Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards to hold talks with social media giants as ex-Man City ace looks to end vile abuse

MICAH RICHARDS intends to speak with social media giants and demand they eradicate horrific racial abuse from their platforms. Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha and Wycombe’s Adebayo Akinfenwa are among the high-profile names to experience racist abuse online in recent years. Instagram did take proactive steps this week by deleting the account of a vile user […]

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England’s Joe Root batted ‘out of this world’ in ‘perfect example’ of how to play spin, says Rob Key

Rob Key says Joe Root batted “out of this world” as he delivered a “perfect example” of how to play spin during his double century in England’s win over Sri Lanka in Galle. England captain Root scored 228 – his 18th Test hundred and fourth double ton – and collected more runs with the sweep shot than he had done […]

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Jonny Bairstow says victories like England’s first-Test win over Sri Lanka reward for ‘tough’ bubble life

Jonny Bairstow says victories like England’s seven-wicket success over Sri Lanka in Galle are reward for the difficulties of bubble life. Bairstow (35no) shared an unbroken 62-run partnership with debutant Dan Lawrence (21no) to usher England to their victory target of 74 after the tourists had been reduced to 14-3 on day four. The batsman – recalled to play his […]

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Greatest Test team: Virat Kohli’s 2018 India storm past Australia 1959 to reach the semi-finals

Virat Kohli’s 2018 India side clinched their place in the semi-finals of the Greatest Test Team with a 3-1 series victory over Richie Benaud’s 1959 Australians. Cheteshwar Pujara led from the front in the first Test with an innings of 150 spanning seven hours which led his side to 417 all out. The Australians struggled in reply against the wily […]

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Kane Williamson’s double century puts New Zealand on course for series sweep over Pakistan

Skipper Kane Williamson smashed his fourth Test double-hundred while Henry Nicholls and Daryl Mitchell notched up centuries to fuel New Zealand’s bid for a 2-0 series sweep in the second and final Test against Pakistan on Tuesday. Williamson scored 238 and collaborated in a marathon 369-run partnership, a New Zealand record for the fourth wicket, with Nicholls, who made 157. […]

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Premier League Darts to drop ‘challengers’ format, says Matt Porter

PDC chief executive Matt Porter has confirmed that this year’s Premier League Darts line-up will be revealed following the World Championship final, although the ‘Challengers’ format will not return for a third consecutive campaign. The concept was introduced in 2019 following Gary Anderson’s withdrawal through injury, and although Luke Humphries was the solitary ‘challenger’ to register victory, it has provided […]

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