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Cricket

Thais out to win hearts and matches on World Cup debut

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Cricket's reputation as a game of glorious uncertainty notwithstanding, the Thailand team making their debut at the Women's Twenty20 World Cup in Australia will undoubtedly be a big hit with fans.

Other Sport

All Blacks on 'high alert' over Pocock threat, says Cane

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The All Blacks are on "high alert" over the threat David Pocock could pose at the breakdown when they meet the Wallabies in Saturday's Rugby Championship opener, according to flanker Sam Cane.

Other Sport

Forget World Cup, I want Bledisloe, says Genia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia scrumhalf Will Genia would never turn down a World Cup win if one came along but the Wallabies playmaker believes wresting the Bledisloe Cup away from New Zealand would be an even greater prize.

Rugby

Latu can cancel out Marx equation in Super semi, says Kepu

(Reuters) - New South Wales Waratahs hooker Tolu Latu has earned his starting spot in the Super Rugby semi-final against the Lions with an improved off-field attitude and has the power to nullify the marauding Malcolm Marx, says team mate Sekope Kepu.

Rugby

Marx's return helps put a roar back into the Lions

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Malcolm Marx has made a timely return from injury to hand the Lions a significant boost as the South Africans seek to reach the Super Rugby final for a third successive year when they host the New South Wales Waratahs in Saturday's semi-final.

Football

Lisbon's Sporting votes out president to halt player exodus

LISBON (Reuters) - Sporting have overwhelmingly voted to eject president Bruno de Carvalho in a bid to save the Portuguese club after nine players quit in protest at an attack in May by angry fans who had allegedly been spurred by his public rebuke of the team.