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KARACHI: There are few milestones Shahid Afridi hasn’t achieved during his illustrious international career that got off to a flying start in Nairobi back in the fall of 1996.
But the flamboyant all-rounder did concede on Sunday, the day he ...
 
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Alam Zeb Safi
KARACHI: A tough contest is expected as Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) will take on National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in the five-day final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Gold which will commence here at National Stadium on Monday ...
 
 

LONDON: England cricket chiefs have moved quickly to make it clear that Alastair Cook’s dismissal as one-day captain has not opened the door for a return to international cricket for batsman Kevin Pietersen.
The South African-born maverick’s ...
 
 

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda: Barbados all-rounder Jason Holder was named as the new captain of the West Indies one-day squad on Saturday, taking over from Dwayne Bravo who has been axed after his high-profile role in October’s India tour ...
 
 

BRISBANE: Australia captain Steve Smith was fined 60 percent of his match fee for a slow over rate in his first Test as skipper in a four-wicket victory in the second Test against India in Brisbane.
The 25-year-old, who scored 133 and 28 in the ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan will play at the clay courts of Colombo, Sri Lanka, against Kuwait the first tie of Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group-II scheduled from March 6-8 next year.
Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) has responded positively to the ...
 
 

BRISBANE, Australia: Batsman Joe Burns was a surprise addition on Sunday to Australia’s 13-man squad for the third Test against India, starting in Melbourne on Boxing Day.
The 25-year-old Queensland right-hander was named as a replacement for ...
 
 

BRISBANE, Australia: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said India have the pace threat and aggression to win Tests away from home and it’s just a matter of time before results go their way.
The Indians lost by four wickets to Australia in Saturday’s ...
 
 
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KARACHI: A committee would investigate the 2014 Kabaddi World Cup final which became controversial after Pakistan’s skipper Shafiq Chishti alleged on Saturday that his team had been wrongly treated by the umpires.
Pakistan lost to India ...
 
 

BERLIN: Bayern Munich will start 2015 with a record 11-point lead in the Bundesliga, sparking debate over how to stop Germany’s top flight becoming boring.
Pep Guardiola’s Bayern have brushed off their domestic rivals with ease and are poised to ...
 
 

CAIRO: Nicol David regained the world title in her most exciting final, and with her most memorable performance yet, saving four match points in a row to overcome the third-seeded Egyptian Raneem el Weleily on Saturday.
David also extended her ...
 
 

MYTILENE, Greece: Former France international defender Eric Abidal played his last official match Saturday as his Olympiakos team blasted Kalloni 5-0 in a Greek Super League contest on the Aegean island of Mytilene.
The 35-year-old former ...
 
 

KARACHI: Pakistan’s pacer Mohammad Irfan and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson have achieved career-best rankings in the ICC ODI Players Rankings after conclusion of their five-match One-day International series in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Irfan ...
 
 

KARACHI: Lines Area Gymkhana won the inaugural Ahmed Mustafa Memorial Cricket Tournament after defeating Baqai Dolphins by six wickets in the summit clash here at Vital Five Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Baqai Sports batted first and put on board ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan cadet girls under-14 karate team ended with five bronze medals in the 10th Iran Zamin Cup Karate tournament, which concluded in Tehran on Sunday.
More than 200 players from eight countries showed their worth in the event: ...
 
 
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KARACHI: The opening ceremony of 1st All Karachi Future Star Inter-Academies Under-15 cricket tournament will be held on Monday (today) at Nazeer Hussain Young Fighter Cricket Ground. Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhter Farooqui will be the chief ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Army and Pakistan Air Force (PAF) blasted their way into the final of the National Beach Men’s Netball Championship here at Sea View, Clifton, on Sunday.
In the first semi-final, Army beat Punjab 21-6 with Nawab Ali and Zahid Rana doing ...
 
 

KARACHI: The inaugural edition of the Ejaz Ahmed T20 Colour Kit League Cricket Tournament begins from Monday (today) in Karachi.
Top clubs of the city will be seen in action during the tournament, with prizes of Rs50,000 and Rs25,000 for the ...
 
 

BRISBANE, Australia: Beaten India were distracted by their gripes over the state of practice wickets and food as they reached their breaking point on their Australian tour, local media said on Sunday.
M.S. Dhoni’s tourists fell 2-0 behind in the ...
 
 

MARRAKECH, Morocco: Real Madrid defeated San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 on Saturday to win the Club World Cup and secure their fourth trophy of 2014.
The Spanish giants dominated the final with Sergio Ramos, who had been an injury doubt because of ...
 
 
Alam Zeb Safi
KARACHI: Mohammad Rasool and Oludeyi Abayomi Sunday struck one goal apiece to enable K-Electric to regain the second spot when they defeated Chaman’s Afghan FC 2-0 in their vital clash of the Pakistan Premier Football League here at KPT Sports ...
 
 

These are moments I will never forget. Very good and unique moments. It was my last match, we played well and an ideal way to go on holiday
Eric Abidal (Former French ...
 
 

STOKE-ON-TRENT: Jose Mourinho knows Chelsea must avoid a repeat of last season’s nightmare trip to Stoke if they are to re-establish their three-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
Mourinho’s side travel to the Britannia Stadium 48 ...
 
 

BIRMINGHAM: Manchester United’s slim hopes of reviving their Premier League title challenge were dealt a blow as they were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at 10-men Aston Villa on Saturday.
Louis van Gaal’s side needed Radamel Falcao’s ...
 
 
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KARACHI: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Licence B coaching course concluded at the PFF headquarters in Lahore on Sunday.
It was attended by 24 coaches from all over the country and had begun on December 1.
The course was conducted by ...
 
 

MILAN: Ten-man AC Milan handed Roma their first home draw of the season to leave Rudi Garcia’s title challengers three points adrift of leaders Juventus on Saturday.
Roma had recently capitalised on two consecutive draws by defending champions ...
 
 
Syed Intikhab Ali
KARACHI: The 61st national hockey championship will begin from December 26 in Sialkot and will conclude at January 10.
National Bank of Pakistan are the defending champions.
Punjab Hockey Association (PHA) president Ajmal Khan Lodhi will be ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) is going to organise the 1st Kulsum Saifullah Khan national ranking tennis championships from January 3-9.
The event, offering prize money of Rs300,000, will be played on the clay courts of Dilawar ...