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Punjab rich in boxing talent: Secretary Sports

LAHORE (APP) – Secretary Sports Punjab Muhammad Aamir Jan has said that overwhelming success of recently-staged Punjab Open Inter-Division Boxing Championship showed that Punjab has plenty of boxing talent. He said here on Monday that Punjab Boxing Championship provided sufficient opportunity to boxers of far-flung and remote areas to exhibit their talent. “The third position

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Zverev main threat to Nadal at French Open

PARIS (AFP) – Alexander Zverev has emerged as the main threat to Rafael Nadal s French Open crown in recent weeks as he bids to end Germany s 81-year wait for a men s singles title at Roland Garros. The 21-year-old suffered his fifth defeat in five meetings with Nadal in Sunday s Italian Open final, but the way

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Messi wins European Golden Shoe for the fifth time

BARCELONA (Agencies) – Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the European Golden Shoe for a fifth time. The Argentina international claimed the prize after scoring 34 goals in La Liga this season, helping his club to a 25th league triumph. Messi -who came off the bench in Barcelona’s final-day win over Real Sociedad at Camp

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Buttler to maintain attacking approach in Pakistan Test

(Reuters) – England batsman Jos Buttler has vowed not to curb his attacking instincts after earning a “surprise” recall to the test team for the opening test against Pakistan starting at Lord’s on Thursday. Buttler returns to the test fold for the first time since December 2016 after a series of impressive innings in the

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True grit Sharapova back at French Open with point to prove

PARIS (AFP) – There will be questions about suspensions, favouritism and rivalries, and fashion, parties and candy lines. There will be accusations of slights — real or imagined — greeted either with a giggle, an icy stare or a pitch-perfect, withering put down. It can only mean one thing — Maria Sharapova is about to

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Rain helps Nadal claim stunning eighth Rome Masters title

ROME (AFP) – Rafael Nadal won the Rome Masters for the eighth time on Sunday when he defeated defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 after a stunning comeback. German second seed Zverev was 3-1 up in the decider before two rain stoppages halted his momentum. Top seed Nadal raced away with the last five

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Wedding belle Serena sounds French Open alarm for rivals

PARIS (AFP) – Fresh from attending the Royal wedding, Serena Williams will take aim at the upstarts who have been honeymooning at the majors in her absence when she makes her long-awaited Grand Slam return at Roland Garros. The 36-year-old American, who first played the French Open in 1998, has been the champion in Paris

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M Amir completely fine after injury, assures Azhar Ali

LEICESTER (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan test maestro Azhar Ali has assured that Mohammad Amir is completely fine after work is underway on the pacer’s knee injury. Azhar Ali said that Amir performed well against Ireland despite a bit of injury which testifies that he is fine now. Azhar Ali expressed his wish to see Amir

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Azhar Ali leads good batting show for Pakistan

(Web Desk) – It’s the last outing for the visiting Pakistanis before the two-Test series in England, and they went quite well on the first day of the two-day fixture against Leicestershire at Grace Road, scoring 321/9 by close of play. Stumps were called when No.10 batsman Mohammad Abbas fell to Aadil Ali, the off-spinner,

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Pakistan to host international hockey tournament in September

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Pakistan will host a six-nation international hockey tournament in the first week of September. The tournament will be held from September 2 to 10. The event has been included in the International Hockey Federation’s calendar. Foreign teams which are participating in the tournament include Pakistan, Oman, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Sri

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