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England women beat Sri Lanka to win ODI series

Jones hit seven fours and three sixes in her 54 from 39 balls Second women’s one-day international, Hambantota: Sri Lanka 187-9 (50 overs): Samarawickrama 42, Hartley 3-36, Shrubsole 2-21, Marsh 2-42 England 188-4 (33.3 overs): Jones 54, Beaumont 43, Winfield 44, Priyadharshani 3-45 England women win by six wickets Scorecard England’s women claimed the one-day series in Sri Lanka by winning the second match of the three-game contest to take an unassailable 2-0 lead. Sri Lanka were restricted to 187-9 in their 50 overs, with left-armer Alex Hartley taking 3-36.…

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Apple Watch detects irregular heart beat in large U.S. study

(Reuters) – The Apple Watch was able to detect irregular heart pulse rates that could signal the need for further monitoring for a serious heart rhythm problem, according to data from a large study funded by Apple Inc (AAPL.O), demonstrating a potential future role for wearable consumer technology in healthcare. Apple watches are seen at a new Apple store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., October 19, 2017. REUTERS/John Gress Researchers hope the technology can assist in early detection of atrial fibrillation, the most common form of irregular heart beat. Patients with…

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Chicago Bulls beat Atlanta Hawks in third-highest scoring game in NBA history

Chicago Bulls point guard Zach LaVine (right) scored a career-high 47 points in win over Atlanta Hawks The Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 168-161 in the third-highest scoring game in NBA history. Chicago’s Zach LaVine and Atlanta’s Trae Young scored career-highs of 47 and 49 respectively in the marathon game, which went to a fourth overtime. Both teams also set club records for points scored in a game. “I’ve never been part of a game that long,” LaVine said. “I airballed one [missed the backboard completely] because I was…

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Palo Alto Networks revenue, profit beat Street estimates

(Reuters) – Cybersecurity company Palo Alto Networks Inc topped Wall Street estimates for revenue and profit on Tuesday, aided by better-than-expected growth in its product business, sending its shares up 6 percent. Revenue in the segment, which includes firewall protection software Panorama, soared nearly 33 percent to $271.6 million, beating estimates of $243.1 million, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. Services revenue, which includes revenue from contract-based subscriptions for its security offerings, surged 29 percent to $439.6 million in the second quarter. Analysts on average were expecting $438.4 million from…

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Women’s Six Nations: England score nine tries to beat Wales 51-12 in Cardiff

Sarah Bern scored the first try in the second minute as England dominated Women’s Six Nations: Wales v England Team A: (5) 12 Tries: Kavanagh, Hale Cons: Wilkins Team B: (29) 51 Tries: Bern 2, Breach 2, Packer, O’Donnell, Dow, Beckett, Daley-Mclean Cons: Harrison 3 Coverage: Watch TV highlights on BBC Two at 23:30 GMT. England remain on course to win the Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam after an emphatic nine-try victory over Wales. Prop Sarah Bern and wing Jess Breach scored two tries each and flanker Marlie Packer crossed…

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Six Nations 2019: Gatland’s fist pump and bear hug show how big a deal it is to beat England

Six Nations: Wales comeback stuns England Six Nations: Scotland v Wales Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh Date: Saturday, 9 March Kick-off: 14:15 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One, S4C, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary. Warren Gatland is not one to give much away. There is barely a flicker of feeling on his face during the course of a match – maybe a little smile after a win, perhaps a shrug or a roll of the…

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Sri Lanka beat South Africa: Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis lead tourists to series victory

Fernando, who made his debut in the series, completed his maiden half-century off 69 balls Second Test, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (day three of five) South Africa 222 (De Kock 86, Markram 60, Fernando 3-62) & 128 (Du Plessis 50 not out, Lakmal 4-39) Sri Lanka 154 (Dickwella 42, Rabada 4-38) & 197-2 (Mendis 84 not out, Fernando 75 not out) Sri Lanka won by eight wicket to complete 2-0 series win Scorecard Sri Lanka became the first team from Asia to win a Test series in South Africa as…

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NBA roundup: George, Thunder beat Jazz in 2 OTs

Paul George scored 45 points, including a floater with less than a second left in the second overtime, to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 148-147 win over the visiting Utah Jazz on Friday night. Feb 22, 2019; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) celebrates after scoring against the Utah Jazz during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports The Jazz led by one when George grabbed a rebound off a missed shot by Utah’s Joe Ingles with…

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Six Nations: England so good could ‘beat All Blacks’ but Wales ‘different animal’ at home

England upset 2018 Grand Slam winners Ireland in the opening round of the Six Nations Six Nations: Wales v England Venue: Principality Stadium, Cardiff Date: Saturday, 23 February Kick-off: 16:45 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC One, S4C, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app, plus live text commentary. England’s current form is so strong they would beat the world champion All Blacks, according to Wales legend Shane Williams. England, ranked third in the world, have beaten Ireland and France…

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Chelsea beat Malmo: Europa League win eases pressure on Maurizio Sarri – for now

Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, then take on Tottenham in the Premier League The definition of insanity, according to Albert Einstein, is to perform the same task over and over and expect different results. In Maurizio Sarri’s case, the message does not seem to have got through for the past month, but during Thursday’s 3-0 Europa League last-32 second-leg win over Malmo at least he got a break from his own fans. For the Chelsea manager, who has come under increasing pressure,…

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