Monday, 23 April 2018

Sports

Amir Khan KOs Phil Lo Greco in 39 Seconds

AMIR KHAN BOXER

LONDON: Amir Khan made a blistering return to the ring by beating Phil Lo Greco by stopping his opponent inside 39 seconds at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. The 31-year-old had not fought for two years, since being beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Las Vegas in May 2016, and he made ...

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IPL: CSK Beat SunRisers Hyderabad In A Thriller

IPL T20 -  Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Chennai Super Kings held firm in the end to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Source: PTI) CHENNAI: Dwayne Bravo consistently bowled in the block hole in a tense finish as Chennai Super Kings prevailed over a weakened Sunrisers Hyderabad by four runs to consolidate their position at the top of the order ...

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US gymnastics coaching duo says doctor’s sex abuse surprised them

Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, sits in the courtroom during his sentencing hearing in the Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Michigan, U.S., February 2, 2018. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

(Photo: Reuters/Rebecca Cook) NEW YORK: The coaching couple who helped turn the U.S. women’s gymnastics team into a global powerhouse said in a TV interview aired on Friday that they knew nothing about the alleged sexual assaults by team doctor Larry Nassar at their training camp. Nassar is serving a ...

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Shane Warne slams Cricket Australia

Shane Warne

File Photo SYDNEY: Former Australia spinner Shane Warne criticised Cricket Australia, saying that “greed” is the main reason behind the board’s decision to expand the Big Bash League next summer. An extended Big Bash League (BBL) – with an increase in fixtures from 35 to 43 – is set to ...

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Samit Patel says Ajmal had ‘positive effect’ on my bowling

Samit Patel

LONDON: England left-arm spinner Samit Patel has heaped praise on former Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for helping him improve the ‘technical and mental aspects’ of his bowling during the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Patel, who was representing eventual winners Islamabad United in PSL3, believes said Ajmal ...

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Sarfraz has high hopes for young Pakistan in England

Sarfaraz-Ahmed

LONDON: Pakistan cricket captain Sarfraz Ahmed said Saturday he had high hopes for his young and inexperienced side on their tough twin tours of Ireland and England starting this month. The 16-member squad fly early Monday and after two side games against county teams in England will play a one-off ...

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IPL players will soon earn $1m per match

Lalit Modi

LONDON: Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi believes there will come a time when players will earn $1 million dollars per game while warning that the traditional programme of matches between countries “will disappear”. A Twenty20 domestic franchise competition launched a decade ago, which has spawned a host of imitators ...

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Afridi, Malik and Perera to play for World XI at Lord’s

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LONDON: Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera will be part of the World XI in the T20 International against West Indies to be played at Lord’s on May 31, the ICC announced today. The match is being staged to raise funds to rebuild and restore five major cricket venues ...

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Police crack down on IPL betting racket

Mitchell Johnson of the Mumbai Indians celebrates the wicket of Rising Pune Supergiant captain Steven Smith  in the last over during the final of the Vivo 2017 Indian Premier League between the Rising Pune Supergiant and the Mumbai Indians held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, India on the 21st May 2017

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MUMBAI: Indian police have arrested three men suspected of placing illegal bets on Indian Premier League matches, as authorities crack down on gambling rackets that emerge around the billion-dollar franchise every year. The suspects are accused of running an online betting syndicate from a residence in New Delhi. Nearly all ...

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Ben Stokes aims to restore England’s Test luster

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LONDON: Ben Stokes is desperate to inspire England back to the pinnacle of Test cricket, saying the team has “slacked off” in the past two years, slipping to fifth in the world rankings. The 26-year-old all-rounder returned to international cricket in February against New Zealand but could not prevent a ...

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