Rizwan falls as Pakistan crumble

Bangladesh Pakistan Cricket After ending their 16-year wait, Bangladesh will be confident of sealing a historic series by beating their senior sub-continent rivals in the second of the three one-day internationals today. But Shakib Al Hasan, who led the team in absence of regular captain Mashrafe Mortaza, warned his team-mates that winning the series will in no way be a walk in ...

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Djokovic faces Nadal in Monte Carlo semi-final

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov hits a return to Gael Monfils of France during their match at the  Monte Carlo Masters on Friday. — AFP

AP MONTE CARLO: Winning a game against Novak Djokovic these days is quite an achievement. Even when you’re an US Open champion. Djokovic won the first eight games of his Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final here on Friday before Marin Cilic managed to hold his serve, raising a thumb in the air to celebrate. The momentum change was short-lived, though, with ...

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Brazil gunning for historic medal haul in 2016 Rio Olympics

The mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, left, and the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. — AFP/File

AP RIO DE JANEIRO: China thrived at the Beijing Games in 2008. Britain excelled in London in 2012. Next year, Brazil will try to show it can produce a historic performance at its home Olympics. The nation is working hard to make sure its athletes can be successful at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016, investing record amounts to ...

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Donald walks away from South Africa with Cup dream unfulfilled

Allan Donald, left, speaks with bowler Morne Morkel during a practice session in Colombo, Sri Lanka. — AP/File

REUTERS CAPE TOWN: Allan Donald has stepped down as bowling coach of South Africa, confirming his departure on Tuesday after four years in the role. Donald was appointed in June 2011 as part of Gary Kirsten’s management team and continued in the role under current coach Russell Domingo from August 2013. “I have had some time to reflect after the ...

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Pietersen hits 170 to boost England recall hopes

Surrey's Kevin Pietersen leaves the field after being dismissed. — Reuters

REUTERS LONDON: Kevin Pietersen boosted his hopes of an England recall by scoring 170 for Surrey against Oxford MCCU on Sunday in his first red-ball match since the final Ashes test in January, 2014. The controversial 34-year-old right-hander, axed by England last February, struck two sixes and 24 fours in his 149-ball knock as he bids to earn a recall ...

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