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England's Duckett dropped after pouring drink over another player in bar

Ben Duckett was dropped from England’s Ashes tour game after pouring a drink over another player in a Perth bar. The 23-year-old batsman, part of the England Lions squad, was due to feature against a Cricket Australia XI as a ...

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Mark Williams: Welsh snooker player delighted to end six-year ranking title wait

Mark Williams was delighted to end his six-year wait for a ranking title by winning the Northern Ireland Open. The 42-year-old from Cwm, near Ebbw Vale, fought back from 6-3 down to beat teenager Yan Bingtao 9-8 in Belfast. “It ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Fifa best male player award

Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world’s best male player at the 2017 Best Fifa Football Awards in London. The Real Madrid and Portugal forward beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Paris St-Germain’s Neymar to the honour. Ronaldo, 32, helped Real to ...

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Pakistan player reports match-fixing approach

A Pakistan player has reported an approach by a match-fixer, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board. PCB chairman Najam Sethi said the approach was “immediately reported to the PCB”, which informed the International Cricket Council (ICC). Reports in Pakistan claimed ...

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Everton ban fan while Merseyside Police investigate after clash with Lyon player

Everton have identified and banned the supporter involved in a confrontation with a Lyon player during Thursday’s Europa League defeat at Goodison Park. The club have also contacted Merseyside Police, who are investigating. A barge by Everton’s Ashley Williams on ...

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Billy Joe Castle: Snooker player making impression in first professional year

Billy Joe Castle is now more familiar with green baize than green fingers after giving up his day job as a gardener for professional snooker. The 25-year-old, from Southampton, has already made a strong impression in his first year on ...

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Marquise Goodwin: San Francisco 49ers player free to play despite athletics anti-doping ban

United States long jumper Marquise Goodwin has accepted a one-year ban from the US Anti-Doping Agency but is free to play for the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL this season. Former Olympian Goodwin, 26, says he quit athletics “more ...

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Haseeb Hameed: Lancashire batsman says poor form can make him better player

Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed says experiencing a poor run of form with the bat this season can help him become a better player. Hameed, 20, impressed by scoring 82 on his England debut against India in November 2016. After struggling ...

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Basketball player Curry opens with 74 on pro golf debut

Basketball player Stephen Curry shot a four-over-par 74 as he made his debut in a professional golf tournament. The Golden State Warrior, 29, was given a sponsor’s invite to compete in the Ellie Mae Classic on the Web.com Tour. His ...

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Jay Clarke: British tennis player says he gets 15 to 20 racist messages a month

British tennis player Jay Clarke has revealed that he receives 15 to 20 racially abusive messages a month on social media and it is “not a surprise” when it happens. British number nine Clarke, 18, tweeted an example which referred ...

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