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Pakistan eye more dominance in ODI series

ABU DHABI – The third One-Day International of the five-match series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi today (Wednesday). Pakistan s head coach Mickey Arthur has urged his players to keep their winning momentum intact. Pakistan has a 2-0 lead in ...

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Amir back in Pakistan’s Twenty20 squad

Pakistan announced 16-man squad for the three-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka. LAHORE  – Pakistan recalled pace spearhead Mohammad Amir in the 16-man squad for the three-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka starting next week. The 25-year-old suffered a shin injury during the second Test in Dubai but is included ...

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Football: Real held by Lloris masterclass in Madrid

MADRID  – A pair of stunning second-half saves from Hugo Lloris salvaged a precious point for Tottenham Hotspur as they held European champions Real Madrid 1-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. Both sides remain unbeaten in this season s Champions League and well placed to progress to the last 16. ...

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Football: Rampant Reds hit seven to silence Klopp critics

MARIBOR – Liverpool eased the pressure on Jurgen Klopp as Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah inspired a 7-0 thrashing of Maribor in the Champions League on Tuesday. After drawing their first two European fixtures and spluttering in the Premier League, Liverpool arrived in Slovenia with critics questioning Klopp s signings and ...

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Football: Jesus earns Man City narrow win over Napoli

MANCHESTER  – Manchester City conceded two penalties — one that was squandered, one that was scored — as they edged Napoli 2-1 on Tuesday to tighten their grip on Champions League Group F. In a much-hyped clash of the highest-scoring teams in Europe s five major leagues, City swiftly went 2-0 ...

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Babar, Shadab steer Pakistan to win in second ODI

ABU DHABI  – Babar Azam scored a second successive hundred while Shadab Khan gave his career best bowling and batting to help Pakistan thump Sri Lanka by 32 runs in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi on Monday. One-drop batsman Babar knocked a fighting 133-ball 103 while Shadab scored ...

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Sri Lanka agree to play third T20 in Lahore: Sethi

LAHORE  – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi has said that Sri Lanka team would play the third T20 International against Pakistan at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. Talking to journalists on his arrival at the Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport from New Zealand on early Monday after attending the ...

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Golf: Woods swinging driver as rehab continues

LOS ANGELES  – Tiger Woods, who tantalized fans with a Twitter video of himself hitting a driver on Sunday, has been cleared by doctors to resume full golf activities, ESPN reported on Monday. The 14-time major champion hasn t played since February, when he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic. He ...

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