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  • KARACHI: A group photo of Karachi White Sepaktakraw team with chief guest Arif Waheed, Treasurer Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) on the occasion of Pakistan Day Sepaktakraw Championship organized by Sindh Sepaktakraw Association (SSA). Shabbir Ahmed, President SSA and Tournament Director, Muhammad Arif Hafeez are also present on the occasion.

India defeats Australia by 8 wickets


CLINCHES TEST SERIES BY 2-1  NC Sports Desk DHARAMSHALA: Lokesh Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane steered India to an eight-wicket win in the fourth and final Test against Australia as the hosts secured a 2-1 series victory at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium yesterday. Rahul made 51 not out and …

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PNSC All-Pak badminton tourney begins


From Our Sports Correspondent LAHORE: The 3rd PNSC All Pakistan Ranking Badminton Tournament commenced at the Nishter Park Sports Gymnasium here yesterday. More than 200 male and female players drawn from all over the country are participating in the premier badminton activity. A number of matches were decided in different …

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Irfan granted a day to submit reply


PSL CORRUPTION CHARGES  From Our Sports Correspondent LAHORE: Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan, who has been formally charged and provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for violating its anti-corruption code, has been granted a day’s time to submit his reply to board’s Anti-Corruption Unit. According to PCB spokesperson, fast …

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Messi banned for four Argentina games


ZURICH: Barcelona star Lionel Messi was suspended for four Argentina matches by FIFA yesterday for swearing at an assistant referee. Messi was found guilty of “having directed insulting words at an assistant referee” in the World Cup qualifier against Chile last Thursday which Argentina won 1-0 thanks to a penalty …

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Federer downs del Potro


CIBULKOVA, MUGURUZA OUSTED AT MIAMI OPEN  NC Monitoring Desk MIAMI: In-form Roger Federer powered his way into the fourth round of the Miami Open with a 6-3 6-4 win over Argentina s Juan Martin del Potro on Monday. Del Potro always enjoys plenty of crowd support in Miami, which has …

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Sri Lanka, Bangladesh 2nd ODI washed out


COLOMBO: The 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh was called off due to incessant rain in Dambulla. Play was called off at 8.45pm, an hour and 15 minutes before the cut-off time after the umpires felt it may have not been enough for the ground staff to complete their …

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Williamson, bowlers put Kiwis on top against Proteas

NC Monitoring Desk HAMILTON: Kane Williamson’s superb 176 almost exactly measured New Zealand’s first-innings advantage over South Africa in the third cricket Test Tuesday before a top order collapse left the Proteas’ second innings in disarray at stumps on day four. Under Williamson’s guidance New Zealand achieved a 175-run first-innings …

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Australia routs Pakistan in hockey series opener


From Our Sports Correspondent LAHORE: Pakistan opened its tour of Australia on a demoralizing note suffering 1-6 defeat at the hand of the home side at the Marrara hockey stadium in Darwin, the capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory yesterday. It was the first encounter of the 4-test hockey series …

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Williamson’s ton puts New Zealand on top


KIWIS 321-4 AT CLOSE AGAINST PROTEAS IN FINAL TEST  NC Monitoring Desk HAMILTON: A masterful Kane Williamson century propelled New Zealand ahead of South Africa by stumps on day three of the series-deciding final Test in Hamilton yesterday. It was the 17th ton by Williamson, equaling Martin Crowe’s New Zealand …

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