Friday, 18 January 2019

Sports

Muguruza stuns Venus to win first Wimbledon title

LONDON: Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title and shattered Venus Williams’ history bid with a majestic 7-5, 6-0 victory in Saturday’s final. Muguruza overwhelmed Williams with a supreme display of power hitting in 77 minutes on Centre Court to become only the second Spanish woman to win Wimbledon. ...

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India storm into Cup semis as New Zealand wilt

LONDON: New Zealand have crumbled for a paltry 79 against India to exit the Women’s World Cup in miserable fashion. The White Ferns’ 186-run loss in Derby leaves them fifth in the group stage while India advance to the semi-finals for the first time, where they will face Australia. The ...

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Ranatunga claims 2011 World Cup final against India was fixed

COLOMBO: Former Sri Lanka skipper Arjuna Ranatunga on Friday demanded an investigation into the country´s 2011 World Cup final defeat by India amid allegations of match fixing. Ranatunga, 53, in a video posted on his Facebook page, said he was shocked by Sri Lanka´s six-wicket defeat in the final at ...

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Federer into 11th Wimbledon final

LONDON: Seven-time champion Roger Federer reached his 11th Wimbledon final, downing 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/4), 6-4. The 35-year-old, bidding to win a record eighth title and become the oldest champion at the All England Club in the Open era, will face Croatia’s ...

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Ballance, Root counterattack for England

NOTTINGHAM: James Anderson made clinical use of a good bowling morning at Trent Bridge to collect a five-wicket haul as England took the last four South Africa wickets in only 6.2 overs for the addition of only 26 runs. Anderson demolished the tail in a spell of 4 for 4 ...

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Sarfraz joins Yorkshire county for NatWest T20 Blast

Pakistan skipper in all ODI formats Sarfraz Ahmed has opted to join Yorkshire county in England’s domestic cricket competition NatWest T20 Blast next month. Champions Trophy-triumphant captain Sarfraz, who was also handed the Test reins a week ago, has signed up to play five matches for Yorkshire Vikings in the ongoing ...

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Misbah awarded honourary MCC membership

SYDNEY: Pakistan’s most successful Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been awarded Honourary Life Membership by the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for his services to the game. Misbah was presented with the membership at Lord’s Cricket Ground during the rain-interrupted match between Afghanistan and the MCC XI earlier this week. Misbah ...

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WWE legend Goldberg to make sensational return to the ring

NEW YORK: WWE legend Goldberg has confirmed his comeback just months after seemingly retiring from wrestling. The 50-year-old appeared to call time on his illustrious career in April after a brief in-ring comeback. Goldberg returned to WWE after a 12-year absence in November and defeated UFC icon and wrestling great ...

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ICC gives epic response to Indian FB troll over Pak women team taunt

DUBAI: In a rather epic way, International Cricket Council (ICC) responded to Indian troll on Facebook over his ‘taunt’ on Pakistan women’s cricket team. The Indian troll tried to target Pakistani women’s team by urging ICC to stop inviting ‘these teams in World cup because they still do not deserve ...

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Sri Lanka under pressure ahead of Zimbabwe Test

COLOMBO: When the Zimbabweans arrived in Colombo, the talk at Maitland Place was to try out some young talents in the one off Test ahead of an hectic season. But those grand plans have been set aside as Sri Lanka named a full strength squad for the only Test that ...

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