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Germany, England close in on World Cup qualification

PARIS (Web Desk) Germany roared back to their best in a 6-0 demolition of Norway, while England also closed in on World Cup qualification, albeit in contrasting fashion in a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Slovakia on Monday.An early Marcus Rashford blunder put England on the back foot but the 19-year-old …

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Amir Khan announces Super Boxing League in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan announced the formation of the Super Boxing League in a press conference at the Amir Khan Boxing Academy in Islamabad on Monday.”I have taken the idea from my partner who is from India. He formed this league in India, so I decided to …

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Sri Lanka to play first floodlit Test in Pakistan series

COLOMBO (Web Desk) Sri Lanka will play their first day-and-night Test match later this month when they meet Pakistan for a two-match series in the United Arab Emirates, the cricket board said on Monday.The Test series will start Sept 28 and is due to end on Oct 10 with one …

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Pakistan to host 2 international squash events as PSA lifts ban

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) The Professional Squash Association (PSA) on Thursday lifted a ban imposed on Pakistan from hosting international events,confirming that two PSA World Tours would be played in the country in December.The ban was imposed in February this year;PSA cited security concerns as the reason for its implementation. “The …

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Liverpool agree deal for Arsenal’s Oxlade-Chamberlain: reports

LONDON (Liverpool have agreed a £35 million ($46 million, 38 million euros) deal with Arsenal to sign England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to reports on Wednesday.Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared set to join Chelsea earlier this week after the Premier League champions had a bid accepted for the 24-year-old. But Liverpool appear to …

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Bangladesh stun Australia for historic Test win

DHAKA (Web Desk) Bangladesh registered their first ever win over Australia in Test cricket, beating Steve Smith’s men by 20 runs in a thrilling opening game in Dhaka on Wednesday.All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan took five wickets for 85 runs to help the hosts bowl out Australia for 244 shortly into …

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Prolific Asjad Iqbal tops latest PBSF snooker rankings

KARACHI (Web Desk) Four-time champion of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) ranking snooker cup and international cueist Asjad Iqbal has surged to the top of the latest national rankings released by the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Federation (PBSF) on Tuesday. The year 2016 has brought joy and glory for the …

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Sharjeel likely to get two-year ban

LAHORE (Web Desk) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)-appointed Anti-corruption Unit headed by Justice (retired) Syed Asghar Haider is likely to impose about two-year ban on Sharjeel Khan in the spot fixing case, as it has reserved its decision to be announced on Wednesday.Well informed sources told Dawn that though the …

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Belligerent Moeen revives England’s fortunes at Headingley

LEEDS (Web Desk) Moeen Ali’s rapid 84 helped England turn the tide on the fourth day of the second Test against the West Indies here at Headingley on Monday.At stumps, the West Indies were five without loss in their second innings, needing a further 317 runs to reach a challenging …

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Shakib’s five-for helps Bangladesh tighten grip

DHAKA (Web Desk) Spinning all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became only the fourth bowler to take five wickets in an innings against all nine Test nations as Bangladesh took an 88-run lead against Australia in the series-opening Test on Monday.Shakib returned figures of 5-68 to help his side dismiss Australia for …

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