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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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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Australia complete England’s Ashes misery with innings victory

Australia complete England’s Ashes misery with innings victory

SYDNEY: Australia romped to an innings and 123-run victory over England after dismissing the tourists for 180 on the final day of the fifth Test on Monday to complete a 4-0 Ashes triumph that fell short of a whitewash but was little less emphatic. England captain Joe Root raced from...

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Arsenal knocked out of FA Cup by Nottingham Forest

Arsenal knocked out of FA Cup by Nottingham Forest

LONDON:  FA Cup holders Arsenal were sensationally dumped out of the competition by Nottingham Forest on Sunday, joining Leeds United as big-name casualties on a day of shocks. Elsewhere, West Ham stayed alive with a goalless draw at Shrewsbury and Tottenham scored three goals in eight second-half minutes to see off...

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4 cricketers arrested in India-held Kashmir for playing Pakistani national anthem before match

4 cricketers arrested in India-held Kashmir for playing Pakistani national anthem before match

Police in India-held Kashmir on Sunday arrested four cricketers for playing the Pakistani national anthem before the start of a cricket match in Bandipora district, Times of India reported. The two teams that participated in the cricket match on January 4 were booked and four players were arrested for honouring...

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Lack of local heroes makes PSL franchises look strangers

Lack of local heroes makes PSL franchises look strangers

LAHORE: Almost all six Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises aren’t in a mood to give maximum representation to players belonging to their respective cities. And apart from a few, the 20-22 inductees in each franchise are mostly cricketers from other regions/cities plus the mandatory quota of overseas stars. For example,...

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Pakistan reserves the right to pull out of Asia Cup next year, Sethi warns BCCI

Pakistan reserves the right to pull out of Asia Cup next year, Sethi warns BCCI

LAHORE: India’s objection over Pakistan hosting the 2018 Emerging Teams Asia Cup might force the latter to exercise its ‘right’ to pull out of the Asia Cup which will be staged in India in September next year, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi warned on Tuesday. Representatives from India...

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England bowlers also need to bat better: Hazlewood

England bowlers also need to bat better: Hazlewood

MELBOURNE: Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has piled more pressure on England’s beleaguered bowling attack ahead of the Boxing Day Ashes Test, telling them they are not doing a good enough job with the bat either. England’s bowlers, particularly James Anderson and Stuart Broad, have struggled on the tour, with...

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Pacer Beaton reported for suspect action

Pacer Beaton reported for suspect action

WELLINGTON: West Indies right-arm fast bowler Ronsford Beaton will undergo testing for a possible illegal bowling action after being reported by match officials in New Zealand. Beaton was reported after the second ODI between West Indies and New Zealand in Christchurch on Saturday, the 25-year-old’s second ODI. In a statement...

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Pulling her own weight

Pulling her own weight

RABIA Shahzad’s mother knows which of her children to call out to when she needs help with lifting heavy stuff. So there she is, her 19-year-old daughter, carrying heavy boxes or 19-litre bottles full of drinking water up the stairs. It may seem like a thankless job except that when...

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Curran to make Test debut at MCG

Curran to make Test debut at MCG

MELBOURNE: Young paceman Tom Curran will make his Test debut in England’s only change for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia starting in Melbourne on Tuesday. The Surrey 22-year-old fast bowler replaces injured Craig Overton, who succumbed to a rib injury when the tourists relinquished the Ashes to the Australians...

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Jansher questions PNSA after dismal performances by local players

Jansher questions PNSA after dismal performances by local players

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan squash great Jansher Khan questioned the country’s national academy’s contribution as he heavily criticised the poor performances of local players in the recently concluded Pakistan Open and CAS International Women Championship. No Pakistani players made it to the quarter-final stage of the Pakistan Open with top-ranked Farhan Mehboob...

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Dhawan, spinners lead India to series-clinching ODI win over Sri Lanka

Dhawan, spinners lead India to series-clinching ODI win over Sri Lanka

Opener Shikhar Dhawan’s bursting century and a conclusive spell by their wrist spinners fueled India to an arrangement securing eight-wicket prevail upon Sri Lanka in the third one-day worldwide on Sunday. Pursuing 216 for triumph, India rode on a 135-run organization between Dhawan (100 not out) and Shreyas Iyer (65)...

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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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NHL’s Ovechkin, Kuznetsov support Russian athletes

NHL’s Ovechkin, Kuznetsov support Russian athletes

Russian Washington Capitals players Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov will support any of their countrymen who chose compete at the Winter Olympics despite an IOC decision banning Russia from the Games, they said on Wednesday. The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday announced it would bar the Russian team from February’s...

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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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Beyonce presents Colin Kaepernick with Muhammad Ali Award

Beyonce presents Colin Kaepernick with Muhammad Ali Award

Colin Kaepernick accepted Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from Beyonce on Tuesday night and promised that “with or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people.” Beyonce thanked Kaepernick for his “personal sacrifice,” and 2016 Ali Award winner Kareem Abdul-Jabbar called Kaepernick a “worthy recipient”...

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Haye’s rematch with Bellew to take place in May

Haye’s rematch with Bellew to take place in May

The postponed rematch between former heavyweight world champion David Haye and fellow Briton Tony Bellew has been scheduled for May 5 at the O2 Arena in London, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. Bellew beat Haye after an exciting 11-round session in Spring and their rematch was planned for Dec. 17...

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Rahane fails again as India build on lead

Rahane fails again as India build on lead

DELHI: Ajinkya Rahane has missed another opportunity to spend time at the wicket as he fell cheaply on Day four as India swelled their lead before lunch. Rahane has had a poor run in this series, scoring only 17 runs in five innings. This series was supposed to be the preparation...

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Sports That Burn Most Calories

Sports That Burn Most Calories

Sports are a great way to get in some exercise. And while burning calories isn’t the only measure of an exercise’s value, the number can tell you something about how hard you’re working your body.

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Best Clutch Moments in Sports

Best Clutch Moments in Sports

A walk-off home run, a Hail Mary, a short-handed goal, a buzzer-beating shot. If we were to ask Michael Jordan, he’d call it being in the zone.

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Bahria Sports Complex

Bahria Sports Complex

Updates of Bahria Sports City, A dream address for all sports enthusiast and those seeking a healthier and active lifestyle in the heart of Bahria Town Karachi

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Can India win in Sri Lanka?

Can India win in Sri Lanka?

Mr Predictor’s views about India-Sri Lanka Series Women’s Ashes Test.

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10 Most Stylish Female Athletes of All Time

10 Most Stylish Female Athletes of All Time

10 Most Stylish Female Athletes of All Time : Females add more glamour to sports. Women around the world also get inspiration from sportswomen. Here is our …

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