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Team Sky's Rowe breaks leg in rafting trip

Team Sky rider Luke Rowe has broken his right leg during a white-water rafting trip and is set for a lengthy lay-off, the team said in a statement.

The 27-year-old, who sustained fractures to his tibia and fibula, has began his recovery process in Cardiff after undergoing a surgery.

"My …

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Sethi re-elected PCB chairman

The PCB's new Board of Governors (BoG) has picked the Prime Minister of Pakistan's direct nominee Najam Sethi as board chairman for the next three years. Sethi was unanimously elected from within the 10-member BoG as no other member of the BoG filed nomination papers for the post.

Sethi's chances …

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Carlos Vela confirms he will join LAFC

Carlos Vela is leaving Real Sociedad for MLS expansion side Los Angeles FC.

The 28-year-old Mexican international will remain in Spain until January, when he will depart for the California side that is set to begin play in the 2018 season.

Sociedad confirmed Vela was off to MLS on Tuesday …

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Botswana's Makwala barred from entering stadium

Botswana's Isaac Makwala was refused entry to the London Stadium on Tuesday after earlier being withdrawn from the night's 400 meters final at the World Championships after falling victim to an outbreak of sickness that has hit scores of competitors.

The 30-year-old, who was considered one of the main challengers …

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Kendricks wins pole vault, Lavillenie frustrated again

American Sam Kendricks capped his memorable, unbeaten season by wining the pole vault at the World Championships on Tuesday as the title once again eluded world record holder and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie.

Kendricks, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army reserve, cleared 5.95 meters while Poland's …

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Thiem stunned, Berdych withdraws from Rogers Cup

Argentinean Diego Schwartzman provided the day's biggest upset at the Rogers Cup when he took down third seed Dominic Thiem in a nearly three-hour battle on Tuesday.

Schwartzman climbed out of a 5-2 deficit in the decisive set, repeatedly escaping trouble, to win five straight games and pull off the …

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Axar Patel called in as Jadeja replacement

India have brought in left-arm spin-bowling allrounder Axar Patel for the Pallekele Test, as a replacement for the suspended Ravindra Jadeja. He will be the third spinner in the squad behind offspinner R Ashwin and left-arm wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav.

Axar is yet to make his debut in Test cricket, but …

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