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New Zealand v Australia: third one day international – live!

Guardian Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:53

12.53am GMT

Hello, hello. Brendon McCullum’s last One-Day International is about to commence here at Hamilton, a sweaty but cloudy day out at Seddon Park.

Jeremy Coney reckons it’s a mid-paced pitch, might be a bit slow but it should be a decent batting track once in. Like a cold swimming pool. It’s brownish in colour.

5.50am GMT

Geoff will be here soon. In the meantime, remind yourselves how the second ODI turned out:

Related: Marsh stays cool to steer Australia to series-levelling win

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VIDEO: Flying Stewart scores for Panthers

BBC Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:48
Jonathan Stewart dives over the Denver broncos defence to score a touchdown for the Carolina Panthers and make the score 10-7.

Rickie Fowler beaten in playoff by Hideki Matsuyama at Phoenix Open

Guardian Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:46
• Japanese parred fourth extra hole to win second PGA Tour event
• Matsuyama birdied final two holes of fourth round to earn playoff

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama parred the fourth extra hole to clinch an unlikely playoff victory over Rickie Fowler at the Phoenix Open on Sunday.

Matsuyama went birdie-birdie over the final two holes of regulation at the TPC Scottsdale to force the playoff as he and Fowler had matching 67s for a 14-under-par 270, two strokes clear of the American Harris English.

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Japan's Matsuyama wins Phoenix Open

BBC Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:32
Japan's Hideki Matsuyama wins his second PGA Tour event by beating Rickie Fowler at the fourth play-off hole at the Phoenix Open.

Fans pour into San Francisco for Super Bowl 50 as agencies check security – video

Guardian Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:29

Fans flood the streets of San Francisco for pre-game parties and to buy souvenirs before the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers go head to head in Super Bowl 50. Law enforcement agencies carried out safety checks of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, saying that no specific security threat had been found. Tickets to the big game were selling for $5,000 to as much as $30,000.

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Sam Stosur guides Australia to Fed Cup win in Slovakia

Guardian Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:27
  • Stosur wins singles and doubles rubbers to secure victory
  • Australia will now play in the World Group playoffs in April

Samantha Stosur saved Australia’s Fed Cup blushes in spearheading a stunning victory over Slovakia, and joined rarefied company in the process. The world No27 won all three matches she contested in the World Group II tie in Bratislava to book Australia a place in the World Group playoffs in April, with their opponent to be decided next week.

Team captain Alicia Molik is counting down the days to find out who now stands between them and a return to the World Group. “We’ll be playing off to be back in the top eight in the world - that’s where everyone feels we deserve to be and we’re good enough to be,” team captain Alicia Molik told AAP.

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VIDEO: Bronco Jackson scores touchdown

BBC Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:26
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is sacked and Denver Broncos capitalise as Malik Jackson runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown to make it 10-0.

JC ooze confidence ahead of Champs

Observer Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
Obrian Waysome, captain of the Jamaica College (JC) athletics team, was oozing confidence as telecommunications firm Flow’s ‘Journey to Champs’ campaign got out of the blocks at Hope Road on Friday.

‘Get your grandstand tickets!’

Observer Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is encouraging spectators desirous of grandstand tickets for the March 25 World Cup Qualification match between Jamaica and Costa Rica at the National Stadium to purchase tickets immediately as they become available, or pre-order, especially for corporate circumstances.

CFU sweats over CONCACAF US$500,000 grant to get new home up and running

Observer Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
The body that governs football in the Caribbean says it is committed to consolidating its move to make Jamaica the base of its substantive operations by upgrading a building it owns in the throbbing financial district of New Kingston.

Minor role for Chanderpaul as Arabians win

Observer Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — Veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul had little impact as his Gemini Arabians defeated Virgo Super Kings by 22 runs in the Masters Champions League on Saturday.

Bennett says there’s still a chance to catch Jaguars

Observer Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
Jamaica Scorpions Head Coach Junior Bennett says there is still an outside chance of catching up to runaway leaders Guyana Jaguars in the Professional Cricket League (PCL) four-day tournament.

Sammy cameo not enough as Zalmi falter

Observer Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) — West Indies Twenty20 Captain Darren Sammy’s cameo innings for Peshawar Zalmi proved in vain as they crashed to a three-wicket defeat to Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League here yesterday.

Bacca Star outshoot Harmony for Atkinson KO crown

Observer Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Bacca Star United are the Trelawny Football Association Patrick Atkinson KO champions after beating Harmony FC 3-2 on penalty kicks after they drew 1-1 in regulation and extra time in the final played at Elleston Wakeland Centre in Falmouth on Saturday.

Boyz to go for prayers

Observer Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
With respect to the sacred nature of Good Friday to many Jamaicans, president of Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Captain Horace Burrell is planning an half-hour church service at the National Stadium prior to the World Cup qualifier between Jamaica and Costa Rica on March 25.

Cameron, Nanthan did not have board approval — report

Observer Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — A report into alleged interference in the selection process has determined that the two highest-ranking officials of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) spoke without “approval” when they backed the retention of Shiv Chanderpaul for the Australia series.

Fire House, Bogue look to rebound

Observer Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Promoted teams Fire House FC and Bogue FC, who had three-match win streaks snapped in the previous round, will hope to bounce back today as the St James Football Association’s Sandals/ATL Division One continues with three games.

Wadadah continue impressive form in Super League

Observer Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Wadadah FC continued their impressive renaissance in the Jamaica Football Federation’s Charley’s JB Rum Western Confederation Super League on Saturday with a 3-1 win over promoted Reggae Youths in a St James derby at Jarrett Park.

‘Bad boy’ Costa rescues Chelsea, Arsenal bounce back

Observer Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
LONDON, England (AFP) — Diego Costa snaffled a stoppage-time equaliser to preserve interim Manager Guus Hiddink’s unbeaten record as Chelsea snatched a 1-1 draw at home to Manchester United yesterday.

Unconvincing wins for Barca, Real

Observer Sport - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 19:00
MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Barcelona equalled a club record of 28 games unbeaten to move three points clear at the top of La Liga with a hard-fought 2-0 win at Levante yesterday.