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Pak Juniors rout Hong Kong 14-0 in Asia Jr Hockey Cup LAHORE: Pakistan Juniors gave a hockey lesson to Hong Kong with a 14-0 thrashing in their last pool match of the Boys Under 18 Asia Hockey Cup at Dhaka's Maulana Bhashani hockey stadium on Tuesday.It was Pakistan's third successive win in the event, said the information made available here by Pakistan Hockey Federation.The green shirts led 4-0 at half time against lowly rated Hong Kong and came with full force in the following session to dump their ever struggling opponents with the edition of as many as ten goals.In the matches played so far, Pakistan has scored 26 goals and conceded only one in their three pool matches.Semi finals are scheduled on September 29.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Wuhan boss says Serena absence 'unfortunate' WUHAN: Serena Williams' withdrawal from the Wuhan Open was "unfortunate", the tournament's director said on Tuesday, after the American star ruled herself out of the injury-hit tournament for the second year in a row.The 22-time Grand Slam champion pulled out of the Chinese event -- and next week's China Open in Beijing -- with a shoulder injury, robbing it of its best known player."It's unfortunate but we understand. It's the nature of the sport," Fabrice ...

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Pakistan defeats India to lift Asian Beach Kabaddi title Great news for all Pakistani fans, as the national kabbadi team defeated arch rivals India to win the title of Asian Beach Kabaddi Championship on Tuesday.The national team claimed gold after beating India by 30-28 points in the match. Earlier, Pakistan won the Asian Beach Championship semi-final by beating South Korea in a thriller.This is high time for Pakistan Kabaddi team which left for Vietnam on Sep 21 (Wednesday) to participate in the Games. As ...

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Kerber survives scare in first match as number one WUHAN: Angelique Kerber survived a scare in her first match as world number one before beating Kristina Mladenovic in three sets at the Wuhan Open on Tuesday.The US and Australian Open champion, who had a bye in the first round, made a convincing start before missing two set points and allowing Mladenovic to take the first set in a tie break.But Germany's Kerber then swept through the rest of the match, winning 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, ...

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Radwanska advances, Vinci falls at Wuhan Open WUHAN: World number four Agnieszka Radwanska swept into the third round of the Wuhan Open Tuesday as former US Open finalist Roberta Vinci became the tournament's first seeded casualty.One-time Wimbledon runner-up Radwanska defeated Ekaterina Makarova of Russia -- who bagged Olympic women's doubles gold last month in Rio -- 6-4, 6-1.Italy's Vinci, ranked 15, was ousted by Yaroslava Shvedova after a close first set, 7-5, 6-2 -- the second time this year she has lost ...

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U-turn as New Zealand teen star axed over assault WELLINGTON: New Zealand rugby officials on Tuesday terminated the contract of a teenage star who viciously assaulted four people including two women, following a public outcry after he escaped conviction.After initially supporting winger Losi Filipo, rugby administrators performed a U-turn following a heated reaction that even saw Prime Minister John Key drawn into the debate.Filipo, 18, dodged conviction because a judge said he did not want to derail his career, sparking accusations the court system ...

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Pleading Bubba named a vice captain for US Ryder Cup team CHASKA: One way or another, Bubba Watson always wanted to be a part of the United States Ryder Cup team this week and his pleas to be an assistant captain finally met with success on Monday.Notably overlooked as a wildcard pick by US captain Davis Love III despite being ranked seventh in the world, Watson was officially appointed as one of five vice-captains for the hosts ahead of this week's competition at Hazeltine National. "Bubba ...