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Brazilian tennis great Maria Bueno dies after cancer battle

Maria Bueno, a Brazilian tennis great who won three Wimbledon singles titles and four at the U.S. Open in the 1950s and 1960s, and helped usher in modern women’s tennis, has died after battling mouth cancer. She was 78.   Bueno was admitted to the Nove de Julho hospital in Sao Paulo on Tuesday and on Friday the hospital released ...

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Sri Lanka’s batters struggle as West Indies build big lead

West Indies turned the screws on Sri Lanka, taking a 360-run lead with six-second innings wickets in hand at the close of the third day of the first Test.   Continuation of the inept batting display of the previous evening, save for a 78-run fifth-wicket partnership between captain Dinesh Chandimal and wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella, saw the tourists lose their last ...

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NZ Women set all-time highest ODI total of 490

New Zealand Women broke the world record for the highest one-day international total by making 490-4 against Ireland in Dublin on Friday.   The White Ferns surpassed their own 21-year record of 455 in the 48th over as they batted first having won the toss in the opening ODI at YMCA Cricket Club.  Skipper Suzie Bates scored 151 from 94 ...

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Run Greenwich Park for Mencap

Emdad Rahman: Join #TeamMencap on Saturday 14 July for Run Greenwich Park 2018. Entry is just £10 and you can select whether you’d like to run, jog or walk 5km or 10km around one of London’s most scenic Royal Parks. You can aim for a personal best or take your time, either way, by tying your laces and clocking up the kilometres ...

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Enter the Vitality Big Half 2019

Emdad Rahman: The Vitality Big Half – London’s most exciting half marathon – returns in 2019 on Sunday 10 March. The first 7,000 general entries for The Vitality Big Half are now on sale at £39.00 (£35.00 for club runners) on a first come, first served basis. This includes 1,500 discounted entries at £30.00 reserved exclusively for residents in the four ...

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Bangladesh rope 3rd successive win in Women’s T20 Asia Cup

They notch up 9-wkt victory against Thailand Dhaka, June 7 : Bangladesh women’s cricket team crushed Thailand by nine wickets in the six-nation ACC Women’s T20 Asia Cup at Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday. Coming from behind with six wickets loss to Sri Lanka in the first game, Bangladesh maintained the winning spree in the tournament by ...

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Women’s Asia Cup: Rumana helps Tigresses taste maiden win over India

Bangladesh Women’s Cricket team after the victory. Photo: Collected Dhaka, June 6 : An all-round performance by Rumana Ahmed guided Bangladesh to their first-ever victory against India beating the giant neighbour in the Women’s T201 Asia Cup match by seven wickets at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. With the day’s victory, Bangladesh not only brightened their ...

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Russia extends winless run against Turkey ahead of World Cup

Turkey’s Serdar Gurler, left, battles for the ball with Russia’s Aleksandr Golovin during a friendly soccer match between Russia and Turkey at the VEB Arena stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Moscow, Jun 6 : Russia will go into its home World Cup without a win in seven games after drawing 1-1 with an under-strength Turkey team on ...

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UEFA to pay $2.28B prize fund to 32 Champions League teams

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Geneva, Jun 6 : UEFA has announced big increases in Champions League prize money topping $2 billion next season, to be paid out in a new system favoring ...

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UEFA bans Buffon for rants at Champions League referee

In this April 11, 2018, referee Michael Oliver shows a red car to Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during a Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Nyon, Jun 6 : UEFA banned Italian great Gianluigi Buffon for three games on Tuesday for his red card in a ...

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