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Cricket: Amla’s maiden T20 century in vain

-File Photo NEW DELHI – South African batsman Hashim Amla cracked his maiden Twenty20 century but his sublime knock for his Indian Premier League side Kings XI Punjab went in vain. Amla hit a 60-ball 104 not out to help Punjab post 198-4 but Mumbai Indians achieved the target with ...

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Cricket: Retiring duo Misbah, Khan lead Pakistan against Windies

-File Photo KINGSTON, Jamaica – West Indies and Pakistan get a three-Test series underway on Friday at Sabina Park in Jamaica with both teams struggling in the midst of challenging transition periods. Despite victories in both the T20 and One-Day International series earlier in the tour, the tourists have shaped ...

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Australia get pace boost for Champions Trophy

-File Photo SYDNEY – Fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson were Thursday named in Australia’s 15-man squad for next month’s ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales. Starc has recovered from a stress fracture in his right foot which sent him home from Australia’s Test series in India last ...

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Cricket: Gayle first to hit 10,000 Twenty20 runs

-File Photo NEW DELHI – Chris Gayle has become the first batsman to accumulate 10,000 Twenty20 runs, going past the milestone during a match-winning blitz in the Indian Premier League. Swashbuckling West Indian Gayle, 37, who plies his trade across the world’s Twenty20 leagues, smashed 77 off 38 balls with ...

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Do you know about Undertaker’s biggest phobia?

-WWE Mark William Calaway known to the world as ‘The Undertaker’ was the scariest and loved character to ever step inside the WWE ring. The WWE Universe has never seen the Deadman backing down from any wrestler but he does have a very strange phobia that Bruce Prichard (former manager ...

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Rising star Dybala is Messi’s mirror image

-File Photo BARCELONA – Diminutive, dynamic and armed with a deadly left foot, Paulo Dybala could be a prototype of a Lionel Messi clone. The similarities between the two Argentines, who face off in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg between Juventus and Barcelona, have been noted by Dybala’s strike ...

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Sharjeel, Khalid handed spot-fixing evidence

—Business Recorder LAHORE: Pakistan cricket authorities on Friday handed spot-fixing evidence to opening batsmen Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif as a court rejected an appeal challenging the investigation. Khalid had challenged the ongoing spot-fixing inquiry in Lahore high court but had to appear before the anti-corruption unit of the Pakistan ...

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Pak boxers to participate in Asian C’ship

-File Photo ISLAMABAD : Pakistan team will be announced on April 20 for participation in Asian Boxing Championship scheduled to be held in Uzbekistan. Talking to APP, Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF), General Secretary, Lt. Col. Muhammad Nasir Ijaz Tung the Asian Boxing Championship would be held from April 30 to ...

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Chelsea, not Arsenal, in Pochettino’s sights

  -File Photo LONDON – Tottenham Hotspur have “bigger things” in their sights than finishing above Arsenal this season as they step up their pursuit of Premier League leaders Chelsea, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino. Tottenham last finished above Arsenal in 1995, but currently have a 14-point advantage over their ...

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