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Pogba set for 100 million Manchester United return: reports

LONDON: Juventus’s French midfield star Paul Pogba looks set to be the subject of a 100million ($130m, 119m euros) bid by his former club, English Premier League giants Manchester United, British media reported on Wednesday. The 23-year-old will cost United dear as he left them for Juventus for nothing in ...

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Bayliss ponders spin options ahead of second Pakistan Test

LONDON: England coach Trevor Bayliss has said it’s possible the team could field two specialist spinners at home after Yorkshire leg-break bowler Adil Rashid was called into the squad for the second Test against Pakistan. Joining Rashid in an unusually large 14-man party were the fit-again duo of James Anderson ...

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Football: Lampard scores as City top Montreal

MONTREAL, July 18, 2016 (AFP) – Thomas McNamara set up first-half goals byDavid Villa and Jack Harrison, and Frank Lampard delivered the killing blow in New York City FC s 3-1 Major League Soccer victory over the Montreal Impact on Sunday. Spain s Villa opened the scoring with his MLS-leading 12th goal ...

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Yasir Shah soars to the top of ICC Test bowler rankings

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah, on Monday, moved up to the top position in the International Cricket Council’s Test bowler rankings. He replaced injured England pacer James Anderson to conquer the spot. Swabi-born Shah marked his first Test outside of Asia and the United Arab Emirates by taking 10 wickets in ...

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Lord’s Test: Pakistan consolidate on 107-run lead

LONDON: Pakistan on Saturday stretched their second innings lead to 107 after a 38-run partnership between Shan Masood and One-day International skipper Azhar Ali. The duo stabilised the innings after Misbah-ul-Haq-led Pakistan faced an early blow in the form of Mohammad Hafeez’s dismissal. The right-handed batsman was caught, in slip ...

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Pakistan bat against England as Amir returns

Amir returned for first Test appearance since infamous ‘spot-fixing’ match against England in 2010.  LONDON (AFP) – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test against England at Lord’s on Thursday. As expected, Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir returned for his first Test appearance since the ...

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Sorry, no talent in Pakistan: Shahid Afridi

LONDON (Web Desk) – Former Pakistan Twenty20 captain Shahid Khan Afridi has said that there are several matters in Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) which need to be addressed, reported on Wednesday. In an interview with BBC Urdu, the 36-year-old said he would have received notice from PCB if he says ...

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Anderson should have been in England squad for Lord’s Test

England should have gambled on seamer James Anderson’s fitness and included him in the squad for the first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s Cricket Ground, paceman Stuart Broad has said. Anderson, England’s most successful Test bowler with 454 wickets, was left out of England’s 12-man squad for the first match ...

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