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Cricket-Win or lose, we stick to our 'mantra', says England's Morgan

LONDON (Reuters) - England captain Eoin Morgan defended his team's high-risk/high reward mantra in the World Cup despite another display of rash batting contributed to a heavy defeat by Australia on Tuesday that left the hosts in danger of missing out on the semi-finals.

Behrendorff mixes business and pleasure at Lord's

LONDON (Reuters) - Jason Behrendorff had only ever visited England on holiday before the World Cup and the hosts would rather it had stayed that way after the Australian's five-wicket haul at Lord's on Tuesday.

Breakdancing takes next step towards Paris 2024 Games

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Breakdancing and three other sports took another step towards appearing at the Paris 2024 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday voted in favour of their inclusion.

Cricket-Unbeaten Kiwis thriving on true team effort, says Santner

(Reuters) - All-rounder Mitchell Santner believes New Zealand's unbeaten run at the World Cup has been a triumph of collective skill, but he said they will be tested by an unpredictable Pakistan side in their next match on Wednesday.

Pakistan must land early blows to unsettle in-form Kiwis - bowling coach

(Reuters) - Pakistan must win their early battles against New Zealand if they are to overcome an in-form Kiwis unit in Wednesday's World Cup match at Edgbaston, according to bowling coach Azhar Mahmood.

Russian race walker given four-year ban for doping

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian race walker Maria Ponomareva has been handed a four-year suspension for doping, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said in a statement on Tuesday.

Tokyo 2020 Games domestic sponsorship tops $3 billion as companies pile in

Lausanne, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have generated record domestic sponsorship revenues of more than $3 billion (2.35 billion pounds), the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday - three times more than any previous summer Games.

Clinical Australia outclass England to reach semis

LONDON (Reuters) - Australia ruthlessly demolished England by 64 runs at Lord's on Tuesday to march into the Cricket World Cup semi-finals and put the hosts in serious danger of failing to make the last four.

Two Russian biathletes get four-year bans for doping - IBU

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two Russian biathletes have been suspended for four years for doping violations detected in data from Russia's former anti-doping agency laboratory, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) said on Tuesday.

Afghan poster boy Rashid buckling under weight of expectations

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - No other spinner headed into the World Cup with a burden of expectation heavier than the one on Rashid Khan's shoulders but seven matches into the tournament and the poster boy of Afghan cricket is buckling under the weight.