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Lightning stops England run chase in Sri Lanka

Thunder, lightning and a sudden downpour yesterday halted England on their Sri Lanka tour, but they wrapped up the one-day series against their hosts with a faster run rate. After Dasun Shanaka hit a boundary-smattered 66 to help Sri Lanka make 273-7 from their 50 overs,FULL STORY

Kasatkina beats Jabeur to win Kremlin Cup

Daria Kasatkina yesterday won the Kremlin Cup as Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur narrowly failed to become the first WTA winner from her country. Jabeur was a set and a break up at 4-1 in the second before she seemed to tire in her eighth match inFULL STORY

Frankfurt rout Duesseldorf 7-1

Luka Jovic was in unstoppable form on Friday, scoring five goals as Eintracht Frankfurt crushed promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf 7-1 in the Bundesliga. The 20-year-old Serbian is the first Frankfurt player to score five goals in a league game. After grabbing two goals and two assists in hisFULL STORY

Crowd of 50,000 to attend the Loons’ last home game

After almost two full years as a Major League Soccer franchise, Minnesota United have been an unquestionably successful draw in a crowded sports market. The Loons have more than 50,000 tickets sold and distributed for their final home game of the season to prove it. When MinnesotaFULL STORY

Thai cave survivors train with Galaxy, Ibrahimovic

The Thai junior soccer team who were rescued from a flooded cave after being trapped for more than two weeks trained with the Los Angeles Galaxy and their star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Friday in the latest stop of an international tour. The Wild Boars team,FULL STORY

Koepka keeps alive chance for top spot, leads in South Korea

Brooks Koepka improved his chances yesterday of taking over as No. 1 golfer in the world, shooting a bogey-free five-under-par 67 for a four-stroke lead after three rounds of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island in South Korea. Koepka had a three-round totalFULL STORY

Brewers force Game 7 versus Dodgers

Numerous scoreboard messages on Friday night directed Milwaukee Brewers fans to make themselves heard, but they were extra glitz compared with the inspiration that the Brewers’ bats provided. Milwaukee scored four runs in the first inning and did not look back, defeating the Los Angeles DodgersFULL STORY

With shootout, Panthers top Capitals 6-5

A dominant first period and a three-goal lead had the Florida Panthers feeling a bit too good about cruising toward their first victory of the season on Friday night. “You feel comfortable, but I think we can’t feel too comfortable,” forward Jonathan Huberdeau said. The Panthers blewFULL STORY

Taiwan badminton players advance to Open semi-finals

Badminton stars Tai Tzu-ying and Chou Tien-chen of Taiwan on Friday beat their opponents in the third round of the Denmark Open to reach the semi-finals of the women’s singles and men’s singles events respectively. In a match against Chen Yufei of China that lasted 47FULL STORY

High technology feeding paranoid baseball culture

It probably felt like a cutting-edge caper at the time: The New York Giants, using an elaborate spyglass-and-buzzer system, would have the opposing team’s signs relayed from their center-field clubhouse at the Polo Grounds to the bullpen and then to the batter, passing along valuableFULL STORY

Kenya’s ice hockey team have Olympic-sized dreams

Kenya might be known more for producing the world’s greatest long distance runners than for winter athletes, but the country’s only ice hockey team hoped a trip to Canada would help change that narrative. Earlier this week, the Kenya Ice Lions, who have nobody to playFULL STORY

SPORTS BRIEFS

TENNIS Osaka-Stephens face-off set Naomi Osaka and Sloane Stephens, the last two US Open champions, are to make their career debuts at the WTA Finals by playing each other in their first match in Singapore tomorrow. The initial stage of the eight-player WTA Finals field is aFULL STORY

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