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Maria Sharapova beats Aryna Sabalenka to win Tianjin Open title Maria Sharapova beats Aryna Sabalenka to win Tianjin Open title
Former world number one Maria Sharapova won her first title since May 2015, beating Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6 (10-8) in the Tianjin Open final. The 30-year-old Russian was playing her seventh event since she returned to the tour in April from a 15-month drug ban. She trailed 4-1 in both sets before overcoming the 19-year-old Belarusian, who was contesting her first WTA final, in two hours and ...
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ICC urges higher pay to stop women leaving game ICC urges higher pay to stop women leaving game
A top ICC official has urged cricket bodies around the world to follow Australia's lead and dramatically raise wages for women's players to stop them dropping out of the sport. Clare Connor, the former England captain who now heads the International Cricket Council's women's committee, told AFP that other countries must match Australia's eight-fold increase in wages. “We are all going to thi...
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Syria draw with Australia to keep World Cup hopes alive Syria draw with Australia to keep World Cup hopes alive
Omar Al Somah scored a late penalty as Syria kept their 2018 World Cup hopes alive with a draw in the first leg of their play-off against Australia. In their previous match, striker Al Somah netted an injury-time equaliser against Iran as Syria finished third in their Asian qualifying group. He also converted the leveller in Malaysia - where Syria play their home games - after Robbie Kruse's...
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Rohit Sharma completes 50 ODI sixes against Australia! Rohit Sharma completes 50 ODI sixes against Australia!
New Delhi: Rohit Sharma has become the first batsman to hit 50 ODI sixes against Australia. Rohit achieved the feat during his knock in the fourth ODI in Bangalore on Thursday. In fact the next best on this list is Eoin Morgan who has scored 39 ODI sixes against the Aussies. At the time of filing this story, India were 131 for one after 22.1 overs, chasing 335 for a win. India are already 3-...
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ICC congratulates Pakistan on successful hosting of Independence Cup ICC congratulates Pakistan on successful hosting of Independence Cup
In a press release posted on its website, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the game's global governing body, has congratulated Pakistan "for the successful staging of the Pakistan versus the World XI series for the Independence Cup at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore." In separate messages, ICC Director Giles Clarke and Chief Executive David Richardson have thanked Pakistani fans for "embr...
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Manchester City owners consider legal action over 'financial doping' comments Manchester City owners consider legal action over 'financial doping' comments
Manchester City's owners say they are considering legal action after La Liga president Javier Tebas accused them of "financial doping". Tebas, head of Spain's top flight, said City and French club Paris St-Germain had spent money from outside football and action should be taken to stop it. City's summer outlay of £215m was the most by any club in a transfer window. "Mr Tebas' statements a...
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Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga banned for two matches Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga banned for two matches
New Delhi: Sri Lanka skipper Upul Tharanga has been suspended from next two ODIs against India due to his team's slow over-rate on Thursday. Chamara Kapugedera has been chosen as the interim captain for the two games. The right hand-left hand combination of Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne has been recalled to the ODI squad courtesy Tharanga's unavailability. Sri Lanka are trailin...
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World Championships: Faith Kipyegon wins 1500m gold, Laura Muir fourth World Championships: Faith Kipyegon wins 1500m gold, Laura Muir fourth
Britain's Laura Muir just missed out on a 1500m medal as Kenya's Faith Kipyegon won a showdown every bit as tight and dramatic as billed. In the contest of the championships so far, Muir led through the first lap before slipping back as the pace dropped. With 30m to go, the 24-year-old Scot had battled back into contention only to be overtaken by American Jenny Simpson and South Africa's Cas...
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Daniel Levy: Spurs chairman says Premier League transfer spending unsustainable Daniel Levy: Spurs chairman says Premier League transfer spending unsustainable
Chairman Daniel Levy has defended Tottenham's lack of transfer activity this summer and claimed the spending by other Premier League clubs is unsustainable. More than £850m has been spent by top-flight sides in the transfer window, which ends on 31 August. But Tottenham, who sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City for £45m this month, have not made any signings. "We have a duty to manage the ...
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Women's World Cup: India beat Australia to set up final against England Women's World Cup: India beat Australia to set up final against England
Women's World Cup semi-final, Derby India 281-4 (42 overs): Kaur 171 not out, Gardner 1-43 Australia 245 (40.1 overs): Blackwell 90, Villani 75, Pandey 2-17 India won by 36 runs Harmanpreet Kaur's stunning century helped India beat six-time champions Australia by 36 runs in Derby and reach the Women's World Cup final. Kaur smashed an unbeaten 171 - the highest score by an India player a...
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