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Badminton: Malaysia’s ageing star Lee fired up for 2017

KUCHING- After a phenomenal start this year, Malaysia s ageing badminton icon Lee Chong Wei said Monday he still has plenty of firepower as he aims for the elusive World Championship title in August. Lee, 34, the veteran world number one, captured the All-England Open last month with a trampling 21-12, ...

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Tennis: Konta withdraws from Charleston WTA event

LOS ANGELES- Britain s Johanna Konta withdrew from this week s WTA Charleston event on Monday, citing a shoulder injury and illness which developed during her Miami Open victory. Konta, 25, who became the first British woman to win the Miami Open with victory over Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday, was the highest-ranked ...

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Tennis: Federer moves up rankings after Miami win

PARIS – Swiss great Roger Federer has risen to fourth in the latest ATP rankings following his victory over Rafael Nadal in Sunday s Miami Open final. Roger Federer defeated long-standing rival Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 to win the Miami Open on Sunday and continue his outstanding start to the year. ...

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Aqeel Khan clinches DIG Aman Ullah Khan Tennis Tournament

PESHAWAR– Pakistan’s most Davis Cupper and No. 1 in ranking Aqeel Khan clinched the trophy of the 4th DIG Aman Ullah Khan Memorial Tennis Tournament played here at Tennis Courts of the Qayyum Sports Complex. President Pakistan Tennis Federation Salim Saifullah Khan was the chief guest on this occasion. President ...

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Pakistan team reach Guyana for ODI series

GEORGETOWN– Pakistan cricket team have reached Guyana from Port of Spain for three-match one-day international (ODI) series against the West Indies, reported Dunya News on Tuesday. Players looked in pleasant mood at the airport. Former Pakistan batsman and commentator Ramiz Raja gave batting tips to young Babar Azam. Georgetown, the ...

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Federer downs Nadal to win Miami Open

MIAMI- Roger Federer defeated old rival Rafael Nadal in straight sets here Sunday to win the Miami Open title. Former world number one Federer overwhelmed Nadal 6-3, 6-4 in just under two hours to claim an impressive win.

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Govt committed for promotion of sports: Riaz Pirzada

ISLAMABAD- Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada has said the government is committed for the promotion of sports in the country. He was addressing the opening ceremony of 4th National Tchoukball Championship for Men and Women 2017 at Liaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex in Islamabad. The Minister said the ...

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