Shock as Australian dies from head injuries

SYDNEY - Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a rare head injury after a sickening on-field blow in a tragedy that sent shockwaves through the sporting world. It was one of the highest-profile sporting fatalities since the death of Formula One great Ayrton Senna 20 years ago and ...

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  • Doctor terms it 'freakish accident'

    , By AFP

    SYDNEY - Batsman Phillip Hughes died of an "incredibly rare" condition after he was hit in the neck by a cricket ball, causing bleeding into his brain, his Australian doctors said Thursday.  Hughes was attempting a pull-shot to a short-pitched delivery, during a domestic match between New ...

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  • Waqar fears for Abbott's future

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    LONDON - Pakistan great Waqar Younis questioned whether Sean Abbott would continue in cricket after delivering the ball that led to the death on Thursday of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes. The cricket world was united in grief after it was announced that Hughes, due to celebrate his 26th ...

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  • Islamabad region pays homage

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    ISLAMABAD - A simple but remarkable ceremony was held here at Diamond Cricket Ground to pay homage to Australian cricketer Philip Hughes, who passed away after succumbing to neck injury he sustained after hit by Sean Abbott in a domestic match. Islamabad region president Shakil Sheikh, Test ...

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  • Ronaldo nets as Madrid claim record-equalling win

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    BASEL - Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 71st Champions League goal as Real Madrid recorded a club record-equalling 15th consecutive win by beating FC Basel 1-0 in Switzerland in the Champions League on Wednesday.The Portuguese superstar converted a Karim Benzema cutback 10 minutes before half-time at ...

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  • Fractured cheekbone lucky escape from bouncer: Shehzad

    , By Reuters

    KARACHI - Pakistan test opener Ahmed Shehzad knows he had a lucky escape when a short-pitched ball cracked his cheekbone earlier this month and says he "froze" when he heard the news of Australian batsman Phil Hughes' death on Thursday. Hughes died in a Sydney hospital two days after being struck ...

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  • PCB condoles death

    , By Our Staff Reporter

    LAHORE - Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar M Khan, COO Subhan Ahmad and the entire board staff and cricket fraternity in Pakistan was deeply saddened by the passing away of Phillip Hughes. “It’s a sad day for cricket. We share the grief of Phil Hughes’ untimely and ...

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  • UBL hold NBP in Quaid Trophy Gold

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    ISLAMABAD - UBL played out draw against NBP in their Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Gold 2014-15 eight round match played here at Diamond ground on Thursday.  Requiring 310 runs for victory, UBL scored 201-4 in 72 overs. Umair Khan slammed 55, Riaz Kail unbeaten 52 and Naved Sarwar 45. Raza Hasan took ...

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  • Nasir, Aamir out of Dubai Cup Squash

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    ISLAMABAD - Both Pakistanis Nasir Iqbal and Aamir Atlas Khan crashed out in the $25,000 Dubai Cup 2014 semi-finals. Nasir forfeited the match due to injury against top seed Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad 3-0 while Aamir was defeated by second seed Chris Simpson of England 3-0. Nasir started the match ...

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  • 'No no no no no no' - sport stunned by death

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    SYDNEY - Players and politicians expressed shock and grounds fell silent on Thursday as the cricket world plunged into mourning after the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes. Ripples from the demise of Hughes, two days after he was knocked unconscious by a cricket ball, quickly spread across ...

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  • Talented young batsman loved by all

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    SYDNEY - He was a country boy whose love for the "Baggy Green" took him all the way from a rural Australian town to the bright lights of international cricket when he made his Test debut aged just 20 in South Africa.But despite breaking records on that tour and attracting comparisons to cricketing ...

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  • Pakistan-Kiwis play abandoned

    , By Mohsin Ali

    ISLAMABAD - The second day's play in the third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand was abandoned Thursday as mark of respect for Australia's Phillip Hughes.The 26-year-old Hughes, who won 26 Test caps, died Thursday of injuries sustained when hit by a short-pitched ball in a domestic match on ...

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  • Pakistan skiers to train in Austria

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    ISLAMABAD - The Ski Federation of Pakistan (SFP) contingent comprising one male and one female skier have reached Austria to participate in the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) alpine training camp. The camp is organised each year in Stubaital and Hintertux, Austria under the FIS ...

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  • Players reluctant to play with Muhammad Amir: Chairman PCB

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    LAHORE- Pakistan cricket board (PCB) Chief Shehreyar Khan said there is an impression that some of the national team players are reluctant to play along with spot fixing tainted fast bowler Mohammad Amir, is correct. Talking to sources, PCB chairman also said that Naveed Akram Cheema is a strong ...

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  • Pak vs NZ: Play abandoned, match extended by a day

    , By Agencies

    Sharjah: The second day's play of the third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah has been suspended following the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes in Sydney because of a head injury. An extra day has been added to the Test which will resume from Friday. Both teams decided not ...

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  • Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes dies aged 25

    , By Agencies

    Sydney: Phillip Hughes has died as a result of the injuries he sustained when struck by a bouncer on Tuesday, Cricket Australia has confirmed. He was 25. Team doctor Peter Brukner confirmed the news in a statement released on Thursday afternoon. "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ...

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  • Ton-up Hafeez lift Pakistan in final Test

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    SHARJAH - Opener M Hafeez struck a dominating century to lift Pakistan to 281-3 in the third and final Test against New Zealand in Sharjah on Wednesday.  The 34-year-old anchored Pakistan's innings with an unbeaten 178 -- his seventh Test hundred and second in the series -- as Pakistan ...

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  • Bangladesh seal Zimbabwe series with big win

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    DHAKA - Opening batsman Anamul Haque top-scored with 95 as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 124 runs in the third one-day international to wrap up the five-match series in Dhaka on Wednesday. The hosts took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series after winning the first two ODIs in Chittagong by 87 runs ...

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  • Australia's Hughes continues to fight for life

    , By Reuters

    SYDNEY - Australia cricketer Phil Hughes was still fighting for his life on Wednesday as family and friends kept vigil at his hospital bedside. Hughes remains in an induced coma after undergoing emergency surgery on Tuesday when he was struck in the head by a bouncer, a devastating blow that ...

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  • England lose to Sri Lanka despite Ali ton

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    COLOMBO - Sri Lanka overcame a brilliant century by Moeen Ali and a late cameo from Ravi Bopara to defeat England by 25 runs in the first one-day international in Colombo on Wednesday. Opener Ali smashed 119 off 87 balls with 11 boundaries and five sixes as the tourists made a spirited chase of Sri ...

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  • Fast bowlers rush to Abbott's defence after Hughes blow

    , By Reuters

    MELBOURNE - As the global cricket community prays for Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes' recovery from a severe head injury, fast bowlers rushed to the defence of Sean Abbott, whose short-pitched ball struck the batsman and left him fighting for his life.Abbott and his New South Wales team mates ...

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  • We want to swell the total beyond 500: Azhar

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    SHARJAH - Azhar Ali, who set up the foundation for Pakistan’s good start in the third and final Test at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium through a 87-run partnership for the second wicket with Mohammad Hafeez, is delighted with his team’s batting performance.“I am very glad the way we ...

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  • PCB to seek proper feedback on Aamir's return to cricket

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    KARACHI - PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan has made it clear that he would seek proper feedback before taking any decision on M Aamir's return to the national team. The PCB chief moved to play down the impression that the Board had taken a final decision to quickly get Aamir back into the national team. ...

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  • Messi breaks record, Suarez breaks duck

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    PARIS - Argentina wizard Lionel Messi broke the Champions League scoring record while Luis Suarez broke his Barcelona duck in the Champions League on Tuesday. Barca romped to a 4-0 win at APOEL Nicosia but that fact was overshadowed by Messi and Suarez's personal achievements. Messi came into the ...

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