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Clarke’s final flourish as ‘outstanding’ Aussies steamroller New Zealand to win final in style
MELBOURNE: Michael Clarke hit 74 in his last One-day International to lead Australia to their fifth World Cup title with a seven-wicket win over New ...
 
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MELBOURNE: Australia captain Michael Clarke said his next target after winning the World Cup in his last One-day International (ODI) on Sunday was to take his team back to the top of the Test rankings.
Clarke hit 74 as Australia defeated New ...
 
 

MELBOURNE: Australia captain Michael Clarke dedicated Sunday’s World Cup final triumph to Phillip Hughes, the team-mate who died after being hit on the head by a bouncer last year.
Clarke, who made 74 in the seven-wicket victory over New Zealand ...
 
 

MELBOURNE: Skipper Brendon McCullum is adamant there will be no backing down in the Black Caps’ fearless approach in the wake of their crushing World Cup final defeat to Australia.
Australia powered to a seven-wicket defeat of New Zealand before ...
 
 

MELBOURNE: New Zealand have players who will retire from cricket but will be gracious in defeat and allow Australia to bask in their World Cup triumph, Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum said on Sunday.
In a refreshing dose of sporting ...
 
 

MELBOURNE: At a World Cup dominated by batsmen and huge scores, it was an old-fashioned fast bowler who ultimately played the biggest role in Australia’s success.
Mitchell Starc, whose devastating pace and movement troubled almost every batsmen ...
 
 

SEPANG, Malaysia: Sebastian Vettel stunned Mercedes’ world champion Lewis Hamilton on Sunday with an audacious Malaysian Grand Prix victory which set the Formula One season alight.
The Ferrari man took advantage of an early safety car as he hit ...
 
 
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KARACHI: WAPDA were crowned champions when they dethroned Army 92-70 in the summit clash of the Kashmir Cup Basketball Championship here at KPT’s Benazir Sports Complex on Sunday.
It was an exciting game with both sides offering tough resistance ...
 
 

DOHA: Qatari side Al Sadd released a statement on Saturday denying that a deal had been concluded to sign Barcelona and Spain great Xavi Hernandez.
In a statement on their website, Al Sadd said the deal was “still under negotiation”, adding that ...
 
 

SEPANG, Malaysia: Mercedes boss Toto Wolff told his team not to panic but accepted that Ferrari had launched a new era in Formula One with their stunning win at Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
Wolff said the Silver Arrows now face a capable new ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Usman Chand and Abu Bakar Siddique failed to qualify for the main round but achieved their personal best in skeet category of the ISSF World Cup Shotgun in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday.
At the end of second qualification ...
 
 

SEPANG, Malaysia: Max Verstappen smashed the existing record to become Formula One’s youngest points-scorer on Sunday — but champagne was off-limits for the 17-year-old who is below Malaysia’s legal drinking age.
Eyebrows were raised last year ...
 
 

AMSTERDAM: A stoppage-time equaliser attributed to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar rescued a 1-1 draw for the Netherlands against Turkey in Amsterdam in Euro 2016 qualifying Group A on Saturday night.
A deflected strike by Galatasaray forward Burak Yilmaz ...
 
 

LAS VEGAS: American Gary Russell dominated Jhonny Gonzalez en route to a fourth-round technical knockout on Saturday to seize the Mexican’s World Boxing Council featherweight world title.
Gonzalez had no answer for Russell’s speed and ...
 
 

JOHANNESBURG: Substitute Moussa Konate scored twice as Senegal confirmed their dominance over Ghana with a 2-1 friendly international victory in France on Saturday.
Konate replaced recalled Demba Ba just past the hour mark and struck twice ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Army, Sindh, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Punjab blasted their way into the semi-finals of the 15th National Women Netball Championship at the PSB Coaching Centre in Islamabad on Sunday.
Army outgunned HEC and WAPDA 26-20 and ...
 
 

KARACHI: The PCB Regional Inter District U19 two-day tournament will be played from April 22 to May 11.
The district/zonal teams will be selected by a three-member selection committee comprising of the PCB selector, a regional assistant coach ...
 
 

The band has got PH (Philip Hughes) on it. I will wear it every game I play for Australia. It’s been a really tough few months
Michael Clarke (Australia ...
 
 

WASHINGTON: Argentina rested superstar Lionel Messi but were still too powerful for El Salvador in a 2-0 friendly win over the Central American minnows at Fedex Field here Saturday.
A deflected Ever Banega strike on 54 minutes and a curling ...
 
 

SAO PAULO: Barcelona defender Dani Alves, on the Brazil sidelines since the World Cup, has criticised national coach Dunga for what he deems an excessive overhaul of the squad after their Germany-inflicted Cup misery.
“If there is revolution ...
 
 

BERLIN: Antonio Trograncic has lived a schoolboy’s dream after the 15-year-old was invited to train with Bayern Munich’s senior squad by the Bavarian giants’ coach Pep Guardiola.
With the bulk of his squad away on international duty, Guardiola ...
 
 

SAN ANTONIO, Texas: Hometown hope Jimmy Walker fired six birdies in a three-under-par 69 on Saturday to stretch his lead in the US PGA Tour Texas Open to four strokes.
Walker, who lives just a half-hour’s drive from TPC San Antonio, had a ...
 
 

CARLSBAD, California: South Korea’s Lee Mi-Rim carded a six-under par 66 on Saturday and will take a one-shot lead over American Alison Lee into the final round of the LPGA Kia Classic.
Lee Mi-Rim, who shared the overnight lead with Morgan ...
 
 

KARACHI: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) will be organising third edition of All Pakistan Fatima Jinnah Gold Cup Women’s Hockey Tournament from May 25 to June 3. All top PHF affiliated women hockey teams will be seen in action during the ...
 
 

MIAMI: Defending champions Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams launched their Miami Open repeat bids in constrasting style on Saturday, Djokovic battling past Martin Klizan as Williams cruised into the third round.
Djokovic, the top seed who is ...