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Women’s World Cup 2019: USA beat Netherlands to win fourth title

Women’s World Cup 2019: USA beat Netherlands to win fourth title

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Media playback is not supported on this device The United States won the Women's World Cup for a record fourth time as they eventually overpowered the Netherlands in Lyon.Megan Rapinoe's penalty and Rose Lavelle's fine run and finish gave the defending champions victory in the second half, after resilient first-half defending from the Dutch.Veteran winger Rapinoe's calmly-slotted opener came from a spot-kick awarded after a video assistant referee (VAR) review, at the end of a tournament in which the system has been a major talking point. Barcelona defender Stefanie va...
Pakistan beat Afghanistan in Cricket World Cup thriller at Headingley

Pakistan beat Afghanistan in Cricket World Cup thriller at Headingley

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Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Headingley, LeedsAfghanistan 227-9 (50 overs): Afghan 42, Najibullah 42, Shaheen 4-47Pakistan 230-7 (49.4 overs): Wasim 49*, Babar 45, Nabi 2-23Pakistan won by three wicketsScorecard; Table; SchedulePakistan survived a scare to beat Afghanistan by three wickets with two balls remaining in a thriller at Headingley that moves Sarfaraz Ahmed's side above England in the race for a World Cup semi-final spot.Chasing 228 for victory, Pakistan fell to 81-3 and 156-6 as Afghanistan turned the screw and, with 48 needed fro...
Cricket World Cup: Pakistan beat New Zealand to keep semi-final hopes alive

Cricket World Cup: Pakistan beat New Zealand to keep semi-final hopes alive

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Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Edgbaston, BirminghamNew Zealand 237-6 (50 overs): Neesham 97*, Shaheen 3-28Pakistan 241-4 (49.1 overs): Babar 101*, Haris 68Pakistan win by six wicketsScorecard; Table; Schedule.Pakistan kept their hopes of a World Cup semi-final place alive as they moved to within a point of England with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand.Babar Azam's 101 saw Pakistan home in front of a partisan crowd at Edgbaston after Shaheen Afridi had ripped through New Zealand's top order.Jimmy Neesham's unbeaten 97 had given New Zealan...
Chelsea beat Slavia Prague to reach Europa League semi-finals

Chelsea beat Slavia Prague to reach Europa League semi-finals

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Manager Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea's slow starts to the second half of matches are becoming a "big problem", after they were forced to withstand a Slavia Prague fightback before reaching the Europa League semi-finals.Chelsea were cruising at half-time with a four-goal aggregate lead before Petr Sevcik produced two sensational strikes as the nerves crept into a previously dominant performance at Stamford Bridge.The Blues also conceded early in the second half of their loss to Everton last month, as well in their victory against Cardiff on 31 March, while just last weekend Liverpool hit them with two goals in eight minutes at the start of the second period as they fell to a Premier League defeat at Anfield. ...
The Beat singer Roger Charlery dies aged 56

The Beat singer Roger Charlery dies aged 56

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Singer Roger Charlery, known as Ranking Roger, has died at the age of 56.Charlery, who was a member of bands The Beat and General Public, died on Tuesday surrounded by his family, according to a statement on The Beat's website. [embedded content] The Birmingham-born singer suffered a stroke last summer and was diagnosed with two brain tumours and lung cancer in recent months, according to reports. The Beat's statement said: "He fought & fought & fought, Roger was a fighter."Sadly Roger past away a few hours ago peacefully at his home surrounded by family. Advertisement "Roger's family would like to thank everyone for their constant support during this tough time. More to follow in the coming days. RIP RO...