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Climbing - Coxsey hanging her hopes on Olympic quest

LONDON (Reuters) - For an athlete with her sights set on competing at next year's Tokyo Olympics, Britain's Shauna Coxsey spends an awful lot of her time simply hanging around. She is good at it too.

Plucky Afghanistan stun Pakistan in World Cup warm-up

(Reuters) - Afghanistan batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi hit an unbeaten 74 as the World Cup underdogs stunned former champions Pakistan to win by three wickets with two balls to spare in a thrilling warm-up match in Bristol on Friday.

South Africa's Du Plessis on form in warm-up win over Sri Lanka

CARDIFF (Reuters) - South Africa captain Faf du Plessis struck a fluent 88 as his side eased to an 87-run victory over Sri Lanka in a Cricket World Cup warm-up game at Sophia Gardens on Friday.

Syakilla to discuss with NSC on training with former coach Prem

PETALING JAYA: Karate exponent Syakilla Salni Jefry Krisnan may train under her former Selangor coach S. Prem Kumar to prepare for the SEA Games and Olympic qualification campaigns.

From fists to kicks – boxer Rakib’s son seeks glitter in taekwondo

PETALING JAYA: Rakib Ahmad made a name for himself in the boxing ring by slugging his way to the bronze medal at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games.

Cycling: Zakarin wins Giro stage 13 as Roglic, Nibali stay together

CERESOLE REALE, Italy (Reuters) - Russian Ilnur Zakarin powered to victory in the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia, the first mountain test for the overall contenders, while favourites Primoz Roglic and Vincenzo Nibali finished together on Friday.

Cycling: Team Ineos's Geoghegan Hart crashes out of Giro d'Italia

PINEROLO, Italy (Reuters) - Briton Tao Geoghegan Hart has abandoned the Giro d'Italia after crashing during the 13th stage, a 196-km mountain trek to Ceresole Reale, on Friday.

England's Morgan injures finger ahead of World Cup

(Reuters) - England captain Eoin Morgan has sustained a small flake fracture on his finger but the injury will not affect his participation in the World Cup starting on May 30, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.

IOC praises 2026 candidates, hightlights higher support for Milan bid

BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee on Friday heaped praise on two remaining candidate cities for the 2026 Winter Olympics, with Italy's Milan/Cortina bid recording stronger local support than Sweden's Stockholm/Are proposal.

South Africa announce fixtures for England, Australia series

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa will host England for four tests and a limited overseas series and then Australia in Twenty20 and One Day Internationals in a packed summer programme, Cricket South Africa announced on Friday.