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Aditi Ashok’s big smile radiated when asked about her waterproofs, which will certainly come in handy during Wednesday’s water-logged day at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship.

“It’s too hot to wear the waterproofs, so what do you do?” said Ashok, who hoped to walk Miramar Golf Country Club today. The 19-year old from Bangalore, India, just squeaked into this week’s field, finding out on Sunday evening that she was in the tournament – her first appearance of this Asia Swing – following In Gee Chun’s withdrawal.

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The U.S. U-17 Men's National Team claimed a dominant 3-0 win against host India in their first Group A match at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

A raucous crowd of 46,312 turned out to support India for the nation's first FIFA World Cup game at any level, but the USA was unfazed by the boisterous atmosphere and through a wealth of possession carved out numerous chances throughout the first half before a clever move from captain Josh Sargent earned a penalty kick that he then converted in the 30th minute to give the U.S. a lead it would never relinquish. 

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The new changes to the Laws of Cricket, issued by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) will come into full effect around the world this coming Sunday 1st October 2017, with the changes covering all levels of the game.

The new Code of Laws is being introduced into the game for the first time since 2000, making it the biggest change for almost two decades. The 2017 Code is the sixth of its kind written by MCC since 1788, when it first drew up the MCC Code of Laws, with the others being published in 1835, 1947, 1980 and 2000.

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Cricket Australia has today confirmed that Ashton Agar will return home from the Tour of India with a broken finger. Team Doctor Richard Saw said: “Ashton injured his right little finger whilst fielding in the match last night. 

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The BLACKCAPS have named nine players in their One Day International squad to take on India next month, with six more to be added from the New Zealand A side currently touring.

The two sides will square off in three ODIs, the first of which will be in Mumbai on 22 October. Three Twenty20s will follow the series, with the squad for this to be announced when the remainder of the ODI team is named. 

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Australia won a much needed toss to go on the front foot in the third ODI at Indore, opting to bat first forcing the Indian fielders to spend time under the hot sun in Madhya Pradesh.

India were unsurprisingly unchanged heading into this game on the back of an impressive run of 8 straight wins, with Virat Kohli also chasing his 6th consecutive ODI series win as Indian skipper.

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The Canadian Davis Cup team’s spot in the elite 16-team World Group has been cemented for a seventh consecutive year following Denis Shapovalov’s 6-3, 7-6(1), 6-3 victory over Ramkumar Ramanathan of India on Sunday. The 18-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont. captured a straight-sets win to secure Canada’s triumph over India in their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off tie at Edmonton’s Northland Coliseum. The final score for the weekend is 3-2 in Canada’s favour following a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 loss by Canada’s Brayden Schnur to Yuki Bhambri in the last match of the weekend.

Shapovalov, ranked world No. 51, exuded confidence from the beginning of his two hour and five minute battle against Indian No. 1 Ramanathan. A total of 23 of Shapovalov’s 30 winners came on the forehand, while his powerful serve was another impressive point of play, with his fastest serve clocking in at 213 km/h. In his third-ever Davis Cup tie, and first as the team’s No. 1 player, Shapovalov posted a 2-0 record.

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