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Egypt’s Youssef Ibrahim crowned CNS International Squash Championship 2018

KARACHI: Final match and prize distribution ceremony of 13th Chief of the Naval Staff International Squash Championship was held at Roshan Khan Jahangir Khan Squash Complex, Karachi. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The Final match of the tournament was played between Youssef Ibrahim from Egypt and Farhan Mehboob of Pakistan....

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Mayweather’s exhibition vs. Japanese kickboxer back on with ‘no kicking’ clause

Floyd Mayweather's match against a Japanese kickboxer is once again on for New Year's Eve as an exhibition fight with knockouts allowed but likely no decision granted on a win or a loss. Nobuyuki Sakakibara, the head of Rizin Fighting Federation, which is putting on the three-round exhibition, told reporters Saturday at Tokyo's Haneda airport that “a misunderstanding” was behind...

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New Zealand 56-1 at close on second day

ABU DHABI: New Zealand, trailing by 74 runs in the first innings, were 56-1 at close on the second day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Skipper Kane Williamson was batting on 27 and with him opener Jeet Raval on 26 not out as New Zealand still trail by 18 runs with nine second innings...

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Abu Dhabi Test: New Zealand bowled out for 153

Pakistan´s spin-cum-pace attack left New Zealand in ruins at tea on the opening day of the first Test despite captain Kane Williamson´s half century in Abu Dhabi on Friday. The Kiwis were all out for 153, with Williamson´s 27th Test half century reduced to a footnote. His performance with the bat had lifted New Zealand from 39-3 to 111 before...

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T20 World Cup Will Be My Last : Faf Du Plessis

BRISBANE: South African captain Faf du Plessis said on Friday the T20 World Cup in Australia in two years time will be his last. The 34-year-old, who has led his country in two World T20 campaigns, in 2014 and 2016, is keen to play a third but will then step aside. “The T20 World Cup in 2020 is something I’m...

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Abu Dhabi Test: Pakistan strikes as New Zealand looses both openers

ABU DHABI:  On Friday, Pakistan struck early to remove both New Zealand openers, after the tourists won the toss and chose to bat in the first of three Test matches at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Pacer Mohammad Abbas had Jeet Raval out cheaply for 7, and spinner Yasir Shah removed Tom Latham for 13 in the first session of...

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Djokovic through after dismantling Zverev, Cilic still in hunt

Novak Djokovic has 834 Tour match wins in his storied career but the latest, a 6-4 6-1 rout of young German Alexander Zverev at the ATP Finals on Wednesday, will not be one for his scrapbook. There were few moments to test the 02 Arena’s crowd decibel-level monitor — a new gimmick this year — but despite not feeling well,...

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Cricket Australia says country comes before IPL

Players picked in Australia´s World Cup squad won´t be allowed to take part in the final few weeks of the Indian Premier League, cricket bosses said Thursday in a bid to ensure country comes first. The lucrative IPL Twenty20 tournament usually runs from late March till mid May with the World Cup in England and Wales starting on May 30....

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MCC gives umpires greater discretion over beamers

LONDON: Umpires will have greater discretion over what constitutes a dangerous delivery from 2019, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced Wednesday. The umpires will have more flexibility over whether a beamer - a delivery aimed at the batsman´s head - is deemed to be dangerous. It marks a major rethink by the MCC, the guardians of the laws of cricket. In...

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PSL 4: Swing King Wasim Akram joins Karachi Kings as president

KARACHI: Former Skipper of Pakistan cricket team and King of swing Wasim Akram on Wednesday joined Karachi Kings as president of the team for the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). Wasim Akram was a mentor and coach of Islamabad United in the first two editions. The legendary cricketer had also served Multan Sultans. "I am proud to announce...

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Rizwan Senior named captain as Pakistan announced squad for Hockey World Cup

Web Desk: Pakistan Hockey Federation on Wednesday has announced the squad for forthcoming Hockey World Cup, scheduled in India at the end of this month. According to the Chief Selector, Islahuddin Siddiqui, Rizwan Senior will lead the team while Immad Butt will be the Vice Captain. Other squad members include; Irfan Senior, Irfan Junior, Ejaz Ahmad, Abu Bakar, Mubashar Ali,...

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‘My comments over Kashmir issue misinterpreted by Indian media,’ clarifies Shahid Afridi

Web Desk: Veteran cricketer Shahid Afridi on Wednesday has rejected the Indian media reports regarding his statement on Kashmir issue. "My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media! I'm passionate about my country and greatly value the struggles of Kashmiris. Humanity must prevail and they should get their rights", he tweeted. My comments are being misconstrued by Indian media! I'm...

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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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Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan jump career-high ODI rankings

DUBAI: Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman and spinner Shadab Khan achieved career-high rankings in the latest ICC one-day international rankings. Fakhar jumped six places to number 11 in the rankings, after his theatrics with the bat in the recently concluded ODI series against New Zealand. The 28-year-old finished the series with scores of 88 and 65. On the other hand, Shadab, who...

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Qatar mulls over offering to host World Cup teams abroad: organizer

PARIS: Qatar is considering offers from other countries to host teams during the 2022 World Cup, but no decision has been taken yet, the head of the organising committee told AFP on Monday. Iran has recently offered to host teams who will play in tiny Qatar in the World Cup which starts in just over four years time. When asked...

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Star Bangladesh cricketer Mashrafe to stand in election

DHAKA: Bangladesh´s one-day international captain Mashrafe Mortaza will stand in next month´s election, the ruling party announced Monday, after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina endorsed the superstar´s foray into politics. A photograph of 35-year-old Mashrafe, who enjoys rockstar status in cricket-mad Bangladesh, alongside Hasina ran on the front pages of many newspapers in the South Asian nation of 160 million. A...

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Man City dominate Man Utd, Liverpool win but Chelsea, Arsenal stumble

LONDON: Manchester City stormed back to the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 derby win at home to Manchester United on Sunday as Liverpool maintained their title challenge to the champions with a 2-0 victory over Fulham. Chelsea, like the top two, remain unbeaten under Maurizio Sarri but lost ground in a goalless draw at home to Everton....

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