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Cricket

Malinga to retire from ODIs after first Bangladesh match

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka fast bowling ace Lasith Malinga will retire from 50-over internationals after Friday's first match against Bangladesh in Colombo, captain Dimuth Karunaratne has said.

Diving

Mun Yee hopes to stay injury-free to make record fifth Games

PETALING JAYA: Diver Leong Mun Yee is praying to stay injury-free in order to have the best chance at making a record-breaking fifth Olympic appearance in Tokyo next year.

Other Sport

Time is ripe for world champions to deliver Olympic glory

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has produced world champions in diving and cycling but a question mark hangs over whether the agonising wait for a first Olympic gold medal can end in Tokyo a year from now.

Wrestling

Doping: Uzbek wrestler Taymazov stripped of London 2012 gold medal

LONDON (Reuters) - Uzbek freestyle wrestler Artur Taymazov has been stripped of his London 2012 Olympic gold medal after re-analysis of stored samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday.

Gymnastics

Olympics: Whitlock limbers up for Tokyo with Paris also in mind

LONDON (Reuters) - With one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics, and the pressure mounting, Britain's double gymnastics gold medallist Max Whitlock is already thinking ahead.

Football

Crystal Palace sign Ghana's Ayew after successful loan spell

(Reuters) - Crystal Palace have signed Ghana international forward Jordan Ayew on a three-year deal from Championship (second tier) club Swansea City following a season-long loan spell, the Premier League side said on Thursday.

Football

Eagles have to wing it in defence due to Alves’ suspension

PETALING JAYA: Renan Alves’ suspension for the FA Cup final against Perak at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil tomorrow has left Kedah with a void in the two centreback positions.

Motorsport

Vettel says he is his own biggest critic

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - If Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel is feeling the pressure ahead of his home German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, then he knows who to blame.

Other Sport

Malinga propels Sri Lanka to victory over Bangladesh in final ODI

(Reuters) - Fast bowler Lasith Malinga said goodbye to one-day cricket in style as his devastating opening spell helped Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 91 runs on Friday.

Cricket

England call up Archer for Ashes opener, Stokes reinstated

(Reuters) - Speedster Jofra Archer received his maiden call-up to the England test squad for the Ashes series opener against Australia while all-rounder Ben Stokes was reappointed Joe Root's deputy on Saturday.