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Wuhan Open: Johanna Konta & Sloane Stephens lose in China. Wuhan Open: Johanna Konta & Sloane Stephens lose in China.
British number one Johanna Konta's poor run continued as she was beaten by unseeded Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the Wuhan Open in China. World number seven Konta had the chance to serve for the match but lost 6-0 4-6 7-6 (7-3) to the Australian. The 26-year-old has lost five of her past seven matches since reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals. Defending champion Petra Kvitova also...
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Cricket-mad Afghan fans flock to T20 despite violence. Cricket-mad Afghan fans flock to T20 despite violence.
Afghan soldier Ehsanullah waves a national flag as he dances half-naked in the stands of Kabulís main cricket ground Ė one of thousands of fans defying rising insecurity for the rare opportunity to see their favourite game live. The 23-year-old took time off from fighting Taliban insurgents in volatile Kandahar province to attend the Shpageeza Cricket League in the Afghan capital just days afte...
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We are good enough to turn things around: Sigurdsson We are good enough to turn things around: Sigurdsson
Everton newly signed midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson believes his team showed plenty of signs they were improving despite the heavy defeat to Manchester United. Sundayís 4-0 loss to United was Evertonís third league defeat on the trot with the 3-0 humbling at the hands of Italyís Atalanta in the Europa League last week adding to their woes. Sigurdsson, who arrived in the close season along with ...
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I cannot forget Pakistan fansí happy faces: Faf du Plessis I cannot forget Pakistan fansí happy faces: Faf du Plessis
World XIís captain Faf du Plessis, whose team visited Pakistan for the Independence Cup, has said that the best thing he experienced during the three T20Is were the emotions on the faces of the people of the country. Du Plessis, one part of the team of star players like Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir, George Bailey, Darren Sammy, Samuel Badree, Morne Morkel, David Miller, Paul Collingwood and several...
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Independence Cup: Amla, Perera take resurgent World XI to thrilling victory Independence Cup: Amla, Perera take resurgent World XI to thrilling victory
Thisara Perera smashed the winning six for a resurgent World XI side as they conquered the 175-run target with seven wickets to spare in the nail-biting second match of the Twenty20 international (T20I) Independence Cup series at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday. Opener Hashim Amla set the stage for a World XI win with a 72-run-strong performance studded by five 4s and two 6s, remaining no...
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World XI squad arrives in Lahore amid tight security World XI squad arrives in Lahore amid tight security
A World XI squad comprising of 13 players from seven top cricket-playing nations landed in Lahore early Monday amid massive security, with Pakistan hoping the tour will end years of international isolation. Pakistan has not hosted top-level international cricket ó barring five limited over matches against minnows Zimbabwe in 2015 since the Sri Lankan team bus was attacked by terrorists in March...
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World XI visit: Elliot content with tourís security arrangements World XI visit: Elliot content with tourís security arrangements
Former New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliot believes the security arrangements for the World XIís tour to Pakistan were concrete enough to convince him and his teammates to visit the country for the landmark event. The World XI side, led by South Africa captain Faf du Plessis, will play three T20Is against Pakistan on September 12, 13 and 15 at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore in front of a jam-pack...
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World XI v Pakistan: Big step for world cricket, says Ben Cutting World XI v Pakistan: Big step for world cricket, says Ben Cutting
Australian fast-bowling all-rounder Ben Cutting has praised International Cricket Councilís (ICC) move to send a World XI team to Pakistan in order to the help end international cricketís hiatus in the country. Cutting, who is one part of the Faf du Plessis-led World XI, believes the security situation has become better in Pakistan; one of the primary reasons the tour materialised. ďObviousl...
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World XI visit: Gaddafi will light up with glee, says Waqar. World XI visit: Gaddafi will light up with glee, says Waqar.
Only the strongest survive trying times, and when they do, they emerge stronger than ever. Same will be the case with Pakistan in general and Lahore in particular, which in former coach Waqar Younisí words will be Ďlití when true international cricket makes its way back to the country after eight long years. Although a short tour featuring Zimbabwe did materialise back in 2015, the cricket-mad ...
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Sharapova battles on to enter third round Sharapova battles on to enter third round
Former world number one Maria Sharapova battled back Wednesday to reach the third round of the US Open while next-generation rising stars Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios crashed out. Sharapova, who downed second-ranked Simona Halep in her first Grand Slam match after a 15-month doping ban, defeated Hungaryís 59th-ranked Timea Babos 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-1 at Arthur Ashe Stadium. ďIt wasnít my ...
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