• Loyalty to England saw Pietersen turn down Pakistan role
Loyalty to England saw Pietersen turn down Pakistan role

However, committee chairman Mike Brearley said Amir deserved an opportunity to make a return to Test cricket. "Runs are important as that's what keeps you in the team", the right-hander added. Root denied England's middle-order would be weakened by his promotion and the ongoing absence through injury of all-rounder Ben Stokes. Yes, he was out o...

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  • Quintana focused on holding Froome at bay
Quintana focused on holding Froome at bay

The tour is rich in history, sporting rivalries, triumphs and failures. But with two Tour de France titles already in his saddlebag, the Tinkoff leader has a well-earned reputation as a fearless attacker. Could they work together properly? The first event is a single-rider time trial and that means that the victor at the end of stage one will be ...

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  • Bryant's blast off Sale highlights Cubs' All-Star outing
Bryant's blast off Sale highlights Cubs' All-Star outing

We saw it again Tuesday night at Petco Park when the 87th edition of the All-Star Game was contested, when a pristine field suggested that if the Padres had the sort of talent in their lineup that obviously exists within their grounds crew, San Diego would win a heck of a lot more games.

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  • Jordan Rodgers reveals on 'Bachelorette' he doesn't talk to brother Aaron
Jordan Rodgers reveals on 'Bachelorette' he doesn't talk to brother Aaron

JoJo asked with a look of dismay, which people on Twitter interpreted as her realizing she wouldn't have a shot at free Packers tickets. When the time came for JoJo to hand out the final rose to either Alex or James Taylor, JoJo bolted from the ceremony.

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  • Golf's Olympic future in doubt - Bach
Golf's Olympic future in doubt - Bach

Rory McIlroy and the rest of the Olympic male refuseniks have come under attack from the women's game, with a top official claiming "they have let down the rest of the sport very badly". "If there's Olympic Games down in Johannesburg, would guys pull out because of malaria?" I know you had to make it just for you. JORDAN SPIETH has labelled his d...

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  • Mashed potatoes: Former Idaho minor leaguers hit All-Star homers
Mashed potatoes: Former Idaho minor leaguers hit All-Star homers

In a humorous twist, he was a member of the Royals when they won the title last season , so it was his former teammates Hosmer and Perez taking him deep and winning long-term bragging rights. Honestly, I was just out there thinking. It's just the games played in our stadiums that often fall short. "But you have to be able to execute", said...

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  • Eric Hosmer Named All-Star Game MVP As AL Wins
Eric Hosmer Named All-Star Game MVP As AL Wins

Encarnacion raced to third on a double by Boston's Xander Bogarts and scored on a single by Hosmer, the second RBI by the Royals first baseman. "'He was already one of my favorite guys in the league, ' Hosmer said". "I just wanted to be aggressive, go up there, see a couple of pitches, let my nerves soak in and take it from there". Home field...

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  • Big Papi gets a throne for his All-Star finale
Big Papi gets a throne for his All-Star finale

Ortiz's 10th and final All-Star Game had all the ingredients for a poignant goodbye - except time and exposure. The left-hander said one moment from 2013 stood out as his favorite memory from playing with Ortiz. It's a wonderful career but it takes a lot of work. Sometimes a guy like myself can speak to them. "It's like daddy talking". Added Jo...

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  • Rory McIlroy admits drug testing needs to be tighter in golf
Rory McIlroy admits drug testing needs to be tighter in golf

NOT TONIGHT, DEERE: Spieth, whose first PGA Tour win was the 2013 John Deere Classic (he won it again past year the week prior to the Open at St. Andrews), said he won't be back to defend his title this summer, because the tournament is on opposite the Olympics.

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  • Royals power AL to All-Star victory
Royals power AL to All-Star victory

Royals teammate Salvador Perez launched a go-ahead two-run homer for the AL, which will have home-field advantage in the World Series for the fourth straight year. with a 13-1 mark, backed by a 2.47 ERA. "The Major League Baseball All-Star Game will have a significant, positive impact on San Diego ", Joe Terzi, president and CEO of the San D...

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  • F1 British GP: Mercedes withdraws appeal against Rosberg penalty
F1 British GP: Mercedes withdraws appeal against Rosberg penalty

The Team accepts the Stewards' interpretation of the regulation, their decision and the associated penalty. The world champion went over to celebrate with the fans at Club corner after parking his vehicle up at the end of the race before soaking up their cheers on the podium.

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  • McIlroy relief with 'selfish' Olympics decision
McIlroy relief with 'selfish' Olympics decision

I'd be like, yeah, well, sometimes it goes like that, it goes in cycles. "I don't feel like I've let the game down at all", he said. In the hearts and minds of golfers the world over, it is the Postage Stamp hole, so deemed by William Park Jr., the British Open champion in 1887 and 1889, who while working for Golf Illustrated wrote of the green...

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  • F1 British GP: Mercedes withdraws appeal against Rosberg penalty
F1 British GP: Mercedes withdraws appeal against Rosberg penalty

The Team accepts the Stewards' interpretation of the regulation, their decision and the associated penalty. The world champion went over to celebrate with the fans at Club corner after parking his vehicle up at the end of the race before soaking up their cheers on the podium.

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  • Ginsburg Faces Off With Trump
Ginsburg Faces Off With Trump

But Schultz says Trump probably also went beyond what he should do: "May be okay to criticize the Court, but to personally attack somebody, especially personally attack a Supreme Court justice, again does go beyond the bounds". "For her to have done that is an absolute disgrace to the Supreme Court". "Or, if he is elected president, to tell him wha...

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  • Pogba Would Be ?100m Wasted, Ex-Frenchman Warns Man United
Pogba Would Be ?100m Wasted, Ex-Frenchman Warns Man United

Reports in France claim Juventus and Manchester United are interested in Newcastle United's Moussa Sissoko. The Arsenal legend also believes Man United should bid £100 million for Barcelona's Luis Suarez rather than sign the Juventus and France midfielder for that fee.

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  • Amir's Return to Lord's Makes Graeme Swann Feel Sick
Amir's Return to Lord's Makes Graeme Swann Feel Sick

But there was no mistaking the whippy left-arm action as Mohammad Amir ran into bowl against Somerset at Taunton last week or the "airplane" celebration that greeted his three first-innings wickets. 4 and 5 positions heading into the series, England's lower middle-order has been prolific of late. Gary Ballance's return in place of Nick Co...

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  • Pogba not in a hurry to quit Juventus, agent says
Pogba not in a hurry to quit Juventus, agent says

Both are class acts, Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is already viewed as a world class footballer with Tottenham's Dele Alli is viewed as a player of world class potential. "For £100m, I would buy Suarez from Barcelona", Petit told Yahoo Eurosport . He is also incredibly skillful, with the ability to produce defence splitting passes from nearly ...

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  • Ko back in contention after a morning 66
Ko back in contention after a morning 66

But she went on to have rollercoaster of a day, beginning with back-to-back bogeys on her third and fourth holes to drop out of a share of the lead. If Ko (19 years, 2 months, 16 days) wins Sunday, she will break Inbee Park's mark as the youngest victor of the U.S.

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  • Rangers avoid arbitration hearing, come to terms with J.T. Miller
Rangers avoid arbitration hearing, come to terms with J.T. Miller

It was the first time that the 2011 1st round draft pick (15th overall) played more than 58 games in a season, and he didn't disappoint. There has been plenty of speculation that the team and Kreider might accept a one-year deal for just over $4 million, which would allow him to become a free agent again next summer, though certainly the club wou...

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  • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' appeal rejected by federal court
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' appeal rejected by federal court

On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, a federal appeals court has rejected Tom Brady's attempt to get a new hearing on his suspension. Barring another legal twist, Brady will be suspended for the first four games of the season, meaning backup Jimmy Garoppolo will start in his absence.

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