Iheanacho’s brace helps Leicester through to FA Cup fourth round

Iheanacho’s brace helps Leicester through to FA Cup fourth round

Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho scored the first goal in English football to be awarded using the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) as they reached the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 replay victory over third-tier Fleetwood Town on Tuesday. Iheanacho, who had put the hosts ahead in the first half,...

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Flintoff eyes England coaching role in 2019

Flintoff eyes England coaching role in 2019

LONDON: Andrew Flintoff has revealed he could consider applying to become England coach when the job is open next year. Trevor Bayliss has announced his intention to step down after the 2019 Ashes series and former England all-rounder Flintoff is pondering a bid to take over. Rain frustrates England in...

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Simone Biles: Larry Nassar abused me, says four-time Olympic champion

Simone Biles: Larry Nassar abused me, says four-time Olympic champion

Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. In an emotional statement, Biles, a star of the Rio Games, said she would not let Nassar “steal my love and joy”. Nassar was jailed for 60 years for possessing child...

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NZ steady in chase after Sarfraz, Hafeez lift Pakistan to 262

NZ steady in chase after Sarfraz, Hafeez lift Pakistan to 262

HAMILTON: Openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro saw New Zealand off to a steady start after skipper Sarfraz Ahmed and veteran batsman Mohammad Hafeez steered Pakistan to a respectable total of 262 in the fourth ODI at Hamilton on Tuesday. Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail – in for out-of-form Azhar Ali...

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Kohli stands defiant after India’s top order fails

Kohli stands defiant after India’s top order fails

CENTURION: Indian captain Virat Kohli stood firm against a relentless South African bowling attack on an attritional second day of the second Test at SuperSport Park on Sunday. Kohli made 85 not out as India reached 183 for five at the close in reply to South Africa’s first-innings total of...

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PHF plans three-nation tournament to prepare for packed 2018

PHF plans three-nation tournament to prepare for packed 2018

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) plans to kick-off 2018 with hosting a three-nation tournament in Oman next month to prepare the national side for this year’s packed up calendar which is set to witness the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Champions Trophy and the World Cup. PHF secretary Shahbaz Senior...

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Pakistan thump Australia to reach Blind World Cup semis

Pakistan thump Australia to reach Blind World Cup semis

AJMAN: Pakistan created history in the Blind Cricket World Cup here on Sunday when they posted the highest ever total of 563 in all international cricket for blind while batting against Australia and then crushed the opposition by a massive margin of 394 runs to enter the semi-finals of the...

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Inzamam disappointed over ODI series defeat in NZ

Inzamam disappointed over ODI series defeat in NZ

KARACHI: Chairman of PCB’s national selection committee Inzamam-ul-Haq on Sunday expressed his disappointment at Pakistan’s failure to match New Zealand in the ongoing One-day International series. Talking to reporters a day after New Zealand had routed Sarfraz Ahmed’s tourists by 183 runs in Dunedin to take a 3-0 unassailable lead...

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New Zealand grab 8-wicket win in second rain-hit ODI against Pakistan

New Zealand grab 8-wicket win in second rain-hit ODI against Pakistan

Martin Guptill belted New Zealand to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in a rain-shortened second one-day international in Nelson on Tuesday. Guptill blasted 55 off 31 balls after the rain break to be unbeaten on 86 as New Zealand reached their revised target of 151 in 25 overs with seven...

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Under-fire Bayliss to step down after 2019 Ashes

Under-fire Bayliss to step down after 2019 Ashes

SYDNEY: England coach Trevor Bayliss will step down after the next Ashes series in 2019, he announced on Tuesday as the media slammed him over the 4-0 Test thrashing in Australia. Bayliss, who was appointed in 2015 to succeed the sacked Peter Moores, said it would be time for a...

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