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Run-scoring triple play helps Yankees

Todd Frazier had an unforgettable first at-bat in his home debut at Yankee Stadium, grounding into the major leagues’ first run-scoring triple play since 2006 as New York beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 on Tuesday night. Frazier hit a bases-loaded grounder in the second up theFULL STORY

Transfer race heats up in Premier League

Premier League spending looks certain to shatter all previous records before the current transfer window closes as soccer’s superpowers in the UK reload in an increasingly frenzied arms race. Fueled by lucrative television contracts worth about £8.3 billion (US$10.8 billion) and unprecedented revenue streams at homeFULL STORY

Indian teams made eligible for AFC Cup

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has dealt a major boost to the Indian Super League (ISL) by ruling that its franchise-based teams will be eligible to play in the AFC Cup from next year. The governing body said in a statement on Tuesday that the winnersFULL STORY

Report says third of athletes believe matches are fixed

More than one-third of athletes across 13 sports believe match-fixing has taken place and some said they had been approached by fixers in the past year, a European report said on Tuesday. The research by Fix the Fixing, a project cofunded by the EU’s Erasmus+ projectFULL STORY

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TENNIS Taiwan’s Hsieh advances Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei advanced to the third round at the Jiangxi Open in China yesterday, defeating Eri Hozumi, while compatriot Chang Kai-chen beat Zhang Shuai of China 6-4, 7-6 (8/6), 6-4. Hsieh lost the first set to her Japanese opponent 4-6, but claimedFULL STORY

Fourth title was the toughest: Froome2017-07-26

Booed by the locals in Marseille 24 hours earlier, Chris Froome on Sunday charmed huge crowds in Paris with a classy victory speech after claiming his “toughest” Tour de France title. The British rider was once showered with urine thrown by fans during the 2015 editionFULL STORY

White Sox defeat Cubs, end losing streak2017-07-26

Adam Engel and Matt Davidson homered as the White Sox ended a nine-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over crosstown rivals the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Monday. The Cubs lost for just the second time in 10 games following the All-Star break toFULL STORY

Netherlands, Denmark win2017-07-26

Hosts the Netherlands beat Belgium 2-1 to advance to the women’s Euro quarter-finals alongside Denmark, who edged 2013 runners-up Norway 1-0 in Group A on Monday. In Tilburg, Sherida Spitse converted a penalty — her second in two games — in the 27th minute to putFULL STORY

Iron Lady seizes moment at World Championships2017-07-26

With Katie Ledecky getting the night off, Hungary’s Iron Lady on Monday seized the moment at the World Aquatics Championships in Hungary. Katinka Hosszu lived up to her country’s enormous expectations with an electrifying victory in the 200m individual medley, spurred on by a flag-waving, foot-stompingFULL STORY

Russia enters 19 athletes for London, despite doping ban2017-07-26

Russia plans to send 19 athletes to the track and field World Championships in London next week, despite its suspension from international competition for widespread doping. The 19, including three former world champions, have been given exemptions from Russia’s suspension after the International Association of AthleticsFULL STORY

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