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We needed the break after the World Cup - Harmpanpreet Kaur

ESPN - 20 Jan 2018
More than six months since they finished runners-up at the World Cup on July 23, 2017, India will begin their second cycle of the ICC ODI Championship on level pegging with their opponents South Africa, the tournament's semi-finalists. Neither side has ...
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ICC rule no change to ODI status for World Cup Qualifiers

ESPN - 15 Jan 2018
The ICC has confirmed what is essentially a two-tier qualifying tournament for the 2019 World Cup in England by choosing not to sanction official ODI status for some of the matches. The main victim of the decision is Netherlands, whose matches in ...
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Sunil Gulati: Perceptions of US affecting 2026 World Cup bid

ESPN - 18 Jan 2018
PHILADELPHIA -- Outgoing U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati stressed that winning the hosting rights for the 2026 World Cup "will be a tough battle," and that he's concerned external political forces could adversely affect the bid. The U.S ...
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Lindsey Vonn finishes 9th in super-G, named to Team USA

ESPN - 13 Jan 2018
Italy's Federica Brignone won Saturday's women's World Cup super-G, the penultimate race before the Winter Games. She beat former overall World Cup champion Lara Gut of Switzerland by 0.18 seconds. Cornelia Huetter of Austria was 0.46 behind in third ...
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West Indies' Persaud, Perez leave U-19 World Cup midway ... - 21 Jan 2018
West Indies wicketkeeper Joshua Persaud has left halfway through the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand following the death of his mother. Persaud's mother was killed in a car accident in the USA, and Cricket West Indies made immediate arrangements for ...
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Tim Howard rejects idea US Soccer has 'systematic problems'

ESPN - 21 Jan 2018
UNIVERSAL CITY, California -- Goalkeeper Tim Howard says he doesn't think problems with the United States national team run deep, while adding that he thought former manager Bruce Arena did "a great job" in weeding out players not dedicated to the ...
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Shiffrin extends World Cup streak to five races

ESPN - 10 Jan 2018
FLACHAU, Austria -- Olympic slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin used a frenetic final run to stretch her winning streak in 2018 to five races at a women's World Cup night race on Tuesday. Shiffrin became the first female skier to start a calendar year ...
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Back in form after knee surgery, Lara Gut wins Cortina super-G

ESPN - 21 Jan 2018
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy -- Lara Gut won the final World Cup super-G before next month's Olympics on Sunday, signaling a return to form after knee surgery last season. It was the Swiss skier's first victory since winning the downhill in Cortina almost ...
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Mikaela Shiffrin earns 37th career World Cup win

ESPN - 01 Jan 2018
OSLO, Norway -- Mikaela Shiffrin won a parallel slalom city event on Monday to match her childhood idol, Marlies Schild, with her 37th World Cup victory. Shiffrin pumped her fist emphatically after edging Swiss rival Wendy Holdener in the final of a ...
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Let's hope the World Cup doesn't kill ODIs

ESPN - 12 Jan 2018
I know we are all supposed to be terribly excited about the World Cup, but I am having some difficulty summoning up the enthusiasm. Partly, of course, because the injury to Eoin Morgan makes it highly unlikely that my team will get past the quarter ...
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Sofia Goggia wins Cortina downhill after Lindsey Vonn mistake

ESPN - 19 Jan 2018
Sofia Goggia of Italy won a World Cup downhill on home snow Friday after Vonn's mistake. Vonn was faster than Goggia midway down the Olympia delle Tofane course but had trouble landing a jump and slammed on the brakes to clear the next gate. "The hill ...
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Federica Brignone gets first World Cup win of season

ESPN - 29 Dec 2017
LIENZ, Austria -- Federica Brignone gave Italy its first women's World Cup win of the season on Friday, one day after Dominik Paris got the Italian men's team its first podium by winning the Bormio downhill. Ranked fourth after the opening leg of a ...
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Marcel Hirscher wins World Cup slalom for weekend double

ESPN - 07 Jan 2018
ADELBODEN, Switzerland -- Marcel Hirscher completed a perfect World Cup weekend by winning a slalom Sunday to extend his lead in the overall and discipline standings. Retaining his first-run lead, just as he did in Saturday's giant slalom, Hirscher was ...

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