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World T20: Javeria Khan’s 74* helps Pakistan defeat Ireland

GUYANA: On Tuesday, Pakistan Women captain Javeria Khan’s unbeaten knock of 74 off 52 balls gave Pakistan their first win of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 in West Indies. In a must-win game for both the teams, Khan led the way as Pakistan stayed alive in the tournament with a 38-run defeat of Ireland at the Providence Stadium. Batting...

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Djokovic downs Federer to win long-sought Cincinnati crown

CINCINNATI: Novak Djokovic ended a career-long jinx as he completed a matched set of Masters 1000 titles Sunday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer in the Cincinnati final. The former world number one became the first man to win all nine of the ATP´s elite Masters 1000 events since the ATP was formed in 1990. Federer, a seven-time...

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Mitchell Johnson retires from all forms of cricket

SYDNEY: Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson said Sunday he was retiring from all forms of cricket as his body was “starting to shut down”, almost three years after he stepped down from the international game. The 36-year-old quit T20 Big Bash League (BBL) team the Perth Scorchers last month, but had not ruled out playing in the Indian Premier League...

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Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 in London derby thriller

Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 in a pulsating London Premier League derby on Saturday with defender Marcos Alonso scoring an 81st-minute winner after the Gunners had fought back from an early 2-0 deficit. Chelsea have now won both games under new manager Maurizio Sarri while Arsenal have suffered back-to-back defeats under Arsene Wenger’s successor, Unai Emery. But any result would have...

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Two Koreas march together as Asian Games burst into life

North and South Korea marched together in a stirring display of unity as the Asian Games, one of the world's biggest sports events, opened in a blaze of colour in Jakarta on Saturday. South Korean women's basketball player Lim Yung-hui and North Korean footballer Ju Kyong-chol jointly held the Korean Unification flag aloft as they led the athletes out to...

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National cricket fraternity felicitates Prime Minister Imran Khan

WEB DESK: As Imran Khan assumed the office of 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan, wishes from national cricket fraternity starts pouring in on social media. National Cricket Fraternity wishes new premier of Pakistan on his auspicious event of life. Mushtaq Ahmed , former cricketer and current bowling coach of Pakistan, tweeted a photo along with  Waqar Younis, Inzamam ul Haq and Aqib Javed...

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Imran Khan and other sports stars turned politicians

Imran Khan's anointment as Pakistan's new prime minister caps a more than two decade transformation from a World Cup winning cricket captain to a world leader. But he is not the only one to have swapped playing fields for the hustings. Here are five other sport stars who have made a similar switch: George Weah  Imran's elevation to premier is...

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Big Nas, Nasir Jamshed banned for 10 years

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has handed 10-year ban to Nasir Jamshed over breaching of five of the PCB's anti-corruption codes on Friday. The anti-corruption tribunal denounced Mr. Jamshed guilty for violating PCB's anti-corruption code of conduct under Articles 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4 and 2.4.4 during the 2017 edition of Pakistan Super League. The PCB has also barred Mr....

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Zalmi Foundation, UNICP signs ‘Partnership Agreement’ to promote SDGs

Islamabad: The Zalmi Foundation and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan signed a ‘Partnership Agreement’ to work together towards the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ceremony was held at the United Nations Information Centre in Islamabad. The agreement was signed by the Chairman, Peshawar Zalmi & Zalmi Foundation, Javed Afridi and...

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France top new-style FIFA rankings, Germany slump to 15th

ZURICH: World champions France predictably shot to the top of the FIFA rankings published on Thursday while previous leaders Germany slumped to 15th after their humiliating first round exit in Russia. The rankings were the first to be issued since France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final on July 15 and also the first since FIFA replaced its...

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Unified Korean women’s basketball team wins at Asian Games

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Three North Korean basketball players were part of a unified Korean women’s basketball team that defeated Indonesia 108-40 on Wednesday at the Asian Games. South Korean player Park Hyejin said center Ro Suk Yong, guard Jang Mi Gyong and guard Kim Hye Yon joined nine others from the South to form the unified team last month. “The...

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Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar dies at 77

Ajit Wadekar, the man who led India to their first series triumphs in England and the West Indies, died on Wednesday at the age of 77, the Press Trust of India reported. Wadekar died at a hospital in Mumbai after battling a prolonged illness, the news agency said. The former batsman, who led India to victories in England and the...

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Former football player survives Italy bridge disaster

GENOA, Italy: Former Italian soccer professional Davide Capello can only describe it as a miracle. Wearing a blue hospital gown and sitting up in bed, Capello looks physically unscathed but emotionally shattered as he describes how the road beneath his car collapsed on Tuesday, as he was driving over Genoa’s Morandi Bridge. An 80-metre-long span of the bridge gave way...

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Serena Williams beaten by Petra Kvitova in second round in Cincinnati

Serena Williams was beaten 6-3 2-6 6-3 by Petra Kvitova in a thrilling second-round match at the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday, ending the American's bid for a third title at the event. Williams looked rusty in the first set, struggling to handle the Czech's booming left-handed serve and never created a break-point opportunity. But the 23-times grand slam champion dug...

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Sri Lanka edge out South Africa by 3 wickets in only T20

COLOMBO: Spinner Lakshan Sandakan starred in Sri Lanka´s hard fought three-wicket win over South Africa in the only Twenty20 international after bowling out the visitors for their lowest total in the game´s shortest format. Electing to bat in the only T20 match of the tour, South Africa were bowled out for 98, a total the hosts surpassed with four overs...

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Nowshera Zalmi Greens crowned Zalmi Azadi Cup 2018

The Zalmi Azadi Cup 2018 ended today with Nowshera Zalmi Greens being crowned the champions. They won the match by 7 wickets. Khyber Zalmi greens were put to bat first and they scored 151 runs and were all out. Rehan Afridi scored 40 runs and was the top scorer. Umar Alam took 3 wickets. In reply, Nowshera Zalmi Greens chased...

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Stokes punished enough, says Vaughan as former gets clearance from affray charges

London -England all-rounder Ben Stokes should be welcomed back into the Test team after being cleared of affray on Tuesday, said former national captain Michael Vaughan. Vaughan, who has forged a successful career as a pundit since retiring from the crease, said the 27-year-old New Zealand-born star had been punished enough over the 11 months since a late night excursion...

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