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T20 Blast: Babar Azam scores century as Somerset beat Hampshire

Pakistan’s Babar Azam scored a superb unbeaten 55-ball century as Somerset thrashed Hampshire in the T20 Blast. Babar, ranked the number one T20 batsman in the world, struck six sixes to help the hosts post 202-4. Hampshire were 69-6 when rain brought about an early conclusion, on a night that saw three of eight scheduled […]

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Rogers Cup: Naomi Osaka back on top of world rankings after Karolina Pliskova loses

Naomi Osaka will return to the top of the women’s tennis world rankings after Karolina Pliskova lost in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Pliskova, number one for eight weeks in 2017, needed to win the tournament to regain top spot but lost 6-0 2-6 6-4 to Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu. Ashleigh Barty […]

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Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz Jr: Rematch in Saudi Arabia on 7 December

Britain’s Anthony Joshua will face unified world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr in their rematch in Saudi Arabia on 7 December. The pair fought in New York in June, with Ruiz earning a shock seventh-round stoppage victory to hand Joshua his first professional loss. Ruiz, who was knocked down in the third round before recovering, […]

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Andy Murray to make singles return in Cincinnati at Western & Southern Open

Andy Murray will make a return to singles action at the Cincinnati Masters next week – seven months after fearing he might have to retire. Britain’s former world number one has been playing doubles since June as he regains fitness after hip surgery. Murray, 32, broke down in tears at the Australian Open in January, […]

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Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac out of Arsenal’s Newcastle trip over security fears

Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac are not in Arsenal’s squad for Sunday’s Premier League game at Newcastle because of “further security incidents”. The pair were involved in a carjacking attempt by an armed gang in north-west London a fortnight ago. Arsenal say they are liaising with police and “providing the players and their families with […]