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Pakistan to participate in Commonwealth Taekwondo ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Taekwondo team will be participating in the 6th Commonwealth Taekwondo Championship being played at Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland from November 13 to 17.Talking to APP, a Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF) official said we are still waiting for the NoC to chip in the event."Our team will be going to represent Pakistan in the event but aswe get the NoC then we will make an official announcement of the team," he said.He said we are hopeful that they will get the NoC in the days to come. "Our players are very much talented but all they need is to get international exposure to become top class players," he said.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

Giants ace dazzles Royals and San Francisco crowd SAN FRANCISCO: Madison Bumgarner was fully focused with the ball on Sunday, dazzling the Kansas City Royals with his arsenal of pitches and sublime command but the 25-year-old lefty could not help but hear tributes from the roaring crowd.As he kept mowing down the Royals on his way to a masterful, four-hit shutout in Game Five of the World Series, the home crowd of 43,000 roared ever louder and by the ninth inning, they were ...

Locals bemoan foreign raids on Australian prizes MELBOURNE: Irish eyes were smiling after Aidan O'Brien's Adelaide won the A$3 million ($2.64 million) Cox Plate in Melbourne on Saturday, but the result was less cheering to local trainers worried about "foreign" raids on Australia's top silverware.Adelaide's win came a week after Japanese-trained stayer Admire Rakti won the Caulfield Cup, the first of the two key lead-up races to the $6.2 million Melbourne Cup, Australia's richest and most famous race.Admire Rakti was quickly installed ...

Younis moves up in ICC Rankings ISLAMABAD: Dubai Test century-makers have vaulted in the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following the conclusion of the first Test, which Pakistan won by 221 runs to end Australia's hopes of moving on top of the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings.Pakistan's Younus Khan, who scored two centuries in the Test to become Pakistan's most successful batsman in terms of centuries scored, has gained four places and has claimed seventh position. With captain ...

Younis is a role model for all youngsters: Waqar Younis ISLAMABAD: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis while praising batsman Younis Khan said he is a legend and is a role model for all youngsters watching cricket.Pakistan beat Australia by 221 runs in the first Test and will play its second Test match on October 30.Waqar said it is a very important victory for us. "We won nothing against Sri Lanka and hence this win matters a lot," he said while talking to a private news channel.Waqar ...

Kim Seung-Hyuk wins fog-hit Korea Open SEOUL: Kim Seung-Hyuk nailed two tough, par-saving putts on Monday to secure victory by two strokes in a fog-hit Korea Open that needed a fourth day's play to sort out the final leader board.Kim's four-day total of two-under par 282 saw him finish two shots ahead of countryman Noh Seung-Yul, as he played out a third round interrupted by bad light on Sunday.Kim played steady, patient golf on the restart, parring his five remaining holes ...

Mystery over Villa's short Australian stint SYDNEY: Spanish star David Villa is leaving Australia this week just four matches into an expected 10-game loan stint with Melbourne City.While the club has not revealed the reasons for Villa's early departure back to New York City, a combination of football, family and marketing reasons are thought to be behind his exit.Villa's family has been settling in the United States while he plays in Melbourne.New York City FC, who like Melbourne City are owned ...


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