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Thursday, Sep 20

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Joshua sees Povetkin as toughest fight since Klitschko

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LONDON: World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua expects his title defence against Russian Alexander Povetkin on Saturday to be his toughest fight since Wladimir Klitschko — and to end with a similar outcome. Joshua, 28, knocked out…

Monday, Sep 10

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Rose could become world number one with BMW final round in doubt

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Englishman Justin Rose could become world number one without hitting another shot following Sunday’s washout at the BMW Championship in Pennsylvania. Persistent rain on Sunday gave PGA Tour officials no choice but to postpone the final…

Barty and Vandeweghe fight back to win doubles title

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NEW YORK: Australian Ashleigh Barty and American CoCo Vandeweghe fought back from a lacklustre start to beat Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(8) in the US Open women’s doubles final on Sunday. It was the first major title…

Sunday, Sep 9

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France’s Giroud ends goal drought in style in 2-1 win over Dutch

PARIS: France striker Olivier Giroud ended a run of 10 international games without a goal by netting a stunning winner as the world champions claimed a deserved 2-1 victory over the Netherlands in their Nations League clash on Sunday. The…

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Jadeja leads India fightback as Anderson kept waiting for record wicket

LONDON: Ravindra Jadeja marked his return to India duty by top-scoring with 86 not out as England’s James Anderson was kept waiting for a landmark wicket at the Oval on Sunday. Jadeja also shared a seventh-wicket stand of 77 with Hanuma…

Fitzpatrick wins playoff to defend European Masters title

CRANS-SUR-SIERRE: Matthew Fitzpatrick edged out Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard in a playoff on Sunday to become the first man to successfully defend the European Masters title at Crans Montana since Seve Ballesteros 40 years ago. The 24-year…

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Serena defends her integrity after Grand Slam controversy

NEW YORK: Serena Williams said she did not know her coach was giving her instructions and had “never cheated in her life” after her hopes of winning a 24th Grand Slam title ended in extraordinary scenes at the U.S. Open on Saturday. The…

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Osaka’s Grand Slam dream proves a nightmare for Serena

NEW YORK: US Open champion Naomi Osaka grew up dreaming of competing against Serena Williams in a Grand Slam final but never would have dared to go as far as to think her idol would be reduced to tears in a drama-filled match. Osaka showed…

India’s Vihari keeps Anderson waiting to equal McGrath mark

LONDON: Hanuma Vihari marked his Test debut with a fifty as India kept England’s James Anderson waiting for a landmark wicket at the Oval on Sunday. India were 240 for seven in reply to England’s first innings 332, a deficit of 92 runs, at…

Mo Farah wins 5th straight Great North Run

LONDON: Mo Farah delivered a dominant performance to claim a record fifth victory in the Great North Run on Sunday in the latest step in his bid to win a major marathon. The British runner led from the front to cross the line in 59min…

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Italy’s Dovizioso beats Marquez for third win of season at San Marino MotoGP

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MILAN: Italy’s Andrea Dovizioso won the San Marino MotoGP on Sunday for the Ducati rider’s third success of the season, holding off world championship leader Marc Marquez of Honda. The 32-year-old Dovizioso finished 2.822sec ahead of the…

Saturday, Sep 8

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India 53-1 against England in fifth Test

LONDON: India were 53 for one in reply to England’s first innings 332 all out, a deficit of 279 runs, at tea on the second day of the fifth Test at the Oval on Saturday. KL Rahul was 35 not out and Cheteshwar Pujara 15 not out. Stuart…

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Farah eyes history bid in Great North Run

LONDON: Mo Farah will have history in his sights on Sunday as the British star chases a record fifth Great North Run title. Victory in Newcastle this weekend will make Farah the first man to win the Great North Run five times. That would…

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Birthday boy Buttler leads England fightback against India

LONDON: Jos Buttler marked his 28th birthday with a third fifty in four England innings to lead a lower-order revival against India in the fifth Test at the Oval on Saturday. England, who had already won this five-match series at 3-1 up,…

India’s Vijay joins Essex

LONDON: India batsman Murali Vijay has agreed to join Essex for the rest of the English side’s County Championship campaign. Vijay played India’s first two Tests on their current tour of England, but was dropped after struggling in their…

All Blacks win over Pumas could have been better, says Hansen

NELSON: Coach Steve Hansen gave his rearranged All Blacks a pass mark after their 46-24 victory over a much-improved Argentinian side Saturday, but conceded they weren’t as good as they should have been. Hansen made eight changes to his…

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Nishikori backs Osaka to give Serena strong US Open challenge

NEW YORK: Kei Nishikori couldn’t make it two Japanese players in the US Open finals, but he backed compatriot Naomi Osaka to give Serena Williams a run for her money in the women’s championship match. “I’m sure she’s going to have a chance…

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Amir Khan to face Samuel Vargas today

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan is all set to face Colombia’s Samuel Vargas today (Saturday) as he continues his quest to earn a tilt at winning the welterweight world title. The 31-year-old will be back in action after outperforming…

Friday, Sep 7

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Kohli reminds me of Viv Richards: Michael Holding

West Indian bowling legend Michael Holding has said Virat Kohli reminds him a lot of batting great Sir Vivian Richards. In an interview to PakPassion, the legendary pacer said, “He’s a great player, he is confident, he believes in himself.…

Thursday, Sep 6

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Cricket: England v India teams

LONDON: Teams and officials for the fifth Test between England and India at The Oval starting Friday (1000 GMT): England: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Moeen Ali, Joe Root (capt), Jonny Bairstow (wkt), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran…

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Tiger leaps into early lead at PGA’s BMW Championship

PHILADELPHIA: Tiger Woods, seeking his first victory in five years, fired his lowest PGA opening round since 1999 — a eight-under-par 62 — to seize the clubhouse lead Thursday at the BMW Championship. The 14-time major champion, nearing…

Salah wins federation battle as Egypt return

CAIRO: Mohamed Salah has emerged the victor in his bitter dispute with the Egypt Football Association as the Pharaohs make their return after exiting the World Cup winless. The Liverpool striker had clashed with his country’s FA over image…

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I’ve special passion to bowl against India, says Hasan Ali

LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team’s speedster, Hasan Ali, has said that he has special passion to bowl against India in the opening match of Asia Cup, and the month of September has special significance for him as the nation celebrates its…

Shoaib Akhtar resigns as advisor to PCB chairman

LAHORE: Former speed king, Shoaib Akhtar, on Thursday resigned from the post of adviser to the Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board. “I have resigned from my position of advisor to the chairman PCB with immediate effect,” he said. Shoaib was…

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Pakistan cricketers pay tribute to martyrs of 1965 war

As the nation is celebrating Defence and Martyrs Day today (Thursday) by paying tributes to the heroes of the 1965 war, Pakistani cricketers also took to social media to post their messages. The war was a culmination of skirmishes that…

Djokovic to face Nishikori in 11th US Open semi-final

New York: Two-time champion Novak Djokovic ended John Millman’s fairytale US Open run on Wednesday, beating the 55th-ranked Australian in straight sets to book a semi-final clash with Kei Nishikori. The Serbian star, who ended a 54-week…

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Hafeez vows to impress selectors again

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who was dropped from the squad for upcoming Asia Cup, dismissing retirement romours said he will impress selectors again. After being dropped from national team for the forthcoming Asia Cup, former…

Wednesday, Sep 5

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DeChambeau eyes FedEx Cup threepeat after Ryder boost

PHILADELPHIA: Bryson DeChambeau will be chasing an unprecedented hat-trick of FedEx Cup titles on Thursday when he tees off at the BMW Championship boosted by his selection to the USA Ryder Cup team. DeChambeau’s selection on Tuesday as…

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New Zealand team named to play Argentina

NELSON: The New Zealand team named Thursday to play Argentina in Nelson in a third-round Rugby Championship match on Saturday. Team (15-1) Ben Smith; Nehe Milner-Skudder, Jack Goodhue, Ngani Laumape, Waisake Naholo; Richie Mo’unga, TJ…

Osaka becomes first Japanese woman in Grand Slam semi-final in 22 years

NEW YORK: Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese woman in 22 years to reach the semi-finals of a Grand Slam on Wednesday when she defeated Lesia Tsurenko 6-1, 6-1 in the last-eight of the US Open. Osaka wasn’t born when compatriot Kimiko…