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Triathlete Carfrae’s virtual race end after husband pulls out plug

Australian triathlete Mirinda Carfrae was cruising along in second place in a virtual bike race when she unexpectedly lost her way. The former world champion, competing from her home in Boulder, Colorado, was suddenly left facing a blank screen during the inaugural Ironman VR Pro Challenge women’s race. Husband Tim O’Donnell turned out to be […]

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Young Rohit reminded me of Inzamam, says Yuvraj

Asked about his first impression of Rohit, the left-hander said the swashbuckling batsman looked like somebody who had a lot of time to play his strokes. Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh said that Rohit Sharma reminded him of Pakistan batting legend Inzamam-ul-Haq in his early days. The flamboyant India vice-captain made his ODI debut in […]

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Australia confident of successful World T20 in Oct-Nov

‘Cricket is Australia’s national sport … and T20 is the format that appeals to the broadest possible demographic.’ Organisers expect this year’s Twenty20 World Cup to be a success even if it has to vie with Australian rules football and rugby league for viewers due to the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the organising committee […]

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Coronavirus: Russian coach diagnosed after Olympic qualifiers

A Russian national boxing team coach has tested positive for the coronavirus after returning home from Olympic qualifiers cut short in London last month. Anton Kadushin, who works with Gleb Bakshi, the 2019 world champion in the middleweight class, wrote on his Instagram page on Thursday that he had tested positive for the virus. He […]

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New Zealand tours in doubt, office avoids sackings

New Zealand’s winter tours to Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland and West Indies are in “serious doubt” due to the coronavirus and there are “obvious question marks” looming over the tour to Bangladesh in August, the national cricket board said on Friday. “Clearly, this situation is extremely disappointing for everyone involved in sport but, given the bigger […]

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Athletes confused over qualifying for Tokyo Games?

National committees have final say on qualified athletes for Tokyo Olympic Games Athletes already qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will need to be picked again by their respective National Olympic Committees to compete at the postponed Games in 2021, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday. The IOC and Japanese government succumbed to intense […]

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Jos Buttler to auction World Cup final shirt for hospital appeal

The 29-year-old wicketkeeper/batsman played a key role in England’s thrilling defeat of New Zealand at Lord’s in July Jos Buttler is auctioning the shirt he wore in last year’s dramatic World Cup final win in support of hospitals treating the coronavirus. The 29-year-old wicketkeeper/batsman played a key role in England’s thrilling defeat of New Zealand […]

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Buttler to auction World Cup final shirt for coronavirus fight

Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has said he will auction the shirt he wore in England’s 2019 World Cup final victory to raise funds for efforts to fight the coronavirus. Buttler was instrumental in England’s thrilling victory over New Zealand in the final at Lord’s last year, scoring a half-century and then dislodging the stumps to run […]

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Patrick McEnroe feeling fine after mild case of coronavirus

‘I’m an example of someone that has been able to fight through it and I’m doing absolutely fine.’ Retired tennis player Patrick McEnroe has recovered from a mild case of coronavirus, he announced on social media on Tuesday. McEnroe, younger brother of seven-times Grand Slam champion John, said he had been tested after experiencing “some […]