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Cricket – Ball-tampering hearing scheduled after Chandimal denies charge

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has pleaded not guilty to ball-tampering charges, prompting a hearing into the episode after the conclusion of the ongoing...

Messi’s penalty miss not to blame for draw with Iceland – Maradona

Diego Maradona says Lionel Messi’s second-half penalty miss was not the reason Argentina failed to defeat Iceland at the World Cup on Saturday.Messi saw...

Magic Ronaldo lights up World Cup with hat-trick to deny Spain

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo lit up the World Cup in his own inimitable style on Friday, curling in a late free kick to complete...

Uruguay strike late to beat Egypt as Salah sits out match

Jose Gimenez was the unlikely 89th-minute match winner as Uruguay defeated an Egypt side shorn of star man Mohamed Salah 1-0 in their World...

India beat Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs

India beat Afghanistan by an innings and 262 runs in the only Test between the two countries on Friday. It was a pretty brief...

Russia crush sorry Saudi Arabia 5-0 in World Cup opener

Russia launched the World Cup party in spectacular style when they thrashed a feeble Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the tournament’s opening match on Thursday...

FIFA World Cup: Russian women should avoid sex with foreign men, says lawmaker

Russian women should avoid sex with non-white foreign men during the soccer World Cup because they could become single mothers to mixed race children,...

World Cup: US spy warns Russians will hack phones, computers

A top US intelligence official warned football fans traveling to Russia for the World Cup that their phones and computers could be hacked by...

Soumya Swaminathan, Indian chess star, boycotts Iran event over hijab law

One of India’s top women chess players has pulled out of an upcoming championship in Iran in protest at having to wear an Islamic...

Pakistan’s Amir aims for win of a lifetime against England

Mohammad Amir has had some of the greatest and undoubtedly the worst days of his career in England -- sometimes during the very same...