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Cricket: Ton-up Cook falls as Amir answers boo-boys

MANCHESTER: Alastair Cook marked his 50th Test as England captain with a century before he fell to Mohammad Amir on the stroke of tea at Old Trafford on Friday. That meant England were 210 for two heading into the final session of the first day …

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Brazil arrests group planning Olympics terrorism: minister

BRASILIA – UNS : Brazilian police have broken up an alleged terrorist group sympathetic to the Islamic State organization that was planning to target the upcoming Olympic Games, officials said Thursday. Ten people were arrested in a nationwide swoop codenamed Operation Hashtag, and two more …

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Yasir is best leg-spinner since Shane Warne: Ben Stokes

MANCHESTER: England all-rounder Ben Stokes hailed Pakistan’s Yasir Shah on Wednesday as the best leg-spinner since Australia great Shane Warne. Shah bowled Pakistan to a 75-run win over England in the first Test at Lord’s last week with a brilliant match-haul of 10 for 141. …

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Yasir Shah tops ICC test bowler rankings

DUBAI: Pakistani spinner Yasir Shah topped the ICC Test ranking for bowlers after his match winning 10-wicket haul in the Lord’s test match against England. According to the fresh rankings issued by International Cricket Council (ICC), Yasir Shah was at the top spot in the …

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Murray pulls out of Toronto after Wimbledon win

MONTREAL: Reigning champion Andy Murray, fresh from capturing his second Wimbledon title earlier this month, has withdrawn from next week’s Toronto Masters, Tennis Canada announced Monday. Briton Murray, the world number two, said his body simply needs more rest after his grass-court championship run. “My …

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Pakistan beat England by 75 runs in 1st Lords’ Test

LONDON -UNS – Pakistan on Sunday defeated England by 75 runs in the first Test match of the four-match series that was played at Lord’s. Pakistani skipper, Misbah-ul-Haq, after winning the toss decided to bat first. Pakistan posted a total of 339 runs in the …

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Muhammad Waseem becomes first Pakistani boxer to win WBC silver flyweight title

SEOUL-UNS – Pakistan’s only professional boxer Muhammad Waseem Sunday defeated Philippines’ Jether Oliva for World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver flyweight title in Seoul. In a 12-round competition, Waseem strongly knocked out Oliva and managed to gain fourth position in international boxing ranking. Belonging to Quetta, …

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Shah stars with bat despite Woakes heroics

LONDON -UNS : Pakistan’s Yasir Shah made a useful unbeaten 30 after starring with the ball to leave Pakistan well-placed come stumps on the third day of an intriguing first Test against England at Lord’s on Saturday. Pakistan were 214 for eight in their second …

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England 272 all out against Pakistan in Lord’s Tes:40/1 in second innings

LONDON – Pakistan were 40 for one in their second innings, a lead of 107 runs, at lunch on the third day of the first Test against England at Lord’s on Saturday. Shan Masood was 20 not out and Azhar Ali 17 not out. This …

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Lord’s Test: Yasir spins Pakistan back into the game

LONDON: England were 253 for seven in reply to Pakistan’s first innings 339, a deficit of 86 runs, at the close of the second day of the first Test at Lord’s on Friday. Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah, in his first Test since serving a three-month …

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