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Real Madrid face final rehearsal before PSG showdown

Real Madrid Twitter  MADRID: Just days before Paris Saint-Germain touch down in the Spanish capital, Zinedine Zidane´s Real Madrid have the chance to boost their fragile confidence when they face Real Sociedad in La Liga on Saturday. The reigning European champions have been shipping a worrying number of goals in the build-up to their Champions League last-16 showdown with the ...

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South Africa welcome De Villiers back into squad against India

AB de Villiers. File photo: AFP/Getty Images  CAPE TOWN: AB de Villiers returns to the South African squad for the last three one-day internationals against India, Cricket South Africa announced on Thursday. The star batsman missed the first three matches because of a finger injury suffered in the third Test against the same opponents last month. There was no immediate ...

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Pakistan joins International Socca Federation ahead of mini-football World Cup

KARACHI: The organizers of mini-football of five-, six-, and seven-a-side competitions have formed a global body under the name “International Socca Federation (ISF)” in order to regulate the game’s affairs around the world and organize global tournaments. The ISF was formally launched on Thursday, with its inaugural meeting held in Birmingham, UK, and participants coming in from 52 countries. Pakistan ...

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Afridi terms cricket on ice an exciting experience

KARACHI: Pakistan’s former captain and flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has termed playing cricket on ice as an exciting experience saying that it was a big challenge to run around wearing so many layers of cloths. Cricket legends from various countries locked horns with each other on Thursday on the snowy peaks of the Swiss Alps, a unique cricket match being ...

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Cricket chiefs find no evidence of Ashes match-fixing

The Ashes trophy. -File photo DUBAI: International cricket chiefs said Thursday they have found no evidence of match-fixing during the third Ashes Test between Australia and England following an investigation into allegations made by a British newspaper. The Sun said two bookmakers, including an Indian “Mr Big”, had offered to sell it details of rigged periods of play in the ...

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PCB issues Notice of Charge to Nasir Jamshed

Nasir Jamshed – File photo  The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a fresh Notice of Charge to former opening batsman Nasir Jamshed for violating five different clauses of the board’s anti-corruption-code, directly linked with corruption. Nasir, who was earlier banned for one year by PCB for violating clause 2.4.6 of anti-corruption-clause (non-cooperation for an ongoing investigation) has now been ...

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Cricketer Azhar Ali welcomes new baby boy

Azhar Ali/File photo Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali welcomed his newest bundle of joy – a baby boy – in his hometown of Lahore. The Test opener took to Twitter to share a picture of his third son, named Azlan. “Alhamdulillah Allah has blessed us with a baby boy meet new member of our family, Azlan Azhar,” he posted, inviting a ...

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Cricket on ice: Afridi’s Royals take on Sehwag XI in Swiss Alps

Shahid Afridi-led Diamonds will face off against Virender Sehwag-led Royals on ice  Cricket legends lock horns with each other today, only this time it’s not any regular pitch but the snowy peaks of the Swiss Alps. Shahid Afridi-led Royals will face off against Virender Sehwag-led Diamonds in a unique two-day event where two matches are set to be played not ...

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