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GLASGOW: Sporting household names such as Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Bradley Wiggins will add some welcome sparkle to the 20th Commonwealth Games that get under way in Glasgow on Wednesday.
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COLOMBO: South African skipper Hashim Amla on Wednesday backed struggling leg-spinner Imran Tahir to come good, saying he had the qualities to be a match-winning bowler.
The 35-year-old Pakistan-born spinner took just one wicket off 45 overs in ...
 
 

MUMBAI: Afghanistan’s win over Zimbabwe on Tuesday was no surprise to the man who runs the game in the war-torn nation and he has asked cricket’s establishment to expect more shocks.
They beat Zimbabwe by two wickets in Bulawayo, their second ...
 
 

GLASGOW: Police on Wednesday pulled over four cyclists from Sri Lanka’s Commonwealth Games team after spotting them riding on one of Scotland’s busiest motorways, the M74.
The Press Association reported that Police Scotland confirmed they had ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Both regional and departmental teams will play the 2014-15 domestic cricket season under a two-tier system as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday shared with the media the salient features of the new system to be implemented from ...
 
 

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France: Michael Rogers finally won a Tour de France stage after 10 years of trying and with it came redemption for the Australian.
In his 10th Tour, the wily veteran stole a march on his four escape companions to solo to ...
 
 

BUDAPEST: Lewis Hamilton could be tempted to seek divine assistance if luck goes against him in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
The Mercedes Formula One driver needs a win to cut into team mate Nico Rosberg’s 14-point championship lead after 10 ...
 
 

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s famous Kyalami racetrack, which hosted Formula One Grand Prix races for nearly two decades, will be sold and could be lost to motorsport, auction organisers said on Wednesday.
A minimum price of 200 million rand ($19 ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Advance Telecom reached the semi-finals of the Karachi Gymkhana Omar Associates Ramadan Festival Twenty20 Cricket Tournament 2014 as they defeated Soni Associates by 41 runs in the quarter-finals here at the KG Cricket Ground on Wednesday. ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Faisal Mubashir’s brilliant knock guided Vital Five Academy into the semi-finals of the 3rd Vital Five T20 Ramadan Festival Tournament 2014 as they outwitted Qasmi Cricket Club by five wickets in a high-scoring quarter-final here at the ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Eaton Cricket Club cruised into the semi-finals of the 2nd Peace Cup T20 Night Cricket Tournament 2014 by whipping United Sports by 50 runs in their quarter-final clash here at the Naya Nazimabad Lawai Stadium on Tuesday night.
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LONDON: England batsman Jonathan Trott scored his first century since returning to top-level cricket after a stress-related illness during Warwickshire’s County Championship game against Sussex on Wednesday.
The 33-year-old right-hander, who ...
 
 

BERLIN: Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Wednesday that he never considered leaving his post after winning the World Cup title and insisted he would see out his contract which runs until Euro 2016.
“I didn’t think of stopping for one second,” ...
 
 

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil looked forward by looking back Tuesday in deciding to give former World Cup-winning skipper Dunga a second bite at coaching the Selecao.Having won the chance to return to a job he lost four years earlier after a quarter-final ...
 
 

LONDON: Manchester City’s under-21 team walked off the pitch during a friendly against Croatian side HNK Rijeka after one of their players was racially abused, the club has claimed.
“Manchester City’s EDS (elite development squad) U21 game with ...
 
 

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GLASGOW: India’s Venkata Pusarla Sindhu has to contend not only with the hopes of her nation but the pressure of impressing her most famous fan in the Commonwealth Games badminton competition.
The 19-year-old knows that her country’s most ...
 
 

QUITO: The Ecuador Football Federation have replaced national coach Reinaldo Rueda after the team failed to get out of the World Cup group stages.
Under-20 coach Sixto Vizuete will take charge of the team at least until January, the federation ...
 
 

KARACHI: Coca-Cola Beverages Pakistan Limited (CCBPL) will organise the Coca-Cola Football League from August 1 to 14 at the Sports Ground in Multan.
CCBPL has already been working on football in Karachi and plans to take this initiative to ...
 
 

TORONTO: The World Cup party may be over but the summer of football is just heating up in the United States as fans prepare for a European invasion by the sport’s glamour clubs looking to expand their brand.
From New York to Los Angeles, some of ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s most experienced swimmer Kiran Khan will appear in five events in the Commonwealth Games, which were formally opened at the picturesque Celtic Park at Glasgow on Wednesday night.
Kiran, 24, is the most experienced Pakistani ...
 
 

WELLINGTON: New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has been banned from bowling his occasional off-spin in international cricket because of an illegal action, New Zealand Cricket said on Wednesday.
Williamson was reported by the match officials ...