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KARACHI: What do you do if under your watch, the national cricket team dips to an all-time low?
If you are Shaharyar Khan then you absolve yourself of all responsibility and just blame the system for a spate of embarrassing defeats.
That’s ...
 
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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada: England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test on Saturday.
Set a modest target of 143 after the home side folded ...
 
 

KHULNA, Bangladesh: Their Test attack might lack experience but such is the confidence of Bangladesh that the hosts are looking forward to maintaining their winning spree against hapless Pakistan when the two-Test series gets underway here from ...
 
 

MATARA, Sri Lanka: A ton from Kusal Perera and a half-century from Ashan Priyanjan guided Sri Lanka A to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan A in the first one-day match in Matara.
Chasing 204, Sri Lanka suffered early setback as they lost Shehan ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Captain Safdar group on Sunday night finalised president of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Football Association Zahir Ali Shah as their candidate for the election of Pakistan Football Federation’s (PFF) president post which will be held on June 30, a ...
 
 

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada: England captain Alastair Cook gave the credit for Saturday’s second Test win over West Indies to James Anderson after the seam bowler’s blistering spell in the morning transformed the game.
A draw looked the likeliest ...
 
 

MUMBAI: The BCCI working committee authorised board president Jagmohan Dalmiya and secretary Anurag Thakur to decide the fate of Champions League Twenty20 on Sunday.
The committee also sought fresh legal advice on Chennai Super Kings’ low ...
 
 

KARACHI: After being defeated in the limited-overs series, Pakistan will be aiming to change their fortunes when they go head to head with hosts Bangladesh in a two-Test series in Khulna from Tuesday (tomorrow) and maintain their rankings. ...
 
 

DUBAI: James Anderson, Joe Root and Gary Ballance on Sunday achieved career-best rankings in the ICC Test Player Rankings after inspiring England to a nine-wicket victory over West Indies.
Anderson returned figures of two for 47 and four for 43 ...
 
 

SHANGHAI: China’s Wu Ashun shot a one-under par 71 on Sunday to break a logjam at the top of the leaderboard and secure an historic victory in the Volvo China Open in Shanghai.
Wu, who recorded a four day total of 279, or nine under par, became ...
 
 

NEW YORK: Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko retained his heavyweight world titles Saturday with a lopsided 12-round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten American Bryant Jennings.
In the bout at fabled Madison Square Garden, Klitschko did ...
 
 

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Rashid Malik won the 55-plus singles and doubles titles of ITF Seniors Pro Circuit (Grade 4 tournament) at Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club, Phuket, Thailand, held from April 20-25.
Top seed Rashid won all four round robin ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan chief coach Shahnaz Sheikh has said the Green-shirts are going to play international matches in Australia after two years and it would help the team prepare for Rio Olympics.
Talking to ‘The News’ from Lahore, after ...
 
 

LIVERPOOL: Louis van Gaal and his Manchester United side need to discover a late-season improvement in form if they are to secure a top-four finish following a lacklustre 3-0 loss away to Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.
James McCarthy, John ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and former champions Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) qualified for the final when they defeated WAPDA and Army, respectively, in the semi-finals of NBP Football Challenge Cup in Lahore on ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Captain Turab Ali XI crushed Ustad Gulsher XI 3-0 in the final league game to win the 3rd K-Electric Under-16 Lyari Football League here at People’s Sports Complex on Sunday.
Shakeel was declared the man of the match.
The winners ...
 
 

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KARACHI: Pakistan football team coach Mohammad Shamlan on Sunday said that his charges are capable of giving surprising result in the 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship qualifiers Group B which will be held in Al Qattara ...
 
 

TEHRAN: The saga of Carlos Queiroz’s time in charge of the Iranian national side has taken a fresh twist with the Portuguese coach making a sudden u-turn to lead the team’s 2018 World Cup campaign.
Queiroz, a former Real Madrid boss and ...
 
 

LONDON: Chelsea dominated the team of the year announced Sunday by Professional Footballers’ Association, with six players from the Premier League champions-elect in the side voted for by their fellow pros in England.
Jose Mourinho’s side, who ...
 
 

BERLIN: Paderborn blew a two-goal lead and remain in the Bundesliga’s relegation places after their 2-2 draw with Werder Bremen as Bayern Munich’s wait to be crowned champions continued Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s Bayern are 15 points clear with ...
 
 

MADRID: MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez’s participation in next weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix is in doubt after he broke a finger during a crash in training, Spanish media reported on Saturday.
Marquez broke the pinky finger on his left hand ...
 
 

LONDON: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has insisted he wants another boss to surpass his astonishing record of silverware at Old Trafford.
The Scot oversaw the arrival of 38 trophies in his 27 years in charge of United before ...
 
 

JAKARTA: Lee Westwood battled back from a late putting collapse in the final round to win his third Indonesian Masters title Sunday in a dramatic sudden-death playoff with Thailand’s Chapchai Nirat.
The English former world number one holed a ...
 
 

SAN FRANCISCO: Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson clung to a one-shot lead in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic on Saturday after an even-par 72 in the third round.
Henderson, who had seized the lead on Friday with a sizzling 65, had a 54-hole ...
 
 

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana: Australian Jason Day and Erik Compton shared the lead on Saturday when the third round of the US PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic was halted by darkness.
Day, ranked sixth in the world, had seized a one-stroke halfway lead ...
 
 
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KARACHI: All four Pakistani players have got byes in the first round of the 18th Asian Individual Squash championships to be held from May 1-5 at Sabah International Squash Complex, South Surrah, Kuwait.
According to the draw for men’s event ...
 
 

KARACHI: Nasir Iqbal is to face Amir Atlas in the final of the $15,000 FMC International Squash Championship on Monday (today) at the PSA Squash Complex, Lahore.
In the semi-finals held on Sunday, top seed Nasir defeated third seed Farhan Zaman ...
 
 

STUTTGART, Germany: Germany’s Angelique Kerber extended her winning streak to 11 matches with a three-sets win over Caroline Wozniacki to win the Stuttgart claycourt title on Sunday.
Having knocked out three-time champion Maria Sharapova in the ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Huzaifa Abdul Rehman and Shoaib Khan reached the final of boys’ under-14 singles in Subh-e-Nau National Clay Court Tennis championship in Islamabad on Sunday.
Huzaifa beat Aqib Umar 6-1, 6-2 and Shoaib Khan defeated Sami Zaib 6-1, 6-4 ...