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FIFA 2018: Japan fights back to hold Senegal

FIFA 2018: Japan fights back to hold Senegal

Goals from Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Moussa Wague were matched by strikes from Japan’s akashi Inui and Keisuke Honda. Midfielder Keisuke Honda came off the bench to salvage a 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal, as both teams were locked at the top of Group H following an entertaining encounter …

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FIFA 2018: Colombia win 3-0 to knock Poland out of World Cup

FIFA 2018: Colombia win 3-0 to knock Poland out of World Cup

Goals from Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado gave Colombia a convincing 3-0 win on June 24 against Poland, who were eliminated from contention at the World Cup before their last Group H match. Japan and Senegal, who both picked up wins in their first games, drew 2-2 earlier …

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In praise of the Slim Reaper: How Kevin Durant has changed NBA

In praise of the Slim Reaper: How Kevin Durant has changed NBA

Kevin Durant’s critics allege that he killed the NBA by joining the already dominant Golden State Warriors. That’s debatable. What isn’t is the fact that the two-time Finals MVP has changed the game, forcing the competition to keep up For the second season running, Kevin Durant was the Finals MVP, …

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Sri Lanka’s Lakmal replaces banned Chandimal as skipper

Sri Lanka’s Lakmal replaces banned Chandimal as skipper

Dinesh Chandimal lost his appeal against a one-match ban for ball tampering Sri Lanka on Saturday named Suranga Lakmal as skipper for the potentially series-saving third Test against the West Indies after Dinesh Chandimal lost his appeal against a one-match ban for ball tampering. “Lakmal was appointed as the captain, in …

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Mavericks keep winning

Mavericks keep winning

Smashers continue to top the table despite the loss Doo Hoi Kem and Mattias Karlsson, the top-ranked singles players in the RP-SP Mavericks camp proved the difference against Dabang Smashers in the 13-8 triumph in a battle involving two previously-undefeated teams in the Ultimate Table Tennis league here on Wednesday. Doo, ranked …

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FIFA 2018: Messi seeks redemption against Croatia

FIFA 2018: Messi seeks redemption against Croatia

Coach Dalic has turned to midfielder Rakitic for ideas and tactics to stop his Barcelona teammate Stung by his failure to score a penalty and avert a disappointing draw against Iceland, Argentina’s brilliant forward and captain Lionel Messi would love to make amends in the World Cup Group D match …

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FIFA 2018: Spain looking for a win, Iran a point

FIFA 2018: Spain looking for a win, Iran a point

The Asian qualifier has never beaten a European side at a World Cup On paper, Spain should be able to deal comfortably with Iran in the first meeting between the two countries but Germany’s loss to Mexico in the first match of its title defence on Sunday was a warning to all the game’s …

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Australian golfing great Peter Thomson dies aged 88

Australian golfing great Peter Thomson dies aged 88

Thomson won the British Open five times, was the Australian PGA President for 32 years Five-time British Open champion Peter Thomson died at his home in Melbourne on Wednesday after a four-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Golf Australia said. He was 88. Considered one of Australia’s greatest golfers, Thomson was the first …

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