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  • Sakai third Japanese to quit after WC exit

    July 7, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    BERLIN: Defender Gotoku Sakai has become the third Japanese player to retire from international duty on the heels of the squad’s heartbreaking World Cup exit following a last-gasp defeat to Belgium. “I have always tried to support the team, but I couldn’t return the trust with performances,” the 27-year-old Sakai, who plays for second division German

  • Momota beats Tommy in Indonesian Open quarters

    July 7, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    JAKARTA: Japan’s Kento Momota beat Indonesian shuttler Tommy Sugiarto 21-11 and 21-15 at the Indonesian Open quarter finals on Friday as he dominated his injured hometown rival. The 23-year-old’s victory vaults him to a semi-final clash with Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen, 19, or Malaysian veteran Lee Chong Wei, who beat Momota Sunday to clinch the Malaysia

  • Lankan Premier League postponed

    July 7, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    COLOMBO: Sri Lankan Cricket’s recent troubles continue after the board’s ambitious plans of conducting a franchise-based T20 tournament was postponed. The board is yet to confirm postponement of Lankan Premier League, but the talk of the event not happening has been doing the rounds since the elections of SLC was held by a court ruling in May. Tournament

  • Lyles lights up Lausanne, mayhem in 5000m

    July 7, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    LAUSANNE: American sprinter Noah Lyles matched a season’s best time of 19.69sec in the men’s 200m as Birhanu Balew won a 5000m marred by final bend mayhem at the Lausanne Diamond League on Thursday. Fresh from setting a best time of the year to capture the US 100m title last month the 20-year-old Lyles had enough up his sleeve to deny his compatriot

  • Thakur to replace Bumrah for England ODIs

    July 7, 2018 12:00 AM 4

    MUMBAI: Mumbai paceman Shardul Thakur has been called in as replacement for injured fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah for the upcoming three-match ODI series against England, a BCCI media release stated on Friday. Bumrah, while trying to stop the ball on his follow through, injured his left thumb during the first Twenty20 International against Ireland. He was subsequently

  • PCB officially launches complaint against BCCI

    July 7, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially launched a complaint against BCCI to International Cricket Council for not honouring the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by both boards and asked for compensation of seventy million dollars for financial loses. PCB chairman Najam Sethi will be flying to England to give final shape to its case against

  • Man United, Leicester to kick off Premier League season

    July 7, 2018 12:00 AM 3

    LONDON: Manchester United and their new big signing Brazilian Fred will face Leicester City in the first game of the Premier League season after their home match was moved to Friday, August 10, due to television demands. United’s neighbours and reigning champions Manchester City will have to wait until Sunday for their first outing when they travel to Arsenal

  • Edmund shoulders burden of facing Djokovic

    July 7, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    LONDON: When Andy Murray was ending Britain’s 76-year wait for a Grand Slam champion at the US Open in 2012, a teenage Kyle Edmund was recovering from a morale-sapping loss at a third-tier event in Canada, earning the princely sum of $200 in the process. Fast forward six years and it is Edmund who carries British hopes at Wimbledon as his compatriots

  • NBP basketball tournament from today

    July 7, 2018 12:00 AM 2

    KARACHI: The 13th NBP basketball tournament will begin here at the floodlit Arambagh court on Saturday (today). The organisers said that 12 outfits would vie for the title. The teams have been divided in two groups. Two sides from each pool will qualify for the semi-finals. On the opening day, Bounce Club will face Karachi Colts and Nishtar Club will take on Clifton

  • Simpson flirts with 59 on way to 61 and Greenbrier lead

    July 7, 2018 12:00 AM 1

    WASHINGTON: Former US Open champion Webb Simpson shook off a weather delay to fire a career-best 61 Thursday, grabbing a one-shot lead over Kim Whee after the first round of the US PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic. Simpson was within striking distance of a 59 on the Old White TPC course in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, but admitted he tried not to think