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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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USA women win 4x100m gold, Sjostrom claims ‘world record’ – Sun avenges Rio rival Horton with 400m free world title

BUDAPEST, July 23, (AFP): Katie Ledecky earned a second gold medal on Sunday at the world aquatics championships in Budapest by helping the United States win the women’s 4x100m freestyle final. Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom had set a world record of 51.71sec in the opening leg, becoming the first woman to …

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Dempsey ‘milestone’ as US book spot in Gold Cup final – Salvadoran players banned after biting incidents

LOS ANGELES, July 23, (AFP): Clint Dempsey’s milestone goal sealed the United States’ 2-0 victory over Costa Rica on Saturday in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Dallas, Texas. In Wednesday’s final, the United States will face either defending champions Mexico or Jamaica — who face off on …

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Coutinho stunner gives Reds win, Chelsea on fire – Bonucci enjoys winning debut, Milan rout Bayern

BEIJING, July 22, (AFP): Chelsea crushed Arsenal 3-0 in a preseason game in Beijing on Saturday but the friendly turned ugly as Pedro left the field with a bloodied face after a big collision with David Ospina. The injury scare was followed by a two-goal performance by Chelsea’s Belgian forward …

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Germany ‘edge’ 10-woman Italy – Sweden blank Russia

DEVENTER, Netherlands, July 22, (AFP): Babett Peter’s second-half penalty edged defending champions Germany to a 2-1 victory over 10-woman Italy at the women’s Euro tournament in the Netherlands. In the other Group B game, captain Lotta Schelin and Stina Blackstenius powered Sweden to a 2-0 win over Russia. In an …

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Bolt on right path to world 100m defence – Van Niekerk wins Monaco 400m

MONACO, July 22, (AFP): Jamaican sprinting legend Usain Bolt insists he is on the right path as he targets the defence of his 100m crown at next month’s world championships in London. In his swansong season, the 30-year-old has struggled to light up the track. In his outings over the …

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