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Sports - Football

Dortmund fans call foul on Stuttgart's cup ticket prices BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund fans called 'foul' on away ticket prices for their team's German Cup quarter-final at Stuttgart by hurling dozens of yellow and red balls onto the pitch.Dortmund fans took exception after Stuttgart raised ticket prices at the Mercedes Benz Arena for Tuesday night's game as Borussia booked their place in the last four with a 3-1 win over their hosts.After boycotting the first 20 rows of the away section, Dortmund fans then threw the brightly-coloured balls onto the pitch midway through the first-half which Borussia players, led by captain Mats Hummels, had to pick up as the game was briefly halted."Football must be affordable!" read one banner in the away section as the cheapest ticket for Tuesday's match was 38.50 euros, plus booking fee, while the most expensive were more than 70 euros."We wanted to try and put a good face on the matter, but at the same ...


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Injury forces Sharapova out of Qatar Open DOHA: Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the Qatar Open tournament to be held later this month due to an injury to her left forearm, organisers announced on Wednesday.It is the second time the world number six has pulled out of a tournament this season because of the same injury.Earlier this year, Sharapova also had to withdraw from her intended season opener, the Brisbane International."Unfortunately, I will not be able to play the Qatar Open because ...

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WTA Taiwan Open results TAIPEI: Results from the WTA Taiwan Open in Kaohsiung on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):Women's singles1st rdVenus Williams (USA x1) bt Lee Pei-chi (TPE) 6-3, 6-2Magda Linette (POL) bt Wang Yafan (CHN) 7-5, 7-52nd rdAnastasija Sevastova (LAT) bt Donna Vekic (CRO) 7-5, 2-6, 7-5Yulia Putintseva (KAZ x3) bt Miyu Kato (JPN) 6-4, 5-7, 6-0Elizaveta Kulichkova (RUS) bt Zarina Diyas (KAZ x4) 7-5, 0-6, 6-4Kurumi Nara (JPN x7) bt Zhang Yuxuan (CHN) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3Copyright AFP (Agence ...

Sports - Cricket

PCB announces squad for T20 World Cup, Asia Cup Today, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced squad for the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup.Surprising Pakistan have picked left-arm Rumman Raees and dropped opener Ahmed Shehzad for this month’s Asia Cup and World Twenty20. Besides, Umar Gul Muhammad Rizwan and Sohaib Maqsood were also dropped by the PCB for the mega events while Muhammad Nawaz and Rumman Raees were included after they performed exceptionally well in the ongoing HBL Pakistan Super league (PSL), for ...

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Gul unlikely to feature in T20 WC, Asia Cup Pakistan’s fast bowler Umar Gul is unlikely to become part of upcoming Twenty-20 World Cup and Asia Cup.“I think if a player returns to the team after a gap of six or seven months and is then kicked out again, it’s quite harsh,” Gul said while talking to local media.Umar Gul has featured regularly in domestic cricket recently and has played in all of ‘Quetta Gladiators' matches in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL), picking ...

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Aubameyang nets 30th goal as Dortmund reach semis BERLIN: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claimed his 30th goal of the season on Tuesday to help fire Borussia Dortmund into the German Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 victory at VfB Stuttgart.Gabon striker Aubameyang and Germany winger Marco Reus, who have provided 45 of Dortmund's goals in all competitions this season, netted before Henrik Mkhitaryan claimed their late third.Aubameyang has now scored in each of Dortmund's last seven German Cup games, dating back to the start of last ...

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Top seed Gasquet quits Rotterdam with groin injury ROTTERDAM: Richard Gasquet handed the Rotterdam World Tennis tournament another box office body blow as the top seed quit on Tuesday a day before his opening match with a groin strain.The pullout came a week after Roger Federer was unable to play after undergoing knee surgery which will keep him off the ATP for at least a month.Frenchman Gasquet said that he felt his pain the day before winning the Montpellier tournament for the third ...