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IS claims Manchester concert bombing

CAIRO: (AFP) - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a bombing in the British city of Manchester that killed 22 people, including children, at a concert. The group said in a statement published on its social media channels that "one of the caliphate s soldiers placed bombs among the crowds," and it threatened more attacks.
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PWE Pakistan: Badshah Khan wins Royal Rumble in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD  – After Karachi and Lahore, Pro Wrestling Entertainment Pakistan moved to Islamabad for its final show, and Pakistan’s Badshah Pehalwan Khan emerged victorious in the Royal Rumble match. The event was held at Liaqat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex, and Badshah Khan brushed aside all his international opponents to win the heavyweight championship. Algeria’s Yacine Osmani defeated Scotland’s Tango Tim. In women’s match, Angel’s Bombita beat Audrey Bride. Badshah Pehalwan Khan also paired with England’s Tiny Iron in tag team match, and both of them defeated their opponents.
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Col (retd) Abdul Jabbar gets sick after scaling Mount Everest

KATHMANDU– Mountaineer Col (retd) Abdul Jabbar, who recently scaled Mount Everest, got sick while coming back due to lack of oxygen. According to details, rescue teams are bringing Abdul Jabbar down, and he will be shifted to camp 2 or base camp today (Tuesday). It is worth mentioning here that mountaineer Abdul Jabbar Bhatti on Sunday became fourth Pakistani to summit the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.
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Sania Mirza unlikely to witness Pakistan-India Champions Trophy clash

BIRMINGHAM – Indian tennis star and wife of Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik, Sania Mirza is unlikely to witness Pakistan-India match in Champions Trophy, scheduled to be played in Birmingham. Shoaib Malik, who is in England with Pakistan team, has told that Sania will not come to Birmingham on June 4 to watch the clash between the two arch-rivals as she will be busy in Roland Garros. It is worth mentioning here that the French Open will start from May 28, and Sania Mirza will be in action in women’s doubles.
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India stops participation of Pakistan players in Pro Kabaddi League

NEW DELHI – In its hatred for Pakistan, India has not even spared sports as its government has stopped the participation of Pakistan players in Pro Kabaddi League. According to Indian media, sports minister Vijay Goel has barred the auction of ten Pakistan players in the league who were named in the initial list. It is not the first time that extremist Modi government has shown such stubbornness and unprofessional attitude. Earlier, Pakistan hockey and squash players were also not issued visas by the Indian government to stop their participation in the international events that were held in India. Furthermore,…
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Football: Mourinho bets the house on Europa League glory

LONDON (AFP) - Though he denies it, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has gambled the club s season on the outcome of Wednesday s Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm. Having missed out on Champions League qualification via the Premier League, United must beat Ajax at the Friends Arena to secure a return to Europe s elite competition. Mourinho has made his priorities clear in recent weeks by resting players for league fixtures, but he claims United s injury problems left him with no choice. "It was not a gamble. It was a simple decision," said Mourinho, who picked…
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Football: Mandzukic, Dybala fire Juve to record scudetto

TURIN (AFP) - First-half goals from Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala, and a late header from Alex Sandro sealed a 3-0 win over Crotone to hand Juventus a record sixth consecutive Serie A title Sunday. Massimiliano Allegri s men took a one-point lead over Roma into their penultimate game of the league campaign and needed a win to secure the title. Ahead of their final game at Bologna next week, Juve are now four points ahead of their closest challengers. Mandzukic gave the hosts a 12th minute lead when he met Juan Cuadrado s cross at the back post to fire past…
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Football: Terry bows out of Stamford Bridge in style

LONDON (AFP) - John Terry was given an emotional farewell by fans at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as record-breaking Chelsea beat Sunderland 5-1, including two goals from substitute Michy Batushuayi, on the day they were presented with the Premier League trophy. The champions had to come from behind on the last day of the league campaign after Javier Manquillo put relegated Sunderland ahead, but they did so in style with Willian, Eden Hazard and Pedro also on the scoresheet.
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Football: Ronaldo leads Real Madrid to 33rd La Liga title

MADRID (AFP) - Real Madrid won their 33rd La Liga title and first for five years as Cristiano Ronaldo s 40th goal of the season helped seal a 2-0 victory at Malaga on Sunday. Ronaldo got Madrid off to the perfect start after just two minutes before Karim Benzema s close-range finish sealed the title 10 minutes into the second half.
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PHF accused of issuing funds to ‘individual’ instead of KP Hockey Association

PESHAWAR (APP) – The PHF Congress members from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday alleged that the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) had issued millions of rupees to an ‘individual’ instead of the genuine body of the province for the development of the game. They were addressing a press conference after attending the General Council Meeting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hockey Association here at a local hotel.
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