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Khalid Hussain
KARACHI: Pakistan’s summer of sporting discontent continued on Friday when their hockey team miserably failed in its quest to secure a berth for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
In a must-win game of the first phase of fifth to eight ...
 
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Syed Intikhab Ali
KARACHI: Former Olympians slammed the PHF chiefs on Friday for the failure of Pakistan to qualify for the Rio Olympics 2016 and demanded that they resign.
They said it was a day of mourning as the national team had failed to qualify for ...
 
 

LONDON: Umpire Chris Gaffaney is confident his experience of dealing with ‘domestics’ as a policeman will stand him in good stead when it comes to maintaining order between England and Australia during the upcoming Ashes series.
The 39-year-old ...
 
 

LAHORE: Lanky paceman Mohammad Irfan was recalled on Friday to the 16-man Pakistan squad for the five-match one-day series against Sri Lanka starting later this month.
The 33-year-old, the tallest international cricketer ever at seven feet one ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Misbah Khan’s fine all-round performance guided defending champions Omar Cricket Club to a thrilling one-run victory over Rivo Mobile in their Group A encounter of Naya Nazimabad Ramazan Cup Twenty20 Cricket Tournament 2015 here at the ...
 
 

PARIS: Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, pole vault king Renaud Lavillenie and Ethiopian middle distance star Genzebe Dibaba are set to light up Paris’ Diamond League meet on Saturday (today) in the absence of injured Usain Bolt.
Bolt was a late ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Defending champions Omar Cricket Club began their campaign in the 30th Karachi Gymkhana Omar Associates Ramazan Festival Twenty20 Cricket Tournament 2015 with an emphatic 67-run victory over Karachi Gymkhana Whites in their Group A fixture ...
 
 

LONDON: Olympic track cycling champion Victoria Pendleton found herself in a saddle of a different kind as she launched her new career as a jockey in a race at Newbury racecourse in southern England on Thursday.
The 34-year-old finished in ...
 
 

PARIS: Jamaican sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce said Friday she will not defend her world 200 metres title in Beijing next month and will just race the 100m.
But the 28-year-old track star insisted that she will defend both gold medals at ...
 
 

MIKOLAJKI, Poland: Two-time world champion Sebastien Ogier began the defence of his Rally of Poland crown in sparkling fashion on Thursday winning the day’s only special stage in Mikolajki to the north east of Warsaw.
The 31-year-old Frenchman ...
 
 

TOKYO: Olympic bronze medallist swimmer Kosuke Hagino said Friday he will miss the FINA World Championships later this month after fracturing his right elbow in a bicycle fall.
The Japanese swimming sensation appeared at a press conference with ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Opener Naveed Malik played an explosive uneaten 91 as Rivo Mobile outgunned Mohammad Hussain Club by eight wickets in the 28th Aga Khan Gymkhana State Life Ramazan Festival T20 Cricket Tournament 2015 here at Aga Khan Gymkhana Ground on ...
 
 

SANTIAGO: The prospect of leading his country to a first major title in 22 years is driving Lionel Messi as Argentina meet Chile here Saturday (today) in a Copa America final clash of the golden generations.
The three-week South American ...
 
 
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KARACHI: K-Electric football captain Mohammad Essa on Friday said he was confident that his side would perform well in the 2016 AFC Cup play-offs qualifiers Group A to be held in Bhutan from August 11-15.
“Our group is easy and I hope we will ...
 
 

VANCOUVER: England and Germany wipe away the tears as they play for pride and third place at the Women’s World Cup in Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday (today).
It was not the final game either had dreamt of but after a month of ...
 
 

NEW DELHI: Controversial former French striker Nicolas Anelka will return to Mumbai City FC to manage as well as play in the Indian Super League’s second season, the player and club owner said Friday.
The 36-year-old, who scored two goals in the ...
 
 

DHAKA: South Africa sounded out an early warning to Bangladesh with a resounding eight-wicket win over the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in a T20 tour game, their only practice match on the tour.
David Wiese took three wickets while Kyle Abbott, ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa on Friday congratulated Faisal Saleh Hayat for retaining his seat as president of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) for the fourth successive ...
 
 

VERSAILLES, France: Graeme McDowell’s hopes of pulling off a rare hat-trick of title wins at the French Open bit the dust at Le Golf National on Friday.
The Northern Irishman, who has been struggling for form all year, added a second round of 78 ...
 
 

LONDON: Defending champion Novak Djokovic and 2004 winner Maria Sharapova swept into the Wimbledon fourth round on Friday as controversial Australian Nick Kyrgios bolstered his reputation as the next generation’s brightest star.
Top seed ...
 
 

LONDON: Rafael Nadal insists his career which has yielded 14 Grand Slam titles and $73 million is not finished, but evidence was mounting Friday that the Spaniard has reached the end of the road.
The 29-year-old Nadal suffered a fourth ...
 
 

Even in the last couple of years I didn’t have the best relationship possible with grass. But it’s going to be in my heart and in my memories forever. Don’t forget I played five finals here
Rafael Nadal (Spanish tennis ...
 
 

MADRID: Fernando Fernández-Ladreda has been named as the new president of the Spanish Tennis Federation replacing José Luis Escanuelas who stood down over mis-management charges.
“My first objective is to restore normalcy on both the ...