Friday, 28 July 2017

Sports

PSL: Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United register crucial wins

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Kevin Pietersen led from the front with a match-winning 42-ball 88 as Quetta Gladiators beat Lahore Qalandars by 5 wickets in the Pakistan Super League on Saturday. Batting first, Lahore Qalandars had put up 200 in the stipulated overs with Jason Roy top-scoring with 51 off 27 balls. Fakhar Zaman ...

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Tahir, Amla headline South Africa’s clinical win

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CAPE TOWN: It won’t come close to making up for losing that World Cup semi-final but South Africa emerged the victors at Eden Park this time, and in convincing style. In turn it ended New Zealand’s unbeaten home season as they slumped to 107 in the chase, set back by ...

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Sharapova deserves second chance, says Becker

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MONACO: Boris Becker believes Maria Sharapova has paid her dues and deserves a second chance when she returns to tennis in April at the end of her 15-month doping ban. Sharapova, a five-times grand slam champion, failed a dope test for the drug meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open and was ...

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I would love to play in the Champions Trophy: Nehra

MUMBAI: Ashish Nehra has expressed a strong desire to make a comeback to India’s ODI team. Though he last played in the format in the 2011 World Cup, Nehra has said he retains hopes of playing fifty-over cricket for India again when they land in England in June for the ...

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Sledging? Go for it, says Australia’s Smith

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MUMBAI: Australian captain Steve Smith raised the temperature Tuesday ahead of the first Test against India, calling on his players to “go for it” with the verbal volleys and on-field aggression. India-Australia series are notoriously feisty affairs — the 2008 contest Down Under was almost called off following the infamous ...

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Root: My team will bring the joy back to English cricket

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LEEDS: It was not what Joe Root said that was so impressive when he was enthroned as England’s new Test captain on a grey afternoon at Headingley, but the clarity with which he said it. Clarity of diction stems from clarity of vision and thought. Alastair Cook was always diplomatic, ...

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Bowling will be crucial to beat India, says Warner

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SYDNEY: Star opener David Warner asserted on Wednesday that the Australian bowlers will have to be at the top of their game if the visitors are to emerge triumphant during their upcoming Test series against India. With the wickets in the subcontinent known to favour spinners, Warner felt that the ...

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Manny Pacquiao urged to fight Amir Khan in UAE

MANNY PACQUIAO is yet to decide on his next opponent, though Amir Khan emerged as the frontrunner in a poll the Filipino recently ran on Twitter. Pacquiao asked his followers who they would like him to fight next, giving the options of Kell Brook, Amir Khan, Terence Crawford or Jeff ...

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Najam Sethi hopes Lahore will still host PSL finale

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DUBAI: Najam Sethi, the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL ) chairman, is adamant that the T20 spectacle’s finale should take place in Lahore. Sethi admitted that it would be difficult to convince foreign players to come and play the PSL final in Lahore on March 5 after Monday’s blast but ...

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PSL 2017: Qalandars beat Kings in thriller

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SHARJAH: Brilliant batting by Fakhar Zaman and disciplined bowling by the bowlers helped Lahore Qalandars’ defeat Karachi Kings by 7 runs in the 8th Pakistan Super League (PSL) thrilling match at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday. Karachi’s captain Kumar Sangakkara smashed one six and eight fours to score 65 off ...

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