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KARACHI: Shoaib Malik had failed to score a fifty since his brilliant 128 against India at Centurion back in 2009.
Between that ton which came in a memorable Champions Trophy victory against old rivals India and Tuesday night’s first One-day ...
 
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ZURICH: The dawn detention of several FIFA leaders and a corruption raid on its headquarters on Wednesday rocked world football’s governing body two days before its leader Sepp Blatter seeks a new term.
A FIFA vice-president was among seven ...
 
 

JOHANNESBURG: South African star AB de Villiers will miss his team’s two-Test series in Bangladesh while he takes paternity leave but will play in the limited-overs matches beforehand.
As cover, South Africa have named wicketkeeper-batsman Dane ...
 
 

MELBOURNE: Star all-rounder Shane Watson joined Australia’s Test squad in the West Indies on Wednesday, following the birth of his second child in Sydney.
Watson, however, will not participate in the three-day tour game against WICB President’s ...
 
 

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities have identified three male officials guilty of sexual harassment of members of the country’s women’s cricket team but have no intentions to begin criminal proceedings against them.
The island nation’s sports ...
 
 

DUBAI: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura has been suspended for two ODIs for a slow over-rate during his side’s first One-Day International against Pakistan in Lahore on Tuesday.
The Zimbabwe side was ruled to be three overs short of its target ...
 
 

SYDNEY: The appointment of Trevor Bayliss as the new England coach will make Australia’s job of winning the Ashes series much harder, his Australian counterpart Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday.
The 52-year-old former Sri Lanka coach, an ...
 
 
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KARACHI: In a surprising move High Commission of India granted visas only to nine female ju-jitsu players of Pakistan, while 16 male players and six officials, including two referees, were denied visas.
The 32-man Pakistan contingent was set to ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan captain Muhammad Imran is hopeful that his team will perform well at the Olympic qualifying rounds in Belgium next month and the Green-shirts will be successful to secure a berth in Rio Olympics.
Talking to ‘The News’ after ...
 
 

LONDON: Seasoned stumper Matt Prior has admitted that it was a “tough week” after not being involved in a Lord’s Test for the first time since 2008 but said England’s memorable win had helped ease the pain.
Prior is continuing to rehabilitate ...
 
 

TOKYO: An Olympic-sized spat over the centrepiece stadium for the 2020 Games has escalated in Japan after Tokyo’s governor urged premier Shinzo Abe to take his sports minister’s pronouncements with a pinch of salt.
The outburst is the latest ...
 
 

NAIROBI: Kenya’s Olympic 800m champion and world record holder David Rudisha has been hit by another injury scare ahead of this summer’s world athletics championships after he pulled a muscle in Ostrava.
Running in only his third race of the ...
 
 

LONDON: England’s Football Association chairman Greg Dyke on Wednesday questioned whether FIFA’s presidential election should proceed following the arrests of seven of the world governing body’s top officials in a corruption probe.
FIFA has said ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Licence A coaching course concluded on Wednesday at Lahore.
It was the first such course hosted by Pakistan, at the PFF headquarters.
FIFA instructor Ardeshir PourNemat Noudehi of Iran supervised ...
 
 

LONDON: Wales manager Chris Coleman has rallied to the defence of forward Gareth Bale by accusing his Real Madrid team-mates of deliberately ignoring him on the pitch.
Bale, 25, has endured a difficult second season in Madrid, coming under fire ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s No 1 Tayyab Aslam lost in the main round of the $25,000 Men’s HKFC International at Hong Kong Football Club, Happy Valley, Hong Kong China, on Wednesday.
Seventh seed Nafiizwan Adnan of Malaysia defeated him 11-5, 11-9, 11-6 ...
 
 

KUALA LUMPUR: Harry Kane showed no ill effects of a gruelling season by hitting a first-half brace to give Tottenham Hotspur a 2-1 victory over a Malaysian select squad in a post-season friendly in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old, who ...
 
 

NEW CASTLE: Triple major champion Padraig Harrington has backed the European Tour’s decision to start the qualifying process for next year’s Ryder Cup in Russia.
Earlier on Tuesday, officials announced the ground-breaking move to start the ...
 
 

PARIS: Roger Federer avoided any more security scares as he moved smoothly into the third round of the French Open on Wednesday but danger still lurks in the bottom half of the draw, namely in the shape of Japan’s Kei Nishikori.
While second ...
 
 

PARIS: Maria Sharapova dismissed Fed Cup organisation as a “hassle” and “pointless” on Wednesday despite the tournament being the gateway to the 2016 Olympics.
The Russian superstar, who won a silver medal on her Olympic debut in London in 2012, ...
 
 

PARIS: From corporate sports dream girl with a fondness for Justin Bieber to accusations of being a pouting prima donna, it’s been a long year for Eugenie Bouchard.
Blonde, athletic and oozing an unshakable self-confidence, Bouchard was being ...
 
 

NEWARK, United States: Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Miguel Angel Jimenez highlight the field of 25 players who earned exemptions on Tuesday to next month’s 2015 US Open Championship.
Westwood was runner-up in the British Open and Masters ...
 
 

PARIS: Japan’s Kei Nishikori believes his rise into the world top five would never have happened had he not forged his skills in America’s do-or-die sports environment.
Nishikori left his home and family in Shimane when he was just 14 with no ...