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Illness rules Pogba out of United’s visit to Huddersfield

LONDON (AFP) – A frustrating few weeks for Manchester United s Paul Pogba continued when he was ruled out of Saturday s FA Cup fifth round trip to Huddersfield Town due to illness. “U23s midfielder Ethan Hamilton has taken his place in the squad,” United posted on Twitter. United boss Jose Mourinho angrily insisted on Friday that rumours his relationship …

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50 gymnasiums being built: Secretary Sports Punjab

LAHORE (APP) – Secretary Sports Punjab Muhammad Aamir Jan Friday said that as many as 50 gymnasium halls are being constructed and some of them are near completion in different cities of the Punjab province. He said this while addressing an important meeting of Divisional Sports Officers at National Hockey Stadium here on Friday. The officials concerned gave a thorough …

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Guardiola defends Man City’s ‘respectable’ Mahrez pursuit

MANCHESTER (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has defended Manchester City following complaints from Leicester manager Claude Puel over their pursuit of Riyad Mahrez. Puel criticised City this week, claiming the wealthy Premier League leaders had shown his side a lack of respect as they tried to push through a dramatic bid for the winger in last month s transfer window. French …

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Kickboxing ring operational in Lahore

Pakistan Kickboxing Federation (PKF) has established kickboxing ring despite lack of cooperation and support from the government. PKF told Dunya News that it has set up the whole ring on its own and the government has not lent even a single rope for it. PKF also announced holding of an international contest soon, hosting teams from South Asia.

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Lost top spot due to lack of support, complains boxer Waseem

National boxing champion Muhammad Waseem has again complained of lack of governmental support in international arena. Muhammad Waseem, hailing from Quetta, has brought laurels for Pakistan by staying the unbeaten World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Flyweight Champion for a long time. But recently, he has been in the news for all the wrong reasons as he complains of not receiving …

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Qalandars hopeful of better fortune in PSL3

KARACHI: Lahore Qalandars may have not been able to qualify for the play-offs in the first two seasons of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), but they are confident of changing their fortunes with a new squad in the third edition of the league. With Aaqib Javed replacing Paddy Upton as head coach. Atiq-uz-Zaman and Kabir Khan joining him in the …

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Tickets for PSL Lahore matches go on sale

LAHORE: The wait is finally over for fans in Pakistan: tickets for the two scheduled playoffs of the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) edition in Lahore are now available online. Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium is all set to host the two playoffs on March 20 and 21, the tickets for which can now be bought online here. Tickets are available for …

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Zalmi’s ‘strong outfit’ ready to defend PSL title: Javed Afridi

KARACHI: Javed Afridi, the owner of PSL team Peshawar Zalmi is confident that his team will successfully defend the title by putting up a great show in the third edition of Pakistan Super League. Talking to Geo.tv ahead of Zalmi’s departure to Dubai for the action packed PSL matches, Afridi said that Zalmi squad has a blend of talented youngsters …

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Eriksen grabs Spurs draw to spoil Higuain show

TURIN (AFP) – Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen pulled Tottenham back from the brink to hold Juventus 2-2 in Turin, spoiling what had looked set to be a Gonzalo Higuain one-man show in the Champions League last 16, first leg in Turin on Tuesday. Higuain had put Juventus — losing finalists twice in the past three seasons — two goals …

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Pakistani cycling team leaves for Malaysia

LAHORE (APP) — National cycling squad left here on Wednesday for Malaysia to take part in the Asian track cycling championship being held Thursday (February 15) in Kuala Lumpur. The party comprises four riders and three officials, said a spokesman of Pakistan Cycling Federation while talking to APP. The team comprises Zahid, Shakeel, Aizat ullah, and Abdul Basit . President, …

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