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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...
West Brom 3-2 Birmingham: Jake Livermore strikes to give Baggies all three points in five-goal thriller

West Brom 3-2 Birmingham: Jake Livermore strikes to give Baggies all three points in five-goal thriller

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LIV-LEY STUFF West Brom were forced to come from behind twice against a spirited Birmingham side Jake Livermore scored the winner as West Bromwich Albion came from behind twice to win a thrilling match 3-2 against Birmingham City. Gary Gardner headed the visitors ahead on seven minutes at the Hawthorns, but Dwight Gayle levelled two minutes after the break. Livermore scores with a superb strike Birmingham were back in front when Lukas Jutkiewicz netted his first goal in 22 games, but it was 2-2 when Jay Rodriguez sent Lee Camp the wrong way from the penalty spot. Gayle’s cross was half-heartedly cleared by Harlee Dean and Che Adams, leaving Livermore to thunder the ball into the net for what proved to be the decisive goal. More
Winnipeg Jets outlast Anaheim Ducks in OT thriller

Winnipeg Jets outlast Anaheim Ducks in OT thriller

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Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The Winnipeg Jets overcame an early two-goal deficit and rallied for a 4-3 overtime victory against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night at Bell MTS Place. Winnipeg (29-14-2) faced a 2-0 hole in the first period but picked up its fourth win in the last five games to reclaim the top position in the Central Division. The Ducks (19-18-9) lost their 11th consecutive game after Sunday's overtime loss, dropping to 0-7-4 since a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Dec. 17. Anaheim used goals from Brian Gibbons and Rickard Rakell to grab a 2-0 advantage 16:14 into the first period. Jets winger Blake Wheeler scored on the power play before the end of the first period to cut the Ducks' lead to 2-1. Patrik Laine, who played in his 200th career NHL game, tied the contest at 2-2 with...
Hamilton title wait goes on as Raikkonen wins thriller in Austin

Hamilton title wait goes on as Raikkonen wins thriller in Austin

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Lewis Hamilton just failed to clinch a fifth world title when he finished third in a thrilling US Grand Prix.Mercedes let a victory slip through their fingers by delaying a second pit stop and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen took his first victory for more than five years. Hamilton's title rival and Raikkonen's team-mate Sebastian Vettel looked to have handed Hamilton the title early on when he spun battling with Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo. Red Bull's Max Verstappen also beat Hamilton, who will have to wait until the race in Mexico next weekend to have another chance of clinching the title.He leaves Austin, Texas, with a 70-point lead over Vettel, who eventually finished fourth, with ...
Firmino strike helps Liverpool win five-goal thriller with PSG

Firmino strike helps Liverpool win five-goal thriller with PSG

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Roberto Firmino's injury-time winner gave Liverpool a dramatic victory over Paris St-Germain in their opening Champions League Group C game at Anfield.Firmino was only fit enough to be on the bench after suffering an eye injury in Liverpool's victory at Tottenham on Saturday - but he emerged with 20 minutes left to secure a win that manager Jurgen Klopp may have thought was slipping away after Kylian Mbappe's late equaliser threatened to rescue a point for PSG.Daniel Sturridge, Firmino's replacement in Liverpool's starting line-up, headed them in front from Andrew Robertson's cross on the half hour, James Milner adding a second from the spot six minutes later after Georginio Wijnaldum was fouled. ...