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Asia Cup 2018 kicks off in the UAE

SAMAA Digital will be bringing you match updates and other news in its show Silly Point

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Defiant Australian paper reprints ‘racist’ Serena cartoon

Mark Knight’s caricature was originally printed on Monday

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Cook’s farewell knock helps England seize control

It took Cook 13 nervy balls to get off the mark before a trademark nudge off his legs got him moving

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Aik Awam Unity Cup: The battle for the quarterfinal spots is on

The Aik Awam Unity Cup is being organised to commemorate Defence Day and pay tribute to the footballers of the country

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Teams continue to impress in the Aik Awam Unity Cup 2018

The Aik Awam Unity Cup is being organised by the Elaj Trust and Aik Awam Movement to commemorate Defence Day

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Cook exit in final Test sparks England collapse

Alastair Cook’s exit for 71 sparked a slump that saw six wickets lost for 48 runs with England captain Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Sam Curran all out for noughts

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Young footballers kick off Aik Awam Unity Cup in Karachi

The tournament also pays tributes to football legends of Pakistan

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PTV to launch separate sports and children’s channels: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry

A dedicated channel for the children under the age of sixteen will also be launched, the information minister said.

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Kohli falls short of century as India fight back

India captain Virat Kohli fell three runs short of a hundred but had the satisfaction of leading a batting revival on the first day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday. At stumps India were 307 for six after losing the toss. A day of fluctuating fortunes ended when James Anderson,…

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Asian Games 2018 to kick off with a colourful opening ceremony

The 2018 Asian Games will kick off in Indonesian city of Jakarta on Saturday with a colourful opening ceremony which include performances by 4000 dancers and a 100-member orchestra.

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Jakarta workmen hold their own ‘Asian Games’

Jakarta workmen held their own version of the Asian Games in the city’s streets as they downed tools for Indonesia’s annual independence day celebrations on Friday. Workers played football, held tugs-of-war and climbed a greasy bamboo pole as part of their traditional celebrations, held this year a day ahead of the Games’ opening ceremony. Jakarta…

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England recall Stokes for third Test against India

England have recalled Ben Stokes to their starting lineup for the third Test against India in Nottingham.

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Liga announces landmark free-to-air deal with Facebook in subcontinent

All 380 league matches for the new season, which begins on Friday, would be available to viewers in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka

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Cleared Stokes fuels fiery debate about his future

The 27-year-old New Zealand-born all-rounder faces an internal disciplinary enquiry by the Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) following his acquittal by unanimous decision of a jury on Tuesday

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Ashraful eyes Bangladesh comeback as ban ends

Former Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful said Monday that has set his sights on a comeback with the national side after his five-year ban for match-fixing ended. “I am feeling really nice as I was waiting for this day for the last five years. (I told myself) when August 13, 2018 came I would be available…

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England swing kings seal second Test rout of India

James Anderson and Stuart Broad shared eight wickets before Chris Woakes completed a brilliant return to international duty with the final blow as England thrashed India by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test at Lord’s on Sunday. India, the world’s top-ranked Test side, failed to cope with overcast and swing-friendly conditions in…

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Pakistan favorites to win World Cup 2019, says Mohammad Yousuf

Former batsman Mohammad Yousuf believes Pakistan is favorites to win the next years’ ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.

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‘Heading the ball’ riskier for female footballers: study

Brain damage from heading a football may be five times more extensive in women than men, said a US study Tuesday based on nearly 100 amateur players

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IAAF maintains ban on Russia over widespread doping

Russia’s ban from international athletics over widespread doping has been maintained by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

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Pakistan and the history of highest individual scores

Pakistan Cricket has progressed well over the years; there was a time when no batsman from Pakistan crossed 150 runs in an innings but then for over a decade, Pakistan held the world record for highest individual innings. As the eras changed and the game became more batsmen friendly, batsmen have now started to score…

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Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe for ODI series sweep

Pakistan completed a series whitewash over Zimbabwe with a 131-run win on Sunday in the fifth and final match at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. On another record-setting day for the visitors, Fakhar Zaman became the fastest player in history to reach 1,000 career runs in one-day international cricket as Pakistan amassed 364 for 4….

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