Nottingham Forest in talks over £10million deal to sign ex-Reading star Omar Richards from Bayern Munich

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Nottingham Forest are in discussions over a potential move to sign Omar Richards this summer. The 24-year-old completed a sensational move from Reading to Bayern Munich 12 months ago as he looked to challenge himself with one of the biggest clubs in world football. Since moving to the German champions, Richards has made 17 appearances […]

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Root, Bairstow slam unbeaten tons as England beat India to level series 2-2

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“Sometimes teams will be better than us, but no one will be braver than us,” proclaimed England skipper Ben Stokes at the presentation after high quality, unbeaten hundreds from Jonny Bairstow (114*) and Joe Root (142*) helped England chase down the highest ever fourth-innings total on English soil. The result denied India a series win.

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IND vs ENG 5th Test: Fourth-innings bowling failure, or third-innings batting failure?

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In the last three overseas Tests, in Johannesburg and Cape Town vs South Africa and Edgbaston vs England, the Indian bowling lineup has taken a combined tally of only nine wickets in the fourth innings. This lineup includes Bumrah, Shami, Siraj, Umesh Yadav (in Cape Town) and Shardul Thakur, that many reckon is the “best-ever” seam bowling lineup India have had.

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Paul Pogba to have Juventus medical on Saturday with ex-Manchester United midfielder to sign ‘four-year contract’ with former club

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Paul Pogba is set to have his medical with Juventus on Saturday, with the midfielder set to sign a four-year contract with his former club. The Frenchman became a free agent on July 1 as his contract with Manchester United came to an end. He returned to Old Trafford in 2016 for a then world-record […]

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England among front runners for Women’s European Championship with Sarina Wiegman’s side hoping to use home advantage to their benefit

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The Women’s European Championship is finally upon us as the top stars on the continent prepare to do battle. The tournament is being held in England and offers a chance to show the football world just how far the women’s game has progressed with hundreds of thousands of fans expected to turn out to watch […]

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We will review why batters are failing in 3rd innings of Test matches: Dravid

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India head coach Rahul Dravid on Tuesday said the repeated failures of his batters in the 'third' innings of a Test match is a matter of concern and they will sit with the national selectors to address the issue. The Indian team, under Dravid's tutelage, has lost its last three overseas Test matches -- two in South Africa and one in Birmingham.

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India register second draw in Women’s Hockey WC, held 1-1 by China

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India were held to a 1-1 draw by China, their second consecutive identical result in Pool B, at the FIH Women's Hockey World Cup. Jiali Zheng gave China the lead in the 26th minute before Vandana Katariya equalised for India in the 45th minute. India drew 1-1 against Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist England in their tournament opener. India will play New Zealand in their final pool match on Thursday.

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Marten de Roon posts hilarious ‘holiday photo’ as Atalanta midfielder pokes fun at football’s social media generation

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Marten de Roon has hilariously poked fun at his fellow professionals by posting ‘a holiday photo’ on his social media. The Atalanta star, who is known in England for his time with Middlesbrough in the 2016/17 season, is renowned for being one of the more light-hearted footballers on social media as he pokes fun at […]

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Lakers are reportedly dragging their feet on Kyrie trade | FIRST THINGS FIRST

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The Los Angeles Lakers were rumored to be a landing spot for Kyrie Irving should the Brooklyn Nets agree on a trade, but reports coming out of Los Angeles reveal that the Lakers aren't being 'aggressive' in negotiations. Nick Wright and Chris Broussard decide whether it's a mistake for the Lakers to be dragging their feet on this deal, and whether or not they think it eventually will happen for the Lakers and Kyrie.

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Boxing schedule 2022: All major fights, dates and results including the Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua rematch, Tyson Fury, Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury, Floyd Mayweather and Ricky Hatton

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The 2022 boxing calendar is already packed with plenty of exciting action in store for the months ahead. The heavyweight division is bound to entertain as Anthony Joshua has triggered his contractual clause for a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, while Tyson Fury knocked out Dillian Whyte. Here is a list of the major fights scheduled […]

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Updated World Test Championship Points Table After India’s Humbling Loss In Edgbaston Test To England

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The complete lack of application from the batters in the second innings, and the lack of any proper tactics and plans while bowling in the second innings were big reasons behind India embarrassing loss at Edgbaston.

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Wimbledon star Nick Kyrgios to appear in Australian court on domestic abuse charge

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Tennis star Nick Kyrgios will appear in court in Australia in August after being charged with domestic abuse. Kyrgios, currently preparing for a Wimbledon quarter-final, has been accused of assaulting a former girlfriend in December of last year. “ACT Policing can confirm a 27-year-old Watson man is scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates Court on […]

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Brandon Williams angrily grabbed Christian Eriksen but then hugged him when he realised who fouled him during Premier League game – now the pair could be Manchester United teammates

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There was a lovely moment in the Premier League last season when Brandon Williams and Christian Eriksen clashed. Williams, on loan at Norwich from Manchester United, was seemingly rugby tackled by Eriksen – then playing for Brentford – and his initial anger turned into a hug when he realised who had brought him down. Eriksen […]

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IND vs ENG 5th Test: Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow power mad dash to 378

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When England skipper Ben Stokes elected to field on Day One, saying his side is confident of chasing down scores like they had done against New Zealand, there was a lot of criticism and debate since Edgbaston generally favours teams batting first. But as England reached 259/3 in their chase of 378 on Day Four on Monday, one got a feeling he knew what he was talking about. Hello ‘Bazball’!

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Officials to investigate allegations of racist abuse in crowd during England vs India Test match at Edgbaston

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An investigation is to be launched into allegations of racist abuse in the crowd during England’s fifth Test against India at Edgbaston. Officials have vowed to look into social media claims, which have been highlighted by former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq, of discriminatory language by spectators on day four of the Test on Monday. Responding […]

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Bumrah: Keeping calm under pressure and giving Indian cricket new option

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Behind those sunglasses, Brendon McCullum gave away very little, but it wasn't difficult to read his facial expression once Alex Lees was run-out after a horrible mix-up with Joe Root. Within minutes, for England it had gone from being 'Bazball' to 'Bust ball' as 107 for no loss turned to 109 for 3.

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Stokes’ leadership battle with Bumrah is fascinating sidelight to entertaining game: Chappell

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Jasprit Bumrah's appointment as India's stand-in Test captain is a "courageous decision" based on his "tactical nous", and his leadership duel with England skipper Ben Stokes is providing a fascinating sidelight to an entertaining game in Birmingham, feels the legendary Ian Chappell.

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Christian Eriksen’s collapse left many fearing for his life, with Marcus Rashford among those praying for his health, now midfielder could call him a teammate in new era at Manchester United under Erik ten Hag

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Christian Eriksen’s return to football following his collapse at Euro 2020 is astonishing enough – but now he could be on the verge of signing for one of the Premier League giants. The former Spurs midfielder helped turn Brentford‘s season around after signing on deadline day in January, providing four assists across his six-month stint […]

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‘Stokes’ leadership battle with Bumrah is fascinating sidelight to entertaining game’

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Jasprit Bumrah's appointment as India's stand-in Test captain is a "courageous decision" based on his "tactical nous", and his leadership duel with England skipper Ben Stokes is providing a fascinating sidelight to an entertaining game in Birmingham, feels the legendary Ian Chappell.

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Warriors reportedly have interest in re-acquiring Kevin Durant | THE HERD

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First Thing’s First Host Chris Broussard joins Colin Cowherd to discuss the latest in the NBA. Broussard begins with the Golden State Warriors having interest in the services of Kevin Durant. Durant won two championships in Golden State alongside Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson.

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Everton join Newcastle and West Ham in race to sign Armando Broja with Chelsea starlet targeted as potential Richarlison replacement following Tottenham switch

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Everton have made an approach to sign Armando Broja from Chelsea this summer. The Toffees are looking to kick on after narrowly avoiding relegation last term with Frank Lampard determined to push the club up the Premier League table this term. As part of their plans to rebuild, Everton have been tasked with raising funds, […]

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Raptors revealed as rumored landing spot for Kevin Durant | FIRST THINGS FIRST

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The number of hats being thrown in the ring for a Kevin Durant trade is growing by the day, and one of the teams looking like a likely landing spot is the Toronto Raptors. Antoine Walker joins First Things First to share whether he believes the Brooklyn Nets would trade to the Raptors, and what a KD let Toronto team could look like.

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India vs England Edgbaston 5th Test Day 4 LIVE Score Updates: Jasprit Bumrah Provides India Breakthrough At Stroke Of Tea, England Need 271 More

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IND vs ENG Test Score Updates: Jasprit Bumrah bowled a ripper to get rid of Zak Crawley in fourth innings of the ongoing 5th Test vs England.

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