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Attitude not good enough from beaten United, admits Pogba

Attitude not good enough from beaten United, admits Pogba

21/08/2018, Pakistan, Multi Sports, Pakistan Publications, Article # 27547070

BRIGHTON: Manchester United captain Paul Pogba admitted his side didn’t have the right attitude in losing 3-2 to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday due to a shambolic defensive display.

For the first time in nearly two years, Jose Mourinho’s men conceded more than twice with all three Brighton goals arriving in a 20-minute span before half-time through Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and a Pascal Gross penalty.

“They had more hunger than us. I put myself first, that my attitude wasn’t right enough. We made mistakes we shouldn’t make,” said Pogba, whose penalty deep into stoppage time proved too little, too late.

United manager Mourinho warned of a “difficult” season when he wasn’t backed in the transfer market before the deadline for Premier League clubs closed before the opening weekend of the season.

Strengthening the heart of his defence was Mourinho’s priority and it showed as Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly endured a torrid afternoon on England’s south coast.

Bailly was particularly exposed and, having conceded a needless corner that led to Duffy’s first Premier League goal, he blundered in to foul Gross, who put away the penalty via David de Gea’s leg on the stroke of halftime.

Although Romelu Lukaku had earlier reduced the deficit with a trademark header, United looked ill-equipped to mount a comeback and were often second best to the ball as they fell three points behind defending champions Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur just two games into the new campaign.

Mourinho will now demand an instant reaction when United host Tottenham in their next game.

“We were punished by the mistakes we made. For me that’s the story of the game,” said Mourinho. “We made incredible mistakes in some crucial moments. Mistakes that killed us.”

Brighton’s Murray said their 3-1 home win over United last season gave them confidence that could spring another surprise.

“It was all about the balls being played in to me, I got quality support,” said the striker.

Published in Dawn, August 21st, 2018



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PCB Chairman Najam Sethi resigns from post

PCB Chairman Najam Sethi resigns from post

21/08/2018, Pakistan, Multi Sports, Pakistan Publications, Article # 27543056

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi has resigned from his post.

Sethi, who has had differences with Imran Khan, said he had been waiting for the new prime minister to take oath before submitting his resignation.

"I wish PCB all the best and hope our cricket team goes from strength to strength," he tweeted on Monday. "Eid Mubarak. Pakistan Zindabad."

The text of his resignation recalled his appointment to the PCB's Board of Governors by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif from 2014 to 2017, and then again by former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from 2017 till 2020.

Read: Dear Mr PM-to-be, please let cricket be

He recalled that PM Khan "said on many occasions that you have a vision for Pakistan cricket."

"Therefore, it is only proper that you should assume charge and responsibility for assembling a management team for PCB that enjoys your full confidence and trust," he added.

"In order to facilitate your objectives in the interest of Pakistan cricket, I hereby submit my resignation as Chairman of PCB and Member of its BoG," the letter read.



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PCB Chairman Najam Sethi resigns, Ehsan Mani to replace him

PCB Chairman Najam Sethi resigns, Ehsan Mani to replace him

21/08/2018, Pakistan, Multi Sports, Pakistan Publications, Article # 27543492

There has been a leadership change at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) after Najam Sethi resigned from his chairmanship of the board and was promptly replaced with Ehsan Mani by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Mani previously represented the PCB at the International Cricket Council, cricket's governing body, as Treasurer for three years and later headed the body for another three years.

Sethi, who has had longstanding differences with Imran Khan, said he had been waiting for the new prime minister to take oath before submitting his resignation.

"I wish PCB all the best and hope our cricket team goes from strength to strength," he tweeted on Monday. "Eid Mubarak. Pakistan Zindabad."

The text of his resignation recalled his appointment to the PCB's Board of Governors by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif from 2014 to 2017, and then again by former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from 2017 till 2020.

Read: Dear Mr PM-to-be, please let cricket be

He recalled that PM Khan "said on many occasions that you have a vision for Pakistan cricket."

"Therefore, it is only proper that you should assume charge and responsibility for assembling a management team for PCB that enjoys your full confidence and trust," he added.

"In order to facilitate your objectives in the interest of Pakistan cricket, I hereby submit my resignation as Chairman of PCB and Member of its BoG," the letter read.

New govt must allow PCB’s current regime to continue its good work: Sallu

Prime Minister Imran Khan had in 2014 accused Sethi of being 'rewarded' with the PCB chairmanship in return for '35 punctures' — an allusion to the 'fixing' of results of 35 constituencies in the 2013 election in favour of the PML-N.

According to the PTI chief and his loyalists, on election night (May 11, 2013), Najam Sethi had called PML-N party chief (and then prime minister) Nawaz Sharif and assured him that “35 punctures” had been fixed.

The tip-off about the phone conversation, according to Naeemul Haq, chief of staff to the PTI chairman and the first person to tweet about it, had come from an ambassador of a 'key western power'.



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Goals galore as Pakistan thump Thailand 10-0 in Asian Games opener

Goals galore as Pakistan thump Thailand 10-0 in Asian Games opener

20/08/2018, Pakistan, Multi Sports, Pakistan Publications, Article # 27541952

Pakistan national hockey team kicked off their Asian Games campaign in style, thumping Thailand 10-0 in their match played at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Sports Complex in Jakarta, Indonesia on Monday.

The national team took their team to open their account, with the opening goal not coming till the last minute of the opening quarter when Tauseeq Arshad converted a penalty corner.

That first breach of the goal opened up the floodgates as Pakistan scored thrice in the second quarter.

They kept up their scoring spree in the second period as well, finding the net an astonishing six times to finish the game with an overall 10-0 win.

Atiq Arshad was the most prolific of all scorers as he hit a hat-trick of goals. His sibling Tauseeq was among the trio who scored a brace each.

Mubashar Ali was the odd man out among all the goalscorers, with him scoring just once in the goal-fest.

Next up for the Green Shirts is Oman, whom they face off with on Wednesday.



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Najam Sethi quits as PCB chairman, Ehsan Mani set to replace him

Najam Sethi quits as PCB chairman, Ehsan Mani set to replace him

20/08/2018, Pakistan, Cricket, Pakistan Cricket Board, Article # 27543551
The PCB chairman had a poor relationship with Imran Khan, who as the new prime minister of Pakistan is also the patron of the PCB

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Najam Sethi quits as PCB chairman, Ehsan Mani to replace him

Najam Sethi quits as PCB chairman, Ehsan Mani to replace him

20/08/2018, Pakistan, Cricket, Pakistan Cricket Board, Article # 27543493
The PCB chairman had a poor relationship with Imran Khan, who as the new prime minister of Pakistan is also the patron of the PCB

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Najam Sethi quits as PCB chairman, Ehsan Mani appointed

Najam Sethi quits as PCB chairman, Ehsan Mani appointed

20/08/2018, Pakistan, Cricket, Pakistan Cricket Board, Article # 27543393
The PCB chairman had a poor relationship with Imran Khan, who as the new prime minister of Pakistan is also the patron of the PCB

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Najam Sethi quits as PCB chairman following Imran Khan's election as Pakistan prime minister

Najam Sethi quits as PCB chairman following Imran Khan's election as Pakistan prime minister

20/08/2018, Pakistan, Cricket, Pakistan Cricket Board, Article # 27543062
The PCB chairman had a poor relationship with Imran Khan, who as the new prime minister of Pakistan is also the patron of the PCB

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Coleman holds off Prescod to clinch 100m title

Coleman holds off Prescod to clinch 100m title

20/08/2018, Pakistan, Multi Sports, Pakistan Publications, Article # 27540634

BIRMINGHAM: American Christian Coleman held off fast-finishing local favourite Reece Prescod to take the Birmingham Diamond League 100 metres title by one thousandth of a second on Saturday.

In a stacked field Coleman blasted out of the blocks and looked away and clear after 60 metres but Prescod unwound his long limbs to close the gap. TV replays appeared to show that the Briton had done enough but he needed one more metre.

Coleman, feeling his way back after an injury-restricted year, won in 9.94 seconds. Prescod was given the same time a lifetime best but missed out by the smallest possible margin as the photo finish gave Coleman .938 to Prescod’s .939.

American Noah Lyles, the dominant figure this season, stumbled early on and was third in 9.98, just edging former world champion Yohan Blake (9.99).

“I felt pretty good. It was a sigh of relief because you never know what to expect when you come back from injury and I got my rhythm back and I came out with the win in a good time,” said Coleman, who won the world indoor 60m title in Birmingham earlier this year.

Prescod, who was pipped by a hundredth for gold by fellow Briton Zharnel Hughes in the European championships, said: “It was tight again and I’ve just missed out again. I can’t complain though because I’ve come away and got another PB and on my home track.”

In the women’s 200m it was Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Olympic champion over 400m and Commonwealth champion over 200m, who played party pooper by overhauling Dina Asher-Smith in the 200m.

Home favourite Asher-Smith, fresh from winning a hat-trick of golds at the European Championships, got her usual bullet start but could not hold off 400m specialist Miller-Uibo, who won in 22.15. Asher-Smith took second in 22.31 with Dafne Schippers third in 22.41.

Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands continued her great season a week after winning the 5,000m at the Europeans as she delivered a strong late surge to sweep past Gudaf Tsegay to take the 1,500m win in 4.00:60.

“I have to talk to my coach to see what’s next in my programme because I could run the 1500m at the finals or maybe the 5000m,” Hassan said.

It was the same story in the women’s 400m hurdles where new European champion Lea Sprunger of Switzerland claimed a rare win over Janieve Russell in 54.86 to confirm her place in the Zurich leg of the finals in her home country.

There was a great finish in the men’s 400m after triple jumper Christian Taylor set the pace. He eventually faded to fourth as fellow American Fred Kerley pipped Briton Matt Hudson-Smith in 45.54 seconds, a time not helped by a fierce headwind on the back straight.

Britain’s former Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth long jump champion Greg Rutherford bowed out from the sport in pretty forgettable fashion taking only three jumps and finishing last in the eight-man field before spending the rest of the afternoon signing autographs.

Spain’s 2016 Olympic 110m hurdles silver medallist Orlando Ortega ran a season’s best 13.08 seconds — the second fastest time this year — beating both Commonwealth champion Ronald Levy and the newly-crowned European king Pascal Martinot-Lagarde of France.

This year’s Diamond League concludes with back-to-back finals in Zurich on Aug 30 and Brussels on Aug 31.

Published in Dawn, August 20th, 2018



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