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‘I am confident for Pakistan to win World Disabled series’ Rashid Latif

KARACHI: Pakistan’s former wicket-keeper batsman Rashid Latif is inspired with the passion of disabled cricketers and is confident that they will clinch the World Disabled Series in England starting from August 5. “You cannot doubt their capability. They are passionate, honest and much more than that. Their commitment will surely …

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Djokovic, Del Potro withdraw from Montreal, Nadal gets top seed

MONTREAL: Wimbledon champion and world number one Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next month’s US Open hardcourt tuneup event in Montreal, saying he needs more rest after capturing his 16th Grand Slam singles crown. The 32-year-old Serbian, who outlasted Roger Federer in an epic All-England Club final earlier this month, …

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Bowler Mohammad Amir announces retirement from Test cricket

LAHORE: Leading Pakistani fast-bowler Mohammad Amir on Friday announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect, but said he would continue to play ODIs and T20s for his country. “It has been an honour to represent Pakistan in the pinnacle and traditional format of the game. I, however, have …

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Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev dies after fight

WASHINGTON: Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev has died from brain injuries sustained in a fight in Maryland, the Russian boxing federation announced on Tuesday. “Maxim Dadashev has died in the United States following injuries sustained during his fight with Subriel Matias,” the federation said in a statement. The 28-year-old underwent emergency …

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ICC suspends Zimbabwe Cricket for failing to keep govt interference at bay

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe Cricket over a failure to keep the sport free from government interference. “As a consequence of suspension, ICC funding to Zimbabwe Cricket will be frozen and representative teams from Zimbabwe will not be allowed to participate in any ICC events,” …

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Djokovic vows to win fans’ love with Federer record in view

LONDON: Novak Djokovic has vowed to convince fans that he is not public enemy number one even if he surpasses people’s champion Roger Federer as the greatest Grand Slam title winner of all time. The world number one saved two match points to clinch a fifth Wimbledon title and 16th …

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England face day of destiny in World Cup final against New Zealand

  LORD’S: England face New Zealand in the World Cup final on Sunday knowing years of planning come down to a single day at Lord’s. When England exited the 2015 edition with an embarrassing defeat by Bangladesh, few were tipping them as potential champions in four years’ time. As England …

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Pakistan win the cricket world cup — but not the one you think

LONDON: Pakistan may have failed to make it to the semifinals of the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup, but the country’s lawmakers fared better than their counterparts from six other countries to win the first Inter-Parliamentary Cricket World Cup in London on Friday. The four-day tournament had begun on Tuesday …

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Amir Khan hammer Billy Dib to claim WBC international welterweight title

JEDDAH: Amir Khan survived a fourth-round knockdown against Australian boxer Billy Dib to win to win the WBC International Welterweight title in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In the first round, the size difference between the pair was flagrant as super-featherweight Dib jumped up 17lbs to face welterweight Khan on short notice. …

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