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The greatest Squash champion Hashim Khan

Squash champion Hashim Khan (right) shakes hands with M.A. Karim after winning his first British Open in 1951. -Photo courtesy Squash Films

“What he did back then, it’s impossible for that to happen now. An unknown showing up at the biggest tournament and winning at an age when most players retire? It’s incredible. Can you imagine how good he would have been in his prime?” James Zug, author of “Squash: A History ...

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Squash great Hashim Khan dies Monday night

Pakistan Squash great Hashim Khan dies

DENVER — Hashim Khan, one of the greatest squash players of all time, died of congestive heart failure Monday night. He was believed to be 100. His son, Mo, said in a phone interview that Khan died in his home in Aurora, Colorado, with family by his side. Khan was ...

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Asian Championship: Asif begins with two wins in the 6-red event

Asif defeated Qatar’s Mahanna Naseer Obaidi 5-2 in the morning session, and went on to outclass India’s Katen Chawla 5-0 in his second match.

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Muhammad Asif was on song on the opening day of the Asian Championship campaign with two victories in the 6-red Snooker Championship at the Avari Towers on Sunday. Former International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) world champion Asif defeated Qatar’s Mahanna Naseer Obaidi 5-2 in the morning session, ...

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Four Pak players reach third round of World junior squash


KARACHI: All four Pakistani players moved into the third round of the Men’s & Women’s World Junior Individual Squash championships at Wanderers Sports Club, Windhoek, Namibia, on Monday. Asim Khan defeated Bernat Jaume of Spain 11-9, 11-4, 5-11, 8-11, 12-10 in 85 minutes; Israr Ahmed thrashed Enzo Corigliano of France ...

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World Junior Team Champions Pakistan eye fifth squash title

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KARACHI: Four-time World Junior Team Champions Pakistan will be looking to add a fifth crown to their record as the national team left on Wednesday to participate in the global event to be held in Windhoek, Namibia. The World Junior Individual and Team Championships will be played from August 10 ...

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Squash great Hashim Khan in poor health

Pakistan squash great Hashim Khan

AURORA: Hashim Khan’s family really has no idea how old their father is since he never had a birth certificate. Best guess? He turned 100 on July 1 — that’s what they celebrated anyway. He also could be older, some say even as old as 104. Just another intriguing layer ...

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Squash coach backs Tayyab Aslam for Asian title Asian Juniors Individual Championship

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KARACHI: Pakistan squash coach Jamshed Gul believes that Tayyab Aslam is capable of winning the Asian Juniors Individual Championship title as he prepares to play in the tournament’s quarter-finals in Kish, Iran. Tayyab is seeded second for the event, while India’s Kush Kumar is the top seed. Defending champion Ali ...

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US Open: Martin Kaymer breaks one-hit wonder jinx

Martin Kaymer of Germany celebrates with the trophy after his eight-stroke victory during the final round of the 114th US Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 15, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. PHOTO: AFP

PINEHURST: Martin Kaymer proved to his friends and himself that he is no one-hit wonder when it comes to winning major golf titles with a dominating four-day performance to win the US Open. The 29-year-old German captured his second major title Sunday by grinding out a one-under 69 final round ...

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