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Chris Gayle smashes 18 sixes in T20 innings, breaks own record

KARACHI: Flamboyant West Indian batsman Chris Gayle created a new world record of most sixes in a T20 innings by hitting 18 sixes in the final of Bangladesh Premier League on Tuesday in Dhaka. Gayle, playing for Rangpur Riders, smashed 18 sixes during his unbeaten innings of 146 off 69 deliveries to improve his previous world record of 17 sixes …

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Football: Celtic are still sharp, says Dembele

GLASGOW (AFP) – Celtic striker Moussa Dembele says his side’s focus remains on winning with Hamilton due to visit on Wednesday despite dropping points in two of their past three Scottish Premiership outings. The champions extended their record-breaking domestic unbeaten run to 68 games with a 2-2 draw with Hibernian on Sunday but came close to seeing it end as …

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Ronaldo v Neymar as Real draw PSG in Champions League

PARIS (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo s Real Madrid stand in the way of Neymar s Paris Saint-Germain after the big-spending duo were drawn together in the tie of the round in the Champions League last 16 on Monday. But there were mixed fortunes for England s five representatives, a record number of clubs from one country to make the last …

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Aqeel, Shehzad overcome Spanish-French duo to win ITF Future tennis tournament

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani pair Aqeel Khan and Shehzad Khan have won the ITF Future Tennis tournament in Islamabad after beating the Spanish/French duo of Pere Riba and Luka Pavlovic 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4). The final match of Serena Hotels ITF Futures Tennis Tournament 2017 was held in Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) Complex Garden Avenue. The Pakistani pair registered their historic …

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Ex-Italy keeper Zenga takes over at Crotone

ROME (AFP) – Italy s former international goalkeeper Walter Zenga has been appointed coach of Serie A strugglers Crotone. The 57-year-old replaces Devide Nicola who resigned on Wednesday after winning just 12 points from 15 games, leaving the club from southern Italy hovering just above the relegation zone. Zenga, who played 58 times for Italy and was Inter Milan s …

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Rising high: Pakistani female powerlifter bags four gold medals in international competition

(Web Desk) – Saniha Ghafoor, Pakistan’s female powerlifter, has won four gold medals in the 57 kg category in a powerlifting championship in Singapore. The powerlifter participated in the Oceania Pacific Powerlifting Championship on Saturday. Ghafoor won four medals in four categories. She succeeded in the 57-kg category for squats, bench press, dead lift and total weight. According to APP, …

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Amir Khan glad to be evicted from British reality show

(Web Desk) – Amir Khan said he is glad to be evicted out from a British TV reality show after the boxer had been involved in a bullying scandal with comedian Iain Lee. The Pakistan-origin boxer was voted out from I m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here due to not enough viewer votes. He was celebrating his 31st birthday …

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Football: Solo joins race for US Soccer Federation president

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Former US women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo joined the crowded race for the US Soccer Federation presidency on Thursday. Solo, 36, announced her candidacy with a post on Facebook titled “Why I’m running for President of U.S. Soccer”. Solo, a World Cup winner and two-time Olympic champion, last played for the USA at the 2016 …

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Olympics chief seeks North Korea visit – report

SEOUL (AFP) – Olympics chief Thomas Bach is hoping to visit North Korea as early as this month to discuss Pyongyang’s participation in the 2018 Winter Games, a report said Friday. South Korean organisers of the Pyeongchang Olympics are pushing for the North to compete as they hope to portray the event as a symbol of peace on the flashpoint …

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Sania Mirza names her favourite cricketer and it’s not Shoaib Malik

Ace Indian tennis star Sania Mirza revealed that her favourite cricketer is former Indian Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Sania was holding a question/answer session on microblogging website Twitter under hashtag ‘#sananswers . Another interesting fact that came up about Sania from the conversation with her fans was that Roger Federer is her favourite singles tennis player.

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