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Kenyan Yego crowned javelin king after monster throw BEIJING: Kenya's Julius Yego won world javelin gold with the third longest throw of all time in Beijing on Wednesday.Yego's monster third round effort of 92.72 metres was the longest since Jan Zelezny threw 92.80 in 2001. The Czech also holds the world record of 98.48m, set in 1996.Egyptian Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed claimed silver with 88.99m for his country's first-ever athletics world medal.Finland's Tero Pitkamaki, 2007 champion and silver medallist in Moscow in 2013, took bronze (87.64).Defending champion Vitezslav Vesely of the Czech Republic could only finish eighth with a best of 83.13m.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

Jeonbuk, Gamba entertain but no goals SEOUL: The AFC Champions League quarter-final between the league winners of South Korea and Japan remains tightly poised after Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Gamba Osaka played out a scoreless draw in the first leg Wednesday.The match in Seoul was an entertaining encounter that featured plenty of attacking endeavour but no goals.Jeonbuk captain Lee Dong-Gook missed the best opportunity of the game midway through the second half, turning the ball narrowly wide of an open goalThe ...

ICC Handover Spot Fixing Case to PCB The ICC has allowed to Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt to return to both domestic and international cricket. Now ICC, hands over the case to PCB.Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is still unsure about the future of international cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif. Both players will be eligible to return to cricket on September 2 after their five-year spot fixing ban expires.According to local media reports, “The PCB has been told that now it is ...

Nadal confident of playing well at US Open NEW YORK: Former world number one Rafa Nadal is feeling confident about his chances of competing for a third US Open title when the tournament starts in New York next week. "I hope to be ready for it. I have been playing well the last couple of weeks. I think I'm in better shape than a few months ago then arrived the competition and everything that happened," the 29-year old Spaniard told Reuters. "But I'm ...

Sethi sure Pakistan-India series will be held by all means ISLAMABAD: Brushing aside apprehensions about Pakistan-India series, head of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) executive committee Najam Sethi said he was sure that series between arch-rivals would be held at a neutral venue by all means."Im saying this on the basis of my experience that the series between the two countries is sure to be held in UAE or at some other neutral venue," he told a sports TV channel.Pakistan and India are scheduled for a ...

Ireland to host Pakistan, and Sri Lanka in ODI ISLAMABAD: Ireland will host one-day internationals against Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the summer of 2016.Sri Lanka will play two games against the Irish in June while the two matches against Pakistan are set to take place in August, BBC reported. "These are exactly the type of fixtures we have been crying out for," said Ireland captain William Porterfield. "We want to be playing regularly against top sides and these fixtures are a welcome first ...

Danish Kaneria Seeks Forgiveness from ICC Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria, who is serving a life ban for spot-fixing, has appeals to International Cricket Council’s (ICC) to allow returning in cricket after other three Pakistani players’ returns back to the field.The ICC allowing Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir to return to competitive cricket, the trio were involved in spot-fixing in the August 2010 Lord’s Test against England.According to local media reports Kaneria said, “Convicted players who have been jailed and ...


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