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World Cup kicks off in Russia

The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow is hosting the opening match of the World Cup. Photo: AFP The World Cup kicks off in Russia Thursday as the host nation take on Saudi Arabia in front of 80,000 people in Moscow after President Vladimir Putin officially declares the tournament open. Russia is ...

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Mohamed Salah shrugs off injury to join Egypt training

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah takes part in a training session at the Akhmat Arena stadium in Grozny on June 12, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. Photo: AFP Mohamed Salah gave Egypt’s World Cup hopes a huge boost Wednesday when he joined a squad training session at their ...

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England beat Australia by three wickets in 1st ODI

England returned to winning ways after their shock six-run defeat by Scotland with a three-wicket victory over Australia in their one-day international series-opener at The Oval on Wednesday. However, the world’s top-ranked ODI side made hard work of chasing down a modest target of 215 before finishing on 218 for ...

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Slick Pakistan too strong for Scotland in T20 rout

The Pakistan team pose for a photograph with the trohy after winning both of their Twenty20 International cricket matches against Scotland, on the secongd day at the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / ANDY BUCHANAN Shoaib Malik blasted a quick-fire 49 as ...

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Eight PSL matches to be played in Pakistan next year

Eight matches of Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) 2019 edition will be played in the country. The decision was taken during a meeting between the officials of Pakistan Cricket Board and PSL franchises in Lahore on Tuesday. Earlier, it was reported that the board was looking to host the PSL entirely ...

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Ten players to look out for in FIFA World Cup 2018

Ronaldo (far left), James Rogriguez (left), Thomas Muller (centre), Neymar (right), Messi (far right) The 2018 FIFA World Cup is finally upon us and there will be plenty of football stars to look out for in this year’s mega event. Players from all over the world will be looking to ...

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Pakistan eye clean sweep over minnows Scotland

Pakistan will be playing the second Twenty20 International at Edinburgh on Wednesday with its eyes set on a whitewash over minnows Scotland. The second and final game of the two-match series will begin at 8:00pm Pakistan Standard Time. Pakistan won the first match of the two-game series by a comfortable ...

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Cricket legend Hadlee has cancer surgery

Cricketing great Richard Hadlee has undergone surgery for bowel cancer but is expected to make a full recovery, his wife Dianne said Wednesday. “Last month, Richard had a routine three-year colonoscopy and we discovered that he has bowel cancer,” she said in a statement. “He has since had an operation ...

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