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Big names gear up for international football friendlies

Preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup continue on Friday with 22 international friendlies. Hosts Russia take on Brazil who are without star striker Neymar, while world champions Germany face Spain. In other games, England travel to the Netherlands, Lionel Messi’s Argentina lock horns with Italy, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal meet Egypt, and Saudi Arabia […]     Read More

Usain Bolt set for Borussia Dortmund training

Multiple Olympic champion Usain Bolt is training with Borussia Dortmund on Friday as the retired Jamaican athlete fulfils his ambition to work out with a major professional football team. The training session with the German club is open to the public and is also being broadcast live on Facebook to see the sprinter in action. […]     Read More

Simona Halep survives scare to advance in Miami

World No. 1 Simona Halep fought back from a set down to beat France’s Oceane Dodin 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the second round of the Miami Open. The 26-year-old received treatment on her neck twice during the match that lasted just over two hours. The Romanian will take on Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska in the next […]     Read More

New Zealand v England: rain interrupts play; Williamson sets record

Rain has suspended play on day 2 in Auckland where New Zealand is taking on England in the opening Test. But not before the Black Caps’ captain Kane Williamson scored his 18th Test hundred to become the country’s leading century-maker. Williamson previously shared with Martin Crowe and his current teammate Ross Taylor the record of […]     Read More

New Zealand in control of first Test after bowling England out for 58

New Zealand bowled out England for just 58 to take control of the opening Test in Auckland on Thursday.   Fast bowler Trent Boult took six wickets as the Blackcaps dismissed the tourists for the sixth lowest total in their history. In reply, New Zealand reached 175 for 3 at stumps with skipper Kane Williamson not […]     Read More

New Zealand oust England for 58 in first Test

New Zealand have dismissed England for just 58 runs in the first innings of their opening Test in Auckland. Trent Boult took six wickets for the Black Caps, while Tim Southee grabbed the remaining four. Craig Overton (33 not out) and Mark Stoneman (11) were the only England batsman to reach double-figures. New Zealand had […]     Read More

Serena Williams knocked out of Miami Open

Serena Williams crashed out of the Miami Open following a straight-sets loss to Japan’s Naomi Osaka in the first round. The match ended 6-3, 6-2. It was Williams’ fourth match and second tournament appearance since returning from 13 months maternity leave. Elsewhere, third seed Garbine Muguruza advanced to the third round after her opponent Amanda […]     Read More

Peshawar advance to PSL final at Karachi’s expense

Defending champions Peshawar Zalmi reached the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final after beating Karachi Kings by 13 runs in the second eliminator game at Lahore. Peshawar posted 170-7 in a rain-shortened 16-overs contest and then restricted their opponents to 157-2. The win was powered by Kamran Akmal’s 77 off 27 deliveries and some tight seam […]     Read More

French Open champions to win record prize money

Total prize money for the French Open will go up by around 8 per cent this year, with the men’s and women’s champions winning over AED 9.9 million (€2.2 million) each. That’s an increase of more than AED 450,000 from last year. Despite the changes, the French Open still offers less prize money than other […]     Read More
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