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The 28-year-old Smith scored 1,875 runs in 16 test matches with eight centuries and five half centuries to outvote his Indian counterpart. AB de Villiers, meanwhile, is the only other South African in the ICC ODI Team of the Year after being chosen for the seventh time in eight years.
  • Debutant Ngidi hurries SA to series win as India crumble in Centurion

    Debutant Ngidi hurries SA to series win as India crumble in Centurion

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    The post-match media conference also featured an exchange of sorts between Kohli and a South African journalist. The Proteas had started the day with a spring in their step knowing the unsafe Kohli was already in the sheds. There are many people that are involved in making a decision for the playing XI. India had been reduced to 3-26. Parthiv Patel (19) followed Pujara with the same numbers.
  • Happy return for 2008 champ Maria Sharapova at Australian Open

    Happy return for 2008 champ Maria Sharapova at Australian Open

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    Both the Romanian and her 17-year-old wildcard opponent needed on-court medical attention before the top seed ran out a battling 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 victor. "I just fought back and I believed I could win this match and I did everything I could". Twelve-time Grand Slam victor Djokovic has been out of action for six months with an elbow injury, but he too looked the goods in his 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 demolition of American Donald Young .
  • Barca lose to Espanyol in Cup after Messi penalty miss

    Barca lose to Espanyol in Cup after Messi penalty miss

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    The second leg is scheduled to be played next Friday. Messi was denied by goalkeeper Diego Lopez in the 62nd minute after a foul on Sergi Roberto. Role of the Camp Nou support in the return: "It's the cup, and we hope they help us". It'll be a nice game. The defeat is the first that has been inflicted on Barcelona this season and Busquets claims that the squad knew it would happen at some point.
  • Fired-up Arsenal are on revenge mission: Wenger

    Fired-up Arsenal are on revenge mission: Wenger

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    Wenger is likely to welcome defender Shkodran Mustafi back following the Germany international's recovery from a thigh problem. Liverpool will welcome back Emre Can after suspension, but Daniel Sturridge and Joel Matip are expected to miss out despite making progress from injury.
  • Neymar hits four, Cavani matches record as PSG crush Dijon

    Neymar hits four, Cavani matches record as PSG crush Dijon

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    The Brazilian was in sparkling form for Paris Saint-Germain as they strengthened their grip on the top of the table. After Cavani's historic goal, Neymar got in on the act, bending home a glorious 20-yard free-kick to make the score 4-0 before half-time, the Brazilian then knocking in a rebound for an easy fifth after the break.
  • Cardiff City linked with loan move for Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic

    Cardiff City linked with loan move for Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic

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    Both Premier League sides were interested in taking Grujic on for the remainder of the season but were unable to commit to giving him first choice minutes, at which point Liverpool began looking to the Championship . The Serbia worldwide has featured just 14 times under Jugen Klopp since his move from Red Star Belgrade last summer, with only three of those appearances serving as starts.
  • Neymar Scores Four, Cavani Equals Zlatan Record As PSG Destroy Dijon

    Neymar Scores Four, Cavani Equals Zlatan Record As PSG Destroy Dijon

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    Cavani has 156 goals in all competitions for PSG. Di Maria put the hosts ahead on four minutes when he found the top corner from the edge of the box after collecting Giovani Lo Celso's pass. "But there will be lots more chances for Cavani to score more goals". The Brazilian hit two more spectacular goals in the second half to complete his hat-trick, before Kylian Mbappe came off the bench to hit a seventh goal.
  • Antonio Conte set to leave Chelsea in the summer?

    Antonio Conte set to leave Chelsea in the summer?

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    David Luiz will have his work cut out trying to contain Nelson Oliveira, with the imposing striker more than capable of causing the Chelsea defence problems on Wednesday night. "I'm anxious to win, otherwise we would risk finishing 20th in the table". Burnley's 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday meant it is now seven games without a win for Sean Dyche's side.
  • Jordan Bell X-rays come back negative, MRI forthcoming on ankle sprain

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    Before the roaring cheers died down among Bulls fans, Bell landed awkwardly on his left foot. Bell was then taken to the locker room in a wheel chair. Bell was initially selected 38th overall by the Bulls in the 2017 NBA Draft, but was traded to the Warriors for cash considerations that totaled $3.5 million.
  • Tom Brady limited in practice with right hand injury

    Tom Brady limited in practice with right hand injury

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    They lost because Jacksonville was obviously a matchup nightmare for the Steelers . This game was over. Patriots would be three-point favorites (-3) over the Vikings and seven-point (-7) favorites over the Eagles . There are four teams left in the National Football League playoffs, and there were some shockers over the weekend that have left people shaking their heads.
  • Voters split over whether Trump is mentally stable

    Voters split over whether Trump is mentally stable

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    When it comes to the economy, 48 percent of voters approve of the way Trump has handled things, and 46 percent disapprove. Trump approval ratings with Black Americans has doubled. The November 22 national poll found no politics with my turkey, please, USA voters say; most dislike player protests, but many will watch. By contrast, just 8 percent of Democrats go with A or B, while 79 percent give Trump a D or F.
  • England coach Jones extends contract until 2021

    England coach Jones extends contract until 2021

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    Jones had been due to step down after next year's World Cup in Japan but having overseen a run of 22 wins from 23 Tests, his employers have made a decision to lengthen the 57-year-old's reign. "I've also been really impressed with Eddie's commitment and hard work". However, the matter of fact is that he accepted the new offer to remain with England until 2021 - and in turn work with his eventual successor for the final 12-18 months of his tenure - that could see the new individual take ...
  • Bragado: Anthony Joshua warns Joseph Parker that no human can stop him

    Bragado: Anthony Joshua warns Joseph Parker that no human can stop him

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    Appearing at his first pre-fight news conference with Parker in London, however, Joshua said it would take "more than a human" to beat him and accused his opponent of a PR stunt. "It has been said that he is punching above his weight, but he didn't become WBO heavyweight champion by being lucky". "I've watched him for a long time.
  • Everton snaps up Walcott from Arsenal

    Everton snaps up Walcott from Arsenal

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    The Saints had also been keen to land the England worldwide but it appears Everton have now won the race for the 28-year-old's signature. But his career was interrupted by several long-term injuries and he has struggled for playing time at the Emirates ever since Wenger's switch to a back-three formation last season.
  • England need to learn from Australia's Ashes heroics, says Chris Woakes

    England need to learn from Australia's Ashes heroics, says Chris Woakes

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    After occupying the role of reserve paceman for a full year, it's safe to say Jackson Bird is ready and eager now that Mitchell Starc has been ruled unavailable for the Boxing Day Ashes Test . "That's generally what happens". "I love whenever we're in a contest and I feel like they were quite flat in WA". "We've probably shut them up a little bit at the moment".
  • IOC Sanctions 11 Russian Athletes for Doping in Sochi

    IOC Sanctions 11 Russian Athletes for Doping in Sochi

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    The athletes, in five different sports, include Albert Demchenko, the silver medallist in men's luge and mixed team luge relay. "To date, the number of cases opened by the [IOC] disciplinary commission [for Sochi 2014] has reached 46 after additional findings from the re-analyses", the International Olympic Committee said .
  • South Africa versus Zimbabwe

    South Africa versus Zimbabwe

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    Instead, AB de Villiers did wicket-keeping duty, having already being pressed into the captaincy when Faf du Plessis pulled out before the start of the Test because of a bout of flu. Zimbabwe could manage only 286 in reply, 142 of which came from Flower, who had kept wicket throughout the South African innings without conceding a single bye.