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Heather Knight’s brilliant century propels England to win over Thailand | Sport

England got their T20 World Cup campaign back on track in convincing fashion against Thailand in Canberra on Wednesday, after captain Heather Knight struck her maiden T20 international hundred to lead her side to a record 98-run win. Knight’s partner for most of the England innings was Nat Sciver, the …

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Tokyo Olympic Games could be cancelled if coronavirus not controlled, IOC member says | Sport

Concern is growing over the impact of the coronavirus on the Olympic Games after new cases in Japan were confirmed and the domestic top-flight football competition was called off until next month. A senior member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said outright cancellation of the Games, rather than postponement …

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Talking Horses: Epatante still the pick of Henderson’s Hurdle contenders | Sport

Three of Nicky Henderson’s Champion Hurdle contenders were among 14 horses sent to Kempton Park on Tuesday for exercise in what has become a traditional part of the buildup to the Festival meeting at Cheltenham, but the absence of Epatante, the big-race favourite, from the away trip seemed only to …

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Championship roundup: Robson-Kanu extends West Brom’s lead at the top | Football

Chris Willock and Emile Smith Rowe, both Arsenal academy products, celebrate Willock’s opener.

West Brom moved seven points clear at the top of the Championship with a 2-0 win over in-form Preston at the Hawthorns. Hal Robson-Kanu was creator and scorer of Albion’s two first-half goals, controlling Callum Robinson’s fine left-wing cross with his chest and firing under the goalkeeper Declan Rudd. Jake …

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LeBron James: there’s ‘never going to be closure’ over Kobe Bryant’s death | Sport

LeBron James has spoken about his continuing grief over the death of Kobe Bryant last month. A memorial service was held for James’s fellow LA Laker at the Staples Center on Monday. Former NBA stars Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal spoke at the event, although it is unclear whether James, …

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Ireland v Italy should be called off due to coronavirus, says health minister | Sport

Ireland v Italy should be called off due to coronavirus, says health minister | Sport

The Six Nations fixture between Ireland and Italy in Dublin on 7 March should not take place due to the risk posed by the coronavirus, the health minister of Ireland has said. China has reported 77,658 cases and 2,663 deaths following the outbreak of the virus that has spread to …

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Griezmann rescues Barcelona after Mertens levels Napoli scoring record | Football

Antoine Griezmann’s second-half equaliser cancelled out a fine opener from Napoli’s Dries Mertens to give Barcelona a 1-1 draw in Naples and the upper hand in their Champions League last-16 tie. Mertens had made the most of the Italians’ solid start to curl home an effort after 30 minutes. However, …

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Bayern Munich and Gnabry drive Chelsea towards Champions League exit | Football

Robert Lewandowski rounds off a crushing win with Willy Caballero left sprawling.

This time Bayern Munich finished with the authority of a side with no interest in letting Chelsea off the hook again. The gulf in class was enormous from beginning to end and, for Chelsea, it is unlikely to feel like anything more than a sightseeing exercise when they return to …

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Napoli v Barcelona: Champions League last 16 – live! | Football

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7.05pm GMT19:05 The teams! The team sheets have been handed in, and the names upon them were these: Napoli: Ospina, Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Maksimovic, Rui, Fabian, Demme, Zielinski, Callejon, Mertens, Insigne. Subs: Meret, Allan, Elmas, Luperto, Politano, Hysaj, Milik.Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Nelson Semedo, Pique, Umtiti, Firpo, Busquets, Rakitic, de Jong, …

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