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Pakistan ‘not optimistic’ about playing India: Khan – Indian opener Sehwag announces international retirement

NEW DELHI, Oct 20, (AFP): Pakistan’s cricket chief said Tuesday he was not optimistic about resuming ties with India after hardline Hindu activists sabotaged talks between the two sides. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan was due to meet Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank …

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2015 RS:X World Championship officially open – Ceremony held at Millennium Resort Mussanah

MUSCAT, Oct 19: The Sultanate of Oman officially welcomed the 2015 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships to its shores with a ceremony at the Millennium Resort Mussanah, part of the purpose-built Olympic-standard sports village that 140 athletes (82 men and 58 women) from 42 different countries will call home for the …

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Indian activists storm BCCI over Pak talks – ICC exploring cricket inclusion in Olympics 

MUMBAI, Oct 19, (AFP): Dozens of activists stormed the Mumbai offices of India’s cricket board on Monday to disrupt planned talks on resuming matches against Pakistan, the latest protest by hardline Hindu activists in the city. Around three dozen supporters of the Shiv Sena party barged into the headquarters of …

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Platini hits back over FIFA payment row – Soccer body’s leaders meet amidst latest scandal storm 

PARIS, Oct 19, (Agencies): UEFA chief Michel Platini on Monday admitted he had no written contract for a $2.0 million payment from FIFA president Sepp Blatter as his chances of replacing the Swiss veteran as head of the world body nosedived ahead of a key FIFA council meeting in Zurich …

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Logano triumphs at Kansas Speedway – ‘That’s good, hard racing’ 

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, Oct 19, (AP): Joey Logano kept peeking around Matt Kenseth as the laps ticked away at Kansas Speedway, the two of them in entirely different situations in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Logano had nothing to lose. Kenseth had just about everything. So when Logano …

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Emirati player jailed

DUBAI, Oct 19, (RTRS): Emirati footballer Abdullah Qassem was jailed for three months after insulting national team coach Mahdi Ali in a video, local media reported. The 29-year-old had made indecent gestures and criticised Ali after the coach had not included him in the team, The National newspaper reported on …

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Clubs reject FIFA decision to suspend Kuwait – MP recommends punishment for clubs that violate country’s laws

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: In what seems to be the last attempt to rescue the situation, some sports clubs in the country have declared outright rejection of FIFA’s decision to suspend Kuwait. Seven clubs out of 16 endorsed a proposal filed by the Chairman of Salmiya Sports Club Sheikh Turki …

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Unbeaten Golovkin pummels Lemieux to unify titles – Nicaragua’s Gonzalez retains WBC flyweight belt

NEW YORK, Oct 18, (AFP): Gennady Golovkin looked dynamic in his coming out party Saturday and now says he wants to rule the suddenly resurgent middleweight division and make boxing history at the same time. “I am happy I gave my friends and fans a big show,” said Golovkin after …

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De Kock and Morkel power Proteas to 2-1 lead in India – SA win by 18 runs

RAJKOT, India, Oct 18, (AFP): Quinton de Kock hit 103 and Morne Morkel claimed four for 39 as South Africa brushed aside India by 18 runs in the third oneday international in Rajkot on Sunday. De Kock, the 22-year-old lefthanded opener, took advantage of a flat pitch to notch up …

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Celta joint top, Griezmann lifts Atletico

MADRID, Oct 18, (RTRS): Celta Vigo joined Real Madrid and Barcelona at the top of La Liga when Nolito’s late strike snatched a 2-1 victory at 10-man Villarreal, while Atletico Madrid stayed firmly in the hunt thanks to a 2-0 success at Real Sociedad on Sunday. Surprise package Celta, who …

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