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Ex-police chiefs charged over 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster that killed 96

Prosecutors on Wednesday announced criminal charges against six people including ex-police chiefs over the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium crush in which 96 fans died, Britain's worst sporting disaster.

"I have decided that there is sufficient evidence to charge six individuals with criminal offences," said Sue Hemming, head of the special …

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McEnroe suggests men v women contest to solve Serena debate

An unapologetic John McEnroe has proposed competition between men and women players to prove his claim that 23-time grand slam singles winner Serena Williams would be ranked "like 700 in the world" if she competed on the men's circuit.

Three-time Wimbledon champion McEnroe said Williams was "the best female player …

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👩WWC🏆: RSA🆚NZ Washed⛈ Out😟

Today's World Cup game between New Zealand & South Africa at Derby was abandoned without a ball being bowled. The two teams split points (1 each).

Both teams won their opening matches. The Proteas defeated Pakistan by 3 wickets while the Kiwis eased past Sri Lanka, winning by 9 wickets.

WWC …

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Pacquiao wants Horn knockout to lure Mayweather: Roach

Manny Pacquiao is seeking a dominant win over Australia's Jeff Horn to try and coax Floyd Mayweather Jr into a re-match, the Filippino's long-time trainer Freddie Roach has said.

Pacquiao, who was defeated by American Mayweather in an unanimous points decision in Las Vegas in 2015, will defend his WBO …

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Swimming: Ledecky punches ticket to worlds with 800m win

Katie Ledecky qualified for next month's world championships in style by winning the 800 meters freestyle in the year's best time on the opening night of the U.S. National Championships on Tuesday.

Ledecky, twice Olympic and world champion in her signature event, was well clear of the field for …

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Ramkumar Ramanathan shocks world No. 8 Dominic Thiem

India's top singles player Ramkumar Ramanathan on Tuesday recorded the biggest win of his nascent singles career - a stunning straight-set 6-3, 6-2 victory over world No 8 Dominic Thiem in the pre-quarterfinals of the Antalya Open here.

The unheralded Ramkumar, ranked 222 in the world, brushed aside the Austrian challenge …

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Sevilla confirm agreement to re-sign Banega from Inter

Sevilla have confirmed they have agreed to re-sign Inter midfielder Ever Banega, subject to a medical.

The Argentina international spent two seasons with the Liga club before moving to San Siro last summer, but has now agreed a three-year deal to return to Spain.

Banega leaves Inter having made just …

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Left-arm spinner Wellington named in ODI squad

Wellington Masakadza, who last played an international match in March 2016, has been included in Zimbabwe's ODI squad for the series against Sri Lanka. The left-arm spinner, who has 15 wickets from 10 ODIs, last appeared in a 50-over international fixture in 2015, against Afghanistan in Sharjah.

The squad for …

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