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Sofia Kenin loses to Rybakina at Dubai Championships


February 19, 2020

DUBAI: Sofia Kenin lost her first WTA match since winning the Australian Open earlier this month as she went down 6-7 (2/7), 6-3, 6-3 to Elena Rybakina on Tuesday at the Dubai Championships. World number seven Kenin´s loss completed a hat-trick of seeded upsets on the fourth day of action in the United Arab Emirates. Title holder Belinda Bencic was …

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Celebrated cricket writer Qamar Ahmed’s autobiography launched


February 19, 2020

KARACHI: It was an evening to remember! Not just for the bevy of sports icons in the audience but for the entire gathering of eminent peo­ple who had converged at the auditorium of the imposing HBL Tower on Monday to celebrate the launch of the eagerly-awaited autobiography of acclaimed cricket writer and broadcaster Qamar Ahmed, titled ‘Far More Than A …

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Time off from Pakistan team helped Sarfraz work on fitness


February 19, 2020

KARACHI: Sarfraz Ahmed believes he has made most of the time spent on the sidelines of the Pakistan team. The wicket-keeper/batsman looks more sharper, leaner and fitter than he’s ever been and is ready to go for another Pakistan Super League title. Sarfraz did not want to talk about a potential comeback to the national side. Instead, sitting in the …

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5 fallen stars who desperately need to shine at PSL 2020


February 19, 2020

Making money in the absence of international home series and tackling a dearth of young talent were the two main problems that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) was meant to solve — and it has done that to a large extent. But there is a third motivating factor, too, which often gets overlooked; PSL tournaments also offer lifelines to former …

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Gold-medal-winning martial artists may not make it to Asian championship without govt support


February 19, 2020

Gold medallists Sher Abbas, Irshad Hussain, and Ali Mujtaba — who hail from the tribal district of Parachinar — said on Wednesday that despite winning over a 100 medals in international and domestic competitions, they remain without government patronage and have to train in severely underfunded facilities. They said that they bear all the costs related to their training and …

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‘United by Emotion’ chosen as Tokyo 2020 motto


February 18, 2020

TOKYO: ‘United by Emotion’ was revealed as the motto for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics on Monday as organisers look to hammer home the message of diversity and inclusion. Tennis player Naomi Osaka, who was born in Japan to a Haitian father and Japanese mother but raised in the US, narrated the motto’s promotional video. “We are each different, …

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Northern upstage MCC


February 18, 2020

LAHORE: A quick half-century from Ali Imran backed by some good bowling by Mubasir Khan and Munir Riaz Northern to a nine-run win against Marylebone Cricket Club in their Twenty20 exhibition match here at the Aitchison College ground on Monday. Chasing 153 for victory, the MCC faltered in the beginning losing first four wickets for 74 before they were finally …

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India to play day-night Test in Australia: Ganguly


February 18, 2020

NEW DELHI: India have agreed to play a day-night Test in Australia during the team’s 2020-21 tour, board president Sourav Ganguly has said. The decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) follows January’s meeting with a Cricket Australia delegation led by chairman Earl Eddings. India declined Australia’s offer to play a day-night Test during their most …

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Du Plessis quits as SA captain across all formats


February 18, 2020

CAPE TOWN: Faf du Plessis has quit as South Africa captain across all three formats of cricket, but will remain available for selection, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Monday. Du Plessis says he wants to take a step back from captaincy to allow a new generation of leaders to develop in the side, with the 35-year-old admitting earlier this …

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350 artists to perform at PSL opening ceremony


February 18, 2020

KARACHI: As many as 350 artists will perform in the opening ceremony of the HBL PSL 2020, which will be held at Karachi’s National Stadium on Thursday. The metropolitan city is expected to be set alight as artists from different music genres – sufi, pop, rock, bhangra and folk – will come together to perform at what will be the …

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