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Tennis: Kerber in historic loss, tearful Kvitova returns

PARIS – Angelique Kerber became the first top seed to lose in the opening round at Roland Garros as tearful Petra Kvitova swept to victory in her first match since surviving a knife attack which almost ended her career. German world number one Kerber, the reigning US Open champion, dropped ...

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Formula One: Vettel delivers Ferrari 1-2 at Monaco

MONACO  – Sebastian Vettel secured a memorable one-two for Ferrari in Sunday’s 75th Monaco Grand Prix to extend his world championship lead to a luxurious 25 points over Lewis Hamilton. Taking full advantage of generous, if grim-faced, support from his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, who led from pole position until the ...

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Tennis: Nadal, Djokovic launch French Open assaults

PARIS  – Record nine-time winner Rafael Nadal and title-holder Novak Djokovic set off Monday ahead of a French Open collison course, while champions past and present meet in the women s first round. Nadal is bidding to become the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles at any ...

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Boxing: Khan wants Brook bout after Spence Jr takes title

LONDON  – Britain’s former light-welterweight world boxing champion Amir Khan wants to end years of failed negotiations and finally take on compatriot Kell Brook he told Sky Sports. The 2004 Olympic lightweight silver medalist announced this in the wake of Brook losing his IBF welterweight title to the impressive unbeaten ...

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Pakistan to play two T20Is against Afghanistan: PCB chief

LAHORE – Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Shahryar Khan has announced on Saturday that green shirts would play Afghanistan for two Twenty20 International matches. The announcement was made after Chairman of Afghanistan cricket authority visited Lahore and toured Qaddafi International Stadium besides PCB chief. In a meeting convened by ...

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Wawrinka holds Geneva title ahead of French Open bid

GENEVA  – Top seed Stan Wawrinka defended his Geneva claycourt title on Saturday, rallying for a set down to see off German outsider Mischa Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. The Swiss player s first trophy of the season gives the 32-year-old world number three a boost ahead of the French Open — ...

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Formula One: Kimi on pole as Ferrari secure Monaco front row

MONACO  – Kimi Raikkonen secured his first pole for nine years and Ferrari a first front row lockout at the Monaco Grand Prix since 2008 after qualifying for Formula One’s glamour race on Saturday. The Italian team’s domination that left Lewis Hamilton struggling to take 14th for Mercedes sparked celebration ...

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Pakistan hockey team depart to play World Cup qualifying round

Pakistan will reach Ireland first to play three-match series against the hosts before WC qualifiers. LAHORE  – Pakistan hockey team have on Saturday departed from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport to play World Cup qualifying round in London. The team will reach Ireland first to play three-match series against the ...

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