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Pakistan wrestlers 'pessimistic'

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Midas-touched wrestlers Azhar Hussain and Muhammad Inam yesterday played down their chances in next week's Commonwealth Games, saying a lack of international match practice had hurt their chances of repeating their golden performances.

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LONDON: Ishant Sharma took seven wickets as India ended a run of 15 Tests without an away victory courtesy of a 95-run win over England at Lord's yesterday.


HOYLAKE, England: Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have combined to salute Rory McIlroy's performance in capturing the British Open title for the first time in his career.

Victorious lift Nasser 7 title

VICTORIOUS were last night crowned champions of the HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa Ramadan Football Championship (Nasser 7).

Australia pin hopes on swimmers for medals

GLASGOW: Australia expect a glut of gold medals when the swimming action at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow gets underway on Thursday and bury the misery of their 2012 Olympic campaign.

Kiwis upbeat on rugby chances

GLASGOW: New Zealand will seek to extend their stranglehold on the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens for a fifth successive time when it gets under way at Ibrox Stadium, their bid boosted by the absence of arch-rivals Fiji.

Yankees edge Red on Ellsbury heroics

NEW YORK: Jacoby Ellsbury had four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning off Brian McCann's pop-fly single that dropped near three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday.


BAHRAIN have been drawn in a tough group 'D' for the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship.

Waqar eyes bowling pace

KARACHI: Pakistan coach and former paceman Waqar Younis has promised to rejuvenate his country's fast-bowling attack.

Defiant Cook won't quit as captain

LONDON: Alastair Cook will not be quitting as England captain despite losing the second Test to India by 95 runs at Lord's yesterday, the 10th successive Test they have failed to win.

Nibali well on track for title

CARCASSONNE, France: Vincenzo Nibali says he is a more mature rider than he was the last couple of years and insists he is well placed to secure a first Tour de France success.

Gerrard calls time on England career

LONDON: England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international soccer, the Football Association said yesterday.

Tomic edges past Karlovic to lift trophy

BOGOTA: Australia's Bernard Tomic claimed his second career title and secured a return to the world top 100 on Sunday when he beat defending champion Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (7/5), 3-6, 7-6 (7/4) in the Colombia Open final.

PCB elections ordered

LAHORE: Pakistan's Supreme Court yesterday ordered cricket authorities to hold fresh elections within a week to end a 14-month administrative crisis that has sparked international ridicule.

Dunga set to 'return' as Brazil coach

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post.

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