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Sunday, Oct 22

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Du Plessis injury spoils South Africa win

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East London: An injury to captain Faf du Plessis took some of the gloss off a comprehensive South African win in the third and final one-day international against Bangladesh at Buffalo Park on Sunday. Du Plessis retired hurt on 91 and had…

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Golf: Exhausted Thomas puzzled by ‘bizarre’ CJ Cup win

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JEJU: Justin Thomas shot nine-under par in the opening round of the inaugural CJ Cup and said Sunday it was “bizarre” he won three days later still on the same mark. Thomas shot a 63 in benign conditions in the first round and made the…

USA midfielder Chandler sidelined by knee op

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BERLIN: USA international Timothy Chandler is set for a long spell on the sidelines after tearing cartilage in his right knee and will undergo surgery, his club Eintracht Frankfurt revealed Sunday. The 27-year-old had to be helped off in…

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Bishoo five-wicket haul puts WIndies in control

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BULAWAYO: Legspinner Devendra Bishoo put the West Indies in firm control of the first Test as he ran through Zimbabwe’s batting line-up on the second afternoon at Queens Sports Club on Sunday. After picking up two wickets in the first…

Muguruza demolishes Ostapenko at WTA Finals

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SINGAPORE: Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza served warning of her intention to win both the WTA Finals and the year-end world number one crown when she crushed Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets on Sunday. The freshly crowned WTA player…

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Kohli century fires India to 280-8 against N.Zealand

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MUMBAI: A classy Virat Kohli century propelled India to 280-8 against New Zealand in the first one-day international at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. The Indian captain, playing in his 200th ODI match, smashed 121 off 125 balls…

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Kohli ton fires India to 280-8 against N.Zealand

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MUMBAI: Virat Kohli scored a century as India finished on 280-8 against New Zealand in the first one-day international at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. The Indian captain smashed 121 off 125 balls, including nine fours and two…

Federer bids for more home glory in Basel

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BASEL: Roger Federer will aim to write more history at his home event as the world number two bids for an eighth title at the Swiss Indoors starting on Monday. The 36-year-old Swiss tennis icon will again be the main attraction in his…

Venezuela’s Vargas suffers horror leg break

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SYDNEY: Venezuelan international Ronald Vargas is out of the Australian A-League for an indefinite period after suffering a serious leg fracture playing for the Newcastle Jets on Sunday. The Jets continued their unbeaten start to the…

Boxing: Gassiev knocks out Wlodarczyk to keep IBF cruiserweight crown with

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NEW YORK: Undefeated Russian Murat Gassiev retained his International Boxing Federation cruiserweight world title Saturday with a spectacular third-round knockout of Krzysztof Wlodarczyk Newark, New Jersey. Gassiev followed a left uppercut…

PGA Tour plans ‘not imminent’ for more Asia events

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JEJU: Further new US PGA Tour events in Asia are a possibility, but commissioner Jay Monahan said Sunday that “to say something is imminent would be a miscalculation”. Monahan was asked by AFP if proposed changes to the calendar for 2018…

Baseball: Astros down Yankees, set World Series clash with Dodgers

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LOS ANGELES: The Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 4-0 on Saturday to book a Major League Baseball World Series showdown with the Los Angeles Dodgers. After fending off elimination in game six on Friday, the Astros won the best…

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Marquez wins in Australia to extend title lead

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MELBOURNE: Marc Marquez moved to within touching distance of a fourth MotoGP world title with victory at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, his sixth win of the season giving him a 33-point lead over nearest rival Andrea Dovizioso with…

Saturday, Oct 21

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Parera to lead Sri Lanka against Pakistan, Malinga dropped

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Sri Lanka cricket announced a 15-man T20 squad for the three-match T20 series against Pakistan on Saturday. Thisara Perera, will lead the squad for the series in which the first two matches will be played in Abu Dhabi on October 26 and 27,…

Lanky Hasan beats Rumman Raees

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Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali, convincingly defeated fellow seamer Rumman Raees, in a pad up challenge. Hasan, who was crowned the number one bowler in ODI cricket on Friday, displayed his physical prowess as he easily beat Raees in 1…

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Angle joins ‘The Shield’; Demon King gets Styles at TLC

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The Hall of famer, Kurt Angle will be action for the first time in 11 year inside the WWE ring, as the Olympic gold medalist joins forces with the Shield in the main event match at Table Ladders and Chairs (TLC) pay-per-view. Due to…

No.1 Hasan Ali reveals his next goal

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Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has set his next big goal after reaching at the top of International Cricket Council (ICC) bowlers rankings. Talking to French news agency, the 23-year-old said, “I have been blessed with success and the Champions…

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WATCH! Shoaib Malik’s jaw dropping replies

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Pakistan middle order batsman Shoaib Malik, is enjoying a purple patch these days, after a blistering knock of 69 of 81 deliveries, taking his side to their fourth consecutive victory against Sri Lanka. The senior batsman was naturally in…

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Peshawar Zalmi clinch Chinese for PSL3

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The Pakistan Super League (PSL) champion Peshawar Zalmi is exploring new territories after it inducted two Chinese players for the third edition of PSL. “Peshawar Zalmi is not only pleased to assist in top notch coaching and mentoring of…

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Captain Sarfraz approached by match fixer

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Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed was approached by a match fixer, who made a spot-fixing offer to him during the ongoing series against Sri Lanka, Geo News citing its sources reported on Saturday. The skipper rejected the offer and…

Hasan Ali achieves childhood dream

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Pakistan’s superstar pacer Hasan Ali has achieved his childhood dream as he manage to stand among top bowlers of the world at just a very beginning of his career. The 23-year-old is officially the world´s best one-day bowler, with an early…

Friday, Oct 20

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Golf: Luiten flies high at Valderrama after albatross

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SOTOGRANDE: Dutchman Joost Luiten pushed host and Masters champion Sergio Garcia into the shade at the Valderrama Masters on Friday when a stunning albatross allowed him to open a one-shot lead at the halfway stage. Luiten’s albatross on…

Formula One: Title-chasing Hamilton dominates Vettel in US practice

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AUSTIN: Championship leader Lewis Hamilton topped the times for Mercedes by half a second ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari in Friday morning’s opening free practice for this weekend’s United States Grand Prix. On a damp and…

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in fourth ODI

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SHARJAH: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth day-night international in Sharjah on Friday, taking a 4-0 lead in the five-match series. Pakistan bowled out Sri Lanka for 173 in 43.4 overs before overhauling the target in…

Number one Hasan shines as Pakistan crush Sri Lanka

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SHARJAH: Medium pacer Hasan Ali grabbed three wickets to celebrate his rise to the top of the one-day rankings as Pakistan downed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth day-night international in Sharjah on Friday. Hasan took 3-37 while…

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Shinwari debuts for Pakistan as Sri Lanka bats

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Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first in the fourth ODI against Pakistan at Sharjah on Friday. Fast bowler Usman Khan Shinwari made his ODI debut after he received his ODI cap from Shoaib Malik. Shinwari comes in place of Rumman…

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Fixers approach Pakistan cricketers again!

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A Pakistani cricketer has foiled a spot-fixing bid during the ongoing series against Sri Lanka by reporting the incident immediately after fixers tried to contact him. Citing its sources, Geo News reported without naming the player that a…

Blatter says he is going to World Cup at Putin’s invitation

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GENEVA: FIFA’s disgraced ex-president Sepp Blatter has told AFP he will go to next year’s World Cup in Russia at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin, despite being banned from football. “I will go to the World Cup in Russia. I…

Pakistani stars dominate ICC Rankings

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Pakistan players gain big in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Rankings for ODIs, thanks to impressive showings in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka. Batting all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, reclaimed his spot as the number one all-rounder in ODI…

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Hasan Ali crowned world’s number one bowler

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Pakistan seam bowler Hasan Ali, has added another feather to his young career, already filled with records as he became the number one bowler in ODI cricket. Hasan jumped up six places at the latest MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings for…