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July 22, 2017 11:15 am gmt |
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Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt ran his first sub-10-second time of the year to win the 100m at the Diamond League in Monaco. The 30-year-old Jamaican clocked 9.95 in his final Diamond League race to beat America’s Isiah Young (9.98) and South African Akani Simbine (10.02). Britain’...
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July 21, 2017 4:54 am gmt |
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Indian skipper Virat Kohli says his top-ranked side will not take Sri Lanka lightly in the upcoming series despite the host’s poor form and controversies. The island nation lost one-day series to minnows Zimbabwe and survived a scare this week to win a one-off Test. To make the matter worse, Fo...
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July 20, 2017 3:18 pm gmt |
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In what will be India’s first full tour to Sri Lanka in eight years, the Virat Kohli-led team arrived in Sri Lankan soil to play three Tests, five one-day internationals and one T20 international. The tour begins with India playing their first Test on July 26. The first Test will be played at the Gal...
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July 19, 2017 1:26 pm gmt |
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The odds were against India the last time they toured Sri Lanka in 2015, but Virat Kohli led the inexperienced side to a comeback win in the test series which changed the team’s mindset, the captain said on Wednesday (July 19). “That tour for us was a landmark tour,” Kohli told repo...
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July 18, 2017 1:34 pm gmt |
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150 paragliders from 48 nations graced the skies above northern Italy this month as France dominated in the 2017 Paragliding World Championship. The picturesque mountains around Monte Avena played host to the championship from July 1-15, the first time the event has been held in Italy, which saw a my...
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July 16, 2017 5:26 am gmt |
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The six Arab countries who last month cut ties with Qatar are reported to have written to world soccer’s governing body FIFA to demand it be stripped of hosting the 2022 World Cup because they consider the Gulf state to be a “base of terrorism”. The Swiss website The Local reported ...
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July 14, 2017 5:50 am gmt |
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Wayne Rooney scored on his second Everton return with a sensational long-range strike as Ronald Koeman’s side beat Gor Mahia 2-1 in their opening pre-season game on Thursday. Making his first official appearance for the Toffees since leaving the club for Manchester United in 2004, Rooney opened...
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July 13, 2017 1:06 pm gmt |
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MS Dhoni has made no bones about the fact that he wishes to bow out of international cricket after the 2019 World Cup. It is believed the same holds true for another senior campaigner, Yuvraj Singh. While Dhoni has made his intentions clear, Yuvraj has not spoken about it openly. But newly appointed ...
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July 12, 2017 12:55 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s cricket board has apologized to the temporary ground workers at Hambantota Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium after they were told to strip off their Sri Lankan Cricket uniforms before they could get paid. Adding insult to injury the incident has happened on Monday afte...
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July 11, 2017 12:33 pm gmt |
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Roger Federer reached his 50th Grand Slam quarter-final and 15th at Wimbledon on Monday with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win over Grigor Dimitrov. Seven-time Wimbledon champion Federer will face Canada’s Milos Raonic, the sixth seed, for a place in the semi-finals. Federer, 35, is also the second oldest man to m...
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July 9, 2017 11:02 am gmt |
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Shanghai SIPG squandered an opportunity to move top of the Chinese Super League on Sunday (July 9) with a dramatic 4-2 defeat at Changchun Yatai. League leaders Guangzhou Evergrande’s 2-0 loss to Beijing Guo’an on Saturday (July 8) had opened the door for SIPG to leapfrog them with a win....
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July 8, 2017 11:17 am gmt |
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Owen Farrell slotted a 78th minute penalty to give the British and Irish Lions a 15-15 draw with the All Blacks and ensure the visitors tied the three-match series 1-1 at Eden Park on Saturday (July 8). The match was not without some late drama, however, with referee Romain Poite overturning an All B...
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July 7, 2017 5:27 am gmt |
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An opening ceremony was held in Jerusalem on Thursday (July 6) for the 20th Maccabi Games, dubbed the Jewish Olympics. The Maccabiah organizers say that some 10,000 competitors from Jewish communities across the world, including disabled athletes and juniors and seniors, will be participating over th...
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July 6, 2017 1:52 pm gmt |
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Australia’s Bernard Tomic and Russia’s Daniil Medvedev have been fined by the International Tennis Federation for unsportsmanlike conduct at Wimbledon. Tomic said he felt “bored” during his straight-set first-round defeat by Mischa Zverev on Tuesday, resulting in a fine of US ...
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July 5, 2017 12:47 pm gmt |
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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi will sign a new four-year deal with the club, keeping him with the Spanish giants until 2021, the side said on Wednesday (July 5). Five times a Ballon d’Or winner, the forward was entering the final 12 months of his current deal before the new one was agreed. Th...