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15-year-old Pakistani wins $1.2m Dota2 Asian Championship |Nayab khan

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KARACHI:
The world of e-sports has a rising star. Fifteen-year-old Sumail Hassan Syed from Karachi made history for Pakistan on Monday when he helped his team, Evil Geniuses’, claim the Defense of the Ancient 2(Dota 2) Asian championship in China.
                                              Having moved to the United States only a year ago, the child prodigy had already made waves in the in-house gaming league for North America. It is there where he was picked up by one of the biggest e-sports team, the Evil Geniuses.
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EG’s captain said Sumail – who is conveniently known by his in-game alias of ‘Suma1L’ – was brought in after they spotted the “x-factor” in the young Pakistani. EG was so impressed that they took the risk of including the 15-year-old, who had yet to play in a professional competition, on their roster for the world’s second biggest Dota2 tournament, the Dota2 Asian Championships (DAC) .
The risk paid huge dividends for EG as Sumail on Monday helped the third-seeded team past Chinese team Vici Gaming at the DAC grand final in Shanghai to bag the $1.2 million prize money.

15-year-old Pakistani wins $1.2m Dota2 Asian Championship

Sumail played an instrumental role in the team’s success as he was the core player (game-changing role).
Quickly gaining popularity among fans and players alike as the most talented newcomer in Dota2, the prodigy has now set his sights on The International 5 – the biggest tournament in e-sports, with an estimated prize pool of over $10 million.
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Stoke City Signs Barcelona winger Moha El Ouriachi | Amir GM

Stoke City has signed the teenage winger Moha El Ouriachi from Barcelona.

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El Ouriachi, who links up with ex-Barca players Bojan and Marc Muniesa, played for Spain at youth level but has also been selected by Morocco Under-23s.

The teenager, who rejected a new contract at the Nou Camp, has joined the Potters squad for their matches in the Asia Trophy in Singapore.

Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes said:

“Moha’s excited about joining a Premier League club. He has seen the progress made by Bojan and Marc and wants to try to do likewise.”

The Potters, who finished ninth in the Premier League last season, have now made seven summer signings.

El Ouriachi joins striker Joselu, goalkeepers Shay Given and Jakob Haugaard, defenders Glen Johnson and Philipp Wollscheid plus midfielder Marco van Ginkel in joining the club.

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10 Richest Soccer Players|Nayab Khan & Amir

Football, a sport popular in the whole wide world. As it is obvious, the soccer players earn pretty much a lot of money in this sport.
Outside of the USA, soccer players are treated like royalty instead of celebrities(whereas in America they are not even treated like celebrities). Therefore International soccer is accepted as the world’s biggest business. In this article, we show you the richest international soccer players in the world.Lionel-Messi

#10 – Fernando Torres ($21.3 Million)

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Fernando Torres is currently on loan from Chelsea FC to AC Milan. If you are new to soccer, that means that he has to return to Chelsea once his contract is up in Milan, unlike a typical trade in… any other sport. The superstar footballer has been with his current wife Olalla Dominguez since he was a budding star with his U15 club in Spain (she certainly picked the winning horse in that race!).

#9 – Yaya Touré ($21.7 Million)

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Yaya Toure may sound like something that you yell out when you’re happy, but it’s really the name of the successful player from the Ivory Coast, currently playing for Manchester City. Toure has scored 59 goals in his senior career, which amounts to a cool $367,796.61 per goal scored! Sure that’s more money than most of us will see in a few decades, but we’re not scoring goals like Toure, are we?
The midfielder has reached his early 30’s, which is pretty old for a soccer player, but that hasn’t stopped him from achieving success at the highest level with Manchester City. For four years running, he has won the award for best Soccer Player from Africa, starting in 2011. There’s a good chance that Toure is going to win again in 2015 after helping the Ivory Coast win the Africa Cup of Nations early in the year.

#8 – Sergio Agüero ($23.3 Million)

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Sergio Aguero hails from the other side of the Atlantic of his teammate Yaya Toure, coming from Argentina to play in Manchester City. Aside from once being married to Giannina Maradona, the daughter of an Argentinian soccer God, he may also be the richest nerd in all of sports. Why? Aguero has a prominent tattoo on his right arm in the language of the Elves, from the Lord of the Rings series.
Aguero has had a very successful senior career, with a combined 163 goals over the past 11 years with Independiente, Atletico Madrid and Manchester City. We should have known that his success was imminent when he won the FIFA Young Player of the Year Award in 2007 to go along with the most goals in the 2007 U-20 World Cup. Aguero isn’t close to done yet, as he is only 26 years old.

#7 – Wayne Rooney ($23.4 Million)

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Wayne Rooney was perhaps, at one point, the most recognizable face in soccer. It definitely wasn’t the prettiest face (oh, Beckham!) but it was recognizable. He’s still earning a ton of money and recognition as a longtime member of Manchester United, though some will say he’s over the hill. But that’s all subjective in soccer, considering he hasn’t even reached the age of 30 yet! Soccer does have a way of making young men feel old.
To those that don’t follow the sport too closely, Rooney has been the icon of Manchester United soccer since the star power has been in his last name. Rooney has won the Goal of the Season Award a total of three times. Known for his exciting bicycle kick and hitting the right spots of the net, Rooney’s highlight reel might be one of the best ever.

#6 – Neymar ($33.6 Million)

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His name is Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, but just Neymar will do. He is the breakout superstar who gained international recognition at the latest World Cup, though people in Brazil have known of his talents for years (he literally broke his back playing for his country!). He makes $10 million more than our last English star, Rooney, and some will even say he earns every bit of that on Barcelona FC, making about $33 million more than you or I will ever see.
We will get plenty of Neymar over the next decade or so, since he is only 23 years old. After achieving so much at a young age, the expectations are high for what Neymar can do as a member of the Brazil national team and Barcelona, where he has already netted 25 goals over just 45 games. If you can’t pick Neymar out of a crowd, then just look for the person with the oddest hairstyle, that should help you find him.

#5 – Radamel Falcao ($35.4 Million)

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Not many people are aware that the AS Monaco Football Club even exists, but they do, and they happen to be pretty good. Really there’s no better place to live and spend your tens of millions as a football superstar! Even though Monaco is one of the richest places in the world, they needed some extra money so they loaned Falcoa to Manchester United for 2014 in a deal that made him very, very wealthy. In Colombia he is almost as recognizable as Shakira! He opted to marry an Argentinean pop singer named Lorelei Taron, unfortunately passing up the chance to be Colombian Royalty, like the first couple of Canada, Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne.

#4 – Gareth Bale ($36.4 Million)

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Growing up in Wales, Gareth Bale was such a soccer prodigy that his PE teacher wouldn’t allow him to use his left foot while playing because it wasn’t fair to the other children. Now, he’s free to use whatever foot he likes as the superstar for Real Madrid, formerly of the Tottenham Hotspur for six years. Surprisingly less than half of his total earnings come from playing soccer, as he has lucrative endorsement deals that pay him over $15 million per year. Yeah, being a ridiculously talented, wealthy, good looking model must be tough.

#3 – Zlatan Ibrahimović ($40.4 Million)

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Swedish football legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played for almost as many teams as letters in his name, with a total of seven. He has racked up a lot of frequent flyer miles moving between clubs, though has currently found a home with the Paris Saint-Germain. Not only is he the tallest on our list at 6’5″, he is also the oldest at 33. Nobody will be calling him grandpa, though, as he is a certified black belt. Not only will he score on your team, he will then beat you up and drive away in his $1 million Porsche 918 Spyder, proving that he wins at life.

#2 – Lionel Messi ($64.7 Million)

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At first glance Lionel Messi really doesn’t look like a professional athlete. He’s only 5’6″ and generally looks like your common guy. However, not only is he one of the richest athletes in the world, he’s one of the most prolific goal scorers in soccer history. I guess you won’t be laughing at his short stature for very long! In his entire career with Barcelona he has scored more than 250 goals. Undoubtedly his biggest score, however, was dating supermodel Luciana Salazar. Could a normal 5’6″ guy land an Argentinian super model without being filthy rich? Probably not, but I doubt Messi cares about that.

#1 – Cristiano Ronaldo ($80 Million)

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Our list concludes with the richest, and probably most hated player in the entire world, Cristiano Ronaldo. Perhaps it’s his wealth, good looks, or extremely high skills that fuels the anti-Ronaldo fire, we will never know! But there really is no doubting that he is one of the best to ever play the game.
Ronaldo has spent the last six years with Real Madrid, after a long run with Manchester United. Since joining the club he has averaged 1.12 goals per game in his first 178 appearances. That’s ridiculous. There are entire teams who can’t score more than one goal per game! In his personal life, Cristiano has a future soccer phenom son with an unidentified woman who has granted him full custody.

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Shahid Khan Afridi|Mehak Iqbal

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Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani right-handed all-rounder who is well known for his aggressive batting style. He is one of the best cricketers in the world and hero of Pakistan. He is known as BOOM BOOM due to his hard hitting. At the age of sixteen he was drafted to the ODI team and in his second match he broke the record of world’s fastest century. This man gave us a lot of moments of joy. So let us have a look on his 19 years career.

RECORDS OF SHAHID AFRIDI:

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  • He also holds the record for twice hitting the second fastest fifty in one-day Internationals (off 18 deliveries), and he had the record for hitting the 5th fastest fifty to his name as well (off 19 deliveries) till it was broken by AB De Villiers.
  • He is the youngest player ever to hit a one-day International’s century. He scored his first century of International career at the age of just 16-years and 217-days.
  • He has the highest strike-rate in one-day International’s [7619 runs] at a strike-rate of115.61 per 100 balls.
  • He holds the record for hitting the most sixes in one-day International’s, he has so far smashed 333 sixes in 377 matches. Sanath Jayasuriya who is second in the list has 270 sixes to his name in 444 ODI matches.
  • He holds the second position in scoring most run off one over in ODI’s, in 2007 he smashed Sri Lanka’s CM Bandara for 32 runs in over.
  • He is 5th in the list of most one-day International’s played by a cricketer.Among the Pakistani cricketers he sits in at number two behind Inzamam-ul-Haq.
  • He has won the man of the match award 32 times in his career, the most by any Pakistani player, Saeed Anwar is second with 28 Man of the Match Awards.
  • He is one of eleven players who have taken more than 300 wickets in one-day Internationals,  he is currently number eight in the list behind Australia’s Brett Lee with 378 wickets in one-day Internationals. Shahid Afridi is also the third highest wicket-taker from Pakistan in one-day International’s behind two legends of Pakistan cricket Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.
  • He also holds the record of being the third highest wickets taker in T20 International’s, he has 73 wickets to his name, Saeed Ajmal holds the first place in this category.
  • He has taken 5 or more wickets in an One Day International nine times and he sits on 3rd place in the list level with Aussie Brett Lee.
  • He also has a record of hitting the longest six of 158 metres in the cricket history.

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Although South Africa survived even after Shahid Afridi fireworks, all over the cricket world everybody enjoyed his blasting innings. Here are few interesting comments from players and personalities all over the world about Shahid Afridi after the 3rd ODI against South Africa.

Scott Styris: That was a ridiculously big six from Afridi!

Ravi Bopara : Shahid Afridi u deserve 12 for that. That is the biggest I’ve ever seen. Massive!!!

Pat Symcox: De Villiers is like a drummer. He is brutal. Amla is like a violin. He is subtle. Shahid Afridi is like a base drummer.There are not many players with over 200 SIXES, but there is only one with over 300 and that’s Shahid Afridi. Thank goodness I was not part of the South African XI today. When Shahid Afridi was batting, they had their faces red.

Waqar Younis: When Shahid Afridi is hitting, you can only pray and do nothing else.

Lord’s Ground: I’ve just seen a replay of Shahid Afridi’s monster six against South Africa. Wow! Think it would have cleared the Lord’s Pavilion?

Piers Morgan: Afridi on the rampage for Pakistan – 50n.o. off 31 balls. No finer sight in cricket history than this guy blazing sixes.

Hamid Mir: Pakistan lost but Shahid Afridi won hearts of his fans by hitting huge 6s today I enjoyed his batting and celebrated his 88.

Azhar Mahmood: Good to see afridi back inform! Well played today! Lala…

Piers Morgan: Afridi’s nickname is ‘BOOM BOOM’ in honor of his 6-hitting talents – probably why he’s my favourite batsman to watch.

Shane Warne: Just switched TV on and watching Afridi going off against South Africa at the Wanderers!

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There was no one like him, no one is and no one will be. If hard hitting is a medicine then Afridi is the doctor. My cricket ends and begins with Afridi. No matter other nations love him or hate him but that’s a fact that we won’t get another like him. CRICKET IS NOT CRICKET WITHOUT SHAHID AFRIDI.

20th march was a black day for Pakistan when this great legend retired but he will always rule our hearts.

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In the end, this video might summarize it all for you:

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