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New Zealand burst Pakistan’s Champions Trophy bubble

KARACHI, JAN 20 (DNA) – Euphoria is one hell of a drug. It sweeps over large groups of people in one fell swoop, completely and utterly trapping them in the moment. All those who have experienced euphoria will tell you that in that very moment, it is the only thing that matters. Not the past, not the future. Nothing. As a nation, we were swept away by such euphoria by the Champions Trophy.

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PHF names five foreign players for ‘Hall of Fame’

LAHORE (DNA) : Pakistan Hockey Federation on Monday announced the names of five foreign hockey players for their induction in the ‘Hall of Fame’ during the tour of World Hockey XI. The World XI will be touring Pakistan to play a two match series against Pakistan with the first match on January 19 at Karachi and the second on January 21 at Lahore. In a remarkable gesture, Pakistan Hockey Federation has arranged a Hall of Fame induction ceremony which will be held in Karachi, said a spokesman of the PHF here.

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WAPDA win 50th National Volleyball Championship

LAHORE, DEC 25 (DNA) – While successfully defending their title, Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) won 50th National Men’s Volleyball Championship held at POF Sports Complex Wah Cantt.WAPDA defeated Navy 3-1 in the final of the Championship. With this tremendous performance in the National Volleyball Championship, WAPDA managed to win the Men’s title for 3rd consecutive time, according to WAPDA spokesman Sunday.

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Mitchell Starc out, Jackson Bird in for Boxing Day Test against England

MELBOURNE, DEC 24 (DNA) – Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc was on Sunday ruled out of the fourth Ashes Test with a heel injury and will be replaced by Jackson Bird.Starc, who is Australia´s leading wicket-taker in the series with 19, bruised his heel bowling in Australia´s series-clinching third Test win in Perth last week.There wasn´t enough time for him to recover from the injury to his landing foot, with team management officially ruling him out two days before Tuesday´s Melbourne Test.

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One-legged football ‘king’ melts Chinese hearts

SHANGHAI, (DNA) – A one-legged footballer has captured the hearts of millions of Chinese fans after a widely circulated video showed him holding his own against able-bodied opponents and scoring a rasping right-footed drive. The exploits of 21-year-old He Yiyi, who lost his leg to childhood cancer and uses crutches to support himself when playing, have earned him several endearing nicknames including “Angel with Broken Wings”, “Ball King with One Leg” and “Magic Boy”.

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Shoaib Akhtar surprised fans by taking a round of city on a motorbike

KARACHI, NOV 04 (DNA) – Speedster Shoaib Akhtar, on Friday, surprised his fans in Karachi by taking a round of city on a motorbike. Akhar, 42, travelled from Karachi Press Club to SMCHS in Karachi via Electronics Market, Quaid’s Mazar and Tariq Road. Although, the journey was part of a promotional campaign for a ride-hailing company, it gave a pleasant surprise to Shoaib’s fan on the streets of Karachi. “I couldn’t believe when I first saw him riding a sports-bike near Tariq Road, I was so happy to see him among fans and letting people click selfies with him,” said Ashar who runs a shop in Tariq Road.

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Qatar, FIFA urged to protect 800,000 workers from desert heat

DUBAI, SEPT 27 (DNA) – World Cup 2022 host Qatar must urgently introduce laws to protect the lives of up to 800,000 migrant construction labourers working in scorching temperatures, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. The New York-based organisation also called on the Gulf state to investigate workers’ deaths and make those findings public. “The Qatari authorities’ failure to put in place the most basic protection from the heat, their decision to ignore recommendations that they investigate worker deaths, and their refusal to release data on these deaths, constitutes a wilful abdication of responsibility,” said report author Nicholas McGeehan.