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UAE captain Naveed charged with corruption on eve of world T20 qualifiers

October 18, 2019

United Arab Emirates captain Mohammed Naveed was on Wednesday charged with corruption ahead of the World Twenty 20 qualifiers and admitted: “I have let everybody down”. Naveed was one of three UAE cricketers charged by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Batsman Shaiman Anwar and right-arm pace bowler Qadeer Ahmed have also been charged by the […]

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US star Dressel not enough as Cali Condors edged out in ISL meet

October 14, 2019

American Caeleb Dressel starred on his International Swimming League debut in Naples on Sunday but his Cali Condors team still trailed European Energy Standard after two rounds. Two-time Olympic gold medallist Dressel, who missed the first meet in Indianapolis this month, was named the Most Valuable Player of the ISL event in southern Italy, earning […]

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England lose first qualifier in 10 years to Czech Republic

October 13, 2019

England manager Gareth Southgate admitted his side still have a long way to go to become a “top team” after their first qualifying loss in 10 years on Friday as the Czech Republic came from behind to win 2-1 in Prague. The Three Lions could have secured their place at Euro 2020 with victory and […]

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USA thump Cuba 7-0 in CONCACAF Nations League opener

October 13, 2019

Weston McKennie scored a hat trick as the United States opened their CONCACAF Nations League campaign in style, thrashing Cuba 7-0 on Friday. Jordan Morris added a goal and contributed on three others, Josh Sargent scored and Christian Pulisic converted a penalty for the Americans, who also benefitted from an own goal by the Cubans. […]

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Keeper rivalry heats up as Italy close in on Euro 2020

October 12, 2019

The rivalry between Italy’s top two goalkeepers Gianluigi Donnarumma and Salvatore Sirigu is heating up as Roberto Mancini’s side stand on the brink of Euro 2020 ahead of Saturday’squalifier against Greece. Sirigu, 32, had long been in the shadow of Italian goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon, who retired after the four-time world champions’ failed to qualify […]

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Aussie scheme lets cricketers bat on after having kids

October 12, 2019

Cricket Australia unveiled a “game-changing” parental leave scheme Thursday designed to let players in its history-making women’s team remain in the game while raising a family. The policy includes 12 months’ paid parental leave for players who give birth and a guaranteed contract extension for the following season so they know they can return to […]

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Late Netherlands blitz sinks Northern Ireland

October 12, 2019

Luuk de Jong and Memphis Depay inspired the Netherlands’ thrilling fightback as they scored three times in the last 10 minutes to seal a dramatic 3-1 win over Northern Irelandin Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifier. Ronald Koeman’s side were in danger of a shock defeat when Josh Magennis put the visitors ahead at De Kuip. But […]

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Favourable CAF Cup draws for Nigerians Enyimba, Enugu

October 11, 2019

Nigerian challengers Enyimba and Enugu Rangers received favourable draws when the CAF Confederation Cup play-offs pairings were made in Cairo Wednesday. Enyimba will have home advantage first against South African second division club TS Galaxy, who have won all four CAF matches this season, but against modest opponents. The Nigerian outfit from southeastern city Aba […]

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Sundowns, Wydad paired again in CAF Champions League

October 10, 2019

Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco will meet for the fourth consecutive season after the CAF Champions League group draw was made in Cairo Wednesday. Wydad defeated defending champions Sundowns on penalties in a 2017 quarter-final and the Moroccans won at home and drew away at the group stage the following […]

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Hasaranga, Fernando star as Sri Lanka whitewash Pakistan in T20 series

October 10, 2019

Inexperienced Sri Lanka completed a 3-0 clean-sweep in their Twenty20 series with world number one Pakistan on Wednesday with a 13-run victory in Lahore. Chasing a modest 148-run target, Pakistan were on course for victory with Haris Sohail’s 50-ball 52 with four boundaries and a six but leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga turned the tables with 3-21 […]

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