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Kei Nishikori will face Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rogers Cup.

 

Kei Nishikori will face Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rogers Cup after beating Stan Wawrinka in straight sets.

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A test victory for Sri Lanka against Australia after 17 years.

 

The Sri Lankan Cricket Team has gained a test victory after 17 years. It was a remarkable win for Sri Lanka, who were shot out for 117 in the first innings and were reeling at six for two in the second before Kusal Mendis made an epic 176, which earned him

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Mohammad Hafeez highest earning Pakistan cricketer in 2015-16

Senior batsman Mohammad Hafeez has turned out to be the highest earning Pakistani cricketer in 2015-16 after he took home approximately 39 million rupees as earnings from the Cricket Board.

According to documents sent by the PCB to the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Co-ordination for the fiscal year 2015-16, it paid some 46 cricketers around 550 million rupees as their fees and bonuses for all formats of the game. Not surprisingly the players representing Pakistan in all three formats have earned the highest money in the last fiscal year.

Sarfaraz Ahmed earned around 33 million rupees. In contrast flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who now represents Pakistan in only T20 cricket, earned approximately 18 million rupees.

Australian fast bowlers rule first session of the 1st Test against SL.

Sri Lankan cricket team is yet again in a desperate situation after losing 8 wickets for just 100 runs on the first day of the first Test match against Australia played at Pallekele.

Ironically Australian fast bowlers were the ones who did more damage to the Sri Lankan batting line up, although there was much controversy about Sri Lankan spin king Muttiah Muralitharan serving the Australian team as a consultant on a spin bowling over the last 10 days.


Right arm fast bowler Josh Hazelwood picked up the wickets of three front line batsmen of the Sri Lankan innings while he was well supported by left arm pacer Mitchell Starc. Nathan Lyon also bagged three wickets.

Earlier on the day Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews decided to bat first after winning the toss. Right hand batsman Dhananjaya De Silva and left arm chinaman Lakshan Sandaken made their Test debuts today.

Russia to form new Olympic team

The Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov says more than 8 athletes are expected to miss the Rio Games under new International Olympic Committee rules banning Russian athletes sanctioned for doping from competing.


The Russian committee had announced that it will send 387 athletes, but Zhukov said the new rules will affect at least 8 of them. He added that the number will rise.

Zhukov said full information about athletes' doping test records will be available in the near future, and indicated that a new team of athletes who meet the regulations will be formed by Thursday.

On Sunday, the IOC imposed strict conditions for allowing Russian athletes in the Games, prohibiting those who have been sanctioned for doping from competing.

Russia welcomes International Olympic Council's decision.

Russian Sports Ministry has welcomed the decision made by the International Olympic Committee on its athletes' participation in the upcoming Rio Olympic Games. Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said the decision made by the IOC was balanced and will benefit the global sport and unity of the Olympic family.

Meanwhile, the World Anti-Doping Agency says it is "disappointed" over its recommendation to ban Russia from next month's Olympic Games in Rio being rejected by International Olympic Council. Following the country's doping scandal, the International Olympic Committee has left it up to individual sports' federations to ban Russian competitors.

Meanwhile, Australia is refusing to move their athletes into the Rio Olympic Village because of concerns about the state of their accommodation. According to team boss Kitty Chiller, problems include "blocked toilets, leaking pipes and exposed wiring". Chiller said she had raised concerns with local event organizers and the International Olympic Committee, and was "pushing hard for a solution".

The games get underway on 5th of next month.

Brazil Olympics: Ten arrested for 'plotting 'terror'.

Brazilian police have arrested 10 members of a group alleged to be preparing acts of terrorism, two weeks before the start of the Olympic Games. They were not members of so-called Islamic State but had tried to make contact with the group, officials said.

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Australia wins the only warm up match of their Sri Lankan tour.

Australia have won their only warm up match of their Sri Lankan tour against Sri Lanka cricket by an innings and 162 runs today. Batting first after winning the toss Sri Lanka Cricket Board's eleven scored 229 all out in their first innings.

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Misbah leads way with Lord's hundred

A magnificent century from captain Misbah-ul-Haq put Pakistan in a strong position in the first Test before a late England counter-attack on an attritional first day.

Misbah, 42, has never before played a Test at Lord's, but his unbeaten 110 appeared to have steered his side to a strong position. But two late wickets from Chris Woakes to add to the pair he took before lunch gave England hope after they had lost the toss and toiled in the field.

Serena Williams wins seventh Wimbledon, record-equalling 22nd major title

 

Serena Williams powered to her seventh Wimbledon crown as the world number one finally claimed a record-equalling 22nd major title with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Angelique Kerber in Saturday's final.

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