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KARACHI: Most of the A-listers of world cricket might be missing from it but the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has already attracted a number of foreign players.
According to sources a number of players from West Indies, ...
 
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KARACHI: Star-studded Karachi Blues and Bahawalpur blasted their way into the semi-finals when they won their respective Group B matches of the National T20 Cup qualifiers in Rawalpindi on Thursday.
Karachi Blues overwhelmed Dera Murad Jamali ...
 
 

SOUTHAMPTON, England: Matthew Wade’s quickfire 71 not out revived Australia as the World Cup-winners made 305 for six against England in the first day/night One-day International (ODI) in Southampton on Thursday.
Australia lost four wickets for ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Dennis Lillee quit as president of the Western Australia Cricket Association (WACA) as a new plan unveiled on Thursday showed Tests against India, England, and South Africa will move to the new Perth Stadium.
The cricket legend abruptly ...
 
 

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s coach Marvan Atapattu has quit following the team’s defeat by India which recorded its first Test series win on the island after 22 years, it was announced on Thursday.
Atapattu, 44, the seventh Sri Lanka head coach in the ...
 
 

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has dismissed speculations of retirement, insisting he’s still a “good limited-overs bowler”, even as chief selector Haroon Rasheed said he was looking forward to “judge him” in the national T20 main ...
 
 

WASHINGTON: Floyd Mayweather said Wednesday that he is more likely to end up in movies than keep boxing, as he rounded on his critics ahead of what he insists will be his last fight.
The unbeaten pound-for-pound king takes on massive underdog ...
 
 
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KARACHI: A top official of Pakistan Judo Federation (PJF) on Thursday said that Japan-based judoka Shah Hussain had a chance to make the cut for next year’s Olympics but he would need to work on his techniques ahead of major international ...
 
 

LAUSANNE: Los Angeles on Thursday launched its bid for the 2024 Olympics at the IOC having secured quick backing from President Barack Obama for the late campagn.
The city only voted on Monday to take up the US campaign after the embarrassing ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Karachi Whites and Karachi Blues won their matches of the Inter-Region Under-19 One-day Cricket tournament on Thursday.
Karachi Whites routed Larkana by nine wickets in their Group A match here at the NBP Sports Complex.
Karachi ...
 
 

KARACHI: Chief selector Haroon Rasheed said on Thursday that doors of one-day cricket remained open for Younis Khan and Saeed Ajmal.
“Younis and Ajmal are players of high calibre and their inclusion as reserves is not justified,” Haroon said at ...
 
 
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KARACHI: A 15-member squad of Rangers Cricket Club, acclaimed as one of the oldest clubs of the city, will be undertaking a two-week tour of Rawalpindi and Islamabad later this month.
Zia-ul-Hasan, the club’s secretary, informed ‘The News’ here ...
 
 

PRAGUE: Banik Ostrava coach Radomir Korytar has hit on a novel way of penalising his players for a run of poor performances — sentencing them to a spell of hard labour.
With Banik propping up the Czech top-flight, Korytar has taken drastic ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Australian pace bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood could miss next month’s Test series in Bangladesh so they can rest ahead of a busy summer schedule.
The Sydney Morning Herald Thursday said Cricket Australia was intent on ...
 
 

KARACHI: Sindh Netball Association (SNA) is organising Karachi Girls netball championship 2015 here at PSB Coaching Centre from September 15 to 17.
The age limit for this championship is Under-16. SNA has sent invitations to fifty schools and ...
 
 

KARACHI: Muhammad Asif, Asjad Iqbal and Muhammad Sajjad have qualified to represent Pakistan in Sangsom 6-Red World championship in Bangkok, Thailand.
Muhammad Asif and Asjad Iqbal have been nominated by the IBSF by virtue of being the ...
 
 

KARACHI: To celebrate Defense Day of Pakistan, Karachi City Sports Association (KCSA) is organising SSB Defense Day sports festival on September 6 here at different venues of the city.
Boxing event will be held at Peoples Stadium, Mauripur. ...
 
 

KARACHI: The national sailing championship begins on Friday (today) here at Korangi Base Waters. The tournament, which is a windsurfing Olympic class sailing event, ends on ...
 
 

SEOUL: South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-Joon on Thursday accused the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) of “election fraud” in backing rival candidate Michel Platini.
Chung said the AFC, whose president Sheikh Salman bin ...
 
 

BERLIN: Germany is continuing its zero tolerance approach to football supporters lighting flares in Bundesliga grounds after a Schalke supporter was jailed for 18 months on Thursday with no parole.
Both the German Football League (DFL) and the ...
 
 

LISBON: The Portuguese national football team, led by star player Cristiano Ronaldo, observed a minute of silence on Thursday for migrants in Europe, one day after pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler sparked horror at the growing crisis.
Arm in ...
 
 
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KARACHI: The training camp of juniors for the Sultan of Johor Junior Invitational Hockey Tournament — Johor Bahru/Malaysia, to be held from October 11 to 18, will begin from Friday (today) at Naseer Bunda Stadium, Jinnah Sports Complex, Islamabad, ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan junior hockey team chief coach Olympian Tahir Zaman has said that PHF had promised that all facilities would be provided for the junior team’s training.
Talking to ‘The News’ on Thursday after PHF released the names of the ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) has been advised to organise an international league to prepare players for competitive tournaments at the international level instead of wasting money on hosting PSA-25 events in Pakistan.
“PSF is to ...
 
 

NEW YORK: World number one Serena Williams shook off a woeful start Wednesday to advance her quest for tennis history while Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal joined her in the third round of the US Open.
Williams, trying to complete the first ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his partner Gilles Muller from Luxembourg moved into the second round of men’s doubles at US Open on Thursday.
Unseeded Aisam and Muller, ranked 46th and 151st, respectively, defeated Serbian pair of ...
 
 

SYDNEY: SteveWaugh has backed calls from fellow formerAustralia captain Ricky Ponting and West Indies great Michael Holding for cricket chiefs to rid Test cricket of the toss.

Under Ponting’s proposal, suggested during the recent Ashes ...