Sunday, 19th April 2015

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English batsman Gary Ballance celebrates after scoring his century with a four off the bowling of Sulieman Benn on day four of the first cricket Test match between West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in St Johns, Antigua on April 16, 2015.
Gary Ballance’s century and a stunning Chris Jordan catch set up England’s victory push in the first Test against West Indies in Antigua. Ballance hit 122, Joe Root 59 and Jos Buttler a rapid unbeaten 59 to help the tourists declare on 333-7. Chasing a notional 438 to win, West Indies lost Darren Bravo for 32 late on as they closed day four on 98-2. The obdurate Devon Smith, who added 83 with Bravo for the second wicket, will resume on 59. James Anderson did not take a wicket in seven overs and remains one short of equalling Sir Ian Botham’s England record of 383 in Tests. Ballance said...
World number two Roger Federer and defending champion Stan Wawrinka both suffered third-round defeats at the Monte Carlo Masters. World number nine Wawrinka, who beat fellow Swiss Federer in last year's final, lost 6-1 6-2 to Bulgaria's world number 11 Grigor Dimitrov. Second seed Federer was beaten 6-4 7-6 (7-5) by Frenchman Gael Monfils, the world number 18 and 14th seed. Eight-times winner Rafael Nadal beat America's John Isner 7-6 (8-6) 4-6 6-3. The Spaniard, who won every title at the clay court event from 2005-12, saved two set points in the opener but broke big-serving Isner in the...
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