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Hamilton eyes gatecrashing Vettel’s Hockenheim homecoming

HOCHHEIM AM MAIN (AFP) – Less than two weeks after an acrimonious aftermath to the British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton will this weekend bid to wreck Sebastian Vettel s homecoming at Hockenheim just as the German ruined his own carnival at Silverstone. As the Formula One world championship heads to ...

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Qatar ploughs ahead with World Cup plans despite crises

DOHA (AFP) – Last year, Qatar s finance minister Ali Sharif Al-Emadi said his country was determined to have everything ready for the 2022 World Cup well before fans started landing in the Gulf. “We don t want to be painting while people arrive in the country,” he said, before ...

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Root century seals England series win over India

LEEDS (AFP) – Joe Root became England s all-time leading one-day international century-maker as an innings of exactly 100 not out on his Headingley home ground saw the hosts to an eight-wicket victory over India on Tuesday and a 2-1 series win. This was Root s second unbeaten century in ...

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Andre Russell returns to West Indies ODI squad

JAMAICA (Agencies) – Andre Russell is set to turn out for the Windies in a one-day international for the first time since November 2015. The big-hitting all-rounder has been named in the 13-member squad to take on Bangladesh in three ODIs at home. Russell made his international comeback in the ...

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Bouchard battles past Bacsinszky in Gstaad opener

GSTAAD (AFP) – Eugenie Bouchard quelled a home threat at the Gstaad WTA tournament on Tuesday, fighting back to beat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 for a second-round place. The 146th-ranked Canadian who played the Wimbledon final four years ago but has since suffered through season after season of ...

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Rose ready to blossom at The Open

CARNOUSTIE (AFP) – Justin Rose says he can repel the host of young Americans who hold all the major golf titles and claim The Open crown this week despite a mediocre record. The 37-year-old Englishman — whose best finish in his home major remains his astonishing fourth in 1998 when ...

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Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in second ODI

BULAWAYO (AFP) – Pakistan continued their dominance with both bat and ball to win the second of five one-day internationals against Zimbabwe by nine wickets. Opener Fakhar Zaman eased to his second ODI century, finishing with a career best 117 not out, to seal a win that had been set ...

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Ronaldo targets Champions League glory at new club Juventus

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) – Juventus’s record signing Cristiano Ronaldo has said his move from Real Madrid was a “well thought out decision” as the Portugal forward aims to help his new club win their first Champions League title in more than two decades. Ronaldo, who joined the Italian champions last ...

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Djokovic back in top 10 after Wimbledon exploits

PYEONGCHANG (AFP) – Novak Djokovic s fourth Wimbledon win propelled him back into the top 10 of the latest ATP rankings released Monday. Djokovic beat Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) to claim his fourth Wimbledon men s singles crown on Sunday, launching him 11 places to 10th in the ...

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