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Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan wins

Jakarta (Agencies): Taiwan shuttler Chou Tien-chen won the men’s singles at the Indonesia Open badminton tournament Sunday, his first title in a Super 1000 level event. The world number three became the first Taiwanese to win the title at the Indonesia Open, after defeating Denmark’s Anders Antonsen 21-18, 24-26, 21-15 in 91 minutes. “It was…

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HBL PSL franchises hesitant to deposit bank guarantee for next season

Monitoring Desk LAHORE: The HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises are reluctant to deposit bank guarantee for the next edition of the tournament. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had sent two letters to franchises regarding bank guarantee, however the franchises didn’t pay any heed to them. PSL franchises have reservations on several issues which will…

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Bale close to leaving Real Madrid, says Zidane

MADRID (Agencies): Forward Gareth Bale’s tenure with Real Madrid could come to an end in a matter of days after manager Zinedine Zidane said the club were working on offloading the Welsh international. Bale, 30, has won four Champions League titles since joining Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a then world record 100…

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Cricket World Cup final umpire admits ‘error’

LONDON (Agencies): The umpire who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final has admitted he made an “error” and should have given one run fewer, a report said Sunday. A throw to the stumps deflected off the bat of a diving Ben Stokes as he…

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Kane hits 93rd minute wonder-goal as Spurs sink Juventus

SINGAPORE (Agencies): Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane scored what he called “one of the best goals” of his career to beat Italian champions Juventus 3-2 in an enthralling International Champions Cup contest in Singapore on Sunday. Kane capitalised after team mate Lucas Moura nicked the ball deep into injury time, allowing the striker to thump…

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Pacquiao beats Thurman on split decision

LAS VEGAS (Reuters): Manny Pacquiao beat defending champion Keith Thurman on a split points decision on Saturday to take the WBA Welterweight Super Championship at the end of an electrifying fight in Las Vegas. Two judges scored it 115-112 to Pacquiao and another gave it 114-113 to Thurman, who suffered his first defeat in 30…

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Peaty swims under 57 seconds to smash breaststroke world record

GWANGJU (Agencies): Britain’s Adam Peaty became the first to swim the 100 metres breaststroke in under 57 seconds on Sunday, setting a world record of 56.88 in the semi-finals of the world championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The Olympic champion, who is unbeaten in the event over the last five years at major championships, lowered…

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Indian selectors bet on Pant as Dhoni’s future remains unclear

NEW DELHI (Agencies): India’s cricket selectors on Sunday named Rishabh Pant as their preferred wicketkeeper for all three formats for next month’s tour of West Indies with the future of long-serving glovesman Mahendra Singh Dhoni still shrouded in mystery. Dhoni, 38, has been the subject of intense speculation on his retirement from international cricket over…

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Man Utd’s Lukaku not fit to face suitors Inter Milan

SINGAPORE (Agencies): Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Romelu Lukaku was not fit to play against Inter Milan in Singapore on Saturday, as the Italian side reiterated their desire to lure the striker to Serie A. Speaking to media on Friday ahead of the match at Singapore’s National Stadium in the International Champions Cup,…

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