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South Africa's final World Cup warm-up with Windies washed out

BRISTOL, England (Reuters) - South Africa made a confident start before their final World Cup warm-up against the West Indies at the County Ground in Bristol on Sunday was washed out by rain.

Ireland flanker O'Brien out of World Cup through injury

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's Sean O'Brien will miss September's Rugby World Cup after he was ruled out for six months with a hip injury, his club Leinster said on Sunday.

Cricket - Pakistan-Bangladesh warm-up game abandoned as rain plays spoilsport

(Reuters) - The World Cup warm-up match between Pakistan and Bangladesh in Cardiff on Saturday was called off without a ball being bowled due to rain.

Kohli sees positives in lower order despite NZ drubbing

LONDON (Reuters) - India skipper Virat Kohli preferred to highlight the positives from their six-wicket defeat to New Zealand in a Cricket World Cup warm-up on Saturday and was particularly pleased with the performance of the lower order.

Australia's Smith blocks out jeers and warns of more runs to come

LONDON (Reuters) - Chants of "cheat" accompanied Steve Smith as he came out to bat against England on Saturday but the Australia batsman was unfazed by the hostile reception and says he is focused firmly on maintaining his form ahead of the Cricket World Cup.

Win over India means little for World Cup, says New Zealand's Taylor

LONDON (Reuters) - New Zealand have moved to temper expectations ahead of the Cricket World Cup after their six-wicket victory over India in a warmup match on Saturday, with conditions likely to be more conducive to batting during the tournament.

Rugby - Argentina name provisional World Cup squad

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina have included five European-based players in their provisional 46-man squad for this year’s rugby World Cup in Japan, coach Mario Ledesma announced on Saturday.

Australia edge out England in World Cup warm-up

(Reuters) - Defending champions Australia rode on Steve Smith's century to beat England by 12 runs in a closely-fought World Cup warm-up match in Southampton on Saturday.

Cricket - New Zealand see off India in low-scoring World Cup warm-up

(Reuters) - New Zealand comfortably beat India by six wickets in a World Cup warm-up match at The Oval in London on Saturday after restricting the Virat Kohli-led side to 179.

More gains than losses if TM opt for Ji-su as kyorugi coach

PETALING JAYA: Taekwondo Malaysia (TM) may appoint South Korea’s national junior coach Jeong Ji-su as the new head coach for kyorugi if the current one does not meet expectations.