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Spin-hit Australia look to bounce back against Pakistan

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ABU DHABI: After failing another Asian spin test, Australia will strive to bounce back in the second and final Test against Pakistan starting in Abu Dhabi on Thursday (today). The world number two team was all at sea against an inexperienced but ...

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Hazlewood gets call up as Australia go for pace in Perth

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SYDNEY: Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood received his reward for some fine domestic form on ...

Pakistan pacer Junaid’s injury will keep him sidelined for a while

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KARACHI: Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan has been dealt another setback after being diagnosed with ...

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Fate twists the Rumble legacies of Ali, Foreman

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WASHINGTON: In a reversal of roles, the outspoken Muhammad Ali won the ‘Rumble In The Jungle’ 40 years ago but has become a stricken, silent icon, while brooding slugger George Foreman has turned into an outgoing tycoon. Parkinson’s disease ended the snappy banter that was ...

2018 FIFA football World Cup logo unveiled

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MOSCOW: FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed the logo for the 2018 World Cup in Russia - with the help of a crew of cosmonauts. The logo depicts the World Cup trophy in red and blue, colours from the Russian flag, with gold trim. Unveiling the logo on a Russian state TV talk show, Blatter said ...

Putin vows to have 2018 World Cup ready on time

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MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia would complete all preparations for the 2018 World Cup on time and to the highest level. At a meeting of Russian and FIFA officials, Putin won support from FIFA president Sepp Blatter for Russia’s staging of the World Cup despite ...

Murray one victory away from London berth

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PARIS: Andy Murray closed in on a qualification berth for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals after a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Julien Benneteau in the Paris Masters second round on Wednesday. The eighth seed is guaranteed his seventh consecutive year of qualifying for the season finale, held 9-16 ...

Work on final 2018 Olympic venue underway in Pyeongchang

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SEOUL: The organising committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics begun work on a new speed skating rink on Wednesday and said all construction work for the Pyeongchang Games venues was underway and on schedule. “With today’s groundbreaking, all our competition venue preparations are in full ...

Former Sweden midfielder Ingesson dies from cancer

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ODESHOG: Former Elfsborg manager and Sweden midfielder Klas Ingesson, who played a major role in the team’s third-place finish at the 1994 World Cup, has died of cancer at the age of 46, the club announced on Wednesday. “IF Elfsborg has a very sad announcement to make, that Klas ...

Evans plays down hopes of winning send-off in Australia

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MELBOURNE: Cadel Evans’ final race as a professional cyclist bears his name, runs through his home-town and has his finger-prints on the design, but the former Tour de France winner is not giving himself much hope of winning it. The 37-year-old Australian, who announced his retirement plan in ...

Germany will bid to host 2024 Summer Games

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BERLIN: Germany is to bid to host the 2024 Summer Games in Berlin or Hamburg, the country’s Olympic sports confederation (DOSB) said on Tuesday. The DOSB added that a decision will be made on March 21, 2015 on which of the two cities will be picked. “Olympic and Paralympic Games are the ...

Wawrinka reaches Paris Masters third round

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PARIS: Third seed Stan Wawrinka avenged his loss to Dominic Thiem at the Mutua Madrid Open this spring, opening his Paris Masters campaign Wednesday with a 6-4, 7-6(6) victory. The two traded blows with matching one-handed backhands, but it was Wawrinka who captured three breaks of serve, closing ...

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