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Sport includes all forms of competitive physical activity or games which, through casual or organised participation, at least in part aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing enjoyment to participants, and in some cases, entertainment for spectators. Hundreds of sports exist, from those between single contestants, through to those with hundreds of simultaneous participants, either in teams or competing as individuals. In certain sports such as racing, many contestants may compete, simultaneously or consecutively, with one winner; in others, the contest (a match) is between two sides, each attempting to exceed the other. Some sports allow a “tie” or “draw”, in which there is no single winner; others provide tie-breaking methods to ensure one winner and one loser. A number of contests may be arranged in a tournament producing a champion. Many sports leagues make an annual champion by arranging games in a regular sports season, followed in some cases by playoffs.

Red Rose to the top – Wisden’s Champion County

Late last year, and with a heavy heart, I was rereading Bob Willis’s Diary of a Cricket Season, written in 1978. After only three paragraphs, Bob was in off the long run: “The early weeks are absurdly cluttered with one-day cricket; you either seem to be playing 55-over games or …

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Umar Akmal won’t contest PCB’s corruption charges

Umar Akmal has foregone the right to defend himself against the PCB’s corruptions charges and will instead wait for a sanction to be confirmed.His case will go directly to the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel after Akmal decided against requesting a hearing before the Anti-Corruption Tribunal. All that remains, then, …

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Umpire suspicions about Australia led to Newlands sting

Match officials during the first two Tests of the fateful Australia tour of South Africa in 2018 directed local broadcasters to take a closer look at the tourists’ conduct with the ball after suspecting them of “working a little too aggressively” on it earlier in the series, the recently retired …

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