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  • TMELBOURNE - The big names in tennis booked their spot in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday, with the likes of Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep and Serena Williams all cruising to victory. Although it took world No. 1 Djokovic four sets to dispatch of talented teen Denis Shapovalov, ...

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  • TABU DHABI - Shane Lowry won the Abu Dhabi Championship after being taken to the final hole Saturday. Lowry claimed his fourth European Tour title with a one-shot victory over South African Richard Sterne. Lowry had an overnight lead of three shots but that was quickly wiped out as the Irishman ...

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  • TCORTINA D’AMPEZZO - Austrian skier Ramona Siebenhofer made it back-to-back World Cup downhill victories with another win Saturday, while Lindsey Vonn finished tied for ninth in the second race of her return from injury. Siebenhofer, who had her first career win in Friday’s race, ...

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  • TLAKE BUENA VISTA - Brooke Henderson of Canada kept out of trouble and kept bogeys off her card Friday on her way to a 4-under 67 and a two-shot lead in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, the winners-only start to the LPGA Tour season. Henderson had the only bogey-free round at Tranquilo ...

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  • TLA QUINTA - Phil Mickelson birdied four of his last five holes Friday in the Desert Classic to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend in his first event of the year. A day after matching his career-low score with 12-under 60 at La Quinta Country Club, the 48-year-old Mickelson had a 68 on PGA ...

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  • TMELBOURNE - Maybe Roger Federer isn’t as famous as we thought. Turns out that even he must carry his tournament ID to get where he’s try to go at the Australian Open. Rules are rules, after all. So what if Federer is a six-time champion at Melbourne Park ... the owner of 20 Grand Slam ...

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  • TLONDON - Big guns Liverpool and Manchester United won their matches in the Premier League on Saturday to keep pressure on their opponents. While Liverpool extended their lead at the top, Man United mounted pressure on fourth-placed Chelsea with a 2-1 victory over Brighton & Hove ...

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  • TKARACHI - Pakistan will achieve its target of record exports this year, Prime Minister's Adviser on Commerce and Industries Abdur Razzak Dawood said on Saturday. Addressing a conference, he said despite unfavorable circumstances economy was moving on right track, with current account deficit still ...

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  • TPORT ELIZABETH - The Proteas were given a stark reality check in their build-up towards the World Cup after they lost to Pakistan by five wickets in the first ODI in Port Elizabeth on Saturday night. It’s unlikely that the home side were complacent following their Test series whitewash as a ...

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  • TKARACHI:- Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram heaped praises on Indian seamer Jasprit Bumrah by saying that he has the best and most effective yorker in international cricket right now. “Jasprit Bumrah has the best and the most effective yorker among fast bowlers playing international cricket ...

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  • TSYDNEY - White ball performances for Australia have again usurped those with a red or pink ball in the choosing of the Test team, as Jhye Richardson bowled himself into the breach left by an injury to Josh Hazlewood ahead of the seemingly clear back-up choice of Chris Tremain. As Tremain was ...

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  • TKARACHI - Mark Coles, the head coach of Pakistan’s women cricket team, has called for the formation of an ‘A’ team in an attempt to improve Pakistan’s standards in international competitions. Speaking to media in Karachi on Saturday, the New Zealander said that it is unfair ...

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  • TKARACHI - Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar has agreed to do away with withholding tax on cash withdrawals for tax filers in the upcoming mini budget, the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) said on Friday. Referring to their meeting with Azhar in Islamabad, acting KCCI ...

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  • TPORT ELIZABETH - While South Africa look a complete side in Test cricket, the questions over the best XI for their upcoming World Cup campaign loom large over the one-day outfit. Ahead of the first of five ODIs against Pakistan, captain Faf du Plessis hinted at a healthy competition for places in ...

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  • TMELBOURNE - Yuzvendra Chahal’s career-best 6/42 and half-centuries from MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav helped India to a series-clinching seven-wicket win over Australia in Melbourne on Friday. Dhoni (87* off 114) and Jadhav (61* off 57) put on an unbroken 121 to seal the chase, after ...

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  • TPORT ELIZABETH - After South Africa’s domination of the Test series, a switch to the white ball should bring these two teams closer. The pitches will be flatter, the bouncers fewer, and a home side preoccupied with finding the combinations they will use at the World Cup is unlikely to have ...

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  • TCAPE TOWN - Pakistan cricket commentator Ramiz Raja says more work can be done to improve the standard of South African pitches. Raja spoke exclusively to Sport24 after Pakistan’s 3-0 Test series defeat to the Proteas. The Pakistani batsmen struggled against the hosts’ pace arsenal and ...

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  • TMELBOURNE - It was an action-packed fifth day at the Australian Open with a host of shock exits, some mastery from Nadal and Federer and the emergence of two American youngsters who have taken the tournament by storm. Friday’s third round matches saw 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer ...

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  • TPORT ELIZABETH - While speaking in the pre-match press conference in Port Elizabeth — which is the venue for the first ODI of the five-match series — Sarfraz said that his side is hoping to make a good start to the series. “First match is always important,” said Sarfraz. ...

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  • TLONDON:- An administrative delay has caused Tom Bailey to be added to the England Lions squad as cover for Saqib Mahmood. Saqib, who is Birmingham-born, is struggling to obtain a visa for India due to his Pakistan heritage. While the ECB hopes the issue can be resolved within the next few days, he ...

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  • TSARGODHA/FAISALABAD/LODHRAN  -   As many 12 persons including two children died in different road accidents while three labourers burnt alive in a cold storage fire in Okara here the other day In Sargodha, five persons died and 21 other sustained injuries in various road accidents ...

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  • TLONDON - South Africa’s AB de Villiers hopes his involvement in this year’s Pakistan Super League will encourage the world’s best players to return to the country. Pakistan have had to play most of their ‘home’ games in the United Arab Emirates since a 2009 attack on ...

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  • TLONDON - Cricket World Cup organisers are prepared to take legal action against secondary ticketing sites, with some tickets being priced at over £12,000. Tickets for the England v Australia game at Lord’s are being sold on Viagogo for 104 times their face value. “We are working ...

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  • TLONDON:- England fast bowler Olly Stone has been ruled out of the upcoming tour of West Indies with a back injury and will return home, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said. Stone had a scan on Wednesday and was not selected for England’s first warm-up match against Cricket West ...

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  • TMELBOURNE  -   Push Simona Halep to the brink, and she summons her best. The Australian Open’s top-seeded woman got all she could handle from 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin in the second round before taking the last four games to emerge with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4 victory that ...

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  • TDHAKA  -  David Warner smashed Chris Gayle for 14 runs off three balls after switching from his regular left-hand batting to a right-hand stance. Warner, the suspended Australia opener who is captaining Sylhet Sixers in the Bangladesh Premier League, made 61* off 36 balls in the match ...

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  • TFAISALABAD/SARGODHA/RAJANPUR/KASUR/SHEIKHUPURA - Nine persons including three women and as many minor children were killed in different incidents of violence and road accidents on Thursday. In Faisalabad, two persons were killed and seven others suffered injuries in separate incidents. According to ...

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  • TMELBOURNE - A dominant Rafael Nadal overwhelmed Australia’s Matthew Ebden in straight sets to reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday and stay on track for an 18th Grand Slam title. The Spaniard, who cut short his 2018 season to have surgery on a foot injury, raced through ...

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  • TWaSHINGTON - Democrats have asked President Donald Trump to postpone a speech to Congress saying security cannot be guaranteed due to the government shutdown. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to Trump that “unless government re-opens this week” the event should be ...

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  • TSEOUL - North Korea will send a top government official to Washington, D.C. later this week, CNN reported Wednesday amid indications that the two sides are moving closer to a second summit. Kim Yong-chol, North Korea’s top negotiator and ex-spymaster, plans to arrive there Thursday (local ...

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