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Racists out of tune with changing world: Archer


November 12, 2019

LONDON: England’s fast-bowling sensation Jofra Archer says cricket fans who resort to racist abuse should realise times have moved on and the world is a much more multicultural place. The Barbados-born bowler has quickly become a favourite with the England fans since he became eligible to play for his adopted country earlier this year. The Sussex star benefited from the …

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Asad, Babar score unbeaten centuries against Australia ‘A’


November 12, 2019

PERTH: Babar Azam reinforced his standing as Pakistan’s tailsman, scoring a commanding unbeaten century at the start of the three-day pink-ball tour match against Australia ‘A’ here on Monday. Test stalwart Asad Shafiq also reached triple figures before Pakistan went to stumps at 336-3 at Perth Stadium. A strong Australia ‘A’ pace attack led by Michael Neser and Jhye Richardson …

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Afghanistan post 249-7 against West Indies in third ODI


November 12, 2019

A century stand between Asghar Afghan and Mohammad Nabi lifted Afghanistan to 249 for seven in the third one-day international against West Indies on Monday. Afghan, who made 86, put on 127 runs with Nabi, 50 not out, for the sixth wicket after Afghanistan slipped to 118-5 in Lucknow. The West Indies, who have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the …

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Nadal loses ATP Finals opener to Zverev as Tsitsipas triumphs


November 12, 2019

LONDON: Rafael Nadal was beaten by defending champion Alexander Zverev in straight sets at the ATP Finals on Monday as Stefanos Tsitsipas got his campaign off to a flying start. The Spanish top seed, who has never won the event, came into the tournament at London´s O2 Arena under an injury cloud and was well short of his imperious best …

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Gatland says no to All Blacks top job


November 12, 2019

WELLINGTON: Former Wales coach Warren Gatland confirmed Tuesday he has turned down an offer to apply for the All Blacks head coaching job. The New Zealand-born Gatland told Radio Sport his loyalties lie with the Waikato Chiefs club and coaching the British and Irish Lions in 2021. New Zealand Rugby has invited 26 New Zealand coaches to apply for the …

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Sri Lanka introduces stricter penalties against match-fixing to reduce graft scandals


November 12, 2019

Sri Lanka introduced tough penalties for match-fixing and tightened sports betting restrictions on Monday in a bid to stamp out graft scandals that have dogged the country´s cricket team. Allegations of corruption have plagued Sri Lankan cricket for years, including claims of match-fixing ahead of an international Test against England last year. “Many tried to prevent this piece of legislation, …

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Liverpool beat Man City to boost hopes of historic title triumph


November 11, 2019

Liverpool took a huge step towards a first league title in 30 years by beating defending champions Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield on Sunday to open up an eight-point lead at the top of the table. Two goals in the first 13 minutes from Fabinho and Mohamed Salah gave the European champions a dream start before Sadio Mane’s diving header …

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‘Not just a win for me but for all of Pakistan,’ snooker champion Mohammad Asif says upon return home


November 11, 2019

Returning to Karachi after winning the title of the IBSF World Snooker Championship, second seed Mohammad Asif on Monday said that his victory was not just his win alone, but one for all of Pakistan. On Saturday, Asif coasted to an 8-5 victory over unseeded Jefrey Roda of Philippines in the final of the championship in Antalya. Carrying his trophy, he was …

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CRICKET: THE NEW BALL CHALLENGE


November 11, 2019

There are a few tasks as daunting as climbing Mount Everest, and to open the batting in a Test match in Australia seems to be one of them — especially if the openers hail from the Indian subcontinent where batsmen grow up playing on low, flat tracks. Before the advent of ‘drop-in’ pitches in Australia, wickets (pitches) were quite notorious …

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