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DHAKA: Pakistan’s miserable tour of Bangladesh continued as the hosts recorded their first-ever Twenty20 win over the rivals with a seven-wicket romp in Dhaka on Friday.
Debutant seamer Mustafizur Rahman took two for 20 in four overs as ...
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s cricket chiefs are busy making arrangements for the country’s first home series against a Test-playing nation since 2009 even though there are negative vibes emitting from Zimbabwe.
On Friday, Zimbabwe Cricket confirmed ...
 
 

KARACHI: Deserted grounds, deprived fans and falling standards — Pakistan has suffered badly from six years without hosting international cricket, but Zimbabwe’s planned tour next month could restore hope.
On March 3, 2009, Pakistani cricket ...
 
 

NEW DELHI: IOC supremo Thomas Bach will meet India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday amid growing expectations that one of the Olympics’ perennial underachievers may make its first bid to host the Games.
Even if hosting the Olympics in ...
 
 

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada: West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels conjured up a new twist to his feud with Ben Stokes when he stood to attention and gave a military-style salute to his English rival on Thursday.
Samuels stood bolt upright and ...
 
 

SAINT GEORGE’S, Grenada: James Anderson struck early for England to have the West Indies at 22 for one at lunch in their second innings after the tourists built a first innings lead of 165 on the fourth day of the second Test on ...
 
 

SHANGHAI: Julien Quesne of France stormed to the top of the leaderboard half-way through the Volvo China Open Friday, with compatriot and defending champion Alexander Levy in second place.
Quesne fired a blistering five under par on the second ...
 
 

MELBOURNE: Big-hitting Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell believes his all-consuming limited-overs schedule over the past two years has made it increasingly difficult for him to push his case for Test selection.
Maxwell was overlooked for the ...
 
 

JOHANNESBURG: Ghana begin Sunday a potentially long, difficult journey they hope will end at the 2016 Olympic Games football tournament in Brazil.
First up for the Black Meteors are Liberia in the initial of three qualifying rounds for a ...
 
 

KARACHI: Eaton Cricket Club recorded a close five-run win against Hamdam Cricket Club in All-Karachi Ejaz Ahmed T20 Cricket Tournament 2015 here at Nazeer Hussain Gymkhana.
Eaton CC batted first and scored a modest 119 runs before being bundled ...
 
 

NEW YORK: Heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko, the dominant star of what was once the sport’s most glamorous division, is struggling to get attention for his New York title defense Saturday.
Seldom is the 1.98m Ukraine giant dwarfed ...
 
 

PARIS: Holders Sevilla sealed their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League on Thursday after a dramatic 2-2 draw with Zenit St Petersburg in Russia saw them progress 4-3 on aggregate.
The Spanish side threw away a commanding lead in the ...
 
 

LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will hope to make it 13th time lucky against Jose Mourinho this weekend as his side attempt to delay Chelsea’s coronation as Premier League champions.
Wenger has never prevailed against Mourinho in 12 ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Army dethroned Pakistan Air Force (PAF) with a 2-0 win in their quarter-final of the NBP Football Challenge Cup at Model Town Football Academy Ground in Lahore on Friday.
In the other quarter-final, former four-time Premier League ...
 
 

PARIS: Pep Guardiola will return to face his former club Barcelona after the draw for the Champions League semi-finals on Friday paired the Catalans with Bayern Munich while holders Real Madrid were drawn against Juventus.
Barcelona, who are in ...
 
 

BERLIN: Treble-chasing Bayern Munich could claim their first silverware of the season this weekend with the Bavarian giants poised to become German champions for the 25th time.
With five games left, Bayern are 12 points clear before they ...
 
 

We will face a legendary club, I think it is good news for football and the Champions League that Juventus have returned to this level
Emilio Butragueno (Ex-Real Madrid ...
 
 
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KARACHI: National Bank of Pakistan’s (NBP) coach Nasir Ismail on Friday questioned the appointment of former Railways’ hockey player Rashid Butt as match commissioner in the ongoing Premier League being held in Lahore.
“Rashid has been a hockey ...
 
 

KARACHI: Maymar Sports cruised into the quarter-finals of All-Karachi Muslim Khatri Golden Jubilee Football Tournament 2015 after thrashing United Sports by 6-0 here at Noorani Eidgah Ground in New Karachi.
Maymar Sports star wingers Jamshed ...
 
 
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KARACHI: National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) defended their title when they convincingly beat WAPDA 3-1 in the final of the Under-20 National championship at the Hockey Club of Pakistan here on Friday.
It was the sixth title win for the bankers. ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Farhan Mehboob and Israr Ahmed performed extraordinarily to qualify for the quarter-finals of the $15,000 FMC International Squash championship at the PSA Squash Complex, Lahore, on Friday.
Unseeded Farhan Mehboob smashed sixth seed ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Arts and Science Academy School won the title when they defeated Hampton School by 19 runs in the final of All Karachi Inter-School Under-11 Cricket tournament at Zamzama Club in Defence on Friday.
Arts and Science Academy School ...
 
 

STUTTGART, Germany: Three-time defending Stuttgart champion Maria Sharapova lost her opening claycourt match of the season Thursday, going down 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 to Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the German city.
The defeat was Sharapova’s first at ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Aqeel Khan beat Nofil Khan 6-1, 6-1 to move into the next round of men’s singles category in Subh-e-Nau Earth Day National Clay Court Tennis championship in Islamabad on Friday.
In other matches, Rashid Khan beat Ikram Ullah 6-3, 3-6, ...