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Walcott and Cazorla sign new Arsenal contracts LONDON: Arsenal forward Theo Walcott and Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla have signed new contracts with the Gunners, the Premier League club said on Friday. England international Walcott, who has scored 76 goals in 302 appearances since joining Arsenal from Southampton in 2006, has signed a new four-year deal at the Emirates. The 26-year-old had one year remaining on his previous contract but he ended the last campaign strongly, netting a hat-trick against West Bromwich Albion on the final day of the season before scoring in the FA Cup final win over Aston Villa. Spanish international Cazorla, 30, joined from Malaga in 2012 and has made 148 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 27 goals. "We're delighted to have extended the contracts of Santi and Theo. Both are top quality players who are hugely important and influential to our squad," manager Arsene Wenger told the club's website. "As well as their huge contributions ...

Silence better for Sarfaraz: Rashid Latif ISLAMABAD: Former skipper Rashid Latif has said that the silence of wicketkeeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed is his main strength and his approach to keep quiet on management's decisions is the best strategy."I think it is better for him to keep quiet. It is his success indeed," he said in his post T20 match analysis on late Thursday.Ahmed, who is vice-captain of national team in the shorter format of the game was not among playing eleven ...

England's Anderson out of fourth Ashes Test BIRMINGHAM: England paceman James Anderson has been ruled out of the remainder of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston and next week's fourth Test at Trent Bridge, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Friday.Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, left the field three balls into his ninth over in Australia's second innings at Edgbaston on Thursday -- his 33rd birthday.An ECB statement confirmed he had suffered a side strain."England bowler James Anderson ...

Villas-Boas bullish as Zenit tackle Terek MOSCOW: Reigning champions Zenit St Petersburg aim to extend their perfect start to the new season when they face Terek Grozny in the Russian Premier League on Saturday. Andre Villas-Boas' Zenit share the lead in the Premiership with two Moscow sides, last season's runners-up CSKA and Lokomotiv, who all go into week three with a maximum six points. Terek have won the last two meetings between the teams at Saint Petersburg's Petrovsky stadium but Villas-Boas ...

Pakistan Pakistan put-up another outstanding performance, ‘Green shirts’ beat Sri Lanka by 29 runs in the first Twenty20 international.According to local media reports Shahid Afridi said, "I think the credit goes to the boys. It was a great team effort, especially in terms of the partnerships. Shehzad, Hafeez, Malik and Umar Akmal, all batted really well. The bowlers bowled well in partnerships too. The management staff is doing a great job with the boys and the ...

Junaid Khan signs up to play for Middlesex Middlesex have signed Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan to play for One-Day Cup as a replacement overseas player for Joe Burns.According to foreign media reports Angus Fraser, Middlesex’s director expressed their pleasure to have Junaid in the team. “We are delighted to have got a bowler of Junaid’s quality at such short notice”.“I would like to thank the Pakistan Cricket Board for their help in getting this deal through. With over 80 international appearances and ...

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka in first T20 game COLOMBO: Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 29 runs in the first Twenty20 international in Colombo on Thursday to take the lead in the two-match series.The tourists, who piled up 175-5 after electing to bat, restricted Sri Lanka to 146-7 in the day-night match at the Premadasa stadium.The second match will be played at the same venue on Saturday. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015


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