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Pak to take part in Jr Davis Cup in Lanka LAHORE: Pakistan Boys 16 Tennis team will participate in the Junior Davis Cup (JDC) pre-qualifying Round competition of Asia, scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka from February 29 to March 6, next year.The trials to select a three-member team will be held at S.Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex, Islamabad, from December 27 to 30, said a spokesman of Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) here on Wednesday.Pakistan was the runner-up at last year's event in Malaysia. "Top six players, as per their current rankings and age eligibility, along with one wild card each from Punjab, Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, will take part in the four-day trial", he said.Players will be divided into two groups and two players from each group will be selected for the 2nd phase where all selected four players will play round robin matches for selection of the three-member team; the player at 4th position after the final trials, ...

Spieth gunning to match Nicklaus, Player with Aussie double SYDNEY: World number one Jordan Spieth is gunning to join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as only the third non-local player to win back-to-back Australian Opens this week -- but a "fired-up" Adam Scott is standing in his way.It was a year ago the American ignited a "dream" 10 months by winning in Sydney, and a week later claiming the Tiger Woods-hosted World Challenge.He went on to capture the opening two majors of 2015, along ...
Warriors thrash Lakers to clinch record start to NBA season SAN FRANCISCO: Stephen Curry scored 24 points as the Golden State Warriors set a new record for the longest unbeaten start to an NBA season with a 111-77 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers here Tuesday.Reigning MVP Curry turned on the style as the Warriors extended their perfect start to 16 games, surpassing the previous best of 15-0 they had shared with the 1993-94 Houston Rockets and 1948-49 Washington Capitols.A sell-out crowd at the Oracle ...
'Hungry' Bayern delighted to progress as group winners MUNICH: Matthias Sammer says Bayern Munich demonstrated their insatiable desire for silverware by beating Olympiakos 4-0 with 10 men on Tuesday to reach the Champions League knockout stages as group winners.Bayern raced into a 3-0 lead after just 20 minutes at the Allianz Arena thanks to goals by Douglas Costa, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller before defender Holger Badstuber was sent off.The Germany defender marked his first start for seven months after injury with a ...
Wenger backs Arsenal to complete great escape LONDON: Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal will complete their Champions League escape act by securing the result they need against Olympiakos to reach the last 16.Wenger's side kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages for the 16th successive year thanks to an inspired display from Alexis Sanchez in Tuesday's crucial 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb.The Gunners would have been eliminated if they had failed to beat the Croatians at the Emirates Stadium, or ...
Mourinho confident of Chelsea progress HAIFA: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was in playful but confident mood following the 4-0 Champions League victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv that edged them closer to the knock-out rounds.The Portuguese manager began his post-match press conference by asking journalists for a calculator so he could figure out what Chelsea would have to do to qualify for the last 16.After pausing and thinking about it, Mourinho said: "I know if we win, we finish first. If ...
Murray the key as Britain and Belgium contest Davis Cup final GHENT: Belgium host Britain in the Davis Cup final in Ghent this weekend in a matchup no-one expected and an atmosphere no-one wants.The picturesque Flanders city is just 55 kilometres (35 miles) from Brussels, still reeling from the fallout of the terrorist attacks on Paris that killed 130 people and injured hundreds more.The Belgian government has declared the highest level of terror alert in the capital city as the hunt for those responsible for the ...


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