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Ben Stokes escapes ban for verbally abusing spectator as England all-rounder hit with fine and demerit point

Ben Stokes escapes ban for verbally abusing spectator as England all-rounder hit with fine and demerit point

B en Stokes escaped a suspension for verbally abusing a spectator at the Wanderers and has instead been fined 15 per cent of his match fee and handed one disciplinary point on his record. Match referee Andy Pycroft fined Stokes around £2,250 and placed one demerit point on his record. Reaching four points over a two-year period results in a one-match

Clinical Medvedev sets up Wawrinka clash in fourth round

Clinical Medvedev sets up Wawrinka clash in fourth round

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Fourth seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia put on a clinical performance to beat a suffering Alexei Popyrin 6-4 6-3 6-2 on Saturday and ease into the fourth round of the Australian Open. Medvedev, a U.S. Open finalist last year, was up by a set and a break when local hope Popyrin took a medical timeout for a problem with his left hip

Fans throw punches in ugly brawl before Kyrgios v Khachanov match at Australian Open

Fans throw punches in ugly brawl before Kyrgios v Khachanov match at Australian Open

VIOLENCE erupted at home favourite Nick Kyrgios’ match at the Australian Open. Two fans traded blows in the stands as a brawl broke out during Aussie Kyrgios’ win over Karen Khachanov. Two fans fight at Nick Kyrgios’ match at the Australian Open One supporter was evicted from the Melbourne Arena, being used instead of the Rod Laver Arena. Other members

Cyborg returns: Ex-UFC star Cris Cyborg chases ANOTHER world title as she makes Bellator bow against Julia Budd

Cyborg returns: Ex-UFC star Cris Cyborg chases ANOTHER world title as she makes Bellator bow against Julia Budd

After a run which saw her claim UFC gold before hitting the brick wall known as Amanda Nunes, Cris Cyborg chases yet another world title as she makes her Bellator MMA bow on Saturday. Julia Budd, meanwhile, has other ideas. Budd, the reigning Bellator women's featherweight champion, has been in imperious form over the course of the past nine years

Brentford vs Leicester City, FA Cup fourth round: live score and latest updates

Brentford vs Leicester City, FA Cup fourth round: live score and latest updates

Brentford vs Leicester kicks off at 12:45pm on BBC One Inside Brentford: The hotbed of talent development with a valid claim for best-run club in the country I s it magic though? Is it? The best thing about the FA Cup is that we get weird games like this between a confusingly talented Brentford and almost-title-challengers-but-not-really Leicester,

Stars’ finals focus results in third straight defeat

Stars’ finals focus results in third straight defeat

After seven failed finals series in eight seasons, the green team knows all too well that it is the franchise that catches fire late that salutes. Well, Sydney Sixers have Steve Smith, Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon while Adelaide Strikers have four wins on the bounce. Brisbane Heat have AB de Villiers . The Stars have three-straight losses … the worst

Tour Down Under 2020, stage five – full results and standings: Daryl Impey snatches overall lead from Richie Porte

Tour Down Under 2020, stage five – full results and standings: Daryl Impey snatches overall lead from Richie Porte

T wo-time defending champion Daryl Impey snatched the overall lead from Richie Porte on the penultimate stage of the Tour Down Under, the first event of the World Tour season. Impey started Saturday's 141.9km (88 mile) fifth stage from Glenelg to Victor Harbour three seconds behind Porte on general classification and finished with a brittle two-second