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New Zealand beat England by 12 runs in T20 tri-series

Trent Boult picked up two in two balls during the closing stages/AFP WELLINGTON: Trent Boult grabbed two wickets on successive balls to help New Zealand to a 12-run win over England in their Twenty20 tri-series match at Wellington Regional Stadium on Tuesday. Left-arm seamer Boult bowled Chris Jordan and then Liam Plunkett on the final two deliveries of the 18th ...

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Lahore Qalandars pay their respects at Data Darbar

Umar Akmal, Fakhar Zaman and other players at Data Darbar in Lahore  LAHORE: Seeking divine inspiration ahead of the upcoming Pakistan Super League edition, Lahore Qalandars players visited the shrine of renowned Sufi scholar Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh on Tuesday. Yasir Shah, Umar Akmal, Fakhar Zaman along with other members of the squad paid their respects at the shrine, popularly ...

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Steve Smith wins his second Allan Border Medal

Steve Smith shows off the Allan Border Medal/Getty Images SYDNEY: Australia cricket captain Steve Smith capped off a golden 12 months by winning his second Allan Border Medal in Melbourne on Monday. Smith, hailed as the country┬┤s finest batsman since Donald Bradman, polled 246 votes, well ahead of two-time medal winner David Warner (162 votes) and Nathan Lyon (156 votes). ...

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Japan short track skater sent home from Olympics for failed test

Kei Saito of Japan trains during Short Track Speed Skating practice ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games/File photo PYEONGCHANG: Japanese short track speed skater Kei Saito failed an out-of-competition doping test on the day of his arrival in Pyeongchang and has been expelled from the Winter Olympics, Japan team officials said on Tuesday. Saito, a reserve athlete who ...

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Sharapova crashes out in Qatar Open first round

Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered shock defeat by outsider Monica Niculescu DOHA: Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat in the first round of the Qatar Open on Monday, dumped out in three sets by outsider Monica Niculescu. The Romanian, ranked number 92 in the world, 51 places behind the Russian, won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. ...

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Imran Tahir faces racial abuse during ODI against India

Imran Tahir/File photo South African spinner Imran Tahir was subjected to racial abuse by a fan during the fourth one-day international against India in Johannesburg, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Monday. The fan was eventually evicted from the stadium after the leg-spinner reported the incident to the security officials. “Cricket South Africa has noted and is aware of the ...

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Gladiators owner announces Rs0.5 million cash prize for Karachi Whites

Karachi Whites pose with the trophy after winning National One Day Cup-Regions 2017-18 KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators owner Nadeem Omar has announced a cash prize of Rs500,000 for Karachi Whites after the team beat Islamabad by five wickets to become National One Day Cup champions on Sunday. Nadeem, who also heads the Pakistan Cricket Club, said he was impressed by how ...

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Harry Kane can prove European pedigree at Juventus

Kane scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi in 2017, but it is on the Champions League stage the Tottenham striker must deliver LONDON: Harry Kane scored more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi in 2017, but it is on the Champions League stage the prolific Tottenham striker must deliver to be truly measured against the five-time ...

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