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Australia warm up with victory over Thunder

Australian netball coach Lisa Alexander said she was satisfied with her side’s performance following an exhibition match in Manchester.

The Australians continued their Commonwealth Games preparations with a hard-fought 58-52 victory over a Manchester Thunder Selection team that featured five Australians, including new recruit Chelsea Pitman and Games training partners Erin Bell, Rebecca Bulley, Karyn Bailey and Gabi Simpson.

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US Football team win ESPY

The U.S. Men's National Team won Best Moment at the ESPYs this evening for its 2-1 victory against Ghana in the team's opening group match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Natal, Brazil.

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Spanish World Cup winner signs for Indian club NorthEast United

NorthEast United Football Club has signed World Cup 2010 & European 2008 Championship Winner; Spanish Defender, Joan Capdevila as their Marquee player for the inaugural season Indian Super League. 

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Netball: Waratahs make dominant start to ANL campaign

Two dominant victories to start its campaign has seen the Netball NSW Waratahs go to the top of the ladder after round two of the 2014 Australian Netball League (ANL).

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Simon Kerrigan called up to England squad for 2nd Test

The England selectors today announced a 14-man squad for the 2nd Investec Test against India commencing Thursday 17 July at Lord’s. Alastair Cook’s squad includes Lancashire left arm spinner Simon Kerrigan who has been capped once at Test level.

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Fury begin Australian Netball League title defence

Defending champions Victorian Fury will begin their Australian Netball League title defence this weekend when Week 2 heads to Perth’s Challenge Stadium and the Anne Clark Netball Centre in Sydney.

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Seattle Sounders come from behind to stun Portland Timbers in Quarterfinals of U.S. Open Cup

In a match filled with heavy dramatics and swings, Seattle Sounders FC forward Kenny Cooper scored a game-winning goal in the 111th minute to lead Seattle past the Portland Timbers 3-1 in overtime of the quarterfinals of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washington.

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Nathan Lyon added to Australia A squad v India A

Cricket Australia (CA) today advises that Nathan Lyon has been added to the Australia A squad ahead of their second four-day match against India A, starting Sunday in Brisbane.

Commenting on the addition of Lyon, Selector on Duty Darren Lehmann said: “Nathan has been added to the squad to give him the opportunity to play some First Class cricket in preparation for Australia’s upcoming tour against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in October.”

Lyon is currently in Brisbane training at the National Cricket Centre.

Australia A’s second four-day match against India A starts on Sunday at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.

Shakib Al Hasan handed 6 month ban

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) today imposed a six-month playing ban on allrounder Shakib Al Hasan for breaching agreement terms under the National Player’s Contract. The cricketer will not be eligible for selection in the Bangladesh team and will not be allowed to participate in any competitive game, international or domestic,  during the suspension period. The Board also decided not to issue no objection certificate (NOC) to the player for participation in cricket competitions overseas until 31 December 2015. The sanctions will come into effect immediately. The decisions were taken at the 6th meeting of the Board of Directors.

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Force undefeated after opening round of Australian Netball League

The Southern Force sit on top of the ladder undefeated after the opening round of the 2014 Australian Netball League (ANL) in Tasmania.

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