Wheelchair champ survives carjack

JOHANNESBURG - US Open wheelchair tennis champion Lucas Sithole from South Africa escaped unhurt from an attempted Johannesburg carjacking. Wheelchair Tennis South Africa official Bruce Davidson said a four-man gang tried to steal the car Sithole and his brother were travelling in late Friday. The men were dragged from the car and their mobile phones were taken before the attackers fled. The official added that Sithole and his brother were traumatised but not physically hurt. "I am glad my car, wallet and life are still with me," Sithole told reporters. "We are extremely grateful that Lucas and his brother were not injured," said Holger Losch. The 27-year-old, who lost both legs and an arm in a train accident, last year became the first African to win a wheelchair tennis 'grand slam' event.–AFP

Tariq wins Pakistan Day road race

ISLAMABAD - M Tariq of Army won the Pakistan Day 10km road race held from Faisal Mosque to Pakistan Sports Complex Sunday. The race was previously scheduled on March 23 but was postponed for technical reasons. Islamabad Athletics Association, under the auspices of Athletics Federation of Pakistan organised the race. Tariq was awarded cash prize of Rs 25,000, Farhan Ahmed of Wapda secured second position and was awarded cash prize of Rs 20,000 and M Zaher also from Army secured third position and was awarded cash prize of Rs 15,000. In non-professional category, M Zahid of Islamabad secured first position and received Rs 10,000 cash, Haffiz also from Islamabad came second and got Rs. 8000 and third position went to Faizan Zulfiqar of Murree who got Rs 6000 cash. –Staff Reporter

Army maintain supremacy in Taekwondo

ISLAMABAD - Army maintained their supremacy on the third day of the First DG Rangers Sindh National Taekwondo Championship at Rangers Training Centre and School, Karachi Sunday. Khyrogi events of male category were conducted in which Army retained their lead by winning 15 gold medals whereas HEC is in the second spot. Army are way ahead from their closest rivals with a 15 golds, 2 silvers and as many bronze medals occupying first position with total of 465 points. They are followed by HEC in the second place with 3 golds, 5 silvers and 4 bronze with total of 200 points. Sindh are in the third position with 5 silvers and 6 bronze medals and 135 points while KPK are giving a tough fight to Sindh with  4 silvers and 5 bronze medals and 133 points.–Staff Reporter

PCB Talent Hunt U-16 Programme trials

RAWALPINDI - 20 kids were shortlisted after the second and last day of the PCB Talent Hunt U-16 Programme 2014 trials under the command of trial committee chairman Sabih Azhar, while former Test fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz was also present on the occasion. 65 players were shortlisted on the first day, while around 50 fresh faces also appeared on the second and last day. Sabih said the committee will send name of 20 players to the PCB as trials are completed. In all the four districts including Attock, Mirpur, Jehlum and Rawalpindi, 80 players would combined and final trials would be conducted before finalising Rawalpindi Region U-16 team, which would participate in the National U-16 Championship starting next month where Rawalpindi are the defending champions, he added.–Staff Reporter