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World’s best goalkeeper Mansoor is no more

KARACHI -UNS – Former Olympian and hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmad passed away in Karachi on Saturday. He was 49. The former Olympian was suffering from heart disease for the past few months and was undergoing treatment at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD). Pakistan’s celebrated …

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ICC’s bowling action law ‘unfair’: All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez

LAHORE-UNS – Pakistan cricket team’s all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez criticized International Cricket Council (ICC) law regarding bowling action. The player, known with the name of ‘Professor’ in national cricket team, has recently allowed bowling in international cricket after remodeling action. He was banned from bowling over …

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Middle Eastern rivalry spills onto Asian soccer pitches

By James M. Dorsey Saudi Arabia’s bitter rivalry with Iran has spilled onto Asian soccer pitches with the newly created South West Asian Football Federation (SWAFF) reflecting the kingdom’s bid for regional hegemony, including domination of soccer. Saudi Arabia’s most recent victory on the pitch …

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Pakistan head to Ireland with victory over Northamptonshire

LONDON (AFP) – Pakistan warmed up for the first Test match of their tour in Ireland by seeing off Northamptonshire with a simple chase of 133 to win by nine wickets on the fourth day at Wantage Road. Victory for the tourists on Monday was …

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Champions Trophy to be replaced with world T20 tournament

Kolkata -UNS : The International Cricket Council said Thursday it will kill off the Champions Trophy tournament and replace it with a world T20 championship that will be held every two years. The death-knell for the 50-over Champions Trophy is the latest stage of efforts …

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World Cup 2019: ICC Cricket schedule announced

KOLKATA -UNS : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the schedule of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which will be staged in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July. According to the ICC statement, England will open the tournament at The …

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Pakistan team leave for England tour

LAHORE -UNS: Pakistan team left for its tour of England, Ireland and Scotland on Sunday. Pakistan Cricket Board stated that Mohammad Amir could not join the squad as he has not been issued British visa. The side will play one Test against Ireland, a tw0-match …

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Theft probe hits Russian football ahead of World Cup

Russia s World Cup preparations have been hit by an embezzlement probe involving the tournament s anti-discrimination chief Alexei Smertin. Moscow s RBK business news site reported on Sunday that the interior ministry was looking into a complaint filed by Premier League club Dynamo Moscow …

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Amir knocks out Lo Greco in 39 seconds on British return

LIVERPOOL -UNS : Amir Khan´s first bout in a British ring for five years saw him knock out Canada´s Phil Lo Greco in a mere 39 seconds on Saturday. The 31-year-old British boxer had not fought anywhere for two years since being beaten by Saul …

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Portugal awaits as Leisure Leagues IntraCity Championships kick off

ISLAMABAD -UNS- The Trunkwala Family’s initiative to revive football in Pakistan is set to enter another unprecedented stage as Leisure Leagues gears up for its first ever IntraCity Championship matches in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. This weekend, teams from Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi will be …

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