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June 13, 2024

Messi to skip Olympics but leaves door open for 2026 World Cup

MIAMI: Eight-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has confirmed in an interview with US broadcaster ESPN that he will not attempt to win a second gold medal with Argentina at the Paris Olympics this summer. “I spoke with (Argentinian Olympic coach Javier) Mascherano, and we immediately agreed on the situation,” Inter Miami forward Messi said […]

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June 11, 2024

Kamran Akmal tenders apology to Harbhajan Singh over controversial remark

KARACHI: Former Pakistan cricket player Kamran Akmal has offered an apology on social media following a controversial statement he made after the India-Pakistan match in the T20 World Cup 2024. Pakistan narrowly lost to India by six runs, prompting Akmal to make an inappropriate comment during a television interaction in Pakistan. During the final over, […]

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June 08, 2024

India’s Sanjay Manjrekar mocks Pakistan’s ‘gully cricket’ performance

In a candid critique following Pakistan’s surprising defeat to the USA in the T20 World Cup on Thursday, cricket analyst and former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar focused on what he termed as ‘gully cricket’ level of play from the Pakistani team. “Over the years, Pakistan has continually surprised us. We’ve witnessed several upsets, and the […]

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June 06, 2024

All eyes on Mbappe as France aim to live up to Euro 2024 billing

PARIS: France head into Euro 2024 as quite possibly the standout candidates to lift the trophy but their prospects may to a large extent depend on Kylian Mbappe not being distracted by his club future. Mbappe’s long goodbye from Paris Saint-Germain and switch to Real Madrid have dominated headlines in France and Spain in recent […]

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June 03, 2024

Biles continues Olympic build-up with ninth all-around US gymnastics title

LOS ANGELES: Simone Biles won a record-extending ninth US all-around gymnastics title Sunday, signalling she’s a force in the sport as the Paris Olympics approach even as a couple of miscues gave her something to work on before the US trials. “Today it’s just getting out here, getting comfortable and confident in my gymnastics, and […]

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June 01, 2024

A sea of green at Edgbaston

SLOUGH, ENGLAND: My saintly other half, who is forever on the hunt to plan outings that will jazz up our lives, one day announced, ‘Exciting news! I’ve booked us all tickets to watch Pakistan play England in Birmingham!’ My interest in cricket died a brutal death with the downfall of the short-lived (but thrilling) Lime […]

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May 29, 2024

Pakistan clinch volleyball series against Australia with back-to-back wins

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan secured victory in the Pak-Australia volleyball series by defeating Australia in consecutive matches, winning the series 2-0 with one game remaining. The third and final match of the three-match series will be played on May 30. In the second match held at Liaquat Gymnasium in Islamabad on Wednesday, the Green Shirts displayed remarkable […]

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May 27, 2024

1st PNSC Inter-Provincial Women Softball Championship kits unveiled

KARACHI: The kits of the teams participating in the first PNSC Inter-Provincial Women’s Softball Championship were unveiled in a prestigious ceremony organized. Special Olympics Pakistan Chairperson Ronak Lakhani, Patron of Softball Federation Pakistan Fatima Lakhani, President Asif Azeem, SVP Professor Dr. Farhan Essa, Chairperson Yasmin Haider, Vice President Tehmina Asif Individual Member of POA Syed […]

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May 24, 2024

Wallabies veteran Kepu calls time on rugby career

SYDNEY: Veteran Wallabies prop Sekope Kepu announced Friday he will retire from professional rugby at the end of the current Super Rugby season, ending a glittering 19-year career. The Sydney-born 38-year-old, who plays for Moana Pasifika, made 110 appearances for Australia, including at three World Cups. “In the last couple of weeks it’s sort of […]