Vonn at the double with super-G win

ZAUCHENSEE - American Lindsey Vonn was all smiles Sunday after a second World Cup victory at Zauchensee, winning the super G with a wide time margin over Lara Gut. As with Saturday's downhill win at the Austrian resort, Vonn produced an almost faultless run as she attacked the course with gusto to finish in 1min 12.75sec to secure her 73rd career World Cup win. "It was tough at the bottom, but I really enjoyed the middle part of the course," said the 31-year-old, who also won the only other super G this season at Lake Louise. Gut was next at the gate and also started well, but lost time in the later part of the course to finish 0.7sec adrift, while local interest Cornelia Hutter was third at 1.25sec. Swiss Gut however remains ahead of Vonn in the World Cup overall standings.–AFP

Radwanska takes Shenzhen title

BEIJING - Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska triumphed in the final of the Shenzhen Open, beating American Alison Riske 6-3, 6-2 to claim her 18th WTA title. Radwanska will unseat Maria Sharapova as world number four in the WTA rankings. Radwanska, the 2012 Wimbledon runner-up, and winner of the WTA finals in Singapore in November, did not lose a set at the $500,000 tournament. Ranked 92 places above Riske, she routed the American in an hour and 16 minutes in Saturday's final. "I think Alison was really playing solid tennis... but my serve really helped me today," Radwanska was reported as saying by the WTA website. "Also in the deciding points I was a little bit better, and I think that's why the score was the way it was - it made it look easier than the actual match was," she added.–AFP

Commissioner Rawalpindi squash starts

ISLAMABAD – Second Commissioner Rawalpindi Cup National Squash Championship starts today at Benazir Squash Complex, Liaqat Bagh. Male, female and U-17 national top players would be seen in action during the event. Main round would start from 13th. Male champion would pocket Rs 150,000, female champion Rs 75,000 and U-17 champion Rs 50,000. Rawalpindi Zonal Squash Association office-bearer Chaudhry Naeem Anwar said Pakistan Squash Federation and Commissioner Rawalpindi had made it a regular event and the basic aim is to promote squash in the country. “We would establish squash academy in collaboration with Pakistan Squash Federation in major cities of the country.” Players like Tayyab Aslam, Farhan Mehboob, Muqaddas Ashraf and Riffat Khan would be in action during the event.–Staff Reporter

AA factory wins POF Inter Factories title

ISLAMABAD - AA factory clinched the 47th POF Inter Factories competitions Chairman POF Board trophy by securing 133 points. Concluding ceremony of POF Inter-Factories competitions was held at POF Sports Complex on Sunday. Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat, HI (M) Chairman POF Board was the chief guest, who presented trophies and gold medal to the position holders. Chairman POF Board announced Rs 2 lac for POF Sports Board for making best arrangements for Inter-Factories competitions. Tug of War competition held between SAA Factory and Weapons Factory. Weapons Factory defeated SAA Factory 2-0. 200m race was also arranged on the concluding day, in which Shafaqat Ali of SAA got 1st, while Khurram Zubair of POFIT got 2nd position. 11 events were included in these competitions. –Staff Reporter

Pakistan to take part in SA Fustal event

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan would participate in the Second South Asian Futsal Championship, which would be played at Margao, Goa, India from February 4. Pakistan Futsal Federation chairman, Malik Meharban Ali on Sunday said, five countries Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh would take part in the championship. Pakistan would defend the title in the championship. Open trials for the selection of national team would be held on 16th at multipurpose complex, F-6. He has also requested to the team organisers to send their players in the trials. “We had prepared very hard for the coming event and I am sure, we would be able to pick a very competitive squad after trials, which would be able to defend their title in style,” Meherban concluded.–Staff Reporter