England named uncapped Maia Bouchier and Charlie Dean in squad for T20 series against New Zealand

Maia Bouchier and Charlie Dean have earned their first call-ups to the England Women squad for the three-match T20 series against New Zealand in September. Bouchier has scored half-centuries in both the 20-over Charlotte Edwards Cup and 50-over Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for Southern Vipers so far this season, while she contributed 92 runs during Southern Brave’s run to the […]

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Tokyo Paralympics: Mood in ParalympicsGB camp extraordinary, says Chef de Mission Penny Briscoe

Penny Briscoe, ParalympicsGB’s Chef de Mission, says the mood in their camp is “extraordinary” as ParalympicsGB’s athletes perform their final preparations ahead of the delayed Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. A British team made up of 227 athletes across 19 of the 22 Paralympic sports are gearing up to commence competition in Japan after a challenging build-up severely affected by the […]

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John Kiely hails Limericks incredible achievement while Cork manager Kieran Kingston says Treaty were on another level

John Kiely could not hide his delight at full-time. After leading Limerick to a third All-Ireland title in four years, he has steered the county to new heights. Limerick put in a stunning display, amassing 3-32 in a dominant victory. Limerick reign supreme with All-Ireland final masterclass “Incredible. It’s hard to believe it,” he told Sky Sports. “We’ve been building […]

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Maria Andrejczyk: Javelin star auctions off Tokyo 2020 silver medal to help fund boys £280,000 surgery

Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk has auctioned off her Tokyo 2020 silver medal to help fund heart surgery for an eight-month-old boy. Andrejczyk, who came fourth at Rio 2016, recovered from bone cancer following a diagnosis in 2018, and went on to claim silver at the recent Olympic Games in Japan. The 25-year-old wanted to help a stranger following her […]

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James Horan immensely proud of Mayo players after Dublin victory while Dessie Farrell laments flat second-half display

Mayo delivered Dublin’s first championship defeat since 2014. The Dubs’ 45-match unbeaten run in the championship came to an end. Brian Fenton tasted a championship defeat for the first time. Mayo secured their first win over the Sky Blues in 15 attempts. The records tumbled. But the big one for Mayo is still to be achieved: ending their 70-year wait […]

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Dom Bess leaves England squad, Saqib Mahmood added as cover for second Test against India

Dom Bess has left England’s squad for the second Test against India on Thursday, with seamer Saqib Mahmood called up as cover for Stuart Broad. Broad is a doubt for the match after sitting out Tuesday’s net session at Lord’s with discomfort in his calf. The Nottinghamshire bowler will be assessed by medics before a final decision is made over […]

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Haseeb Hameed is making a very strong case for England recall, says coach Chris Silverwood

England head coach Chris Silverwood says opening batsman Haseeb Hameed is putting forward a “very strong case” for a recall ahead of the second Test against India at Lord’s. The 24-year-old made an impressive start in Test cricket, averaging 43.80 across three matches in India in 2016, but after a broken finger prevented him playing any further part in that […]

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Royal London Cup: Alex Lees produces career-best knock as Durham beat Essex Eagles

Alex Lees produced a career-best knock of 126 to guide Durham to a nail-biting two-wicket win via the Duckworth Lewis Stern method over Essex Eagles in their Royal London Cup clash at the Emirates Riverside. Lees anchored the Durham chase single-handed as no other player in the batting order passed 25, notching his second ton of the campaign. Durham vs […]

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