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Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges in Nevada


July 23, 2019

LOS ANGELES:  Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges over an alleged rape in Las Vegas a decade ago after US prosecutors said Monday they did not have enough evidence to proceed. A district attorney in the state of Nevada said it would not prosecute the Portuguese soccer player because it “cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt” that …

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Injured Wood still eyes Ashes role


July 23, 2019

LONDON: England paceman Mark Wood has set his sights on recovering from injury in time to play a role in the Ashes against Australia. Wood will be out for up to six weeks after suffering a side strain during last Sunday’s historic World Cup final victory over New Zealand. The 29-year-old won’t play in this week’s one-off Test against Ireland …

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Sri Lankan cricket board’s security team to arrive in Pakistan in August


July 23, 2019

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced that Sri Lanka Cricket has sent reassurance that their security team will be visiting Pakistan in August. The development was announced on PCB’s official Twitter account: “The Sri Lanka cricket board has assured PCB of sending a security team. A delegation of the Sri Lankan cricket board will visit Pakistan in August. …

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Brilliant Pacquiao downs Thurman, becomes oldest boxer to capture WBA crown


July 22, 2019

Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years to become the oldest welterweight champion in boxing history with a thrilling split decision victory over WBA champion Keith Thurman on Saturday. The 40-year-old Pacquiao, 10 years older than the previously undefeated Thurman, delivered a vintage performance before a sell-out MGM Grand Garden Arena crowd of 14,356 which included former welterweight king …

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Indian selectors bet on Pant as Dhoni’s future remains unclear


July 22, 2019

India’s cricket selectors on Sunday named Rishabh Pant as their preferred wicketkeeper for all three formats for next month’s tour of West Indies with the future of long-serving glovesman Mahendra Singh Dhoni still shrouded in mystery. Dhoni, 38, has been the subject of intense speculation on his retirement from international cricket over the past few days since India’s semi-final exit …

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Lowry weathers storm to win British Open and first major


July 22, 2019

PORTRUSH: Ireland’s Shane Lowry withstood howling wind and rain to win his first major at the British Open by six shots from Tommy Fleetwood on Sunday. In desperately difficult conditions, Lowry’s one-over par final round was still more than enough as he finished on 15-under for the tournament to claim the Claret Jug. Fleetwood could never apply enough pressure as …

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Simbine takes London 100m honours


July 22, 2019

LONDON: South African Akani Simbine pulled off something of a surprise in the London Diamond League 100 metres on Saturday, holding off local hope Zharnel Hughes and former world champion Yohan Blake to come home in 9.93 seconds. Hughes had clocked an impressive 9.96 in the heats, despite easing up and running into a slight headwind but after an early …

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Sun, Horton drama overshadows Peaty’s world record, Ledecky shock


July 22, 2019

GWANGJU: Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang accused rival Mack Horton of disrespecting China on Sunday after the Australian refused to take the podium following their 400 metres freestyle clash at the world championships. The controversy overshadowed an incredible night in the pool, where Briton Adam Peaty became the first to swim the 100m breaststroke in under 57 seconds and Australian …

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Bayern steal spotlight with 3-1 win on Hazard’s Real debut


July 22, 2019

HOUSTON (Texas): Bayern Munich spoiled Eden Hazard’s Real Madrid debut, downing the Spanish giants 3-1 in an entertaining International Champions Cup match on Saturday despite goalkeeper Sven Ulreich’s sending off. Real, who started with a full-strength side that inclu­ded a debut for former Chel­sea attacking midfielder Hazard went 1-0 down after just a quarter of an hour. David Alaba cut …

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Injured Wood still eyes Ashes role


July 22, 2019

LONDON: England paceman Mark Wood has set his sights on recovering from injury in time to play a role in the Ashes against Australia. Wood will be out for up to six weeks after suffering a side strain during last Sunday’s historic World Cup final victory over New Zealand. The 29-year-old won’t play in this week’s one-off Test against Ireland …

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