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Chelsea set for transfer window appeal but will be kept waiting for ruling

Chelsea are unlikely to hear until December whether their two-window transfer ban will be overturned by the court of arbitration for sport, which is set to hear the case on Wednesday. The club are unable to make signings until February 2020 after they were found guilty by Fifa of breaking transfer regulations relating to minors. They were also fined £460,000 ... Read More »

Luis Enrique makes Spain return as Roberto Moreno walks away in tears

Luis Enrique has returned as Spain’s manager on Tuesday, five months after giving up the post. He left because his nine-year-old daughter, who subsequently died, was seriously ill with bone cancer. His former assistant, Robert Moreno, who took over as head coach in June and had previously run the side in Luis Enrique’s name, will leave immediately. Moreno walked out ... Read More »

Misbah-ul-Haq wants pacers to hit Steven Smith’s ‘blind spot’ consistently

Misbah-ul-Haq knows the secret to getting Steven Smith out, and calls it the batsman’s “blind spot”. It isn’t much of a secret at all: simply hit the same spot, hitting at or near the top of the off stump, that troubles every batsman in international cricket. The first trick, of course, is to get the ball to move off the ... Read More »

Brazil beats Mexico to win U-17 World Cup at home

Brazil rallied to beat Mexico 2-1 on Sunday to win its fourth under-17 World Cup title. Bryan Gonzalez opened the scoring for Mexico in the 66th minute at the Bezerrao stadium in Brasilia, but the hosts turned their fortunes with Kaio Jorge converting from the spot in the 84th and substitute Lazaro scoring in added time. Brazil reached the final ... Read More »

Mohammed Shami caps seamers’ show as India win big

India 493 for 6 dec (Agarwal 243, Rahane 86, Jadeja 60*, Pujara 54, Jayed 4-108) beat Bangladesh 150 (Mushfiqur 43, Shami 3-27) and 213 (Mushfiqur 64, Shami 4-31) by an innings and 130 runs It is not unnatural for visiting batsmen in India to feel like they are trapped; to spend over after over under pressure with their edges being ... Read More »

Euro 2020 roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick fires Portugal to verge of finals

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his ninth international hat-trick, moving to 98 goals for his country, as Portugal thumped Lithuania 6-0 in a Euro 2020 qualifier. The Portugal captain, whose treble was the 55th of his career, could become only the second player to score a century for his country after Iran’s Ali Daei. Ronaldo showed no sign of the knee problem ... Read More »

Back-to-back centuries for Asad Shafiq as Pakistan batsmen tune up for first Test

Pakistanis 7 for 386 (Shafiq 101*, Masood 76, Babar 63, Bhatti 56*, Pope 5-100) v Cricket Australia XI Asad Shafiq continued his terrific form ahead of the first Test in Brisbane with his second successive century against an inexperienced Cricket Australia XI attack in the last two-day tour game at the WACA. On a day where four Pakistan players passed ... Read More »

Mohammed Salah: Liverpool forward to miss Egypt games

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will miss Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Kenya and Comoros with an ankle injury. The 27-year-old was substituted in the 87th minute of Sunday’s 3-1 Premier League win over Manchester City after picking up the knock in a challenge with Fernandinho. Salah met up with Egypt in Cairo on Tuesday for tests on the ... Read More »

NBA round-up: Kawhi Leonard faces former club Toronto Raptors for first time, Steph Curry back in spring

Kawhi Leonard endured a tough night against his former side the Toronto Raptors but still helped the Los Angeles Clippers to a 99-88 victory. Leonard led the Raptors to their first NBA title last season but left for the Clippers as a free agent. The 28-year-old had 11 rebounds, nine assists and three steals but committed nine turnovers as the ... Read More »

Richardson, Starc and Abbott blow Pakistan away on rapid Perth pitch

Australia 0 for 109 (Finch 52*, Warner 48*) beat Pakistan 8 for 106 (Iftikhar 45, Richardson 3-18, Abbott 2-14, Starc 2-29) by 10 wickets At the home of the Perth Scorchers, Australia disposed of Pakistan with a brutal efficiency reminiscent of the West Australian Big Bash League club as coached by Justin Langer, completing a run of five wins in ... Read More »

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