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World XI captain predicts thrilling match against Pakistan

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LAHORE: World Hockey XI captain Holland’s Roderick Weusthof says he anticipates interesting and thrilling match against Pakistan Junior team which will be going all out to give the visiting team tough time here on Sunday. “The Pak junior…

United keep up chase, Arsenal and Chelsea hit four

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BURNLEY: Manchester United kept up the chase at the top of the Premier League with an Anthony Martial goal giving them a narrow 1-0 win at Burnley, while Arsenal and Chelsea enjoyed comfortable wins. With leaders Manchester City facing…

Montella off the mark as Sevilla win at Espanyol

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BARCELONA: Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella earned his first win in La Liga at the third attempt as his side secured an impressive 3-0 victory at Espanyol on Saturday to go fifth in the standings. Franco Vazquez knocked in a loose ball on…

National Boxing Championships start

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LAHORE: The five-day 36th National Men and 1st National Women Boxing Championships started under the auspice of WAPDA Sports Board in association with Pakistan Boxing Federation here at WAPDA Sports Complex on Saturday. WAPDA Chairman and…

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Golf: Pieters and Fisher share Abu Dhabi Championship lead

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ABU DHABI: Thomas Pieters and Ross Fisher are joint leaders going into the final day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, while a rejuvenated Rory McIlroy is snapping at their heels. Pieters, of Belgium, shot a five-under par round of 67,…


Zidane fuels Neymar to Madrid speculation

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MADRID: Under pressure Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane on Saturday described Neymar, a rumoured transfer target for the European champions, as a “great player who everyone loves”. Madrid are the Spanish champions and have won the past…


Lahore to host elite hockey event after twenty four years

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LAHORE: Lahore will host an elite international hockey activity after a long gap of twenty four years when the star studded World Hockey XI will take on Pakistan junior team in the second tie of the two match series here on January 21 at…


Major blow to Pakistan team ahead of T20I series against Kiwis

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Pakistan’s senior middle order Shoaib Malik has been ruled out of Twenty 20 Internationals (T20I) against New Zealand, as he requires further rest after getting hit the ball in his head. Pakistan team management hasn’t yet called for…


World Cup final: India lose second wicket chasing Pakistan’s 309 target

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India has lost its second wicket in their chase of 309 runs target set by Pakistan at the finals of the Blind Cricket World Cup at Sharjah on Saturday. India were at 115 runs at the loss of two wickets in 16 overs. Pakistan stormed into…

Najam Sethi slams PSL3 postponing rumors

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Slamming the rumors regarding the postponement of Pakistan Super League (PSL) Edition 3, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has said that the tournament is firmly on track. PCB chief clarified all the doubts in a tweet…


Pakistan to face South Africa at U-19 World Cup eliminator

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Pakistan would face off South Africa in the Under 19 World Cup Super League quarter final on January 24 at Christ Church, after the Proteas lost to New Zealand by 71 runs on Saturday. The South African finished second at their Group A,…


Akhtar not interested to coach Pakistan but ‘available for advice’

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Pakistan former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has revealed that he is not interested in coaching the national cricket team, unlike his peers. “I am living an easy life, don’t have many ambitions. I am always available for advice [for Pakistan…

Halep edges Davis in marathon thriller to reach fourth round

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MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (Reuters) – World number one Simona Halep saved three match points before edging an inspired Lauren Davis 4-6 6-4 15-13 in a thrilling marathon to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. The Romanian…


English club Leicestershire sign Pakistan duo

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English county club Leicestershire have signed Pakistan seam bowlers Mohammad Abbas and Sohail Khan for the 2018 season. The 27-year-old Abbas will play the majority of the season, while 33-year-old Khan will be filling in from late April…


Pakistan, India to clash in Blind Cricket World Cup final today

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In-form Pakistan are batting first against arch rivals India in the Blind Cricket World Cup final today (Saturday) at historic venue of Sharjah. Pakistan stormed into the finale after defeating Sri Lanka by 156 runs in the semi-final on…

Friday, Jan 19

Sanchez deal not done yet, says Mourinho


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said the club are still trying to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal but added that the deal, which British media report could involve Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the other direction, was not done at…

Iqbal stars as Bangladesh hit 320 against Sri Lanka


Dhaka: Opener Tamim Iqbal hit 84 as Bangladesh blasted 320 for seven in their 50-over game against Sri Lanka in Dhaka on Friday. The 28-year-old left hander plundered two sixes and seven fours as Bangladesh came within four runs of their…

Coach Arthur in search of cricketers who can lift the World Cup

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Pakistan cricket head coach Mickey Arthur has now set his sights to the upcoming World Cup 2019 and he wants a team that can really grab the trophy for the country. “With the World Cup coming up in a year’s time, it is really important…

Federer says get on with it as Open defends heat policy


Melbourne: Australian Open organizers defended their heat policy Friday as Roger Federer downplayed the oven-like conditions on court, saying players should be fit enough to deal with it. The comments follow suffocating weather at…

Thursday, Jan 18

India’s Dhawan sends love to injured Shoaib Malik

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Pakistan veteran middle order batsman Shoaib Malik, received well wishes from Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan, after the opening batsman asked about the well being of Malik on Thursday. Malik suffered from symptoms of delayed concussion…

Pakistan expected to make one change for final ODI

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Pakistan team is all set to take on New Zealand in the fifth and final One Day International (ODI) tomorrow (Friday) with an aim to avoid whitewash. The Green-Shirts are 4-0 down in the series with last chance to avoid the clean–sweep…

Fakhar Zaman identifies Pakistan’s weak point in NZ

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With the Green Shirts not being able to perform at its best at New Zealand, Pakistan’s opening batsman Fakhar Zaman believes that the team’s struggle with the new ball is a key setback during the tour. Talking to the media in Wellington on…

Two Pakistan stars named in ICC ODI Team of the Year

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Pakistan’s superstar batsman Babar Azam and pacer Hasan Ali have been named in the ICC One Day International men’s team of the year. Both national cricketers have enjoyed the phenomenal run in 2017, as they were able to win the ICC…

Wednesday, Jan 17

South Africa win India Test series


CENTURION: Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi bowled South Africa to a series-clinching win on Wednesday, taking six for 39 as India were beaten by 135 runs on the fifth day of the second Test. India lost seven wickets in an extended morning’s play…

Rugby star Sonny Bill Williams performs Umrah

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New Zealand’s All Blacks and Blues superstar Sonny Bill Williams has taken a break from his off-season training and visited Mecca to perform Umrah, as a part of an Islamic pilgrimage. The 32-year-old rugby union star converted to Islam in…

Blind World Cup semis: Sri Lanka choose to field against Pakistan

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Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to field first against Pakistan in the semifinal of the Blind Cricket World Cup being played at Ajman, UAE on Wednesday (today). On Sunday, Pakistan blind team thrashed Australia by 393 runs after…

Shoaib Malik leaves the ball in ‘critical condition’

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Pakistan’s senior middle order batsman Shoaib Malik has announced about his health conditions in a side-splitting statement on social media, on Wednesday. “Alhumdulilah I’m feeling great. The ball that hit me is in critical condition…

Tuesday, Jan 16

Motor racing-Sirotkin joins Williams with Kubica as reserve


LONDON: Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin will race for Williams this season after being chosen ahead of Polish rival Robert Kubica on Tuesday in what the Formula One team said was a multi-year deal. Kubica, who had been hoping to return to…

Djokovic leads push for new union in pay fight

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MELBOURNE:Twelve-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic is leading a push to create an independent players union to fight for even more prize money, reports said Tuesday. The Serb, president of the ATP Tour player council, made the…

Pakistani bowlers leave Wasim Akram puzzled

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Disapproving the bowling by the team, Pakistan’s legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram has questioned the bowling strategy being adopted by the Green Shirts in ongoing fourth One Day International (ODI) against New Zealand. “Why are our boys…

Sharapova happily back in old routine at Open

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MELBOURNE: Maria Sharapova said Tuesday she was delighted to be back in the old routine after a trying 2017 as she sailed into the second round of the Australian Open. It was the Russian star’s first match a Melbourne for two years, having…