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Pandya stars in rain-hit India win – Men in Blue lead Australia in 5-match series

CHENNAI, India, Sept 17, (AFP): All-rounder Hardik Pandya starred with the bat and ball to help India defeat Australia by 26 runs in the rain-hit opening one-day international in Chennai on Sunday. Chasing a revised target of 164 in 21 overs, the visitors were frustrated by wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal …

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Lukaku ruins Rooney Man U return – Arsenal hold Chelsea

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sept 17, (AFP): Romelu Lukaku showed little room for sentiment on Sunday scoring one and creating another as Manchester United ran out ultimately comfortable 4-0 winners over his former club Everton to ruin Wayne Rooney’s Old Trafford return. Right-back Antonio Valencia gave United an early lead with …

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Hamilton wins Singapore GP as title rival Vettel crashes – Ricciardo 2nd for third year in a row

SINGAPORE, Sept 17, (AP): Lewis Hamilton profited from the chaos to win the Singapore Grand Prix and extend his championship lead on Sunday, while title rival Sebastian Vettel lost huge ground after crashing out on the first lap. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo prevented a Mercedes 1-2 by finishing ahead of …

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Pakistan celebrate cricket return with series triumph – Du Plessis hails series as a big step and success

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 16, (AFP): Pakistan celebrated the return of international cricket with a thumping 33-run win to clinch the final Twenty20 match and the series against a World XI team at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium Friday. The hosting of the short series is a major step towards convincing international teams …

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Free-scoring Man City go top – Aguero bags treble

WATFORD, United Kingdom, Sept 16, (AFP): A Sergio Aguero hat-trick helped Manchester City to record their highest victory under Pep Guardiola as they crushed Watford 6-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Aguero was in sublime form to help City move to the top of the Premier League and avoid a …

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Stunning Vettel grabs Singapore GPrix pole – Hamilton qualifies 5th for Mercedes

SINGAPORE, Sept 16, (AFP): Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel came from nowhere to seize pole position at the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday, creating a golden opportunity to reclaim the world championship lead from Lewis Hamilton. Vettel, who had struggled in practice, timed a record 1min 39.491sec at the floodlit Marina Bay …

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Amla, Perera lead World XI Twenty20 win over Pakistan – Tourists beat hosts to level series 1-1

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 13, (AFP): Sri Lanka all-rounder Thisara Perera hit a towering six off the penultimate ball to steer the World XI to a thrilling seven-wicket win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 Wednesday. Perera made a whirlwind 19-ball 47 not out with five sixes, while Hashim Amla finished …

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Paris, LA confirmed as Olympic hosts – Historic first for IOC

LIMA, Sept 13, (AFP): The International Olympic Committee named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics on Wednesday, crowning two cities at the same time in a historic first for the embattled sports body. Loud applause rang out at the Lima Convention Centre shortly after …

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Messi ‘lifts’ Barca mood – Catalans dominate Juve

BARCELONA, Sept 13, (RTRS): When Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta was serenaded off the pitch on Tuesday following a vintage display in a 3-0 win over Juventus that was only rivalled by Lionel Messi, it was easy to forget the gloom that had gripped the Nou Camp two weeks ago. The club …

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Pakistan celebrate international revival with victory over World XI – Hosts beat tourists by 20 runs

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 12, (AFP): Pakistan Tuesday took a giant step towards reviving international cricket at home with a 20-run victory over the World XI in a match before excited crowds amid tight security. The Twenty20 match, accorded international status by the International Cricket Council, is only the second time …

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