Category: SPORTS

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15-year-old Pakistani wins $1.2m Dota2 Asian Championship

The world of e-sports has a rising star. Fifteen-year-old Sumail Hassan Syed from Karachi made history for Pakistan on Monday when he helped his team, Evil Geniuses’, claim the Defense of the Ancient 2 (Dota 2)Asian championship in China. Having moved to the United States only a year ago, the child prodigy had already made waves in the in-house gaming league for North America. It is there where he was picked up by one of the biggest e-sports team, the Evil Geniuses. EG’s captain...

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Shoaib Akhtar requests Sachin Tendulkar to stage All-Stars series in Pakistan

Karachi: Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar  has requested Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar to hold the All-Stars Cricket event in Pakistan as well.   Akhtar, who is part of Sachin’s Blasters in the ongoing T20 event in the US, told some Pakistani journalists in Houston that he was hopeful that one day the cricket extravaganza would be held in Pakistan. “I have had a word with Sachin (Tendulkar) on the possibility of the All-Stars series in Pakistan one day. Sachin was happy and...

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BOXER Amir Khan no longer deserves Floyd Mayweather date after flat note

  British fighter put in a flat performance against Chris Algieri and his unbecoming pursuit of Mayweather is doing him no favours Amir Khan’s desperate, unbecoming pursuit of a fight with Floyd Mayweather hit another flat note on Friday night in Brooklyn, when the former two-times junior welterweight champion failed to make a statement in a showcase fight designed to make him look good Twice Khan has essentially put his career on hold to wait by the phone for Mayweather’s call. Twice he...

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Cricket team visits Peshawar to meet Army Public School students

Members of the national cricket team, including team captain Misbahul Haq and veteran Shahid Afridi, on Saturday visited children who were injured during the devastating attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Express News reported.  Misbah said meeting with students who survived the attack — the deadliest in Pakistan’s history — had given the cricketers enormous courage ahead of next month’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. “It was a great feeling,” Misbah told AFP. “The kids gave us tremendous courage...

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A tale of stars and their love for sports

Bollywood’s union with sports was for long only about gossip glossies, chasing juicy bits on cricketer-heroine romances. While Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have kept the tradition intact, our filmstars are slowly learning to look at sports as a business prospect, too. The trend of owning teams has now moved beyond IPL, with several stars getting into franchise possession in the Indian Super League (ISL) and Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) last year. Associating with sports is the easiest way for filmstars to cement...

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Saeed Ajmal: Suspended Pakistan spinner out of World Cup

Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has withdrawn from Pakistan’s World Cup squad as his bowling action is yet to be cleared by the International Cricket Council. Ajmal, 37, Pakistan’s top wicket-taker for the past three years, was suspended from bowling by the ICC in September. Banned Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is to undergo checks before potentially applying to the ICC for an official test on his bowling action. Teams have to name their final 15-man World Cup squads by 7 January. Ajmal, who had...

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Wasim Akram and Shaniera celebrate Baby News

Former Pakistani cricketer, Wasim Akram and his wife Shaniera have announced that they are expecting their first baby together. The beautiful couple shared the wonderful news on social media as they were congratulated by celebrities and fans worldwide. Former Pakistani cricketer and Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach, Wasim Akram and his proud Aussie wife, Shaniera have announced that they are expecting there first child. Wasim is to become father for the third time, whilst Shaniera Akram will soon enjoy motherhood for the...

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Cricketer Phillip Hughes has died

Phillip Hughes, a batsman so  precociously talented he drew early comparisons with the legendary  Sir Donald Bradman, has died from injuries sustained after being  struck in the head by a bouncer. He was 25. The gifted left-hander was seemingly on the verge of another  Australian Test recall as he eased his way to 63 for South  Australia in the Sheffield Shield clash with New South Wales on  Tuesday. But the SCG match ended in tragedy when Hughes was struck on the ...

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When Bollywood Fell In Love With Cricket

Link ups are part of Bollywood celebs’ lives. At least once in their career, they have been linked to their fellow actors or businessmen or cricketers. It is the latter which make for amusing read as to how two important recreational activities of this nation coalesce. Here are some of the Bollywood-cricket romances. 1. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore It was love at first sight for Pataudi but not for Sharmila Tagore. She shunned his approaches and proposals for a long time...

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Sachin’s Playing it my way: Was devastated as Captain, wanted to quit says Tendulkar in autobigraphy

Sachin Tendulkar, in his autobiography, ‘Playing it My Way’ which will be released worldwide on November 6 has dwelled on the frustrations he faced during his reign as captain. He might be revered as the ‘God of Cricket’ but there was a phase in Sachin Tendulkar’s awe-inspiring career when the batting maestro felt so “scarred” and “devastated” by the Indian team’s ineptitude under his captaincy that he wanted to completely move away from the sport. The 41-year-old former batsman, who claimed...