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Hafeez leads Pakistan to win

CASTRIES – Mohammad Hafeez retired out on 101 to lay the foundation for a 68-run victory for Pakistan in the opening match of their Caribbean tour against the University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor’s XI on Monday. The stand-in Pakistan captain struck 10 fours and two sixes from 93 balls to lead the visitors to 287 for seven from 50 overs, after they chose to bat in the one-day practice match at the Mindoo Phillip Park in the St.
Lucia capital. Abdur Rehman captured four

NBA Playoffs – Top seeds Heat, Bulls grab 2-0 leads

MIAMI – The Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls, the top two seeds in the Eastern Conference, posted victories on Monday to seize 2-0 leads in their first-round NBA playoff series.
The No. 1 seeded Bulls held on to beat eighth seeded Indiana 96-90 while the second seeded Heat routed Philadelphia 94-73 in their best-of-seven series.
LeBron James scored 29 points and Chris Bosh had his second straight double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds as Miami easily beat Philadelphia.

Hussey leads Australia to whitewash

DHAKA – Michael Hussey scored his first one-day century in four years to help Australia complete a 3-0 clean sweep against Bangladesh with a 66-run win in the third and final match on Wednesday. The middle-order batsman cracked two sixes and nine fours in a 91-ball 108 for his third one-day hundred, and his first since February 2007, as Australia posted a huge 361-8 in the day-night match. Bangladesh made a bold reply before finishing at 295-6 despite an impressive 93 from opener

Pir Mazhar leads tributes to ‘institution’ NB Baloch

KARACHI – Dr Nabi Bakhsh Baloch was a complete institution and by carrying out immense research work on Sindhi folk literature, language, culture and education, he made his life exemplary for the younger generation to follow, said Provincial Education Minister Pir Mazhrul Haq.
Speaking as the chief guest at a condolence reference organised by the Sindh Madressatul Islam (SMI) at its Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Auditorium on Friday, the senior minister said although Sindh had produced

Levin grabs leads at Bay Hill

ORLANDO – Spencer Levin defied difficult, gusting winds at Bay Hill Thursday, firing a flawless six-under par 66 to take the first-round lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Levin’s impressive effort gave him a three-shot lead over fellow Americans Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan, and was more than eight shots better than the day’s average score.
“Six under … I didn’t really even think about that on the range,” Levin said. “Because I know the course is hard, anyway, and then

Depp leads ‘Rango’ to top of box office

LOS ANGELES – Johnny Depp’s “Rango,” an animated tale about a chameleon who becomes sheriff to clean up the town of Dirt, earned $38 million to top North America’s weekend box office, industry data showed Monday.
“Rango,” hailed by critics as clever and eccentric, proved in its debut weekend to be another successful pairing of Depp with director Gore Verbinski, who helmed the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
Matt Damon’s thriller “The Adjustment Bureau” debuted at

Asma leads protest condemning Bhatti’s assassination

LAHORE – Christian Lawyers Association in Pakistan (CLAP) on Monday held a protest rally, led by Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jahangir, from Lahore High Court to Punjab Assembly Building in condemnation of former minister for minority affairs Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination. Protesters held placards and banners demanding the early arrest of the killers and for the protection of the minorities. The rally comprising around two dozen Christian lawyers was provided strict

Raul leads Askari to title victory

LAHORE – Raul LaPlacette led Askari Insurance to a convincing win against Guard Group/Diamond Paints in the final of the Punjab Cup Polo Tournament here at the Aibak Ground of Lahore Polo Club on Sunday. The tournament, sponsored by Raaziq and organized by Lahore Polo Club, had Maj Gen Isfandiyar Ali Khan Pataudi, Chairman Pakistan Polo Association as chief guest.
Earlier in the day Warid claimed the third place after beating Ciro’s Pomodoro/Al Khan by six-and-a-half goals to

Justin Bieber leads Friday box office with $12.4 million

LOS ANGELES – The race is on between Paramount’s Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and Sony’s Adam Sandler-Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy Just Go With It. In an impressive start, Never Say Never opened to an estimated $12.4 million from 3,105 theaters on Friday to beat Just Go With It, which grossed an estimated $9.7 million from 3,548 theaters.
Both movies should crack the $30 million mark for the full weekend. Heading into the frame, most box office observers expected Just Go

Askari Bank leads clients into debt trap

LAHORE – The management of Askari Bank despite promising the provision of settlement letters to customers has done little in this regard and customers are apparently in a bind over the bank’s actions. The matter has dragged on for a year and there seems to be no end in sight. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has advised the aggrieved clients of Askari Bank to lodge complaints with the Consumer Protection Department and to take up the matter with the Banking Mohtasib.

Rookie Kang leads at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO – Rookie Kang Sung-hoon of South Korea took advantage of the par-five holes in near-perfect weather at Torrey Pines to surge into a one-shot lead in the Farmers Insurance Open first round on Thursday. With hardly a breath of wind on a glorious sun-kissed day, Kang fired a sizzling eight-under-par 64 on the North Course, one of two layouts hosting the fourth PGA Tour event of the year.
Kang, making only his second appearance on the US circuit, upstaged six-times winner

83rd Annual Academy Award Nominations: ‘King’s Speech’ leads with 12; ‘True Grit’ 10, ‘Social Network’ and ‘Inception’ 8

127 HOURS (Fox Searchlight)
An Hours Production Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
BLACK SWAN (Fox Searchlight)
A Protozoa and Phoenix Pictures Production Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
INCEPTION(Warner Bros)

A Warner Bros. UK Services Production Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers

THE FIGHTER (Paramount)
A Relativity Media Production David Hoberman, Todd