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Golf: Johnson downs Spieth in Northern Trust playoff


World number one Dustin Johnson hunted down Jordan Spieth with a bogey-free round, and then beat the reigning British Open champion with a birdie at the first playoff hole of the Northern Trust on Sunday. Johnson, who started the day three shots behind overnight leader Spieth, set himself up with …

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Football: Real streak halted by Valencia draw


Real Madrid needed a late strike from Marco Asensio to prevent a shock defeat but still saw their relentless winning streak ended by Valencia in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. Asensio had got the hosts off to the perfect start after just 10 minutes, but …

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Football: Liverpool thrash Arsenal, Wood rocks Spurs


Liverpool forwards Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah tore Arsenal to shreds as Arsene Wenger s team crashed to a humiliating 4-0 defeat at Anfield on Sunday. The trio all found the net to condemn Arsenal to a second successive defeat after their 1-0 loss at Stoke City, leaving …

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Pakistan to host three int’l tennis events this year


Pakistan would be hosting three international tennis tournaments this year with each having a cash prize of $15,000. According to Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) Secretary Sanaullah Aman, the three tournaments would be held in November and December. “Foreign players would be seen in action in these events while International Tennis …

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Football: Real Madrid ease past Deportivo in La Liga opener


Real Madrid s winning streak shows no signs of abating as the European champions began their defence of La Liga with a comfortable 3-0 win at Deportivo la Coruna. Gareth Bale, Casemiro and Toni Kroos were on target for the visitors, but Madrid s night at La Riazor ended on …

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Football: Brilliant Neymar dazzles again in PSG romp


Neymar starred from beginning to end on his home debut for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring twice in a 6-2 thumping of Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Sunday. The Brazilian superstar had a hand in everything else his new side did at the Parc des Princes as they recovered from the shock …

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Pakistan wins silver medal in Asian Junior Squash championship


Pakistan’s professional squash player Mansoor Zaman has won silver medal in the 24th Asian Junior Squash championship held in Amman, Jordan. Zaman was beaten by Jordan’s Mohammad Al Sarraj 11-5, 3-11, 11-7, 3-11, 2-11 in the final of under-19 category. Zaman had qualified for the final match by defeating Iran’s …

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Pakistan Volleyball Federation to hold trials on August 27


– Secretary General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Volleyball Association Khalid Waqar said that the Pakistan Volleyball Federation would hold Under-20 trials here at PSB Coaching Center on August 27 at 11.00 a.m. Talking to APP, Khalid Waqar, who also coached Pakistan team, the after the selection of the short-listed probable camp would …

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Tennis: Pliskova wins twice to reach semis, secure No. 1 spot


Defending champion Karolina Pliskova solidified her world number one ranking Friday by defeating fifth-ranked Caroline Wozniacki and qualifier Camila Giorgi on Friday to reach the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters semi-finals. The 25-year-old Czech, fighting to hold off Romania s second-ranked Simona Halep atop the rankings, first ousted Italian qualifier …

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Tennis: Kyrgios rips Nadal to reach semis, Pliskova takes two


Australia’s Nick Kyrgios blasted new world number one Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-5 Friday, winning twice in one day to reach the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters semi-finals. As defending champion Karolina Pliskova won twice in one day for the third time this season to tighten her grip on the world …

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