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Women’s World Twenty20: West Indies beat England by four wickets

ICC Women’s Twenty20, St Lucia England: 115-8 (20 overs): Dunkley 35, Shrubsole 29 West Indies: 117-6 (19.3 overs): Dottin 46, Campbelle 45 West Indies won by four wickets Scorecard England will play India in the Women’s World Twenty20 semi-finals after a narrow defeat in their final Group A game against West Indies in St Lucia. After losing six wickets in the first 10 overs, England posted 115-8 thanks to an excellent partnership between Anya Shrubsole and Sophia Dunkley. Shrubsole took two wickets in her first over, but Deandra Dottin and…

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World Falconry Day: Eagle and falcons soar over desert show

Egyptian falconers have met in the desert near Alexandria to celebrate World Falconry Day and highlight an ancient sport. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Yasser al-Khawanky fed his Golden Eagle at the gathering at Borg al-Arab. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Golden Eagles have been kept for hunting for centuries. Image copyright Reuters Image caption The birds were lined up at sunrise for the celebration. Image copyright Reuters Image caption They soared through the sky to swoop on pigeons and rabbits in front of the spectators. Image copyright Reuters Image…

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Ireland 16-9 New Zealand: Joe Schmidt dismisses ‘World Cup favourites’ claim

World Cup favourites? Who? Us? Joe Schmidt laughs off Steve Hansen’s ‘banter’ Ireland coach Joe Schmidt laughed off New Zealand counterpart Steve Hansen’s claim that the Irish are now World Cup favourites after victory in Dublin. The world’s number two side won 16-9 in Dublin to claim their first victory over the All Blacks. “I guess they are favourites,” said Hansen, whose side have won the past two World Cups. New Zealand-born Schmidt described Hansen’s comments as “a little bit of banter”. The World Cup in Japan starts in September…

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DP World Tour Championship: Danny Willett wins season-ending event

Danny Willett has won the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai – his first title since the 2016 Masters. He carded a four-under final round of 68 to finish on 18 under par, two shots ahead of fellow Englishman Matt Wallace and Patrick Reed of the United States. The 31-year-old nearly hit his tee shot into a stream on the 18th hole before recovering to make par. “I’m massively proud of myself,” an emotional Willett told Sky Sports. “It’s been a lot of hard work. It’s been tough [the…

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Netherlands 2-0 France: Dutch beat world champions to relegate Germany

Georginio Wijnaldum has now scored 10 international goals The Netherlands deservedly beat France in the Uefa Nations League to end the world champions’ 15-game unbeaten run and relegate Germany. Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum struck from close range after Hugo Lloris parried a Ryan Babel shot. Lloris made a host of top saves to stop a thrashing – but Memphis Depay’s dinked penalty in injury time made sure of the win. A Dutch draw in Germany on Monday would see them win the group. That would take Ronald Koeman’s side into…

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Women’s World Twenty20: Anya Shrubsole hat-trick inspires England win over South Africa

Highlights: Shrubsole & Sciver lead England to victory ICC Women’s Twenty20, St Lucia South Africa 85 (19.3 overs): Tryon 27, Sciver 3-4, Shrubsole 3-27 England 87-3 (14.1 overs): Wyatt 27, Van Niekerk 2-13 England won by seven wickets Scorecard Anya Shrubsole’s hat-trick took England into the Women’s World Twenty20 semi-finals as they thrashed South Africa by seven wickets in St Lucia. England’s place in the final four was confirmed when West Indies beat Sri Lanka in the group’s other game. Shrubsole’s hat-trick was only the second England T20 international hat-trick,…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Capela: I’d love to be a soccer pundit

NBA’s Clint Capela chats to FIFA.com about his love of football He raves about Henry, Mbappe, Pulisic, Ronaldo, Shaqiri & Weah Capela dreams of a career in football after he’s quit basketball Clint Capela spent the middle months of 2018 negotiating a $90 million contract to continue slam-dunking a Spalding ball alongside ‘The Beard’ and CP3, AKA James Harden and Chris Paul, in a breathtaking Houston Rockets side. If he’d had it his way, the 6ft 10ins center would have been kicking a Telstar 18 for Switzerland at the FIFA…

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World Series hero Pearce re-signs with Red Sox

FILE PHOTO: Oct 28, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce (25) reacts after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo World Series MVP Steve Pearce is returning to the Boston Red Sox after signing a one-year contract, the team announced Friday. The deal is worth $6.25 million, according to multiple reports. “We’re thrilled to have Steve back with…

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – News – Willian eyes Brazil victory at their London ‘home from home’

He’s impressed London crowds on numerous occasions already in the early stages of the Premier League season with Chelsea. Now, Willian will be hoping to replicating that form for Brazil when they take on neighbours Uruguay in what has been his home city for the last five years on Friday. The explosive winger has already played his part in eight goals since returning from the FIFA World Cup™ – where A Seleção reached the quarter-finals – and has been producing some of his best football in a blue shirt. With…

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Women’s World Twenty20: India beat Ireland to reach semi-finals

India have a net run-rate of +1.63, below Australia’s +2.95 ICC Women’s World Twenty20, Guyana India 145-6 (20 overs): Raj 51, Garth 2-22 Ireland 93-8 (20 overs): Joyce 33, Poonam Yadav 3-25 India won by 52 runs Scorecard India secured their place in the Women’s World T20 semi-finals with a 52-run win over Ireland in Guyana. Mithali Raj, dropped on three and 39, hit four fours and a six in a stylish 51 but Ireland’s bowlers stuck to their task well to restrict India to 145-6. Only two players reached…

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