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Warzone: India thrashes Pakistan by 9 wickets in Super 4 Asia Cup clash

Web Desk: In the all important clash, once again India thrashed Pakistan in the super four stage and made into finals of Asia cup. The arch rival India defeated green shirts by 9 wickets. Shikher Dhawan scored century for India. Pakistan, earlier batting today after  winning the toss  was restricted to 237 for 8--- courtesy to 76 crucial runs made by...

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Zimbabwe opt to bat as Pakistan eye series-clinching win

BULAWAYO: Depleted hosts Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the third one-day international today, as the tourists look to seal the five-match series. Fresh off a nine-wicket win in the second ODI, Pakistan are already 2-0 up in the series, while Zimbabwe continue to struggle with a string of defeats, first in the tri-series and then back-to-back...

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Kiwi cricket legend Hadlee faces more cancer surgery

WELLINGTON: New Zealand cricketing great Richard Hadlee will undergo a second round of surgery after cancer spread to his liver, his wife Dianne said Monday. Hadlee s family revealed last month that he had a tumour removed after being diagnosed with bowel cancer and was expected to make a full recovery after a course of chemotherapy. Dianne Hadlee provided an...

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PCB’s general body gives Najam Sethi unqualified vote of confidence

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board’s General Body has unanimously given Chairman PCB Najam Sethi unqualified vote of confidence for his tireless efforts to revive cricket in Pakistan. The Elected Presidents of the Cricketing Regions of Pakistan gave their vote of confidence at the annual general meeting (AGM) held here on Tuesday and also congratulated Najam Sethi on showing exemplary leadership...

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Sri Lanka captain banned for four ODIs, two Tests

COLOMBO: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday banned Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal and two top officials for two Tests and four one-day internationals (ODI) for breaching the spirit of the game. Coach Chandika Hathurusingha, manager Asanka Gurusinha and Chandimal refused to take to the field for two hours during the second Test against the West Indies last month...

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French fans give hero welcome to ‘Les Bleus’ World Cup champions

PARIS: Hundreds of thousands of ecstatic French fans celebrated the return of their World Cup winning football team on Monday, jumping and chanting “We Are The Champions” as their bus paraded down the Champs Elysees before a special presidential reception. “Les Bleus”, a dynamic, young team that won an open, fast-paced final 4-2 with Croatia in Moscow, appeared at the...

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PCB allocates RS916 million for domestic cricket

LAHORE: The BoG approved the PCB budget for the fiscal year 2018-19 which was presented by the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The 49th Meeting of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Governing Board (BoG) was held today at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. While reviewing previous year’s financial performance for 2017-18, the BoG noted that the PCB has very successfully...

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Zaman, Usman heroics helps Pakistan to thrash Zimbabwe in 2nd ODI

BULAWAYO: Fakhar Zaman's not out 117 runs hands Pakistan second straight win over Zimbabwe by 9 wickets in second One-Day International (ODI) of five match series, played at Bulawayo cricket stadium on Monday. Batting first the host managed to score only 194 runs courtesy Usman Shinwari's magnificent spell with figures of 4 for 36 runs in 10 overs. In response...

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Joshua to defend heavyweight titles against Povetkin

Britain's Anthony Joshua will defend his World Boxing Association, World Boxing Organization and International Boxing Federation heavyweight titles against Russia's Alexander Povetkin at London's Wembley Stadium on September 22, promoter Eddie Hearn announced Monday. Povetkin is the mandatory challenger for Joshua's WBA title and a successful bout against the Russian would give the London 2012 Olympic champion greater freedom to...

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France set for heroes’ welcome after thrilling World Cup win

Victorious France were set to return to a heroes' welcome on Monday after winning the World Cup for the second time with a rollercoaster 4-2 victory over Croatia which set off chaotic celebrations at home. Teenager Kylian Mbappe applied the coup de grace in Moscow as France, aided by an own goal and the video assistant referee, overcame determined opponents...

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Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title

LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic was back to his brutal best as he beat South African eighth seed Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 7-6(3) to win the Wimbledon men’s singles title for the fourth time on Sunday. The Serb was back roaring into the skies in triumph as he captured a 13th Grand Slam title to end a 25-month barren run...

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France crowned Football World Cup Champions

MOSCOW: France beat Croatia to become champions of FIFA world cup 2018. France scored four goals against Croatia while the runner ups could only managed to score two goals against the winning team. France and Croatia both avoided any surprises as they named unchanged line-ups for the World Cup final on Sunday, setting up a heavyweight midfield clash between N’Golo...

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Pacquiao, the Philippines hero still king of the ring at 39

Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao, who won back the welterweight world title in stunning fashion on Sunday, is idolised by tens of millions in the poverty-afflicted Philippines after rising from the streets to the pinnacle of boxing. Known to his countrymen in the Asian archipelago as "The National Fist", Pacquiao knocked out Argentine Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur to be crowned World...

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Djokovic seeks rest and calm before final against Anderson

LONDON: Novak Djokovic envies Kevin Anderson the extra night’s sleep he’ll have had before the pair meet in the men’s Wimbledon final on Sunday. Both finalists played record-breaking, energy-sapping five-set semi-finals to reach the tournament’s finale. But Anderson’s six-hour-36-minute duel with John Isner at least finished on the day it started on Friday. Djokovic’s thriller against long-time rival Rafael Nadal...

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France holds breath as football brings nation together

French fans dared to dream of a World Cup victory on Sunday as they prepared to watch the game on a sunny summer weekend after a tournament that has lifted spirits and led to a rare sense of national unity. Football fever has slowly built over the last four weeks as the country took its young national team to heart,...

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Kerber beats Williams to win 1st Wimbledon title

LONDON (AP) — Angelique Kerber was so steady, so patient, so accurate throughout the Wimbledon final. She never really gave Serena Williams much of a chance. Kerber won her first championship at the All England Club and third major overall by playing cleanly as can be and picking her spots for big shots, beating Williams 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday. “I...

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Belgium defeats England to finish third in World cup 2018

Belgium beat England in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday to ensure their best-ever finish as tournament top scorer Harry Kane admitted his side need to improve if they are to end their long trophy drought. Goals from Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard secured a deserved 2-0 victory in Saint Petersburg and meant Belgium bettered their performance at the...

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