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England drop Joe Root but still lose series to India

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Jordan gave England a ray of hope when things looked dim for the hosts by picking up Kohli's wicket with a sharp catch off his own bowling. Jordan held a fierce return catch from Kohli to keep the outcome in fleeting doubt, but Rohit was not about to fall at the final hurdle - and Pandya was no slouch either as Ball and Willey in particular took their punishment. Read More »

1st ODI, ICC Women's Championship at Leeds, Jul 7 2018

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The all-rounder took three for 18 after adding a quick-fire 37 in an impressive team batting display, in which Sarah Taylor's 26 was the lowest score made by a batsman in the top seven. New Zealand made a promising start to the chase, but not for the first time on this tour there was no support for Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine. Sciver struck for the first time next over with the wicket of Bates. Read More »

A look at what's ahead in the World Cup

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Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has received praise from all over the world after she personally attended her country's quarter final victory against World Cup hosts Russian Federation. But who will start for them? With all 23 players in attendance, Southgate watched over his squad as he pondered over whom he would select for the last-four match. Read More »

Next stop Moscow for England fans in a camper van

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Few know the pathways better than the Football Association's former head of elite development and Under-21s manager, with Southgate believing better technical players are tempering the fact just 33 per cent of Premier League players are English. Read More »

Rafael Nadal reaches quarter-finals of Wimbledon

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In a press conference after his straight-sets win over Lukas Lacko at Wimbledon , Roger Federer explained why he has so much success in the tournament and in tennis at a late age as well. "A couple of guys pretending they were coughing and whistling while I was bouncing the ball more or less to the end of the match", said the former world number one. Read More »

Thai cave rescue: Four more boys pulled from flooded cave

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Remember those soccer boys who spent more than two weeks in a Thai cave after water from heavy rain blocked their exit? "We are so happy to rescue another four", he said. But officials decided "the risk of leaving them there was greater". Meanwhile, anxious parents waiting at the entrance - many of whom have been holding 24-hour vigils despite the overnight rains - say they are still not being told "anything" about which boys are about to emerge from the cave, and can do nothing but ... Read More »

Alexander Zverev defeats Taylor Fritz in Wimbledon second round

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In addition, Ernests has reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time in his 11th appearance, becoming one of the players who needed to play more than 10 Wimbledons to book the place in the last 16 after Tommy Robredo, Jeremy Bates, Michael Llodra, Nicolas Mahut, Richey Reneberg and Marc Rosset. Read More »

Zak Brown: 'Pressure led to Eric Boullier exit'

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This is going to take some time to fix. He was promoted to a permanent seat last year and showed early signs of promise but that has somehow fizzled out this year. Brown concedes that the remaining part of the season - 12 races in total - will be challenging, but fourth in the constructors' championship remains a goal. Read More »

Fabregas, Morata report for Chelsea FC pre-season training

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Antonio Conte remains in charge at Chelsea and is beginning the club's pre-season preparations today as senior players returned to the training ground over the weekend. However, Conte has already arrived at Chelsea in order for the club's pre-season campaign with their first game on July 23 in Australia. Conte's side finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season as they missed out on Champions League qualification, although they did end the campaign with a trophy by ... Read More »

Jack Wilshere joins West Ham on three-year deal after Arsenal exit

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West Ham are nearly certain to announce the signing of Wilshere in the coming hours or days, after he was spotted outside the London Stadium wearing the famous claret and blue colours of the East end club. West Ham have received heavy criticism for their transfers in recent seasons, most notably after former Sporting Lisbon president Bruno de Carvalho famously labelled David Sullivan and David Gold as the "dildo brothers" . Read More »

Spotless round sees Simpson take lead after day one at Greenbrier

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However, none of those have come in a PGA Tour event, and his last victory on any circuit was at the Hero Indian Open in February 2015. Needing birdies on the par-5 17th and the par-3 18th, he parred both. He later apologized, saying his anger and frustration got the best of him. Mickelson missed the cut at The Greenbrier in three of his four previous appearances. Read More »

Big crash for Hartley, Hamilton leads…

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The Silverstone circuit is one of the fastest on the F1 calendar. The Toro Rosso driver crashed heavily at Brooklands after front left suspension failure pitched him into a spin. Hartley emerged uninjured, but his vehicle was unable to be rebuilt in time for qualifying, forcing him to back of the grid for the Grand Prix on Sunday (Monday NZ time). Read More »

Spain manager odds: Roberto Martinez and Luis Enrique among favourites

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Fernando Hierro has quit his role as Spain's national team head coach following La Furia Roja's Second Round exit at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. Julen Lopetegui was relieved of his post after he was announced as Real Madrid's new manager, which the Spanish FA did not take kindly. But with Hierro stepping down from his roles, the hunt for a permanent manager has started, with Roberto Martinez and Luis Enrique among the top contenders. Read More »

Fekir will seize on Liverpool transfer if Lyon agree deal - Bruno Genesio

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Nabil Fekir made 40 appearances for Lyon last season, finding the net 24 times and contributing nine assists throughout the campaign in all competitions. "I have nearly a father-son relationship with my players". Some reports over the weekend suggested that Liverpool have already restarted the negotiations but this appears not to be the case. Read More »

Pak hand Australia first defeat in tri-series

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Pakistan on Sunday sealed their highest successful chase and clinched the tri-series played at Zimbabwe's Harare Sports Club by chasing down Australia's 184-run target up to the last over. Between that, Faheem Ashraf had Travis Head clean bowled for 7 as Australia slipped from 29/1 to 49/3 in no time. Afridi, on only his second T20I outing, finished with 3/37. Read More »

5 hottest NBA Summer League attractions fans need to see in Vegas

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The Pistons also acquired guard Khyri Thomas in the draft. McKinney-Jones played with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants last season. Teams will play three round-robin games , followed by a double elimination tournament. Fox is the leader of this talented young Sacramento squad, and fans are getting and first-hand look at why their franchise is on the rise. Three other Miami basketball alums will make their summer league debuts on Friday. Read More »

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson reportedly plotting $10m winner-take-all match

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Woods's representatives declined to comment. The idea for the match reportedly was spawned during the practice round that the pair played prior to the Masters at Augusta this past April . Mickelson added of the stakes: "It's a ridiculous amount of money". It's unclear whether the players would stump up the money, or whether it would come from corporate sponsors, and whether it would go toward charities, but Mickelson added: "No matter how much money you have, this amount will take both ... Read More »

India beat England, Sachin hails Rohit for 'clean hitting'

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But while the home team's slide started at this stage, India overcame the sluggish phase and marched ahead of England's respective score to consistently bring down the required rate and the pressure, if any. The execution wasn't up to scratch. Speaking at the post-match presentation, Rohit said: "That's the style of my play". Capitalising on starts like is something we have to learn from. Read More »

Ferrari says British Grand Prix was 'good for Formula 1'

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His team-mate Valtteri Bottas , on older tyres, led the closing laps, but was unable to resist Vettel or his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen, who finished third. I, at least, would struggle to be that precise and take somebody out. He fell to 16th but recovered to second, ahead of Raikkonen who completed the podium. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton fastest in Austrian GP first practice

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Two weeks later in Azerbaijan, he led again after a safety vehicle, but with three laps remaining sustained a puncture from running over debris and lost what looked like a guaranteed 25 points - and first victory of the season. Leading the race comfortably from pole, Hamilton had already made his one pit stop under normal racing conditions and was running second on the road to Vettel, who had yet to stop and was running an extended opening stint. Read More »

Salah and Mane to be on Liverpool's American tour Klopp confirms

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But as Karius prepares to make his first appearance since the final in a friendly at Chester on Saturday, Klopp stressed it was business as usual. "So from my side everything is fine". I thought it was too late, you can not check that but now I know a concussion isn't coming and going in a day - if you have one, you see it days later. Read More »

Thunder, Carmelo Anthony Will Work Together On Exit

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Carmelo Anthony is reportedly leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder! Once Anthony, 34, opted into the final year of his contract, he lost some control over his future. Despite his frustrations, Anthony received praise from general manager Sam Presti and coach Billy Donovan. "I think he's being very candid and very honest". Read More »

Concerned England fans make the same joke about the referee against Sweden

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Reflecting during his post-match press conference, Andersson told the assembled reporters (via Sky Sports ) that he could envisage England going on to win the World Cup. England battles Russian Federation or Croatia in the World Cup semifinals at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. I'd like to pay tribute to both the team and the coach. Read More »

England level T20 series with India after belting 12 from final over

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India won the first by 8-wickets before England clawed back with a five-wicket win in the second. Captain Eoin Morgan acknowledged Hales' unbeaten 58 - including a six off the first ball of the miserly Bhuvneshwar Kumar's last over when England still needed 12 to win - had made a strong case for his continued inclusion in Bristol on Sunday, even if Stokes is available for the final T20. Read More »

Brazil vs. Belgium - Football Match Report

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The Selecao's quarter-final exit at the hands of Belgium in the last of the six matches in the city on Saturday (AEST) ensured this would be the first World Cup without at least one of Brazil , Argentina or Germany in the semi-finals. Neymar had a chance to equalize late in injury time but Thibaut Courtois produced a magnificent save to tip over the goal-bound curling effort. Fernandinho of Brazil is challenged by Nacer Chadli of Belgium during the World Cup quarterfinal. Read More »

'I had to stay tough': Djokovic ignores call row to sink Edmund

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Obviously they support their player, " he said. "It was not like this, definitely". There were still a few empty seats as play started, but those who had returned created a buzz which they hoped could help Edmund make a fast start. "It was an important point obviously I just asked the chair umpire how is it possible he plays the shot that he played if he lets go of the racket and it doesn't bounce twice". Read More »

Rory McIlroy in no 'panic' to add to four majors - Irish Open

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Quirky fact: he lost a play-off at Verdura in the Rocco Forte Open past year; this week's leader won one there two months ago. McIlroy finished T5 at the Masters in April, though hopes on Saturday that this could be the year he clinched his missing major were dashed with a 74 on Sunday . Read More »

Toyota Supra to race NASCAR Xfinity Series

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While nearly everyone knows NASCAR (yes that´s the race where American cars go around an oval track for hundreds of laps), the cult of the Toyota Supra is a rather closed community. Designed by Toyota Racing Development in Costa Mesa, California and Calty Design Research, Inc.in Newport Beach, California, the NASCAR Supra fits the specifications set out by the sport, while offering a few hints into what the production version it's supposed to mirror will look like. Read More »

Vettel fastest in second British GP practice

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Lewis Hamilton lauded one of the finest moments of his Formula One career as he delivered a scintillating lap to put his Mercedes on pole position for the British Grand Prix . With the Ferraris qualifying less than a tenth behind Hamilton and conditions expected to be even warmer than experienced in qualifying, the reigning champion believes Sunday's race will be one of the toughest he's faced. Read More »

England beat Sweden to reach first World Cup semis in 28 years

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The 76-year-old tweeted his congratulations after the Three Lions beat Sweden 2-0 in Samara thanks to a first-half header from defender and Harry Maguire and a second-half headed finish from Dele Alli . Others had to wait for the scores via a more traditional route. Maguire then lashed over after a scene of panic in the Sweden area as England chased a third goal, although they were twice indebted to Pickford for preserving their two-goal lead. Read More »