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West Indies V India

The West Indies went down by 45 runs to India in a practice match at Eden Gardens, in Kolkata on Thursday, as both teams continued preparations for the ICC World T20. Chasing a healthy target of 185-5, underpinned by Rohit Sharma’s brilliant 98, the regional team got off a strong …

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Verheijen: Guardiola must change his approach at Manchester City

Pep Guardiola should consider changing his tactics if he is to succeed in England, according to Raymond Verheijen. Fitness expert Raymond Verheijen has warned Pep Guardiola he will need to change his approach when he takes over at Manchester City. Guardiola will leave Bayern Munich for the Premier League at …

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Fans troll Gayle after International Women’s Day post

It seems the social media community just couldn’t help taking a jab at Windies batting star Chris Gayle whose seemingly well-intentioned National Women’s Day post didn’t quite go as planned. Posing for a photo in West Indies gear, ahead of the team’s participation in the ICC World T20, the batsman …

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World Twenty20 2016: India-Pakistan World T20 venue changed

The venue of the India-Pakistan World T20 group match has been changed from Dharamsala to Kolkata (Calcutta) due to security concerns, organisers say. The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Wednesday that the decision was taken after consultations with Indian and Pakistani authorities. The ICC said there were “warnings of …

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West Indies Looking for Large Crowds

WICB President Dave Cameron says the WICB is looking into ways in which it can bring the crowds back to regional cricket. The WICB president was addressing media at the end of the board’s quarterly Annual General Meeting at the Jamaica Pegasus on Saturday. The regional four-day competition and the Nagico Super50 …

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Steve McClaren: Newcastle decision expected within 48 hours

Steve McClaren remains in charge of Newcastle United, with a board decision on his St James’ Park future expected in the next 48 hours. McClaren, under pressure with the Magpies 19th in the Premier League, took training as scheduled on Tuesday. The board – minus the ex-England boss – met …

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World Twenty 2016: Scotland fall short against Afghanistan

World Twenty20 Group B, Nagpur: Afghanistan 170-5 (20 overs): Shahzad 61* (39), Evans 1-24 Scotland 156-5 (20 overs): Munsey 41 (29), Rashid Khan 2-28 Afghanistan won by 14 runs Scorecard Scotland missed the chance to record a first victory at a World Twenty20 as Afghanistan held on to win by …

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Uncapped Lewis replaces Simmons for West Indies at World T20

Lendl Simmons withdrew from the West Indies squad for the World Twenty20 with a back injury, and Evin Lewis takes his berth. West Indies have announced uncapped Evin Lewis as the replacement for Lendl Simmons in their squad for the World Twenty20 in India. The Windies had already had Kieron …

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Maria Sharapova: Failed Drug Test and Fall out

  Sponsors have moved quickly to distance themselves from Maria Sharapova after the five-time Grand Slam tennis champion admitted failing a drug test. Nike has suspended its relationship, while Tag Heuer has cut its ties. Nike said it was “saddened and surprised” at her admission that she tested positive for a banned …

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NBA: Exum desperate to play in Rio – Dellavedova

Dante Exum is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in August last year. Matthew Dellavedova said Australia team-mate Dante Exum is “desperate” to play in Rio after the Boomers named their squad for the Olympics on Monday. Exum was included in the 26-man team for the Rio Games …

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Arsene Wenger: Arsenal manager says title race is far from over

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the Premier League title race is “far from being over” despite the eight-point gap between his side and leaders Leicester. The Gunners’ challenge has suffered after dropping eight points in their last three matches. Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Tottenham left them three points behind their …

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Gamze Bulut: Turkish runner suspended after doping allegation

Olympic 1500m silver medallist Gamze Bulut has been provisionally suspended pending an IAAF investigation into a possible doping violation. Turkey’s NTV television reports that abnormalities were found in Bulut’s blood samples from 2011, 2012 and 2013. The 23-year-old is the fifth 2012 Olympic finalist to face drug allegations, along with …

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