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June 14, 2016
Maradona

LONDON (AP):

England and Sri Lanka agreed on drawing the third Test at Lord's after rain interrupted too often for either to forge a win on the last day yesterday.

There were only 12.2 overs of play, in which Sri Lanka, set a monumental 362 to win, moved from 32 without loss overnight to 78 for the loss of only Kaushal Silva, leg before wicket to Jimmy Anderson on 16.

Dimuth Karunarate was unbeaten on 37 and Kusal Mendis on 17, as Sri Lanka preserved a 25-year unbeaten record at the home of cricket.

England won the series 2-0 after big wins at Leeds and Chester-le-Street.

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP):

India won the one-day international series against Zimbabwe with an easy eight-wicket win in the second match yesterday.

It followed the same plot as the first match on Saturday.

India won the toss, made Zimbabwe bat, Zimbabwe were all out for little, and India cruised to victory. On Saturday, it was by nine wickets, yesterday it was by eight.

Zimbabwe were in a relatively good position at 106-3 in the 26th over but collapsed to 126 all out. Vusi Sibanda led the way with 53.

India eased to victory in 27 overs. Lokesh Rahul, the first Indian to make an ODI century on debut, made while Karun Nair got 39.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP):

Argentine football great Diego Maradona criticised his country's president yesterday, saying that Mauricio Macri is hurting Argentines with job cuts.

Macri came to power in December promising to cut bloated government spending and tame one of the world's highest inflation rates. Argentines have taken to the streets in protests against his unpopular decisions to eliminate subsidies and cut thousands of state jobs.

"Logically, I'd like for Macri to turn things around and give some joy to the people, but for now all I see is firings," Maradona told Argentina's radio La Red. "I keep getting info that he's vetoing this and that, and while people struggle to put food on the table, the rich keep getting richer."

Maradona said he is on the "opposite side" of Macri and described himself as "Cristinista," a reference to former President Cristina Fernandez, the fiery populist who dominated the political landscape during eight years in office before leaving in December.

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