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England-A beat Pakistan-A by seven wickets

England-A beats Pakistan-A by seven wickets in one day game of second cricket match of triangular series. Batting first, Pakistan-A scored 244 runs all out in 46 overs. In reply, England-A achieved the target in 36.2 overs for the loss of three wickets.

Anderson, Stokes, Rashid in England squad for 2nd test

James Anderson, Ben Stokes and Adil Rashid have been named in an expanded 14-man England squad for the second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford. Anderson and Stokes are included after recovering from injury, having played against each other in the County Championship match at Southport, but it is the inclusion of Rashid, the legspinner, that is the most intriguing name. Rashid offers England both the possibility of playing two spinners or the option of dropping Moeen Ali, who endured a poor game at Lord’s and has a bowling average of 92 in seven Tests this year. In seven County Championship matches this season, Rashid has taken 20 wickets at 35.30 and scored 337 runs at 37.44. Rashid played in all three of the Tests between England and Pakistan in the UAE before Christmas.

Mohammad Hafeez to reapply for bowling test

Pakistan opener Mohammad Hafeez has completed his one-year bowling ban, imposed on him by the ICC for having an elbow flex in his bowling action in excess of 15 degrees, and the off-spinner is expected to appear for another biomechanics test within a fortnight The 35-year-old was slapped with the ban after he failed a test carried out in Chennai in July 2015, having been flagged in the Test series against Sri Lanka last year. The ban officially ended on the fourth day of the Lord’s Test on July 17 as Pakistan recorded a historic win at the home of cricket. Since the ban, Hafeez has been working hard on fixing his bowling action at the National Cricket Academy as well as during practice sessions with the national team. A knee injury sustained during the WorldT20 set back his training regime but Hafeez is slowly making his way back and is likely to appear in the ICC-accredited Loughborough biomechanics lab towards the end of the ongoing Test series

India to start as favourites against Windies

West Indies and India commence a four-Test series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday with the visitors heavily favoured to extend a 14-year unbeaten run against the hosts. Such is the gap in performances between the two teams that anything less than a 3-0 triumph by the Indians will see them lose rating points in their quest to close the gap on Australia at the top of the official international Test rankings. Despite an outstanding 2016 for the West Indies in shorter forms of the game, which has seen success at the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, triumph for both the men’s and women’s teams at the World T20 in India and an encouraging effort in reaching the final of the Tri-Nation One-Day International Series on home soil last month, they continue to struggle in the traditional Test arena.

Wrestling

Wrestlers sue WWE over neurological injuries, seek damages

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Inc was sued by Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and dozens of other retired male and female wrestlers seeking to hold it responsible for neurological injuries they claimed to suffer by participating in its bouts. The complaint was filed on behalf of more than 50 plaintiffs who have performed with WWE or its predecessors since the 1970s, including Joseph “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis and Paul “Mr. Wonderful” Orndorff. It accused Stamford, Connecticut-based WWE and Chairman Vince McMahon of intentionally classifying wrestlers as “independent contractors” rather than employees, as a means to avoid liability under applicable worker protection laws.

World Tenpin Bowling Youth Championship

Tenpin Bowling Championship: Sandera aims to strike it big in the US

Pakistan’s top player Ahmer Abbas Sandera will represent the green flag at the 2016 World Tenpin Bowling Youth Championship starting on July 22 in the US. The 19-year-old has been the country’s number one youth player for the past three years and managed to win all major local events last year without any professional training.

“Pakistan can make a mark in Egypt”: Iqbal

Cueist Asjad Iqbal has said that the Pakistan squad is capable of making a mark in the International Billiard Snooker Federation (IBSF) World 6-Red and Team Championships which will start today in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. With veterans Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Sajjad not part of the squad anymore, a lot will depend on Iqbal to fight for Pakistan considering he is more experienced compared to Babar Masih, Mohammad Bilal and Sohail Shehzad.

Foot Ball

Balotelli's career at crossroads, warns Italy coach

Mario Balotelli’s career is in the balance after Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp told the striker he has no future at Liverpool, Italy’s new coach Giampiero Ventura has said. The 25-year-old returned to Liverpool after an unsuccessful loan spell at AC Milan but is far down the pecking order at the Premier League club, who also have Daniel Sturridge, Christian Benteke, Divock Origi and Danny Ings in their ranks. Balotelli, who could not even make Italy’s provisional squad for the European Championship in France, has scored just once in 20 league games during his loan spell at the Serie A club. Ventura, who will be in charge up to and including the 2018 World Cup in Russia, also criticised Italy international Graziano Pelle for joining China’s Shandong Luneng, saying the 31-year-old former Southampton player made a mistake by leaving England’s top flight.

Pogba set for 100 million Manchester United return: reports

Juventus's French midfield star Paul Pogba looks set to be the subject of a 100million ($130m, 119m euros) bid by his former club, English Premier League giants Manchester United, British media reported. The 23-year-old will cost United dear as he left them for Juventus for nothing in July 2012 after making just a handful of appearances prompting then manager Alex Ferguson to slam him for showing no respect to the club. Pogba was an integral part of the France side that reached the Euro 2016 final although his performance in the 1-0 loss to Portugal received a panning. However, the present United regime are prepared to let bygones be bygones and throw money at Pogba, who has played a crucial role for Juventus in their dominance of the domestic scene in the past few seasons.

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