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KARACHI: The national selection committee chairman Islahuddin has said that the trials for the national team’s training camp for Asian Games 2014 would be open and fitness and merit would be the sole criterion.
The Pakistan Hockey Federation ...
 
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DHAKA: Despite a surfeit of controversies marring the first two seasons of the Bangladesh Premier League, the BCB is looking for a window in the coming season to host the league again. The second edition was held in January-February 2013, after ...
 
 

KATHMANDU: The boycott by Nepal’s national cricketers has been called off after the constitution of an advisory committee that would work in tandem with the Cricket Association of Nepal.
The decision to form the planning and monitoring committee ...
 
 

SHARJAH: The Royal Challengers Bangalore beat the Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 match at Sharjah Cricket Stadium here on Thursday.
Bangalore bowlers did well early as they restricted Delhi to 145, ...
 
 

NEW DELHI: Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh said it was difficult to cope with the World Twenty20 final defeat against Sri Lanka but he was learning to take disappointments in his stride.
India had reached the summit clash of the tournament unbeaten ...
 
 

ABU DHABI: Sunil Gavaskar, the interim BCCI president for IPL affairs, has said that playing the game with integrity and honesty is critical, particularly amid the corruption allegations that have dogged the league.
Gavaskar was speaking on the ...
 
 

NEW DELHI: The BCCI will hold an emergent working committee meeting on April 20 to discuss the future course of action with regard to the Supreme Court hearing concerning corruption allegations in the IPL.
The meeting was convened following ...
 
 

HANOI, Vietnam: Vietnam quit as hosts of the 2019 Asian Games on Thursday, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam was ...
 
 

SHANGHAI: Fernando Alonso spoke warmly of Stefano Domenicali on Thursday and revealed he had yet to speak to new Ferrari Formula One team boss Marco Mattiacci ahead of Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.
Domenicali, who had been with the Italian team ...
 
 

PRETORIA: The murder trial of Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was adjourned on Thursday until May 5 after the state wrapped up three days of punishing cross-examination of a forensic expert brought by the defence.
Judge Thokozile ...
 
 

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa coach Gordon Igesund was cleared Thursday of allegations by officials that he incited players to demand higher bonuses before a tournament last January.
National football association president Danny Jordaan told a ...
 
 

SHANGHAI: Lotus Formula One driver Pastor Maldonado has cleared the air with Sauber’s Esteban Gutierrez after picking up a grid penalty for sending the Mexican flying at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
The Venezuelan refused to take the blame for the ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan Whites won the gold medal with six points in the International Beach Handball Tournament in Faisalabad on Thursday. Pakistan Greens got the second place with four points and Nepal got the third place with two points. ...
 
 

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of 24.1 billion reais (6.39 billion pounds) for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 25 percent more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Defending champions Army and Higher Education Commission (HEC) blasted their way into the final when they defeated Police and Pakistan Air Force (PAF), respectively, in the semi-finals of the 13th National Men’s Netball Championship at the ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Saqib Yousef and Ammad Fareed lost in the last-eight stage of $5,000 men’s Assore Central Gauteng Squash Open at Parkview Squash Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday.
In the quarter-finals, fourth seed Saqib lost to Piedro ...
 
 

VALENCIA, Spain: Barcelona’s painful reverse to arch rivals Real Madrid in Wednesday’s King’s Cup final brings to an end a hellish week and leaves them facing their first season without major silverware in six years.
Coach Gerard Martino, in his ...
 
 

BRASILIA: A police strike has unleashed violent crime in Brazil’s third-largest city just two months before it is set to welcome hordes of football fans for the World Cup, adding to fears about the country’s ability to ensure safety during the ...
 
 

VALENCIA, Spain: Gareth Bale raced away to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid made light of the absence of top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo to beat arch-rivals Barcelona 2-1 to win a riveting King’s Cup final on Wednesday.
Wales winger ...
 
 

KUALA LUmpur: England’s Lee Westwood shrugged off jet lag and an opening bogey to fire a superb seven-under-par 65 to lead the field after his first round at the European Tour’s Malaysian Open on Thursday.
Westwood fired eight birdies in his ...
 
 

MUNICH: Dutch winger Arjen Robben was the inspiration as Bayern Munich crushed second division Kaiserslautern 5-1 on Wednesday to set up a mouth-watering German Cup final against Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern, who face Real Madrid in the Champions ...
 
 

LONDON: Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is hopeful the team’s previous experience of tight Premier League run-ins can help them scrape four more ugly victories and another season of Champions League football.
The North London club’s title ...
 
 

MANCHESTER: Manchester City have not given up on winning the English Premier League title after their 2-2 draw with relegation-threatened Sunderland on Wednesday but they must win their remaining five games, manager Manuel Pellegrini has ...
 
 

LONDON: Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom club Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.
Everton suffered a shock 3-2 home defeat by mid-table Crystal Palace ...
 
 

MONTE CARLO, Monaco: Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic demonstrated their superior class on clay as they eased into the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Thursday.
Claycourt wizard Nadal barely broke a sweat in his 6-1 6-3 ...
 
 

MONTE CARLO, Monaco: Rafa Nadal is battling a wardrobe malfunction that has forced him to alter his serving routine at this week’s Monte Carlo Masters.
When he has failed with his first serve, Nadal has had to ask for another ball rather than ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s Muqaddas Ashraf and Saima Shaukat failed to qualify for the main round of the $10,000 Women’s CourtCare Open at David Lloyd Chorley, Chorley, Lancs, England, on Wednesday.
Muqaddas lost to Victoria Temple Murray of England ...