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Pakistan win toss and choose to bat in first test

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first in the opening test of the two-match series against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday.

The tourists, who have never won a series in Australia, will give a test debut to schoolboy fast bowler Naseem Shah despite the 16-year-old having only played seven first class matches.

Naseem is the youngest player to make his test debut in Australia, bettering the record held since 1953 by local ...

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GM sues Fiat Chrysler, alleging union bribes cost it billions

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DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N) on Wednesday filed a racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N), alleging that its rival bribed United Auto Workers (UAW) union officials over many years to corrupt the bargaining process and gain advantages, costing GM billions of dollars.

GM also alleged that Fiat Chrysler’s former CEO, the late Sergio Marchionne, was central in the scheme. ...

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World Anti-Doping Agency suspends Bangkok laboratory

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(Reuters) – The National Doping Control Centre in Bangkok has been suspended for six months due to non-conformities, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Wednesday.

The suspension, which took effect on Nov. 18, prohibits the laboratory from carrying out any anti-doping activities, including all analyses of urine and blood samples.

WADA said the suspension was the result of a site visit that found non-conformities with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL).

The laboratory was given six months ...

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MLS, LIGA MX All-Stars to face off in 2020

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Major League Soccer’s best players will face off against Mexico’s LIGA MX’s top talent for the first time in the 2020 MLS All-Star game in Los Angeles, the leagues said on Wednesday.

The match will be played on July 29 at the Banc of California Stadium, home of MLS side LAFC, which opened its 22,000-capacity venue last year.

“As we celebrate our 25th season, we wanted to deliver an unique and unprecedented format for ...

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