Sunday , October 21 2018


Alaphilippe claims maiden Tour stage win

Van Avermaet retains yellow LE GRAND-BORNAND, France, July 17, (AFP): Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe turned on the style to secure his maiden Tour de France stage win on Tuesday as Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet stubbornly held on to the yellow jersey. Alaphilippe, of the Quick-Step team, launched an audacious lone attack …

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England beat India by 8 wkts in third ODI to win series 2-1

Poms set 257 for victory finished on 260 for two LEEDS, England, July 17, (Agencies): A gigantic 186-run partnership between Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan helped England cruise comfortably to an eight wicket victory over India on Tuesday that sealed a 2-1 one-day international series win. After restricting India …

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Lawsuit alleges USA Diving ignored sex abuse of divers

INDIANAPOLIS, July 17, (AP): Two former divers are suing USA Diving, accusing the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes dreaming of Olympic glory. The federal lawsuit, filed last week, names Indianapolis-based USA Diving, Inc, the …

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France give WC winners heroes’ welcome home

Crowds pack Champs Elysees for victory parade PARIS, July 16, (AFP): The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the country’s newest idols. France overcame a determined Croatia to …

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Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in second ODI

Zaman century seals tourists victory BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, July 16, (AFP): Pakistan continued their dominance with both bat and ball to win the second of five One-Day Internationals against Zimbabwe by nine wickets. Opener Fakhar Zaman eased to his second ODI century, finishing with a career best 117 not out, to …

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Croatians give heroes’ welcome to squad

Argentina part company with Sampaoli ZAGREB, July 16, (Agencies): Tens of thousands of Croatians gave a heroes’ welcome to their team in Zagreb on Monday after the squad returned from Russia following their World Cup final defeat. A crowd estimated at more than 100,000 thronged the capital’s main square to …

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France win WC after Moscow thriller

HH the Amir congratulates France on WCup victory MOSCOW, July 15, (Agencies): France won their second World Cup 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, seeing off a dogged and desperate Croatia side who refused to lie down in one of the most electrifying finals in recent years. The …

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‘Smoking hot’ Pacquiao, 39, rolls back years to knock out Matthysse

Filipino Tepora stops Ortega to win featherweight world crown KUALA LUMPUR, July 15, (Agencies): Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years as he stopped WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on Sunday — the 39-year-old Filipino icon’s first knockout win since 2009. It was a dominant, devastating display as “smoking hot” Pacquiao …

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‘Viva Sachsenring!’ Marquez hails ninth win in German GP

Rossi finishes 2nd as Vinales settles for 3rd SACHSENRING, Germany, July 15, (AFP): World champion Marc Marquez cruised to his ninth consecutive German Grand Prix win to extend his MotoGP lead at the Sachsenring circuit on Sunday. Honda’s Spanish rider has won in the top category for the last six …

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Croatia stand between France and WC glory

This is the game of our lives, says Matuidi MOSCOW, July 14, (AFP): A month on and 63 games later, the 2018 World Cup reaches its climax on Sunday as a young France side spearheaded by Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann look to win the trophy for the second time …

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