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Cristiano Ronaldo extends Real Madrid deal to 2021

(Web Desk) – Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to retire at Real Madrid after agreeing a bumper new five-year contract to be signed on Monday that ties him to the Spanish giants until 2021. “The official event for the renewal of Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract will take place tomorrow, Monday November 7, at 1:30pm [local time] in

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Australia needs run record to beat S. Africa

PERTH: South Africa set Australia 539 to win on the fourth day of the opening Test against Australia in Perth Sunday, ensuring the home side has to produce the greatest-ever fourth innings run chase at the ground to beat them. The visitors declared their second innings at 540 for eight after Vernon Philander was bowled

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Filipino southpaw Manny Pacquiao reclaimed the World Boxing

LAS VEGAS (Web desk ) – Filipino southpaw Manny Pacquiao reclaimed the World Boxing Organization welterweight title for the third time with a unanimous decision victory over former champion Jesse Vargas in his comeback fight on Saturday. The 37-year-old Pacquiao systematically dismantled the former welterweight champion despite Vargas´ size and reach advantage. He used a

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Shoulder surgery: Dale Steyn set to be sidelined for six months

PERTH: The playing future of South African fast bowler Dale Steyn appeared in grave doubt Friday, with the cricketer expected to need surgery on his troublesome right shoulder as he faces the prospect of being sidelined for at least six months. Steyn, who first hurt his shoulder late last year, aggravated the problem before lunch

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Sultan of Johor Cup: Australia trounce Pakistan 8-1

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – This match at the Sultan of Johor Cup Hockey for under 21 national teams in Johor Bahru (Malaysia) was between the joint leaders, each on seven points, playing their fourth match of the round robin. But it turned out to be a completely one sided affair as Australia, excelling in all

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Kraigg Brathwaite surges into top 20 of ICC Test rankings for first time

DUBAI (Sarzameen News) – West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite has moved into the top 20 of the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen for the first time after playing a stellar role in his team’s five-wicket win over Pakistan in the third and final Test in Sharjah that ended on Thursday. Brathwaite, who

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West Indies defeat Pakistan to end winless streak

SHARJAH: Kraigg Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich struck unbeaten half-centuries to guide West Indies to a first test victory in 14 matches as the Caribbean side beat Pakistan by five wickets on the final morning of the third test in Sharjah on Thursday. Opener Brathwaite, who carried his bat for an unbeaten 142 in the first

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South Africa 175-7 against Australia

PERTH, Australia: South Africa´s batsmen struggled in the first Test against Australia in Perth on Thursday and the visitors were at 175 for 7 at tea on the opening day. After winning the toss and electing to bat, the visitors were immediately on the back foot on a bouncy WACA pitch and their hopes of

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Squash: Did Pakistan´s Khan really win 555 in a row?

LONDON: Pakistan squash legend Jahangir Khan is famed for winning 555 matches in a row, but a new book has cast doubt on the figure and says it might be much lower. In “Jahangir Khan 555”, authors Rod Gilmour and Alan Thatcher say nobody was keeping proper records during Khan´s five-and-a-half-year unbeaten run from 1981

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Brathwaite, Holder put Pakistan under pressure in the third test

SHARJAH (Web Desk) – Brathwaite held together West Indies’ first innings of 337 with a resolute 142 not out before Holder jolted Pakistan with three wickets in 17 balls to propel the tourists into a strong position at the end of the third day. At close Pakistan were struggling at 87-4 with opener Azhar Ali

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