World Cricket 22.4.2018 05:20 am

Boult’s jaw-dropping IPL catch leaves cricket world in awe

Trent Boult left the cricket world stunned with his fielding brilliance after taking a sensational catch hailed as the “greatest ever” during an Indian Premier League match.

New Zealand's Boult, playing for Delhi Daredevils in the lucrative Twenty20 tournament, leapt airborne on the deep square leg boundary to pouch one-handed a shot by Virat Kohli, skipper of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, that appeared to be heading for six.

Boult’s jaw-dropping IPL catch leaves cricket world in awe
Boult’s jaw-dropping IPL catch leaves cricket world in awe

Boult’s jaw-dropping IPL catch leaves cricket world in awe

Trent Boult left the cricket world stunned with his fielding brilliance after taking a sensational catch hailed as the “greatest ever” during an Indian Premier League match.

Zach Johnson surges into tie for lead at Texas Open
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Zach Johnson surges into tie for lead at Texas Open

Former British Open champ Zach Johnson played his way into a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the Texas Open, reeling off four straight birdies en route to a seven-under 65.
I want to let bowlers know who’s in charge – Chris Gayle
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I want to let bowlers know who’s in charge – Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle has sent out another warning to opponents are the world that it isn’t time to write him off yet.
Folau ready to walk away from Australian rugby over beliefs
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Folau ready to walk away from Australian rugby over beliefs

Wallabies superstar Israel Folau says he is ready to walk away from his Rugby Australia contract as his religious faith is “more important to me than my career” after an uproar over anti-gay comments he posted online.
Life after Bolt: new-look Jamaica fail Commonwealth test
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Life after Bolt: new-look Jamaica fail Commonwealth test

As sprint legend Usain Bolt partied into the early hours and hung out with movie stars at the Commonwealth Games, it wasn’t so much fun for the Jamaica track team he left behind.
Man City crowned champions after United defeat
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Man City crowned champions after United defeat

Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday as Manchester United crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion.
Ricciardo savours ‘shoey’ after storming to sensational Chinese GP win
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Ricciardo savours ‘shoey’ after storming to sensational Chinese GP win

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo celebrated with a trademark ‘shoey’ after winning a sensational Chinese Grand Prix in thrilling style on Sunday.
Organisers slam photo-snapping fans after marathon collapse
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Organisers slam photo-snapping fans after marathon collapse

Commonwealth Games organisers slammed bystanders for taking pictures of stricken runner Callum Hawkins after his dramatic collapse while leading the marathon on Sunday.
Vettel makes statement as Hamilton falters
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Vettel makes statement as Hamilton falters

Sebastian Vettel clocked the fastest time on Saturday in the final practice for the Chinese Grand Prix, as Ferrari upped the pressure on Mercedes and defending champion Lewis Hamilton, who managed only fifth-best.
Trainer Roach ‘hurt’ by Pacquiao snub after split
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Trainer Roach ‘hurt’ by Pacquiao snub after split

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao has split with long-time trainer Freddie Roach, the veteran ring guru confirmed on Friday.
‘Illegal to be who I am’ – Daley urges change in same-sex laws
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‘Illegal to be who I am’ – Daley urges change in same-sex laws

English world champion diver Tom Daley on Friday urged Commonwealth nations who outlaw homosexuality to relax their anti-gay stance.
Hamilton, Mercedes bring their ‘A game’ for quick Chinese GP fightback
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Hamilton, Mercedes bring their ‘A game’ for quick Chinese GP fightback

Lewis Hamilton goes for a record sixth Chinese Grand Prix win this week with Mercedes aiming to bring their “A game” for a quick strike back at unbeaten Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel.
‘Referee has garbage bag instead of heart’, rages Buffon
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‘Referee has garbage bag instead of heart’, rages Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon told English referee Michael Oliver he “has no heart” and should have been watching Juventus’ Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid in the stands “with his wife and a Sprite”.
Heroic Roma restore Italian pride after World Cup despair
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Heroic Roma restore Italian pride after World Cup despair

Italy has spent five months grieving over the failure of the national team to take their customary place at the World Cup, but Roma have restored some pride with a heroic victory over Barcelona in the Champions League.
Cameroon athletes go missing from Commonwealth Games
World Sport

Cameroon athletes go missing from Commonwealth Games

Five athletes from conflict-hit Cameroon have gone missing from the Commonwealth Games in Australia, team officials said Wednesday.
Five things we learned from the Champions League
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Five things we learned from the Champions League

Roma pulled off one of the greatest Champions League fightbacks to dump Lionel Messi and Barcelona out at the quarter-final stage, while Mohamed Salah continued his remarkable goalscoring form as Liverpool wrapped up victory over Manchester City.
Post tampering era begins with new Australia contracted players
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Post tampering era begins with new Australia contracted players

Fast bowlers were the winners as Australia’s post ball-tampering era began Wednesday with a heavily revamped list of nationally contracted players, minus the suspended Steve Smith and David Warner.
Cucumber cool: The Commonwealth Games debutant, 79, who foiled plane hijack
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Cucumber cool: The Commonwealth Games debutant, 79, who foiled plane hijack

Being the oldest Commonwealth Games competitor in history at age 79 would be life-defining for most people, but not Bob Pitcairn: as a commercial airline pilot he foiled a hijacking.
Scotland’s Scott dips toes in Phelps territory
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Scotland’s Scott dips toes in Phelps territory

Scottish flier Duncan Scott, who captured a stunning Commonwealth Games 100 metres freestyle gold at the weekend, stepped out of his comfort zone to reach Tuesday’s 200m individual medley final.
Five things we learned at the Masters
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Five things we learned at the Masters

Patrick Reed is another first-timer at a Major and Tiger Woods is still pulling viewers, even if he needs to work on his game.
Meet the rasta-blaster who wants to shoot his way to gold
World Sport

Meet the rasta-blaster who wants to shoot his way to gold

A 63-year-old Barbados grandfather who used to smash fearsome West Indies bowler Joel Garner around a cricket pitch is shooting for Commonwealth Games gold in the men’s pistol — after surviving a near-death experience last year.
PICS: Ouch! New Zealand weightlifter suffers nasty injury
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PICS: Ouch! New Zealand weightlifter suffers nasty injury

Laurel Hubbard, a transgender athlete, tried to lift a record 132kg. It did not end well.
Under-fire Wallabies star Folau says ‘the persecuted are righteous’
World Rugby

Under-fire Wallabies star Folau says ‘the persecuted are righteous’

Wallabies star Israel Folau has tweeted a bible verse that the “persecuted are righteous” ahead of a showdown with rugby chiefs following a backlash after he said gay people were destined for hell.
Reed edges Fowler, Spieth to capture Masters thriller
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Reed edges Fowler, Spieth to capture Masters thriller

Fending off epic challenges from three top rivals in a dramatic Masters final round, Patrick Reed captured his first major title Sunday, grinding out a one-shot victory at Augusta National.
Marriage proposal is slam-dunk at Commonwealth Games
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Marriage proposal is slam-dunk at Commonwealth Games

An English basketball player stunned his girlfriend by proposing on-court at the Commonwealth Games — but happily, she accepted.
Miracle man Woods seeks Masters magic
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Miracle man Woods seeks Masters magic

Tiger Woods teed off at Augusta National for the first time in three years on Thursday, setting off in search of his 15th major title in a Masters that promises to be a classic.
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