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Category: Sports

India v England: Ben Stokes stars at Eden Gardens

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England held on to win the third one-day international against India by five runs as Ben Stokes found redemption at Eden Gardens. Stokes, hit for four successive sixes in Kolkata in the World T20...

India v England: Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni seal series in Cuttack

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Brilliant centuries from Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni gave India a series-clinching 15-run win over England in a thrilling second one-day international. India were reduced to 25-3 in Cuttack before...

Dean Elgar: Somerset sign South Africa opener as overseas player

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Somerset have signed South Africa opener Dean Elgar as their overseas player for 2017. The 29-year-old left-hander, who has previously played for Surrey, has hit six centuries in 32 Test matches and...

Mohamed Aboutrika: Egypt adds ex-footballer to terror list

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Egypt has added ex-football star Mohamed Aboutrika to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer says. Mr Aboutrika is accused of financially supporting the...

India v England: Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav lead stunning chase

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A Virat Kohli masterclass helped India complete the highest successful chase in a one-day international against England and seal a three-wicket win. Chasing 351, India were reduced to 63-4 in Pune...

India v England: Virat Kohli thought Eoin Morgan’s side would ‘panic’

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India captain Virat Kohli says he thought England would “panic” during his side’s chase of 351 to win the first one-day international in Pune. India had slipped to 63-4 but were put...

West Indies appoint Jimmy Adams as director of cricket

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Former Test batsman Jimmy Adams has been appointed as West Indies’ new director of cricket. Adams, 49, stood down from his position as head coach of Kent in October, after spending five seasons...

India A v England: Tourists start confidently with warm-up victory

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Sam Billings’ 93 from 85 balls helped England to a three-wicket victory over India A, in MS Dhoni’s final game as captain of an Indian team. Dhoni has stood down before the one-day series...

India v England: Joe Root available for first ODI after birth of son

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England batsman Joe Root will be available for Sunday’s first one-day international against India in Pune following the birth of his son. The 26-year-old remained in the United Kingdom when the...

India v England: Eoin Morgan’s family affected by criticism

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England one-day captain Eoin Morgan says his family were affected by the criticism he received for missing the tour of Bangladesh over security fears. The 30-year-old has returned to lead England in...

India v England: Kohli named limited-overs captain

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Virat Kohli has been named as India limited-overs captain for their upcoming series against England. Test captain Kohli, 28, takes charge for the three one-day internationals, starting on 15 January,...

Australia v Pakistan: Home side complete series whitewash with third Test victory

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Australia completed a 3-0 series whitewash over Pakistan with a 220-run victory in the third Test at Sydney. Resuming on 55 for one, the tourists needed to bat out day five to save the Test but they...

Hampshire: Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw quit South Africa to sign Kolpak deals

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South Africa pair Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw have quit international cricket to sign Kolpak deals with Hampshire. Right-arm seamer Abbott, 29, returns to the county he played for as an overseas...

South Africa v Sri Lanka: Kagiso Rabada stars as hosts seal series

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Kagiso Rabada claimed match figures of 10-92 as South Africa sealed a series victory over Sri Lanka with a 282-run win in the second Test in Cape Town. With Sri Lanka resuming on day four at 130-4,...

Big Bash: Eoin Morgan hits last-ball six in Thunder win

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England one-day captain Eoin Morgan hit the final ball for six to give Sydney Thunder a six-wicket victory over Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash. Needing five to win, Morgan, 30, launched Ben...

MS Dhoni resigns as India one-day captain ahead of England series

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MS Dhoni has stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain ahead of the ODI series against England, which begins on 15 January. The wicketkeeper will, however, remain available for selection...

Anurag Thakur: India cricket board chief ordered to resign

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India’s Supreme Court has ordered the country’s cricket board chief to resign for failing to implement reforms. The court on Monday told Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)...

Anurag Thakur: India cricket board chief ordered to resign

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India’s Supreme Court has ordered the country’s cricket board chief to resign for failing to implement reforms. The court on Monday told Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)...

Ricky Ponting to join Australia as assistant coach for Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka

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Former captain Ricky Ponting will join Australia as an assistant coach for the Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka. Ponting will work alongside interim head coach Justin Langer and assistant Jason...

Big Bash: Sean Abbott takes best figures by Australian in competition’s history

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Sean Abbott returned the best bowling figures by an Australian in Big Bash history, but it was not enough to prevent Sydney Sixers sliding to a 48-run defeat against Adelaide Strikers. Abbott, who...

Joe Root: England batsman to wait on birth before India ODIs

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England batsman Joe Root will not join the squad for this month’s one-day series in India until after the birth of his first child. Root’s partner Carrie is due to give birth this month,...

3 silver Medals and a Bronze for North in the South Asian Schools Weight Lifting Championship

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The Weight Lifting Championships for South Asian Schools are being conducted in Kualalumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Northern students who represented Sri Lanka had won 3 silver medals and one...

Chelsea moved seven points clear at the top of the table by beating Bournemouth to set a club record of 12 straight Premier League wins.

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Cesc Fabregas set up Pedro to break the deadlock with a deflected shot that looped into the top corner. Eden Hazard capped an impressive display by making it 2-0 from the spot after he was brought...

Medal haul by North in National Weight lifting

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National Weight lifting Championship for Junior and Senior Youth is being conducted  by the Sri Lanka Weight Lifting Association at International Weight Lifting Centre in Pollonaruwa. Four medals...

Medal to North in National Weight lifting

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Four medals including a gold were won by Northern athletes in the National Weight lifting Championship for Junior and Senior Youth held by the Sri Lanka Weight Lifting Association at International...

Ravichandran Ashwin is ICC player of year, Alastair Cook captains team of 2016

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India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been named the International Cricket Council’s world player of the year. The 30-year-old is the third Indian to win the Sir Garfield Sobers trophy and is...

Alviro Petersen: Former South Africa batsman banned for two years

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Former South Africa batsman Alviro Petersen has been banned for two years after admitting he attempted to cover up match-fixing by others. But charges of match-fixing against Petersen, who has spent...

Faf du Plessis: South Africa captain loses appeal against ball-tampering conviction

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South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has lost his appeal against his ball-tampering conviction. Du Plessis was found guilty in November after footage appeared to show the 32-year-old licking his...

Your best moment of 2016: Ben Stokes’ fastest double century tops our rankings

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Once again it’s been an action-packed year of cricket, but what was your favourite moment? BBC Sport and BBC Radio 5 live asked you to pick your highlights and these, as revealed during the...

Danny Rose scored the winner as Tottenham came from behind to beat Burnley in controversial circumstances in the Premier League

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Substitute Moussa Sissoko was given only a yellow card for a high, late tackle on Stephen Ward, before putting Rose through on goal in the next move, as the full-back smashed home at the near post....

Australia v Pakistan: Tourists fall short of world record run chase

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Pakistan fell short of completing a world record run chase in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane. The tourists, set a target of 490, began the final day on 382-8 and were on target for a...

Virat Kohli ‘would love’ county cricket stint

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India captain Virat Kohli says he “would love” to play county cricket before India next tour England in 2018. Kohli, who has a career Test batting average of over 50, averaged only 13.40...

Alastair Cook: Trevor Bayliss says debate over England captain ‘pain in backside’

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England coach Trevor Bayliss says the speculation over Alastair Cook’s future as captain is a “pain in the backside”. Before the series in India, Cook said he was looking forward to...

Alastair Cook: Trevor Bayliss says debate over England captain ‘pain in backside’

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England coach Trevor Bayliss says the speculation over Alastair Cook’s future as captain is a “pain in the backside”. Before the series in India, Cook said he was looking forward to...

Sochi loses right to host bobsleigh & skeleton World Championships

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The Russian city of Sochi will not host the 2017 bobsleigh and skeleton World Championships. The International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) said it would not be “prudent” to...

India v England: Day four in Mumbai was ‘worst morning of tour’ – Anderson

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England had their “worst morning of the tour” as India reached 631 on day four of the fourth Test, according to pace bowler James Anderson. Virat Kohli made 235 and number nine Jayant...

India v England: Virat Kohli makes 235 & Jayant Yadav 104 as tourists face defeat

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England are facing their seventh Test defeat of the year after Virat Kohli’s double century ensured India dominated day four of the fourth Test in Mumbai. Kohli’s 235 and 104 from number...

Keaton Jennings marks England Test call-up with century for Lions against UAE

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Keaton Jennings celebrated his Test call-up with an unbeaten century as England Lions beat the United Arab Emirates by eight wickets in Dubai. The opener, 24, was this week added to the Test squad...

Steve Smith: Australia thrash New Zealand as captain hits SCG top score

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Australia captain Steve Smith hit the highest one-day international score at the Sydney Cricket Ground in a 68-run win over New Zealand. Smith struck 14 fours and four sixes in a blistering 164 from...

Chapecoense plane crash: Minute’s silence to be held before all games this weekend

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A minute’s silence will be held before every football match this weekend in memory of the Chapecoense players and staff who died on Monday. Football’s world governing body Fifa also...

Formula 1 calendar 2017: German GP dropped & Brazil in doubt

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Germany has been dropped from next year’s Formula 1 calendar and the Brazilian Grand Prix is also in doubt. The calendar contains 20 races with Brazil listed as provisional. F1 commercial boss...

Chelsea begin investigation into historical sex abuse allegations

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Chelsea have begun an investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse concerning an individual who was employed by the club in the 1970s. The Premier League club says the former employee in...

India v England: Tourists need correct mindset – Jonathan Agnew

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England will know it was a first-innings batting calamity that set the wheels in motion for India’s 246-run win in the second Test in Visakhapatnam. To be 80-5 and give away a 200-run lead is a...

1st Test, Day 2: Ashwin alone can’t get all the wickets, says Jadeja

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Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday (Nov 10) stood firmly behind under-fire spinner Ravichandran Ashwin stating that it’s not the responsibility alone of the Tamil Nadu tweaker to get England to get...

India v England: How the tourists can avoid a 5-0 whitewash

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England have one of the toughest assignments in world cricket ahead of them between now and Christmas. They will play five Tests against India – the world’s number one ranked team –...

India v England: Teenager Haseeb Hameed wanted to play Tests since he was nine

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Teenage opener Haseeb Hameed says he will be realising a childhood dream when he makes his England Test debut against India on Wednesday. Lancashire batsman Hameed, 19, has been chosen as Alastair...

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp plays down talk of a Premier League title challenge

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp played down talk of a title challenge despite his side topping the Premier League for the first time since May 2014. Two and a half years after the Reds finished two...

Andy Murray beats Fernando Verdasco to reach Paris Masters third round

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Britain’s Andy Murray edged out Spain’s Fernando Verdasco in the Paris Masters second round as he aims for the world number one ranking. Murray, 29, who could overtake Novak Djokovic with...

Kraigg Brathwaite stars as West Indies beat Pakistan for rare Test win

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Kraigg Brathwaite became the first opener to end not out in both innings of a Test as West Indies sealed a five-wicket win over Pakistan in Sharjah. Brathwaite made an unbeaten 60 to go with his...

Novak Djokovic ready to fight as Andy Murray targets number one spot at Paris Masters

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Novak Djokovic is ready to fight for his world number one status as Andy Murray heads into this week’s Paris Masters looking to overtake the Serb. Briton Murray, 29, won his third title in as...