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LIVE: Pogba, Man United face Valencia

A substitute for three of the last four games, Paul Pogba is in Jose Mourinho's XI at Mestalla. Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo starts for Juventus vs. Young Boys, while Man City host Hoffenheim.


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Australia v India

Test series

Monga: In praise of cranky old WACA

It may not always have been the most pleasant viewing experience, but it is difficult to not be sentimental about the most singular cricket ground in the world

Marcus Harris in Perth: the return of the prodigal son

The key for the opener will be to ensure he builds on the dual scores of 26 with innings of greater heft to match his obvious skill

WATCH: India train at the WACA


World Cup 2018

Sachin, Dravid... and Peillat: Meet the man who 'rebuilds' Argentina

Once a masseur to star Indian cricketers, Raghunath 'Pintu' Basak is currently working with the Argentinian hockey team at the World Cup in Bhubaneswar.

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Free-scoring Netherlands out to spoil India's World Cup party

India have lost five of their past six matches in the World Cup against Netherlands, and they will once again have their work cut out on Thursday in Bhubaneswar.

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Spalletti carries the can for Inter's UCL implosion

Tuesday night at the San Siro could serve as a "how-not-to" manual for clubs attempting to seal a place in the Champions League knockout rounds.

Why the Premier League should be afraid of 'Sarri-ball'

Chelsea used Man City's aggression against them last weekend and in doing so showed why they are not far off being a potentially dominant team.

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The Clippers' bold plan to land Kawhi and KD in free agency

It might be the NBA's worst-kept secret: The Clippers' big free-agency ambitions feature Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant.

5-on-5: Is Warriors vs. Raptors the best Finals matchup?

Our NBA experts answer the big questions looking ahead to June.

How the Curry 6 is paying homage to Oakland

For the Warriors' final season in Oakland, Stephen Curry and Under Armour are using sneakers to tell stories about the only professional home Curry has ever known.

India News

Tireless Shubhankar Sharma proves he is the real deal

Last year, it may have been easy to dismiss Shubhankar Sharma as a fluke. Now, at the end of a hectic 2018, he is the No.1 player in Asia, and will be awarded the Order of Merit.

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From Khan to Poonia: Indian athletes who had success in politics

Following Commonwealth gold medallist Krishna Poonia's win in the Rajasthan assembly elections, here's a look at other Indian athletes who've had success in previous elections.

Meet Princepal, Indian basketball's 'next big Singh'

Termed by FIBA as the 'next big Singh' for his showing in the Asian U-16 Championships earlier this year, Princepal will make his senior team debut in Hong Kong next week.

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'India are a powerhouse because cricket is in their blood. Don't be jealous of that'

The former England captain looks at the state of the world (and English) game

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'I just love Kohli's style and competitiveness'

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Welcome to sandy land

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UEFA Champions League

Alisson's big save could define Liverpool's season

Liverpool needed to beat Napoli to move on in the Champions League, and Alisson's save ensured they did. Could it prompt a deep European run?

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PSG put in the 'invisible work' to finish top of group

PSG were 11 individuals when they lost to Liverpool at the start of the Champions League. Now they are a team and showed it by finishing top.

How Inter lost the plot against PSV

Gabriele Marcotti breaks down how a distracted Inter side failed to qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.


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