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Smith and Warner back for Australia against NZealand

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Steve Smith and David Warner were Monday selected by Australia for the first time since the ball-tamperingscandal as the reigning World Cup champions face a New Zealand XI in a practice match. It marks the pair’s return to the national fold after serving year-long bans for their part in the “sandpapergate” furore in Cape Town. […]

Foakes stars as England survive Ireland scare

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Ben Foakes’ unbeaten 61 on his debut helped England recover from a top-order collapse to beat Ireland by four wickets in a lone one-day international in Dublin on Friday. England, the world’s top-ranked side in ODI cricket and the hosts of the 50-over World Cup starting later this month, collapsed to 66 for five chasing […]

Torino aim to honour past heroes in derby clash with Juve

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Torino are pushing for a first-ever qualification for the Champions League as they face local rivals Juventus on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the air disaster that wiped out their all-conquering team of the 1940s. Eighteen Torino players and officials were among 31 people killed in the accident on May 4, 1949, when […]

Love match as Altidore and Stephens announce engagement

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American tennis star Sloane Stephens and USA international Jozy Altidore announced a love match on Monday with both posting on Twitter that they are getting engaged. Altidore tweeted the news with a picture and a message that read, “Forever starts now” while Stephens wrote “Forever yes” next to a red heart. The couple have been […]

Not out! Aussie cricketer clarifies ‘boyfriend’ post

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Australian cricketer James Faulkner clarified that he was not gay on Tuesday after a post about his “boyfriend”on social media was widely interpreted as a landmark coming-out statement. Faulkner shared the post late Monday, showing him celebrating his 29th birthday with his mother and friend Rob Jubb. “Birthday dinner with the boyfriend (bestmate!!!)… #togetherfor5years,” said […]

Smart cricket key to Tigers success in World Cup

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Bangladesh need to play smart cricket to survive in the age of power hitting, which is believed to rule the upcomingICC Cricket World Cup, given the current nature of the English wicket. The wicket of England which will host this World Cup of late has shown a tendency to favour the batsmen, making it a […]

‘Special day’ for history-making woman umpire

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Australia’s Claire Polosak said it was “special day” as she made history in becoming the first female umpire tostand in a men’s one-day international. The 31-year-old officiated in the fina-l of the World Cricket League Division 2 between hosts Namibia and Oman at the weekend and admitted she would “sleep well” after her performance. “It […]

The battle for the Premier League title and top four

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Manchester City’s 2-0 derby victory at Manchester United edged Pep Guardiola’s men one point ahead of Liverpool once more in one of the tightest Premier League title races ever. A seventh defeat in nine games further damaged United’s chances of Champions League qualification, but they could still make the top four with Tottenham, Chelsea and […]

Davies sets top four target for Spurs

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Ben Davies has challenged to Tottenham to win their last four Premier League games as they aim to get their top four push back on track against Brighton on Tuesday. Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffered a setback in their bid to repeat their league finish for a fifth straight season when they were beaten 1-0 at […]

New York City blank Rooney’s DC United for second MLS win

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Romanian midfielder Alexandru Mitrita and Brazilian striker Heber scored to power New York City FC overEastern Conference leader DC United 2-0 Sunday in a Major League Soccer match. Wayne Rooney-led United remained atop the East despite falling to 4-3 with two drawn, but their 14 points are under assault with Toronto on 13 with three […]