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Tigers’ Spencer Turnbull shuts down Seattle for fifth no-hitter of MLB season

Spencer Turnbull pitched the fifth no-hitter in the majors already this season, sending the Detroit Tigers to a 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Turnbull, who led the big leagues in losses when he went 3-17 two years ago, had never gone more than seven innings in any of his previous 49 […]

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Australian bowlers and Cameron Bancroft ‘clear the air’ over ball tampering

The four Australia bowlers who played in the Cape Town Test match in 2018 have been in touch with Cameron Bancroft to “clear the air” following comments made by the batsman about ball-tampering, captain Tim Paine has said. Speaking to the Guardian last week, Bancroft was asked directly if Australia’s bowlers knew about the plan […]

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Baker and Tapper among rugby stars set to play for equal pay in US sevens league

Perry Baker, a double World Rugby player of the year, leads a slate of men’s and women’s “ambassadors” signed to play for equal pay in Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), a new US professional competition in the shortened form of rugby union. Men’s US Eagles Carlin Isles, Danny Barrett, Stephen Tomasin and Folau Niua are also […]

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Steve Clarke turns to Scotland youth and sets challenge for Billy Gilmour

Steve Clarke has urged Billy Gilmour to demonstrate “how good he is” after the Chelsea teenager was named in Scotland’s squad for the European Championship. This marks Gilmour’s first call-up to the A squad, emphasising his meteoric rise. Clarke admitted “circumstances” – namely injuries to Gilmour’s fellow midfielders Ryan Jack and Kenny McLean – played […]

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LeBron v Steph: the NBA’s play-in tournament gets a dream matchup

When the NBA first introduced the play-in tournament, the idea was to further incentivize the normally humdrum final days of the regular season by giving more teams something to play for. That vision was realized on Sunday’s frenetic final day that saw all 30 teams in action and implications up and down the standings. But […]

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Germany end Müller’s and Hummels’ exiles with recalls to Euros squad

World Cup winners Thomas Müller and Mats Hummels have secured a return to the Germany team for the first time in more than two years after Joachim Löw included them in his 26-man Euro 2020 squad. Müller and Hummels, winners of the 2014 World Cup under Löw, were some of the players dropped after Germany’s […]

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Manchester City want Harry Kane and plan talks with Tottenham

Manchester City want to sign Harry Kane and plan to hold talks over a potential deal for the Tottenham striker. Kane is open to joining City but he and his suitors are aware that negotiations with Daniel Levy will be far from straightforward. Tottenham’s chairman is not inclined to sell Kane, who has told the […]