Friday, 14 May 2021

Agencies

Under close supervision, Tokyo welcomes foreign divers to test event

REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO – Diving and volleyball on Saturday became the first Olympic test events to include international athletes since such competitions resumed last month, as both began under close supervision in Tokyo.  The diving World Cup, also a qualifier for this summer’s Games, features more than 200 athletes from ...

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Kiwis win big as Conway, Ish Sodhi star

HAMILTON-Devon Conway’s stunning 92* followed by Ish Sodhi’s 4/28 helped New Zealand to a comprehensive 66-run win in the opening T20I against Bangladesh in Hamilton. Tim Southee, who was leading the side in Kane Williamson’s absence won the toss and opted to bat first – a decision that was proven right by a ...

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Conway, Mitchell guide New Zealand to Bangladesh ODI series sweep

WELLINGTON – Maiden centuries for Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell set up a crushing 164-run win for New Zealand in the third One-day International at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Friday, giving the hosts a series clean sweep. Conway blasted 126 from 110 balls and Mitchell finished on 100 ...

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Heroic Holder takes five as West Indies dominate day one

NORTH SOUND – A five-wicket haul from Jason Holder put the West Indies on top at stumps on day one of the opening Test against Sri Lanka. Sent out to bat after losing the toss, Sri Lanka were knocked over for 169, losing five wickets in the final session of the ...

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Frankfurt cancels Christmas market over virus spike

BERLIN: The German city of Frankfurt has become the latest to cancel its traditional Christmas market as the nation struggles to halt an alarming rise in coronavirus infections. “Frankfurt is pulling the corona emergency brake,” the bestselling Bild daily wrote after city officials made the decision in emergency talks. The ...

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Bangladesh call off Sri Lanka Test series

DHAKA: Bangladesh called off the forthcoming Test series in Sri Lanka because of coronavirus restrictions imposed by the hosts they say make preparing impossible. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) took the decision after Sri Lanka refused to ease stringent quarantine measures – which included players being confined to their rooms ...

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Manchester City off to winning start with victory at Wolves

WOLVERHAMPTON: Manchester City got their Premier League campaign off to a flying start with a 3-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers thanks to first-half goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden plus a late Gabriel Jesus strike. The result means there has not been a single drawn match in the opening two ...

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UK imposes up to $13,000 fine for breaking COVID-19 rules

LONDON: People in England who refuse to self-isolate to stop the spread of coronavirus could face fines of up to 10,000 British pounds ($13,000) under tough new regulations announced to tackle a surge in cases. The rules will apply from September 28 to anyone in England who tests positive for ...

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Jos Buttler to miss final T20 against Australia

LONDON: England’s wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler will miss the final T20 match against Australia on Tuesday to be with his family, the country’s cricket board announced on Monday. The 29-year-old, who hit a match-winning unbeaten 77 in the second T20, left England’s bio-secure bubble on Sunday evening following the team’s ...

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