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    AB de Villiers steps down as South Africa's ODI captain

    AB de Villiers has stepped down as South Africa's one-day captain but could return to Test cricket having made himself available for all three formats from mid-October onwards following discussions with CSA.

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    Sri Lanka team to tour Pakistan in September in first visit since 2009 attack

    Sri Lanka's cricket board has approved a tour to Pakistan, eight years after a deadly militant attack on the team brought top international games in the country to a standstill, officials said on Monday.

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    Ironman 70.3 triathlon race to be held in Astana in 2018

    The Ironman 70.3 world race will be held in Astana next year, President of the Kazakh triathlon federation Karim Massimov told the media during the July 29-30 Astana Asia Cup Open 2017 event.

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    Indian boxer beats China rival then offers belt back to heal border dispute

    Indian boxer Vijender Singh won a title fight against his Chinese opponent on Saturday and offered to hand back the prize as a gesture of peace between the two nations.

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    Iran downs Australia in Asian Volleyball Championship

    The Iran men's national under-23 volleyball team has achieved a hard-fought win at the semifinal round of the 19th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship in Indonesia, beating the Australian squad.

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    Australians mull boycotting Bangladesh tour

    Australia’s senior players have voted to boycott next month’s tour of Bangladesh unless their long-running pay dispute with Cricket Australia (CA) is settled before they leave, reports said on Monday.

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    Arab countries urge FIFA to strip Qatar of 2022 World Cup

    The six Arab countries who last month cut ties with Qatar are reported to have written to world soccer’s governing body FIFA to demand it be stripped of hosting the 2022 World Cup because they consider the Gulf.

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    Afghan cycling sisters take refuge in home of 'Grand Boucle'

    With discreet black scarves tucked beneath their helmets, Afghan refugees Zahra and Masomah Alizada hurtle down Brittany’s rural and winding roads… the sisters back on their bikes training after the Ramadan recess.

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    Turkish youth wins European wrestling gold in Germany

    Kamal defeated Emin Narimanovitch Sefershaev 5-3 in the final bout of the 55 kilogram class, helping Turkey to rank third out of 38 European countries competing in the tournament, which ended yesterday.

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    FIFA: 'No foul play' in Qatar World Cup bid

    It comes a day after a Saudi government-linked lobby in Washington said Doha should be stripped of its right to host the tournament for alleged "ethics violations".

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    World XI will play in Pakistan, confirm ICC

    Plans for the full resumption of international cricket in Pakistan moved forward Friday when the sport’s global governing body said it wanted to send a World XI to the country later this year.

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    Anil Kumble steps down as coach of Indian cricket team

    Amid speculation of a rift between Indian skipper Virat Kohli and team coach Anil Kumble, the latter stepped down from his post on Tuesday after the team's loss to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final.

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    Triumphant Pakistan hopes Champions Trophy win will end cricket exile

    Speaking at the post-match press conference following his side's victory over arch-rivals India, Pakistan cricket team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed lauded his team's victory and expressed his desire to see international.

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    India beat Bangladesh, to face Pak in Champions Trophy 2017 final

    India on Thursday defeated Bangladesh by nine wickets in the semifinal of the Champions Trophy 2017, setting up a summit clash with Pakistan on Sunday.Earlier, a disciplined bowling by Kedar Jadhav (2-22).

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    Qatar risk FIFA action after T-shirt protest

    Qatar’s national team could face disciplinary action from FIFA after players warmed up for a World Cup qualifier against South Korea Tuesday in T-shirts showing support for the country’s emir.

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    Great loss for Indian football when Sunil Chhetri retires: Stephen Constantine

    India may be using their international friendly against Nepal on Tuesday as a warm-up game for the AFC Asian Cup Qualifier against Lebanon, next week, but there is a shadow of a doubt looming.

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    Indian government rules out cricket series with Pakistan

    Indian Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday reaffirmed India's stance concerning a bilateral cricket series with Pakistan."Cricket and terrorism can’t go hand-in-hand," the Hindustan Times.

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    Iranians grab 13 more medals in Islamic Games

    Iranian sportsmen and sportswomen have continued to put in sparkling performances at the ongoing 4th edition of Islamic Solidarity Games in Azerbaijan, and earned 13 more medals to lift the Islamic Republic’s medal.

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    Lionel Messi, the maestro from Rosario

    Without the aid of a settling touch, Messi slotted a finish that at once managed to be just outside the outstretched right hand, and just inside the upright right post, of Madrid’s goalkeeper Keylor Nava

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    Younis Khan becomes first Pakistan batsman to reach 10,000 Test runs

    Younis had been Pakistan's leading run-scorer in Tests since October 2015, when he went past Javed Miandad's tally of 8832 runs during the Abu Dhabi Test against England.

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    Women to run on "indoor tracks" in Iran Marathon

    With 600 local and 160 international participants – including 156 Iranian and 50 foreigner women among them, TehRUN has been tapped as an opportunity to “build bridges, breaking barriers”.

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    Iranian women players snookered for 'un-Islamic' acts

    Iran has banned some of its women players from billiard sports competitions for a year for violating the Islamic codes of conduct at a tournament in China, sporting authorities announced.

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    Indian Cricket board seeks government permission to play Pak

    The Board of Control for Cricket India [BCCI] is seeking permission from the Indian government to play  a series against Pakistan in Dubai later this year, the Indian Express reported.

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    India football team plays Cambodia to prepare for AFC Asian Cup

    Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu will lead India in their international friendly versus Cambodia in Phnom Penh today. The match is part of India’s preparation for the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.

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