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Tennis: Three Wimbledon ties face match-fixing probe

LONDON (AFP) – Wimbledon came under the microscope on Thursday with three matches at this year’s tournament set to be investigated for possible match-fixing, according to the Tennis Integrity Unit. Two qualifying matches at Roehampton and one from the main Wimbledon draw triggered some bizarre betting patterns and are to …

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PHF appoints new selection committee after Hockey World League defeat

ISLAMABAD (APP): In the aftermath of shameful defeat in World Hockey League, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President Brig (Retd) Muhammad Khalid Sajjad Khokhar has appointed new National Selection Committee and management for the senior hockey team. According to a press release issued by PHF, Hassan Sardar has been appointed Chairman of National Selection …

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Tennis: Isner, Karlovic advance, Mannarino out at Newport

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US top seed John Isner and second-seeded defending champion Ivo Karlovic advanced to the quarter-finals of the ATP Hall of Fame Championships with straight-set triumphs Wednesday at Newport, Rhode Island. Isner, the 2011 and 2012 winner at the grass-court event, fired 13 aces in defeating Australian qualifier …

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Football: Arsenal stun Bayern on penalties in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AFP) – Arsenal were outplayed for long periods by Bayern Munich before salvaging a last-gasp draw and then winning 3-2 on penalties in a Shanghai friendly on Wednesday. Reserve goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez was the unlikely hero for the Premier League side, saving Juan Bernat s soft spot kick after Arsenal …

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Second Thal Jeep rally on November 2

MULTAN (APP) – The Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) started arrangements for organizing the second Thal Jeep Rally to be held on November 2. The rally was an attractive event in the region and its track would pass through three districts, including Multan, Muzaffargarh and Layyah, said TDCP Regional …

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World U18 Champion Naseem urges govt to patronage snooker

LAHORE (APP) – Newly crowned World U18 snooker Champion, Naseem Akhtar has urged the Government to patronage snooker to groom players on modern lines for bringing glory for the country. “Snooker is a neglected sport in Pakistan and it needs Government attention like Cricket as we have abundance snooker talent …

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Cycling: Matthews at the double in Tour de France

Michael Matthews won the 16th stage of the 2017 Tour de France on Tuesday. ROMANS-SUR-ISERE (AFP) – Australian Michael Matthews won his second stage of the 2017 Tour de France on Tuesday and closed in on the green jersey held by Marcel Kittel. Chris Froome retained the overall lead in …

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Tennis: US Open to break $50 million prize barrier

Prize money at this year’s US Open will top $50 million, organisers confirmed Tuesday. NEW YORK (AFP) – Prize money at this year s US Open will top $50 million (43.3 million euros), organisers confirmed Tuesday, once again making the tournament the richest event in tennis. The United States Tennis Association …

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Tennis: Pliskova world No.1 as rivals wilt

PARIS (AFP) – Karolina Pliskova is the new world number one in the latest WTA rankings released on Monday despite never having won a major tournament. The 25-year-old Czech jumped from third place to the top after world number two Simona Halep lost in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, and previous top …

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Tennis: Federer climbs to third place in ATP rankings

PARIS (AFP) – Roger Federer climbed to third place in the latest ATP rankings Monday on the strength of his record eighth Wimbledon triumph. His 19th grand slam win saw the Swiss jump two places up the rankings still dominated by Britain s Andy Murray, eliminated from Wimbledon in the quarter-finals, …

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