Trump backpedals over racist group row, Biden blasts him as ’embarrassment’

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 1,370 total views,  1 views today US President Donald Trump scrambled on Wednesday to quell an uproar over his failure to explicitly denounce white supremacist groups during his debate debacle with Joe Biden, who branded his election rival a “national embarrassment”. The bitter adversaries returned to the campaign trail one day after their off-the-rails showdown in Cleveland made headlines less for the substance than for its unrestrained chaos. The toxic shout fest — with Trump constantly interrupting and Biden launching personal attacks — even prompted the overseeing Commission on Presidential Debates to announce…

Quarantine rules delay Sri Lanka Premier League

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 3,146 total views,  6 views today “Chris Gayle was among 30 foreigners available for the LPL, according to Sri Lanka Cricket. ©AFP” /> Colombo (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s cricket Premier League tournament has been put off a second time due to strict quarantine rules for foreign players, the game’s national governing body said Wednesday. The 23-match Lanka Premier League (LPL), originally due to start in August, was rescheduled for November 14, but has now been delayed by one more week, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said. It said the shift was to “ensure…

Bairstow loses Test deal as England look to future

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 2,521 total views,  7 views today “England's Jonny Bairstow has lost his Test central contract. ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has lost his Test ]]> The move by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was not unexpected as Bairstow, 31, has played just one of the past 12 Test matches since the 2019 Ashes. The World Cup winner has been handed a specialist limited-overs deal, with Pope, Crawley and Sibley all promoted after scoring their maiden Test centuries over the past year. England managing director Ashley Giles…