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FA Cup hots up with Liverpool-Everton derby draw

LONDON: Liverpool will host city rivals Everton for the second time inside a month when they face-off in the third round of the FA Cup in early January after the draw was made on Monday. Liverpool — who beat Everton in the 2012 semi-final, their …

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Ronaldo nets winner for Real, Atletico hit five

MADRID (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo s first La Liga goal for over a month ensured Real Madrid closed the gap on leaders Barcelona to seven points by squeezing past struggling Malaga 3-2 on Saturday. Ronaldo s relief was clear to see when he fired home …

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Due to lack of funds: Ace boxer Waseem might quit representing Pakistan

QUETTA -UNS- The unbeaten World Boxing Council’s (WBC) Silver Flyweight Champion, Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem, expressed disappointment again over the lack of funds and support, and said he was thinking of accepting offers from other countries and play for them. The country’s ace boxer announced his …

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Hasan Ali stuns Dhaka Dynamites with a five-for in BPL

Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali announced his arrival in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Monday with a five-for ─ all bowled ─ for just 20 runs. Ali took five wickets in 3.3 overs putting his side, the Comilla Victorians, in a commanding position against the …

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ICC suspends Hafeez for illegal action

LAHORE -UNS– Mohammad Hafeez has been slapped with suspension for illegal action on Thursday after he failed to clear the bowling test. The 37-year-old Pakistani all-rounder was found to exceed the 15-degree level of tolerance enforced by International Cricket Council (ICC). This is the third …

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Franchises pick players as teams shape up for next PSL season

LAHORE-UNS -The players draft for the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) third edition was held today in Lahore.A total of 501 foreign and local cricketers were available for selection at the draft. The six teams that form the league had previously retained nine players each and …

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Star-studded player draft for Pakistan Super League 2018 underway

LAHORE -UNS – Islamabad United have picked JP Duminy, Quetta Gladiators have selected Shane Watson while Colin Ingram will play for Karachi Kings as franchise owners and coaches have huddled up at National Cricket Academy (NCA) on Sunday for player draft of Pakistan Super League …

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PSL Player Draft 2017: 501 foreign, local cricketers available

LAHORE -UNS: A total of 501 foreign and local cricketers will be available for selection at the HBL Pakistan Super League Player Draft 2017, scheduled to take place on November 12, 2017. Teams have already retained nine players each and will go into the HBL …

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Pakistan beat NZ in ICC Women’s Championships

SHARJAH -UNS : Pakistan made history on Sunday as they beat New Zealand for the first time in Women’s one-dayers at ICC Women’s Championships fixture at Sharjah. They defeated the BlackCaps by five wickets in today’s game. New Zealand, batting first after winning the toss, …

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Gulf crisis: Soccer trumps politics

By James M. Dorsey A target of massive Saudi investment, the Maldives severed diplomatic relations with Qatar hours after a Saudi-UAE-led alliance of largely financially dependent states declared in June an economic and diplomatic boycott of the Gulf state. That didn’t stop the Football Federation …

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