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Cricket-Duminy going home after being dropped

CAPE TOWN, July 24 South African batsman JP Duminy is to return home ahead of the third test against England in a move that could signal the end of his test career.

Soccer-Conte drives Chelsea, sensing rivals will make it harder

SINGAPORE, July 24 Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is putting his players through a rigorous pre-season training campaign as the English champions sense rivals will now only be more committed to toppling them.

Cricket-India's Rahul to miss Galle test with fever

July 24 Indian opening batsman Lokesh Rahul has been ruled out of this week's first test against Sri Lanka in Galle with viral fever, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Monday.

Cricket-Worcestershire's Whiteley hits six sixes in an over

July 24 Worcestershire's Ross Whiteley became the sixth male cricketer to hit six sixes in an over when he achieved the feat in Sunday's Natwest T20 Blast match against Yorkshire at Headingley.

Cricket-Australia's Lynn to undergo shoulder surgery

July 24 Australian batsman Chris Lynn will undergo a shoulder surgery but is confident of returning in time for the Big Bash League season at the end of the year.

Cricket-Sri Lanka name uncapped Pushpakumara in Galle test squad

COLOMBO, July 24 Sri Lanka have named uncapped left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara in their squad for the first test against India beginning at Galle on Wednesday.

Cricket-England win Women's World Cup in thrilling finish

LONDON, July 23 England won their fourth Women's World Cup when Anya Shrubsole took six wickets to clinch a nine-run victory over India amid delirious scenes at a packed Lord's on Sunday.

Cricket-ACA warns pay deal may not be struck in time for Ashes

MELBOURNE, July 23 The Australian cricketers' union has told players a pay deal may not be struck with the national board before the home "summer of cricket", which includes the lucrative and highly anticipated Ashes series.

PREVIEW-Cricket-Confident India will offer hosts England stern test in final

July 21 England start as favourites to lift their fourth Women's World Cup title at Lord's on Sunday, but face an Indian side high on confidence after knocking out defending champions Australia in the semi-finals.

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Sri Lanka captain Chandimal to miss first test against India

* Herath to lead Sri Lanka (Adds details, quotes from Sri Lanka Cricket)

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