Thursday, 26 April 2018

Sports

England Women’s Team Win Silver in Commonwealth Games

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GOLD COAST: England’s gymnasts ensured it was two medals from as many events at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast as they won women’s team silver – a day after the men’s team won gold. The English team – Georgia-Mae Fenton, Lucy Stanhope, Alice Kinsella, Kelly Simm and Taeja ...

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Warner joins Smith and Bancroft in accepting tampering ban

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SYDNEY: David Warner said he will not be challenging his 12-month ban for ball-tampering and would strive to be a better teammate and role model. His decision, just hours before a deadline, followed a contrite Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft also accepting their sanctions on Wednesday. Warner and Smith were ...

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Won’t play in IPL even if they invite me: Shahid Afridi

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LONDON: Shahid Afridi allegedly boasted that he wouldn’t play in the Indian Premier League even if invited to play for any of its eight teams. Afridi saying that he has been enjoying his time at the PSL and the league would overtake IPL in the future. “Even if they call ...

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Afghan female powerlifters flex their muscles

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KABUL: Inside the Afghanistan Powerlifting Federation’s cramped gym, Rasheda Parhiz lies on a bench wearing a tunic over sweatpants and holding a 70-kilogram (150-pound) weighted bar above her scarf-covered head. The 40-year-old began powerlifting several years ago to help lose weight – she used to weigh 120kg and hid her ...

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British athletics great Roger Bannister dies at 88

British athlete Roger Bannister

LONDON: Record-breaking British athlete Roger Bannister, the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, has died aged 88, his family announced on Sunday. “Sir Roger Bannister, died peacefully in Oxford on 3rd March 2018, aged 88, surrounded by his family who were as loved by him, as ...

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Windies confirmed to tour Pakistan next month

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DUBAI: The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the schedule for West Indies tour of Pakistan. Najam Sethi confirmed that Windies will be touring Pakistan for the series of three T20 Internationals next month. “West Indies will be touring Pakistan in April. They will play three Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) on 1st, ...

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Hashim Amla is ‘likely’ to open for Hampshire

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HAMPSHIRE director of cricket Giles White says Hashim Amla is likely to open the batting in the Specsavers County Championship – and will help the development of homegrown batsmen Tom Alsop and Joe Weatherley. The 34 year-old, who made 0 and eight as South Africa lost the first of their four ...

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Arthur says Fielding during PSL has put Big Bash to shame

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DUBAI: Whether it’s Shahid Afridi’s acrobatic catch at the boundary or Joe Denly bringing back memories of Jonty Rhodes, this edition of the PSL has seen some fantastic fielding from teams. Pakistan and Karachi Kings coach, Mickey Arthur has also taken notice and is all praise for the effort being ...

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PSL can become second biggest T20 league: says Tamim Iqbal

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SHARJAH: Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal has showered praises on the ongoing third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He is representing the defending champions Peshawar Zalmi in the tournament. They are currently third on the points table with three wins in five matches and ...

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Level of competition in the PSL is very high, says Sangakkara

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SHARJAH: The former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara, the leading run-scorer in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL), on Sunday said that the “level of competition in the league is very high”. The former Sri Lankan skipper was talking to DawnNews in Sharjah. “Some of the best international players are ...

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