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‘Bitter’ Brazil boss keeps quiet on future

Neymar fails to sparkle as Brazil crash out KAZAN ARENA, Russia, July 7, (AFP): Brazil coach Tite left questions hanging over his future but refused to point the finger as the five-time champions crashed out of the World Cup after a 2-1 quarter-final defeat to Belgium. Four years after the …

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Hales keeps nerve as England square T20 series with India

Hosts restrict tourists to 148-5 in 2nd Twenty20 CARDIFF, UK, July 7, (AFP): Alex Hales kept his nerve with 58 not out to see England home and square the international T20 series against India 1-1 with one to play in Cardiff on Friday. Set 149 to win off their 20 …

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Big guns primed for quarter-final battles

Uruguay’s Cavani unlikely to face France MOSCOW, July 4, (AFP): The World Cup hit the pause button on Wednesday as the eight remaining teams geared up for the quarter-finals after England became the final side to qualify following a penalty shootout win against Colombia. Neymar’s Brazil are the favourites to …

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Pakistan knock Zimbabwe out of Twenty20 Tri-Series

Tourists beat hosts by 7 wickets with 5 deliveries to spare HARARE, July 4, (AFP): Pakistan knocked Zimbabwe out of the Twenty20 Tri-Series in Harare in a closely-fought encounter on Wednesday, beating the hosts by seven wickets with five deliveries to spare. Opener Fakhar Zaman top-scored for Pakistan with 47 …

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Federer, Serena stroll, Woz crashes

Venus rallies past Dulgheru LONDON, July 4, (AFP): Roger Federer extended his flawless winning streak at Wimbledon to 26 consecutive sets as the defending champion crushed Lukas Lacko, while Serena Williams powered to her 16th successive win in Wednesday’s second round action. While Federer and Serena strolled, Caroline Wozniacki suffered …

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Sweden book quarters place

Forsberg breaks Swiss hearts SAINT PETERSBURG, July 3, (AFP): Sweden reached the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 24 years after Emil Forsberg’s deflected shot earned a scrappy 1-0 win over Switzerland on Tuesday. This was far from a classic at the Saint Petersburg Stadium and if Colombia …

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Finch revels in record as Australia rout Zimbabwe

Aussies smash hosts by 100 runs HARARE, July 3, (AFP): Australia captain Aaron Finch revelled in his record-breaking innings against Zimbabwe, saying it was “up there” as one of the best innings he has ever played. Finch powered his way to 172, beating his own world record high score in …

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KDSC to participate in World Fencing Champ’ship in Poland

KUWAIT CITY, July 3, (KUNA): Kuwait will be participating in the World Fencing Championships scheduled to be held in Warsaw, Poland, from July fifth to July seventh. Secretary General of the Kuwaiti Disabled Sports Club (KDSC) Abdullah Al-Quraini told KUNA that on Tuesday before the team departed to Poland, they …

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Stylish Neymar steers Brazil into last 8

Mexico fall SAMARA, Russia, July 2, (AFP): Neymar scored a stylish opener and set up substitute Roberto Firmino for a late second as Brazil cruised into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Mexico on Monday. Bidding for a record-extending sixth title in Russia, Brazil weathered …

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Australia’s Stanlake tears through Pakistan for easy 9-wicket victory

Finch registers unbeaten 68 HARARE, July 2, (AFP): Australia fast bowler Billy Stanlake rediscovered his aggressive streak to demolish Pakistan’s top order and set up a nine-wicket win for his side in the second match of the T20 Tri-Series in Zimbabwe. “The boys have been talking to me in the …

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