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  • England cricket team to tour Sri Lanka for first time in six years

    March 16, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    COLOMBO: England will tour Sri Lanka for the first time in over six years to play three Tests, five One-day Internationals (ODIs)and a one-off Twenty20 match, organisers said on Thursday. The tour will begin on October 10 with a day-night ODI at Dambulla, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement. There will be three day-night ODI matches in all while the T20 will also be a day-night

  • Injured Medvedeva hit ‘hard’ by missing worlds

    March 16, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    MOSCOW: Russia’s figure skating star Yevgenia Medvedeva said Thursday her withdrawal from next week’s world championships had hit her “hard”. The two-time world champion will miss her clash with compatriot Alina Zagitova in Milan after a recurrence of the right foot injury that sidelined her for two months late last year.“Pulling out of a competition

  • Halep, Osaka reach Indian Wells semi-finals

    March 16, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    INDIAN WELLS, California: World No 1 Simona Halep punched her ticket to the Indian Wells semi-finals with a 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 win over Croatia’s Petra Martic on Wednesday. Halep, of Romania, needed two hours and 23 minutes to put Martic away under taxing conditions as strong winds swirled around the main stadium court.“It was difficult conditions to play in today

  • Small mistakes let Lahore down: Devcich

    March 16, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    SHARJAH: Anton Devcich is a Qalandar at heart. And he is heartbroken at Lahore’s exit from HBL Pakistan Super League at the first hurdle. “As a squad, we all feel the pain of losses and we don’t play as we should. We had a few teething problems which we seem to have found out now. Hopefully, Lahore people realize what team they have got now,” the New Zealander

  • Softball coaches return after attending training course in Japan

    March 15, 2018 12:00 AM 9

    KARACHI: Pakistan softball coaches — Mohammad Zeeshan Merchant, Adil Zaman, Shiraz Asif and Mohammad Abbas — returned home after featuring in a training course in Japan, which was organised by Softball Confederation of Asia (SCA). “It is the first time in the game’s history that Pakistan coaches and junior players attended a training course outside the country

  • Pakistan cruise into Junior Davis Cup quarters

    March 15, 2018 12:00 AM 9

    KARACHI: Pakistan on Wednesday recorded their third consecutive victory by beating Kuwait 3-0 and qualified for the quarter-finals of the Junior Davis Cup being held in Colombo. Huzaifa Abdul Rehman put Pakistan 1-0 up after beating Kuwait’s Ali Shatti 6-0, 6-0 in the first match.Muhammad Shoaib recovered from a set down to beat Bader Antar 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 to give Pakistan

  • West Ham vow life bans for pitch invaders

    March 15, 2018 12:00 AM 6

    LONDON: West Ham have vowed to issue life bans to the fans who invaded the pitch at the club’s London Stadium during Saturday’s 3-0 defeat by Burnley. The Premier League game was marred by four separate pitch invasions as well as protests against West Ham’s board as hundreds of supporters congregated beneath the directors’ box.Co-owners David Sullivan

  • Braehmer plans legal challenge to force Smith bout

    March 15, 2018 12:00 AM 6

    BERLIN: Jurgen Braehmer is planning a legal challenge in the hope of facing Callum Smith in the super-middleweight final of the world boxing super series (WBSS) final. “I’m assuming I’m going to box and I’ve already got my lawyer on the case,” Braehmer told German newspaper the Maerkische Oder Zeitung.“I will prepare intensively for a fight against Smith

  • Kolyadin becomes first Kazakh Paralympic winner

    March 15, 2018 12:00 AM 8

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: A professional snow sculptor on Wednesday became Kazakhstan’s first ever gold medallist in the Winter Paralympics after storming to victory in cross-country skiing. Alexandr Kolyadin comes from a small town in the vast Central Asian country, and when he’s not racing over snow in skiing competitions, he’s crafting models out of it.Kolyadin

  • Zalmi exude confidence ahead of crunch games

    March 15, 2018 12:00 AM 6

    SHARJAH: Defending champions Peshawar Zalmi know that they are walking on thin ice.With just six points from eight matches, they have to win back-to-back weekend games against Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars in Sharjah to qualify for the HBL Pakistan Super League eliminators in Lahore next week. Another hiccup and they will join the Qalandars as the two teams