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DUBAI: Younis Khan hit a record-equalling century to guide Pakistan to 219-4 on the opening day of the first Test against Australia here on Wednesday.
The 36-year-old right hander scored 106 for his 25th century to help Pakistan counter the ...
 
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BELGRADE: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will discuss the possibility of granting Kosovo Olympic recognition at its Executive Board meeting this week, an official said, a move that has angered Serbian Olympic officials.
“We can ...
 
 

MIAMI: Australian long-distance swimmer Chloe McCardel became the first person to swim almost 80 miles (129 kilometres) unassisted in open water on Wednesday during a 42.5 hour crossing from Eleuthera islands in the Bahamas to Nassau, according to ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s cricket authorities have decided to give banned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal more time in his bid to remodel an illegal bowling action.
It was announced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday that former Test spinner ...
 
 

DHAKA: Bangladeshi and international cricket authorities have jointly appealed against a reduced match ban for former captain Mohammad Ashraful for match-fixing, an official said on Wednesday.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and the ...
 
 

BRIDGETOWN: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will ask for a meeting with their Indian counterparts as they seek to find a way out of the crisis caused by the abandonment of their tour.
Hours after India’s powerful board (BCCI) announced they ...
 
 

NEW DELHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has expressed its concern about the dispute between the Indian and West Indian cricket boards but says it is powerless to intervene.
The ICC released a statement on Wednesday saying it was ...
 
 

LONDON: The mother of Oscar Pistorius’s girlfriend insisted she did not want “revenge” Wednesday, the day after the disgraced South African athlete was handed a five-year jail term for shooting her daughter dead.
June Steenkamp told British ...
 
 

PARIS: Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of gruelling mountain-top finishes, almost no individual time trial — Tour de France organisers have designed one of the most exciting courses for the 2015 race, which will heavily favour the ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Karachi Dolphins won by 234 runs against Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) in the second round of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (Gold) at National Stadium, Karachi, on Wednesday.
With a lead of two runs, Dolphins started their second ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Khan Secondary School became the first team to reach the quarter-finals of the HBL Inter-School cricket tournament 2014.
Khan Secondary School emerged the Group G champions when they recorded their third straight win, defeating GBSS ...
 
 

PARIS: Bayern Munich produced a stunning display to demolish Roma 7-1 on Tuesday but they were not the biggest winners on the most prolific evening in Champions League history.
A record 40 goals were scored in just eight group games as Shakhtar ...
 
 

ROME: Italy’s World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro is being investigated on suspicion of running a sham company to avoid paying more than a million euros ($1.27 million) in tax, Italian authorities announced on Wednesday.
The former ...
 
 

PARIS: A battle of Belgian strikers will enliven Everton’s Europa League clash at Lille on Thursday, while Tottenham Hotspur need a boost against high-flying Greeks Asteras Tripolis and Celtic welcome pointless Romanians Astra Giurgiu.
Everton ...
 
 

Maybe David (Moyes) felt that at such a massive club (Manchester United) he had to be sure that all corners were covered in terms of his support system
Sir Alex Ferguson (Former MUFC ...
 
 

LONDON: Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay said on Wednesday he was leaving Stamford Bridge after a decade in which Chelsea were crowned kings of Europe but also suffered plenty of off-field dramas too.
Gourlay said in a statement he was off to ...
 
 

NEW DELHI: Even as the glitzy Indian Super League grabs the spotlight, a 123-year-old football club in Kolkata has opted out of national tournaments this season due to a financial crisis.
“We don’t have sponsors to support our team,” Mohammadan ...
 
 

ROME: Coach Rudi Garcia insisted Roma will have to learn from their 7-1 humbling by Bayern Munich after the Germans handed the high-flying Serie A side a memorable lesson in Champions League football on Tuesday.
“We have to learn from this ...
 
 

LONDON: Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted Manchester United went about appointing David Moyes in the right way when they chose his fellow Scot to replace him as manager of the English giants.
The widespread view leading up to the former Everton ...
 
 
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KARACHI: A number of questions are being raised about the selection of the national junior hockey team which participated in the recent Sultan Johor tournament and failed to win a single match.
Sources said the players had not been selected on ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Visa denials and lack of financial support are among the key reasons why Pakistani squash players have earned 56 disciplinary/penalty zeros so far this year.
“They usually don’t get visas due to many issues. Some players in the past ...
 
 

SINGAPORE: Serena Williams admitted her fitness was “nowhere near 100 percent” as her WTA Finals hopes receded after one of the heaviest defeats of her career on Wednesday.
Williams came into the eight-player season finale with a knee injury and ...
 
 

SINGAPORE: Ana Ivanovic said she was thrilled for men’s world number one Novak Djokovic on Wednesday after her childhood friend announced the birth of his first child.
Ivanovic, who grew up playing tennis with Djokovic in war-torn Belgrade, said ...
 
 

SINGAPORE: Serena Williams won just two games on Wednesday as she crashed to her heaviest defeat in 16 years and raised concerns over a knee injury that could dash her hopes at the WTA Finals.
The 18-time Grand Slam champion was a shadow of her ...