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New Zealand men abandon Pakistan tour after ‘government security alert’

New Zealand’s men team have abandoned their tour of Pakistan following a New Zealand government “security alert”. The Black Caps were due to play Pakistan in the first of three one-day internationals in Rawalpindi on Friday before moving to Lahore for a five-match Twenty20 series. England’s men’s and women’s teams are due to play in …

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Mason Plumlee is the Passing Big Man the Hornets Needed..

If the NBA has taught us anything recently, it’s that versatility and adaptability continue to breed success. The best teams and the ones playing regularly into May and June have handfuls of players who can do some of everything – shoot, score, rebound, pass, handle the ball, defend multiple positions, switch and function in a …

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How Wolfsburg have risen to Bundesliga leaders

When Wolfsburg lost their coach in May despite having qualified for the Champions League, the doom-mongers might have expected a rapid decline. When new boss Mark van Bommel misunderstood the substitution rules and they were kicked out of the German Cup first round, their opening game of the season, fans also started worrying. But since then he …

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Mac vs. Zach: Rookie QBs highlight latest Pats-Jets showdown

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mac Jones and Zach Wilson are providing some fresh-faced buzz to an old AFC East rivalry that has gotten rather stale. All eyes will be on the rookie quarterbacks Sunday at MetLife Stadium when Jones’ New England Patriots square off against Wilson’s New York Jets. And both young signal callers …

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Sergio Ramírez: Nicaragua orders arrest of award-winning author

State prosecutors in Nicaragua have ordered the arrest of award-winning novelist Sergio Ramírez. Mr Ramírez, who won Spain’s Cervantes Prize for literature in 2017, is one of Nicaragua’s foremost writers. He has been accused of inciting hatred and conspiring to destabilise Nicaragua. Dozens of influential Nicaraguans have already been detained on similar charges as part …

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David Smith inspired by late grandfather as he retains boccia title in Tokyo

David Smith was crowned the Cristiano Ronaldo of boccia following his history-making gold in Tokyo as he revealed the feat was inspired by the supernatural presence of his late grandfather. The eccentric 32-year-old became the Paralympic-specific game’s most successful British player after retaining his individual BC1 title with a tense win over Malaysia’s Chew Wei …

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Kentucky basketball schedule 2021-22: Tubby Smith’s Rupp Arena return among Wildcats’ top nonconference games

Kentucky basketball on Monday released its non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2021-22 season and it’s jam-packed with goodies. Among the headline games on the slate include a season-opener against Duke in the Champions Classic, a potentially epic road showdown against Kansas scheduled for Jan. 29 inside Allen Fieldhouse and a homecoming game for championship-winning coach Tubby Smith. The Kentucky program …

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Ranking college basketball’s No. 1 prospects since 2006 based on their NCAA careers

Following the disappointing saga that led to the No. 1 prospect of the 2019 class, James Wiseman, playing only three college games, we were treated to a show last season by Cade Cunningham, who was 2020’s No. 1 overall prospect, according to 247Sports. The Oklahoma State guard produced countless highlights and helped his program to …

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