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T20 win against England “good omen” for Pakistan cricket: Wasim Akram

MANCHESTER: Former captain and ultimate ‘Swing ka Sultan’ Wasim Akram hailed Pakistan’s remarkable win in one-off T20I against England at Old Trafford on Thursday...

Djokovic, Monfils set to renew long, lopsided rivalry

NEW YORK: Novak Djokovic boasts a dozen wins in as many matches against Gael Monfils, but the world number one remains wary of the exuberant Frenchman heading into their...

Golf: Woods targets October return to competition

NEW YORK: Tiger Woods said Thursday he hopes to return to competitive golf next month at a tournament in California, but the 14-time major champion warned his...

Tennis: Nishikori stuns Murray to reach US Open semis

NEW YORK: Kei Nishikori stunned Andy Murray to reach the US Open semi-finals, holding his nerve in a breathtaking final set to move two wins away from becoming the first...

Two-tier Test plan axed after India-led backlash

NEW DELHI : Controversial plans to create a two-tier Test system have been scrapped by cricket’s world governing body after the powerful Indian board led a backlash,...

12-time Olympics medallist Lochte banned for 10 months

LOS ANGELES: US swimmer Ryan Lochte has been hit with a 10-month suspension following his bogus gunpoint robbery story during a drunken night out at the Olympics, two...

Pietersen warns Morgan against Bangladesh no-show

LONDON: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has told current limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan he will be putting his international future in jeopardy if he opts out...

Determined Sarfraz aims to end England tour on a high

MANCHESTER: Sarfraz Ahmed is ready to put his stamp on Pakistan’s Twenty20 captaincy, in his first match in charge since his appointment five months ago. Sarfraz...

Wozniacki, Kerber put friendship aside at US Open

NEW YORK: Caroline Wozniacki and Angelique Kerber are joined by friendship, Polish roots and cosy coffee chats, but on Thursday they´ll be ruthless in pursuit of a...

Maxwell ton fires Aussies to 85-run win in 1st T20

Pallekele, Sri Lanka: Opener Glenn Maxwell´s blistering century in Australia´s world record 263 powered the visitors to a comprehensive 85-run win over Sri Lanka in...