Haris, Umer Farooq reach U-21 snooker final

ISLAMABAD: Top seed Haris Tahir and unseeded Umer Farooq reached the final of the Jubilee Insurance U-21 National Championship on Wednesday. Haris and Umer, both of Punjab, beat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Saad Khan and also Umer Khan — also Punjab’s — respectively. In the first semi-final top seed Haris beat Saad 5-2 (30-62, 80-5, 85-6 (85), […]

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Mathews strikes double ton as SL take big lead

HARARE: Angelo Mathews struck his highest Test score with an unbeaten double century on Wednesday as Sri Lanka left Zimbabwe battling to save the series opener going into the final day at Harare. Former skipper Mathews eclipsed his previous Test best of 160 and finished 200 not out after a marathon knock spanning 468 balls, […]

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Serena, Federer into third round as Osaka sets up Coco crunch

MELBOURNE: Fifteen-year-old prodigy Coco Gauff set up an Australian Open blockbuster with defending champion Naomi Osaka on Wednesday, as a pumped-up Serena Williams took another step towards a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. On a day when men’s seeds tumbled, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic strode into the third round to be joined by Roger Federer, who […]

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Bangladesh cricket team arrives in Lahore

LAHORE: Led by all-rounder Mahmudullah, the Bangladesh cricket team arrived in Lahore in a chartered flight late on Wednesday to play a three-match T20 series at the Gaddafi Stadium, in the first phase of their tour. The matches will be played on Friday, Saturday and Monday, starting at 2pm. Under strict security measures, the visiting […]

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Pakistan to host Kabbadi World Cup from Feb 9

Pakistan will host a 10-country Kabaddi World Cup in Lahore from February 9. Former international Kabaddi player Syed Sultan Shah told reporters on Thursday that teams from Iran, Canada, Australia, United States, Sierra Leone, and Kenya have qualified for the event so far. India is amongst the other nations showing willingness to be part of […]

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Sharapova hits all-time low at Australian Open in first-round exit

MELBOURNE: Top seed Rafael Nadal turned on the style as he launched his bid for a record-equalling 20th Major title at the Australian Open on Tuesday, but falling star Maria Sharapova hit a career low. Australia’s Nick Kyrgios also cantered into the second round, but fourth seed Daniil Medvedev had to fight his way past […]

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‘Misbah being groomed by PCB officials to handle media’

LAHORE: Head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has been advised to learn the art and techniques of handling the press and two key officials of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are working with him to groom the former captain in the said area, it was learnt on Tuesday. According to the latest documents of the Pakistan Cricket […]

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Root lauds England after crushing win over South Africa

PORT ELIZABETH: England captain Joe Root on Monday hailed a complete performance by his team after they beat South Africa by an innings and 53 runs on the fifth day of the third Test at St George’s Park, taking an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the four-match series. “It was a brilliant template for us moving […]

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