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LONDON: High-flying Southampton thrashed Sunderland 8-0 in the Premier League on Saturday as unbeaten leaders Chelsea remained five points clear with a 2-1 win away to Crystal Palace.
Sergio Aguero scored all Manchester City’s goals in a 4-1 ...
 
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NEW DELHI: The jury is still out on whether the Indian Super League (ISL) can wake the world’s second most populous nation from its football slumber but the first week of the eight-team competition has at least made people sit up and take ...
 
 

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi notched his 250th La Liga goal to move one off the all-time league scoring record as leaders Barcelona won 3-0 against Eibar on Saturday ahead of next weekend’s Clasico with Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo maintained his ...
 
 

DUBAI: Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez said Sunday he was confident about his bowling action despite being reported during an Indian domestic league game last month.
The 34-year-old is likely to open the batting with Ahmed Shehzad in the ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Sohail Tanvir shined with both bat and ball against Lahore Lions as ZTBL took a lead of 109 runs in their match of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (Gold) at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, on Sunday.
ZTBL ended the day at 335-6 in 90 overs. Shoaib Malik ...
 
 

MELBOURNE: Australia’s cricketers and officials are on notice to report any instances of match-fixing or other corrupt behaviour before the end of next month, or face up to the consequences of not doing so.
In an effort to ensure that any ...
 
 

WELLINGTON: South Africa opens a one-day series against New Zealand on Tuesday (today) looking to strike a psychological blow against the Black Caps ahead of the Cricket World Cup early next year.
The three-match series, which begins in the ...
 
 

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s chairman of selectors Sanath Jayasuriya has said the five-match One-day International (ODI) series in India would help Sri Lanka to try out their fringe players before the World Cup. The series was confirmed by the BCCI and SLC ...
 
 

DUBAI: Former Pakistan allrounder Azhar Mahmood on Sunday said he disagreed that Twenty20 cricket was spoiling younger generations of batsmen and is a threat to Test and one-day cricket.
The 39-year-old was speaking at the launch of the ...
 
 

DUBAI: Both Michael Clarke and Mitchell Marsh should be fit for the first Test against Pakistan, begins here on Wednesday, but Australia’s chairman of selectors Rod Marsh has said the final make-up of the XI may not be decided until the morning of ...
 
 

DHAKA: Bangladesh have named uncapped legspinner Jubair Hossain in their 14-man squad for the first Test against Zimbabwe this month and have recalled Shahadat Hossain and Marshall Ayub.
“With Sohag Gazi not available due to suspension we felt ...
 
 
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KARACHI: PIA got a heavy lead of 240 runs against Hyderabad Hawks with the help of Shahzar Mohammad’s ton in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (Silver) at Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad, on Sunday.
PIA started the second day at 84-1 and reached 413-7 in 111 overs ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Once again young Pakistani cricketers proved to their bosses sitting in the PCB head office that if chances were given on merit they could beat even the Australians, former cricketer and qualified coach Jalaluddin told ‘The News’ on ...
 
 

INCHEON, South Korea: South Korean teenager Baek Kyu-Jung captured the LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship in a playoff for her maiden US tour victory on Sunday.
Baek made birdie on the first playoff hole to defeat American Brittany Lincicome and ...
 
 

HONG KONG: Scott Hend won the $1.3 million Hong Kong Open on Sunday, beating Filipino Angelo Que in a playoff for the biggest title of the Australian’s career to date.The 41-year-old held his nerve on the first extra hole, sinking a five-footer for ...
 
 

LOS ANGELES, California: World Boxing Association middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin stopped Mexico’s Marco Antonio Rubio in the second round on Saturday to keep his title, taking his 18th consecutive knockout triumph in emphatic ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Abbas Shoukat, Ammad Fareed, Shahjahan Khan, and Saqib Yousuf qualified for the main round of the $25,000 Serena Hotels-Chief of Air Staff International Squash championship at Mushaf Squash Complex, Islamabad, on Sunday.
In the final ...
 
 

SINGAPORE: World number one Serena Williams lashed out at “sexist” and racist” comments from the head of Russian tennis Sunday after he jokingly called her and her sister Venus the “Williams brothers”.
Williams applauded swift action from the ...
 
 

MOSCOW: US Open champion Marin Cilic continued his fine season by beating fifth seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut in straight sets to win the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Sunday.
The 26-year-old Croat, a career-high eighth in the ATP rankings ...
 
 

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“Quote of the day”
When he (Sergio Aguero) is 100 percent fit he will demonstrate everything. He is one of the top three or four strikers in the world
Manuel Pellegrini (Man City Manager)

Els curses long-running hip ...