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Japan set for battle in Women's World Cup title defence against USA VANCOUVER: Japan can expect a United States at "full throttle" and bent on revenge on Sunday as the Asian champions bid to defend their title in the Women's World Cup final.It will be the third showdown between the two sides in a major championship final.Nicknamed 'the Nadeshiko' - a pink flower symbolising grace and beauty - Japan won the 2011 World Cup crown in dramatic fashion in Frankfurt, Germany.The United States, World Cup winners in 1991 and 1999, twice relinquished a one-goal lead before succumbing in a penalty shootout.But the Americans took the Olympic gold ahead of Japan in London in 2012.Both squads include many of the same players who were on the pitch in the 2011 final, including all four goal scorers. Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach scored for the United States, while Homare Sawa and Aya Miyama were on target for the Japanese. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015 ...

Pakistan v Sri Lanka third Test scoreboard PALLEKELE: Scoreboard of Sri Lanka's first innings on the second day of the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Pallekele International Stadium on Saturday:Sri Lanka 1st innings (overnight 272-8): D. Karunaratne st Sarfraz b Azhar 130 K. Silva c Sarfraz b Rahat 9U. Tharanga c Younis b Yasir 46L. Thirimanne c sub (Azam) b Yasir 11A. Mathews c sub (Azam) b Yasir 3J. Mubarak st Sarfraz b Yasir 25D. Chandimal lbw b Rahat ...

Sri Lanka 278 all out in third Pakistan Test PALLEKELE: Sri Lanka, sent in to bat, were bowled out for 278 in their first innings 20 minutes into the second day of the final Test against Pakistan in Pallekele on Saturday.Opener Dimuth Karunaratne top-scored with 130. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed five wickets for 78 runs and seamer Rahat Ali took three wickets.The series is tied at 1-1 after Pakistan won the first Test in Galle by 10 wickets and Sri Lanka took the second ...

Sharapova breezes past Begu into last 16 LONDON: Fourth seed Maria Sharapova moved serenely into the Wimbledon fourth round with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu on Friday. The 28-year-old Russian, champion at the All England Club in 2004, overpowered her 29th-seeded opponent on a sun-drenched Court One to take her place in the last 16. Sharapova wasted a chance to close out the match when she served for victory at 5-1 in the second set but did not make ...

Pakistan announce one-day squad for Sri Lanka series LAHORE: Pakistan on Friday announced a 16-man squad for the five-match one-day series against Sri Lanka staring later this month.Squad: Azhar Ali (captain), Mukhtar Ahmed, Ahmed Shezad, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Bilal Asif, Immad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Ehsan Adil, Rahat Ali Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015

Slumping Nadal facing career endgame LONDON: Rafael Nadal insists his career which has yielded 14 Grand Slam titles and $73 million is not finished, but evidence was mounting Friday that the Spaniard has reached the end of the road.The 29-year-old Nadal suffered a fourth successive Wimbledon exit at the hands of a player ranked 100 and lower when dread-locked Rastafarian Dustin Brown dumped him out in the second round on Thursday.It was another reality check for a man who was ...

Australian National Rugby League result SYDNEY: Result of an Australian National Rugby League match played on Friday:Penrith Panthers 20 South Sydney Rabbitohs 6 Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2015


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