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Root ready for pink ball test vs the Windies

England cricket captain Joe Root says he is looking forward to trying something new when the first day-night Test using the controversial pink ball. Root is expecting “an exciting spectacle” when the test starts tonight at Edgbaston.  Mark Stoneman will make his Test debut as Alistair Cook’s opening partner.  Tom ...

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Nadal cruises in opener at Cincinnati Masters

Rafael Nadal cruised to victory in his first match since clinching a return to world number one. He advanced with straight-set wins Wednesday, defeating Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4.  “I think I played a solid match. I think Richard has a great backhand, and his best shot probably goes against my best ...

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American teen Tiafoe upsets Zverev in Cincinnati

In the second round of the Cincinnati Open, Alexander Zverev’s 10-match winning streak ended with defeat by unseeded Francis Tiafoe. Zverev moved up to seventh in the world rankings following victory over Roger Federer in Montreal. But he lost 6-4, 3-6, 4-6 to Tiafoe, the world number 87.

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Real Madrid beat Barcelona to win Spanish Super cup

Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 at the Bernabeu to win the Spanish Super Cup. The Spanish and European champions kick started the Spanish season by sealing a 5-1 aggregate win over their rivals. Despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s suspension, they dominated after Marco Asensio’s strike gave them a lead just 4 minutes ...

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Stoneman set for England debut in historic match

Mark Stoneman is set to make his England debut against the West Indies in a historic day-night clash Thursday. England cricket captain Joe Root has confirmed that Stoneman will open the batting with Alastair Cook at Edgbaston. The game will be the first match in the pink ball format under ...

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