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  Matthias Mayer wins the Olympic downhill

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia: Matthias Mayer of Austria won the Olympic downhill Sunday as the big favorites struggled in Alpine skiing´s signature race.Mayer completed the Rosa Khutor course in 2 minutes, 6.23 seconds. Christof Innerhofer of Italy took ...

  Cologna wins men´s 30K skiathlon at Sochi Olympics

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia: Dario Cologna won the men´s 30-kilometer skiathlon at the Sochi Games on Sunday with the strongest finish of any racer in the field, pulling away from his rivals at the top of the last uphill section before holding off defen...

  Bowling coach Akram’s contract renewed for two years

KARACHI: The PCB in a surprise move has awarded a two-year contract to the national team's bowling coach Mohammad Akram.The former fast bowler, who has been working with the team since late 2012, has mostly been given short-term contracts that were r...

  Kerber steers Germany into Fed Cup semis

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia: Germany reached the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday after Angelique Kerber won the first reverse singles to clinch the first-round series against Slovakia 3-0. Ninth-ranked Kerber defeated Australian Open finalist Dominika C...

  Russia clinches Olympic team event in Sochi

SOCHI, Russia: Russia Rules. The host nation won its first gold medal of the Sochi Olympics on Sunday night in the new event of team figure skating, and the resurgence of Russia´s once dominant figure skating machine was led by veteran Evgeni Plushen...

  New Zealand beats India by 40 runs in 1st test

AUCKLAND: New Zealand beat India by 40 runs Sunday in the first cricket Test at Eden Park to lead the two-Test series 1-0. New Zealand 1st Innings 503 (Brendon McCullum 224, Kane Williamson 113, Corey Anderson 77; Ishant Sharma 6-134). India 1st Inni...

  Heavy snow, chilly weather claim 16 Afghan lives

SHIBIRGHAN, Afghanistan: Chilly weather and heavy snowfall have claimed the lives of more than a dozen people, including women and children, in Afghanistan's northern Jauzjan and Faryab provinces over the past couple of days, a local official said Th...

  Saudi Arabia: fire at Medina hotel kills 15

MEDINA: A fire broke out today at a hotel housing religious pilgrims in western Saudi Arabia, killing at least 15 people and wounding 130, according to authorities in the kingdom. The blaze started in the afternoon in the eastern part of the Islamic ...

  Pakistan Cricket Board feels 'cheated' over ICC vote

Karachi: Pakistan cricket chief Zaka Ashraf Saturday said he felt "cheated" after South Africa abandoned their opposition to controversial reforms of the sport`s world body, allowing the proposals to be approved. The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman s...

  Kotsenburg wins slopestyle, 1st gold in Olympics

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia: Sage Kotsenburg of the United States won the first gold medal of the 2014 Olympics on Saturday, soaring to victory in the men´s snowboarding slopestyle final. Kotsenburg had a score of 93.50 to edge Staale Sandbech of Norway...

  Hazard treble puts Chelsea top with Newcastle win

LONDON: Eden Hazard sent Chelsea top of the Premier League by netting his first hat trick for the club to produce a routine 3-0 victory over struggling Newcastle on Saturday. The Belgium winger scored twice in seven minutes during an eye-catching att...

  ICC approves wide-ranging changes to its structure

SINGAPORE: The International Cricket Council (ICC) approved wide-ranging changes to its structure on Saturday after eight of the 10 Test nations voted for proposals that put India, England and Australia in control of the world game and with it most o...

  India's Srinivasan to become first ICC chairman

SINGAPORE: The Board of Control for Cricket in India-piloted revamp plans for the International Cricket Council have finally seen the light of the day. Even though the cricket Boards of Pakistan and Sri Lanka abstained from voting, BCCI president N. ...

  Americans hold off Finland 3-1 in women´s hockey

SOCHI, Russia: Hilary Knight scored 53 seconds into the opener of the Olympic women´s hockey tournament Saturday, and Jesse Vetter needed only 14 saves to lead the United States to a 3-1 victory over Finland. Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter also score...

  American world champs win team short dance

SOCHI, Russia: The United States got a huge lift, along with some dazzling footwork and spins, from its world champion ice dancers Saturday night. Needing a big performance from Meryl Davis and Charlie White to get back into medals contention in the ...

  Two dead, 89 injured as heavy snow hits Japan: reports

TOKYO: Heavy snow and severe weather struck Tokyo and other areas across Japan on Saturday leaving two dead and around 90 injured, reports said. More than 600 flights were grounded as the weather agency issued a severe storm warning for the capital. ...

  Russia kicks off Sochi Games with hope and hubris

SOCHI: A Russia in search of global vindication kicked off the Sochi Olympics looking more like a Russia that likes to party, with a pulse-raising opening ceremony about fun and sports instead of terrorism and gay rights and that´s just the way Russi...

  ICC approve BIG Three reforms

SINGAPORE: The ICC has approved proposals for a revamp plan at an important meeting in Singapore after South Africa ditched Pakistan and Sri Lanka to vote in favour of the big three. Pakistan and Sri Lanka are now left alone in their protest against ...

  Bangladesh lose couple of wickets before lunch on day 5

CHITTAGONG: Sri Lanka closed on victory by reducing Bangladesh to 91-2 at lunch on Saturday´s final day of the second test. Bangladesh openers Shamsur Rahman and Tamim Iqbal shared a 71-run opening stand as the hosts chased an unrealistic total of 46...

  India 87-1 chasing 407 in 1st Test vs NZ

AUCKLAND: A tactical blunder and a batting collapse on Saturday reduced New Zealand from an impregnable position to being at risk of a stunning loss in the first test against India. At stumps on day three, India was 87-1 in its second innings at Eden...


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Feature / Analysis

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