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Pakistan to host first Davis Cup match in 12 years KARACHI: Pakistan said Wednesday it has received the green light to host its first Davis Cup tennis tie at home for 12 years, after being forced to play at neutral venues due to security fears. International sporting events have been rarely held in the country which has fought terrorism for years, with foreign teams citing security fears ever since the 9/11 attacks on the United States. A 2009 militant attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus in Lahore effectively sealed Pakistan's fate, with no international cricket fixtures played in the country for a further six years until Zimbabwe visited in 2015 for a low-profile tour that failed to create a breakthrough. Instead, Pakistan has been playing all major sports at neutral venues, with cricket in United Arab Emirates and tennis in their opponent's countries. But on Wednesday Pakistan Tennis Federation secretary Khalid Rehmani said the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has given them the go-ahead to host a Davis Cup tie against Iran in Islamabad in ...

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Brock Lesnar now more dangerous than ever In what was supposed to be one of the biggest wrestling matches of the year, what Goldberg managed to do with Brock Lesnar was something no WWE fan saw coming.Goldberg manhandled Lesnar and pinned him in less than two minutes or 1 minute 26 seconds to be exact, leaving Lesnar stunned and humiliated.Paul Hayman the Lesnar manager informed that Lesnar misjudged Goldberg, which cost him the most embarrassing defeating of this career.“We took Goldberg lightly” informed Paul Heyman, “We thought that this ...

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RugbyU: Geldenhuys hangs up Italy shirt MILAN: Italy lock Quintin Geldenhuys on Monday announced his retirement from international rugby after a 67-cap career that saw him captain the Azzurri five times.South Africa-born Geldenhuys, who is on the books at Italian side Zebre, played his 67th and final game for Italy in a recent defeat to Tonga. But the towering 35-year-old said he plans to make Italy his home."I came to Italy in 2005 and I will always be grateful to the ...

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Rugby-Beleaguered South Africa coach Coetzee won't stand down JOHANNESBURG: South Africa coach Allister Coetzee has defied calls to quit after the worst year in Springbok history, saying on Monday he was determined to fix the problem and see out his contract."I've been appointed to 2019 and I want to make sure that when I leave I do so with a firm, concrete, tangible blueprint in place for how the Springboks must be run," he told reporters as the team returned home after a ...

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Meet Zalmi's new ambassador Waseem Falcon Khan Pakistani boxer Muhammad Waseem made the motherland proud after he successfully defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver flyweight champion against Philippines Giemel Magramo on Sunday.The boxer, who is all set to return to Pakistan tonight at 10:30pm at Islamabad airport, has been hailed as the national sporting hero and has been awarded Rs2.5 million by Javed Afridi, the owner of Pakistan Super Leagues franchise Peshawar Zalmi. I hereby announce Rs 2.5 million for World ...

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Rising powerhouse Pakistan's Waseem successfully defends WBC title Pakistan is slowly and steadily becoming a powerhouse in combat sports as Muhammad Waseem successfully defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver flyweight champion against Philippines Giemel Magramo on Sunday. As per media reports, Waseem beat the Philippine boxer by 114 to 112 points in the highly anticipated 12-round bout held in the South Korean capital, Seoul.It was a tough fight, and I was able to beat (Magramo) after a tense competition, said Muhammad Waseem, ...

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Cavaliers rally to beat 76ers LOS ANGELES: LeBron James delivered his third triple-double of the season as the Cleveland Cavaliers are off to one of the best starts in franchise history with a 112-108 win over Philadelphia on Sunday.James and Kevin Love powered the offence through three quarters before Kyrie Irving took over in the fourth for the defending champion Cavaliers who improved to 13-2 on the season. Irving scored 20 of his 39 points in the final quarter, Love ...