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Record-breaking Taylor ton propels New Zealand to victory

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand: A record-breaking century from Ross Taylor steered New Zealand to a gripping six-run win over South Africa in the second one-day international in Christchurch on Wednesday. Taylor scored an unbeaten 102 as New Zealand batted first and set a target of 290, with South Africa coming close …

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Man City outscores Monaco 5-3 in wild Champions League game

MANCHESTER, England: Manchester City overcame an onslaught from Monaco’s prolific attack to score three late goals in 11 minutes for a 5-3 win in a wild Champions League game on Tuesday. The highest-scoring first leg in a Champions League knockout match was breathless from start to finish, leaving both coaches …

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کراچی کنگز نے پشاور زلمی کو 9 رنز سے شکست دے دی

شارجہ: کراچی کنگز نے سنسی خیز مقابلے کے بعد پشاور زلمی کو 9 رنز سے شکست دے دی، کنگز کی جانب سے شعیب ملک نے عمدہ بیٹنگ اور اسامہ میر نے آخری اوور میں دو وکٹیں حاصل کرکے ٹیم کی فتح میں اہم کردار ادا کیا۔ تفصیلات کے مطابق شارجہ میں کراچی …

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Late Lewandowski strike saves Bayern in Berlin

BERLIN: Robert Lewandowski hit a 96th-minute equalizer as Bayern Munich salvaged a 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin on Saturday and extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to eight points. Bayern were seconds away from only their second league defeat this season when Lewandowski fired home his …

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Tsonga toils against unheralded Greek rival

ROTTERDAM: Sixth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was kept guessing by unheralded Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas before grinding out a 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) first round win at the Rotterdam World Tennis on Tuesday. The 19-year-old wildcard entry came onto the court as a complete unknown to Tsonga, who played the Dutch final in …

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Study of footballers’ brains highlights dementia concerns

LONDON: The degenerative damage potentially caused by repeated blows to the head in soccer has been highlighted by a rare study of brains of a small number of retired players who developed dementia. Fourteen former players were part of the research that began around 40 years ago and six brains, …

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LeBron James helps carry Cavs, Jimmy Butler shines in return

MINNEAPOLIS: LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 25 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers withstood a huge night from Andrew Wiggins to record a 116-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Canada’s Wiggins finished with a game-high 41 points for the Timberwolves, equalling his second-highest point total this NBA season. James …

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Pakistan vows strong stand in PSL corruption probe

LAHORE: Pakistani cricket officials said Monday they would make an example of openers Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif if found guilty in a corruption probe that threatens to torpedo the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The pair, suspended after being accused of meeting a suspicious person linked to an international betting …

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‘Excited’ Root new England Test captain

LONDON: Joe Root said he felt “privileged, humbled and very excited” after being given the “huge honor” of being named England’s new Test captain. One of the worst kept secrets in English sport was finally made public Monday when the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that Root had …

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