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BIRMINGHAM: Ian Bell delighted a capacity crowd at his Warwickshire home ground with a sparkling unbeaten fifty as England beat Australia by eight wickets to win the third Test at Edgbaston on Friday.
Victory, achieved with more than two days to ...
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan won the Test series under Misbah-ul-Haq and tamed Sri Lanka in the One-day International contest with Azhar Ali at the helm.
Now it is Shahid Afridi’s turn to make it three in a row for the tourists, who will be looking to wrap ...
 
 

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga has blamed himself for an indifferent bowling performance in a frank assessment of his form following a 29-run loss against Pakistan in the first T20I here on Thursday night.
He has at times been perceived ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s Tauseef Hassan on Friday produced a stunning performance when he grabbed a gold medal in the cycling competition of the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
Tauseef topped the 10 kilometre road race in the division ...
 
 
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KARACHI: An inquiry committee entrusted with the task of ascertaining the reasons behind Pakistan’s failure to qualify for the hockey event of Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro has concluded that top Pakistan Hockey federation (PHF) officials ...
 
 

DHAKA: An entire second day’s play in the second and final Test between Bangladesh and South Africa was wiped out on Friday as rain continued to wreak havoc in the series.
It is for the third time in the series that an entire day’s play was lost ...
 
 
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KARACHI: The Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Federation (PBSA) has announced that the Ministry of Interior has issued the necessary clearance to the Indian squad to participate in the Jubilee Insurance World 6-Reds and Team Championships 2015 for ...
 
 

KUALA LUMPUR: Beijing on Friday narrowly won an IOC vote for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games that secured its place in sporting history.
The Chinese capital beat Almaty in Kazakhstan by just 44 votes to 40, with one abstention, to become the first ...
 
 

GLASGOW: Ronny Deila has warned Celtic’s title rivals that the reigning champions are even better than last year as they begin their defence of the Scottish Premiership crown.
The Hoops will unfurl the Championship flag for the fourth ...
 
 

BERLIN: With one eye on Rio de Janeiro, swimming’s stars begin the battle on Sunday (tomorrow) for world championship medals in Kazan to prove their form heading into the 2016 Olympics.
As ever, the USA bring a star-studded team to the Tatarstan ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan were off to a disappointing start when they lost to Thailand 3-2 in their Group C opener of the 18th Asian Men’s Seniors Volleyball Championship at the Azadi Sports Complex on Friday.
After winning the first two sets ...
 
 

KAZAN, Russia: US swim star Ryan Lochte is looking to bounce back from what he describes as his ‘worst year’ in 2014 when the world swimming championships begin on Sunday.
But a poor performance by his own lofty standards at last year’s USA ...
 
 

ISTANBUL: Fenerbahce have protested to UEFA over the inclusion in a Champions League tie by Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk of Brazilian midfielder Fred despite reports he had tested positive for a banned substance, the Turkish club said ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan Cycling Federation (PCF) on Friday imposed life ban on Idrees Haider Khwaja for forming parallel federation.
The decision was taken in the PCF general council meeting in Islamabad.
“The general council imposed life ban on ...
 
 

KARACHI: A two-week LG-Super Speed Stars Programme 2015 for young and upcoming fast bowlers commences on Saturday (today) here at National Stadium.
Spearheaded by former Pakistan captain and left-arm pace bowling legend Wasim Akram, PCB is ...
 
 

KARACHI: Sindh Olympic Association (SOA) will be celebrating Independence Day on August 14 by organising several sports events.
Usama Qadri, President SOA has instructed all divisional Olympic associations — namely Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, ...
 
 

DUBAI: Third placed New Zealand will be looking to close the gap on India to two points in the ICC ODI Team Rankings when they face Zimbabwe in a three-match series, which starts on Harare on Sunday (tomorrow).
The Black Caps currently lie in ...
 
 

KUALA LUMPUR: The International Olympic Committee on Friday chose its home city of Lausanne to stage the Winter Youth Olympics in 2020.
The Swiss city beat Brasov in Romania in a vote of its 85 members present.
The IOC moved to Lausanne in ...
 
 
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KARACHI: In order to know about the facts of football disorder in Pakistan and for its subsequent resolution a three-member fact-finding mission of FIFA and AFC will land in Lahore on Saturday (today) to hold separate meetings with Pakistan ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Islamabad Football Association’s (IFA) president Dr Fazal-ur-Rehman was on Friday deposed from his post through no confidence motion moved by the house.
The senior vice-president Mohammad Salim Chaudhry replaced Dr Fazal as IFA ...
 
 

LOS ANGELES: Football’s global corruption scandal is to be the subject of a new exhibit at Las Vegas’s Mob Museum, the Sin City tourist attraction which immortalizes the lurid history of the American underworld.
The museum said the permanent ...
 
 

RIO DE JANEIRO: The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) said Thursday it is backing national football legend Zico’s bid to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.
The endorsement was a big boost for Zico, 62, who has previously conceded lacking ...
 
 

Islamabad:A friendly football match was played between the DOSTI team and the Mehran Women FC team. The match was organised by the British Council as part of a visit programme which it is hosting for five British MPs who are visiting British ...
 
 

MONTREAL: Didier Drogba said he is looking forward to the “beautiful challenge” of finishing his career in Major League Soccer after being unveiled before hundreds of Montreal Impact fans here Thursday.
The veteran Ivory Coast and former Chelsea ...
 
 

GAINESVILLE, United States: Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa fired a hole-in-one during a sparkling eight-under-par 63 to grab a share of the lead on Thursday at the US PGA Quicken Loans National.
The 23-year-old Asian star also reeled off six birdies in a ...
 
 

It was really important for me to do that. Just holding all four trophies at the same time, two times in one career, I’m not sure how many times that has been done. That really means a lot
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WASHINGTON: Top-ranked Serena Williams, coming off her fourth consecutive Grand Slam triumph at Wimbledon, said Thursday she has plenty of room to improve before chasing more history at the US Open.
Speaking on a teleconference to promote her ...