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Yasir Shah exposes England’s lack of quality in the spin department

Pakistan's Yasir Shah celebrates taking the wicket of England's Chris Woakes

So Pakistan’s four-man attack has outstripped England’s five. There is one obvious reason for that: Yasir Shah. The wrist spinner from the north-west frontier has been the key component in Pakistan’s victory in north‑west London. No Pakistan bowler had taken more than eight wickets at Lord’s. Here Yasir took six in the first innings, when he was not supposed to be so effective, and four in the second.



NFL: New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings

The Josh Brown case shows the NFL is still failing on domestic abuse

Few American corporations are more equipped to investigate an employee than the NFL. The league and their teams spend heavily to scour the past of every prospect coming out of college, hire private eyes to stalk players in nightclubs, and collect mountains of data on everything from sleep cycles to injury risk. If money is involved, they are relentless in what they seek.