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    IOC issues first list of Russians and Belarusians eligible for Olympics

    Fourteen Russian and 11 Belarusian athletes were included on Saturday by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on an initial list of "Individual Neutral Athletes" (AINs) eligible to compete in the Paris Games. The athletes named on Saturday compete in four disciplines: road cycling, gymnastics/trampoline, weightlifting and wrestling.

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    'Heads must roll': Pakistan ex-stars, media slam T20 World Cup exit

    Pakistan's ex-stars and media blamed team discord and biased selection for the Asian cricket powerhouse's humiliating first-round exit from the Twenty20 World Cup.Reports of discord over the swap also marred Pakistan's warm-up for the World Cup.

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    Germany hammer 10-man Scotland to launch Euro 2024

    Germany thrashed 10-man Scotland 5-1 as the Euro 2024 hosts kicked off the tournament in style in Munich on Friday, the start of a journey they hope culminates in a record fourth continental title.Niclas Fuellkrug powered in a fourth midway through the second half after coming on as a substitute and not even a late own goal from Antonio Ruediger could spoil an otherwise perfect start to the campaign for Germany.

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    Germany in early goal rush as Euro 2024 kicks off

    Hosts Germany scored two early goals against Scotland after kicking off Euro 2024 on Friday at the start of a journey the three-time continental champions hope will conclude with victory in the final in Berlin on July 14.In Berlin, the country's capital, the iconic Brandenburg Gate has been turned into the "largest football goal in the world", according to organisers, with a green-carpeted fan mile to be filled by tens of thousands for the Scotland clash.

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    USA into T20 World Cup Super Eights, Pakistan out, after rain strikes again

    The USA advanced to the Super Eights stage of the T20 World Cup on Friday when their match against Ireland was abandoned, an outcome which meant former champions Pakistan were eliminated.The USA reach the last eight in their debut appearance in the T20 World Cup largely thanks to their shock win over 2009 champions Pakistan.

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    Moment of truth for revamped Italy as Euros title defence begins

    Italy kick off their European Championship title defence against Albania on Saturday as a new-look team tries to rebuild the reputation of one of the world's most important football nations.And those two later fixtures make Saturday's hugely important, as with the four best third-place finishers in the six groups reaching the knockout stages, a win over Albania would give Italy a great chance of going through.

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    Afghanistan beat PNG to advance at T20 World Cup as NZ eliminated

    Afghanistan underlined their growing status as the dark horses of the 2024 T20 World Cup with a seven-wicket victory over Papua New Guinea on Thursday to advance to the Super Eight phase of the competition and send New Zealand crashing out.In T20 cricket, I think it’s better the more you attack as a bowling unit if the conditions are in your favour." str/rcw

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