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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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The Batticaloa district sports complex will be declared open tomorrow.

President Maithripala Sirisena will declare open the Batticaloa district sports complex tomorrow afternoon. It was constructed under the Sports Ministry at a cost of 270 million rupees.

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England thump SL to seal the ODI series


Opening batsman Jason Roy scored a second century in three games to give England a series-clinching six-wicket win over
Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international played at The Oval. Roy made 162, the second-highest score by an England batsman in a One Day International. It led England to 308, their second-highest successful chase in a One Dayer, with 11 balls to spare in a match reduced to 42 overs because of rain.

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England Cricket Captain hopes the weather will not be a distraction to the decisive ODI against SL.

Captain Eoin Morgan hopes the weather will not be a distraction as England look to seal a one-day international series win over Sri Lanka today. England take a 1-nil lead to The Oval, with one victory sandwiched between an opening tie and an abandoned third One Day International. Rain is forecast today, but Morgan is keen to play and hopes to witness a solid England performance.

Argentine President and football grade Diego Maradona urge Messi not to retire.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri has asked football star Lionel Messi to stick with the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat.

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Albania claims historic win at Euro 2016

Armando Sadiku made history for Albania on Sunday as his goal secured a 1-0 win against Romania at Euro 2016 to give the Balkan nation their first ever victory at a major tournament.

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Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 76 runs.

 

Sri Lanka beat Ireland by 76 runs, under the Duckworth/Lewis method for rain-affected matches, to win the first one-day international in Malahide on Thursday.

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Rio Olympic village

 

 

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach described the Rio Olympic village as "one of
the most beautiful" he had seen during Wednesday unveiling of the 835 million US-dollar complex.

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A New World: official slogan for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The Rio 2016 organizing committee revealed the official slogan for the first Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America: "A New World"

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