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ANTWERP/KARACHI: Pakistan lost their quarter-final match of Hockey World League Semi-Finals against Great Britain 2-1 in Antwerp on Wednesday.
A stunning goal from Chris Griffiths coupled with Alastair Brogdon’s effort proved to be enough for ...
 
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LONDON: Uncapped Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid and Middlesex fast bowler Steven Finn were both called into a 13-man England squad announced Wednesday for next week’s first Ashes Test against Australia in Cardiff.
Rashid, 27, who has played ...
 
 

LONDON: Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova breezed through at a sweltering Wimbledon on Wednesday where temperatures soared to a record 35.7 degrees while injury-plagued Japanese star Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw.
Defending champion and ...
 
 

DHAKA: A new-look South Africa vowed to put their World Cup heartache behind them Wednesday as they began their tour of Bangladesh, promising not to underestimate their in-form hosts.
“It is our first series after the World Cup so our players ...
 
 

COLOMBO: Mohammad Hafeez will miss the third Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele to undergo a test on his bowling action.
The offspinner was granted an Indian visa on Wednesday afternoon, and the ICC is expected to confirm a date for the test ...
 
 

LONDON: Ryan Harris has been effectively ruled out of contention for the first Ashes Test in Cardiff as he was unable to be passed fit for the tourists’ final warm-up game against Essex.
During the last week’s match against Kent, Harris ...
 
 

DUBAI: A leaked document authored by an ICC review group to investigate the USA Cricket Association’s state of affairs described the board as “unprofessional and not trustworthy”.
The group, headed by ICC chief executive David Richardson and ...
 
 

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka will get a glimpse of a future without their batting greats when the decisive third and final Test against Pakistan begins in Pallekele on Friday (tomorrow).
For the first time in 15 years since Kumar Sangakkara’s ...
 
 

LONDON: Australia wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has insisted there will be no changes in his on-field approach despite calls for an end to ‘sledging’ during the upcoming Ashes series against England.
Ahead of next week’s first Test in Cardiff, ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s top judoka Shah Hussain earned the best player award for his superb performance in the Japan Inter-University Judo Championship which concluded the other day at Tokyo.
Shah successfully tackled top international judokas of ...
 
 

WELLINGTON: After his semi-final heroics vaulted New Zealand into their first ever World Cup final, allrounder Grant Elliott has become one of three additions to New Zealand Cricket’s 20-man central contract list for 2015-16.
In addition to ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s Tayyab Aslam is seeded second in the WSF World Junior Individual Championships that is to be held in Eindhoven, Netherlands, from July 26–30.
According to the draws released by World Squash Federation (WSF) on Wednesday, ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Defending champions Omar Cricket Club got off to sensational start in the 3rd Naya Nazimabad Ramazan Cup Twenty20 Cricket Tournament 2015 as they blasted ACME Technology by a massive margin of 146 runs in their first Group A match here at ...
 
 
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KARACHI: K-Electric outgunned Karachi Gymkhana Blues by 86 runs in their Group B fixture of the 30th Karachi Gymkhana Omar Associates Ramazan Festival Twenty20 Cricket Tournament 2015 here at the Karachi Gymkhana Cricket Ground on ...
 
 
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KARACHI: The final phase of coaching camps for special athletes who will represent Pakistan in the forthcoming Special Olympics World Games has commenced on Wednesday at various centers across the country.
The games are to be held in Los Angles ...
 
 

CONCEPCION, Chile: Lionel Messi produced a scintillating individual performance as Argentina destroyed Paraguay 6-1 to reach the final of the Copa America here Tuesday.
The Barcelona superstar tormented Paraguay mercilessly as the favorites ...
 
 

We respected the court’s orders and did not hold elections. They (Hayat-led PFF) have committed contempt of court by holding elections and we term them illegal
Farasat Ali Shah (Splinter PFF ...
 
 

MONTREAL, Canada: Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara both scored in the second half Tuesday to put the United States into the Women’s World Cup final with a 2-0 victory over top-ranked Germany.
Wearing the captain’s armband, Lloyd got the first on 69 ...
 
 

BERLIN: Bayern Munich completed their first big transfer of the off-season on Wednesday by signing Brazil international Douglas Costa from Ukraine side Shakhtar Donetsk for a reported 30 million euros ($33.3m).
The fleet-footed winger or striker ...
 
 

UTRECHT, Netherlands: German team Giant-Alpecin insist star sprinter Marcel Kittel will still be with them next year despite his disappointment at missing the Tour de France.
Kittel, 27, has not hidden his feelings since being overlooked for the ...
 
 

LOS ANGELES, California: FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not attend the final of the Women’s World Cup in Canada, his US lawyer confirmed Tuesday, the first time since his election in 1998 that he has missed the climax of the showpiece ...
 
 

LISBON: Porto’s highly-rated Colombian striker Jackson Martinez has signed for Atletico Madrid for a transfer fee of 35million euros, the Portuguese club announced late Tuesday.
The 28-year-old forward will replace Croatian Mario Mandzukic who ...
 
 
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KARACHI: The regional and departmental cricket teams who have been ousted from the first class cricket have serious reservations about the PCB’s decision and are considering various options, including litigation, ‘The News’ has learnt.
The ...
 
 

LONDON: Eugenie Bouchard, who reached the Wimbledon final last year, was dumped out in the first round on Tuesday by China’s Duan Ying-Ying, the world number 117.
The 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 defeat against the qualifier was 12th seeded Bouchard’s 12th ...