"Establishment of cricket grounds to help promote game: ICC chief"

International Cricket Council president Zaheer Abbas has lauded the efforts of Punjab Chief Minister M Shahbaz Sharif saying establishing new cricket grounds will certainly help in promoting the game. “Steps taken by Shahbaz Sharif for the establishment of cricket grounds are commendable and with this imitative, new cricket talent will come forward. ” The ICC president also assured his all-out cooperation to Punjab government for the promotion of cricket.

“Pakistan qualifies for the final of 18th Asian squash team championships”

Pakistan has won the 18th Asian Squash Team Championships beating Hong Kong by 2-nil in Chinese Taipei. Pakistan has been winning the title continuously for the last four years.

“All Karachi gold cup T-20 to begin from 1st Ramzan”

All Karachi Syed Abdul Karim Gold Cup T-20 Cricket Tournament will commence in Karachi from 1st of Ramzan. Last date of entry is 25th of this month

“Barcelona wins second straight Spanish league title”

Barcelona has won its second straight Spanish league title after defeating Granada 3-0 on Saturday with a hat trick by Luis Suarez in the final round. The result capped a five-game winning streak that allowed the Catalan club to finish one point ahead of Real Madrid, which fell short despite winning its last 12 league games. Suarez finished the season as La Liga's top scorer with 40 goals, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's grip on the honour since 2009.

"Hamilton outpaces Rosberg for Spain pole"

Lewis Hamilton grabbed his first pole position in three races ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg with a thrilling revival of his speed in Saturday's qualifying session for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix. The defending three-time world champion, who trails Rosberg by 43 points in the title race, revived his quickest form of the past with a stunning showing in both Q2 and Q3. He ended up with a best lap in one minute and 22 seconds, 0. 280 seconds ahead of Rosberg's fastest lap on a day when teenager Max Verstappen demonstrated just why he was promoted, so unexpectedly, by Red Bull from Toro Rosso.

"Seven races scheduled in Lahore today"

The Gracianette Cup features the first day/night Lahore Summer Meeting when a ticklish card of seven races will take place at the Racecourse today. A class VII division II event to be gone over the sprinting distance of 1,000 metres in the main event will be contested by 11 runners while four of them look on chance to make it an open affair. In all, 73 horses will make the field for the day/night racing making the winner-picking a difficult task for the punters.

"Wapda, PAF, Navy win in National Volleyball"

Defending champions Wapda, PAF, Navy and Balochistan registered victories in their last group matches in the 49th National Volleyball Championship 2016, underway here at Liaqat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex. In the first match of the day, Wapda outclassed Punjab 3-0. In the second match, PAF routed AJK 25-14, 25-14 and 25-14. Navy thumped Pakistan Ordnance Factory (POF) Wah 25-14, 25-17, 25-18 in the third match. In the fourth and last match of the day, Balochistan defeated Sindh 3-1 with a score of 29-27, 25-23, 15-25, 25-21.

"Justin Gatlin on track with Shanghai 100m win"

US sprinter Justin Gatlin sailed to victory in the men's 100-metres at the Shanghai Diamond league, carrying him one step closer to an Olympic showdown with his great rival Usain Bolt. The 34-year-old veteran, who has been dogged by controversy for previously failing two dope tests, set his fastest time of the year in Shanghai, running 9.94sec, but falling short of Femi Ogunode's 9.91sec, the fastest time so far this year. Meanwhile, in the men's 800m world record holder and Olympic champion David Rudisha lost in a shock defeat he attributed to a bungled start, placing fifth behind Ferguson Rotich of Kenya, who won in 1:45.

"Wapda, SSGC qualify for 1000m sprint"

Wapda and SSGC qualified for the 1000 meters team sprint event of the PCF 62nd National Men’s (Senior/Junior) Cycling Championships. As many as nine affiliated teams of Pakistan Cycling Federation (PCF) have been taking part in the championship. The evening session was inaugurated by Col Syed Saddaf Akram of Pakistan Army Sports Board. 8-km road individual time trial (senior), SSGC clinched the first position while second went to SSGC and third to Wapda. 2-km road team trial (junior), Balochistan emerged as victories while Khyber Pakhtunkhwa claimed second spot and Punjab finished as third. 4-km road team time trial (senior), first position was clinched by SSGC while Army secured second and Wapda earned the third position.

"Islamabad win 10-Rugby National opener"

Islamabad Whites got off to a flying start in the All-Pakistan 10-Rugby National Championship, after thrashing UVAS 27-0 in the first match here at Pakistan Sports Complex


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