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Pat Cummins keen to reunite with banned Steve Smith and David Warner

‘It feels like it’s been about five years’ since they playedDisgraced duo still have nine months of ban to serve Pat Cummins cannot wait to call Steve Smith and David Warner teammates again, saying it feels like the banned duo have already spent five y…

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Serena Williams’ camp hit out at treatment by US drugs testers

Williams’ publicist blasts ‘invasive and targeted’ testingAthlete angry after being tested more than other US tennis starsSerena Williams’ camp have hit out at what they have branded “invasive and targeted” treatment by US anti-doping authorities as sh…

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NFL bans Bucs star Jameis Winston for three games after Uber groping claims

Tampa Bay quarterback says sorry to female driver in statementRyan Fitzpatrick expected to step in for Bucs at start of seasonTampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for three games for a violation of the NFL’s personal-condu…

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Inventor believed to have died after becoming trapped in freezer at Braves stadium

Todd Keeling was installing new beer taps at SunTrust Park48-year-old had been working on technology since collegeAn inventor who was at the Atlanta Braves’ stadium to install new beer technology is believed to have died after becoming trapped in a fre…

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Ajax admit treatment for Abdelhak Nouri after collapse was ‘inadequate’

• Nouri suffered a cardiac arrest during a pre-season friendly• The player suffered ‘serious and permanent’ brain damageAjax have admitted to providing “inadequate” on-field medical treatment for Abdelhak Nouri after the former midfielder collapsed dur…

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Salem al-Dawsari snatches win for Saudi Arabia against Egypt

Saudi Arabia managed their first win at the 2018 World Cup by beating Egypt 2-1 with a last-gasp winner that eclipsed Mohamed Salah’s 22nd minute goal in Monday’s Group A game between the two eliminated teams.Saudi Arabia finished third in the group st…

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Saudi woman to drive Formula One car to mark end of ban

Aseel Al Hamad to take lap of Le Castellet circuit ahead of French Grand PrixAseel Al Hamad is to make a further breakthrough for Saudi Arabian women by driving a Formula One car ahead of the French Grand Prix. The lap of the Le Castellet circuit comes…

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New Zealand hammer France with helping hand from referee

New Zealand 49-14 FranceReferee awards try after blocking French playersWinger Rieko Ioane scored three tries while Damian McKenzie crossed twice in a full display of his attacking abilities as the All Blacks completed a 49-14 victory over France in Du…

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England’s Raheem Sterling says media treatment of him is ‘unbelievable’

• ‘Don’t listen to certain tabloids,’ says England forward• Manchester City player was heavily criticised over gun tattooRaheem Sterling has said he is baffled by the constant criticism of his lifestyle by a section of the media which convinces the 23-…

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Mexican fans set off earthquake sensors celebrating World Cup win

Supporters in Mexico City watching Germany game cause two ‘artificial’ quakes during their team’s surprise winMexicans jumping in jubilation on Sunday shook the ground hard enough to set off earthquake detectors after their team scored a surprise victo…

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French red card in second Test hands series to All Blacks

Fullback Ben Fall takes out Beauden Barrett in the air All Blacks put in sloppy display in 26-13 victoryAn early red card to France fullback Ben Fall ensured the All Blacks sealed a 26-13 victory in the second Test in Wellington and wrapped up the thre…

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Indian chess champion quits competition in Iran over headscarf rule

Soumya Swaminathan has withdrawn from the Asian chess championship because of a rule requiring her to wear a headscarfAn Indian chess champion has withdrawn from an international competition in Iran, saying a rule requiring her to wear a headscarf woul…

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Don’t have sex with men from ‘different race’ during World Cup, warns Russian politician

Tamara Pletnyova warns Russian women not to have sex with non-white men as their children may face discrimination Russian women should avoid sex with non-white foreign men during the football World Cup because they could become single mothers to mixed-…

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New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr hits 232 to smash women’s ODI record

Teenager unbeaten during 145-ball knock against IrelandBeats Belinda Clark’s record before adding five wickets New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr hit a world record 232 not out in the third one-day international against Ireland and then took five wickets to com…

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All Blacks cut loose against France after yellow card opens floodgates

• New Zealand 52-11 France• All Blacks had trailed 11-8 at half-time in first of three TestsA questionable yellow card to France lock Paul Gabrillagues allowed New Zealand to score three quick tries and set up a thumping 52-11 victory in the first Test…

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Ghana to dissolve football association over bribery allegations

Documentary shows officials allegedly taking kickbacksGhana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi implicated by filmGhana has decided to dissolve its national football association a day after officials, including the body’s president, were shown in a documentar…

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New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson announces shock resignation

Hesson says he cannot commit fully to job any moreAnnouncement comes less than a year out from World CupMike Hesson stunned New Zealand cricket by announcing he will step down as coach at the end of next month, less than a year out from the World Cup. …

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Romelu Lukaku on target as Belgium coast past Egypt in friendly

Belgium beat their fellow World Cup hopefuls Egypt with an assured 3-0 win in Brussels. Sticking with a three-man defence the Belgians, who are in Group G, the same as England, showed more cutting edge than in their goalless draw against Portugal on Sa…

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Argentina ‘calls off’ controversial World Cup warm-up against Israel

• ‘They’ve finally done the right thing,’ says Gonzalo Higuain• Palestinian FA thanks the Argentina playersArgentina have cancelled their final World Cup warm-up match against Israel, striker Gonzalo Higuain said on Tuesday, as political pressure grew …

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David de Gea mistake allows Switzerland to grab draw in Spain

Spain 1-1 SwitzerlandDavid de Gea made a rare error in Spain’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland, a game dominated by the home side in which they could not make their superior possession count.The Real Sociedad right-back Álvaro Odriozola scored his first inte…