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ABU DHABI: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq will seek consistency while his counterpart Australia’s Michael Clarke will look for runs in the second Test starting in Abu Dhabi from Thursday (today).
Pakistan humiliated Australia by a big 221-run ...
 
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KARACHI: In a novel move, Pakistan’s tennis chiefs are taking what they believe is a major step to end the country’s sporting isolation. They are hosting two international tennis events in neighbouring India!
Having become an international ...
 
 

LAHORE: As expected Najam Sethi, the former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman has received the formal backing of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his bid to become the president of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
According to reports, ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s star all-rounder Shahid Afridi will skip Habib Bank Limited’s (HBL) four-day game of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (Silver) which they are going to begin against Bahawalpur Stags in Bahawalpur on Thursday (today).
He was expected ...
 
 

JAKARTA: Two Indonesian teams have been disqualified from an end-of-season tournament after five own goals were scored in a single match, an official said Wednesday, as both sides sought to lose in a bid to avoid facing a team reportedly backed by ...
 
 
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KARACHI: National hockey team camp commandant Shahnaz Sheikh said on Wednesday that 28 players had reported for the training camp which started at the Hockey Club of Pakistan.
He said that before participation in the Champions Trophy, the ...
 
 

AUSTIN, Texas: Lewis Hamilton will be aiming for a big win in Texas this weekend, even if the Formula One starting grid is the smallest he has ever known it with the absence of backmarker teams Marussia and Caterham.
The 29-year-old Mercedes ...
 
 

SHANGHAI: Officials at the BMW Masters expressed disappointment Wednesday at the absence of crowd-puller Rory McIlroy, but said they respected his decision to pull out of the European Tour event.
The world number one is taking time away from ...
 
 
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KARACHI: The Executive Council of the Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA), which met under the chairmanship of Prof Ejaz Ahmed Faruqi the other day, decided to streamline its functioning with a chain of tournaments at zonal and association ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Seamer Josh Hazlewood was one of six speedsters named on Wednesday in Australia’s initial one-day squad against world number one South Africa in November, as selectors look to the 2015 World Cup on home soil.
The 23-year-old, who has ...
 
 

COLOMBO: In the absence of Lasith Malinga and Rangana Herath, the Sri Lankan team management is hoping for the experienced batsmen to flourish and inexperienced bowlers to step up.
“Those two are the backbone of our bowling line-up and we don’t ...
 
 

WARSAW, Poland: Poland’s three-time world weightlifting champion Marcin Dolega has been suspended by his federation over suspicions of doping and banned from taking part in next month’s World Championships in Kazakhstan.
The Polish Weightlifting ...
 
 
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KARACHI: The 2nd Sindh Sports Board (SSB) All-Karachi Ranking Table Tennis tournament will be held here at the SSB Sports Complex in North Nazimabad from November 10 to 15.
Organisers said on Wednesday that the entry forms were available at the ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Afghanistan football team will tour Pakistan in January next year to play a match against the hosts, most probably at the Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad.
“Afghanistan will come here in January for a match,” Pakistan Football Federation ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Ghulam Fareed and Ishtiaq hit one goal apiece as Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) jumped to the sixth place when they overwhelmed Pakistan Air Force (PAF) 2-0 in their vital match of the 11th Pakistan
Premier Football League at ...
 
 

LONDON: Mario Balotelli enjoyed a rare moment of ecstasy in a Liverpool shirt by inspiring a 2-1 win over Swansea City in the League Cup on Tuesday while Chelsea had to call for reinforcements to see off Shrewsbury Town.
On a night when Premier ...
 
 

It always surprises me what he (Sepp Blatter) does, but what are we going to do? It’s impossible to shut the mouth of the FIFA president
Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid ...
 
 

MILAN: Inter Milan president Erick Thohir was subjected to a fresh attack after an Italian columnist with the Huffington Post labelled him a “a fat little Indonesian”, reports said Wednesday.
Thohir, who owns DC United in Major League Soccer, ...
 
 

MOSCOW: World football boss Sepp Blatter on Tuesday opposed any boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and backed the huge preparations undertaken by President Vladimir Putin’s government for the mega event.
“A boycott will never give any ...
 
 

ABUJA, Nigeria: Nigeria will be banned from all football unless a court decision that sacked the country’s recently elected FA executives is not overturned by Friday, world governing body FIFA announced on Tuesday.
A leadership crisis has ...
 
 

MADRID: Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has launched a stinging attack on FIFA president Sepp Blatter as he backed Cristiano Ronaldo’s case to win a second consecutive Ballon d’Or in January.
Ronaldo headed a 23-man list for the award announced ...
 
 

PARIS: Andy Murray turned in a clinical performance on Wednesday as he joined Stan Wawrinka, David Ferrer and Milos Raonic in the next round of the Paris Masters.
The two-time Grand Slam winner, who was absent last year afer undergoing back ...
 
 

BUENOS AIRES: Perhaps it was meant as a backhanded compliment.
Vandals have made off with the racket that was clasped in the hands of a newly unveiled statue of Argentine tennis star Gabriela Sabatini in Buenos Aires.
The miscreants left the ...