Olesen bags Turkish million

BELEK - Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen clung on as his lead dropped from seven shots to one from mid-round to win the one million euros first prize at the Turkish Airlines Open at Belek. Olesen, 26 went into the final day leading by seven strokes and despite the dramatic drop the Dane eventually won by three with a round of 69 for a 20-under par tally on the Regnum Carya Resort course. It is Olesen's fourth European Tour success and has taken his career earnings through the Euro 7m barrier in his seventh season on the tour. England's David Horsey, who managed to cut Olesen's lead to just one shot and with four holes to play, recorded a closing 65 to share second place on 17-under par with China's Haotong Li also carding a 65. Masters Champion Danny Willett recorded a 75 to slump to a share of 68th place.–AFP

 Spurs' Alli sidelined by knee injury

LONDON - Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli will be out for "a few weeks" after twisting his knee in training, manager Mauricio Pochettino revealed on Sunday. The injury ruled the 20-year-old out of Sunday's Premier League clash with local rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. He will also be absent when interim England manager Gareth Southgate names his squad on Sunday for the forthcoming World Cup qualifier against Scotland and friendly with Spain. "Bad luck yesterday in the training session, he twisted his knee. We need to assess him today and tomorrow," Pochettino said, in comments published on Tottenham's Twitter account. "He'll be out for a few weeks. We hope it's not a big issue. It's bad luck. He was in the team, he's an important player, but that's football."–AFP

 Team Fairway win Friends of Golf event

LAHORE – Team Fairway won the Friends of Golf event through sudden death playoff in the 5th Friends of Golf Competition here at the par 72 Royal Palm Golf Course on Sunday. The event was contested between Team Fairway led by Faisal Sayid and Team Greens captain by Hussain Hamid. Both the teams won four matches each and to decide the trophy winner, a sudden death playoff was held where the first hole was levelled and an excellent putt from the pairings of Fairways Team fetched them the glory and trophy. Those, who achieved victories for the Fairways Team, were the pairings of Hussain Hamid and Dr Tashbeeb, Asim Tiwana and Hafiz Yousaf, Ahsan Anwar and Abid Farooq and Irfan Ali and Imran Ameen. At the end, Hafiz Yousaf and Abdullah Sharif gave away the prizes to the winners.–Staff Reporter

 1st Long Beach ITF Seniors Tennis

LAHORE - The 1st Long Beach ITF Seniors World Ranking Tennis Tournament 2016 will commence today (Monday) here at the Punjab Lawn Tennis Association (PLTA) tennis courts. The tournament will be played in six age categories including 32 plus, 45 plus, 50 plus, 55 plus, 60 plus and 65 plus in singles and doubles. More than 100 players from across the country have been participating in the tournament. Tournament organiser and Long Beach Tennis Centre, New York CEO Faheem Siddiqui alias Sid said: “Pakistan is my home which gave me name and fame in tennis so it’s my duty to pay back that’s why I have decided to sponsor tennis event in Pakistan. In the beginning, I have sponsored seniors’ tennis event and later, I have also plan to support junior tennis too.” Shahzad Alvi will be chief referee.–Staff Reporter

 Rs3.7m for sports development in Pindi

RAWALPINDI - Director General Sports Punjab Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman has said that governemtn is utilising all resources to make Pakistani youth useful citizen both physically and mentally for the society. “For this purpose, we are spending huge money in Rawalpindi to provide best sports facilities to our youth,” he said this during his visit to E-Library at Nawaz Sharif Park and Shahbaz Sharif Sports Complex. The SBP DG said huge amount of Rs 3.7 million was being spent to provide latest indoor and outdoor sports facilities in Rawalpindi. “Govt is also taking serious measures to bring women towards sports. For this purpose, a modern ladies gymnasium is also being established,” he added. DO Sports Abdul Waheed Babar informed the SBP DG about the problems of Shahbaz Sharif Sports Complex.–Staff Reporter