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South Africa team to play Ireland JOHANNESBURG: South Africa team to play Ireland in Port Elizabeth Saturday in series-deciding third Test:Team (15-1)Willie le Roux; Ruan Combrinck, Lionel Mapoe, Damian de Allende, JP Pietersen; Elton Jantjies, Faf de Klerk; Warren Whiteley, Siya Kolisi, Francois Louw; Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth; Frans Malherbe, Adriaan Strauss (capt), Tendai MtawariraReplacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Steven Kitshoff, Julian Redelinghuys, Franco Mostert, Jaco Kriel, Rudy Paige, Morne Steyn, Lwazi MvovoCoach: Allister CoetzeeNote: Ireland won first Test 26-20 in Cape Town and South Africa won second 32-26 in JohannesburgCopyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Azarenka ruled out of Wimbledon with knee injury LONDON: Former world number one Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from Wimbledon with a knee injury, organisers said on Thursday.Belarussian Azarenka , who would have been seeded six at the championships, has not played since retiring from a first-round match at the French Open last month.It is yet another blow for the two-times Australian Open champion who has been plagued by foot injuries.Her withdrawal means five-times champion Venus Williams will move up into the top eight ...

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Combrinck makes first Bok start for series decider PORT ELIZABETH: South Africa coach Allister Coetzee has made a tactical change for Saturday's decisive test against Ireland by naming winger Ruan Combrinck in his starting lineup."Ruan gives us the option of a right-footed kicker which we don't have in the team to counter Ireland's tactic of kicking down our left-hand side," Coetzee told a news conference on Thursday ahead of the third test at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium."He also brings us the option ...

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Scholes signs up for Indian futsal league NEW DELHI: Manchester United and England great Paul Scholes has signed a three-year deal to play in India's new futsal league which starts next month, according to a statement released on Thursday.The inaugural edition of Premier Futsal, an indoor variant of football where players use a smaller and less bouncier ball than in the traditional game, will run from July 15-26. "Futsal is a fascinating format that has played a pivotal role in developing the ...

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Confident England primed to whitewash Wallabies MELBOURNE: England have already sewn up their breakthrough series win over Australia but the final match in Sydney on Saturday should deliver more fire than a typical dead rubber.England coach Eddie Jones has refused to make it easy for the hosts to cobble a face-saving win by declining to tinker with the side that sealed the series 2-0 in Melbourne with an emphatic 23-7 victory.For the Wallabies' part, there is far more than pride on ...

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All five Pakistani Pugilists fall in Baku because of non-proper training KARACHI: Because of non-proper training, all five Pakistan Boxers have been eliminated from world qualifying round for Olympics held in Baku, Azerbaijan.Admitting the responsibility of defeat in Baku, Secretary of Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF) Iqbal Hussain said this while talking to APP."The International boxing is changing continuously across the World and there is dire need of international training for Boxers but unfortunately no training was imparted to boxers which was the main reason beyond the ...

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England target Wallabies whitewash in World Cup 'dress rehearsal' SYDNEY: England coach Eddie Jones on Thursday said he was targeting a 3-0 whitewash of Australia as a "dress rehearsal" for the next World Cup.Jones said the 2019 World Cup in Japan was the ultimate goal for his England team, which he has steered to eight straight wins including a first series victory in Australia."We've treated this week like a dress rehearsal for the (2019) World Cup because that what we're always building towards," Jones ...