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Hussain questions England decision to rest Bairstow for Chennai tests

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LONDON (Reuters) – Former captain Nasser Hussain has questioned England’s decision to rest Jonny Bairstow for the first two tests against India next month, saying the batsman’s spin proficiency was particularly needed at the start of the “iconic series”. Cricket – England Nets – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain –......

Australia’s Victoria logs 17 days with no community COVID cases

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FILE PHOTO: A staff member wearing PPE works to clean surfaces at Melbourne Park in between training sessions for tennis players undergoing mandatory quarantine in advance of the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kelly Defina/File Photo MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s Victoria state recorded its 17th straight day......

Murray ‘gutted’ to miss Australian Open

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LONDON (Reuters) – Former world number one Andy Murray said he was ‘gutted’ after deciding to withdraw from next month’s Australian Open following a positive test for COVID-19 earlier this month. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – September 27, 2020. Britain’s Andy Murray during......

Tokyo Olympic organizers say fully focused on hosting Games this summer

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FILE PHOTO – A banner for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics is seen behind a traffic sign, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tokyo, Japan, March 23, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Picture TOKYO (Reuters) – Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics said all event partners, including the Japanese government......

Loeffler’s WNBA stint nears end as Dream close to being sold

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FILE PHOTO: Republican U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler speaks at the GA GOP election night event for the run-off election for Georgia’s two Senate seats in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (Reuters) – A sale of the Atlanta Dream is close to being finalised, a deal that would......

Djokovic hits back at criticism over Australian Open quarantine stance

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic on Wednesday hit back at criticism of his letter to Australian Open chief Craig Tiley in which he suggested easing of quarantine restrictions, saying his good intentions were “misconstrued”. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November......

Report: Kyrie Irving to miss seventh straight game on Monday

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FILE PHOTO: Jan 3, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving (11) passes the ball against the Washington Wizards during the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Kyrie Irving won’t play Monday night when the Brooklyn Nets host the Milwaukee Bucks,......

Greek President praises Olympic medallist for breaking abuse silence

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s president praised Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou for dissolving “a conspiracy of silence” by reporting a historic allegation of sexual assault by a sports official. Bekatorou, who won a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics, told the Greek edition of Marie Claire last month that she......

Players ‘kicking up fuss’ in Australia are a minority: Britain’s Reid

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Gordon Reid, a two-time men’s wheelchair Grand Slam champion, said on Monday that he was perfectly comfortable spending two weeks in hotel quarantine if it means competing at the Australian Open and those complaining are a minority. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – ATP 500 – Fever-Tree Championships –......

NBA roundup: Knicks cruise in rout of Celtics

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Julius Randle and RJ Barrett each posted double-doubles Sunday afternoon as the visiting New York Knicks snapped a five-game losing streak with their most lopsided win in almost five years, a 105-75 rout of the Boston Celtics. Jan 17, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (30)......

In wheelchair, paraplegic Lai Chi-wai climbs up skyscraper in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Lai Chi-wai became the first in Hong Kong to climb more than 250 meters of a skyscraper while strapped into a wheelchair as he pulled himself up for more than 10 hours on Saturday to raise money for spinal cord patients. The 37-year-old climber, whose car......

Max Pacioretty scores 7 ticks into OT as Knights edge Ducks

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Max Pacioretty scored seven seconds into overtime as the Vegas Golden Knights completed a sweep of their season-opening two-game series with the Anaheim Ducks with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Pacioretty’s one-timer from the bottom of the right circle into the top right corner came......

Balanced scoring effort leads Raptors past Hornets

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Norman Powell made six 3-pointers en route to a team-high 24 points, and the Toronto Raptors scored their second win over the Charlotte Hornets in as many games, 116-113, Saturday at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Powell was one of four Raptors to knock down three or more 3-pointers along......

Australia ramp up the pressure as India 161-4 at lunch

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(Reuters) – Australia’s pacemen raised the pressure to take two wickets and leave India 161 for four at lunch on day three of the fourth test decider in Brisbane on Sunday. Josh Hazlewood had India number three Cheteshwar Pujara caught behind for 25 and Mitchell Starc had stand-in captain Ajinkya......

New Pacers G Caris LeVert sidelined due to mass on kidney

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Newly acquired Indiana Pacers guard Caris LeVert will be sidelined indefinitely after a small mass was found on his left kidney during his physical, the team announced Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Jan 7, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA......

Penguins F Jared McCann fined $10K for elbowing

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FILE PHOTO: Jan 15, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Jared McCann (19) is checked by Philadelphia Flyers left wing Oskar Lindblom (23) during the second period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jared McCann was fined $10,000 on Saturday for a......

No. 17 Missouri returns to action with rout of Texas A&M

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Jeremiah Tilmon scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked three shots to lead No. 17 Missouri past Texas A&M 68-52 in College Station, Texas. Dru Smith had 15 points, six assists and six rebounds as the Tigers (8-2 overall, 2-2 SEC) returned from a two-game COVID-19 shutdown. Javon Pickett......

Urban Legend or Myth? Jaguars about to find out

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What’s not to like about Urban Meyer? FILE PHOTO: Dec 28, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes former head coach Urban Meyer before the 2019 Fiesta Bowl college football playoff semifinal game against the Clemson Tigers at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports The appointed savior......

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