Sports festival organised

ISLAMABAD - A sports festival was organised by Pakistan Sweet Homes in collaboration with Dar-e-Arqam Schools here at Pakistan Sweet Homes sports complex H-9/4. Around 1500 kids from different branches of Dar-e-Arqam schools and Sweet Homes participated in the gala. Various recreational activities were arranged for the children. A taekwondo competition among the children was the highlight of the event where the PSH children exhibited their skills. President Azad Kashmir Sardar Yaqoob was the chief guest at the event. He praised the excellent work of Zamurrad Khan and promised to join the team of Sweet Homes as volunteer. In this event, Sweet Homes kids beat the Dar-e-Arqam team in all the major event. Former cricketer M Waseem also joined the event and said the cricketers had expressed their willingness to join hands with Pakistan Sweet Homes to ensure the provision of basic amenities to the children of Sweet Homes. Pakistan Sweet Homes’ patron Zamurrad Khan thanked the team of Dar-e-Arqam schools for joining this cause. Zamurad Khan said it was very encouraging that private schools were taking interest in providing recreational opportunities to the poverty-ridden class of the society. –Staff Reporter

Sabzazar, Ali Asghar FC score wins

LAHORE – Sabzazar FC and Ali Asghar FC recorded convincing victories in the 2nd Annual Fame Football League-2015 the round B matches. In the first match played at RA Bazar Football Ground, Sabzazar FC thrashed Jabbar Friends FC 5-0. For Sabzazar FC, goals came in continuation in 12th, 25th, 37th, 44th and 46th minutes. In second group B match played at Fame Sports Football Ground Model Town, Ali Asghar FC outclassed Gulshan Ravi FC 5-1. In the first half, Ali Asghar Club’s Usama scored in second minute, which Gulshan Ravi equalized in the 19th minute through Farhad Ali. After the drawn half, Ali Asghar Club’s Zeeshan scored a hat-trick in 47th, 54th and 58th minutes. Taimoor scored in 85th minute to finish the match 5-1. Today (Sunday) Quaid Manga FC will face Young Union FC at 6:30pm.–Staff Reporter

PHF to lay astro-turf in city ground

MULTAN - Renowned national hockey player Shahbaz Ahmad Senior on Saturday said the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) would lay a small astro-turf in the city ground. Talking to the media here at Sports Ground after attending a hockey match as chief guest, he said: “People of Multan have great love for sports.” He said sports activities should be organised at province, school and college levels. To a question, he said there was no shortage of funds adding that the federal government had issued Rs 70 million to the Pakistan Hockey Federation. He hoped that the national hockey team would be among top four teams in the next five years. Later, DCO Zahid Saleem Gondal said sports were necessary for a healthy mind and body. “Hockey is our national game and everyone should play one’s part in promoting hockey.”–APP

Donaire regains world title

MIAMI - Filipino star Nonito Donaire reclaimed the WorldBoxing Organization super bantamweight world title on Friday with a gutsy unanimous decision over Mexico's Cesar Juarez in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Donaire was in control early, knocking Juarez down twice with left hooks in the fourth round. But an aggressive Juarez turned the tide in the middle rounds, battering the 33-year-old Donaire who was clearly slowing by the seventh round under an onslaught that left him with one eye cut and swelling. Juarez, 24, should have been credited with a knockdown in the 10th, when his left hook sent Donaire down. But Donaire had enough left to land effectively in the final rounds and won the thriller by scores of 116-110, 116-110 and 117-109. "Tremendous fight!" Donaire said. "We give him so much respect. We gave it all.”–AFP