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Cricket15 Oct 2019

Ahmed Shehzad 111 help Central Punjab chase Northern 222
Ahmed Shehzad’s 111 help Central Punjab chase Northern’s 222    Our Sports Reporter October 15, 2019 FAISALABAD-An unbeaten 111 from 63 balls by Ahmed Shehzad helped Central Punjab to a four-wicket win over Northern in the fifth fixture of the ongoing National T20 Cup at Faisalabad’s Iqbal Stadium.   Set a target of 223, Central Punjab chased down the total on the penultimate ball of the match. Opener Ahmed played an instrumental role in the run-chase, hitting 13 fours and three sixes to guide his team to their first win of the tournament. The next best scorer in the Central Punjab’s innings was Saad Nasim, who made 29 from 20 balls with three fours and a six.   Faheem Ashraf lofted two sixes and a four in his 28, which came off 16 balls. Northern’s captain Imad Wasim was the pick of the bowlers with three for 38.   That Northern had set 222 for six in 20 overs – after deciding to bat - was because of Asif Ali, who struck a blistering 93 off 35 balls with four fours and 10 sixes.   Mohammad Nawaz scored 51 off 35 balls, cracking four sixes and a four as the pair stitched a 107-run partnership for the third-wicket. Faheem took three wickets for 44 runs. Waqas Maqsood, Nasim Shah and Usman Qadir took a wicket each.   Scores in brief:   Northern 222-6, 20 overs (Asif Ali 93, Mohammad Nawaz 51, Umar Amin 38, Imad Wasim 22; Faheem Ashraf 3-44)   Central Punjab 226-6, 19.5 overs (Ahmed Shehzad 111, Saad Nasim 29, Faheem Ashraf 28, Rizwan Hussain 20; Imad Wasim 3-38, Sohail Tanvir 2-50)  

Tennis15 Oct 2019

Salim visits PTF
Salim visits PTF Our Sports Reporter October 15, 2019 ISLAMABAD-Salim Saifullah Khan, President Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) visited PTF Tennis Complex Islamabad today to witness the Junior Tennis Initiative Program where student from Schools participated in the training under the JTI National Coordinator Hamid Niaz, NDD PTF/Head coach of NTC Asim Shafik, NTC Assistant coach Azim Khan and Regional JTI Coordinator Masood Abbasi.   He interacted with the students undergoing the JTI introductory training session. The students also took photographs with the President PTF, who appreciated their interest in the game of Tennis which is very essential besides generating healthy activities but also building of character and leadership traits of the students.   The President also witnessed some matches being played at the ITA-SNGPL ITF PAKISTAN JUNIOR TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS-2019 and interacted with the foreign players and their parents/coaches. The foreign players and their parents showed great satisfaction on the conduct of the event and also the state of the art courts. They said that they have been extended all possible hospitability by the Pakistanis and they feel at home.

Tennis15 Oct 2019

ITA-SNGPL ITF PAKISTAN JUNIOR TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 Unseeded Jang Soo topples second seeded Meshkato in straight sets  By Abdul Jabbar Faisal October, 15, 2019 ISLAMABAD-    As many as sixteen matches have been decided on the second of second leg of the ITF Pakistan Junior World Ranking Tennis Championships, as close contests were seen on the synthetic surface of Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex, Islamabad on Tuesday.   A major upset was made in the Girls Singles event when 2nd Seed Safi Meshkatolzahra was eliminated by unseeded talented Jang Soo Ha (KOR) in two straight sets match 6-3, 6-1.  Jang Soo-Ha (KOR) is a daughter of Pakistan National belongs to KP. Another thrilling match of the day was played between Thouard Clemence (FRA) and Mahin Qureshi (PAK) which was won Thouard Clemence (FRA) in exciting two sets match 7-6(3), 7-6(3). Whereas Top seed Aysegul Mert (TUR), 3rd Seed Valitova Arina (RUS), 4th Seed Choi Ji-Woo (KOR)  moved into the quarter final in straight set match.   In the Boys Singles, unseeded Kang Gunuk (KOR) caused a major set when he eliminated 4th Seed Knese Luca Mmanuel (GER) in straight set match 6-0, 7-6(4), Top seed Webb Daniel (GBR), 2nd Seed Huzaifa Abdul Rehman (PAK), 3rd Seed Min-Joon KIM (KOR), 5th Seed Nouman Aftab (PAK), 6thSeed Shoaib Khan (PAK), 7th Seed  Saqib Hayat (PAK) and 8th seed Kamil Ahmed (PAK) advanced into Quarter finals by beating their respective opponents in one sided affairs.  Shoaib Khan (PAK) comfortably breeze in to quarter final by beating the last week finalist of ITF Pakistan Kim Dong Hwan (KOR) 6-0, 6-4. Shoaib Khan (PAK) will face top Seed Daniel Webb (GBR) in 1st Quarter Final, second seed Huzaifa Abdul Rehman (PAK) will face Ahmed Kamil (PAK).   Results:   Boy’s Singles (2nd Round) Webb Daniel (GBR) beat Lai Yu-Shun (TPE) 6-4, 6-2; Shaoib Khan (PAK) beat Kim Dong Hwan (KOR) 6-0, 6-4; Kang Gunuk (KOR) beat Knese Luca Mmanuel (GER) 6-0, 7-6(4); M. Nouman Aftab (PAK) beat Giri Aryan (NEP) 7-5, 6-2; Saqib Hayat (PAK) beat Sami Zeb Khan (PAK) 6-4, 6-3; Kim Min-Joon (KOR) beat Ahmed Nael Qureshi (PAK) 6-0, 6-0; Ahmed Kamil (PAK) beat Lu Chen Yu (TPE) 6-4, 6-1.   Girls Singles (1st Round) Aysegul Mert (TUR) beat Abbas Aliya (MDA) 6-0, 6-2; Cheraghi Dorsa (IRI) beat Asim Zoha 6-2, 6-2; Choi Ji-Woo (KOR) beat Shen Hannah Kaile (HKG) 6-1, 7-6(3);  Thouard Clemence (FRA) beat Mahin Qureshi (PAK) 7-6(3), 7-6(3); Khanloo Mahta (IRI) beat Jawad Imsha (PAK) 6-0, 6-0; Valitova Arina (RUS) beat Sazanova Asima (KAZ) 6-4, 6-2; Elmas Leyla Nilufer (TUR) beat Shima Durab (PAK) 6-1, 6-2; Jang Soo Ha (KOR) beat Safi Meshkatolzahra (IRI) 6-3, 6-1.   Boy’s Doubles (1st Round) Zalan Khan (PAK) / Dong Hwan KIM (KOR) beat Abdullah Khan (PAK) / Ibrahim Khan (PAK) 6-3, 6-1 Lai Yu-Shun (TPE) / LU Chen-Yu (TPE) beat Osama Khan (PAK) / Ahmed Nael (PAK) 6-0 6-1; Boy’s Doubles (Quarter Final) Shoaib Khan (PAK) / Huzaifa Abdul Rehman (PAK) beat Yu-Shun Lai (TPE) / Chen Yu-Lu (TPE) 6-1, 6-3 Saqib Hayat (PAK) / M.Nauman Aftab (PAK) beat Ahmed Kamil (PAK) / Subhan Bin Salik (PAK) 7-6(1) 6-4 Doubles (Quarter Finals) Aysegul Mert (TUR) / Leyla Nilufer Elmas (TUR) beat Zoha Asim (PAK) / Asima Sazanova (KAZ) 6-0, 6-0

Taekwondo14 Oct 2019

Punjabs 450-member contingent to participate in 33 rd National Games 2019
Punjab’s 450-member contingent to participate in 33 rd  National Games 2019 Punjab Minister for Sports, Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti  Our Staff Reporter LAHORE: (Oct 14, 2019): Punjab Minister for Sports, Youth Affairs and Tourism Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti on Monday announced that Punjab’s 450-member contingent would take part in the 33rd National Games scheduled to be staged at Peshawar from Oct 26 to Nov 1, 2019. He was addressing a largely-attended press conference at National Hockey Stadium. Secretary Pakistan Olympic Association Khalid Mehmood, President Punjab Olympic Association Aamir Jan, Secretary Sports Punjab Nadeem Mehboob, Director General Sports Punjab Adnan Arshad Aulakh, Secretary Punjab Olympic Association Idris Haider Kh, Director Admin Javed Chohan, Director Sports Hafeez Bhatti and other top officials were also present on this occasion.   Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti hoped that the upcoming National Games would prove to be game changer for the future of sports in the country. “We are quite hopeful that Punjab athletes will offer encouraging performances in the National Games”. Punjab Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti thanked Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar for granting huge amount for the preparation of Punjab contingent for the National Games.   President Punjab Olympic Association Aamir Jan, on this occasion also expressed his gratitude to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar for releasing funds for preparation and participation in National Games.  “Punjab players will participate in National Games with full preparation. The players for Punjab teams will be selected purely on merit and there will be no compromise in this regard”. President Punjab Olympic Association Aamir Jan informed that a 450-member Punjab contingent would feature in 33rd National Games under the leadership of Punjab Minister for Sports, Youth Affairs and Tourism Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti. Secretary Pakistan Olympic Association Khalid Mehmood said on this occasion that all the sports associations had been invited to participate in the National Games. Secretary Punjab Olympic Association Idris Haider Kh, on this occasion vowed to provide best facilities to members of Punjab contingent.

Tennis14 Oct 2019

ITF Pakistan Junior World Ranking Tennis Championships
ITF Pakistan Junior World Ranking Tennis Championships All top seeded players move into next round By Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:- (October 14, 2019):  As many as 12 matches were played on the opening day of second leg of the ITF Pakistan Junior World Ranking Tennis Championships and all the seeded players moved into the second round by beating their respective opponents in straight sets at Dilawar Abbas PTF Tennis Complex, Islamabad on Monday. Double draw of Boys & Girls were also took place in presence of players at Referee office. Defending champion Shoaib Khan, who is paring with Huzaifa Abdul Rehman are second seed whereas Daniel Webb (GBR) and Knese Luca Emanuel (GER) are top seed in the Doubles event.  In the Girls Doubles Khanloo Mahta (IRI) and Safi Meshkatolzahra (IRI) are top seed and Choi Ji-Woo (KOR) and Jang Soo Ha (KOR) are second seed. Results: Boy’s Singles 1st Round: Lai Yu-Shun (TPE) beat Osama Khan (PAK) 6-1, 6-1; Kim Dong Hwan (KOR) beat Zalan Khan (PAK) 6-1, 6-3; Soahib Khan (PAK) beat Subhan Bin Salik (PAK) 6-2, 6-1; Kang Gunuk (KOR) beat Hamid Israr Gul (PAK) 6-0, 6-1; Giri Aryan (NEP) beat Abdullah Khan (PAK) 6-0, 6-2; Muhammad Nouman Aftab (PAK) beat Muhammad Huzaifa Khan (PAK) 6-0, 6-1; Saqib Hayat (PAK) beat Ibrahim Khan (PAK) 6-3, 6-4; Sami Zeb Khan (PAK) beat Shamsutdinov Oybekmirzo (UZB) 6-3, 6-2; Ahmed Nael Qureshi (PAK) beat Yahya Luni (PAK) 6-3, 6-0; Ahmed Kamil (PAK) beat Muhammad Haidn (PAK) 6-1, 6-0; Lu Chen-Yu (TPE) beat Hyyat Jawad (PAK) 6-0, 6-0; Tootoonchi Moghadam (IRI) beat Muhammad Talha Khan 6-3, 6-3. Boy’s Doubles (1st Round) Sami Zeb Khan (PAK) / Erkin Tootoonchi Moghadam (IRI) beat M.Huzaifa Khan (PAK) / M.Talha Khan (PAK) 6-1, 6-1; Ahmed Kamil (PAK) / Subhan Bin Salik (PAK) beat Aryan Giri (NEP) / Hamid Israr Gul (PAK) 6-1, 6-2;  

Football29 Oct 2019

BBC coverage
Eden Hazard says he does not feel like a 'Galactico' yet following a summer move from Chelsea which could exceed £150m in value. The Real Madrid forward, 28, has started three games in La Liga but is yet to record a goal or an assist. The Belgian has inherited all-time top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo's number seven shirt and is widely regarded as his replacement for the 2019-20 season. "I'm not a Galactico yet. I have to show that I can be one," said Hazard. "We all know the history of the number seven shirt at this club and I want to show I can be the best in the world. I want to give my all, not just in matches but in training too." Hazard, who cost an initial £89m, could start Real Madrid's Champions League group-stage clash with Club Brugge on Tuesday having played 70 minutes in their 3-0 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain. That defeat leaves Real bottom of Group A and they are looking to avoid three successive Champions League defeats for the first time in their history. "I can do better, I'm critical of myself as well, but working every day we will change things," said Hazard. "Not everything is perfect but we're first in La Liga, we lost in Paris, maybe I was set back because of the injury but now I'm at 100% and hope to give my all in the coming games." Hazard's debut for the club was delayed after he picked up a thigh injury the day before the start of the season but the ex-Chelsea star says he "just needs to score goals" now. "When I start to score and get some good performances, everything will be easier. I'm missing a goal or assist to start to turn things around," he added. Manager Zinedine Zidane backed Hazard to improve, saying: "I know he will triumph here but the important thing is to be calm and back him. I know how it works, I was worse when I arrived in Italy. There, I took three months [to hit form], at Madrid a bit less."