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Champions Trophy hero Amir returns to Pakistan

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Fast bowler, Mohammad Amir is all set to return to Pakistan today (Saturday), to conduct the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) fitness and medical tests. “Essex Cricket overseas star Mohammad Amir will return to Pakistan tomorrow for a series…

Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan confirmed

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Sri Lankan Cricket Board President Thilanga Sumathipala has confirmed Sri Lanka’s tour of Pakistan in October for either two or three Twenty20 (T20) internationals. The development came following the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting in…

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Pliskova wins twice to reach semis, secure No. 1 spot

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CINCINNATI: Defending champion Karolina Pliskova won twice in one day for the third time this season, tightening her grip on the world number one ranking Friday to reach the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters semi-finals. The 25-year-old Czech…

Nadal returns to No. 1 with heavy heart over Barcelona

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CINCINNATI: Spain’s Rafael Nadal, who returns to the world number one ranking on Monday for the first time in three years, remains “destroyed” by the terror attacks that rocked his homeland. Nadal was upset by Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in a…

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South Africa all set for Pak-India rivalry

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Indo-Pak fans get ready, as Javed Afridi’s Benoni Zalmi is expected to face Shah Rukh Khan’s Cape Town Knight Riders in a highly anticipated opening match of Global T20 league in South Africa. Afridi, who’s Benoni Zalmi team logo was…

Friday, Aug 18

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Cook passes 200 as England turn screw on Windies

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BIRMINGHAM: Alastair Cook completed a fine double century as England advanced smoothly to 449 for four at lunch on the second day of the first test against West Indies at Edgbaston on Friday. Dawid Malan recorded his first test 50 in his…

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England 390-3 after 1st hour day two first Test

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BIRMINGHAM: Innings update on the second day of the first Test between England and the West Indies at Edgbaston on Friday: 1st hour: England 1st Inns 390-3, 104 overs (overnight: 348-3, 90 overs) + Alastair Cook 182 no (318 balls, 28×4),…

Cycling: Dan Martin leaves Quick Step for UAE

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PARIS: Ireland’s Dan Martin has agreed to join UAE Team Emirates from Quick Step Floors for the next two seasons, the Emirati team said on Friday. Martin, 30, finished sixth at the Tour de France last month despite Quick Step being…

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Zalmi’s goes international

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Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi is set to launch the second International T20 Franchise Benoni Zalmi. The second cricket franchise of the Zalmi’s, Benoni Zalmi, would be launch to take part in the upcoming Global T20 League, schedule to…

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McGregor adopts Bruce Lee’s teachings

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UFC champion Conor McGregor is adopting legendary Bruce Lee’s philosophy to convert to boxing and prepare for mega fight against Floyd Mayweather. McGregor has yet to box as a professional, and the undefeated Mayweather is widely regarded…

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Shoaib Akhtar calls for peace with Umar Akmal

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Pakistan former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has called PCB to use dialogue to dissolve issues between batsman, Umar Akmal and coach Mickey Arthur. In a series of tweets on social media, the world’s fastest bowler said that the Pakistan…

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World’s best bowler to tour Pakistan

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South Africa’s leg spinner Imran Tahir, regarded as one of the best bowlers in the game today is expected to be feature in the World XI squad, which is schedule to tour Pakistan between September 10-15 As per media reports citing sources,…

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35 year-old vows to replace Misbah, Younis

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KARACHI: Faisal Iqbal has thrown his name among the mix as he hopes to make a long awaited comeback in Test squad following the retirement of Misbahul Haq and Younis Khan. The retirement of Test legends Younis and Misbah after the West…

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Australia name squads for India tour

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Pacemen James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile have been recalled as Cricket Australia name squads for limited overs tour of India in September and October. All-rounders Ashton Agar and Hilton Cartwright have also been named in the 15…

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Barcelona close to sign former Real Madrid star

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Spanish giant Barcelona, who are facing crises at the start of new season with Neymar’s departure and Suarez’s injury, now close to sign former Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria. The former La Liga champions chose Angel Di Maria as an…

Thursday, Aug 17

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England 348-3 against West Indies at 1st day close

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BIRMINGHAM: England were 348 for three after winning the toss at stumps on the first day of the first Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston on Thursday. Former skipper Alastair Cook was 153 not out after sharing a stand of 248 with…

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RugbyU: South Africa change three for Argentina Test

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JOHANNESBURG: South Africa have dropped three of the starters who completed a June series whitewash over France for a 2017 Rugby Championship opener against Argentina in Port Elizabeth Saturday. In come scrum-half Ross Cronje, tighthead…

RugbyU: South Africa team to play Argentina

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JOHANNESBURG: South Africa team to play Argentina in the first round of the Rugby Championship in Port Elizabeth Saturday: Team (15-1) Andries Coetzee; Raymond Rhule, Jesse Kriel, Jan Serfontein, Courtnall Skosan; Elton Jantjies, Ross…

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Halep advances in quest to win title, take No. 1 spot

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CINCINNATI: Second-ranked Simona Halep charged closer to taking the world number one ranking Thursday, beating Latvian 15th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 6-3 to reach the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters quarter-finals. Romania’s Halep, a…

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Bayern’s Neuer to miss league start against Leverkusen

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BERLIN: Bayern Munich will be without goalkeeper Manuel Neuer when the Bundesliga season gets under way with the champions’ first league match against Bayer Leverkusen on Friday, coach Carlo Ancelotti said. Germany keeper Neuer broke a…

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Nastase appeals against ITF ban

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LONDON: Ilie Nastase has appealed against his suspension over his behaviour during a Fed Cup match between Romania and Great Britain in April, the International Tennis Federation announced on Thursday. The 71-year-old Romania captain was…

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Akmal VS Arthur: PCB issues show cause

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday, issued a show cause to Umar Akmal, after the middle order batsman levelled allegations against head coach Mickey Arthur. “The PCB has issued a show-cause notice to Umar Akmal on breaching code…

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Pakistan cricket mourns freakish death of batsman

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Pakistan cricket mourned the death of budding batsman Zubair Ahmad. The youngster died after he was hit by a bouncer. Ahmad, who was reported to be part of the Fakhar Zaman Academy was playing a club cricket match on 14th August when he…

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U-19 World Cup: Scheduled announced

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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued the schedule of the U-19 World Cup 2018. The tournament will be held in which will be held in New Zealand from January 13 to February 3, 2018. The Green Shirts would begin their campaign…

Controversial Akmal drags Pakistan cricket into another drama

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Middle order batsman Umar Akmal has accused Pakistan cricket Head Coach Mickey Arthur of verbal abuse at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore. “When I reached there first Grant and than our physio, Grant Luden refused to…

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Nadal cruises in opener, US teen Tiafoe ousts Zverev

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CINCINNATI: Rafael Nadal cruised to victory in his first match since clinching a return to world number one while Alexander Zverev’s 10-match win streak was halted Wednesday at the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters. Nadal, a 15-time Grand…

Wednesday, Aug 16

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New Zealand team to play Australia in Rugby Championship

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SYDNEY: The New Zealand team named Thursday for the first round Rugby Championship match against Australia in Sydney on Saturday: New Zealand (15-1): Damian McKenzie; Ben Smith, Ryan Crotty, Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane; Beauden…

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RugbyU: Hartley tells Tuilagi, Solomona to make amends

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LONDON: England captain Dylan Hartley has told Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona to prove they are worthy of a recall after being sent home early from a pre-season training camp. Hartley said Leicester centre Tuilagi and Sale wing Solomona…

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England v West Indies teams

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BIRMINGHAM: Teams and officials for the first Test between England and the West Indies at Edgbaston starting on Thursday (day/night): England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Joe Root (capt), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny…

Davies to make history on Senior tour

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LONDON: Laura Davies is set to make history as the first woman to play on the European Senior Tour in next year’s Shipco Masters in Denmark. Four-time major winner Davies will play from the same tees as male opponents including former…