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England eye magical 500 after smashing new ODI record

Poms call up Curran and Overton for final two Australia ODIs NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom, June 20, (AFP): England one-day captain Eoin Morgan said “the sky’s the limit” for his record-breaking side, with a total of 500 firmly in their sights after their rout of Australia. Morgan’s men posted a new …

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Ronaldo rescues Portugal as Saudis, Egypt and Morocco eliminated

Uruguay, Russia reach knockout stage ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, June 20, (AFP): Uruguay booked their place in the World Cup knockout stage along with Russia on Wednesday, as Luis Suarez scored the winner on his 100th international appearance in a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don. The South Americans take on …

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Sri Lanka captain Chandimal banned for ‘ball tampering’

GROS-ISLET, Saint Lucia, June 20, (AFP): Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss his side’s third Test against the West Indies after being found guilty of ball tampering by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday. Chandimal was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day’s …

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Russia ruin Salah return

Hosts sink Egypt, eye last 16 SAINT PETERSBURG, June 19, (AFP): The return of Mohamed Salah from injury couldn’t prevent World Cup hosts Russia virtually sealing their place in the last 16 by beating Egypt 3-1 on Tuesday. An own goal by Egypt captain Ahmed Fathy opened the floodgates on …

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Ronaldo seeks ‘encore’ vs battle-hardened Morocco

We’re not dead: Renard MOSCOW, June 19, (AFP): Cristiano Ronaldo will attempt to follow up his World Cup opening game heroics for Portugal against a Morocco side licking their wounds after a crushing last-gasp defeat. A hat-trick from the five-time world player of the year snatched a thrilling 3-3 draw …

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Senegal record first African win in Russia

Poland make bad start MOSCOW, June 19, (Agencies): Senegal recorded the first African win at the 2018 World Cup when they beat Poland 2-1 on Tuesday thanks to a deflected Thiago Cionek own goal and a terrible error by Polish ‘keeper Wojciech Szczesny. West Bromwich Albion midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak got …

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Under-cooked Neymar hobbled by Swiss as Brazil stumble

Petkovic wants more recognition SAINT PETERSBURG, June 18, (Agencies): Battered and bruised by a barrage of Swiss fouls, Neymar hobbled out of the Rostov Arena after failing to inspire Brazil to victory in their World Cup opener. The world’s most expensive player said his latest knock is “nothing to worry …

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IOC officials ‘willing’ to visit Kuwait: Al Fulaiteh

KUWAIT CITY, June 18, (KUNA): Officials from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) signaled a desire to visit Kuwait on July 10 to complete discussions on final solutions to lift the suspension on Kuwaiti sports, a senior official said. Talking to KUNA, Director of Public Authority for Sport (PAS) Hmoud Al-Fulaiteh …

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Racing’s pretenders hope for crowning moment at Royal Ascot

Triple Crown winner Justify to resume training in California ASCOT, UK, June 18, (Agencies): The curtain rises at Royal Ascot on Tuesday with connections of the blue-blooded thoroughbreds hoping their prayers are answered at ‘the hub of racing’ as Australian training legend Gai Waterhouse describes it. The 63-year-old — known …

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Amir congratulates Putin on World Cup

KUWAIT CITY, June 14, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has cabled Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulating him on holding the 2018 World Cup in his country. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad praised the stunning inauguration show and great efforts that had been exerted …

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