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West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first in the second Test against India which began in Hyderabad on Friday.
India handed pacer Shardul Thakur his Test debut but it turned into a nightmare for the Mumbai quick as he injured his groin in his second over.
Earlier, captain Virat Kohli had asked comparison between Prithvi Shaw and Sachin Tendulkar to stop. Read more on that here.
Gareth Southgate is prepared for the quirks of playing at an empty stadium against World Cup semi-final foes Croatia.
Three months after meeting at a packed Luzhniki, the teams face off at the empty Stadion HNK Rijeka as the hosts complete a UEFA ground ban for having a swastika on the pitch during a Euro 2016 qualifier.
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Australia batsman Usman Khawaja revealed he went into the final day with the same batting approach as his century helped Australia salvage a thrilling draw in the first Test against Pakistan.
“I was batting like any other innings,” he said. “I wasn’t worried whether it was the fourth innings or saving the match.”
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The Champions Cup kicks off on Friday in what is always a keenly anticipated weekend in the European club rugby calendar.
To knew more about the five players worth keeping an eye on, click here.
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Luka Modric on his comments before the World Cup semi-final about #eng “arrogance” and “lack of respect” towards Croatia: “They was not aimed at the England coach or players but more at some things said in the media. We felt a little bit disrespected.”— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) October 11, 2018
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Cricket: India v West Indies 2nd Test live on OSN Sports Cricket HD
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It couldn’t be tighter at the top of the Premier League.
Champions Manchester City, Maurizio Sarri’s revitalised Chelsea and big-spending Liverpool all sit on 20 points from eight games played.
Gareth Bale is set to win his fitness battle and play in Wales’ Nations League tie against the Republic of Ireland next Tuesday in Dublin.
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An event, the like of which the world has never before seen, is coming to Dubai in a little over two weeks.
World’s Ultimate Strongman, Beasts in the Middle East, will be held at the Bab Al Shams Arena on October 26 and will be a fusion of sport and entertainment for the whole family.
The showpiece of the event is a strongman event featuring the very best athletes from around the world, but there is so much more to see and do than just that.
Starting at 15:00 the event will include interactive features such as; a roller skating park and inflatable obstacle courses, a sports box featuring a mini golf, football and rugby interactive area, and a UFC GYM interactive area and amateur MMA tournament.
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There will also be a host of entertainment shows including; a gladiator horsemen opening ceremony, Capoeira and fire dancers, Shaolin Monks, bike rally entrance and show, music, and much more.
The strongman event promises to be an incredible spectacle, bringing together the best the sport has to offer. This includes current World’s Strongest Man, Hafthor Bjornsson, known to many as The Mountain from Game of Thrones. He will battle thirteen other superstars including former winners of World’s Strongest Man Brian Shaw, and Zydrunas Savickas for the biggest purse in strongman history.
Events for the competition will be some of the heaviest ever seen including; truck pull, arm over arm vehicle pull, 18-inch deadlift, press medley, yoke walk, and the famous Atlas stones.
Tickets for the event are available from Platinum List starting from Dh349 for adults, with entry for Under 12s being free of charge. On top of this there are food and beverage packages available at Dh749 which includes entry ticket and brunch offering. Food packages for 4-12-years old has a 50 per cent discount. Under fours eat free.
Commenting on this fusion event, owners and producers Don Idrees and Mark Boyd said: “By creating a great family day out with an ambiance like never before seen in Dubai, we aim to get all our visitors the absolute best value for their money. Our spectators will leave the show excited, smiling and already planning their visit next year on the drive back from Bab Al Shams.”
For more information, and to buy tickets, visit https://www.worldsultimatestrongman.com/