Thursday, 26 April 2018

Sports

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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Brit Asian Rahat Ali vows to train Pakistani youth

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LONDON: UK based Pakistani professional athlete and fitness trainer Rahat Ali Shah has said that he needs Pakistan government’s support and patronage to train Pakistani youth for international fitness events. In an interview, Shah said that he is registered with United Kingdom Bodybuilding Fitness Federation (UKBFF) and has achieved a ...

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Nic Pothas quits as Sri Lanka fielding coach

Nic Pothas

COLOMBO: South African Nic Pothas has ended his coaching contract with Sri Lanka to spend time with his young family, the island nation’s cricket board said on Tuesday. The 44-year-old joined Sri Lanka in 2016 as fielding coach but was unexpectedly elevated to the top job after Graham Ford’s abrupt ...

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I’m at the peak of my career, says Amir Khan

Amir Khan and Phil Lo Greco have had an entertaining build-up (Picture: Getty Images)

Amir Khan and Phil Lo Greco have had an entertaining build-up (Picture: Getty Images) MANCHESTER: BRIT boxing champ Amir Khan insists that he’s at the peak of his career at age 31 as he prepares for what is supposed to be a tune-up this Saturday night on April 21 against ...

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IPL: Kings XI Punjab defeated Chennai by 4 runs

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Chris Gayle – AFP Kings XI Punjab defeated Chennai Super Kings by 4 runs in yet another nail-biter match in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2018). Chasing a mammoth total of 198, CSK kept losing wickets at regular intervals, but in the end captain Dhoni (79 runs off 44 balls) ...

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Indian wrestler in Commonwealth Games bite row

Sumit Malik

GOLD COAST: Indian wrestler Sumit Malik won Commonwealth Games gold in the men’s 125kg freestyle class on Saturday but caused a stew by biting an opponent. Bushy-bearded Canadian Korey Jarvis accused Sumit of biting him during their round-robin bout on the Gold Coast. The Indian made no attempt to deny it, cheekily passing ...

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Shahzad fined, asked to relocate to Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad

KABUL: Two weeks after his Man-of-the-Match performance in the final of the World Cup Qualifier, Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad has been asked by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) to reside permanently in Afghanistan or risk having his contract terminated. Shahzad currently resides in Peshawar, Pakistan. He has also been fined AFN 300,000 (USD 4000 approx.) ...

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Incredible year for my daughter, says Anya Shrubsole’s dad

England’s woman cricketer Anya Shrubsole

LONDON: England’s woman cricketer Anya Shrubsole’s father Ian is over the moon. Her right-arm medium pacer daughter is not only one of the Wisden’s five cricketers of the year, but also on the cover page of the 2018 edition of cricket’s Bible. Speaking exclusively, he says, “it has been an ...

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Pakistan announce squad for Ireland, England Tests

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LONDON: Batsmen Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Usman Salahuddin and Saad Ali received maiden call-ups in a 16-man Test squad for Pakistan’s tour to Ireland and England named by chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq on Sunday, with no place – as expected – for fast bowler Wahab Riaz. It is a squad that contains a notably large batting contingent, with ...

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Commonwealth Games: Marathon collapse sours final day

Marathon collapse sours final day

GOLD COAST: A marathon runner’s dramatic collapse struck a sour note on the last day of the Commonwealth Games on April 15 as hosts Australia finished runaway winners on the medals table with 80 golds. Organizers defended the medical response but criticized bystanders for snapping pictures of a stricken Callum ...

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