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Little League Baseball, sportsmanship, beaned batter consoles distressed pitcher

By Emily Patterson with AP A Little League batter has risen from a beaning to console a distressed pitcher in heartwarming scenes at a regional tournament in Waco, Texas. The incident happened during the first inning of the Southwest Region Playoff final between Pearland, Texas and Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a spot at the Little League …

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Manchester United call off mooted transfer of Marko Arnautovic after fans revolt

After Manchester United began their English Premier League season with a whimper, there was hope that decision makers would get the message regarding transfer aspirations – but that doesn’t seem to be happening. As the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City continue to evolve and improve, fans of the Red Devils have remained frustrated with …

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Wallabies vs Argentina, Quade Cooper injury a major blow

Reece Hodge didn’t try to sugarcoat the significance of Quade Cooper’s Achilles tear. “Obviously a big loss,” said Hodge, who replaced Cooper at five-eighth in the second half of Australia’s epic 41-26 comeback win over Argentina in Mendoza. “He’s a very experienced player and the one thing with Quadey is that he’s an expert at …

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Boxing news, NRL great Paul Gallen promises to knock out Justin Hodges and Ben Hannant

Paul Gallen upped the ante by laying down a $50,000 bet on his double fight against Queensland greats Justin Hodges and Ben Hannant. The trio will step into the ring at Brisbane’s Nissan Arena on September 15, with former New South Wales captain Gallen fighting Hannant and then Hodges in a radical tag-team style boxing …

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Cricket news 2022, Meg Lanning Australia captain takes indefinite break

Australian captain Meg Lanning has announced she will take an indefinite break from cricket for personal reasons. Her statement comes only a week after she led the Aussies to a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, beating India in the deciding match. Lanning has captained one of the most successful Australian national teams of the …

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Australian Opals, Lauren Jackson named to play in FIBA women’s World Cup, Sandy Brondello announcement

Lauren Jackson has completed her comeback to international basketball with the 41-year-old named in Australia’s 12-strong Opals team for next month’s FIBA Women’s World Cup. Jackson, who last played professionally in 2015, was forced into retirement on the cusp of the Rio Olympics as chronic knee injuries plagued the latter stages of her illustrious career. …

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Ben Cunnington to return for North Melbourne Kangaroos after cancer battle

Kangaroos veteran Ben Cunnington is set to play his first match of the season after overcoming two bouts of testicular cancer. Saturday afternoon’s clash against the Adelaide Crows will be the on-baller’s first match since round 19 last year. Cunnington’s selection in North Melbourne’s line-up was confirmed on Wednesday with interim coach Leigh Adams asking …

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Tennis star says she thought about Margaret Court’s Grand Slam record ‘too much’

Serena Williams says she may have thought about breaking Margaret Court’s Grand Slam record “too much” and should have more than 30 majors to her name. Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time grand slam champion Williams announced she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child …

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