Aussie women match Ponting-era record with 21 straight wins

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The Australian women’s team beat New Zealand by 232 runs Wednesday to record its 21st consecutive win in one-day international cricket and equal a world mark set by Ricky Ponting’s Australian men’s team in 2003.

The Australian women haven’t been beaten in an ODI since losing to England on Oct. 29, 2017. The winning streak started in India in March 2018 and also included series wins over Pakistan, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

Regular captain Meg Lanning, who missed Wednesday’s game because of a hamstring injury sustained while scoring an unbeaten century in Australia’s series-clinching win on Monday, said her team wanted to cap off the Rose Bowl series and reach the milestone 21 with an emphatic win.

“It’s nice to finish off with a big win today,” Lanning said as she accepted the trophy. “It’s a really special effort, especially over a

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French Open Women’s Doubles Match Subject of Match-Fixing Investigation | Bleacher Report

Stadium workers cover Suzanne Lenglen court as rain delayed a fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Authorities in Paris are investigated alleged match-fixing around Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria Tig’s victory over Madison Brengle and Yana Sizikova in the opening round of the 2020 French Open, according to the BBC. 

The exact nature of the allegations is unclear.

The BBC shared a comment from Alexei Selivanenko, vice-president of the Russian tennis federation, that offered little in the way of insight: “As long as there are no official documents, it is too early to comment on anything. Tennis has a zero-tolerance policy for cases of this kind.”

None of Bringle, Tig, Mitu or Sizikova offered an official comment, and federations for Romania and the United States similarly declined to comment.

The Associated Press’ John Leicester and Jerome Pugmire cited German outlet Die Welt and French paper L’Equipe, writing that “suspicious betting patterns” arose surrounding the match: 

“In the match, Sizikova is

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