Bayern win Cup on Guardiola farewell

BERLIN - Pep Guardiola celebrated a dramatic final victory as Bayern Munich coach on Saturday, as his side beat Borussia Dortmund on penalties to win the German Cup final. Neither side was able to find the net in 120 minutes of football, but Dortmund missed two penalties in the shootout to give Bayern victory.–AFP


Morata strikes as Juve retain Cup

MILAN - An extra-time winner from late substitute Alvaro Morata saw Juventus to their 11th Italian Cup with a 1-0 triumph over AC Milan on Saturday. It means Juventus become the first Italian team to win successive league and Cup doubles, a year after ending a 20-year wait to achieve the feat. AFP



Ibra lifts French Cup in PSG swansong

PARIS - Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two goals and set up another as Paris Saint-Germain defeated Marseille 4-2 to clinch a 10th French Cup title in the Swede's final game. "I'm very happy to win my final match," said Ibrahimovic. "It's mission accomplished. I didn't learn to speak French but I've won everything. I came, I saw, I conquered."–AFP




Denmark clinch first Thomas Cup title

KUNSHAN - Denmark beat Indonesia 3-2 in the Thomas Cup final Sunday, securing first world badminton team championship. Hans-Kristian Vittinghus led the Danes to victory in the final match of the tie on the back of wins from Viktor Axelsen and Jan O Jorgensen to become first European nation to win Thomas Cup. –AFP



Rawalpindi Journalists XI thrash RWMC XI

ISLAMABAD – Rawalpindi Journalists XI beat RWMC XI by massive 58 runs in a friendly Twenty20 floodlight cricket match played at Jammia High School Cricket Ground. Rawalpindi Journalists XI skipper Khawar Nawaz Raja, after winning the toss, opted to bat first on seemingly a batting friendly track. His decision paid off as openers Mohsin Ali and Awais Qazi gave a solid opening stand of 75 runs in just six overs. Tahir Mehmood was top scorer for Rawalpindi Journalists XI with 58 runs. Awais Qazi made 34, Mohsin Ali 26, Afzal Javed 20 while Khawar, Saqib and Faisal contributed 10 runs each as Journalists XI posted a massive 202 runs total on the board for the loss of 7 wickets in allotted 20 overs. Rizwan took three wickets while Nafees, Talat, Hasnain and Umar captured one wicket apiece for RWMC XI. Chasing a daunting target of 203 runs, RWMC XI were bundled out for 144 runs in 19.5 overs. Amir Younus played well for RWMC XI as he made 42 runs. Rizwan made 35 and Hasnain scored 13 runs. Journalists XI skipper Khawar Nawaz Raja excelled with the ball as he captured four wickets conceding just eight runs. Azhar Sharif took two wicket giving away 10runs. Afzal Javed, Shakir Abbasi, Sammer Abbas and Saqib Abbasi also chipped in with one wicket each. RWMC MD Irfan Qureshi graced the occasion as chief guest while former first class cricketer Masood Anwar, Journalists Xi manager Zahid Awan, Sanoober Gul and others also witnessed the match alongwith a highly respectable size of crowd who cheered the teams with enthusiasm.–Staff Reporter