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PHF hires two new foreign coaches for Champions Trophy

PHF hires two new foreign coaches for Champions Trophy

KARACHI: Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has hired two new coaches — a penalty corner specialist and goalkeeping expert — to prepare for the Champions Trophy that is set to be held from June 23 in Netherlands. The head coach of Pakistan hockey, Roelant Oltmans, says they hope to finish at a …

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Matic confident United can mount title challenge

Matic confident United can mount title challenge

LONDON: Nemanja Matic says Manchester United “can fight for the title and the Champions League” if they make the right signings in the transfer window after defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final left the Old Trafford trophy cabinet bare. Jose Mourinho’s team lost Saturday’s showpiece at Wembley 1-0 to …

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Six injured in Juventus title parade

Six injured in Juventus title parade

TURIN: Six Juventus fans were injured, two seriously, when a truck they were travelling in during the Italian champions’ victory parade on Saturday night struck the electric cables of the city’s tramway, according the media reports. The team were celebrating winning their seventh straight Serie A title and fourth Italian Cup …

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Focus set on improving batting, says Babar Azam

Focus set on improving batting, says Babar Azam

KARACHI  : Pakistan middle-order batsman Babar Azam has proffered information about how the team is preparing for the two-Test series against England, which commences from May 24. Azam, in an interview, revealed that Pakistan are paying special attention to improving their batting by spending a lot of time in the nets. …

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Parma back in Serie A

Parma back in Serie A

MILAN: Chinese-owned club Parma have returned to Italy’s Serie A, securing a third successive promotion after being dumped into the fourth division following a series of financial crisis which led to bankruptcy. The club from the historical town in Italy’s northern Emilia-Romagna region sealed second place behind Empoli in Serie B …

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Southgate happy to let England stars off the leash

Southgate happy to let England stars off the leash

England manager Gareth Southgate wants his players to enjoy their time off before and during the World Cup in Russia despite the potential for criticism of his management. Southgate named a youthful 23-man squad on Wednesday and has given those not involved in the FA Cup or Champions League finals a week …

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Buffon set for final Juventus bow

Buffon set for final Juventus bow

Italy great Gianluigi Buffon will take his final bow in goal for Juventus on Saturday at the end of a 17-year stint with the Serie A champions. The 40-year-old’s 640th Serie A game will be against Verona in the Allianz Stadium before he steps aside to consider the next move in his …

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India holding back Test cricket: Waugh

India holding back Test cricket: Waugh

India’s refusal to play a day-night Test in Adelaide is “selfish” and hinders efforts to reinvigorate Test cricket, Australia’s former Test batsman Mark Waugh said on Wednesday. India have declined to play their maiden day-night Test against Australia, leaving the December 6-10 series-opener in Adelaide a day match, and remain the lone …

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Abbas jumps eight spots in Test bowler’s rankings

Abbas jumps eight spots in Test bowler’s rankings

Pakistan right-arm pacer Mohammad Abbas has reached his career-best ranking after an impressive performance in the five-wicket win over Ireland in Dublin. Abbas finished the match with figures of 9-100 and has jumped eight spots to move to a career-best 29th position. His new-ball partner Mohammad Amir has also moved up the …

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