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HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka: Thisara Perera smashed 65 off 36 balls and then grabbed three wickets as Sri Lanka thumped Pakistan by 77 runs in the second one-dayer on Tuesday to level the three-match series 1-1.
Sri Lanka recovered from 194-6 to post ...
 
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Khalid Hussain
KARACHI: As expected, Pakistan’s cricket chiefs have shelved plans to launch the country’s Twenty20 league, yet again.
On Tuesday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that it is cancelling the bidding process for the proposed Pakistan ...
 
 

NEW YORK: Former champions Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova sparkled under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights to end a steamy first day that proved more than a little stressful for several of the US Open favourites.
Djokovic, who had won only two ...
 
 

KARACHI: Pakistan on Tuesday formed a committee to identify and help bowlers with suspect actions at an early stage after their ace spinner Saeed Ajmal was reported over his deliveries.
The 36-year-old underwent tests at a Brisbane lab on Monday ...
 
 

DHAKA: Bangladesh cricket authorities said on Tuesday they would lift the ban on Shakib Al Hasan from September 15 after the star all-rounder begged for a review of his six-month suspension for bad behaviour.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) ...
 
 

MELBOURNE: Australia captain Michael Clarke, sidelined with a hamstring injury, may not be fit until the “back end” of the triangular one-day tournament with Zimbabwe and South Africa, according to stand-in skipper George Bailey.
Clarke injured ...
 
 

HARARE: South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin stocks when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday (today).
Number one ranked Australia ...
 
 

BASSETERRE, Saint Kitts: Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo both scored centuries in a record-breaking third wicket partnership as West Indies crushed Bangladesh in Basseterre, Saint Kitts, on Monday night to wrap-up a 3-0 one-day series win.
The ...
 
 
Syed Intikhab Ali
KARACHI: Pakistan hockey team is going to defend Asian Games 2014 title in a very desperate situation as it has not played any international match for last one year.
The Green-shirts’ opponents, on the other hand, have played a lot recently, ...
 
 

LONDON: Formula One pace-setter Nico Rosberg has denied admitting that he deliberately crashed into Lewis Hamilton after an incident which sent relations between the warring team-mates to a new low.
In his video blog, Rosberg disputed Hamilton’s ...
 
 

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Sana Mir moved up four places to sixth after consistent economical displays with the ball in their series against hosts Australia.
She is currently the second highest wicket-taker of the series. Pakistan have lost the ...
 
 
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KARACHI: In a bid to strengthen the domestic structure, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday unveiled its different committees which will work during the domestic season, starting from October 12.
Ground Committee: Director Domestic Cricket ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Haseeb Gul, Shoaib Hassan, and Umar Balaj Malik won their matches in the first round of Sportspin Event Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit 6 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday.
Haseeb beat Malaysia’s Farez Izwan 11-6, 11-6, 11-8, Shoaib ...
 
 

KARACHI: Nadeem Ahmed and Mian Muhammad Mobin were elected as Lahore Region/City Cricket Association (LCCA/LRCA) President and Treasurer, respectively, unopposed on Tuesday.
The polls were held at Qaddafi Stadium, Lahore, under the supervision ...
 
 

MANCHESTER: Stevan Jovetic scored twice as champions Manchester City beat last season’s runners-up Liverpool 3-1 on Monday in the first major showdown of the new Premier League campaign.
Mario Balotelli was in the stands to watch new employers ...
 
 

MUMBAI: India’s football team could be at risk of losing government funding before they head to next month’s Asian Games following a recent demoralising defeat to arch-rivals Pakistan.
The Indian Olympic Association has sent a list of more than ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Substitute Kaleemullah struck a fine goal in the second half as Pakistan football team held Bahrain’s Al-Riffa Sports Club to a 1-1 draw in their first practice game at the Bahrain National Stadium in Riffa on Monday night.
Kaleem, the ...
 
 

BARCELONA: Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was handed an eight-match touchline ban by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Monday following his dismissal and angry reaction in the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid.
The Argentine was ...
 
 

MANCHESTER: Mario Balotelli said he was glad to be back in the Premier League after the controversial Italy striker completed his £16 million ($26.5 million, 20.1 million euros) move to Liverpool on Monday.
Balotelli left England in January 2013 ...
 
 

VATICAN CITY: International football sensations from Ronaldinho to Messi and Baggio will take to the pitch in Rome next week for a charitable “peace match” organised by Pope Francis, organisers said Monday.
Kickoff will be at 20:45 (1845 GMT) ...
 
 

MADRID: Real Madrid got their La Liga campaign off to a winning start as they beat newly promoted Cordoba 2-0 at home, but champions Atletico Madrid were held 0-0 away to Rayo Vallecano on Monday.
Without the Manchester United bound Angel di ...
 
 

LONDON: England midfielder Frank Lampard announced his retirement from international football after a career spanning 15 years on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old’s 106th and final cap for his country came on June 23 when he captained England in their ...
 
 

MANCHESTER: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini heralded Stevan Jovetic’s perseverance after the Montenegrin striker scored twice in the Premier League champions’ 3-1 win at home to Liverpool.
Jovetic, 24, endured a frustrating debut ...
 
 

Sean (Foley) is one of the outstanding coaches in golf today, and I know he will continue to be successful with the players working with him.
Tiger Woods (Professional ...
 
 

WASHINGTON: Tiger Woods has split with coach Sean Foley, the 14-time major champion said on his website on Monday.
“I’d like to thank Sean for his help as my coach and for his friendship,” Woods said in announcing the move.
“Presently, I do ...
 
 
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KARACHI: M Manzar beat Malik Hamza 6-1, 6-4 in the main round of men’s singles of the 2nd Indus Pharma National Tennis championship at Karachi Club on Tuesday.
Shehryar Shehzad defeated Jahanzeb Rajput 9-7 in under-18 qualifying round. ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Ammad Fareed defeated Ali Bukhari in the quarter-finals of Hashim Khan Memorial Pakistan International Squash Circuit II in Peshawar on Tuesday.
Ammad beat Ali 4-11, 11-2, 11-8, 10-12, 11-4 in 66 minutes.
In other quarter-finals, ...