Sharapova forced to dig deep by Riske, Ostapenko loses

Sharapova forced to dig deep by Riske, Ostapenko loses

SHENZHEN: Maria Sharapova was made to work hard for a victory at the Shenzhen Open, coming from behind to beat unseeded American Alison Riske 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round on Tuesday. The five-time Grand Slam champion fired 34 winners and saved seven out of 10 break points to...

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Pakistani cricketers stranded in Uganda after sponsors desert league

Pakistani cricketers stranded in Uganda after sponsors desert league

KARACHI: Several Pakistani cricketers were left stranded in Kampala, Uganda, after sponsors pulled out of a deal with the T20 event in which the players were due to participate. The league, Afro T20 Cup, which was delayed earlier for a few days, was ultimately cancelled after sponsors decided to pull...

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Gymnast Maroney says in court filing she was forced to sign agreement

Gymnast Maroney says in court filing she was forced to sign agreement

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney sued USA Gymnastics (USAG) on Wednesday alleging that the organization forced her to sign a non-disclosure agreement about sexual abuse she endured from former national team doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit, filed by attorney John Manly in the Los Angeles Superior Court, a copy of...

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Panthers owner to sell team amid misconduct allegations

Panthers owner to sell team amid misconduct allegations

Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced on Sunday he will sell the team, hours after the National Football League said it had taken over an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by the owner. “I believe that it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership,” Richardson said...

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People hope ‘I break my neck’ after Trump comments: Vonn

People hope ‘I break my neck’ after Trump comments: Vonn

Social media users have told American skier Lindsey Vonn they hoped she broke her neck after the Olympic champion made comments they deemed to be critical of U.S. President Donald Trump, she said on Tuesday.  The 33-year-old said in an interview last week that she wanted to “represent the people...

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Atletico Madrid out of Champions League after draw at Chelsea

Atletico Madrid out of Champions League after draw at Chelsea

Chelsea surrendered the top spot in the Champions League Group C when they drew 1-1 at home against Spain’s Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Chelsea, who had already secured their place in the knockout phase, finished second in the group behind Italy’s AS Roma, while Atletico, finalists in 2014 and 2016,...

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Kohli Equals Brian Lara’s Double Century Record In Nagpur Victory

Kohli Equals Brian Lara’s Double Century Record In Nagpur Victory

New Delhi: Skipper Virat Kohli put on a man of the match performance in the second Sri Lanka Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur, as his double ton on the third day of the match guided the hosts to a mammoth win, on Monday. Kohli struck a...

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Cricket: Starc removes Cook but England new boys hold firm

Cricket: Starc removes Cook but England new boys hold firm

BRISBANE – Alastair Cook fell cheaply but Mark Stoneman and James Vince showed impressive defiance in their Ashes debuts to steer England to 59 for one at lunch on the first day of the series-opening test in Brisbane on Thursday. Opener Stoneman and number three Vince had built a 57-run...

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Tennis: France’s strength in depth gives them the edge against Coffin’s Belgium

Tennis: France’s strength in depth gives them the edge against Coffin’s Belgium

PARIS- France’s strength in depth makes them the favorites for this week’s Davis Cup final against Belgium, who will need David Goff in to be at his very best to stand a chance in the three-day showdown in Lille.   Belgium, seeking their first title, will be led by world...

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Power Hitting Faisalabad Trio Convey Knockout Punch To Pindi

Power Hitting Faisalabad Trio Convey Knockout Punch To Pindi

  On a day of odd happenings in the Brighto Paints presents Cool and Cool National T20 Cup on Tuesday, Faisalabad organized a quick assault upon Rawalpindi knocking down some pins to finish a surprising pursue a couple of hours after a swarm of honey bees had held up play...

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