Flawless Lee grabs LPGA Kia Classic lead

CARLSBAD - South Korea's Lee Mi-Rim had seven birdies without a bogey in a seven-under par 65 on Thursday to take a one-shot lead in the LPGA Kia Classic. Lee, who missed the course record at Aviara Golf Club by one stroke, birdied all four of the par-five holes, taking the lead with an eight-foot birdie putt at her 14th hole of the day -- the par-five fifth and adding one more birdie at the eighth. Tseng capped her 66 with a four-foot birdie at 18. She gave herself the chance with an awkward shot from near a fairway bunker, standing in the sand and choking up on her seven-iron. World No 1 Lydia Ko was among a group of four players sharing third on five-under 67. Former world No ones Park In-Bee and Stacy Lewis led a group of 10 players on four-under 68 that included fourth-ranked Kim Hyo-Joo.–AFP

Omar Associates beat Nadra in G-II

ISLAMABAD - Omar Associates beat Nadra by five wickets in their Patron's Trophy Grade-II 2014-15, round five Group-B match played here at Diamond cricket ground on Friday. Omar Associates achieved 145-run target set by Nadra losing five wickets. Munir-Ur-Rehman Tanzil took 3-31. Earlier, Nadra resumed their second innings at overnight score of 70-2 in 21 overs and were all out for 279 in 85 overs. Shahid Ilyas made 88. M Aamir, Bilal Asif and Saad Nasim claimed three wickets each. At Army cricket ground, CDA and Army played out a draw. CDA scored 223-7 in their second innings. Naved Malik made 74 and Sarmad Bhatti 65. Ulfat Hussain took 2-9. Earlier, Army resumed their first innings at overnight score of 296-7 in 79 overs and were all out for 315 in 82.1 overs. Yasim took 4-100.–Staff Reporter

Fantastic Four face Army Colts in final

ISLAMABAD - Fantastic Four edged Millennium Group 8.5-6 in the last Pool-A league match of the Serena Polo Tournament, to ensure a place in the final against Army Colts here at the Islamabad Polo Ground Friday. It was a fierce battle from start to finish, as both Millennium Group and Fantastic Four displayed their prowess and played superbly. Raja Arslan, Ahmed and Captain (R) Shaukat from the Millennium team scored two goals each creating some notable chances to win which were denied by unstoppable 19-year-old Hamza Muaz, a third generation polo player, who hammered superb six goals to lead Fantastic Four to a 8.5-6 victory. The Serena Polo Cup trophy final will be played today (Saturday) at 3pm between Fantastic Four and Army Colt.–Staff Reporter

Haq Nawaz wins 5th Tour de Punjab title

LAHORE - Haq Nawaz of Sindh clinched the 5th Tour de Punjab International Road Cycle Race title which started from Rahim Yar Khan on Sunday last. When the race ended at Rawalpindi on Friday, Nawaz covered 903 kilometres distance in 27 hours, eight minutes and 23 seconds. Israr of Balochistan earned the second position with a time of 27h9m23s and Shahid of Sindh bagged third with 27h35m35s time. Kafait of Balochistan clocked 27h36m30s, Sadam of Balochistan 27h37m10s and Jani of Punjab 27h37m12s to claim fourth, fifth and sixth positions respectively. The race carried a whooping prize money of Rs 500,000 which was distributed among the top performers.–Staff Reporter