ISLAMABAD (APP): Former Pakistani flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi believes the limited-overs Skipper, Babar Azam was the backbone of Pakistan team and hoped that the prolific batsman would win matches for the country, single-handedly. Afridi, who holds the record for taking the most number of wickets as captain in Twenty20s (40), heaped praise on Babar and…

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LONDON (Agencies): Ronnie O’Sullivan recorded the fastest win in Crucible history as he completed a 10-1 demolition of Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in less than two hours in the first round of the World Championship on Monday. The five-time world champion took just 82 minutes to storm to an 8-1 advantage in the first session of their…

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Monitoring Desk LONDON: On 7 June, Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor announced via social media that he was retiring from fighting. The sportsman, a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion, was the 10th in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings and 4th in the UFC lightweight rankings as of…

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BERN (Agencies): Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has called for his successor, Gianni Infantino, to be suspended by the global soccer body after criminal proceedings were opened against Infantino in Switzerland. Swiss authorities said on Thursday that proceedings had been launched against the current FIFA boss by a special prosecutor looking into meetings he had…

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