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Australia hit highest World Cup score in history

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Australia hit the highest World Cup score in tournament history on Wednesday when they made 417-6 against Afghanistan at the WACA in Perth. The four-time champions went past the previous best of 413-5 made by India against Bermuda in 2007. It was the third 400-plus total at this World Cup after South Africa twice went through the barrier – 408-5 ... Read More »

Nicol on track for Maiden Windy City Open title

Nicol David wins Cleveland Classic title

Malaysian squash queen Datuk Nicol David stormed into her first Windy City Open final after staving off a strong challenge from Nour El Tayeb of Egypt in the final four. The world number one escaped with a close call, winning the 52-minute match 11-9, 13-11, 12-10 played in Chicago on Tuesday. “I just had to stick to my game and ... Read More »

Lin Dan calls for more freedom for players

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BIRMINGHAM – Lin Dan, widely regarded as the greatest men’s singles player in badminton history, marks his return to the All-England Open with an appeal for his fellow professionals to be given more freedom. The Olympic champion from China said Tuesday he wants professional players to be allowed more choice in where and when they play, something which might have ... Read More »

Man City boss denies he is feeling the pressure

Man City boss denies he is feeling the pressure

LONDON – Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he is under no pressure from the club’s owners to retain the Premier League title this season. The champions are five points behind leaders Chelsea, who also have a game in hand, after suffering a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. The Chilean said: “Never when I sign a contract ... Read More »

Badminton lacks future ‘star’ – Taufik

Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia reaches for

BIRMINGHAM – A stark warning about the future direction of the men’s game was issued on Tuesday by two of badminton’s recent greats on the eve of the All-England Championships. As the world’s best prepared for this season’s first Premier Superseries, with China seeded to win four of the five titles, Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat, the 2004 Olympic champion, said the ... Read More »

Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix

Alonso ruled out of Australian Grand Prix

LONDON - Fernando Alonso will miss next week’s season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix on doctors’ advice after a heavy crash in testing, the Spaniard’s McLaren team said on Tuesday. “Fernando has understood and accepted that advice, and the two McLaren-Honda cars will therefore be driven in Australia by Fernando’s team-mate Jenson Button and the team’s test and reserve driver ... Read More »

Sunderland player arrested on suspicion of sex with girl, 15

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LONDON – England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. Durham Police said a 27-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16. An officer later said he had been bailed. According to BBC Sunderland AFC said he had been suspended pending the outcome of ... Read More »

Chelsea’s Terry says he will never play for another club

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LONDON – John Terry insists he has “a few years left” at Chelsea and says he will not play for another club. The Blues captain, whose contract is up at the end of the season, scored the opener in Sunday’s 2-0 Capital One Cup final win over Tottenham at Wembley. “If this is my last year, then I hope it ... Read More »

Lin Dan still the best, says Peter Gade

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BIRMINGHAM – Lin Dan’s return to the All-England Open for the first time in three years on Wednesday should show, despite his spasmodic appearances these days, that he is still the world’s best player. In the process, the Olympic champion from China could help the famous 116-year-old tournament clarify the confused picture at the top of the men’s game, at ... Read More »

In-form Liverpool can win all their games – Rodgers

In-form Liverpool can win all their games, says Rodgers

L ONDON – Liverpool have found a way to recover from a tough start to the season and with the race for a top-four finish hotting up they are going into matches believing they can win them all, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Monday. Last season’s Premier League runners-up struggled to cope with the new-found expectation thrust upon them at ... Read More »

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