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ZURICH: Sepp Blatter won a fifth term as FIFA president on Friday in a dramatic end to an angry campaign dominated by a corruption storm that engulfed the leadership of world football.
His challenger Prince Ali bin al Hussein withdrew from the ...
 
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LAHORE: The Zimbabweans didn’t succumb tamely in the series opener and they didn’t do on Friday either.
A hundred from Sikandar Raza and 99 from Chamu Chibhabha took the tourists to 268-7 in the second One-day International at the Gaddafi ...
 
 

LAHORE: Wasim Akram on Friday declared cricket cannot be kept away from Pakistan after watching the passion and successful staging of a limited over series against Zimbabwe — the country’s first in six years.
The 49-year-old former Pakistan ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s cueists had mixed fortunes on the second day of the 3rd Asian Snooker Team Event 2015 in Kish Island, Iran.
According to the information made available by the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) here on Friday, ...
 
 

LEEDS, England: James Anderson became the first England bowler to take 400 Test wickets as he induced a New Zealand top-order slump on the first day of the second Test at Headingley on Friday.
But New Zealand recovered to 123 for three at tea on ...
 
 

KARACHI: The ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier will take place in Thailand from November 28 to December 5 later this year.
The top-two teams from the eight participating countries will meet reigning champion Australia, England, India, New ...
 
 
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KARACHI: The 8th National Beach Handball Championship will be held from June 15-16 at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.
The managers’ meeting will be held on June 14 at 8pm.
The players born on or after January 1,1993, are eligible to ...
 
 
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KARACHI: The chairman selection committee Olympian Islahuddin has said that they would conduct two-day trials for the qualifying rounds of Olympics, scheduled to be held in Belgium next week. While talking to ‘The News’ on Friday, he said that the ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Defending champions Pakistan got off to a flying start in the women event of the 18th Asia and Middle East Bridge Championships 2015, in Amman, Jordan.
Pakistan’s women team, comprising Rubina Agha, Zeenat Azwer, Qudsia Dossa, Roshan ...
 
 

PARIS: Alize Cornet reached the fourth round at Roland Garros for the first time on Friday, hoping to lead a wave of French players into the last 16 at their home tournament.
The French number one, the latest to feel the weight of home ...
 
 
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KARACHI: It is not yet known who will be at the helm of affairs of Pakistan football in September when the premier league occurs as Pakistan Football Federation’s (PFF) election is slated to be held on June 30.
But irrespective of the result of ...
 
 

BRASILLIA, Brazil: Brazil will investigate with “great vigour” accusations that led to the arrest of seven FIFA officials, including the vice president of the Brazilian Football Confederation, its justice minister said Thursday.
Jose Maria ...
 
 

LONDON: Arsene Wenger would love to silence his critics by making history when holders Arsenal take on Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Wenger heads to Wembley on the cusp of an historic double achievement that would go some way to ...
 
 

MADRID: Barcelona can move another step closer to just the second treble in the club’s storied 115-year history when they host Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday.
It is the third meeting between the two sides ...
 
 

NEW YORK: Brazilian legend Pele is expected to join the New York Cosmos, his former club, in Havana for a match Tuesday, the first by any US professional team in Cuba since 1999.
The Cosmos announced details of the historic trip Thursday for a ...
 
 

ZURICH: UEFA president Michel Platini said Friday he is still haunted by memories of the Heysel Stadium disaster on the 30th anniversary of the tragedy during which 39 football fans died.
The former French midfield star was playing in the ...
 
 

MADRID: Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has hailed the club’s attacking trident of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar as the best strike force he has ever played with.
Iniesta has won 22 trophies in a stellar career at Barca playing ...
 
 

ZURICH: FIFA leader Sepp Blatter on Friday defended his actions battling corruption ahead of a vote to decide on whether he remains as president of football’s beleaguered world body.
But Blatter expressed doubts about timing of the arrests of ...
 
 
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KARACHI: A double hat-trick by Ambreen helped WAPDA crush Islamabad 16-0 in the 3rd All Pakistan Fatima Jinnah Gold Cup at the District Sports Ground in Multan on Friday.
An interesting encounter between Army and Punjab University Club was ...
 
 

It’s good to have the right people in every place. It’s good to have people who know about what they are doing, in football, in tennis, in countries
Rafael Nadal (Tennis ...
 
 

PARIS: Tennis superstars Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray waded into the great football corruption scandal Thursday, suggesting the game would be better served without FIFA chief Sepp Blatter’s iron grip on power.
Nadal, who is the nephew of former ...
 
 

PARIS: World number one Novak Djokovic gave teenage French Open trailblazer Boran Coric a ringing endorsement Thursday by declaring: “He reminds me of me”.
Coric, 18, became the youngest player to reach the third round in Paris since Marat Safin ...