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All eyes on Aamir as Pakistan return to Lord’s

LONDON – Pakistan’s M Aamir will hope to put the 2010 spot-fixing scandal behind him once and for all when he returns to the scene of the crime in Thursday’s first Test against England at Lord’s. Six years ago, during a Lord’s Test against England, Aamir and Pakistan new-ball partner …

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We can exploit England’s batting weakness

Captain of the Pakistan Test team, Misbah-ul-Haq has represented his country in more than 250 matches across all formats since making his international debut in 2001. I was 36 when Pakistan last toured England, in 2010, and not part of the team. At this age most players are planning their …

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Ronaldo-less Portugal Win euro crown

SAINT-DENIS – Cristiano Ronaldo was stretchered off in tears but an extra-time goal by Eder saw Portugal beat hosts France 1-0 in Sunday’s Euro 2016 final to win their first major tournament. The victim of a heavy challenge by Dimitri Payet, Ronaldo went off in the first half, but returned …

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Afridi wishes to enter politics

Former Pakistan T20I captain Shahid Afridi said yesterday that he wishes to enter politics later in life, but would be focussing on his charity work for now. In an interview with BBC Urdu, the 36-year-old said that he would want to join politics after ending his playing career. “I wish …

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PCB should utilise Wasim Akram more: Waqar Younis

ISLAMABAD: Former head coach Waqar Younis in an interview with PakPassion.net revealed he has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to utilise Wasim Akram more as he believes the former cricketer’s suggestions and ideas can help Pakistani cricket move forward. Waqar said key decision-makers advising the PCB chairman should be …

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Griezmann and Ronaldo clash in final for second time in six weeks

MARSEILLE: When France meet Portugal in Sunday’s Euro 2016 final, the outcome is likely to depend on the performances of Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann — the second time the two players have clashed with a European trophy at stake in six weeks. Portugal’s Ronaldo steered Real Madrid to their …

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Messi sentenced to 21 months in prison

Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison after a court in Barcelona found him guilty of three counts of tax fraud, a statement from the court said on Wednesday. The court also sentenced the Argentine soccer player’s father, Jorge, to 21 months in prison …

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France thrash Iceland 5-2 in quarters in Euro Cup 2016

SAINT-DENIS: The Icelandic thunderclap roar proved no match for the sheer talent of France as the hosts finally showed their title credentials at the European Championship on Sunday. A crushing 5-2 victory lined up a semifinal with Germany as France displayed the attacking ruthlessness that had been missing in its …

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England prepared to cancel Bangladesh tour after foreigner killings

CARDIFF: England cricket chiefs indicated on Saturday they were prepared to cancel a tour of Bangladesh after an attack saw 20 foreigners killed in the country. Hostage-takers murdered 20 foreigners, hacking many of their victims to death, before six attackers were gunned down by Bangladesh commandos at the end of …

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