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Victorious Pakistan team returns from Hong Kong

Victorious Pakistan team returns from Hong Kong

LAHORE – The victorious Pakistan Davis Cup team, compromising Aqeel Khan, Samir Iftikhar, Yasir Khan and non-playing captain Mohsif Zia, were accorded a warm reception on their arrival from Hong Kong. PTF officials, including President Kalim Imam, and tennis fans warmly welcomed them at the Islamabad airport. Pakistan beat Hong Kong 3-2 in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group II tie at Victoria Park Hong Kong. The PTF President hoped that they will repeat their performance in the next

Thousands march in Hong Kong over budget

HONG KONG – There were minor scuffles between police and protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday as up to 10,000 people demonstrated over the government’s budget plan, with some calling it a “Bauhinia revolution”. At least one protester and one policeman were slightly injured in confrontations between the two sides, an AFP photographer said.
The demonstration came days after a U-turn by Financial Secretary John Tsang on the budget, with protesters demanding he use more of a huge

Davis Cup team off to Hong Kong sans Rashid Malik

LAHORE – Pakistan’s Davis Cup team will leave for Hong Kong to play their Asia Oceania Group II tie against the hosts, relying mainly on the country’s star player Aismaul Haq Qureshi. The team, comprising Aisamul Haq, Aqeel Khan, Samir Iftikhar and Yasir Khan, had light training on the last day of the training camp under the supervision of non-playing captain Mohsif Zia and coach Rashid Malik.
But in a surprising move, PTF removed Rashid Malik and inducted Mohsif in his place as

Swine flu kills 12 in Hong Kong in under a month

HONG KONG – At least 12 people have died from swine flu in Hong Kong in less than a month, the territory’s health authority said Thursday, after the latest death from the disease. A spokeswoman for the health authority said one elderly person had died of confirmed swine flu, while another had died of influenza type A, of which swine flue is a sub-type.
An increase in swine flu cases caused densely populated Hong Kong to step up surveillance for the virus on January 24. Since then

Zvonareva on song as Russia dominate in Hong Kong

HONG KONG – World number two Vera Zvonareva crushed five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in straight sets in Hong Kong Thursday as some of the world’s top women prepared for the year’s first Grand Slam.
Zvonareva’s 6-4, 6-2 victory took Russia into a commanding 2-0 lead over the Americas at Hong Kong’s World Team Challenge and the 26-year-old looked in scintillating form ahead of the Australian Open starting on January 17.
“It’s an exciting moment for me. It’s the

Wozniacki, Rezai power into Hong Kong final

HONG KONG – Top seeds Europe powered into the final of Hong Kong’s World Team Challenge Wednesday, with world number one Caroline Wozniacki and her teammate Aravane Rezai notching straight-sets singles wins.
Danish sensation Wozniacki, 20, dispatched China’s top woman Li Na 6-4, 6-3 to help the Europeans to a 4-0 clean sweep in the semi-final clash with Asia-Pacific in the season-opening exhibition. World number 19 Rezai had dismissed Hong Kong’s top-ranked player Zhang Ling

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