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KARACHI: Kaleemullah and Saddam Hussain struck one goal apiece as Pakistan comprehensively blanked India 2-0 on Wednesday to seal the two-match series on goal-average at Bangalore Football Stadium.
India had won the first game 1-0 at the same ...
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan new cricket chief seems to be in no mood to waste time.
Shaharyar M. Khan began his assignment of putting Pakistan cricket back on track by joining office soon after getting elected as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman ...
 
 

COLOMBO: Thisara Perera struck a brisk half-century and then took two wickets to help Sri Lanka Cricket Board President’s XI beat Pakistanis by 13 runs on the D/L method. This was the only warm-up for the Pakistanis before the one-dayers start on ...
 
 

BRISBANE: The series of four One-day Internationals (ODIs) and four Twenty20 Internationals that starts in Brisbane on Thursday between Australia’s Southern Stars (world champion in both formats) and Pakistan shapes as a mismatch, captain Sana Mir ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Australia captain Michael Clarke has dismissed the idea that the upcoming one-day tour of Zimbabwe might serve as a sort of extended audition for players keen to get into the squad before next year’s World Cup.
Australia’s 14-man squad ...
 
 

MUMBAI: Beleaguered India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni appears set to retain his Test captaincy role — if he has the desire to continue — due to a sheer lack of alternative options to take on the job after yet another calamitous overseas ...
 
 

No one forced me or bullied me, so I am not going to say ‘It’s not my fault’ I blame myself, that’s the bottom line.
Lance Armstrong (Former American cyclist) ...
 
 

ISTANBUL: Arsenal head for the home leg of their Champions League play-off against Besiktas with their hopes intact after surviving the test of a raucous Istanbul crowd and hugely-energised opponents to leave Turkey with a goalless draw.
In the ...
 
 

LOS ANGELES; Lance Armstrong says he would still be issuing strident denials if he hadn’t been caught and then forced to admit to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.
“If this stuff hadn’t taken place with the federal ...
 
 

KARACHI: Afghanistan’s cricket coach said on Wednesday the team was on course for next year’s World Cup and looking forward to touring Australia and New Zealand next month.
Afghanistan earned a maiden berth in the 50-over World Cup to cap a ...
 
 

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka are banking on young talent to see them through a transitional phase in Test cricket despite the departure of one batting great, another approaching retirement and an ageing spinner in the ranks. Former captain Mahela ...
 
 

BRIDGETOWN: Ottis Gibson has quit as West Indies coach and will be replaced by Richie Richardson on an interim basis for the home series against Bangladesh, the West Indies Cricket Board said.
“Today the West Indies Cricket Board and Mr Ottis ...
 
 

GOLD COAST, Australia: Preparations by multiple Olympic and world champion Missy Franklin for this week’s Pan Pacific Championships have been hit by back trouble but she was on the mend, US team officials said on Wednesday.
The 19-year-old ...
 
 
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KARACHI: The National Beach Handball Championship was on Wednesday postponed due to the prevailing tense political situation in the country, Pakistan Handball Federation (PHF) said.
The event was scheduled to be held from August 22 to 24 at the ...
 
 

KARACHI: Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association (PDCA) is organising the fifth edition of NBP Disabled T-20 Pentangular Cup from August 25 at District Sports Ground in Multan.
Apart from the opening match, the league matches will be played at MCC ...
 
 

MOSCOW: The Formula One track in Russia’s Black Sea city of Sochi has been given the green light by F1 race director and safety delegate Charlie Whiting.
“The circuit is in very good condition and will be issued with a (FIA) license,” said ...
 
 

KARACHI: Pakistan hockey team recorded a convincing 9-2 win over Zambia in the ongoing 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
According to information made available here on Wednesday, Nohaiz Zahid Malik and Muhammad Atiq scored three ...
 
 

GENEVA: Barcelona will not be able to sign any new players until January 2016 after world football’s governing body FIFA rejected an appeal over a transfer ban imposed for breaching rules on underage players.
The Catalan giants will be banned ...
 
 

PARIS: European football’s governing body UEFA has opened an investigation into a comment made by new Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio that has been widely condemned as racist.
At a public meeting last month, ...
 
 

PARAMUS, New Jersey: Five-times major winner Phil Mickelson, nearly done with a mostly disappointing season, has set his sights on 2015 and a campaign to realise a golfing dream at the Rio Olympics the following year.
Mickelson showed signs of a ...
 
 
Syed Khalid Mahmood
KARACHI: Iran’s Amir Sarkosh came from behind to win the 11-nation Jubilee Insurance 3rd 6-Red Snooker Championship 2014 by edging out Boonyarit Kaettikun of Thailand in a tensely fought final here on Wednesday.
The Iranian won the final, which ...
 
 
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KARACHI: A $10,000 international squash tournament is commencing on Thursday (today) in Peshawar though competing players have reservations that conditions of the venue and courts are not viable for the event.
“The courts of Hashim Khan Squash ...
 
 

NEW HAVEN, United States: Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova sent top-seeded Simona Halep crashing out of the WTA Tour’s Connecticut Open in one of two second round upsets on Tuesday at the final US Open tune-up.
Halep, the reigning champ, had her ...
 
 

PARAMUS, New Jersey: Twice Masters champion Bubba Watson says the thrill of merely making a Ryder Cup is no longer enough for him and that it is high time the US side claimed victory.
“As a kid growing up, your whole dream was to be on the PGA ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Sindh Tennis Association (STA) hosted the second coaching camp under PTF Tennis Coaching Initiative at PECHS girls’ college on Wednesday. Senior Vice President STA Khalid Rehmani said that 20 girls are taking part in this week long-camp ...