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KARACHI: If experienced boxer Mohammad Waseem does not spring a surprise, it is certain that Pakistan will return without a gold medal as their wrestlers failed to clinch any title in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday.
Waseem will ...
 
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SOUTHAMPTON, England: Moeen Ali spun England to victory as they ended a run of 10 Tests without a win by beating India by 266 runs in the third Test at Southampton on Thursday.
Ali took six for 67 in 20.4 overs, including a spell of four for 17 ...
 
 

COLOMBO: Wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal and spinner Ajantha Mendis were left out of the Sri Lanka squad of 15 named for the two-test series against Pakistan starting at Galle next week.
Chandimal lost his place to Niroshan Dickwella who made his ...
 
 

WELLINGTON: New Zealand is to slap a seven-year jail term on anyone caught match-fixing under a new law due to take effect before it hosts the Cricket World Cup and Under-20 FIFA World Cup next year.
The Match-Fixing Bill, introduced to ...
 
 

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has agreed to hear an appeal by India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja against a fine for breaching its Code of Conduct during the drawn first test against England earlier this month.
Jadeja lost half ...
 
 

JOHANNESBURG: Jacques Kallis acknowledged on Wednesday that his dream of playing in next year’s Cricket World Cup was “a bridge too far”.
Kallis, 38, scored just five runs in three innings in a recent One-day International (ODI) series in Sri ...
 
 

GLASGOW: Linda Villumsen claimed an historic 600th Commonwealth Games medal for New Zealand in Glasgow on Thursday as she raced to gold in the women’s cycling individual time trial.
New Zealand becomes the fourth Commonwealth Games Association ...
 
 

LONDON: Everton broke their club transfer record on Wednesday when they paid £28 million (35.4m euros, $47.4m) to sign Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku on a five-year deal from Premier League rivals Chelsea, the club announced.
Lukaku finished as ...
 
 

GLASGOW: Australian weightlifter Francois Etoundi had his Commonwealth Games accreditation revoked on Thursday after an alleged assault at the athletes’ village in Glasgow, organisers announced.
Etoundi, who won a bronze medal in the 77kg ...
 
 

GLASGOW: The International Boxing Association says it will carry out a detailed study of the impact of scrapping headguards for amateur contests following the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games.
It follows a call from Australian boxer Daniel ...
 
 

LONDON: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed he told former team-mate Luis Suarez he was “too good” to join Arsenal when the north London club came calling for him last year.
Arsenal tabled a £40,000,001 ($67.5 million, 50.4 million ...
 
 

LONDON: Barcelona’s new head coach Luis Enrique paid tribute to his former mentor Bobby Robson on Thursday, on the fifth anniversary of the former England manager’s death.
“As a manager, he had very clear ideas, with an attacking concept of play ...
 
 

NEW YORK: Liverpool rallied twice against Manchester City and triumphed 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out Wednesday after their pre-season friendly at baseball’s Yankee Stadium ended 2-2 after regular time.
Stevan Jovetic scored twice for Manchester ...
 
 

He (Lukaku) wanted to play for Chelsea, but clearly only as first-choice striker. And at a club of our dimension, it’s very difficult to promise a player that status.
Jose Mourinho (Chelsea FC ...
 
 

LONDON: Manchester United’s owners on Thursday warned investors the club may struggle to keep their best players if they miss out on Champions League qualification for a second consecutive season.
“Because of the prestige associated with ...
 
 

LONDON: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that he sold Romelu Lukaku to Everton because the Belgian striker did not have the stomach to fight for a place at Stamford Bridge.
Lukaku joined Everton in a club-record £28 million ($47.4 ...
 
 

ABUJA, Nigeria: A majority of the general assembly of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has rejected the impeachment of Aminu Maigari as president of the federation.
This came less than two weeks after world football’s governing body FIFA ...
 
 

KARACHI: Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) will organise the tenth edition of National Women Football championship from August 11 to 31 in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi.
A total of sixteen teams will be seen in action, including ...
 
 

MADRID: Barcelona defender Gerard Pique believes an “angry” Luis Suarez will be desperate to prove himself when he has served out a four-month ban for a biting incident at the World Cup.
Uruguay striker Suarez was given a nine-match ...
 
 

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast: Herve Renard, who guided outsiders Zambia to the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations title, was on Thursday named as the new coach of Ivory Coast.
The 45-year-old Frenchman succeeds his compatriot Sabri Lamouchi, who stood down from ...
 
 

KARACHI: The National Junior Under-12 Football championship 2014 begins on Friday (today) in Lahore.
Provincial and regional teams will be seen in action in the tournament.
The PFF is organising this championship to prepare players for U12 ...
 
 

KARACHI: Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) is organising the Coca-Cola Football League from Friday (today) at the Sports Ground in Multan.
CCBPL plans to take this initiative to other parts of the country as well.
A total of 32 ...
 
 

MONTREAL: South Africa’s Tim Clark birdied five of his last eight holes on Sunday to power past Jim Furyk and win the US PGA Tour’s Canadian Open.
Clark, who won the prestigious Players Championship in 2010 for his only prior PGA Tour title, ...
 
 

MOSCOW: Englishman David Horsey won his third European Tour event, but only his first since 2011, as he edged out Irishman Damien McGrane in a Russian Open playoff on Sunday. The 29-year-old who led from day one looked to have thrown away his ...
 
 

AKRON, Ohio: Rory McIlroy wants his British Open triumph to be a springboard to more success this season while Tiger Woods is seeking to jump start a 2014 campaign hindered by injury.
Former world number one Woods is an eight-time winner at ...
 
 

WASHINGTON: Czech top seed Tomas Berdych and Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic advanced while US fifth seed John Isner lost Wednesday in second-round matches at the ATP and WTA Washington Open.
Berdych, seeking his 10th career ATP title and ...
 
 

KARACHI: Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) will organise Warid National Ranking Tennis Tournament from August 2 to 7 at PTF Tennis Complex in Islamabad.
There will be five events: men’s singles, men’s doubles, boys U18, boys U14 and ladies ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and his Indian partner Rohan Bopanna crashed out of Citi Open, Washington DC, on Wednesday.
The unseeded pair of Aisam and Bopanna, ranked 23rd and 20th, respectively, were beaten by the fourth seeded ...