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Osaka returns to top three after defeating Barty in Beijing


October 8, 2019

Naomi Osaka´s win over world number one Ashleigh Barty in Beijing at the weekend lifted the Japanese player back into the top three in the new WTA rankings released on Monday. It meant back-to-back WTA Tour titles for the 21-year-old, who won the Australian Open in January, but then failed to match those high standards at the next three Grand …

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Liverpool in pole position to end title drought as Man City falter


October 8, 2019

Liverpool have lived through enough near misses in 30 years not to take anything for granted in October, but an eight-point lead in the Premier League gives Jurgen Klopp´s men a golden opportunity to end that long wait. The European champions came agonisingly close to fulfilling their title dreams in May, losing out to Manchester City by just one point, …

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Karachi umpire dies from heart attack while supervising cricket match


October 8, 2019

KARACHI: Umpire Naseem Shaikh passed away after  he suffered from a heart attack  while supervising the cricket match here at the TMC ground on Monday. He was rushed to a hospital but he breathed his last on the way. Naseem Shaikh was supervising a match of the Sindh Bar Council Cricket Tournament. Umpire Naseem Shaikh, a resident  of Liaquatabad, had  …

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Inzi-like Sharma has better technique than Sehwag: Akhtar


October 8, 2019

Pakistan pace legend Shoaib Akhtar has said that Indian batsman Rohit Sharma’s batting technique is better than Virender Sehwag — the Rawalpindi Express’ old adversary, with whom he had many an on-field battles. Akhtar was effusive in praise for Sharma, who opened the innings in Tests for India for the first time recently, and hit twin centuries, which were central …

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Umar Akmal equals record of bagging most T20I ducks


October 8, 2019

LAHORE: Umar Akmal, Pakistan’s middle-order batsman has proved to be the unluckiest player to make a come back with a ‘bang’ of two consecutive ‘golden ducks’ and two unwanted records in Twenty20 International cricket — setting a Pakistan record of bagging the most ducks on Saturday and equaling world record of the most ducks on Monday. When he was dismissed …

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Rajapaksa, Pradeep set up Sri Lanka series win over Pakistan


October 8, 2019

LAHORE: Newcomer Bhanuka Rajapaksa hit a whirlwind half-century while Nuwan Pradeep and Wanindu Hasaranga recorded career-best bowling figures as Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 35 runs in the second Twenty20 international in Lahore on Monday. Rajapaksa´s 77 off 48 balls lifted Sri Lanka to a challenging total of 182-6 — the left-hander blasting six sixes and four fours in a …

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Youth pushing England, Italy to brink of Euro 2020 qualification


October 8, 2019

PARIS: England and Italy are closing in on qualification for Euro 2020 as the two countries´ talented young squads search for the single win that would guarantee them a place at a landmark tournament with matches to spare. The pair are two of five teams that can qualify for next summer´s tournament in the coming round of matches, held over …

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Facebook agrees to provide training to Pakistani entrepreneurs


October 8, 2019

PESHAWAR: The social networking giant has agreed to train young Pakistani entrepreneurs and businessmen, it emerged Sunday. According to a Radio Pakistan report, the Facebook delegation in a meeting with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra agreed to provide training to the emerging talent. Facebook, as per the report, will hold training and consultation sessions with entrepreneurs and business …

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Amazon’s warehouse worker wage appeal turned down by US Supreme Court


October 8, 2019

The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Amazon’s bid to avoid a lawsuit seeking to ensure that warehouse workers for the e-commerce giant get paid for the time it takes them to go through extensive post-shift security screenings. The justices, on the first day of their new term, turned away an appeal by Amazon and a contractor of …

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French director Besson speaks on allegations of indecent behaviour


October 8, 2019

PARIS: French film director Luc Besson on Monday denied raping or drugging a young actress — the first time the maker of “The Fifth Element” has spoken publicity about the sex allegations against him. A judge reopened a rape investigation into the movie mogul on Friday, eight months after Paris prosecutors had dropped a case brought by the Dutch-Belgian actress …

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