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Brathwaite and Hope frustrate England in second Test

Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope proved a thorn in England’s side once again as the West Indies lost just one wicket on the fourth morning of the second Test at Old Trafford on Sunday. West Indies were 118-2 at lunch, still needing a further 152 runs to avoid the follow-on as they look to win their first Test series in ...

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Setien accepts Messi rant, believes Barca can win CL

Quique Setien said on Saturday he does not feel undermined by Lionel Messi’s damning review of Barcelona’s season and insists they can still win the Champions League. Barca surrendered the La Liga title to Real Madrid on Thursday by losing at home to Osasuna and after the match, Messi vented his frustration, saying the team has been “weak”, “inconsistent” and ...

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India cricket board ordered to pay former IPL champions $640m

A court has ordered India’s cricket board to pay more than $640 million to former Indian Premier League champions Deccan Chargers for illegal termination of the franchise. The Chargers, which were owned by the Deccan Chronicle newspaper group, were kicked out of the IPL in 2012 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for financial breaches. The ...

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Real Madrid clinch 34th La Liga title with game to spare

Zinedine Zidane says sealing a first La Liga title with Real Madrid in three years has made him happier than winning the Champions League. Real wrapped up the title with a game to spare as they edged past Villarreal at an empty Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. Karim Benzema fired between the legs of Sergio Asenjo and added a controversial second ...

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West Indies opt to bowl; Root, Broad back for England

File Photo West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and opted to field first in the second Test match at Manchester. England have made four changes to their side. Joe Root, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran replaced Joe Denly, James Anderson, Mark Wood, and Jofra Archer. West Indies, on the other hand, have gone in with an ...

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Juventus seven points clear after dramatic Sassuolo draw

Serie A leaders Juventus continued to stutter towards a ninth straight league title as they threw away a two-goal lead before settling for a thrilling 3-3 draw at Sassuolo on Wednesday. Juventus are seven points ahead of Atalanta, who thrashed Brescia 6-2 on Tuesday, with five games left to play after their winless run was extended to three matches. Lazio ...

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Tamim, Mahmudullah, Mustafiz reject offers to play in CPL

Three Bangladeshi players — ODI captain Tamim Iqbal, T20 captain Mahmudullah Riyad and bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman–recently have recently turned down offers to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) beginning August 18. The six-team eighth version of the CPL, the domestic Twenty20 cricket league of West Indies, which was initially scheduled to be played in six islands, will now ...

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Man Utd blow chance to move third after Southampton strike late

Manchester United missed the chance to move up to third in the Premier League on Monday after Michael Obafemi’s 96th minute equaliser earned Southampton a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in the latest twist in the race for a place in next season’s Champions League. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were unable to take advantage of weekend defeats for Chelsea and ...

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England to back Buttler, but Denly in the firing line

England are set keep faith with Jos Buttler despite defeat to West Indies in the first Test of a three-match series, but time may be up for Joe Denly. Captain Joe Root is set to return for the second Test starting on Thursday at Old Trafford after missing the four-wicket defeat in Southampton to attend the birth of his second ...

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‘Victory for French football’ as fans return and witness 9-0 PSG rout

Paris Saint-Germain routed second division Le Havre in a friendly on Sunday remarkable not for the 9-0 score, but because it drew the biggest crowd for a match in one of Europe’s ‘Big Five’ football nations since early March. The French government relaxed the health protocols before the weekend to allow for a total attendance of 5,000, including players, journalists ...

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