The Ashes 2017: David Warner confident of playing at the Gabba but Aussies taking no chances

The Ashes 2017: David Warner confident of playing at the Gabba but Aussies taking no chances

GLENN Maxwell has been called up as cover for David Warner, but the star vice-captain is confident he will be fit to take his place in the Ashes opener at the Gabba. Warner, battling a sore neck, got through an extended training session on Wednesday, facing throwdowns in the nets from assistant coach John Davison. It would take a major setback from here to stop Warner opening the batting on day one, but selectors are taking no chances by summonsing Maxwell. Camera IconDavid Warner was all smiles as he proved…

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America's Cup: New boats to fly faster

America's Cup: New boats to fly faster

Defender Emirates Team New Zealand dispensed with the twin-hulled foiling catamarans from Bermuda and has unveiled a cutting-edge design which will contest the 36th America’s Cup in 2021. The 75ft boats could even be faster than the 50 knots (57mph) of the Bermuda rocket ships and will rise out of the water on two large canting foils with an additional foil on the rudder. The rigid wing sails of the 35th edition will be replaced by more “traditional” soft sails. “Our analysis of the performance of the foiling monohulls tells…

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The five most beautiful F1 cars of all time

The five most beautiful F1 cars of all time

Story highlights Piola started drawing F1 cars in 1969 He rates Red Bull’s RB5 as one of all-time great designs The Italian technical journalist has charted some of the groundbreaking changes that have redefined racing cars and made F1 one of the most enduring and popular sports on the planet. “I believe nearly all the pieces of a F1 car can go to an art museum because they are refined to the limit — it’s a pure expression of efficiency and simplicity,” Piola told CNN. Visit CNN.com/motorsport for more news…

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Dimitrov edges Goffin to win ATP Finals title

Dimitrov edges Goffin to win ATP Finals title

Updated November 20, 2017 09:26:08 Photo:Grigor Dimitrov celebrates with the ATP Finals trophy in London. (Reuters: Tony O’Brien) Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career with victory in the ATP Finals in London, sending out a huge statement of intent with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 triumph over David Goffin. The world number six Dimitrov recovered from losing his opening two service games to finally get the better of the willowy Goffin, but it was a fiercely-fought two-and-a-half hour duel with the Belgian saving four match points before finally…

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