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Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Real beat Bayern in thriller


Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as holders Real Madrid controversially overcame Bayern Munich in extra time to reach the Champions League semi-finals.

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Babar and Hasan square the series for Pakistan

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A career-best unbeaten 125 by Babar Azam, followed by a clinical bowling performance, ensured Pakistan eased to a 74-run win to level the three-match series. Set 283 to win, West Indies wilted early despite beginning the chase with attacking intent. That purposefulness came at the cost of early wickets, with ...

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Royal Challengers bat first, fit-again de Villiers replaces Gayle

Vivo IPL 2016 M56 - DD v RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore welcomed back AB de Villiers, who missed the team’s first two games because of a back injury, and chose to bat against Kings XI Punjab in Indore. Chris Gayle, who is 25 away from the 10,000-run mark in T20 cricket, was left out, despite being the top-scoring ...

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Lynn’s IPL under cloud after shoulder injury


Chris Lynn’s IPL campaign appears in serious doubt after the Queensland and Kolkata Knight Riders batsman suffered yet another shoulder injury when diving in the field against Mumbai Indians on Sunday night.

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Spirited West Indies eye rare series win

ICC World Twenty20 India 2016: Final - England v West Indies

West Indies will barely have recovered from the high of a record-breaking win in the first ODI against Pakistan when they go at it again in the second game on Sunday. It had looked every inch the average game you would expect against a depleted West Indies side before lesser-known ...

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Royal Challengers bat, make four changes

Vivo IPL 2016 M2 - KKR v DD

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Shane Watson went against the trend at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, choosing to bat first upon winning the toss against Delhi Daredevils. It was only the second time a team has batted first at this ground since IPL 2015 – the only other time ...

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Great Britain out after loss to France in Rouen


Great Britain are out of the Davis Cup after a 3-0 quarter-final defeat by France, as Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot lost in the doubles.

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Mohammed, Nurse ace West Indies’ highest successful chase


This is one way to nail a 300-plus chase, a method no cricket manual, traditional or modern, would recommend. West Indies themselves may have not planned to finish it off this way, but they did. Jason Mohammed played the innings of his life as West Indies clawed their way back ...

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‘Don’t care about reaching 10,000 Test runs’

Vivo IPL 2016 M56 - DD v RCB

Having opted to take a break from Test cricket as part of his workload-management programme, AB de Villiers opens up on coming back from injury, striking the right work-life balance, and the adulation he receives in India.

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Fifa loses nearly £300m in 2016 and scheduled to lose further £400m in 2017


World football governing body Fifa lost nearly £300m in 2016 and is scheduled to lose close to £400m in 2017.

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