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Pakistan to face England in Champions Trophy semi-final following win over Sri Lanka

Pakistan to face England in Champions Trophy semi-final following win over Sri Lanka

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Pakistan booked a Champions Trophy semi-final clash against England on Wednesday after edging past Sri Lanka by three wickets in gripping fashion.When they slumped from 92 for one to 137 for six in pursuit of 237 for victory, Pakistan looked down and out at Cardiff Wales Stadium.But a return to the Welsh capital in under 48 hours' time was secured thanks to the efforts of captain Sarfraz Ahmed and opening bowler Mohammad Amir.They compiled an unbroken eighth-wicket partnership of 75, with Sarfraz hitting an unbeaten 61 and Amir undefeated on 28, to leave Sri Lanka crestfallen and reflecting ruefully on dropping Sarfraz twice in quick succession as the Pool B contest reached a thrilling conclusion.Sri Lanka, despite a battling 73 by opener Niroshan Dickwella, were bowled out for what appear...
Blackpool owners, the Oyston family, accused of treating club as ‘personal cash machine’ by High Court

Blackpool owners, the Oyston family, accused of treating club as ‘personal cash machine’ by High Court

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The owners of Blackpool, the Oyston family, have been accused at the High Court of treating the football club as "the family's personal cash machine".Lawyers for Latvian millionaire Valeri Belokon, the club's president, were launching what could prove to be one of British football's most expensive legal actions.Andrew Green QC alleged on Monday at the start of a five-week hearing that Owen and Karl Oyston, owner and chairman of the Lancashire club, had "improperly" extracted millions of pounds from its funds following promotion to the Premier League in 2010 and used the money for their own benefit.Belokon's company VB Football Assets, a minor shareholder in the club, was excluded from key decisions, information and any share of profits, said Green.VB Football is pursing a claim against the...
Warrington captain Chris Hill facing suspension ahead of Challenge Cup clash v Wigan

Warrington captain Chris Hill facing suspension ahead of Challenge Cup clash v Wigan

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Chris HillMonday, June 12, 2017Warrington captain Chris Hill could miss Saturday's Challenge Cup clash against Wigan after being charged with reckless use of the shoulder.The prop forward was sin-binned in the ninth minute of Sunday's 36-16 defeat at Super League leaders Castleford Tigers for a shoulder charge on England team-mate Luke Gale.Hill has the option of submitting an early guilty plea for a grade B charge of reckless use of the shoulder, which usually carries a one or two-match suspension.If Hill submits an early guilty plea and is given a one-match ban he could then appeal that punishment and - if successful - the 29-year-old would be free to face Wigan.The Wolves will hope the change of competition can inspire them to a winning formula after losing their last four Super League ...
Indianapolis Colts waive WR Trey Griffey, son of MLB Hall of Famer

Indianapolis Colts waive WR Trey Griffey, son of MLB Hall of Famer

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June 12 (UPI) --Ken Griffey Jr.'s son Trey hit waivers Monday morning, but could return to the Indianapolis Colts' injured reserve list if unclaimed.The Colts signed Griffey as an undrafted free agent on May 4. He had 79 catches for 1,241 yards and six scores in 44 games at Arizona before joining the NFL franchise.Griffey participated in the Colts' three-day rookie mini-camp.The wide receiver was an All-PAC 12 honorable mention selection last season. He is listed at 6-foot, 3-inches and 192 pounds.The Colts signed free agent wide receiver Chris Briggs in a corresponding move. Briggs had 11 catches for 168 yards and two scores in 10 games in 2015 for Southeastern Louisiana. The Seattle Seahawks waived Briggs on May 9.Griffey can be cut from injured reserve when healed and can negotiate an i...
San Francisco Giants batter Minnesota Twins to salvage series finale

San Francisco Giants batter Minnesota Twins to salvage series finale

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The slumping San Francisco Giants tried a new look Sunday. It produced a new result. Despite holding three regulars out of the starting lineup, the Giants rode a season-best 17-hit attack to a 13-8 win over the Minnesota Twins, allowing them to salvage one win in the three-game interleague series.Buster Posey and Austin Slater drove in four runs apiece, igniting an offense that had produced a total of two runs and 10 hits in two series-opening losses. "Anytime you sit regulars like that and get a win, a come-from-behind win, that's nice," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy, whose team's run total also was a season high. "For the guys to step up and play a real nice ballgame, that's just what we needed." Replacing shortstop Brandon Crawford, first baseman Brandon Belt and cent...