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BIRMINGHAM: England batsman Ian Bell expects Australia to come back “hard if not harder” in the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge after an embarrassing loss at Edgbaston.
Bell, returning to form, made two fifties on his Warwickshire home ground ...
 
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DHAKA: Bangladesh’s cricket chiefs on Monday defended the decision to host South Africa’s Test series in the monsoon months of July and August, saying no other dates were available.
The two-Test series ended in an inevitable 0-0 draw after the ...
 
 
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KARACHI: The national hockey fraternity is looking towards the Prime Minister House in the hope that premier Nawaz Sharif will soon use his sweeping powers to help put the sport back on the right track.
Sources told ‘The News’ on Monday that ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Sindh High Court on Monday issued notices to former Pakistani Test cricketer Danish Kaneria on execution application of English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for recovery of £249,279.50 against the leg-spinner imposed by the Appeals’ panel ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Relatives of Australian cricket legend Donald Bradman have revealed simmering tensions with a foundation that bears his name, disagreeing with the expansion of a museum celebrating his life.
The Bradman Museum, in the cricketer’s boyhood ...
 
 

LONDON: Worcestershire seamer Joe Leach claimed a hat-trick with his first three balls in a one-day English county match against Northamptonshire on Sunday.
The 24-year-old had Richard Levi and Rob Keogh caught by wicketkeeper Ben Cox and ...
 
 

KARACHI: The most lucrative golf event in Pakistan – the 20th UMA-Chief of the Naval Staff Open Golf Championship will be played here at Karachi Golf Club from August 6-9.
The tournament offers a cash basket of Rs6 million, which is the biggest ...
 
 

KUALA LUMPUR: IOC president Thomas Bach on Monday vowed “zero tolerance” for any Olympics athletics results tainted by doping, but the head of world athletics said new revelations were part of a campaign to “redistribute” medals.
Allegations of ...
 
 

KAZAN, Russia: Adam Peaty won the men’s 100m breaststroke gold at the world swimming championships on Monday to become Britain’s first world champion in the event for 40 years.
The 20-year-old, who is making his worlds debut, swam 58.52 seconds ...
 
 

DUBAI: Despite the Bangladesh-South Africa series finishing 0-0, in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers it was a momentous match for world number one Dale Steyn who has joined the illustrious 400-wicket club.
The 32-year-old Phalaborwa ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan on Monday notched a 3-2 win over Kuwait in their Group G game in connection with 9-12 spots classification phase of the 18th Asian Seniors Men’s Volleyball Championship at Azadi Sports Complex Indoor Hall in Tehran.
After ...
 
 

LONDON: Wayne Rooney admitted it felt “weird” putting on the blue shirt of his boyhood club Everton once again in a testimonial match for Goodison Park cult hero Duncan Ferguson on Sunday.
Rooney, who started out with the Toffees before being ...
 
 

KUALA LUMPUR: The head of wrestling’s world body Nenad Lalovic secured a place on the International Olympic Committee on Monday, completing a remarkable comeback after his sport was threatened with exclusion from the Olympics.
The Serbian, one ...
 
 
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KARACHI: After holding a series of meetings with Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) and its rival group led by Syed Zahir Shah, the ball now is in FIFA’s court.
FIFA’s delegation might have found out the ailment causing the long-standing dispute ...
 
 

I believe in a job where you have to respect people and respect everybody. It’s a difficult job. I just think it’s vital
Arsene Wenger (Arsenal FC ...
 
 

LONDON: The bad blood between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho bubbled to the surface after the Frenchman’s Arsenal team defeated Chelsea 1-0 in the season-opening Community Shield.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s smart first-half strike settled ...
 
 

RIO DE JANEIRO: This is the story of two Rio de Janeiros a year from the start of the Olympic Games — and only one can survive.
The first is the Rio of Olympics construction frenzy, of billion dollar investments, cranes, bulldozers, shiny ...
 
 

JOHANNESBURG: Nigeria demonstrated what a good away team they are by forcing a 0-0 draw in Congo Brazzaville at the weekend to win a 2016 Olympic Games football qualifier.
Known as the ‘Dream Team’, the west Africans advanced 2-1 on aggregate ...
 
 

LONDON: Crystal Palace have snapped up striker Connor Wickham from Premier League rivals Sunderland on a five-year deal, the club announced Monday.
The south London side will pay an initial £7m (9.95 million euros; $10.9m dollars) fee for the ...
 
 

MOSCOW: Russian football authorities will investigate CSKA Moscow fans’ behaviour at Saturday’s Premier League match with Anzhi Makhachkala, local press reported Monday.
“We received a report from the match delegate,” Artur Grigoryants, Russian ...
 
 

PARIS: Polish champions Lech Poznan will be forced to play a match behind closed doors as punishment for a racist sign at a Champions League qualifier, UEFA announced on Monday.
European football’s governing body took action after the offending ...
 
 

GAINESVILLE, United States: American Troy Merritt, who missed the cut in his prior five starts, shot a four-under par 67 Sunday to win the Quicken Loans National and capture his first PGA title.
The unheralded 29-year-old held off US star Rickie ...
 
 

TURNBERRY, United Kingdom: South Korea’s Park Inbee claimed her seventh major Sunday when she carded seven birdies and an eagle in a record-equalling final round of 65 to win the Women’s British Open.
A 12 under par 276 total gave the ...
 
 

ATLANTA: Big-serving American John Isner completed his Atlanta ATP hat-trick on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Marcos Baghdatis.
Top-seeded Isner won his third straight title in the state where he once starred at university, cruising past ...
 
 

KARACHI: Pakistan’s tennis player Samir Iftikhar, who just completed his eligibility for men’s tennis at The University of New Mexico, was named the Mountain West Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
The Mountain West Scholar-Athlete of the Year ...