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Moeen Ali: England all-rounder retires from Test cricket

England all-rounder Moeen Ali has announced his retirement from Test cricket, saying he hopes his achievements can inspire other British Muslims to play for their country. Ali, 34, scored 2,914 runs in 64 matches at an average of 28.29 and picked up 195 wickets with his off-spin after making his Test debut against Sri Lanka […]

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Russian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton becomes the first F1 driver to reach 100 wins

Lewis Hamilton became the first Formula 1 driver ever to reach 100 wins after he finished first at a drama-packed Russian Grand Prix on Sunday. The seven-time World Champion overtook long-time race leader Lando Norris late on. Norris was aiming for a maiden Grand Prix victory and was leading for most of the race but […]

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Hakuho: Record holding sumo wrestling grand champion to retire

The greatest sumo wrestling champion Hakuho, is set to retire after more than 1,000 wins. He rose to the top ranks of sumo wrestling after arriving in Japan from his native Mongolia at the age of 15. But the 36-year-old has been plagued by a persistent knee injury and received a warning for “injury absences” […]

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Ryder Cup: United States beat Europe 19-9 to reclaim trophy

The United States, led by a new generation of golfers, reclaimed the Ryder Cup on Sunday. The home team thrashed holders Europe 19-9 to herald what could be an era of domination by the Americans at the biennial competition. With half the 12-man US team comprised of rookies there were concerns as to whether the […]

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Pakistan stares at $25 million loss as New Zealand and England cancel cricket tours

Pakistan’s newly appointed cricket board chairman lashed out at the “Western bloc” who he said “used and binned” his country in the wake of New Zealand and England cancelling their tours of the South Asian country. On Monday, England called off their men’s and women’s teams tours of Pakistan scheduled for October citing “mental and […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo overtook Lionel Messi as the highest-paid football player in the world

Cristiano Ronaldo overtook Lionel Messi as the highest-paid football player in the world, according to Forbes. Following his move back to Manchester United, the Portuguese superstar is forecast to earn $125 million before taxes this season, with $70 million coming from his salary and bonuses alone. Messi, meanwhile, is set to earn $110 million in […]

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Jimmy Greaves: Tottenham Hotspur’s highest ever goal scorer dies aged 81

English professional footballer Jimmy Greaves died aged 81 on Sunday. The former striker suffered a stroke in 2015 which left him wheelchair-bound and with severely impaired speech. Greaves, Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer also starred for Chelsea during his iconic career. “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves, not […]

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Brazilian football great Pele ‘stable’ but re-enters ICU, hospital says

Brazil soccer legend Pele is in a “stable” condition after “respiratory instability” early on Friday led to him being admitted to an intensive care unit, Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement. The 80-year-old had surgery to remove a tumour from his colon earlier this month and was released from intensive care on […]

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New Zealand’s men cricket team abandon Pakistan tour sighting security concerns

The New Zealand men’s team have abandoned their tour of Pakistan following a New Zealand government “security alert”. The Black Caps were due to play Pakistan in the first of three one-day internationals in Rawalpindi on Friday before moving to Lahore for a five-match Twenty20 series. England’s men’s and women’s teams are due to play […]

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World anti-doping watchdog to review if cannabis should remain among banned substances

The World Anti-Doping Agency is to review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance. The move follows American sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson missing the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for the substance in June. The 21-year-old later revealed she had used cannabis to help cope with the death of her biological mother. Wada says the scientific […]

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Ricciardo wins Italian GP; Hamilton and Verstappen crash out after nasty accident

Daniel Ricciardo produced a calm and collected performance to win his first race at Autodromo Nazionale Monza after a day full of drama. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collided and were both subsequently ruled out of the remainder of the Italian Grand Prix. The pair, who sit atop the Formula 1 driver’s championship standings, were […]

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US Open: Daniil Medvedev wins first Grand Slam title after defeating Novak Djokovic

Russia’s Daniil Medvedev won his first Grand Slam title by shattering Novak Djokovic’s hopes of completing a calendar sweep of the majors in a one-sided US Open final. Second seed Medvedev, 25, lost his two previous Grand Slam finals but was composed throughout a 6-4 6-4 6-4 win. World number one Djokovic had already won […]