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    Waqar Younis backs Pakistan captain Azhar 'to deliver' against England

    AFP, Waqar Younis believes Pakistan captain Azhar Ali can overcome a poor run of form as his side look for a series-levelling win in the second Test against England at Southampton starting Thursday. Pakistan, despite not having played international cricket for six months because of the coronavirus, dominated the majority of last week's first Test at Old Trafford, with opening...

    • 28 min ago
  • Sports

    Oliver Rowland takes first Formula E victory

    Reuters, Britain's Oliver Rowland took his first race win in the all-electric Formula E series on Wednesday to go second overall with one race remaining in Berlin. The 28-year-old Nissan e.dams driver, in his 24th race, led all the way from pole position at the former Tempelhof airport circuit with Envision Virgin Racing's Robin Frijns finishing second. Rene Rast was third in only his fifth Formula E...

    • 3 hrs ago
  • Football

    Manchester United's Phil Jones receives Twitter apology after jibe

    AFP, Manchester United defender Phil Jones has received an apology from Twitter after its official UK account mocked the England international. The verified @TwitterUK account took a swipe at the much-maligned Jones on Tuesday, posting: "Name a better footballer than Phil Jones". The incident came after the social media network had previously said "being the target...

    • 4 hrs ago
  • Sports

    Kings XI batsman recovers after testing Covid positive

    Sidney Kiran, One of Kings XI Punjab's primary middle-order batsmen tested positive for coronavirus a fortnight ago but has now recovered from the infection, it has been reliably learnt. "Yes, a player from the franchise tested positive for Covid-19 two weeks ago. He underwent medication and followed all the necessary protocols laid out by his doctor. He has now tested negative and...

    • 11 hrs ago
  • Other Sports

    World cycling championships in Switzerland cancelled

    AFP, The world cycling championships, due to take place from September 20-27 in Aigle-Martigny in Switzerland, have been cancelled because of restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Swiss federal authorities on Wednesday banned gatherings of more than one thousand people until September 30. "Because of this, it is impossible to organise the world championships," the...

    • 12 hrs ago
  • Cricket

    Misbah-ul-Haq is final authority in all decision making: Waqar Younis

    PTI, Bowling coach Waqar Younis on Wednesday made it clear that Misbah-ul-Haq being the head coach and chief selector was the final authority in all decision making, including team selection. Waqar said though Pakistan has a heavyweight coaching staff and Misbah consulted them when required, but they had no role in the final decision making. 'Misbah is the head coach and chief...

    • 12 hrs ago
  • Sports

    Club-level cricketer Karan Tiwari dies by suicide

    Mrityunjay Bose, In a shocking incident, a club-level cricketer Karan Tiwari died by suicide in the Malad suburbs of Mumbai. The 27-year-old Tiwari was upset as he could not make it into the Indian Premier League (IPL). Tiwari was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his Malad (East) flat on Monday night. One of his friends told the police that he was upset as he could not break into the IPL....

    • 12 hrs ago
  • Sports

    Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez in isolation after golf course coronavirus breach

    AFP, Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez has been forced to self-isolate after breaching coronavirus protocols by meeting a member of the public while playing golf ahead of the second Test against England, team management said on Wednesday. Hafeez tweeted a photograph of himself taken with a woman on the golf course near Pakistan's onsite hotel at the Ageas Bowl, where the...

    • 13 hrs ago
  • Sports

    England call-up Ollie Robinson to replace Ben Stokes for Pakistan test

    Reuters, England have named uncapped seam bowler Ollie Robinson in their 14-man squad to replace all-rounder Ben Stokes for the second test against Pakistan starting on Thursday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Wednesday. Stokes has been ruled out of the remaining two games of the three-match series at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton for family reasons and the...

    • 17 hrs ago
  • Football

    Barcelona player tests positive for Covid-19

    PTI, A Barcelona player has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after reporting back for pre-season training, the La Liga side said in a statement on Wednesday. Barca said the player was isolating in his home and was asymptomatic, adding that he had not been in contact with any of the players who are to travel to Lisbon for the Champions League 'Final Eight' tournament.

    • 18 hrs ago

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