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  1. Sport - Soccer - DEVELOPMENT

    Afghan Premier League helps unite war-torn country through football

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 02:22am by AFP

    ... If there were any doubts about fans’ willingness to go to matches in a country where Taliban bombings have targeted large gatherings in the past, the first match on September 18 quickly dispelled them. ... tribes,” he said. All the APL games are being played in Kabul to try to minimise the security risk, and the tournament has even had the blessing of the Taliban. “In Kandahar, we had a filming going ...


    Afghanistan beats Pakistan 3-0 in first soccer match since 1977

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... pronouncements about wanting to help bring the Taliban to the negotiating table, but privately allowing elements of its intelligence community to support the insurgency And while the game was celebrated as a chance to promote Afghanistan's future, the ghosts of the past were never far away. "If this were a football match in Kabul during Taliban rule, half-time would have meant Namaz ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Opportunities slipping by

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 09:36pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... The longer it takes for officialdom to come up with a concrete plan for the Kai Tak site the more development chances we miss Opportunities slipping by Pakistan cricket's hopes of ending their nomadic life and returning home were dashed by last week's brazen attack at Karachi airport by the Taliban. The country's busiest airport was stormed by 10 militants whose ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Afghanistan face real test after World Cup

    Posted May 09th 2014, 02:51pm

    ... in the 1980s. Sport was largely stifled under the isolated Taliban regime that ruled from1996 to 2001 and cricket took off after they were overthrown. They get their mental toughness because when ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport

    Sports Digest

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Barton back in training with 'kids and Taliban' Joey Barton claimed yesterday that his proposed switch from Queens Park Rangers to French Ligue 1 side Marseille had fallen ... uncertain, although he could find himself in even more trouble with his club after adding: "Been forced to go back training with the kids and fellow Taliban members at 2pm today … Maybe ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    Polio runner Mudassar Baig poised to inspire Pakistanis at London Paralympics

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... by corruption, Taliban violence and lost sporting glory. "It's a dream come true for me and I want to be a role model- not only for disabled people in my country but also for the able-bodied ... I watched boys my age play, run and do the usual things of life without facing any problems." He declined to be drawn on the Taliban's recent ban on polio vaccinations in Pakistan's ...

  7. Sport - Tennis - TENNIS

    Amputee US veteran inspires as ballboy at US Open

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 01:41am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse From a routine patrol crossing a muddy ditch in Afghanistan, where a land mine blast changed his life in a split-second, to the hothouse of the US Open, American soldier Ryan McIntosh has come a long way. Two years ago, McIntosh, just 21, lost part of his right leg when he stepped on a mine planted by the Taliban in the deadly province of Kandahar. ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Pakistanis back Fawad Ahmed to play Ashes role

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Ahmed, 31, played just 10 first-class games in Pakistan with little success and sought political asylum in Australia claiming death threats from the Taliban because he was involved in a charity ...

  9. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Cricket bringing peace to Afghanistan, says top official Omar Zakhilwal

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... is bringing peace in our country." Cricket has attained enormous popularity in the country, which has been mired in conflict since the ousting of the Taliban in 2001 with United States-led ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Pakistan looks to kabaddi to help build rugby union

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... is sufficient if we can bring on the quality," he said. But funding is tight and it is not cheap attracting foreign coaches to Pakistan, where attacks blamed on the Taliban and other al-Qaeda ...




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