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Khalid Hussain
WELLINGTON: Plato once famously said that one can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Had Plato lived in our times, he would have included the current Pakistan players ...
 
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WELLINGTON: Graeme Smith believes that if South Africa can dismiss Misbah-ul-Haq early then they will scalp Pakistan without much fuss in their World Cup Pool B encounter in Auckland on Sunday.
The former South Africa captain also stressed that ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Australians might have been stunned by the collapse of their much-vaunted batting line-up in the face of brilliant New Zealand bowling at the weekend but the fall of one particular wicket was no surprise to anyone.
Shane Watson, batting ...
 
 

LONDON: England may have been utterly humiliated in their second World Cup pool match against co-hosts New Zealand but Sunday’s nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka was much more damaging, according to former England captain Mike Atherton.
Tim ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Sri Lanka great Muttiah Muralitharan pleaded on Monday for key spinner Ranjana Herath to be kept on ice for the World Cup quarter-finals after suffering a nasty injury to his finger.
The 36-year-old Herath needed four stitches in the ...
 
 

CANBERRA, Australia: Ireland captain William Porterfield is confident his team will not be overawed by the mighty South Africans in Canberra on Tuesday (today), saying they had made good plans to contain AB de Villiers’ side.
The Proteas, who ...
 
 

Pool B
South Africa vs Ireland
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NEW DELHI: Jagmohan Dalmiya, who turned India into cricket’s financial powerhouse before being unceremoniously dumped by his peers, returned as board president Monday in place of the sport’s scandal-hit global supremo.
Dalmiya was elected ...
 
 
Syed Intikhab Ali
KARACHI: Players and organisers of various disciplines have appreciated PSB’s proposal to enhance the prize money for medal winners of Olympic Games, world championships, Champions Trophy, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, SAFF Games, and Islamic ...
 
 
Syed Khalid Mahmood
KARACHI: Ahsan completed a hat-trick of title wins by emerging triumphant in the latest edition of the Swiss team event organised by the Karachi Bridge Associates (KBA) here at the Aslam Bridge Hall, housed in the National Stadium, over the ...
 
 

PERTH, Australia: Australia all-rounder James Faulkner said Monday he was fit and ready to make his 2015 World Cup debut against Afghanistan at Perth’s WACA ground on Wednesday (tomorrow).
A side strain has reduced the hard-hitting 24-year-old, ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Khan Mohammad’s enterprising knock enabled Sukkur to register an emphatic nine-wicket victory over Mirpurkhas in the National Seniors Cup Cricket Tournament at Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad, on Sunday.
Opener Khan Mohammad, who was adjudged ...
 
 

BARCELONA: Finish driver Valtteri Bottas was fastest for Williams on the final day of pre-season testing in Barcelona as McLaren’s reliability problems continued.
Bottas bettered teammate Felipe Massa’s time from Saturday on the supersoft tyres, ...
 
 

LONDON: John Terry set Chelsea up for a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s League Cup final as Jose Mourinho claimed the first trophy of his second stint as manager.
Terry’s deflected strike put Chelsea ahead on the stroke of ...
 
 

LONDON: British police said Monday they had launched an investigation into reports of racist behaviour by Chelsea fans, weeks after their supporters were filmed blocking a black man from boarding a Paris Metro train.
British Transport Police ...
 
 
Alam Zeb Safi
KARACHI: Former Pakistan coach Mohammad Rashid on Monday said that Mohammad Shamlan’s charges were capable of beating strong Yemen in their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers first round this month.
“Induction of foreign-based players has ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Kyrgyzstan-based Pakistani footballers got Thailand’s visas on Monday and were scheduled to fly out of Lahore late last night to join the team in Bangkok.
“The players were issued visas and they would leave for Bangkok at 12 midnight,” ...
 
 

BANSKO, Bulgaria: Austria’s Anna Fenninger made it back-to-back World Cup wins when she took the super-G at Bansko on Monday.
Fenninger also won the super-combined race in the Bulgarian resort on Sunday and her second win in two days means that ...
 
 

PALM BEACH GARDENS, United States: Englishmen Ian Poulter and Paul Casey shared the lead on Sunday night as the US PGA Tour’s rain-delayed Honda Classic hurtled toward a manic finish.
Both Poulter and Casey were at seven-under par, Poulter ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Olympian Islahuddin and Dr Mohammad Ali Shah Academy are organising Major Jehanzaib Adnan Shaheed hockey tournament at its blue turf hockey stadium in North Nazimabad, which was inaugurated by Sindh secretary sports Laiq Ahmed on Monday. ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Eight Pakistani players reached the quarter-finals in different categories in Qatar Junior Open in Doha, Qatar, on Monday.
Second seed Huzaifa Ibrahim got bye in the first round to reach the quarter-finals in under-11 category ...
 
 

He (Nishikori) has the touch of a genius. He has the imagination and shots you just can’t teach
Shuzo Matsuoka (former tennis ...
 
 

TOKYO: Record-breaking Japan superstar Kei Nishikori rose to fourth in Monday’s new world rankings, equalling Kimiko Date-Krumm as his country’s highest-ranked tennis player.
The 24-year-old, who is the top-ranked Asian-born man ever, tweeted: ...
 
 

BUENOS AIRES: Rafael Nadal beat Juan Monaco on Sunday to win the Argentina Open, claiming his first title since Roland Garros last year and nabbing a slice of tennis history as well.
Nadal’s 6-4, 6-1 victory gave him the 46th claycourt title of ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s under-14 tennis team lost 1-2 to Yemen in its last match in the World Junior Tennis (Asia Oceania pre-qualifying round) in Kuching, Malaysia, on Monday.
Huzaifa Abdul Rehman thrashed Sami Alward 6-2, 6-0 in the first ...