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MLB: Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson leaves after first inning

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Chase Anderson leaves after first inning

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CINCINNATI -- The first-place Milwaukee Brewers lost one of their most consistent starting pitchers when right-hander Chase Anderson left Wednesday night's game in Cincinnati after pitching just one inning with what the team called a left oblique strain. Anderson needed just eight pitches to get through the first inning Wednesday, retiring the Reds in order with one strikeout. But, he was replaced by right-hander Paolo Espino to begin the second. Espino allowed a leadoff homer by Adam Duvall to put Cincinnati ahead 1-0. Coming into Wednesday's outing, Anderson was 11-3 with a 2.87 ERA in his previous 27 starts dating to last July. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said the key for Anderson is renewed confidence in his curve ball and the cutter. "Chase has just become a better pitcher," Counse...
Bolt labours to victory in one of his final 100m races – report & video

Bolt labours to victory in one of his final 100m races – report & video

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Media playback is not supported on this device Usain Bolt failed to run a sub-10 second time for the second race in succession as he edged to victory at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava.At a meeting where Great Britain's Mo Farah eased to a 10,000m win, Bolt started slowly before hitting the front and holding off Cuba's Yunier Perez.Farah ran a time of 27 minutes and 12 seconds to beat Kenya's Mathew Kimeli.South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk set a world best of 30.81 for 300m, bettering Michael Johnson's record set in 2000.Full results from Golden Spike meeting (external site)Van Niekerk's piece of history Media playback is not supported on this device Olympic 400m champion Van Niekerk...
Manchester City news: Wilfried Bony keen to prove he deserves to stay at Etihad Stadium

Manchester City news: Wilfried Bony keen to prove he deserves to stay at Etihad Stadium

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Wilfried BonyWednesday, June 28, 2017Wilfried Bony believes he could still have a future at Manchester City.The Ivory Coast forward struggled to make an impact after joining City in January 2015 and spent last season on loan at Stoke.It was expected the 28-year-old would move on again this summer but he wants to prove his worth to manager Pep Guardiola.Bony moved to City in a £25million deal after scoring 25 goals in 54 Premier League games for Swansea and believes he can get back to that form.Bony told Sky Sports News HQ: "I love the club, I love the fans. I want to try to show that Wilfried Bony is still the same player."I've been through a difficult time - (but from) leading the goalscoring two years ago, it's still me, nothing has changed, just a difficult time. I just want to show the
England lose Euro U21 semi-final to Germany on penalties

England lose Euro U21 semi-final to Germany on penalties

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England were denied a place in the European Under-21 Championship final as they lost a gripping semi-final against Germany on penalties.Julian Pollersbeck saved Nathan Redmond's spot-kick as the Germans edged through in Tychy, Poland.Aidy Boothroyd's Young Lions had fallen behind when Davie Selke headed home, but Demarai Gray levelled the scores.Tammy Abraham made it 2-1 to England with a tap-in but Felix Platte's header took the game to extra time.Germany will face Spain - who beat Italy 3-1 - in Friday's final in Krakow (19:45 BST).Podcast: 'England Under-21s are heroes'Reaction: 'England U21s prepared for penalties'Relive the action from TychyDo you recognise England's 2009 finalists?How the penalty shootout was won0-1: Maximilian Arnold beats the diving Jordan Pickford, shooting down t...
Lions let 14-point lead slip in Hurricanes draw

Lions let 14-point lead slip in Hurricanes draw

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Hurricanes v British and Irish LionsHurricanes (7) 31Tries: Gibbins, Laumape, Goosen, Fifita Cons: Barrett (4) Pens: BarrettBritish and Irish Lions (23) 31Tries: Seymour (2), North Cons: Biggar (2) Pens: Biggar (4)Iain Henderson's yellow card proved costly as the Hurricanes clawed back a 14-point deficit to draw with the British and Irish Lions in Wellington.Henderson, who alongside Courtney Lawes was otherwise impressive, was sin-binned on 65 minutes for a dangerous clear-out on Jordie Barrett.A Tommy Seymour double and George North had put the Lions ahead but the tourists conceded two late tries when down to 14 men.Dan Biggar missed a drop-goal to win.'I never try to hurt anyone' - KainoRelive the thriller in WellingtonMeet the fan who roomed with All BlacksThe Lions will be back at the ...