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Amir Khan says yes to ‘friendly’ fight with Manny Pacquiao

LONDON:  Pakistani-British boxer Amir Khan on Friday tweeted out an affirmation to fight against his friend and Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao, who is ready to take on American boxer Jessie Vargas on Saturday, in an interview with Sky Sports News HQ said that he would be fine with …

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West Indies beat Pakistan in third Test

SHARJAH: West Indies secured their first victory since May 2015 as opener Kraigg Brathwaite capped a brilliant match with an unbeaten half-century in the third Test against Pakistan at Sharjah Thursday. Brathwaite, who carried his bat in the first innings with 142 not out, was again unbeaten on 60 as …

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PCB ropes in Azhar Mahmood as bowling coach

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hired the services of former all-rounder Azhar Mahmood as the bowling coach for the national team prior to the Test series against New Zealand beginning November 17. Azhar, who had played 21 Tests and 141 ODIs for Pakistan, has also coached the national team in …

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British gymnast gets two-month ban for mocking Islam

LONDON: Olympic medallist Louis Smith was given a two-month ban by British Gymnastics on Tuesday for appearing to mock Islam. Online footage that appeared last month showed Smith, 27, and former gymnast Luke Carson laughing whilst pretending to pray and shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is great). This year’s Olympic Games …

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16-man squad announced for New Zealand tour

LAHORE: (Iblagh Desk) – Pakistan Monday left out experienced but out-of-form opener Mohammad Hafeez from the 16-man squad for the two-match Test series in New Zealand next month. The 36-year-old had a wretched time on the team s England tour this summer, scraping together 102 runs in three Tests before …

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Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2016: India defeat Pakistan 3:2 in Final

KUANTAN: Pakistan failed to retain the champions title after losing against arch rivals India in the Final match of the Fourth Asian Hockey Championship 2016 today (Sunday) in the Malaysian city of Kuantan. The match started at 05:30 pm on Pakistan Standard-Time (PST), 05:00 pm on Indian Standard-Times (IST) while …

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English Premier League: Chelsea demolishes Manchester United 4-0

Manchester United have endured a humiliating 4-nil defeat at the hands of Chelsea in the English Premier League The Blues stormed into the lead in 30 seconds as Spanish striker Pedro took full advantage of slack defending and tucked into an empty net before Gary Cahill doubled the lead 20 minutes …

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Comment: Records tumble as Azhar shines in day-night Test

The beauty of cricket lies in its charming unpredictability, its ups and downs and its twists and turns, no matter it is played at the Test level or in a shorter format game. Dull periods make you suffer and at times exciting and entertaining moments make you hold your breath. …

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Misbah, Holder laud competitive day-night Test

West Indies were led in their fight by Darren Bravo who smashed 116 during his 410-minute of defiance before Pakistan dismissed them for 289 with just 12 overs remaining in the match — the second ever in Test cricket´s history. Misbah said the match was good for Test cricket. “It …

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