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American ninth seed Sloane Stephens, who had crashed out in the opening round in the previous two years, breezed past Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky 6-2 6-4 in her tournament opener. Querrey, a semi-finalist at Wimbledon in 2017, will next play Andrey Rublev of Russian Federation or Cristian Garin of Chile. Barty beat China's Zheng Saisai 6-4, 6-2 while Kerber, the fourth seed, beat fellow German Tatjana Maria 6-4, 6-3.
  • Relief as Pakistan keeps World Cup hopes alive

    Relief as Pakistan keeps World Cup hopes alive

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    Rashid was bowling brilliantly and our plan was first not to give him a wicket, and then we could target the rest". Since their defeat at the hands of India , Pakistan faced over a week of criticism. Tells the plan was to play the full 50 overs. Earlier, lanky Afghan paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi shone with the ball, returning figures of 4-47 to add to the three wickets he took against New Zealand .
  • England's Neville says U.S. team breached etiquette with hotel visit

    England's Neville says U.S. team breached etiquette with hotel visit

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    Seeing the French defence had put just two players in the defensive wall for the early free-kick, Rapinoe accepted the invitation and her low drive flew through a crowded area and past unsighted goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi. Jill Ellis's US side may not have the quality of passing and movement shown by the French but they certainly are not a side that are going to give up a two-goal lead.
  • Johnson misses first cut since 2018 Open Championship, Lashley leads

    Johnson misses first cut since 2018 Open Championship, Lashley leads

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    Follow our live blog and news feed right here all day. Chip McDaniel tees off for round two at 8:35 a.m. He cooled off on the steamy day with a 1-over 37 on the back nine. "I'm just trying to play relaxed and confident golf", he said. Elsewhere on the course there were some good performances as Nate Lashley once again leads as he shot a 5-under 67 to move into the solo lead at 14 under.
  • Virat Kohli achieves historic first as India skipper

    Virat Kohli achieves historic first as India skipper

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    Virat Kohli on Thursday became the fastest batsman to reach 20,000 worldwide runs as he anchored India's innings in a comfortable victory over West Indies in the World Cup match in Manchester . Mohammed Shami starred with the ball for the second match in a row, picking up four wickets. India won the game by 125 runs . Brathwaite breached article 2.8 of the code.
  • 'Disgraceful' scenes as fans brawl after World Cup match

    'Disgraceful' scenes as fans brawl after World Cup match

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    Already eliminated after seven straight defeats, Afghanistan scored 227-9 from their 50 overs, a respectable effort if not one to send shivers through the Pakistan ranks. Enter Asghar Afghan, who, with a name like that, was presumably always destined to play for his country. "We do not condone any sort of political messages at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup and will work with West Yorkshire police to deal with and understand why this has happened and to ensure it does not happen again".
  • India faces first 2019 Cricket World Cup defeat against England

    India faces first 2019 Cricket World Cup defeat against England

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    The smile was back on Sunday, however, after the sort of performance that England had been routinely knocking out during the year coming into the tournament. Chahal and Kuldeep were hit for 12 fours and as many as nine sixes as they hardly got any purchase from the Edgbaston track. Morgan, who failed with the bat again, caught hooking his ninth ball and out for one, said the victory went some way to restoring the team's faith in their attacking approach.
  • Kawhi Will Meet With The Clippers And Lakers After Free Agency Opens

    Kawhi Will Meet With The Clippers And Lakers After Free Agency Opens

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    That's why we're here to help you get all the details and answer all your questions before the feeding frenzy begins. "And I think my feeling and my hope is that there are more championships so we can correct that", he said. "I think it was Maya Angelou who said 'When you know better, you do better, '" he said. That's a priority for us, and how we run it back. The other avenue the Raptors could take is clearing up as much cap space as possible and roll with their young players (Pascal Siakam ...
  • India World Cup 'away' shirt prompts scorn

    India World Cup 'away' shirt prompts scorn

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    One would have fancied him reaching the three-figure mark in a few of those games but he failed to convert the fifties into hundreds. "I really like it, the contrast is nice". The mercurial side led by Sarfaraz Ahmed beat the hosts by 14 runs in a thriller. The best part about Indian team is that they haven't yet played their best cricket and yet have been able to win games with consummate ease.
  • Serena Williams Wimbledon warning fired as Ashleigh Barty prediction made

    Serena Williams Wimbledon warning fired as Ashleigh Barty prediction made

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    The world number two, who this week criticized the Wimbledon seeding system, will need to overcome early tests during the first week with the chance of facing Aussie firebrand Nick Kyrgios in the third round. Barty faces a potential third-round clash against former Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza and is also in the same quarter as Serena Williams and Kerber.
  • Megan Rapinoe accepts AOC's Capitol Hill invitation

    Megan Rapinoe accepts AOC's Capitol Hill invitation

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    Rapinoe showed that in her press conference on Thursday before the USWNT's quarterfinal clash against France and then, more importantly, she showed it again Friday during the match at Parc des Princes. While the goal itself was lovely, it was Rapinoe's celebration that captured the attention of fans on Twitter . "Be proud of the flag that you wear", he tweeted.