Son of former Pakistani cricketer commits suicide

Islamabad, Feb 20 : Former Pakistani cricketer Aamer Hanif’s son has committed suicide by hanging himself over “non-selection in an Under-19 cricket team”. Mohammad Zaryab, who was a first-year college student and Hanif’s oldest son, killed himself on Monday. According to Hanif, who represented Pakistan in five ODIs during the 1990s, his son was upset […]

Schmidt steps down as Wolfsburg coach

Berlin, Feb 20 : Martin Schmidt has resigned as VfL Wolfsburg chief coach in the wake of the side’s 1-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich. Wolfsburg have won just five of 22 matches since Schmidt took the helm last September. Wolfsburg directors accepted the Swiss coach’s resignation with some reluctance, the German football club […]

Getafe top Celta 3-0 to stay in fight for European spots

Getafe (Spain), Feb 20 : Angel Rodriguez scored two goals and assisted on the third as Getafe defeated Celta 3-0 to remain in the scramble for the final European spots from the La Liga football championship. The hosts, whose objective at the start of the season was avoiding relegation, are ninth in La Liga with […]

Canadian duo Virtue, Moir win gold in ice dancing

Gangneung (South Korea), Feb 20 : Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who had scored the highest points in the short dance category, on Tuesday won the gold medal at the ongoing Winter Olympics. Virtue and Moir won gold with a score of 206.7 points, 0.79 more than their second-placed French rivals, Gabriella […]

Figure skating-Virtue, Moir head for the stands

By Rory Carroll GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 20 : Olympic ice dancing champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will take a seat in the stands and become part of Canada’s fanbase in Pyeongchang after stepping down from the podium, they said on Tuesday. The pair have been moved by the support of the large contingent […]

Pyeongchang Games ‘killing’ equipment rental business, say owners

By Jack Tarrant and Hyun Young Yi PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 20 : Visitors coming to Phoenix Snow Park for the Winter Olympics’ freestyle skiing and snowboarding events are being stopped in their tracks by a jarring red banner that marks the front lines in a battle between local business owners and Games organisers. “2018 […]