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I Am A Different Person Now, Says Paceman Amir

Tainted Pakistan fast-bowler Mohammad Amir, who is returning to the national side after a five-year spot-fixing ban, says he is a changed man now, and that he hopes to regain the cricket community’s trust with his performance. In an interview published Monday, Amir accepted his past mistakes, but urged team-mates ...

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Football: Leaders Arsenal look for title proof in 2016

LONDON (AFP) – As 2016 dawns, Premier League front-runners Arsenal go in search of evidence that they are capable of striking out on their own in pursuit of a first title since 2004. With Manchester United and Chelsea toiling, Liverpool rebuilding under Jurgen Klopp and Manchester City damagingly porous, Arsenal ...

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‘Doosra’ impossible to bowl without bending arm: Ashwin

NEW DELHI: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is adding a surprise leg-break to his already formidable bag of tricks but is convinced that the controversial ‘doosra’ cannot be bowled with a straight arm. The 29-year-old is basking in the glory of a stellar year in which he won back-to-back man-of-the-series awards ...

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Yearender: What sportsmen said in 2015

“I have no personal issues with Amir, it’s my personal opinion that I can’t share the dressing room with someone who hurt my country’s integrity.” Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez refusing to play in same Twenty20 team in Bangladesh with Mohammad Amir, the bowler who was jailed after being found guilty ...

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Football: Man Utd give Van Gaal respite in Chelsea draw

MANCHESTER (AFP) – Manchester United bought beleaguered manager Louis van Gaal a measure of respite with an improved display in Monday s 0-0 draw at home to under-performing Premier League champions Chelsea. Van Gaal previously admitted that he was contemplating leaving Old Trafford after a wretched slump in form, but although ...

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Aisamul Haq to leave for participation in Australian Open

LAHORE – National tennis star Aisamul Haq Qureshi will leave for Australia on Wednesday to participate inAustralian Open. Haq paid a visit to Pakistan Sweet Homes (PSH) and inaugurated tennis court at the site to promote sports among the youth. While talking to the media, he said that his partner in ...

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Doping case: Yasir Shah admits ‘mistake’

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah, the world’s highest-ranked slow bowler, has admitted his ‘mistake’ in the doping case today (Monday). The 29-year-old has informed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that he has mistakenly taken his wife’s blood pressure medicine in a hotel in Dubai. He said he had ...

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Australia skipper Steve Smith named ICC Cricketer of the Year

Australia captain Steve Smith was named ICC Cricketer of the Year for 2015 on Wednesday after scoring a world leading 1,734 runs at an average of 82.57 with seven centuries over the voting period. The 26-year-old right-hander kept the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy in Australia for the third straight year ...

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