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Published:Monday | June 27, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Tyson Fury

Rain stops ODI

BRITOL, England (AP):

Rain prevented a result in the third one-day international between England and Sri Lanka on Sunday, leaving England  1-0 up in the series with two matches to go.

Put in to bat by England, Sri Lanka struggled to 248-9 at Bristol's County Ground despite half-centuries from three batsmen.

England were 16-1 after four overs when the rain came down.

For Sri Lanka, Kusal Mendis (53), Dinesh Chandimal (62), and captain Angelo Mathews (56) all passed 50, but none of them could convert those innings into big scores. Upul Tharanga added 40 from 33 balls down the order, but the tourists finished on a modest total.

Chris Woakes took two wickets with his last two deliveries in his 3-34, and fellow seamer Liam Plunkett had 3-46 for England.

India appoints

batting and fielding coaches


India has appointed former Test batsman Sanjay Bangar as the team's batting coach and Abhay Sharma as fielding coach for their forthcoming tour of the West Indies.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the appointments on its Twitter feed on Saturday, two days after it named former captain Anil Kumble as head coach.

All three will take up their positions with the West Indies tour, which starts July 6 and includes four Test matches.

Boxing champ Fury shows up at Euro 2016

NICE, France (AP):

After postponing his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, English boxer Tyson Fury headed straight to the European Championship, where he stunned England football fans yesterday by buying a US$1,110 round of drinks.

Wearing an England jersey, the world heavyweight champion arrived unannounced in Nice's historic old town the evening before England plays Iceland in the round of 16 at the European Championship today.

The Englishman put injury anxieties aside as he was mobbed by fans and led them, pied piper-like, into a nearby bar.

Inside the cramped bar, fans chanted: "Fury is our leader. Fury gets the rounds in."