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SYDNEY: Emotions were still too raw in the wake of the death of Phillip Hughes to make a decision on whether to go ahead with next week’s first Test against India, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said on Friday.
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SYDNEY: The Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died on Thursday after being hit in the head by a ball, will be honoured with a state memorial service.
The service will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground next week, the same stadium ...
 
 

SHARJAH: Opener Brendon McCullum smashed the fastest century by a New Zealand batsman to give his team an upper hand in the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Friday.
The Kiwi skipper completed his tenth hundred off 78 balls and ...
 
 
Syed Khalid Mahmood
KARACHI: Pakistan’s Mohammad Sajjad forced his way into the final of the IBSF World Men’s Snooker championship 2014 at the Kanteerva Indoor Stadium in Bangalore, India.
According to the information made available by the Pakistan Billiards & ...
 
 

WELLINGTON: Cricket scoreboards around the world carried tributes to Australian batsman Phillip Hughes on Friday, while condolence messages flooded social media as the sporting world reacted to an untimely death not experienced since Ayrton Senna’s ...
 
 

SYDNEY: On the opening day of the last Ashes series, Mitchell Johnson set the tone for five matches of Australian domination by sending a series of 150km per hour missiles whistling past the ears of a succession of English batsmen.
Australians ...
 
 

MELBOURNE: People do not associate cricket with death and the shock loss of Phillip Hughes, against all rational expectation, will be the hardest thing for bowler Sean Abbott to deal with, according to trauma experts.
Abbott’s short-pitched ...
 
 

SINGAPORE: A week ago, cricket was considered one of the safest games in the world, a sport that anyone can play without any real fear for their safety.
The horrific death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died after being hit in the ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Ian Chappell believes playing the first Test against India next week as planned could be the best way for Australia’s cricketers to deal with the tragic death of Phillip Hughes. The Test is due to begin at the Gabba next Thursday, but on ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Rameez Aziz smashed his first hundred of the season to enable Habib Bank Limited (HBL) to reach 241-4 in their first innings on the opening day of their four-day semi-final of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (Silver) against Sui Southern Gas ...
 
 

TOKYO: Japan’s Olympic chief has greeted Sapporo’s decision to bid for the 2026 Winter Games with lukewarm cautiousness, mindful of Asian overkill with Olympics due in the region in 2018 and 2020.
Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) president ...
 
 

Shocked about the news of Oz’s cricketer Phil Hughes. My thoughts with the family and the cricket fans
Rafael Nadal (Tennis ...
 
 

SYDNEY: Australian Greg Chalmers held a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Australian Open on Friday but defending champion Rory McIlroy was well-positioned for the weekend in a share of second place.
Chalmers, twice a former winner of ...
 
 

DHAKA: Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah each struck a fifty to set up a 21-run win for Bangladesh over Zimbabwe in the fourth One-day International (ODI) in Dhaka on Friday.
Rahim made a fluent 77 while Mahmudullah remained unbeaten on his career ...
 
 

LONDON: Female racing driver Susie Wolff has been appointed as the official test pilot for Williams, the Formula One team announced on Friday.
Wolff, who was previously Williams’ development driver, succeeds Felipe Nasr, who will drive for ...
 
 

KARACHI: Pakistan national bowling team will leave for Abu Dhabi on December 3 to participate in World Bowling championship, which will be held from December 4 to 15 at Khalifa International Bowling Centre at Zayed Sports City.
Bowlers from 134 ...
 
 
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KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday condoled the death of the sister of former Test cricketer Salahuddin Sallu, who died here on Friday.
In a condolence message the PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan and Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmed ...
 
 
Alam Zeb Safi
KARACHI: K-Electric defeated Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) 2-0 to rise to the second spot of the Pakistan Premier Football League at Lahore on Friday.
In the other show, holders Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) broke the winning streak ...
 
 

PARIS: Premier League duo Everton and Tottenham Hotspur both won to clinch qualification for the knockout phase of the Europa League on Thursday, while Celtic also progressed despite losing at home to Salzburg.
The Toffees secured their place in ...
 
 

SAO PAULO: Brazil football legend Pele’s health is improving but he is still receiving an intensive treatment known as hemodialysis for a urinary infection, the hospital treating him said Friday.
Pele, 74, “is in better clinical condition,” said ...
 
 

PARIS: A short-list of 15 midfielders from whom three will be selected for a World XI was released by football’s World governing body FIFA on Friday.
The World XI team, which is voted for by tens of thousands of players worldwide, is to be ...
 
 

NEW DELHI: India’s fledgling football league has become the fourth most popular in the world after just six weeks, surpassing Italy’s long-standing Serie A in average crowd attendance, according to organisers.
The Indian Super League (ISL) has ...
 
 

BANGKOK: India’s Anirban Lahiri retained his lead on day two of Thailand’s King’s Cup with a five-under-par 67 as compatriot S.S.P Chowrasia, who had been joint leader, slipped down the table.
Five-time Asia Tour winner Lahiri couldn’t quite ...
 
 
Syed Intikhab Ali
KARACHI: A 26-member Pakistan hockey contingent will go to India through Wagah border on December 2 to participate in the Champions Trophy, scheduled to be held from 6 to 14 December.
The national hockey team’s training camp concluded here on ...
 
 

SYDNEY: World sport mourned the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes on Thursday with former greats, politicians and even Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, from a country with little cricket culture, paying tribute.
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KARACHI: Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) held its Annual General Meeting on Friday at its headquarters in Islamabad and the outgoing body chose not to touch the issues that have been challenging the constitution of the federation for long.
It ...