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FIFA WorldCup: Sweden thrashes S. Korea by 1-0 victory

A penalty awarded through video review gave Sweden a 1-0 victory over South Korea in Nizhny Novgorod on Monday. Andreas Granqvist guessed correctly and easily converted the kick in a game Sweden mostly dominated. The victory was vital to Sweden. Mexico grabbed a surprise 3 points from Germany in this group on Sunday, and most everyone thinks Germany will come...

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ICC stops Pakistan players from wearing smart watches during field

Pakistan will give up wearing  smart watches  after being told to ditch them by the International Cricket Council as an anti-corruption measure during the opening day s play of the first Test against England at Lord s on Thursday. Although there is no suggestion of impropriety, that Pakistan s Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam were seen wearing what appeared to...

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Istanbul to host 2020 Champions League final

KIEV: Istanbul's Ataturk Olympic Stadium will host the 2020 Champions League final, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin confirmed in Kiev on Thursday. The 76,000-capacity ground played host to Liverpool's famous comeback from 3-0 down to win the Champions League on penalties over AC Milan in 2005. UEFA have been under pressure to ensure future final host cities have the hotel and...

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Day 1: Abbas, Hasan Ali demolish England’s batting line in Lord’s Test

LONDON: Pacer Hassan Ali and Muhammad Abbas helped Pakistan to bowl out England on 184 in the first innings of the Lord's Test Day 1. In response Pakistan made 50 runs for the loss of one wicket. Azhar Ali and Haris Sohail was not out on the increase with 18 & 21 runs respectively. England captain Joe Root won the toss...

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Maria Sharapova seeks redemption on Roland Garros clay

PARIS: When Maria Sharapova last played the French Open in 2015, she did so as defending champion. Denied a wildcard by Roland Garros organisers last year on her return from a 15-month doping ban, the Russian was dogged by injury and controversy as she tried to get her career back on track. Now 31, it would have been understandable had...

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Twitterati reacts to AB’s shocking retirement from international cricket

Web Desk: South African star batsman MR. 360 degree AB de Villiers has announced sudden retirement from international cricket on Wednesday which has left everyone into shock. De Villiers, 34, made his announced public via a video, in which he said “I am tired”. “I have decided to retire from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect,” he said...

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‘Fearless’ Sarfraz XI ready to put England under pressure

LONDON: Pakistan is all set to face England in the first Test match at Lords cricket ground on Thursday. Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur believes his "fearless" side have everything to gain when they face an "under the pump" England in the first Test. England will be looking for some much-needed home comfort after recent winless Test tours of Australia and...

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Hafeez responds to PCB show-cause notice, says never criticized ICC

LAHORE:  On Wednesday, all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez  submitted his reply to the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) show-cause notice for "criticising the International Cricket Council (ICC) rules related to reporting suspect bowling actions". In his reply, Hafeez, who was recently cleared for bowling after a third suspension over suspect action, said that he had not criticised the ICC and that his interview...

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South African Ab de Villiers bids farewell to international cricket

South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has retired from international cricket, via a sudden announcement four days after completing another IPL season with Royal Challengers Bangalore. De Villiers, 34, made his announced public via a video, in which he said "I am tired". "I have decided to retire from all international cricket with immediate effect," he said on Wednesday. "After...

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England chief Andrew Strauss to step down for summer

LONDON: England cricket director Andrew Strauss is to stand down temporarily for the season while his wife Ruth continues her treatment for cancer, with Andy Flower filling in while the former Test captain is on leave. "My wife was diagnosed with cancer in December," Strauss told reporters at Lord´s on Tuesday. "We are very lucky she has been very well...

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Watch: ICC declares this Pakistani tennis-ball batsman out under law 32.1

Web Desk: A video making rounds of social media showing Pakistani-tennis ball batsmen was declared out as he hit the ball powerfully but poignantly, the ball returned and hit the stumps. A fan named Hamza, sent this video to ICC asking for a ruling either there is any law for it under which a batsman can be declared out. On...

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Football superstar Paul Pogba performs Umrah

Web Desk: Manchester United football player Paul Pogba posted a video to his 22.5 million Instagram followers after he performed Umrah. In the video shared by superstar which received over 3.3 million views in the last 12 hours, Pogba explained how delighted he was to visit the holy site in Saudi Arabia.' Allah u akbar .God is the greatest 🙏🏾🕋...

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Kane named England’s World Cup captain

Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be England's captain at the World Cup in Russia, the Football Association announced on Tuesday. Manager Gareth Southgate has shared the leadership role around since taking over as manager in 2016 but has now settled on Kane for the tournament, which begins next month. The 24-year-old, who has scored 12 goals in 23 international appearances,...

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LeBron scores 44 to lead Cavs over Boston, level series

LeBron James scored 44 points, adding more records to his amazing NBA legacy, and powered the Cleveland Cavaliers over Boston 111-102 Monday, equalizing their Eastern Conference final at two wins each. The 33-year-old superstar made 17-of-28 shots from the floor, 1-of-4 from 3-point range, and 9-of-13 free throws while contributing five rebounds, three assists and two steals to spark a...

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Possible chance for Hassan Ali to miss Lord’s test due to injury

Pakistani fast bowler Hasan Ali is facing an injury scare ahead of Lord's Test between England and Pakistan starting on May 24, Thursday. The 24-year old injured his hand during the two-day warm-up match against Leicestershire during a catching attempt, the team management informed late Monday night. According to Pakistan team's physiotherapist Cliffe Deacon, Hasan split the webbing between his...

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Russia prepares for World Cup drone attack

Russia will reportedly deploy jamming devices used in Syria and the war in Ukraine to defend World Cup stadiums against a drone attack. The threat of terror has been a prime concern for organisers of the June 14 to July 15 football showpiece. Russia has been hit by a string of suicide bombings since winning the right to host the...

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Mohammad Amir proves fitness as Pakistan draw warm-up match against Leicestershire

LONDON: Mohammad Amir appeared to prove his fitness as Pakistan drew their final warm-up match ahead of the start of their two-Test series against England. A two-day game against Leicestershire was always likely to end in a draw and that was the case as the Midlands county finished on 226 for six in reply to Pakistan´s first innings 321 for...

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