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Pakistan ready for Zimbabwe clash

Lahore: Pakistan and Zimbabwe will seek to improve their limited over performances in the first of two Twenty20 matches held in Lahore today, in the first internationals on home soil for the hosts since 2009.

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London: Joe Root and Ben Stokes both fell agonisingly short of a hundred after rescuing England from a dire position on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's yesterday.

BOC celebrates 36th anniversary

THE Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) celebrated its 36th anniversary at a special ceremony.

Hamilton quickest in Monaco practice

MONACO: Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in a rain-hit second practice session at the Monaco Grand Prix yesterday.

Formula One drivers launch global fans' survey

MONACO: Formula One drivers launched an extensive survey in 12 languages yesterday as part of increased efforts to make the sport more exciting by seeking input from alienated fans.

Fighters gear up for martial arts round

THE organising committee of mixed martial arts has confirmed 20 fighters will compete in the final qualifying round, which is being held under the patronage of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports First Deputy Chairman and Bahrain Athletics Association President Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

Figo and Van Praag pull out of Fifa race

Paris: Luis Figo and Michael van Praag pulled out of the race for the Fifa presidency yesterday, leaving controversial incumbent Sepp Blatter in a straight fight with Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al Hussein.

Chennai face Bangalore in battle for IPL final

RANCHI: The Qualifier 2 clash here today (starting 5.30pm Bahrain time) between Chennai Super Kings and Royals Challengers Bangalore will not only be a battle between two heavyweight Indian Premier League (IPL) teams but also of high-profile skipper duo of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli.

Xavi to leave Barcelona for Qatar

BARCELONA: Barcelona midfielder and captain Xavi confirmed yesterday he will leave his boyhood club at the end of the season and has agreed to join Qatari side Al Sadd after a glittering career stretching over 17 seasons.

Cavs hold off Hawks

Atlanta: LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 on Wednesday to open the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

Contador stays Giro leader as Gilbert claims 12th stage win

Milan: Spain's Alberto Contador reinforced his bid for overall victory at the Giro d'Italia by snatching precious bonus seconds at the end of the 12th stage won in timely fashion by Belgian Philippe Gilbert.

Liverpool cancel contract talks with Sterling

London: Raheem Sterling's future at Liverpool was plunged into fresh doubt yesterday after the Premier League club reportedly cancelled a meeting to discuss a new contract for the unsettled forward.

Plans approved

THE Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) has approved the executive plan for its strategy, it was announced on Wednesday following the annual general assembly held at the InterContinental Regency Hotel in Manama.

Immortal and El Zein reach under-15 final

IMMORTAL FC and El Zein booked their tickets to the under-15 final of the Indian Expats Five-a-Side Football Tournament 2015.

Batelco sponsors bowling tournament

BATELCO, as part of its commitment to the community and sports, has taken the lead as the title sponsor for the upcoming bowling tournament to be held in memory of the late Hasan Ramadan.

Four Seasons edge K Hotel

Four Seasons pulled off a one-wicket victory over K Hotel in the fourth Inter-Hotel Charity Cricket Tournament.

Nationals shock Yankees

WASHINGTON: Washington overcame the early expulsion of star slugger Bryce Harper and manager Matt Williams to beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Wednesday, taking the lead in the National League East division while costing the Yankees their own divisional lead.

Manama take on Al Ahli

MANAMA will have their first chance to secure this year's title in the Zain Bahrain Basketball League when they take on Al Ahli in game five of their best-of-seven championship series.

Lightning strike in overtime to beat Rangers

Tampa: Nikita Kucherov scored at 3:33 of overtime on Wednesday to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-5 NHL playoff victory over the New York Rangers.

Faisal and Bilal steer Awan to huge win

Faisal Nazir remained unbeaten on 74 runs and Bilal scored 66 as Awan CC registered a mammoth 136-run victory over Central Cafe in the BMMI-sponsored Cricket Bahrain (BCL-CBA Division) Premier League 25 Overs Tournament.

Jayakumar and Sreekumar claim victory

ROHIT Jayakumar and Vishnu Sreekumar emerged as the flight one winners in the first Bahrain Keraleeya Samajam (BKS)-Syed Modi Badminton Tournament 2015-16.

Wood in 3-way tie at Wentworth

Wentworth, UK: England's Chris Wood was one of the early pace-setters as the European PGA Championship got under way at Wentworth yesterday.

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