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Mendis masterclass suggests life after Sri Lanka batting greats

For a nation in the throes of a tricky transition since stalwarts Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene walked off into the sunset, Kusal Mendis' batting heroics against Australia on Thursday will offer new hope to Sri Lanka.

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Latest injury setback leaves England's Stokes devastated

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said he is "devastated" after his calf injury ruled him out of the third test against Pakistan.

8:18pm IST

Valentin eyes London gold after rivals fail retests

Spanish weightlifter Lidia Valentin hopes to be awarded an Olympic gold medal from London 2012 after the athletes that finished above her all failed drug tests when their samples were reanalysed.

6:20pm IST

Wrestling governing body clears most Russian wrestlers for Rio

MOSCOW United World Wrestling, the governing body for Olympic forms of wrestling, said on Thursday a special commission it set up had recommended that 16 of the 17 Russian wrestlers who qualified for the Rio Olympics should be allowed to take part.

9:24pm IST

Saunders backing Liverpool terriers to excel

COVENTRY, England Manager Juergen Klopp will make sure Liverpool's ball-winning terriers are the Premier League's most efficient this season at dispossessing the opposition, according to former Anfield favourite Dean Saunders.

6:45pm IST

IOC passed buck by not issuing blanket ban - Redmond

COVENTRY, England Olympic chiefs were guilty of "passing the buck" when they elected not to impose a blanket ban on Russian athletes for next month's Rio Games, says former world 4x400 metres relay champion Derek Redmond.

9:22pm IST

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