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Real Madrid closing in to sign Thibaut Courtois

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Spanish giants Real Madrid are closing in to sign the golden glove winner Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea, as Santiago Bernabeu look to shape the squad for upcoming season. The Belgium International has less than 12 months remaining on his…

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Azhar Ali sets his initial goal for Test cricket

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Pakistan‘s superstar batsman Azhar Ali has set his initial goal for the longest format of the game, as he wants to represent the country minimum in 100 Tests. In an interview, the 33-year-old said, “I would like to reach the 100 Tests…

Wednesday, Jul 18

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Thomas soars to 11th stage and into Tour’s yellow jersey

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LA ROSIÈRE: Welshman Geraint Thomas soared to victory in the 11th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday to take the overall leader’s yellow jersey. Thomas, of Team Sky, completed an impressive ride on the 108.5km stage from Albertville…

Mourinho confident World Cup heroics will lift Pogba

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LOS ANGELES: Jose Mourinho is confident that the euphoria of lifting the World Cup will provide a boost to Paul Pogba’s club career at Manchester United. Pogba was the subject of criticism from some quarters for his United performances…

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Unrealistic to win majors at Tiger-like pace, says McIlroy

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CARNOUSTIE: Rory McIlroy says it is unrealistic to expect him to continue winning majors at the same rate as early in his career, but it is not for the want of trying that he has been treading water the past few years. McIlroy won four…

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Mickelson repeat could lead to Carnoustie disqualification

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CARNOUSTIE: British Open organisers the R&A have hinted a similar incident to the Phil Mickelson controversy from last month’s U.S. Open could lead to disqualification in golf’s oldest major at Carnoustie this week. The 48-year-old…

Paul Pogba may join Ronaldo and Co

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It would be a disaster for Manchester United, as their playmaker Paul Pogba is looking forward for a shocking return to his former club Juventus. The France international returned to Old Trafford in 2016 after four years in Turin for a…

Kuldeep Yadav gets India call for start of England Test series

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LEEDS: India left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav has been included in an 18-man squad announced Wednesday for the first three Tests of their series in England after impressing in recent limited overs matches. The 23-year-old took five…

British and Irish Lions captain Warburton retires

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CARDIFF: British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton has retired from rugby union at the age of 29, the Welsh Rugby Union and his club Cardiff Blues said. Flanker Warburton, who won 74 Wales caps and captained his country a record 49…

Tendulkar links up with Middlesex to form Academy

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LONDON: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and English county Middlesex are joining forces to launch an academy to teach young girls and boys about the sport, they announced on Wednesday. The children aged between nine and 14 will be…

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Faheem shines as Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe in 3rd ODI

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Pakistan all-rounder Faheem Ashraf bagged a career-best five for 22 as Pakistan thrashed Zimbabwe in the 3rd ODI on Wednesday at Bulawayo. The hosts were bowled out on their lowest ever score (67) against Pakistan, and the lowest ever…

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Faheem’s fifer helps Pakistan restrict Zimbabwe to 67

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Pakistan bowling attack went through Zimbabwe in the third One Day International (ODI) as Green Shirts bowled out the hosts on 67. Faheem Ashraf led the bowling attack with a five-wicket haul, while Junaid Khan, making his return to the…

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Javed Miandad insists on regular Pakistan-India series

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Pakistan legend Javed Miandad has once again insisted on India and Pakistan to play bilateral series regularly, saying that when both teams could face each other in world tournaments then why not in a regular series. In an interview, the…

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Confident Pakistan eye ODI clean sweep against Zimbabwe

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Pakistan and Zimbabwe are all set to face each other in the third One-day International (ODI) at Bulawayo today, as Men in Green eye an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series. With less than a year until 2019 World Cup in England and Wales,…

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PCB’s General Body gives vote of confidence to Najam Sethi

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Najam Sethi has unanimously received the vote of confidence from the General Body of the board during the Annual General Meeting held in Lahore on Tuesday. According to PCB, vote of confidence resolution…

Tuesday, Jul 17

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Willey and Rashid strike as England hold India to 256-8 in 3rd ODI

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LEEDS: David Willey and Adil Rashid took three wickets apiece on their Yorkshire home ground as England held India to 256 for eight in the third and deciding one-day international at Headingley on Tuesday. Left-arm quick Willey took three…

First PSB Archery Club of KP promoting male, female archers

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PESHAWAR: Established by a woman archer Sara Khan the PSB Archery Club of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is promoting women and males archery on modern and scientific lines. Talking to APP, Sara Khan, who is the first female archer who established the…

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Rose ready to blossom at The Open

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CARNOUSTIE: Justin Rose says he can repel the host of young Americans who hold all the major golf titles and claim The Open crown this week despite a mediocre record. The 37-year-old Englishman — whose best finish in his home major remains…

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Manchester United unveil new 2018/19 home kit

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English Premier League giants Manchester United have unveiled their new home kit for the 2018/19 season. The new iconic gear, designed by Adidas, includes a train track graphic having been inspired by the Railway Men of Newton Heath.…

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Hasan Ali’s trademark wicket celebration backfires

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Hasan Ali, who is known for enjoying a wicket in his unique way, had an unfortunate mishap after an over-enthusiastic celebration in Pakistan’s nine wicket second ODI win over Zimbabwe on Monday. The pacer, who took three wickets in the…

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Ahmed Mujtaba’s MMA event in Pakistan to include Russain athletes

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One of the leading Pakistan Mix Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and international champion Ahmed Mujtaba has launched a local fighting event to promote the sport in the country. The new MMA franchise named ‘Prime Fight Series’ has been started…

Croatians hail returning World Cup squad

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Zagreb: Hundreds of thousands of Croatians took to the streets in Zagreb on Monday to greet their players as they returned home from Russia after losing the World Cup final. A crowd estimated by police at more than 550,000 people cheered…

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Australia’s record scorer Cahill retires for international football

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Australia’s all-time leading goal-scorer Tim Cahill have announced his retirement from international football. The 38-year-old scored 50 international goals in 107 appearances for the Socceroos. He played for Australians when he came off…

Monday, Jul 16

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Cook hits century for England Lions against India A

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LONDON: Alastair Cook spent valuable time batting ahead of the Test series with India, making an unbeaten century for the second-string England Lions on the first day of their match against India A at Worcester on Monday. It was the first…

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Zaman-inspired Pakistan dominate Zimbabwe

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BULAWAYO: An elated Fakhar Zaman cracked a career-best 117 as Pakistan dominated with both bat and ball to win the second of five one-day internationals against Zimbabwe by nine wickets on Monday. Zaman’s hundred was his second in ODI’s…

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Djokovic back in top 10 after Wimbledon exploits

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PYEONGCHANG: Novak Djokovic’s fourth Wimbledon win propelled him back into the top 10 of the latest ATP rankings released Monday. Djokovic beat Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) to claim his fourth Wimbledon men’s singles crown on Sunday,…

Ronaldo greets Juve fans, sparks Champions League dreams

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ROME: Juventus fans gave Cristiano Ronaldo a rousing welcome on Monday as the club prepared to unveil the superstar summer signing they hope will bring the Champions League trophy back to Turin. Hundreds of fans gathered outside the…

PCB achieves income targets, PSL emerges as most successful brand

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LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board Monday very successfully achieved its income target while Pakistan Super League in only its third year of operations has emerged as the most successful brand in Pakistan and has become a major source of…

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Halep stays on top as Kerber and Serena move up

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PARIS: Simona Halep retained the number one spot in the latest women’s rankings despite losing in the third round at Wimbledon, but below her the upsets at the grass-court major caused turmoil. Winner Angelique Kerber jumped six places to…

Sri Lanka skipper, officials banned for 2 Tests, 4 ODIs

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COLOMBO: The International Cricket Council on Monday banned Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal and two top officials for two Tests and four one-day internationals for breaching the spirit of the game. Coach Chandika Hathurusingha, manager…