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England’s captain Cook piles on the runs against Pakistan

MANCHESTER, UK, July 24, (AFP): England captain Alastair Cook left Pakistan needing to rewrite the record books if they were to win the second Test at Old Trafford, after opting against enforcing the follow-on on Sunday’s third day. At stumps, England, looking to level the four-Test series at 1-1, were …

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IOC decides against blanket doping ban for Russia

LAUSANNE, July 24, (AFP): The International Olympic Committee on Sunday ordered individual sports federations to decide whether Russian competitors should take part in the Rio Games after failing to agree on a complete ban over Russia’s state-run doping. The IOC executive decided that any Russian athlete wanting to go to …

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Root masterclass puts England in total control – Pakistan in trouble at 57-4

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, July 23, (AFP): Joe Root’s double century and three wickets from Chris Woakes put England on course for a series-levelling win in the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Saturday. Pakistan ended the second day having collapsed to 57 for four in reply to England’s …

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Kohli double ton & Ashwin century put India in charge

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda, July 23, (AFP): Virat Kohli’s first double-century in any form of first-class cricket and Ravichandran Ashwin’s third Test century against the West Indies anchored India’s formidable first innings total of 566 for eight declared on the second day of the first Test on Friday. Left …

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Doping scandal derails Putin’s sports masterplan

MOSCOW, Russia, July 23, (AFP): President Vladimir Putin has pumped vast sums into sport to refashion Russia’s image and bolster his personal prestige, but the scandal over state-run doping threatens to obliterate any successes. The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) executive board are to hold a conference call on Sunday to …

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Kohli puts India in charge with his 12th Test century

NORTH SOUND, Antigua and Barbuda, July 22, (AFP): Virat Kohli stroked a commanding 12th Test century to put India in control at 302 for four when stumps were drawn on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies on Thursday. Having chosen to bat first on winning …

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Mourinho’s United stunned 4-1 by Dortmund in China

SHANGHAI, July 22, (AFP): New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho saw his side get off to a poor start on their tour of China when they lost 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund on Friday. Temperatures of 35 Celsius (95 Farenheit) at the 8:00 pm kick-off time in Shanghai meant the International …

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Root, Cook punish Pakistan on first day of second Test

MANCHESTER, UK, July 22, (AFP): Joe Root’s unbeaten 141 was the centrepiece of England’s commanding 314 for four on the first day of the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Friday. Having twice got himself out during England’s 75-run defeat by Pakistan in the first of a four-Test …

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CAS rejects appeal by Russian athletes against Oly ban

LAUSANNE, July 21, (AFP): The international sports tribunal on Thursday rejected an appeal by Russian athletes against a Rio Olympics ban amid mounting pressure for action over state-run doping in Russia. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling on track and field is seen as a key indicator as …

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Al-Ghareib receives congratulatory message

KUWAIT CITY, July 20: Famous Kuwait National Tennis Team player Muhammad Al-Ghareib received a congratulatory massage from Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, Minister of Information and the State Minister of Youth Affairs for defeating Malaysian National Team in the Davis Cup (World Tennis Championship for Men). Kuwait won 4-1 …

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