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SA have target of 331 to win first test

  LONDON – South Africa face a target of 331 to win the first test at Lord’s after England overcame a morning rush of wickets to post valuable runs as they posted a second-innings total of 233 by early afternoon on the fourth day. READ: Morkel strikes twice to lead …

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Philander absence heaps further misery on Proteas

  When it rains, it pours. Hot on the heels of learning that they won’t be able to pick Kagiso Rabada for the second Test, the Proteas missed yet another of their frontline bowlers during Saturday’s third day of the first Test against England at Lord’s. Also read: Kagiso Rabada’s foul …

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Djokovic roars into Wimbledon fourth round

  LONDON – Three-times Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic roared his way into the fourth round with a 6-4 6-1 7-6(2) defeat of unpredictable Latvian Ernests Gulbis on Centre Court. The 30-year-old Serb began slowly before taking control and then snuffed out a Gulbis counter-attack in the third set to set …

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Calmejane avoids ‘catastrophe’ to win maiden Tour stage

  STATION DES ROUSSES, France – Frenchman Lilian Calmejane came close to “catastrophe” before winning his maiden Tour de France stage on Saturday. The 24-year-old suffered cramps over the last four kilometres of the 187.5km eighth stage from Dole to Station des Rouses, but kept his nerve to finish 37 …

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SA claims first World Cup victory against India

  LEICESTER – A half-century and four wickets by captain Dané van Niekerk and a 65-ball 92 by Lizelle Lee laid the foundation for a resounding, 115-run victory for South Africa over India, breaking their unbeaten streak when the sides met for the 18th match in the ICC Women’s World Cup …

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Cavendish out of Tour with broken shoulder

  VITTEL – Sprint ace Mark Cavendish pulled out of the Tour de France on Tuesday, hours after suffering a broken shoulder blade in a horror crash at the end of the fourth stage. Cavendish had gone to hospital after world champion Peter Sagan elbowed him into the railings by …

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LIVE: SA v ENG at ICC Women’s World Cup

  LONDON – Proteas’ wicketkeeper, Trisha Chetty says the team are taking the confidence from their 10-wicket win over the West Indies into what will be their toughest challenge yet in the ICC Women’s World Cup against England in Bristol on Wednesday. READ: Record-breaking Van Niekerk blows away Windies South …

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Barcelona extend Messi contract until 2021

  BARCELONA – Spain’s FC Barcelona extended the contract of star striker Lionel Messi until June 30, 2021, the club announced Wednesday, just days after he wed his childhood sweetheart in Argentina. “The deal will be signed in the coming weeks, when Messi returns to the team for pre-season training,” …

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