Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sports

Who should Amir Khan fight next

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LONDON: Amir Khan’s goal for 2017 is to secure a big world title fight – but what are his chances, and who will it be against? The former world light-welterweight champion is waiting for his adviser Al Haymon to come up with a warm-up opponent for April or May. Khan ...

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PSL: McCullum chuffed by team’s fighting spirit

DUBAI: Lahore Qalandars captain Brendon McCullum was chuffed to see his team fight it out despite a measly total and said that the team spirit and camaraderie are the positives he will take from the thrilling loss to Peshawar Zalmi. After being able to muster just 59 following an impressive ...

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Players must respect the game: Sangakkara

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DUBAI: Sri Lankan Batsman and captain of Karachi Kings in Pakistan Super League (PSL), Kumar Sangakkara has called for the need of trasnparency in cricket saying there should be no room for corruption in sport. According to the details, Sangakara said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and its Anti Corruption Unit ...

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Eoin Morgan meets cancer patients

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DUBAI: Cancer patients were honored in the post-match presentation ceremony of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). English cricket team captain Eoin Morgan took selfies with them and showed his gratitude for the children. It may be recalled that Peshawar Zalmi has chosen Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre ...

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Joe Root replaces Cook as England test captain

LONDON: Joe Root said he felt “privileged, humbled and very excited” to be named England test cricket captain, replacing Alastair Cook who resigned last week after four and a half years in charge. Colin Graves, chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), said in a statement that the ...

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Mir takes five as Pakistan eases past Scotland

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COLOMBO: A five-wicket haul from Sana Mir, the Pakistan captain, helped the team finish its group B commitments in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 with a six-wicket win over Scotland. Pakistan, who had two wins from three matches going into this game on Monday (February 13) at the ...

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Bacsinszky beats wasp sting as Fed Cup hots up

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PARIS: Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky overcame being stung by a wasp to beat French rival Alize Cornet in the Fed Cup as three of the four World Group ties ended all-square on Saturday. The Swiss were 1-1 against France in Geneva while defending champions the Czech Republic also split the opening ...

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New Zealand’s Ronchi returns for South Africa series

CAPE TOWN: New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi has recovered from injury and is back in their limited-overs squads for the upcoming home series against South Africa, Black Caps selector Gavin Larsen said. New Zealand will play South Africa in a Twenty20 match at Auckland before the teams play a five-match ...

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