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England claim ODI series over India

England won a one-day international (ODI) series against India for the first time since 2011 after coasting to an impressive eight-wicket win at Headingley on Tuesday. After containing India to 256-8, England’s Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan combined for an unbeaten 186 runs to winFULL STORY

Boom or bust as strikeouts, home runs dominate

Boom or bust. This is what baseball has become — and that has owners worried. “It’s just kind of what it is: home runs and strikeouts,” Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling said. Stripling had just given up 10th-inning home runs on consecutive pitches to Houston’s AlexFULL STORY

Canada extend lead in New Taipei City

By Jason Pan

Canada yesterday defeated Iran 77-67 at the Sinjhuang Gymnasium in New Taipei City to remain undefeated and secure their hold on top spot at this year’s William Jones Cup. In the final contest last night, South Korea hammered Taiwan White, the hosts’ junior squad, in aFULL STORY

Alaphilippe claims maiden Tour victory

France has a new cycling star. Just days after the country’s soccer players won the FIFA World Cup, Julian Alaphilippe on Tuesday became the first French winner of a stage at this year’s Tour de France. Fueled by previous disappointments, as well as thoughts of his illFULL STORY

Bouchard battles to beat Bacsinszky in Gstaad

Eugenie Bouchard on Tuesday quelled a home threat at the Ladies Championship Gstaad, fighting back to beat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 for a second-round place. The 146th-ranked Canadian who played the Wimbledon final four years ago, but has since suffered through season after seasonFULL STORY

New Tokyo stadium for 2020 Games at 40 percent: council

The Japan Sport Council yesterday gave a progress report on the New National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying that the project is 40 percent complete with two years to go before the opening ceremony. Located in central Tokyo, the Olympic stadium is to beFULL STORY

Juve record signing Ronaldo eyes titles2018-07-18

Juventus’ record signing Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday said his move from Real Madrid was a “well thought-out decision” as the Portugal forward aims to help his new club win their first UEFA Champions League title in more than two decades. Ronaldo, who joined the Italian championsFULL STORY

FIFA World Cup winners handed hero’s welcome2018-07-18

World Cup-winning France on Monday returned home to a hero’s welcome, parading down the Champs-Elysees as hundreds of thousands of cheering fans gave a raucous welcome to the nation’s newest idols. After overcoming a determined Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Russia, the teamFULL STORY

Hometown hero Bryce Harper wins derby2018-07-18

The ball cleared the center-field wall and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698. It could have been a scene from aFULL STORY

Zaman hits ton as Pakistan rout Zimbabwe2018-07-18

An elated Fakhar Zaman on Monday cracked a career-best 117 as Pakistan dominated with both bat and ball to win the second of five one-day internationals against Zimbabwe by nine wickets. Zaman’s century was his second in one-day internationals after his barnstorming 114 in last year’sFULL STORY

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