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McCullum hopes to return for Pakistan decider

AUCKLAND: Brendon McCullum said he expects to return to the New Zealand team for the deciding one-day international against Pakistan in Auckland on Sunday, however explosive opener Martin Guptill is now doubtful. Guptill twisted an ankle in training on Saturday and was rated by coach Mike Hesson as “a 50:50 ...

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Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis win Australian Open doubles title

MELBOURNE: World number one doubles pairing Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza clinched their first Australian Open doubles title together with a 7-6(1) 6-3 victory over Czech pair Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka on Friday. It was the 12th grand slam women’s doubles title for Hingis while the third for India’s ...

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NZ stadium announcer admonished for disrespectfully taunting Amir

Wellington (Web Desk) – New Zealand Cricket on Wednesday has reprimanded heavily stadium announcer for taunting tainted fast bowler Mohammad Amir during third Twenty20 against NZ, reported espncricinfo. The announcer Mark McLeod, who has served the board for so long, had played a cash register sound effect during one of ...

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Has Pakistan always been this ordinary in the shortest format?

Ice-cool waters, lush green plains, overcast skies: New Zealand is serenity’s darling, isn’t it? To attribute the same calmness to its cricket side, would be naivety at its undiluted best, given the team’s recent 2-0 annihilation of Sri Lanka and its 2-1 rout of Pakistan. But has Pakistan always been ...

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Aisam suffers first-round loss at Australian Open

Pakistan’s lone flag-bearer in the international tennis arena, Aisam-ul-haq-Qureshi, suffered the worst possible start to the 2016 season, crashing out in the first round of the Australian Open men’s doubles event on Thursday. Aisam and partner Jonathan Marray of Britain were up against Bruno Soares of Brazil and Jamie Murray ...

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Amir Khan to take on Garcia-Guerrero fight winner

LOS ANGELES: British boxer Amir Khan of Pakistani origin, who holds a record 31-3 with 19 knockouts, will be the mandatory challenger for the winner of the fight between Danny Garcia and Roberto Guerrero, scheduled on Saturday. After Floyd Mayw­eather Jr. announced his retirement last September, the title was vacated. ...

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