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Aussie media slam ‘classless’ Kohli

-File Photo SYDNEY: Australian media labelled Indian skipper Virat Kohli “classless” and childish on Wednesday after his provocative comments at the end of a hard-fought but incendiary Test series. Newspapers laid into the winning captain for saying he no longer counted the Australian players as friends, and they also took ...

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Brazil book World Cup berth, Argentina tumble

-File Photo MONTEVIDEO – Brazil became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday after beating Paraguay to clinch an eighth consecutive victory as Argentina’s campaign stumbled after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi. Five-time champions Brazil had been left waiting in suspense after goals from Neymar, ...

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Afghan women swimmers defy threats for Olympic dream

-File Photo KABUL – There are just 30 pools in Afghanistan, only one which welcomes girls — and it is facing militant threats for doing so. Nevertheless a handful are diving in, pioneers racing to achieve Olympic glory in Tokyo. The story of the 25-year-old coach and head of the ...

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ICC Champions Trophy coming to Pakistan

-Twitter The ICC Champions Trophy is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan on Wednesday. The trophy is on tour around the world and will arrive in Karachi today on Wednesday. As per media reports, the trophy will then travel to Edhi Homes, the Mohatta Palace and the University of Karachi on ...

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Former England keeper Read to retire at end of season

-File Photo LONDON – Former England wicket-keeper Chris Read will retire at the end of the forthcoming season, the Nottinghamshire captain announced Tuesday. Read, who will gave been with Midlands county Nottinghamshire for 20 seasons, will leave Trent Bridge to become director of cricket at the nearby private Uppingham School, ...

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Australia routs Pakistan 6-1 in first hockey test

—File Photo LAHORE: Pakistan opened its tour of Australia on a demoralizing note suffering 1-6 defeat at the hand of the home side at the Marrara hockey stadium in Darwin, the capital city of Australia’s Northern Territory on Tuesday. It was the first encounter of the 4-test hockey series between ...

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Aussies no longer friends, says Kohli

  -File Photo DHARAMSALA – Indian skipper Virat Kohli said he no longer considered Australian cricketers as friends after winning a tense Test series marked by bad blood in Dharamsala on Tuesday. Kohli, who remarked on his friendship with some Australian players before the series, said things had changed during ...

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Rahul, Rahane guide India to 2-1 series win

-REUTERS Lokesh Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane steered India to an eight-wicket win in the fourth and final test against Australia as the hosts secured a 2-1 series victory at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday. Rahul made 51 not out and Rahane added a rapid unbeaten 38 to ...

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Australia fast bowler Tait announces retirement

-File Photo Australian: Shaun Tait has announced his retirement from all forms of the game on Monday due to persistent elbow injuries. Tait, who had retired from first-class cricket in 2009 and one-day internationals in 2011, continued to play as a Twenty20 specialist, with his last match coming for the ...

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