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Wasps 16-9 Bath

BBC Sport - Sat, 10/24/2015 - 11:13
Wasps edge out last season's Premiership finalists Bath at the Ricoh Arena to record their first win of the season.

England cannot resist Pakistan cocktail of Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah | Ali Martin

Guardian Sport - Sat, 10/24/2015 - 10:54
Wahab and Yasir form such a lethal bowling pairing it is false to say England’s second Test batting collapse was self-inflicted

In the postmortem of England’s collapse on Saturday, one that confirmed fears over the batting strength beyond Alastair Cook and Joe Root with seven wickets tumbling for 36 runs in 17.5 overs, must come an appreciation of the two Pakistanis that have ultimately torched hopes of an England series win.

Left-armers quicks, such as Wahab Riaz, and seductive leg-spinners, such as the now justifiably hyped Yasir Shah, can be individually mesmerising; in tandem, they make for a lethal cocktail and one England’s hard-handed batsmen, on another scorcher in the desert, could not resist drinking.

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Australia in World Cup boost with David Pocock and Israel Folau passed fit

Guardian Sport - Sat, 10/24/2015 - 10:49

• Wallabies to face Argentina in the second semi-final
• Michael Cheika insists there is no risk with players

Australia’s David Pocock and Israel Folau confirmed their fitness for the semi-final against Argentina by coming through Saturday morning’s captain’s run without a reaction to the injuries that forced them to miss the quarter-final defeat of Scotland.

Pocock, the No8 who has won more turnovers than any other player in the tournament, has recovered from a calf injury while Folau, one of the world’s best players under the high ball, has overcome an ankle problem.

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Fulham 4-2 Reading

BBC Sport - Sat, 10/24/2015 - 10:43
Moussa Dembele scores twice as Fulham come from 2-0 down to beat Reading in the Championship.

Ospreys 16-21 Connacht

BBC Sport - Sat, 10/24/2015 - 10:35
Connacht claim their first win away to Ospreys in 11 years as the Welsh side suffer their fourth Pro12 loss of the season.

US F1 Grand Prix uncertainty increases after third practice delayed by storms

Guardian Sport - Sat, 10/24/2015 - 10:19
• Qualifying could be postponed until Sunday if bad weather continues
• Hurricane upstages Lewis Hamilton’s bid to seal third world title

Heavy rain and thunderstorms have continued to cause havoc at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix. Third practice was scheduled to start at 10am local time (4pm BST) on Saturday but circuit organisers have now delayed the opening of the track until midday (6pm BST) on safety grounds.

The Circuit of the Americas tweeted: “For the safety of our fans and employees, today’s opening has been delayed until noon. Further updates will be forthcoming.”

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England collapse before Misbah-ul-Haq shines again to put Pakistan in control

Guardian Sport - Sat, 10/24/2015 - 10:13

• Day three: Pakistan 378 & 222-3; England 242
• England staring at defeat after second Test collapse

Any ambition England may have had about forcing their way back into the second Test were firmly dispelled when they were bowled out by Pakistan before lunch in a vintage display of good old Chuckle Brothers deckchair batting. Two hours have all but cost them the match. On a surface that was far from spiteful, with Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow going well, they envisaged a lead, perhaps enough to make life as tricky for Pakistan as they had managed in Abu Dhabi. Instead the batting imploded against a mixture of wonderful, sustained left-arm pace bowling from Wahab Riaz, and mystery spin from Yasir Shah, the most important ingredient missing from the Pakistan team in the first Test.

Resuming the third day at 182 for three, they reached 206 before the dismissal of Root for 88 precipitated a calamitous procession that saw the last seven wickets fall for 36 in 18 overs. All out then for 242, it gave Pakistan a lead of 136, which by the close had been extended to 358, as Pakistan reached 222 for three: England have never scored more than 332 in the fourth innings to win a Test match.

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Scott Arfield on target to clinch derby victory for Burnley against Blackburn

Guardian Sport - Sat, 10/24/2015 - 10:11

Scott Arfield’s second-half winner ensured Burnley claimed back-to-back wins over Blackburn for the first time in 36 years as they sealed a 1-0 East Lancashire derby success.

Related: Blackburn Rovers v Burnley: Championship – as it happened

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New portrait of Cliff Anderson unveiled at CASH

Stabroek - Sat, 10/24/2015 - 10:09
A new portrait of former standout boxer, Cliff Anderson was unveiled at the Sports Hall named after him last evening by Director of Sport, Chris Jones and boxer Clive Atwell.

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