Ben Stokes to delay New Zealand arrival to attend court hearing

Ben Stokes to delay New Zealand arrival to attend court hearing

Ben Stokes was charged last week after a lengthy investigation into an incident outside a Bristol nightclub last September. Suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes is to delay his arrival for the country’s tour of New Zealand in order to attend his first court hearing into a charge of affray. The...

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Australian Open: Britain’s Kyle Edmund beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach semis

Australian Open: Britain’s Kyle Edmund beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach semis

Britain’s Kyle Edmund bludgeoned his way past third seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The unseeded 23-year-old, playing in his first grand slam quarter-final, showed no nerves as he blazed away with his fearsome forehand to subdue...

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Australian Open Live, Day 9: Grigor Dimitrov goes down to Kyle Edmund; Elise Mertens stuns Elina Svitolina

Australian Open Live, Day 9: Grigor Dimitrov goes down to Kyle Edmund; Elise Mertens stuns Elina Svitolina

Australian Open Live, Day 9: Stay tuned for live scores and updates from Melbourne Park at the Australian Open on Day 9. Australian Open has already seen its share of scintillating matches and it reached prime level on Monday. On the third quarter filled with Alexander Zverev, Stan Wawrinka and...

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Australian Open 2018: Elise Mertens stuns Elina Svitolina to reach Melbourne semis

Australian Open 2018: Elise Mertens stuns Elina Svitolina to reach Melbourne semis

World number 37 Elise Mertens beat fourth seed Elina Svitolina and her first grand slam semi-final in 73 minutes. Elise Mertens produced another huge upset in a tournament littered with them when she thrashed fourth seed Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open at the...

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Don’t know if Virat Kohli is a long-term captaincy option for India, says Graeme Smith

Don’t know if Virat Kohli is a long-term captaincy option for India, says Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith said Virat Kohli will have consider how his reactions to certain situations affect the players around him. Former South African captain Graeme Smith raised questions on whether Virat Kohli is a long-term captaincy option for India. “I don’t know, when I look at him, if he is a long-term captaincy...

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Russian athletes challenge doping ban at CAS

Russian athletes challenge doping ban at CAS

GENEVA: Dozens of Russian athletes banned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for life over doping began an appeal against their suspension on Monday at the world’s top sports court. The week-long hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) includes appeals from 39 Russians who competed at the...

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‘PSF is providing best, equal opportunities to all players’

‘PSF is providing best, equal opportunities to all players’

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) has been providing equal and best opportunities to all players and it is upto the players to work hard and win the titles. This was stated by PSF secretary Tahir Sultan, who was talking to Dawn in response to allegation levelled by country’s top...

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Aaqib questions Pakistan’s rotation policy on NZ tour

Aaqib questions Pakistan’s rotation policy on NZ tour

LAHORE: Former Test fast bowler Aaqib Javed has questioned the strategy adopted by captain Sarfraz Ahmed and head coach Mickey Arthur during Pakistan team’s ongoing New Zealand tour where the visitors have been simply outclassed. Pakistan suffered a humiliating 0-5 clean-sweep by New Zealand in the five-match ODI series before...

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New Zealand win 1st T20 against Pakistan

New Zealand win 1st T20 against Pakistan

Pakistan´s batting woes continued Monday in the first Twenty20 in Wellington as New Zealand beat the tourists by seven wickets to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. New Zealand chased down 106 with seven wickets in hand and 25 balls remaining, driven by a power batting show by Colin...

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Pakistan set 106 target against dominant New Zealand in first T20I

Pakistan set 106 target against dominant New Zealand in first T20I

WELLINGTON: The Pakistani batsmen crumbled again in first T20 International against New Zealand at Westpac stadium in Wallington to leave their team put a total of 105 on board with 2 balls remaining,  after a humiliating 5-0 clean sweep in the ODI series earlier. Winning the toss, the Black Caps...

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The striking reaction of Cristiano Ronaldo after receiving a blow to the face

The striking reaction of Cristiano Ronaldo after receiving a blow to the face

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo broke his goal drought in his performance this Sunday. But it was not his entry that made the headlines. After suffering an injury, he borrowed a doctor’s mobile phone to check the wound on his face with the camera . While the commentators laughed, declaring that they had now “seen it...

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New Zealand beat Pakistan by 15 runs to seal series sweep

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 15 runs to seal series sweep

New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 15 runs in the fifth One Day International in Wellington on Friday to complete a rare series whitewash over the tourists. Set a target of 272, Pakistan were all out for 256 with one over remaining. It is only the third time Pakistan have been...

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Nadal dominant on a day of close calls

Nadal dominant on a day of close calls

MELBOURNE: World number one Rafael Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round to keep his Grand Slam title hunt on track on Wednesday, as Caroline Wozniacki and Grigor Dimitrov pulled off great escapes to stay in contention. Top seed Nadal beat Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) and...

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NZ, SA reach Super League stage; WI dethroned

NZ, SA reach Super League stage; WI dethroned

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand, South Africa and Afghanistan became the first teams on Wednesday to qualify for the Super League round of the ICC Under-19 World Cup, while West Indies lost their title they won in 2016 after suffering a second straight league-round defeat. New Zealand openers Jakob Bhula and Rachin...

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Brazil great Ronaldinho retires from football

Brazil great Ronaldinho retires from football

SAO PAULO: Ronaldinho, “the ever-smiling magician” of Barcelona, as described by his former club, has ended his professional career. Roberto Assis, the brother and agent of the 2005 Ballon d’Or winner, announced on Tuesday that the 37-year-old wants to play a series of farewell matches from August and then focus...

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Iheanacho’s brace helps Leicester through to FA Cup fourth round

Iheanacho’s brace helps Leicester through to FA Cup fourth round

Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho scored the first goal in English football to be awarded using the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) as they reached the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 replay victory over third-tier Fleetwood Town on Tuesday. Iheanacho, who had put the hosts ahead in the first half,...

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Flintoff eyes England coaching role in 2019

Flintoff eyes England coaching role in 2019

LONDON: Andrew Flintoff has revealed he could consider applying to become England coach when the job is open next year. Trevor Bayliss has announced his intention to step down after the 2019 Ashes series and former England all-rounder Flintoff is pondering a bid to take over. Rain frustrates England in...

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Simone Biles: Larry Nassar abused me, says four-time Olympic champion

Simone Biles: Larry Nassar abused me, says four-time Olympic champion

Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. In an emotional statement, Biles, a star of the Rio Games, said she would not let Nassar “steal my love and joy”. Nassar was jailed for 60 years for possessing child...

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NZ steady in chase after Sarfraz, Hafeez lift Pakistan to 262

NZ steady in chase after Sarfraz, Hafeez lift Pakistan to 262

HAMILTON: Openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro saw New Zealand off to a steady start after skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and veteran batsman Mohammad Hafeez steered Pakistan to a respectable total of 262 in the fourth ODI at Hamilton on Tuesday. Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail – in for out-of-form Azhar Ali...

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Kohli stands defiant after India’s top order fails

Kohli stands defiant after India’s top order fails

CENTURION: Indian captain Virat Kohli stood firm against a relentless South African bowling attack on an attritional second day of the second Test at SuperSport Park on Sunday. Kohli made 85 not out as India reached 183 for five at the close in reply to South Africa’s first-innings total of...

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PHF plans three-nation tournament to prepare for packed 2018

PHF plans three-nation tournament to prepare for packed 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) plans to kick-off 2018 with hosting a three-nation tournament in Oman next month to prepare the national side for this year’s packed up calendar which is set to witness the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Champions Trophy and the World Cup. PHF secretary Shahbaz Senior...

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Pakistan thump Australia to reach Blind World Cup semis

Pakistan thump Australia to reach Blind World Cup semis

AJMAN: Pakistan created history in the Blind Cricket World Cup here on Sunday when they posted the highest ever total of 563 in all international cricket for blind while batting against Australia and then crushed the opposition by a massive margin of 394 runs to enter the semi-finals of the...

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Inzamam disappointed over ODI series defeat in NZ

Inzamam disappointed over ODI series defeat in NZ

KARACHI: Chairman of PCB’s national selection committee Inzamam-ul-Haq on Sunday expressed his disappointment at Pakistan’s failure to match New Zealand in the ongoing One-day International series. Talking to reporters a day after New Zealand had routed Sarfraz Ahmed’s tourists by 183 runs in Dunedin to take a 3-0 unassailable lead...

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New Zealand grab 8-wicket win in second rain-hit ODI against Pakistan

New Zealand grab 8-wicket win in second rain-hit ODI against Pakistan

Martin Guptill belted New Zealand to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in a rain-shortened second one-day international in Nelson on Tuesday. Guptill blasted 55 off 31 balls after the rain break to be unbeaten on 86 as New Zealand reached their revised target of 151 in 25 overs with seven...

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Under-fire Bayliss to step down after 2019 Ashes

Under-fire Bayliss to step down after 2019 Ashes

SYDNEY: England coach Trevor Bayliss will step down after the next Ashes series in 2019, he announced on Tuesday as the media slammed him over the 4-0 Test thrashing in Australia. Bayliss, who was appointed in 2015 to succeed the sacked Peter Moores, said it would be time for a...

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Nadal loses first match of the year in Melbourne

Nadal loses first match of the year in Melbourne

MELBOURNE: World number one Rafael Nadal lost his first match of the year 6-4, 7-5 to Richard Gasquet at the Kooyong Classic on Tuesday, but said he was happy after his troublesome knee held up “fine”. Nadal’s knee injury hampered the end of his 2017 season and forced him to...

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England cannot hide truth of Aussie hammering, says Boycott

England cannot hide truth of Aussie hammering, says Boycott

LONDON: Batting great Geoffrey Boycott labelled England ‘false’ for attempting to play down the gulf in class with Australia as a post-mortem began following their chastening 4-0 Ashes defeat. The home side ruthlessly finished off England in Sydney on Monday to record their fourth comprehensive win of a one-sided series...

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Sharapova forced to dig deep by Riske, Ostapenko loses

Sharapova forced to dig deep by Riske, Ostapenko loses

SHENZHEN: Maria Sharapova was made to work hard for a victory at the Shenzhen Open, coming from behind to beat unseeded American Alison Riske 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round on Tuesday. The five-time Grand Slam champion fired 34 winners and saved seven out of 10 break points to...

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Pakistani cricketers stranded in Uganda after sponsors desert league

Pakistani cricketers stranded in Uganda after sponsors desert league

KARACHI: Several Pakistani cricketers were left stranded in Kampala, Uganda, after sponsors pulled out of a deal with the T20 event in which the players were due to participate. The league, Afro T20 Cup, which was delayed earlier for a few days, was ultimately cancelled after sponsors decided to pull...

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Gymnast Maroney says in court filing she was forced to sign agreement

Gymnast Maroney says in court filing she was forced to sign agreement

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney sued USA Gymnastics (USAG) on Wednesday alleging that the organization forced her to sign a non-disclosure agreement about sexual abuse she endured from former national team doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit, filed by attorney John Manly in the Los Angeles Superior Court, a copy of...

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Panthers owner to sell team amid misconduct allegations

Panthers owner to sell team amid misconduct allegations

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced on Sunday he will sell the team, hours after the National Football League said it had taken over an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by the owner. “I believe that it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership,” Richardson said...

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People hope ‘I break my neck’ after Trump comments: Vonn

People hope ‘I break my neck’ after Trump comments: Vonn

Social media users have told American skier Lindsey Vonn they hoped she broke her neck after the Olympic champion made comments they deemed to be critical of U.S. President Donald Trump, she said on Tuesday.  The 33-year-old said in an interview last week that she wanted to “represent the people...

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Atletico Madrid out of Champions League after draw at Chelsea

Atletico Madrid out of Champions League after draw at Chelsea

Chelsea surrendered the top spot in the Champions League Group C when they drew 1-1 at home against Spain’s Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Chelsea, who had already secured their place in the knockout phase, finished second in the group behind Italy’s AS Roma, while Atletico, finalists in 2014 and 2016,...

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Kohli Equals Brian Lara’s Double Century Record In Nagpur Victory

Kohli Equals Brian Lara’s Double Century Record In Nagpur Victory

New Delhi: Skipper Virat Kohli put on a man of the match performance in the second Sri Lanka Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur, as his double ton on the third day of the match guided the hosts to a mammoth win, on Monday. Kohli struck a...

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Cricket: Starc removes Cook but England new boys hold firm

Cricket: Starc removes Cook but England new boys hold firm

BRISBANE – Alastair Cook fell cheaply but Mark Stoneman and James Vince showed impressive defiance in their Ashes debuts to steer England to 59 for one at lunch on the first day of the series-opening test in Brisbane on Thursday. Opener Stoneman and number three Vince had built a 57-run...

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Tennis: France’s strength in depth gives them the edge against Coffin’s Belgium

Tennis: France’s strength in depth gives them the edge against Coffin’s Belgium

PARIS- France’s strength in depth makes them the favorites for this week’s Davis Cup final against Belgium, who will need David Goff in to be at his very best to stand a chance in the three-day showdown in Lille.   Belgium, seeking their first title, will be led by world...

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Power Hitting Faisalabad Trio Convey Knockout Punch To Pindi

Power Hitting Faisalabad Trio Convey Knockout Punch To Pindi

  On a day of odd happenings in the Brighto Paints presents Cool and Cool National T20 Cup on Tuesday, Faisalabad organized a quick assault upon Rawalpindi knocking down some pins to finish a surprising pursue a couple of hours after a swarm of honey bees had held up play...

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Cricket: Maxwell called in as cover for injury doubt Warner

Cricket: Maxwell called in as cover for injury doubt Warner

BRISBANE – Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has flown to Brisbane as cover for David Warner if the opening batsman is unable to shake off a neck strain in time for the Ashes opener against England in Brisbane on Thursday. Vice-captain Warner remains a doubt after hurting his neck when going...

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U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Douglas Says Doctor Sexually Abused Her

U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Douglas Says Doctor Sexually Abused Her

  Three-times Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas said on Tuesday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doctor of misconduct. Douglas, who a week ago was censured for setting a portion of the onus...

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Kohli slams 50th ton as Sri Lanka hang on for draw

Kohli slams 50th ton as Sri Lanka hang on for draw

KOLKATA: Skipper Virat Kohli scored his 50th international century on Monday as India gave Sri Lanka a major scare before the first Test ended in a nerve-racking draw. Sri Lanka were reduced to 75-7 — with paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar taking four wickets — as they chased 231 for victory. Under...

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The most vulnerable body parts when you play soccer

The most vulnerable body parts when you play soccer

Those occasional soccer games with friends or with colleagues in the office are for spreading and doing some exercise. However, they also have a competitive side. We can be a little past kilos, up in years or lack of sleep for the party on Friday night, but we always want to show...

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Russia 2018: Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 and qualify for a World Cup after 36 years

Russia 2018: Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 and qualify for a World Cup after 36 years

The tears of Jefferson Farfán and Christian Cueva give an idea of how long the wait was. After 36 years, the Peruvian team will play a World Cup. The Blanquirroja returns to the maximum soccer appointment after winning this Wednesday 2-0 to New Zealand in repechaje. With that result he...

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Russia 2018: Italy is out of the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after falling in the playoff against Sweden

Russia 2018: Italy is out of the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after falling in the playoff against Sweden

Football will have a World Cup without Italy next year. Russia 2018 will be the first World Cup without the azzurra since 1958. The four-time world champion lost Monday to Sweden on the ticket to Russia 2018 after falling 1-0 on aggregate. As already anticipated, almost all the meeting at the San Siro stadium...

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Pakistan Super League 2018 Auction: Who went where

Pakistan Super League 2018 Auction: Who went where

Pakistan Super League is heading towards its third edition and squads for the six teams were announced as the PSL Draft was held on Sunday. PSL’s first edition came in the year 2015 which included five teams in the tournament. The teams Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings...

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Sharjeel to challenge appeal dismissal

Sharjeel to challenge appeal dismissal

LAHORE: Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan’s lawyer said on Thursday they would challenge the dismissal of his appeal against a ban imposed by a tribunal in a higher court. Sharjeel, 28, was banned for five years, two-and-a-half of them suspended, in August following an investigation by a three-member Pakistan Cricket Board...

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Four-Nation Hockey Tournament: Japan beats Pakistan by 3-1

Four-Nation Hockey Tournament: Japan beats Pakistan by 3-1

Team Pakistan failed to break its losing streak in the four-nation International Festival of Hockey, as it faced one more defeat, this time against Japan by 3-1 on Thursday. Prior to today’s match, Pakistan were ripped apart by the hosts Australia in their first match of the International Festival of...

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Smog Postpone’s West Indies Tour

Smog Postpone’s West Indies Tour

The highly anticipated tour of West Indies to Lahore has been postponed due to extreme smog in Lahore thus making the conditions to be impossible for cricket, alongwith other issues. The tour has been postponed until next year. The smog has disturbed the even domestic matches for the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam...

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Mir, Maroof lead Pakistan to maiden ODI victory against NZ

Mir, Maroof lead Pakistan to maiden ODI victory against NZ

Strong shows by former skipper Sana Mir and current captain Bismah Maroof led Pakistan to a convincing maiden victory against New Zealand women in the third ODI of ICC Women’s Championship in Sharjah on Sunday. New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first but early wickets meant the...

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Sarfraz Ahmad dismisses Dinesh Chandimal’s witchcraft claim

Sarfraz Ahmad dismisses Dinesh Chandimal’s witchcraft claim

Pakistan cricket team skipper Sarfraz Ahmad has on Friday overtly dismissed Chandimal’s witchcraft claims and termed poor batting as main cause of defeat in Sri Lanka Test series. Former captain Mohammad Yousaf also rejected Chandimal’s remarks and said there is no space for such bullshit remark in cricket. Earlier, Sri...

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1st in T-20 Ranking – Pakistani Team at its best

1st in T-20 Ranking – Pakistani Team at its best

Team Pakistan has secured first place in T-20 ranking by gaining 124 points. After India defeated New Zealand, NZ team dropped down by three points giving Pakistan the top ranking in ICC charts for the first time. During the captaincy of Sarfaraz Ahmed, Pakistan has won 12 out of 14...

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