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Messi retires from international football

Lionel Messi of Argentina reacts after missing a penalty kick against Chile during the Copa America final at MetLife Stadium on June 26, 2016. — AFP EAST RUTHERFORD: Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football here Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America. The heartbroken Barcelona superstar was ...

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Ex-Indian batsman Lalchand Rajput appointed as new Afghanistan head coach

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has appointed the former Indian batsman Lalchand Rajput as the new head coach of the Afghanistan National Cricket team. According to a statement by ACB, Rajput was appointed as the new head coach of the country’s national cricket team following a thorough process, including test and research among the nominees. The statement further added that ...

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I don’t know what I sign, Messi told judge in fraud case

LIONEL Messi BARCELONA: Argentina star Lionel Messi, who is due to go on trial in Barcelona for alleged tax fraud, told a judge that he never looks at the contracts he signs, the El Periodico daily said Monday. The newspaper got access to Messi’s September 2013 statement to a judge and published extracts just a day before the five-time World ...

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Suspended Sharapova named in Russian Olympic teamSuspended Sharapova named in Russian Olympic team

MOSCOW: Russia have included Maria Sharapova in their Olympic tennis team despite the star player being suspended over a positive test for the banned drug meldonium, the country’s tennis federation said on Thursday. “By the end of the first week of Roland Garros, the question of Sharapova’s participation at the Olympic Games should be resolved,” Shamil Tarpischev, the head of ...

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Another Tableeghi from Pakistan ‘Mohammad Yousuf’ applied for Afghanistan cricket head coach post

AFGHANISTAN: The former Pakistani cricket captain Mohammad Yousuf, belongs to Lahore, has applied for the post of Afghanistan cricket coach, nearly a month after Inzamam-ul-haq quit the role. According to analysts, the introduction of Tableegh to the Pakistani national cricket team has already destroyed the performance of Pakistani players. The analysts expect the same results for the young energies in ...

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Sports for Development Programs and FATA Youth Festival

“The people of FATA have suffered tremendously, their landscapes marred by the decades-old wars of others, their cultural values under constant threats, they deserve the utmost treatment under incubation” Sports is defined by UN as ” All forms of physical activity that contributes to physical fitness, mental well being and social interaction, such as play, recreation, organized or competitive and ...

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Argentina maintain top position in FIFA rankings

Argentina’s forward and captain Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring during the Group F football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre on June 25, 2014,during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. — AFP/File PARIS (AFP): Argentina remain top as the Philippines reached new heights in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday. With no international ...

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Kaleemullah Khan who hails from Chaman nets his first goal since USA move

Kaleemullah, who hails from Chaman, signed up with Tulsa Roughnecks in December last year. — Taimoor Khan/File Pakistan attacker Kaleemullah Khan, on Saturday, netted his first United Soccer League (USL) goal, but still could not help his team, Tulsa Roughnecks, avoid a 3-1 defeat against San Antonio FC. Kaleemullah, who hails from Chaman, signed up with Tulsa Roughnecks in December ...

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Afghanistan to start tour of Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands in July

The Afghanistan National Cricket Team will start tour of Scotland, Ireland and Netherlands in coming July, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said Tuesday. According to a statement by ACB, the Afghan team will play in a series of 2 One Day International (ODI) matches, on 4th and 6th July. The statement further added that the second series will played against ...

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Younis Khan quits Pakistan Cup after umpiring row

Younis was extremely critical of the umpires after Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s loss to Islamabad. — AFP/file Khyber Pakhtunkhwa captain Younis Khan has quit the ongoing Pakistan Cup in protest of ‘substandard umpiring’ in the tournament. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa manager Mukhtiar Hussain confirmed the development to DawnNews on Saturday and said Ahmed Shehzad would take over the reins from Younis. Younis was extremely ...

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