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England’s Joe Root builds up response to Pakistan

England are counting on Joe Root as they rally against Pakistan in day 2 of the second Test in Dubai. At close of play, Root is unbeaten on 76 as part of England’s total of 182/3 in the first innings. He made a 3rd wicket partnership of 113 with captain Alastair Cook 65; Jonny Bairstow Read More

Sri Lanka maintain lead against Windies in Colombo Test

The West Indies are still trailing as Sri Lanka enter their second innings in day 2 of the second Test at Colombo. In reply to the host nation’s 200 all out, the Windies were bowled out for 163 in the their first innings; opener Kraigg Brathwaite top scored with 47. Bowling for Sri Lanka, Dhammika Read More

Premier League fixtures for October 24 and 25

Saturday, October 24 Aston Villa vs Swansea City Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Norwich City vs West Bromwich Albion Stoke City vs Watford West Ham United vs Chelsea Arsenal vs Everton Sunday, October 25 Manchester United vs Manchester City Sunderland vs Newcastle United Bournemouth vs Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool vs Southampton (Image source: The Guardian)

FIFA to make decision on Beckenbauer over World Cup bids

A FIFA committee will decide on whether to take action against German legend Franz Beckenbauer for his part in the vote for the next two World Cups. Beckenbauer, who won the World Cup with West Germany in 1974, was banned by FIFA for 90 days for failing to cooperate in the inquiry over the bids, Read More

England’s Stokes may miss 2nd Test against Pakistan over stomach virus

England are worried about all-rounder Ben Stokes, who could miss the second Test against Pakistan due to a stomach virus. Captain Alastair Cook says he “wasn’t well at all” when he missed training on Tuesday. Stokes hit a half-century and took four wickets in the first Test, which ended in a draw. Samit Patel, who Read More

India’s Virender Sehwag announces retirement from international cricket

India batsman Virender Sehwag is retiring from the international game. Sehwag broke the news on Twitter on his 37th birthday, adding that he’ll also retire from the Indian Premier League. Sehwag has already committed to the Masters Champions League, a T20 tournament for retired players based in the UAE. Considered one of India’s best opening Read More

Jays to rekindle rivalry in ALCS opener against Royals in Kansas City

The Toronto Blue Jays begin Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals, tonight at Kauffman Stadium. Starting tonight are Marco Estrada for the Jays against Edinson Volquez for the Royals. (Image source: The Score)

Premier League fixtures for October 17-19

Saturday, October 17 Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool Chelsea vs Aston Villa Crystal Palace vs West Ham United Everton vs Manchester United Manchester City vs Bournemouth Southampton vs Leicester City West Bromwich Albion vs Sunderland Watford vs Arsenal Sunday, October 18 Newcastle United vs Norwich City Monday, October 19 Swansea City vs Stoke City (Image source: Read More

Toronto FC clinch first ever playoff berth

Toronto FC booked a spot in the MLS playoffs for the first time in the 9-year-old team’s history, defeating the New York Red Bulls 2-1 Wednesday at BMO Field. TFC will host Columbus Crew on Saturday. (Image source: The Score)

Jays beat Rangers in ALDS, move on to face Royals

The Toronto Blue Jays advance to the American League Championship Series after Wednesday night’s wild 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers to close their AL Division Series at the Rogers Centre. Starting Friday, the men in blue will visit the Kansas City Royals, who beat the Houston Astros 7-2 in their ALDS contest, also on Wednesday Read More

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