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NBA: League to join in historic development camp in Cuba

NBA: League to join in historic development camp in Cuba

NEW YORK:The National Basketball Association co-hosts a development camp in Cuba this month, becoming the first US pro sports league to visit the Caribbean country since America announced plans to restore ties with its longtime adversary. The NBA and the ...

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Formula One: Game on for Mercedes as Vettel finds mojo

Formula One: Game on for Mercedes as Vettel finds mojo

SHANGHAI: After their ill-advised goading of Formula One rivals Ferrari, the message for Mercedes before this weekend s Chinese Grand Prix is clear: be careful what you wish for. What began as banter, with Nico Rosberg inviting Sebastian Vettel to a ...

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Golf: Tiger excites with superb Masters practice round

Golf: Tiger excites with superb Masters practice round

AUGUSTA: Tiger Woods thrilled Masters fans with a strong practice round Monday at Augusta National, solid chips and approach shots signaling a return to form by the 14-time major champion. Woods, who missed last year s Masters due to back surgery, ...

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Football: Palace leave City’s title bid in tatters

Football: Palace leave City’s title bid in tatters

LONDON (AFP) – Manchester City s Premier League title defence is in tatters after a surprise 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace left the champions nine points adrift of leaders Chelsea on Monday. Manuel Pellegrini s side were rocked as Glenn Murray s first ...

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Terminally ill Crowe braced for ‘last’ match

Terminally ill Crowe braced for ‘last’ match

MELBOURNE: Terminally ill Martin Crowe admits that Sunday’s World Cup final between his beloved New Zealand and Australia could be the last game he’ll ever see. Known as one of the game’s most stylish batsmen, the 52-year-old Crowe has been ...

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Aussies play their best, they’ll win final, says Clarke

Aussies play their best, they’ll win final, says Clarke

MELBOURNE: Michael Clarke is adamant about Australia’s chances of winning a record fifth World Cup, claiming on Saturday: “I believe if we play our best, we can beat New Zealand tomorrow.” Bookmakers have installed the Aussies as 9-4 ON favourites ...

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Starc, Boult in World Cup swing to the left

Starc, Boult in World Cup swing to the left

MELBOURNE: For the second time at this World Cup, Australia’s Mitchell Starc and New Zealand’s Trent Boult will be asked to deliver a killer blow that could determine their team’s fate in the final on Sunday. The two lethal left-arm ...

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‘Ultimate game’ excites New Zealand skipper McCullum

‘Ultimate game’ excites New Zealand skipper McCullum

MELBOURNE: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said he was excited, not intimidated, at the prospect of leading his country in their first World Cup final when they face old foes Australia at the gigantic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Australia, ...

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Clarke to quit ODIs after World Cup final

Clarke to quit ODIs after World Cup final

MELBOURNE: Australia captain Michael Clarke will quit one-day international cricket after Sunday’s World Cup final against New Zealand, bringing the curtain down on a 12-year career. “I think it’s the right time for me and the Australian cricket team,” the ...

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Dharmasena and Kettleborough to stand in World Cup final

Dharmasena and Kettleborough to stand in World Cup final

MELBOURNE: Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharmasena and England’s Richard Kettleborough will be the on-field umpires for Sunday’s World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand in Melbourne, the International Cricket Council said Friday. Marais Erasmus of South Africa will be the ...

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