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Putin ‘Playing Poker Rather Than Chess,’ Says Former UK Spy Chief

Putin ‘Playing Poker Rather Than Chess,’ Says Former UK Spy Chief

Why won’t Russia’s Vladimir Putin let Ukraine go? He might not be able to, according to a former head of Britain’s MI6 external intelligence agency, Alex Younger. In an interview Tuesday with the BBC, Younger said he cannot see how the Russian leader can back down as fears mount that Putin is poised to order …

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Australia vs England, Shane Warne’s greatest Ashes appearance, Ben Stokes Headingley 2019, video, highlights

Australia vs England, Shane Warne’s greatest Ashes appearance, Ben Stokes Headingley 2019, video, highlights

Shane Warne has been a part of Ashes cricket for almost 30 years. He himself played in eight series and has commented on almost as many series since then. But one performance stands out above the rest: Ben Stokes, Headingley, 2019. While Warne (No. 2) and Steve Smith (No. 1 and No. 5) were featured …

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Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis doubles, Special Ks, entertaining players, future after Big Three, men’s doubles, draw, results, reaction

Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis doubles, Special Ks, entertaining players, future after Big Three, men’s doubles, draw, results, reaction

This year’s Australian Open forced tennis into an awkward position. It was the first time since 1999 that both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer were absent from a Grand Slam. The ‘Big Three’ had been reduced to one and even Rafael Nadal was covered in an injury cloud, telling reporters earlier in the week that …

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Australia ICC Test Team of the Year, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, Joe Root, Kane Williamson

Australia ICC Test Team of the Year, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, Joe Root, Kane Williamson

Australia could only handle one player on the ICC test team of the year, despite reclaiming the top spot in the team rankings with best test bowler Pat Cummins, a curious omission. It’s the first time Australia has held the No. 1 test team mantle since May 2020, but it wasn’t enough to see them …

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NRL: Covid-19 Vaccination Status Before Season 2022, Rugby League Player’s Association

NRL: Covid-19 Vaccination Status Before Season 2022, Rugby League Player’s Association

A handful of NRL players remain unvaccinated against Covid-19, but the RLPA says it is “optimistic” that no one will be forced out of the league. The Rugby League Players Association remains “optimistic” that unvaccinated players will not be lost to the NRL as the league braces for impact in the third year of the …

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