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Misbah postpones retirement decision

SYDNEY (AFP) – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said Monday he will lead the side in the third Test against Australia in Sydney, dismissing suggestions he is about to retire. Misbah, 42, raised the possibility following his team’s abject innings defeat in the second Melbourne Test last week to lose the series, when he said he would

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Tennis: Gasquet leads France to Hopman win

Gasquet beat rising star Alexander Zverev in their men’s singles match. PERTH (AFP) – Cagey veteran Richard Gasquet led France to a 2-1 win over Germany at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth on Monday. Gasquet beat rising star Alexander Zverev in their men’s singles match and then teamed with Kristina Mladenovic to win

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Football: Record signing Oscar lands in Shanghai to join SIPG

SHANGHAI (AFP) – Brazilian midfielder Oscar landed in Shanghai on Monday where the 25-year-old was set to smash the Asian transfer record with a reported 60 million euros ($63 million) deal with Shanghai SIPG. Dozens of supporters chanting club songs swarmed the former Chelsea player at the city’s Pudong airport.  Oscar’s arrival in the Chinese Super

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PCB relieves Basit Ali from his duties in regard to Women’s Team, Junior Teams

LAHORE (Sarzameen News) – Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Sheharyar Mohammad Khan, has relieved Basit Ali from his duties in regard to the Women’s Team and Junior Teams. According to a statement issued by the PCB on Monday, the Chairman’s decision came after he had separate meetings with Basit Ali and Mahmood Hamid in Karachi

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Kabaddi academy to start from Monday

FAISALABAD (Sarzameen News) – The Divisional Kabaddi Association will start a Kabaddi academy at Madina Town Hockey Stadium here on Monday. A spokesman of the Kabaddi Association said here Sunday that the new Kabaddi players of age up to 20 years will be provided Kabaddi training. International Kabaddi commentator Tayyab Gilani will deliver lectures whereas former

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Olympians to inaugurate KP Inter-District Hockey C’hip on Jan 12: Tariq Hayat

PESHAWAR (Sarzameen News) – Hockey Olympians will inaugurate Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-District Hockey Championship on January 12, 2017 at Lala Ayub Hockey Stadium here. President KP Tariq Hayat while talking to media men here on Sunday said that Hockey Olympians will be invited to Peshawar to inaugurate the forthcoming Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-District Under-16 Boys Hockey Championship. He

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Arise ‘Sir Andy’, ‘Sir Mo’ as Murray, Farah knighted

LONDON (AFP) – Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will each receive a knighthood in the New Year Honours. Murray s knighthood caps a dream season for the Scot, who finished as the year-end world number one for the first time after ending Novak Djokovic s long spell at the top. The 29-year-old

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Federer makes return to tennis down under

PERTH, Australia (AFP) – Roger Federer makes his long-awaited return to tennis after six months out with a knee injury in Sunday s mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth ahead of next month s Australian Open. The Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion has not played a match since July when he tumbled during the final set of

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Serena lands in New Zealand ahead of season opener

AUCKLAND Reuters) – Newly-engaged Serena Williams touched down in Auckland on Friday and quickly made her way to the court to hit some balls ahead of the start of her 2017 season. The 22-times grand slam singles champion announced her engagement on Thursday to Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social media company Reddit, who accompanied

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Pakistan fined for slow over-rate against Australia

DUBAI (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan was fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against Australia during the second Test that ended in Melbourne on Friday. Ranjan Madugalle of the Elite Panel of International Cricket Council (ICC) Match Referees imposed the fine after Misbah-ul-Haq’s side was ruled to be two overs short of its target when time

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