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Rain forces 0-0 draw in Bangladesh vs South Africa Test series

Heavy showers in Mirpur forced an early end to the 2-match Test series between Bangladesh and South Africa, the series now ends in a 0-0 draw. The weather only allowed for the first day of play in the 2nd match, with Bangladesh on 246/8 in the first innings. (Image source: ESPN Cricinfo)

Guptill, Latham set up 10-wicket win for New Zealand

Martin Guptill and Tom Latham plotted New Zealand’s revenge on Zimbabwe, and in a remarkable way. The Kiwis levelled the 3-match series 1-1 after beating the hosts by 10 wickets at the 2nd ODI at Harare. Sikandar Raza’s unbeaten 100 brought Zimbabwe to 235/9 from 50 overs. New Zealand bowler Ish Sodhi picked up 3/38 Read More

Second day at Mirpur washed out

Heavy rain in Mirpur washed out day 2 of the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa. The hosts are still at 246/8 in the first innings; captain Mushfiqur Rahim made 65, and Mominul Haque added 40. Bowling for the Proteas, Dale Steyn took 3/30 from 16.1, and JP Duminy took 3/27 from 15 overs. Read More

The Ashes: Anderson out for 4th Test, Lyth doubtful

England’s 8-wicket victory over Australia is a bittersweet one, now that prolific fast bowler Jimmy Anderson has been ruled out of the fourth Test. England’s greatest Test wicket taker suffered a side strain after 2 days in the third Test. The Three Lions are also worried about the performance of opening batsman Adam Lyth, who Read More

The Ashes: Ian Bell pushes England to 2-1 series lead

Ian Bell added the final touches to England’s 8-wicket triumph over Australia after three days in the third Test at Edgbaston. The Aussies were bowled out for 265 in the second innings: David Warner 77, wicketkeeper Peter Nevill 59, Mitchell Starc 58. England bowler and player of the match Steven Finn picked up 6/79 from Read More

TFC gearing up for away match against Revs

Toronto FC will be off to Foxboro, Massachusetts on Saturday to face the New England Revolution. The two sides are meeting for the second time this season. (Image source: Toronto Star)

Beijing chosen as host city for 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. The Chinese capital was selected over its only competitor, Almaty in Kazakhstan. The 2008 Summer Games were also in Beijing, making this the first time a city would have hosted in both summer and winter. (Image source: Fortune)

NBA to host first African exhibition game in Johannesburg

The NBA is making a historic trip to Africa. The league’s first exhibition game on the continent will feature Team Africa, captained by South Sudanese-born Luol Deng of the Miami Heat, and Team World, led by Clippers point guard Chris Paul. It takes place Saturday at 9am Eastern Time at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. Read More

Jays bring in Mark Lowe, Ben Revere ahead of trade deadline

The Major League Baseball trade deadline passed at 4pm today, so the Blue Jays squeezed in two more transfers: they’ve acquired relief pitcher Mark Lowe from the Seattle Mariners for 3 prospects, and outfielder Ben Revere from the Philadelphia Phillies for 2 minor-league players. Tonight, Drew Hutchison takes to the mound for the Jays in Read More

Jays acquire pitcher David Price from Detroit

The Toronto Blue Jays have picked up pitcher David Price from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt. This is after the Jays acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies. “Tulo” made a big debut in last night’s 8-2 victory over the Phillies. As for tonight, Marco Estrada Read More

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