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Button wins rain-delayed Canadian thriller

MONTREAL: Jenson Button celebrated his greatest victory after overtaking Red Bull’s Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel on the last lap of a rain-delayed Canadian Grand Prix thriller. Vettel, who skidded wide under relentless pressure just a few corners from the finish, recovered from his …

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ECB starts probe against Surrey for playing Amir

London: The England and Wales Cricket Board has launched an investigation into banned Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir’s appearance for a village side, and sought a ‘full written explanation from the club’ in this regard. Amir, who has been banned for five years by an Anti-Corruption …

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Tsonga beats Nadal at Queens

LONDON: Rafa Nadal’s batteries finally ran flat as the weary world number one bowed out to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarter-finals of the Queen’s Club grasscourt championships. The Spanish world number one, preparing to defend his Wimbledon title this month, went down 6-7 6-4 6-1 …

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SHC defers Afridi case hearing till June 16

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has deferred the hearing of the case involving the PCB’s disciplinary proceedings against former captain Shahid Afridi till June 16. The court had earlier stayed the committee’s proceedings against Afridi, after he had filed a petition challenging the validity …

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Afridis legal counsel looks to resolve dispute

LAHORE: A legal firm acting on behalf of Shahid Afridi has sent the Pakistan Cricket Board a letter in a bid to resolve the on-going dispute between the two parties, sparked by his removal from the ODI captaincy, and his subsequent announcement of a “conditional” …

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An end to AIDS?

For his doctors, Timothy Ray Brown was a shot in the dark. An HIV-positive American who was cured by a unique type of bone marrow transplant, the man known as “the Berlin patient” has become an icon of what scientists hope could be the next …

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Afridi to face discipline committee

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board Thursday summoned former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi to appear before a disciplinary committee next week for breaching its code of conduct, it said in a statement. Afridi quit international cricket on Monday, saying he was dejected after being replaced as …

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Afridi pleads guilty to PCB misconduct charge

ISLAMABAD:Retired captain Shahid Afridi has pleaded guilty to a charge of misconduct by the Pakistan Cricket Board. PCB spokesman Nadeem Sarwar says it received Afridi’s reply to the charge following his recent criticism of the board leadership. Sarwar also says Afridi “is ready to face …

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Afridi appeals President to handle cricket issues

KARACHI: Former captain of Pakistan cricket team Shahid Afridi has appealed to President Asif Ali Zardari to take control of cricket matters, as issues can turn worse otherwise. Afridi said that he has already played under the supervision of his seniors and can continue doing …

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E. coli cucumber scare: Cases ‘likely to increase’

An E. coli outbreak linked to at least 16 deaths in Europe was not due to Spanish cucumbers, German authorities admitted. The suspected contamination of Spanish vegetables by EnteroHaemorrhagic E. coli, also known as EHEC, has caused widespread concern across Europe, where more than 1,000 …

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