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England reach Women's T20 World Cup semi-finals and knock out West Indies

England booked their place in the semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup after beating former champions West Indies by 46 runs in Sydney. Heather Knight’s side posted 143-5, with Natalie Sciver scoring 57 and Amy Jones smashing 23 from 13 balls. England then produced a brilliant bowling and fielding performance to limit the Windies to 97-9, with Sophie Ecclestone finishing with sensational figures of 3-7 from 3.1 overs. The

Horse Racing tips March 1: Who to back at Sedgefield and Huntingdon today

Racing fans across the UK have another action-packed day to look forward to with courses across the country hosting meetings today. Sedgefield and Huntingdon host races throughout the day. Express Sport expert The Scout is on hand to pick out the horses whom punters should be backing across the four racecards. THE SCOUT – Chris Goulding SEDGEFIELD 2.10 Oxwich Bay 2.40 Strong Glance 3.15 Gangster 3.45 Samtu 4.20 Eceparti 4.50

Perry misses training, in doubt for crunch game

Superstar all-rounder Ellyse Perry missed training on Sunday, raising further doubts over her availability for Australia's crucial World Cup game against New Zealand. The Australians will wait until the last minute on Monday before making a call on Perry, who is nursing a hip injury. She was the only member of Australia's 15-woman squad not to take part in the optional session at the Junction Oval. Ellyse Perry is in

Elevated temperature explains Alabama's failure

Alabama Express' disappointing run in the Australian Guineas has been explained via an elevated temperature, with the horse ruled out of a tilt at the All-Star Mile due to the illness. Jockey Michael Dee described the failure as "too bad to be true" and post-race examinations revealed the colt had pulled up with some sort of illness. Michael Dee aboard Alabama Express in the CF Orr Stakes.Credit:Getty Images Trainer Mike

Batting collapse leaves Aussies red faced

A maiden international century by Heinrich Klaasen set up a 74-run win for South Africa in the first one-day international against Australia at Boland Park. Klaasen hit 123 not out in a South African total of 291 for seven. Australia were on target midway through their reply but lost their last seven wickets for 43 runs to be bowled out for 217. Watch the QANTAS Tour of South Africa LIVE

Maximum Security wins Saudi Cup in Riyadh

Maximum Security toughed it out in Riyadh to win an epic first running of the Saudi Cup, the world’s most valuable race. In doing so he once and for all erased the pain of losing the Kentucky Derby, having been the first horse ever to be disqualified from first place in the ‘Run for the Roses’ for causing interference. Twice a winner in Grade One company since that day in

Definitly Red on course for Aintree after Kelso win

Definitly Red completed his Grand National preparations with a dour staying performance in the William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Premier Chase at Kelso. Brian Ellison gave his stable star two options on the day by also declaring him for the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster, but he was far better suited by the conditions of the race at the Borders track. However, that looked the case last season, when Definitly Red

French meetings behind closed doors due to coronavirus

Two meetings at Compiegne in France next week are to take place behind closed doors in a response to the coronavirus outbreak. Monday’s jumps card and the Wednesday fixture on the Flat will have no paying customers, with the order coming from the mayor of Compiegne and the president of the Compiegne Racing Society. A spokesperson for France Galop said: “This is not a national approach. It is an initiative

Group 1 or $5 million? The options facing Fifty Stars

Back-to-back Blamey Stakes victor Fifty Stars has won a wildcard into the $5 million All-Star Mile but connections face the tough decision of deciding between the richest mile race in the world or an elusive group 1. The David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig-trained entire ran quicker time than Alligator Blood in winning Saturday's group 2 mile at Flemington, which earned him a direct passage into the All-Star Mile

Women's T20 World Cup: New Zealand edge Bangladesh in low-scoring thriller

New Zealand kept their semi-final hopes alive after beating Bangladesh in a low-scoring thriller at the Women’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne. Bangladesh, who had never played New Zealand in women’s international cricket, looked capable of a shock upset when they bowled the Kiwis out for 91 with 10 balls to spare. But tight bowling restricted the Tigers who were eventually skittled for 74. New Zealand now face Australia in