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Griezmann, Payet save France; Tahir record SA's best ODI figures

France's Griezmann scored their first goal in the 90th minute before Payet added a second deep in stoppage time.

France's Griezmann scored their first goal in the 90th minute before Payet added a second deep in stoppage time.   | Photo Credit: Eddie Keogh

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CRICKET

Tahir spins Proteas to victory

Imran Tahir registered the best bowling figures by a South African in One Day International cricket as he finished with seven for 45 in their 139 run win over West Indies.

With Hashim Amla scoring 110 from 99 deliveries and supported by half-centuries from Quinton de Kock (71) and Faf du Plessis (73), South Africa scored a mammoth 343 for four in their 50 overs.

The hosts were never in the chase after the first wicket fell as Tahir ripped through the batting order.

FOOTBALL

Griezmann, Payet rescue France with late goals

France left it late once again as Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet scored two late goals in their 2-0 victory over Albania.

Griezmann, who came on as a substitute, opened the scoring in the 90th minute and Payet enhanced his reputation further by scoring their second in the 96th minute to give the Euro 2016 hosts a 2-0 win that will take them through to the next round.

Earlier on Wednesday, Slovakia registered a 2-1 win over Russia, while Switzerland were held 1-1 by Romania.

Tite is Brazil’s new coach

Following Dunga’s sacking as the coach of Brazil’s national team, Corinthians’ boss Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, better known as Tite, has been appointed as the new manager.

Under-20s coach Micale, however, will be in charge of the Brazil side during the Rio Olympics.

FORMULA 1

Hamilton not impressed with Baku’s street circuit

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton sees nothing exciting about this weekend’s European Grand Prix, which will be the first to be held in Azerbaijan. He believes the new street circuit is nowhere like how Monaco is, which, he believes, is the best street circuit.

Mercedes, meanwhile, would also have to take note of the improved performance from Ferrari – evident from Sebastian Vettel’s performance at Montreal.

TENNIS

Radwanska, Bencic knocked out in first round

The top seed Agnieszka Radwanska and the youngest player in the world’s top ten Belinda Bencic both became surprise victims in the first round of the Aegon Classic, a Wimbledon warm-up event.

While Radwanska went down 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 against CoCo Vandewegh, Bencic retired in the second set of her match against Irina-Camelai Begu with a bad back.

WEIGHTLIFTING

Ilyin among ten new doping failures

Kazakhstan’s double Olympic champion Ilya Ilyin, weightlifting’s poster boy, was banned by weightlifting’s governing body for failing dope tests at the 2012 London Olympics.

Three other medallists were also part of the ten lifters who have been banned after samples from London were retested.

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