India to pile pressure on England in fourth ODI today


EDGBASTON: It feels like only a few weeks ago that Alastair Cook was batting off questions about his form and captaincy. In fact, it was only a few weeks ago. This time, however, it seems unlikely that India will roll over to have their tummies ...


PCB chief Shaharyar to meet Misbah, Waqar today

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LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has summoned Pakistan captain Misbahul ...

Former cricketers flay Pakistan’s performance in Sri Lanka

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KARACHI: Former Pakistan cricket greats have said they fear Pakistan one-day defeat in Sri Lanka ...


Chelsea and Barcelona keep winning

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LONDON: Chelsea and Barcelona kept on winning in England and Spain while Manchester City and Real Madrid suffered shock defeats. Champions Juventus started the Italian Serie A season with a victory but Bayern Munich stumbled in the German Bundesliga to a 1-1 draw at Schalke 04. Zlatan Ibrahimovic ...

Modest, inner-city Games concept for Berlin and Hamburg

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BERLIN: Germany’s Berlin and Hamburg, eager to launch a Summer Olympics candidacy, have proposed modest, inner-city concepts for the Olympics with the country to decide in the coming months if and which city will bid for the 2024 Games. The two cities are slugging it out for the national nod ...

Chen wins World Badminton Championships title

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COPENHAGEN: China’s Chen Long edged out top seed Lee Chong Wei in a thrilling match to win the men’s final at the World Badminton Championships on Sunday, handing the Malaysian world number one his third successive defeat in a World Championship decider. World number two Chen, who had ...

Poland’s Wlodarczyk sets women’s hammer world record


BERLIN: Poland’s European hammer champion Anita Wlodarczyk set a world record of 79.58 metres at the ISTAF meeting in Berlin’s Olympic stadium on Sunday. The London 2012 Olympics silver medallist improved the world record by 16 centimetres from the 79.42 set by Germany’s Betty ...

Former Premier League player charged in match-fixing probe


LONDON: Former Premier League striker Delroy Facey has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery, officers investigating match-fixing said on Monday. Facey was arrested in November 2013 and will appear in court at Cannock in England’s West Midlands on Tuesday, the National Crime Agency ...

Henley leads, McIlroy two behind at Deutsche Bank Championship

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NORTON: American Russell Henley took the lead but Rory McIlroy loomed large, just two strokes behind after the third round at the $8 million Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Massachusetts on Sunday. Henley dominated the par-three to card a six-under-par 65 and jump to the front at 12-under 201 ...

Federer marches on as wild weather and upsets hit US Open

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NEW YORK: Baking heat, rain and the threat of lightning all forced stoppages in play at the US Open on Sunday but Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki marched on through a day of wild weather and upsets. Former world number one Wozniacki had her fourth round match with Maria Sharapova halted ...

Federer to return to Brisbane to start 2015 season

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MELBOURNE: Roger Federer will return to the Brisbane International next January to start his 2015 season and warm up for the year’s first grand slam at the Australian Open, organisers said on Monday. The 33-year-old lost to local favourite Lleyton Hewitt in the final this year and will have ...

Zimbabwe humiliation rips open Australia scars

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MELBOURNE: Australia’s shock one-day international defeat to minnows Zimbabwe has raised alarm bells five months before the country co-hosts the World Cup while exposing the team’s continued struggles to master spin bowling. Coming off a long break following Test series wins against ...

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