MELBOURNE (Agencies): Australia confirmed on Friday next month’s limited-overs tour of England, boosting the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) bid to navigate past a financial crisis brought by the novel coronavirus. Beginning on Sept. 4, Australia will play three Twenty20 Internationals in Southampton before moving to another bio-secure venue in Manchester for an equal…

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BARCELONA (Reuters): Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton went fastest in second practice for the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday with Mercedes again looking dominant after losing out to Red Bull last weekend. The six times world champion, who is 30 points clear of Red Bull’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen after five races,…

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LAHORE (Monitoring Desk): Former Pakistan cricketer Inzamamul Haq believes that Men in Green batsmen were circumspect on the opening day of the second Test against England at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Pakistan opener Abid Ali scored a half-century but England’s seam bowlers used the muggy conditions to their advantage to restrict the tourists to 126…

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LONDON (Agencies): Arsenal have signed Brazil winger Willian on a three-year deal, the Premier League club said on Friday. The 32-year-old joins Arsenal on a free transfer after failing to agree on a new long-term contract with Chelsea. Willian scored 63 goals in 339 appearances for Chelsea after his arrival from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala…

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PESHAWAR (APP): Promising Sajid Khan and elegant talented Muhammad Yousaf claimed Independence Day Cycling titles of the Independence Cycle Races over over sports cycling and ordinary cycling organized by the Provincial Cycling Association here on the Northern Bypass on Friday. The race started from Ring Road Peshawar and covered a distance of 14 km. President…

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LEXINGTON (Agencies): Serena Williams survived another scare to beat older sister Venus 3-6 6-3 6-4 on Thursday in the latest instalment of their reluctant on-court sibling rivalry to reach the quarter-finals of the inaugural Top Seed Open in Lexington, Kentucky. Serena, who in her first-round match of the spectator-free tournament was five points from defeat…

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ISLAMABAD (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi Friday said that the nation’s steadfastness and discipline amidst challenging times brought about glad tidings showing a silver lining for a developed Pakistan. “The direction Pakistan is heading to, is an era of progress. The silver lining starts emerging. On this August 14, I dedicate, that Pakistan has come…

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F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: The Tree Plantation Campaign 2020 has been kicked off in all thTrees plantation drive kicks off at Fauji Foundatione institutions of the Fauji Foundation in connection with the Green, Healthy Pakistan Campaign. In this regard, a simple but solemn ceremony was held in Fuji Cement Jhang Bahtar wherein the tree plantation drive…

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ISLAMABAD (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi Friday conferred Pakistan’s civil awards to 184 Pakistanis and foreigners in recognition of their services to Pakistan and showing excellence in their respective fields. Among the civil awards conferred by the president on Independence day included Nishan-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Sitarah-e-Pakistan, Sitarah-e-Shujaat and Sitarah-e-Imtiaz. The other categories included Pride of…

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WASHINGTON (AP): A Muslim woman who worked for a McDonald’s franchisee in Maryland claims managers and co-workers sexually harassed her and subjected her to religious discrimination after she converted to Islam. Diamond Powell, 28, of Baltimore, has sued her former employer, Susdewitt Management LLC of Lanham, Maryland, on Thursday with the backing of attorneys from…

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