Sports Round Up
1st Test: Pakistan to face West Indies tonight
The first cricket Test of the three-match series between Pakistan and the West Indies will be played at Kingston tonight. The match will begin at 8.00 pm Pakistan Standard Time. Pakistan has already won T20 and ODI series against WI.
Pakistan junior hockey team beat Queensland by 3 goals
It was green shirts' second win out of three matches played so far. Pakistan junior hockey team defeated Queensland by three goals to one in the Australian national junior hockey championship at Hobart in Tasmania on Friday. It was green shirts' second win out of three matches played so far.
Pakistan snooker team off to Doha today
A three-member Pakistan snooker team leaves for Doha early on Friday morning to feature in the 33rd Asian Snooker Championship being held there from April 22 to 28. Led by reigning national champion Mohammad Sajjad, the team includes Asjad Iqbal and Mohammad Bilal. As per the practice, both Sajjad and Asjad have qualified to represent the country at the event by securing top two slots in the 42nd National Snooker Championship.
Wawrinka, Nadal Reach Last 16 at Monte Carlo Masters
Rafael Nadal began his quest for a 10th title in the Monte Carlo masters’ tennis tournament with a win over Britain's Kyle Edmund in the third round. The Spaniard was made to work hard by Edmund - winning 6-nil, 5-7 and 6-3. Nadal made a dazzling start on one of his favorite courts but hard-hitting 22-year-old Edmund hit back to worry the Spaniard who was playing his 400th match on the red dust.
Neymar named among Time Magazine’s ‘Most Influential’
Barcelona´s Brazilian superstar Neymar, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James were among seven sports figures named Thursday in Time Magazine´s annual list of the world´s most influential people. Neymar, who joined Barcelona from Santos in 2013, is widely viewed as the player most likely to take over from Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the game's stand-out performer.
Messi eyes 500 as El Clasico looms
Lionel Messi requires two more goals to reach 500 for Barcelona and will have his sights set on achieving the milestone against great rivals Real Madrid in Sunday’s Clasico. It is almost 12 years to the day since the diminutive Argentine netted his first, against Albacete in the Camp Nou, and there could not be a better time to bring up the magic number, particularly in a week that began with his great rival Cristiano Ronaldo netting a record 100th Champions League goal.