka to seal Djokovic final ROME: Swiss Roger Federer beat countryman Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 6-2 in the Italian Open semi-final to set up his third final of the year against Serbian rival Novak Djokovic. Wawrinka had caused the first major upset of the week when he battled Rafael Nadal throughout a thrilling quarter-final on Friday to send the seven-time Rome...


Hockey: Team announced for tour of Korea

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th May 2015

Hockey: Team announced for tour of Korea LAHORE: Pakistan Hockey Federation announced the team for upcoming tour of Korea, Muhammad Imran will be the captain of the team, Aaj News reported Ranaa Muajahid, Secretary of Pakistan Hockey Federation said that there is no disagreement between federation and players, team will depart for Korea today. Changes in the team have been made, as...


Sin City to host the biggest brawl of this Century

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th April 2015

Sin City to host the biggest brawl of this Century One of the most anticipated fights of boxing history is going to take place at MGM garden arena, Las Vegas Nevada on May 2 Saturday. Both fighters will be waging a violent war against each other as there is a lot of bad blood between them. The fight will add unrevealed fortunes to their already...


Sports gala spring festival concludes in D.I. Khan

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 24th April 2015

Sports gala spring festival concludes in D.I. Khan RAWALPINDI: The four-day sports gala spring festival 2015 Organized by Pakistan Army in coordination with civil administration of district concluded at Dera Ismail Khan. According to ISPR here on Friday, in total, six different sports events including Cricket, Football, badminton, Table Tennis, Volley Ball and squash, around 300 players and officials participated from D I...


Tennis: Nadal stunned by Fognini in Barcelona

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd April 2015

Tennis: Nadal stunned by Fognini in Barcelona BARCELONA: Rafael Nadal’s stuttering season continued as he was stunned 6-4, 7-6 (8/6) by Italy’s Fabio Fognini at the Barcelona Open on Thursday. Nadal, an eight-time champion in Barcelona, had won four of the previous five meetings between the two, but also lost to Fognini on clay earlier this season in Rio de Janeiro. However,...


Phelps fails to qualify for 400 meters freestyle final

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th April 2015

Phelps fails to qualify for 400 meters freestyle final USA: Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps suffered his first setback in his return to the pool after he failed to qualify for the 400 meters freestyle final in Mesa, Arizona on Friday. Phelps, competing first time following a six-month ban for a drunk driving conviction, flashed his old form on Thursday when he won the...


Boxing: Japan’s Yamanaka defends WBA title with crushing KO

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 16th April 2015

Boxing: Japan’s Yamanaka defends WBA title with crushing KO TOKYO:  Japan’s Shinsuke Yamanaka successfully defended his World Boxing Council bantamweight title for the eighth time on Thursday with a ferocious seventh-round knockout of Argentine Diego Santillan. The 32-year-old Yamanaka uncoiled a venomous left to send the South American sprawling 36 seconds into the seventh in Osaka, having softened the challenger up in the previous...


Formula One: Mercedes rivals get the needle in China

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th April 2015

Formula One: Mercedes rivals get the needle in China SHANGHAI:  Fierce Mercedes rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg resumed hostilities in China on Saturday after Hamilton snatched pole position by the finest of margins, much to Rosberg’s chagrin. Hamilton, the Formula One world champion, pipped Rosberg by just four hundredths of a second in Shanghai, the German bristling when reminded he had out-qualified Hamilton...


FIFA warns Indonesia over meddling in football

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th April 2015

FIFA warns Indonesia over meddling in football JAKARTA: Soccer’s world governing body FIFA has written to the Indonesian government, asking the Minister of Youth and Sports to stop meddling in the running of the local football league. A FIFA spokesperson told Reuters that if the Indonesian government did not comply with the request, FIFA could impose possible sanctions. These could include a...


Bolt to compete in next month’s World Relays

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th April 2015

Bolt to compete in next month’s World Relays Usain Bolt will compete in next month’s IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association said on Tuesday. The May 2-3 competition, which will be held in Nassau, is the newest addition to the IAAF’s global events and will feature over 600 athletes in five relay disciplines and the distance medley relay...


Air Chief awards cash prize to Maria Toorpakai

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th April 2015

Air Chief awards cash prize to Maria Toorpakai PESHAWAR: Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, who is also the President of Pakistan Squash Federation, awarded cash prize to Pakistan Squash player Maria Toorpakai for her victory in recently concluded 2nd Bahria Town International Women Squash Championship. She won the closely contested final after beating South Africa?s...


China Olympic winner Liu Xiang retires

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th April 2015

China Olympic winner Liu Xiang retires BEIJING:  China’s greatest track and field athlete Liu Xiang announced his retirement Tuesday, with the injury-plagued Athens 2004 gold medal winner saying he had “no choice” but to bring down the curtain on his trail-blazing career. “From today, I will end my life as a professional athlete and retire formally,” the 110m hurdles star said...


Indonesia settles Olympics logo row ahead of Asian Games

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th April 2015

Indonesia settles Olympics logo row ahead of Asian Games JAKARTA: An Indonesian sports body has agreed to stop using the Olympic rings logo, an official said, after the country faced the threat of losing the right to host the 2018 Asian Games. The International Olympic Committee sent a letter in January warning Indonesia that it could lose its role in IOC-sanctioned events — including...


Beijing 2022 to boost winter sports market by inspiring 300 million people to take up winter sports

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th March 2015

Beijing 2022 to boost winter sports market by inspiring 300 million people to take up winter sports ISLAMABAD: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission on Friday visited Zhangjiakou, a popular skiing destination for over a decade that attracts 1.5 million people annually. With Zhangjiakou zone events set to be staged at the foot of the iconic Great Wall of China, Beijing 2022 has underlined how this stunning backdrop can best showcase...


RugbyU: Ireland beat Scotland 40-10 in Six Nations

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st March 2015

RugbyU: Ireland beat Scotland 40-10 in Six Nations EDINBURGH: Ireland put themselves in the Six Nations driving seat with a 40-10 win over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday. The 30-point winning margin equalled Ireland’s biggest ever over Scotland — 36-6 also at Murrayfield in 2003 — and was enough to take New Zealander coach Joe Schmidt’s side ahead of Wales, 61-20 winners in...


Sharapova battles past error-prone Azarenka

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th March 2015

Sharapova battles past error-prone Azarenka INDIAN WELLS: Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova needed six match points to grind out a 6-4, 6-3 win over Victoria Azarenka in a rare early marquee matchup at Indian Wells on Monday. The 27-year old Russian appeared to be ready to close out the third round match in the eighth game of the second...


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