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Pakistan mark Lanka return with T20 ‘win’ – ‘We are ready to host int’l cricket’

LAHORE, Pakistan, Oct 29, (AFP): Pakistan marked the return of Sri Lanka with a 3-0 Twenty20 series whitewash on Sunday, as officials hoped it will help reestablish the country’s reputation for hosting international cricket. The third and final Twenty20 match, which Pakistan comfortably won by 36 runs at Gaddafi stadium …

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England crush Spain, win 1st U-17 WC – Foden the hero

KOLKATA, Oct 28, (AFP): Manchester City starlet Phil Foden scored twice as England came from behind to crush Spain 5-2 in the Under 17 World Cup final on Sunday. Victory added to England’s growing list of youth honours — they have won the Under 20 World Cup and European Under …

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Uncontested, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber elected Arab Tennis Federation chief

CAIRO, Oct 28, (KUNA): Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Abdullah of Kuwait was elected on Friday, by acclamation, as chairman of the Arab Tennis Federation for a four-year term, 2017-2021. In a statement to KUNA, Sheikh Ahmad, who is chairman of the Kuwait Tennis Federation (KTF), said the meeting of the Arab …

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Pedrosa grabs pole in Malaysia MotoGP, Marquez crashes – Dovizioso takes front row spot

SEPANG, Malaysia, Oct 28, (AFP): Dani Pedrosa snatched pole position in the dying seconds of a thrilling qualifying session for the Malaysian MotoGP on Saturday as world title hopeful Marc Marquez recovered from a crash to finish seventh. Marquez looked on course to set the fastest pace of the weekend …

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India ‘thrash’ NZ amid 2nd ODI pitch-tampering storm – Hosts beat tourists by 6 wickets, level series 1-1

PUNE, India, Oct 25, (AFP): Half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik fired India to a comfortable six-wicket win over New Zealand after a pitch-tampering storm threatened the second one-day international in Pune on Wednesday. Dhawan scored a classy 68 and Karthik notched an unbeaten 64 as India made 232-4 …

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Garcia keeps campaign alive with ‘epic win’ over Svitolina – Wozniacki floors top-ranked Halep at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE, Oct 25, (AFP): World number eight Caroline Garcia kept her WTA Finals campaign alive with an epic three-set victory over Elina Svitolina in Singapore on Wednesday. Down 5-3 and on the brink of elimination, Garcia dug deep and reeled off four straight games to prevail 6-7 (9/7), 6-3, 7-5 …

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England book U-17 WC final spot

Liverpool player Rhian Brewster scored a second hat-trick in two games Wednesday to send favourites Brazil crashing out of the Under-17 World Cup and England into their first final. The striker, who scored three goals in the 4-1 quarter-final win over the United States, floored the South American giants in …

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Shinwari leads Pakistan’s ‘whitewash’ of Sri Lanka – Pak achieve 9-wkt win for 5-0 series sweep

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, Oct 23, (AFP): Left-arm paceman Usman Shinwari destroyed Sri Lanka with a five-wicket burst to help Pakistan achieve a convincing nine-wicket win in the fifth and final match for a 5-0 clean sweep of the series on Monday. Shinwari’s 5-34 in seven overs reduced Sri Lanka …

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KIFF League new season ‘kicks off’ on October 27

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23: The Kuwait Indian Football Federation (KIFF) is all geared to usher in the new season on Oct 27, at the Bayan Grounds. The new season kicks off with the KIFF League for the late J.P. D’Mello Memorial Trophy. Fourteen affiliates registered with the federation are seeded …

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Pats continue mastery of Falcons – Cowboys on fire

FOXBOROUGH, Mass, Oct 23, (AP): Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and the New England Patriots toyed with the Atlanta Falcons – sound familiar? – 23-7 in a fog-filled Super Bowl rematch Sunday night that wasn’t particularly super. New England scored the final 31 points to win the NFL championship …

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