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For all the 25-year-old's power strokeplay - as exemplified in his blistering 79-ball 101 featuring 11 fours and three sixes during England's two-run win in the second one-day worldwide against South Africa at Southampton on Saturday - Stokes's batting is based on a sound straight drive.
  • India beat New Zealand by 45 runs in warm-up tie

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    The 28-year-old, who made a spectacular 102 in the warm-up game against Pakistan on Saturday, added that he sees Bangladesh as one of the toughest sides in the competition . Although the neighbouring nations might play each other in the final as well, a victory over one another at early stage will determine their line of dominance in the mega event.
  • After almost missing French Open, Halep could win 1st major

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    The Latvian turned 20 on Thursday and Marion Bartoli led the Court Philippe Chatrier crowd in singing "Happy Birthday", in French, to Ostapenko moments after her victory. "She showed good nerves throughout the match", Evert said later. Pliskova , also in quest for the world No. 1 place, bounced back in a 6-3 win in the second set.
  • Virat Kohli Made This Special Effort For Today's Match

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    I think that's really important to remember we are playing a game of cricket, something that we love doing, and to get that smile on our faces out there when we're playing. The IND vs RSA match will start from 3:00 PM IST and game will be telecast live on Star Sports 1/HD and Star Sports 1 Hindi/HD in India . That's partly my responsibility, to make sure there's no panic.
  • Lewis Hamilton claims pole in Canadian Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton claims pole in Canadian Grand Prix

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    What had looked set to be a tight fight between Mercedes and Ferrari turned into a remarkable display from Hamilton, claiming his 65th pole position by a margin of 0.330s on a circuit which usually sees drivers split by slim margins. In Q1, Bottas was first into the 1:12s in qualifying with his best lap of the weekend to date in his Mercedes at a 1:12.864. He was the better man today.
  • Lionel Messi reiterates desire to finish his career at Camp Nou

    Lionel Messi reiterates desire to finish his career at Camp Nou

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    According to Sport , Messi will be capping off the campaign when he gets married on June 30, less than a week after his 30th birthday. In this regard, this season I felt like I did in previous years. Sport also report that the entire backroom staff are on the guest list, including all kitmen, doctors, physiotherapists and masseurs, as well as player liaison officer Pepe Costa.
  • Kyrie Irving: Warriors' 'chatter' gave Cavs 'extra motivation' in Game 4

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    The Warriors don't want to tempt fate by letting this go beyond five games , even as the Cavaliers are quite confident they can make them. Kyrie Irving made seven baskets from behind the arc, Kevin Love drilled six, and J.R. "And that was just - it's a make-or-miss league at that point". If history repeats and the series goes the duration - Game 7 goes down on June 18, Father's Day once again, at Oracle Arena.
  • Penguins on brink of Stanley Cup after blowout win

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    Pittsburgh C Sidney Crosby reached 20 career points in Stanley Cup Final games, moving one ahead of Mario Lemieux for the club record. "We've got to get one more win now", Schultz said. He also took two penalties, the first of which was a matching minor with Crosby, who had punched him in the head repeatedly. After the game, Subban said that Crosby's actions were just a part of the nature of hockey and that he can't control how officials call a game.
  • Solomona enjoys dream debut for England

    Solomona enjoys dream debut for England

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    Juan Martin Hernandez had given the hosts the lead with a drop-goal with minutes left to play, but Denny Solomona answered in the dying seconds with a huge try. I thought for our guys to win that was a tremendous effort. "We couldn't quite get a grip of the game but what a finish from Denny at the end", said Ford after the match.
  • Hamilton on pole in Canada to equal Senna's haul

    Hamilton on pole in Canada to equal Senna's haul

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    It was his 65th career pole, tying Ayrton Senna for second all-time behind leader Michael Schumacher's 68. Senna's family sent a helmet used by the three-time champion in 1987 to give to Hamilton when he earned a 65th pole, which he did in Canada on Saturday.