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Last-gasp US win 6th Gold Cup – Morris sinks Jamaica

SANTA CLARA, United States, July 27, (AFP): Jordan Morris’s late strike lifted the United States to a 2-1 victory over Jamaica on Wednesday in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. The United States captured their sixth Gold Cup crown – one shy of Mexico’s record seven victories in the regional championship …

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France, Austria ‘seal’ spots in Euro quarters – French hold off Swiss pressure

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, July 27, (AFP): A late Camille Abily free-kick sent 10-woman France through to the Euro quarter-finals after a 1-1 draw against Switzerland, alongside newcomers Austria who routed Iceland 3-0 on Wednesday. In Breda, Switzerland took the lead on 19 minutes when Eve Perisset was sent off for bringing …

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Dressel, Kalisz emerge as new stars, Ledecky leads US to title – Belmonte adds fly world crown to Oly gold

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 27, (Agencies): Caeleb Dressel put the United States back on top in swimming’s glamour event. Chase Kalisz proved to be a worthy successor to Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Call it a changing of the guard for the American men. The 20-year-old Dressel emerged as his country’s …

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‘Kuwait-Cartucho’ eye another race after Spain

Founder and head of the Kuwaiti cycling team “Kuwait-Cartucho” Abdullah Al-Shammari Wednesday revealed that the team had participated in a race in Spain and is preparing to participate in another in the coming few days. He explained in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the Kuwaiti champion Abdul …

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Germany, Sweden into last 8 – Holders set up clash with Denmark

DOETINCHEM, Netherlands, July 26, (AFP): Holders Germany beat Russia 2-0 to set up a women’s Euro quarter-final clash with Denmark while Sweden also advanced to the knockout phase despite losing 3-2 to Italy on Tuesday. In Utrecht, Babett Peter scored from the spot on 10 minutes and captain Dzsenifer Marozsan …

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Arthur ‘hopes’ international cricket to return to Pakistan – ‘Isolation is very hard’

LAHORE, Pakistan, July 26, (AFP): Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said Wednesday he hoped a proposed tour of the World XI to the South Asian country would bring the embattled nation a step closer to reviving international cricket. Pakistan have not hosted international cricket — barring a limited over series against …

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England close in on last eight – Portugal win

BREDA, Netherlands, July 24, (AFP): Fran Kirby and Jodie Taylor handed England a 2-0 win over Spain in a game marred by heavy rain in Breda to make it back-to-back victories at the women’s Euro tournament. Earlier in the day, Carolina Mendes and substitute Ana Leite gave Portugal a 2-1 …

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Jamaica book Gold Cup final with US – Mexico upset

LOS ANGELES, July 24, (AFP): Kemar Lawrence scored in the 88th minute to give Jamaica a shocking 1-0 upset of defending champion Mexico on Sunday in a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal match. The 24-year-old fullback for Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls expertly curled a left-footed free kick around …

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Hosszu lives up to enormous expectations – Peaty, Sjostrom roar to victories at worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 24, (AP): With Katie Ledecky getting the night off, Hungary’s Iron Lady seized the moment Monday at the world championships. Katinka Hosszu lived up to her country’s enormous expectations with an electrifying victory in the 200-meter individual medley, spurred on by a flag-waving, foot-stomping crowd at Duna …

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England win Women’s WC in thriller – India fall

LONDON, July 23, (AFP): Anya Shrubsole bowled England to a dramatic nine-run win over India in the Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. India, set 229 to win, were well on course for victory at 191 for three in front of a full house of more than 26,000. …

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