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Khalid Hussain
KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to crumble under pressure after national players refused to sign a short-duration contract ahead of the World Cup.
Reliable sources privy to the ongoing negotiations between the Board and senior ...
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s cricket authorities are “cautiously optimistic” that key pacer Junaid Khan will regain match fitness ahead of the crunch World Cup clash against old rivals India in Adelaide on February 15.
Well-placed sources told ‘The News’ ...
 
 

MELBOURNE: Dominant Novak Djokovic swept into the Australian Open last eight Monday as the Williams sisters displayed fighting qualities to stay alive, but the tournament ended for two-time champion Victoria Azarenka.
The Serbian top seed was ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Monday’s tri-series One-day International between Australia and India at the Sydney Cricket Ground was abandoned due to rain.
After a delayed start, with returning Australian captain George Bailey winning the toss and electing to bowl, ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Australia will look to become just the second team to win a World Cup final on their own soil when a tournament rich in sub-plots featuring serial under-achievers South Africa and Afghanistan’s fairytale debut starts next ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Australia are peaking at the right time for a crack at their fifth World Cup triumph and will go into next month’s tournament at home on top of the rankings.
Under the attacking coaching of Darren Lehmann, the Australians have registered ...
 
 
Alam Zeb Safi
KARACHI: Skipper Imran Farhat blasted a spectacular hundred to enable Habib Bank Limited (HBL) to notch off their maiden victory with a 236-run demolition of Bahawalpur Stags in their Group II match of the President’s Silver Cup One-day Tournament ...
 
 
Syed Khalid Mahmood
KARACHI: Holdem came from behind to emerge triumphant in the two-day Coca Cola Bridge Championship which concluded at Islamabad Club in the federal capital the other day.
According to the details made available by the Mind Sports Association of ...
 
 
Alam Zeb Safi
KARACHI: Pakistan’s judo coach Sajjad Kazmi said on Monday that Japan-based Shah Hussain had the guts to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
“I have watched Shah’s bouts. He is a fine player and is capable of reaching Rio,” Sajjad told ‘The ...
 
 

We lost at home against a lower division team (Bradford City) and in an ideal world it will affect us in a positive, not a negative way
Jose Mourinho (Chelsea FC ...
 
 

LONDON: Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi is to play for Northamptonshire in the first six rounds of English cricket’s 2015 T20 Blast competition, the Midlands county announced Monday.
One of the most spectacular hitters of a cricket ball the ...
 
 
Syed Intikhab Ali
KARACHI: Former Olympian Samiullah has claimed that PHF has double standards as regards the salaries of the players and those occupying managerial positions.
“We are against giving funds to PHF because the previous government gave them a lot of ...
 
 

KARACHI: Failing to defend a competitive total of 313 against a second-string New Zealand team is alarming when the World Cup 2015 is just around the corner, said former Test cricketer Salahuddin Ahmed on Monday.
“The bowlers should have ...
 
 

NEW DELHI: Loaded with free-stroking batsmen but missing match-winning bowlers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s India will look to chase down — rather than defend — the World Cup title they won four years ago.
In Rohit Sharma, the only batsman with two ...
 
 

KARACHI: Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf has claimed that Shaharyar Khan was only a dummy and the decisions were actually being made by Najam Sethi.
“Shaharyar Khan doesn’t have any authority in the board,” Zaka claimed ...
 
 
Alam Zeb Safi
KARACHI: K-Electric has asked Pakistan’s boxing coach Ali Bakhsh Baloch to either report for work or tender resignation, ‘The News’ has reliably learnt.
Ali Bakhsh has been associated with Pakistan’s boxing squad for a long time. He has been ...
 
 

BRIGHTON, England: FA Cup holders Arsenal just did enough to keep second-tier Brighton and Hove Albion at bay with a 3-2 fourth-round win at the Amex Stadium on Sunday
Goals from Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Tomas Rosicky saw Arsene Wenger’s ...
 
 

MILAN: The AC Milan coaching future of the club’s former iconic striker Filippo Inzaghi is hanging in the balance after the struggling Italian A giants sunk to a historic low in Serie A at the weekend.
Stung by a 1-0 home defeat to lowly ...
 
 

BRIGHTON, England: Arsene Wenger believes the weekend’s series of FA Cup shocks represent a “warning” for his Arsenal side.
The Cup-holders avoided joining several other Premier League clubs in making a surprise fourth-round exit with a 3-2 win ...
 
 

KARACHI: Karachi United Lyari Centre recorded a 1-0 triumph against Agra Taj Centre in the semi-finals of DMC South Shuhda Army Public School Peshawar U-12 Football Championship at Kakri Ground here on Monday.
After a barren first half, ...
 
 
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KARACHI: WAPDA, runners-up of the National Championship, lost the race to reach the quarter-finals of the Chief of the Army Staff Challenge Hockey Cup on Monday as they drew their crucial match against Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) 2-2 at the ...
 
 

KARACHI: Two goals from Mohammad Shujaat helped Karachi overpower Hyderabad recording a 4-2 victory and win the preliminary round of NBP PHF Under-25 Inter-Region National Hockey Championship at Sukkur Hockey Stadium on Monday.
Earlier on the ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) has moved the mobile, all-weather, four-wall glass squash court it purchased from ASB to Peshawar.
“The court released it from the Karachi Port after we followed the procedures,” said Secretary PSF Amir ...
 
 

KARACHI: Pakistan play against Singapore in their first match of Asian Junior Team championships at the National Squash Centre, Bukit Jalil, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, on Wednesday (tomorrow).
According to the draws announced by Asian Squash ...
 
 

MELBOURNE: Rafa Nadal will hope to make it 19 wins in succession against seventh seed Tomas Berdych on Tuesday to book an Australian Open semi-final berth and continue his impressive comeback from injury and illness.
The third seeded Spaniard ...