Australia scramble to victory in final ODI against Proteas


SYDNEY: Australia scrambled over the line for a two-wicket victory in the fifth one-day international against South Africa on Sunday to move back to the top of the world rankings less than three months before the World Cup. What looked like being a ...


Batsman Maqsood out of New Zealand ODIs, T20s due to injury

LAHORE: Pakistan batsman Sohaib Maqsood has been ruled out of contention for the limited-overs ...

Pakistan and New Zealand players progress after Dubai drawn Test

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KARACHI: Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers have continued to progress in the International ...


Vintage Federer seals first Davis Cup for Switzerland

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LILLE: Roger Federer produced a vintage performance to crush Richard Gasquet 6-4 6-2 6-2 and seal Switzerland’s maiden Davis Cup title with a 3-1 win over hosts France on Sunday. The 17-times grand slam champion shook off back problems during the weekend and recovered from Friday’s ...

Anamul, Arafat shine as Bangladesh sink Zimbabwe

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CHITTAGONG: Opening batsmen Anamul Haque and Tamim Iqbal each struck a half-century to set up an easy 68-run win for Bangladesh in the second one-day international against Zimbabwe here on Sunday. Anamul made 80 off 110 balls while Tamim cracked 76 off 98 balls as Bangladesh posted 251-7 before ...

Pacquiao beats Algieri to retain WBO welterweight title

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MACAU: Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao comprehensively dismantled American Chris Algieri to retain his World Boxing Organization welterweight title at the Cotai Arena in Macau on Sunday. Pacquiao dropped Algieri to the canvas six times during the 12-round contest in the southern Chinese city to ...

Ice man Stenson overcomes nerves to retain Dubai title

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DUBAI: Defending champion Henrik Stenson retained the $8 million DP World Tour Championship on Sunday, carding a final-round 70 to finish two shots clear and cement his status as Europe’s number two golfer. Overnight leaders Stenson and Rafael Cabrera-Bello started the day on 14-under, three ...

Sumo: Mongolian Hakuho ties record in ancient Japanese sport

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TOKYO: Mongolian Hakuho tied sumo legend Taiho’s record of 32 Emperor’s Cup wins on Sunday to send shockwaves through Japan’s ancient sport. The 29-year-old grand champion matched the haul of the man widely regarded as the greatest “yokozuna” of the post-war era by ...

Scott denied by masterful bunker shot in Melbourne

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MELBOURNE: Nick Cullen nervelessly struck a sublime bunker shot for a tap-in par putt on the last hole to win the Australian Masters by a stroke in Melbourne and frustrate Adam Scott’s bid for a hat-trick of titles on Sunday. Clinging to a one-stroke lead on the 18th, Cullen’s approach ...

Hamilton takes second Formula One title in style

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ABU DHABI: Lewis Hamilton joined the elite ranks of double Formula One world champions on Sunday after a nerve-racking drive to victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. In a floodlit race overshadowed by the ever-present specter of mechanical failure after the Briton’s Mercedes team ...

Saeed Ajmal happy with progress on his action remedial work, targets World Cup return

LAHORE: Saeed Ajmal is pleased with the progress he has made with the remedial work on his bowling action, and has said he is targeting the 2015 World Cup for his international comeback. Ajmal recently underwent unofficial tests on his bowling action at the ICC-accredited testing centre in ...

Hamza wins 31st Governor’s Cup Golf Championship

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LAHORE: The 31st Governor’s Cup Golf Tournament concluded successfully at the par-72, Lahore Gymkhana Club Golf Course here on Sunday, and the glorious one of the tournament turned out to be Hamza Mansoor of Lahore Gymkhana. He played superbly on the last day and successfully warded off all ...

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