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England v West Indies: Michael Vaughan says series will be ‘sad to watch’

The remainder of England’s series against West Indies will be “sad to watch”, says former England captain Michael Vaughan. England won the day-night Test – the first game in the three-match series – by an innings and 209 runs inside three days at Edgbaston. West Indies have not won a …

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England beating poor West Indies is no preparation for Ashes in Australia

England’s innings-and-209-run win against West Indies in the day-night Test at Edgbaston was a disappointing game of cricket. There was no edge, no bite to the contest. There was always a danger that England would learn little before the defence of the Ashes in Australia this winter, especially when it …

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Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor: Lennox Lewis calls fight a ‘farce’

Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Conor McGregor is a farce, says former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. Irish UFC lightweight champion McGregor, 29, will make his boxing debut when he faces undefeated American Mayweather on 26 August in Las Vegas. “There is tremendous build-up and hype but I don’t really take …

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Sharman’s 3 Thoughts: Tottenham a tough test for Chelsea

Ahead of every weekend this season I will give you my three thoughts on what’s going on in the Premier League. These might not always be the biggest stories, but rather my personal observations as the games approach each Saturday. One week into the season, and already we know these …

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SONIC MANIA REVIEW: THE RETURN TO FORM YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR

or years, Sonic has been in need of a shake-up. Ever since the 16-bit era ended, the iconic mascot has struggled through one console generation after another. Some of his post-Genesis adventures were terrible, a handful were good, but most were aggressively mediocre — a sorry state for one of …

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Duke basketball: Top point guard Tre Jones commits to Blue Devils

The 2018 Saint Paul (Minn.) Apple Valley star announced his commitment on Sunday, letting the world know he would be following in the footsteps of his older brother, Tyus Jones, in playing for Duke and coach Mike Krzyzewski. “The more I kept working, the more I turned into a player …

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ESPN’s Todd McShay: Baker Mayfield projects as ‘career backup’ in NFL

McShay gave Mayfield a 52 overall grade in his quarterback rankings for the 2018 NFL Draft. Mayfield is currently the ninth-ranked quarterback on McShay’s board. USC quarterback Sam Darnold ranked No. 1 among quarterbacks with a 94 overall grade. Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph was No. 5 at 72 overall. …

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otre Dame football to play series with Wisconsin at Soldier and Lambeau fields

Notre Dame football will play a pair of marquee games on two major stages in the coming years. The Irish announced a pair of games with Wisconsin on Monday, one on Oct. 3, 2020 at Lambeau Field and one on Sept. 25, 2021 at Soldier Field. The series was officially …

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N.C. State basketball reportedly to face Arizona in Battle 4 Atlantis

Kevin Keatts’ squad will square off against Arizona in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, according to a report from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. The tournament, which has continued to generate more interest from top teams, is Nov. 22-24. Keatts is heading into his first season at N.C. State, having bolstered his …

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Barcelona confirms €40m deal for former Spurs flop Paulinho

Barcelona confirms €40m deal for former Spurs flop Paulinho

Barcelona made its first purchase since selling Neymar for €222m, bringing in the Brazilian midfielder from Guangzhou Evergrande. Barcelona has struck a €40million deal to sign Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao. The Brazil international will finalise his move to the La-Liga giant upon completing a medical and agreeing terms on …

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