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Afghanistan win toss, opt to bat first against Pakistan

DUBAI: Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat against Pakistan in the group four match of the Asia Cup 2018 at Abu-Dhabi Cricket Stadium here on Friday. Pakistan did three changes in team. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Muhammad Nawaz and Haris Sohail are replacing Shadab Khan, Amir and Faheem Ashraf. After defeating Bangladesh in the final match of the group...

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Ravi Shastri under fire after England series defeat

NEW DELHI: India coach Ravi Shastri has come under fire for his side's humiliating 4-1 Test series loss to England — a second consecutive away defeat for the world´s top-ranked side. The thrashing in England, following the loss in South Africa earlier this year, piles pressure on Shastri ahead of a tour to Australia in November and next year's World...

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Table Tennis player Mehak Anwar complains about not getting medical aid from PM Imran Khan

Mehak Anwar – a teenage table-tennis player from Karachi suffering from cancer has said in her video message that she hasn’t received any medical assistance for her cancer treatment from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government and PM Imran Khan. Mehak, in her video message has requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to fulfill his promise so she could recover soon. In...

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Former England skipper Paul Collingwood says good bye to all forms of cricket

Former England captain Paul Collingwood will retire from professional cricket at the end of the current season, his County Championship side Durham announced on Thursday. Collingwood, 42, became the first England captain to win a trophy at a global tournament when he guided them to the ICC World T20 in 2010. He was part of three Ashes series wins over...

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Anderson ‘not finished yet’ after breaking Test record

LONDON: James Anderson says he has no plans to hang up his boots yet after overtaking Glenn McGrath to become the most prolific fast bowler in Test history as the Australian challenged the Englishman to reach 600 wickets. Anderson went past McGrath’s tally of 563 wickets when he knocked out Mohammed Shami’s middle stump as England bowled out India for...

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Record-breaker Anderson seals England’s fifth Test win over India

James Anderson became the most successful fast bowler in Test history when he sealed England's 118-run win over India at the Oval on Tuesday. With just one wicket to fall, and Anderson needing one more to break the record of 563 he had shared with retired Australia great Glenn McGrath, the 36-year-old Lancashire paceman bowled Mohammed Shami to give England...

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PM forms task force on sports to improve performance at national, regional level

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday ordered constitution of Task Force on sports to review performance of all such bodies, analyze the efficacy and utilization of funds received from various sources and suggest administrative reforms for promoting games at national and regional levels. Chairing a meeting on Inter-Provincial Coordination Ministry here at the Prime Minister Office, Imran Khan was briefed...

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Australia include five uncapped players for Pakistan Tests

SYDNEY: Australia ushered in a fresh era Tuesday by including five uncapped players in their first Test squad since the scandal-plagued tour of South Africa this year. With the disgraced Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft all suspended for their role in the ball-tampering row that sparked one of the worst crises cricket has faced, selectors had slim pickings....

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Cook scores fairytale century in final Test of his career

LONDON: Alastair Cook marked his final Test innings with a storybook hundred as England piled on the runs against India at the Oval on Monday. England were 243 for two in their second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the fifth Test, with Cook 103 not out and Joe Root, his successor as England captain, 92 not out....

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National cricket team will donate Rs3.2m in dam fund, says Captain Sarfaraz

The National Cricket team Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed said on Monday , "We're ready for the Asia Cup and will perform our best in the forthcoming tournament." Talking to media at Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore ahead of Asia Cup, Captain said " National Team has been training hard for the tournament despite the hot weather." "The match against India is very crucial,...

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WTA chief backs Serena as row grows over US Open ‘sexism’

Serena Williams's claim that the code violations that sparked her meltdown in the US Open final were sexist stirred debate, with WTA Tour chief executive Steve Simon backing her on Sunday. Williams was handed three code violations -- and docked a point and then a game -- in her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka in the Flushing Meadows final....

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US Open champion Djokovic: ‘I owe Federer, Nadal’

Novak Djokovic was thrilled to match Pete Sampras with a 14th Grand Slam title at the US Open on Sunday, but he said it´s Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have made him the player he is. "Pete Sampras is one of the biggest legends ever to play the game," Djokovic said after earning a third US Open crown with...

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Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at US Open

NEW YORK: — Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final. On Sunday, a day after the match, the tournament referee’s office docked Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket....

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Serena Williams defends herself after Grand Slam controversy

NEW YORK:  Serena Williams said she did not know her coach was giving her instructions and had “never cheated in her life” after her hopes of winning a 24th Grand Slam title ended in extraordinary scenes at the US Open on Saturday. The American received three code violations, including a game penalty for verbal abuse, from chair umpire Carlos Ramos...

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No ‘Niswar’ but fennel seeds and clove as Afridi reacts to viral video

On Saturday, former Pakistan captain Boom Boom Shahid Afridi has rejected the impression that he was stuffing Naswar in his mouth during a ceremony at GHQ, a day after his video went viral on the social media. Asked to comment on the video, Afridi reached into his pocket to pull out a packet of what he said fennel seeds and...

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Djokovic, Del Potro in US Open final as Nadal quits with knee injury

NEW YORK: Juan Martin del Potro set up a US Open final clash against Novak Djokovic on Friday after defending champion and world number one Rafael Nadal quit his last-four clash against the giant Argentine with a knee injury. Third seed Del Potro, the champion in 2009, was 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 ahead when Nadal retired. Del Potro will now face...

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PCB invalidated ‘CEO appointment proposal’ story, says no such request made to PM

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) strongly denies the story carried today by daily English Newspaper titled ‘PM Imran turns down Mani’s proposal to appoint Majid as CEO', according to a PCB press release. "There is no truth in the story; PCB Chairman Mr. Ehsan Mani has made no request or contacted Patron-in-Chief, Prime Minister Imran Khan for the appointment...

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