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Zvonareva struggles into 3rd round

STUTTGART – Second seed Vera Zvonareva came from behind to beat Russian Fed Cup team-mate Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and book her place in the last eight at Stuttgart’s WTA tournament on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Zvonareva, ranked third in the world, recovered from losing the first set to seal a 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Pavlyuchenkova, 19, who was also part of the Russian team that white-washed champions Italy 5-0 in Moscow last weekend. Zvonareva admitted she was not surprised to have

First round of talks with IMF concludes

WASHINGTON – The first round of talks between Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over the release of the next instalment of monetary aid had come to a close, a private TV channel reported on Sunday.
According to the TV channel’s sources, the Pakistani delegation, headed by Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh discussed the release of the next tranche with the IMF. During the first round of talks, Pakistan had faced difficult questions because of a bad economic

Baghbanpura Eaglets in next round

LAHORE – Baghbanpura Eaglets moved into the quarter-finals of the East Zone Cricket Championship Group D after beating New Union Club by 100 runs at Wahdat Colony ground.
Scores: Baghbanpura Eaglets 298-9 in 40 overs. Zafar 88, Yasir 65, Yaseen 65, Mubarak 37, Ashfaq 19, Jawad 29. M Khan 3-49, Ilyas 2-41, Imran 2-55, Haris 1-25. New Union Club 198-9 in 40 overs. Haris 49, Abid 24, Gohar 24, Aamir Dar 18, Yasir Ali 17. Ali Hassan 3-17, Jawad 3-31, Ashfaq Aslam 2-27.

Wozniacki cruises into third round at Charleston

CHARLESTON – World number one Caroline Wozniacki cruised into the third round of the Charleston WTA on Wednesday, as she fought to banish memories of last year’s injury disappointment. “I’m feeling good on clay, so it’s exciting. It’s always exciting to start here,” top-seed Wozniacki said after dispatching American qualifier Irina Falconi 6-1, 6-1.
At last year’s tournament Wozniacki was forced to retire during her semi-final match against Russia’s Vera Zvonareva when she hurt

Punjab Club move into third round

LAHORE – Punjab Club moved into the third round of the East Zone Cricket Championship after beating Gulberg Eaglets by 16 runs at Wahdat Colony ground on Monday. A fine century by Ali Raza and equally good bowling by Afzal Shehzad were the highlights of the match.
Meanwhile, the Tournament Committee has announced the dates for the next five matches.
Scores: Punjab Club 250/8. Afzal Shehzad 73, Umer Farooq 41, Sheraz Butt 18, Yousuf Ali 17, Asif Ashfaq 13, Mohsin Saleh 10,

Round 2 begins: KESC workers protest probable sackings

KARACHI – Despite the recent reinstatement of over 4,000 employees, the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has outsourced various departments to private companies and turning the restored workers practically redundant. Fearing that grounds are being prepared to lay them off, more than 1,000 KESC workers returned to the Karachi Press Club (KPC) to protest against the company’s management, with many arguing that another round management-workers face-off is likely in the coming