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Amir Khan to make a comeback in UK against Canada’s Phil Lo Greco

Web Desk: British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan returns to the ring tonight to take on Canada's Phil Lo Greco, for his first fight in the UK in five years. The victory could line up a big domestic battle with Brook. The 31-year-old added: "Fighters like Joshua out there give you that inspiration to come out and do well and sell out...

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Amir Khan to make a comeback in UK against Canada’s Phil Lo Greco

Web Desk: British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan returns to the ring tonight to take on Canada's Phil Lo Greco, for his first fight in the UK in five years. The victory could line up a big domestic battle with Brook. The 31-year-old added: "Fighters like Joshua out there give you that inspiration to come out and do well and sell out...

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Fawad is a good player but he ‘did not play’ a Test from 2009: Sarfraz Ahmed

LAHORE: Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed on Monday responding to the questions of Fawad Alam's exclusion has said that Fawad is a good player but he hasn't played a Test match since 2009. "Doors are not closed for Fawad as he[Fawad] was not picked for this tour only," he said while addressing media in Lahore. Skipper said that young players are getting...

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PCB announces schedule of Pakistan Cup

Web Desk: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday has announced the schedule of One-day Pakistan Cup which will take place from April 25, 2018 at Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad. Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, and Federal Areas will feature in the tournament. All matches will be day/night. Opening match of the tournament will be played between Punjab and Balochistan on April...

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The Big Gun departs, Arsenal announce Wenger’s departure

There seems little doubt that Arsenal fans will give Wenger that rousing send-off. Their final home game is on May 6 against Burnley. That comes three days after the Europa League semi-final second leg with Atlético Madrid. It may well be that Wenger gets to say farewell in Lyon, where that competition’s final is being held. Whichever, Wenger has seven games left as...

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England to host 100-ball domestic competition from 2020

English domestic cricket is set to get yet another format after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced plans for an eight-team, 100-ball competition in the pursuit of younger, family-oriented audiences. Under the proposals, unanimously backed by the ECB board, each side would face 15 six-ball overs, culminating in a final 10 deliveries -- 20 balls shorter than traditional...

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New style, new era: Australia captain promises to rebuild trust

Australia Test captain Tim Paine pledged Thursday to embark on a new era of "respectful" cricket and rebuild public trust after the ball-tampering scandal that rocked the sport. The newly appointed leader said the fallout from the tampering episode was greater than players had anticipated and promised a different style of cricket in the future. "Going forward we have a...

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Wozniacki aiming for second Grand Slam title, hopes to avoid Serena

Reigning Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki says she believes she can go "all the way" at next month's French Open, but is wary of a possible early clash with the returning Serena Williams. The Dane edged out Simona Halep in a thrilling final at Melbourne Park in January to finally claim her maiden Grand Slam title, but is confident that...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to feature in football World Cup

Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hinted that he hopes to feature at this year's World Cup, teasing fans that he could come out of retirement to play in Russia. In an appearance on ABC television's late-night Jimmy Kimmel show on Tuesday, the former Sweden striker said "it wouldn't be a World Cup" if he didn't play. The 36-year-old has previously been circumspect...

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Sharapova to make grasscourt return in Birmingham

Former world number one Maria Sharapova will compete at the Birmingham Classic grasscourt event in the lead-up to Wimbledon, Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) announced on Wednesday. The June 18-24 tournament is set to be the Russian’s first on grass since she reached the Wimbledon semi-finals in 2015. Sharapova, who won the Birmingham title in 2004 and 2005, was granted...

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“I would also have not selected Fawad Alam,” Ramiz Raja comes to Inzamam’s defence

Web Desk: Former opening batsmen Ramiz Raja speaks in the favor of chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq over non-selection of Fawad Alam in the upcoming tour against Ireland and England. "If I had been chief selector, I would also have not selected Fawad Alam in the squad," said Cricketer turned commentator in his video message. Ramiz said that Fawad technically is not...

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Fawad Alam burst into ‘tears’ after omission from squad

Web Desk: Pakistan’s Mr. Consistent of domestic reportedly broke down in tears after failing to make into 16-member squad for Ireland and England tour. According to a private news channel, Fawad Alam who has continuously been ignored by the Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB), broke down into tears after he found out that despite his promising performance in the domestic circuit, he...

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Barcelona hold on for draw at Celta Vigo after Roberto sent off

MADRID: Lionel Messi was thrown on as a substitute but 10-man Barcelona were relieved to escape with a draw as Celta Vigo came within a whisker of inflicting the Catalans´ first league defeat of the season on Tuesday. Messi was introduced after an hour at the Stade Balaidos and looked to have inspired another Barca victory when Paulinho gave the...

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Afghanistan cricketer finned after playing in Pakistan

Trouble-prone Afghanistan wicket-keeper Mohammad Shahzad has been fined after he was caught playing for a Pakistani cricket club without permission, an Afghan official said Monday. Shahzad has been ordered to pay 300,000 Afghanis (about $4,400) and return to Afghanistan after taking part in a local tournament in Peshawar, a Pakistani city near the Afghan border. The 30-year-old went to Pakistan...

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FIFA investigates Russia over racist chants

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against World Cup hosts Russia over monkey chants heard during a friendly international against France, a spokesman told AFP on Tuesday. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele were allegedly targeted by racist chanting during the match in Saint Petersburg last month. "We have no further comment at this stage," the FIFA...

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Inzamam says Fawad Alam outstanding, but others selected are at top

LAHORE: Pakistan  chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has finally broken the ice over the exclusion of left-handed batsman Fawad Alam that led nationwide disappointment, insisting that he has seen better players in the last three years. Despite scoring heavy runs in domestic cricket this season, and having a decent first-class average of 55, left-handed batsman Fawad Alam was overlooked  by the chief...

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Younis Khan slams NCA for mistreatment

Web Desk: Legendary batsmen Younis Khan lashes out at National Cricket Academy (NCA) for not providing a room to stay in. In a video message Khan revealed that he received an email to attend the coaching course, but when he arrived at the NCA there was no room for him. “I have arrived here in Lahore at the National Cricket...

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