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England's Eoin Morgan says it's 'right time to go' as he retires from internationals
LONDON: 's World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan retired from international cricket with immediate effect on Tuesday, saying now was the "right time" to stand down. Morgan led England to victory at the -- their first major global 50-overs title -- and took them to the top of the...
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Female referee at men’s World Cup wants the game to shine
TOKYO: Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita agrees with Pelé or whoever it was decades ago that first described soccer as the “beautiful game.” Yamashita is one of three women picked by FIFA to be referees at the men’s World Cup in Qatar, which opens on Nov. 21. It’s the first time a woman will be in...
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Emma Raducanu battles past Alison van Uytvanck in straight sets at Wimbledon
Raducanu won 6-4, 6-4 in her first appearance on Centre Court US Open champion will face Caroline Garcia in second round Emma Raducanu put her troubled build-up behind her as she marked her Centre Court debut by defeating Alison Van Uytvanck to reach the second round of Wimbledon. The 10th seed’s...
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'It made a lot of sense': Serena Williams on Ons Jabeur as her doubles partner ...
Serena Williams said 'it felt good out there' after she paired up with Ons Jabeur to win her first match since limping out of Wimbledon last year. Williams and Jabeur beat Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova 3-6, 6-3, 13-11 in their first match at the Eastbourne International. Serena was full of...
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Qatar World Cup organisers reverse course on Taiwan name change
The island’s name is altered yet again on a website for football fans who plan to attend the event. ......
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Naomi Osaka pulls out of Wimbledon with Achilles injury
The Japanese has not played since a first-round exit at the French Open....
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Rafael Nadal hoping to play at Wimbledon despite chronic foot issue
Rafael Nadal is hopeful of being able to play at Wimbledon after treatment for his chronic foot problem. The 36-year-old was pictured on crutches after winning his 14th French Open title almost two weeks ago and said he would not continue to play if the situation did not improve. But Nadal has been...
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Williams set to return after being awarded wild card for Wimbledon
Serena Williams will play singles at Wimbledon after being awarded a wild card. The 23-time grand slam singles champion made a tearful exit in the first round at the All England Club 12 months ago after retiring during the first set against Aliaksandra Sasnovich due to a leg injury and doubts had...
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Lewis Hamilton expects to race in F1 Canadian GP despite back pain in Baku
‘I wouldn’t miss it for the world’, Hamilton says on social media Mercedes driver suffering from car’s ongoing ‘porpoising’ issue Lewis Hamilton says he expects to be able to take part in this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix despite suffering back pain during Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The...
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'The highest honour': Salah and Kerr win PFA player of the year awards – video
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Chelsea's Sam Kerr have won the men's and women's PFA players' player of the year awards. Both were top scorers in their respective leagues, with Salah also winning the playmaker award. Kerr scored 20 goals this season, helping Emma Hayes’s team win the domestic double...
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