New Zealand captain McCullum to quit internationals

WELLINGTON: Blockbusting batsman and New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said Tuesday he will retire from all international cricket after the Test series against Australia in February. His 101st and last Test will be the second Test against Australia which starts in his home town, Christchurch, on February 20. McCullum, 34, said his retirement meant More...

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Pakistan urges Afghanistan to ‘put their house in order’ to improve security

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has pledged its full support to Afghanistan in improving the deteriorating security situation there, but urges that Afghanistan must “put their house in order”, a senior Pakistani diplomat More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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FIFA bans Blatter, Platini for eight years

Zurich: An ethics tribunal of scandal-plagued FIFA on Monday banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years saying they had abused their positions over a 2 million Swiss francs payment made to Platini. The More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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Williamson top of world after match-winning ton

HAMILTON: New Zealand phenomenon Kane Williamson shot to the top of the Test batting rankings Monday following his match-winning century against Sri Lanka. He also ended the year with an astounding 90.15 Test average, More...

By admin On Monday, December 21st, 2015
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Kiwis advance towards victory as Sri Lanka fight on

HAMILTON: Kane Williamson had New Zealand on the brink of victory after a spectacular Sri Lanka collapse on the third day of the second Test in Hamilton on Sunday. On a day when 16 wickets fell, New Zealand were More...

By admin On Monday, December 21st, 2015
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Toshiba set to forecast a record annual loss of 500bn yen: Nikkei

TOKYO: Toshiba Corp is expected to forecast a record net loss of more than 500 billion yen ($4.13 billion) for the year ending March on restructuring costs, Nikkei reported on its website on Saturday. The company, More...

By admin On Monday, December 21st, 2015
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Modi to inaugurate new Afghan parliament building

Kabul: India’s symbolic gift of democracy to Afghanistan – its new parliament building – is almost complete with plans in the works for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Kabul in the near future for the More...

By admin On Saturday, December 19th, 2015
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Van Gaal fears same fate as Mourinho ahead of Norwich clash

LONDON: Under-pressure Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal knows losing too many more matches “could be the end of the world” but said he still has the full backing of the club’s board. Jose Mourinho’s More...

By admin On Saturday, December 19th, 2015
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Match-fixing: Greek tennis player banned for life

LONDON: Greek tennis player Alexandros Jakupovic has been banned for life after being found guilty of five corruption charges, the Tennis Integrity Unit said on Friday. The 34-year-old, who spent his career playing More...

By admin On Saturday, December 19th, 2015
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Sri Lanka probes bid to fix West Indies Test

Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities are investigating a bid to bribe members of the national cricket team to under-perform in a recent Test to ensure a surprise victory for the West Indies, the government said Friday. Sports More...