Amit Kumar Saroha wins silver in World Para Athletics Championship, watch video

Amit Kumar Saroha wins silver in World Para Athletics Championship, watch video

Amit Kumar Saroha wins silver in World Para Athletics Championship, watch video 32-year-old amit Saroha had also won a silver in this event in the last edition of the biennial championships in Doha in 2015. He also had won a gold medal in this event in the 2014 Incheon Asian Para Games. India’s Amit Kumar Saroha clinched a silver in men’s club throw F51 competition in World Para Athletics Championships on Monday. Saroha’s best throw of 30.25m, which came in his third attempt, fetched him a silver medal. In the process,…

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Sania Mirza goes out and about in London with husband Shoaib Malik; chills with Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, see pics

Sania Mirza goes out and about in London with husband Shoaib Malik; chills with Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, see pics

Sania Mirza goes out and about in London with husband Shoaib Malik; chills with Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra, see pics Sania Mirza is in London for the third Grand Slam of the year at Wimbledon. There she reached the pre-quarterfinals of women’s doubles event while partnering Kirsten Flipkens and lost at the same juncture in the mixed doubles event. Sania Mirza and her Pakistan cricketer husband Shoaib Malik made a good time of each others’ company in London. Her journey at the All England Club didn’t go into the latter stages…

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Gerhard Bergers nephew Lucas Auer to test with Force India

Gerhard Bergers nephew Lucas Auer to test with Force India

Gerhard Bergers nephew Lucas Auer to test with Force India Austrian Lucas Auer, the nephew of retired racer Gerhard Berger, will make his Formula One test debut with Force India in Hungary in August. The 22-year-old Mercedes driver is second in the German Touring Car (DTM) championship. Gerhard Bergers : Austrian Lucas Auer, the nephew of retired racer Gerhard Berger, will make his Formula One test debut with Force India in Hungary in August, the Mercedes-powered team said on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Mercedes driver is second in the German Touring Car…

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When will we stop shaming our athletes in the name of religion?

When will we stop shaming our athletes in the name of religion? We have made it our job to slut shame women athletes and pull up others in the name of religion. The latest victim has been cricketer Irfan Pathan, who uploaded a picture of himself with his wife on his social media account on Facebook. Stop shaming : It’s a fact that sexism is very much prevalent in our society. And people on Twitter and Facebook have this morbid fascination to become moral guardians. They dictate how people should dress, what to…

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Pro Kabaddi Bengaluru Bulls shift home matches to Nagpur

Pro Kabaddi Bengaluru Bulls shift home matches to Nagpur

Pro Kabaddi Bengaluru Bulls shift home matches to Nagpur Bengaluru Bulls had to make the last minute change in venue due to the unavailability of Kanteerva Stadium as the Department of Youth Empowerment and Services, that manages the stadium bookings, has not yet responded to the long pending request. Pro Kabaddi : In a last-minute change of venues, the Bengaluru Bulls have shifted their home games of the upcoming Pro-Kabaddi League to Nagpur. The franchise announced on Tuesday that the home matches in the fifth edition of the league were shifted because…

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ICC Womens World Cup: England win thriller, twitterati like it

ICC Womens World Cup: England win thriller, twitterati like it

ICC Womens World Cup: England win thriller, twitterati like it England beat South Africa by two wickets to enter the final of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. South Africa scored 218 for 6 batting first and England chased down that target with two wickets in hand in 49.5 overs in Bristol on Tuesday. ICC Womens : Sarah Taylor’s run out triggered a collapse in England innings against South Africa. A chase which looked easy after the start they got, England were in a spot of bother when they lost two more…

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Project Leap joins hands with Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ)

Project Leap joins hands with Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ)

Project Leap joins hands with Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) The 12 chosen young shooters in the Air Rifle Category were invited to an elite junior excellence camp in Pune which was conducted by ace Slovakian coach Anton Belak and Olympic Medalist Gagan Narang himself. Gagan Narang Sports Promotion Foundation’s (GNSPF) announced a long term association with Olympic Gold Quest for it’s programme, Project Leap, conceived to train young shooting talent in the country. Project Leap began by first selecting 23 young shooters out of a total of 57 shortlisted shooters and…

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India womens team suffers loss to England in Hockey World League Semi-final quarters

India womens team suffers loss to England in Hockey World League Semi-final quarters

India womens team suffers loss to England in Hockey World League Semi-final quarters India, who next play 5-8th classification match, scored their lone goal through Gurjit Kaur while Giselle Ansley, Alex Danson, Susannah Townsend and Hannah Martin found the back of the net for England in the quarter-final of HWL Semi-final. India womens : In what was a chance to make a big statement, India women’s team suffered a big loss. The team played England in the quarter-final of Women’s Hockey World League Semi-final and lost 4-1 in Johannesburg. The lone…

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WWE SmackDown Results: Jimmy Uso beats Kofi Kingston

WWE SmackDown Results: Jimmy Uso beats Kofi Kingston

WWE SmackDown Results: Jimmy Uso beats Kofi Kingston Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin defeat AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamur on Smackdown Live on Tuesday. Corbin savagely blindsided his opponent before Nakamura even completed his entrance. But WWE’s Rockstar sensed it and began brawling with The Lone Wolf. It was a thrilling Smackdown Live Tuesday as Jinder Mahal, the Modern Day Maharaja brought in the Punjabi prison as promised. Other than that, there were some aggresive fights. Here are the results from Smackdown Live on July 18: Kevin Owens and Baron Corbin…

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FEDERER SEEKS TO REIGNITE COMEBACK BID AFTER STUTTGART STUMBLE

FEDERER SEEKS TO REIGNITE COMEBACK BID AFTER STUTTGART STUMBLE

FEDERER SEEKS TO REIGNITE COMEBACK BID AFTER STUTTGART STUMBLE Federer had no regrets about missing the French Open to focus on Wimbledon but said it was a move he was unlikely to repeat. FEDERER : PARIS – After his comeback was cut short by Tommy Haas in Stuttgart last week, Roger Federer is eager to get a win under his belt in the opening round of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle as the Swiss gears up for another tilt at Wimbledon. Federer, who was stunned 2-6, 7-6(8), 6-4 by…

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MCENROE SUGGESTS MEN VS WOMEN CONTEST TO SOLVE SERENA DEBATE

MCENROE SUGGESTS MEN VS WOMEN CONTEST TO SOLVE SERENA DEBATE

MCENROE SUGGESTS MEN VS WOMEN CONTEST TO SOLVE SERENA DEBATE John McEnroe said that Serena Williams was “the best female player ever” but said her performance on the men’s circuit would be an “entirely different story.” NEW YORK – An unapologetic John McEnroe has proposed competition between men and women players to prove his claim that 23-time grand slam singles winner Serena Williams would be ranked “like 700 in the world” if she competed on the men’s circuit. Three-time Wimbledon champion McEnroe said Williams was “the best female player ever” but said her performance…

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FEDERER AND NADAL PRIMED FOR DREAM WIMBLEDON FINAL REPRISE

FEDERER AND NADAL PRIMED FOR DREAM WIMBLEDON FINAL REPRISE

FEDERER AND NADAL PRIMED FOR DREAM WIMBLEDON FINAL REPRISE FEDERER : The Wimbledon seedings, to be confirmed on Wednesday, and Friday’s draw will determine whether the titans could meet on Centre Court. LONDON – Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have shared the grand slam spoils this year and it would take a hard heart not to hope for a fairytale rematch next month of their epic 2008 Wimbledon final. Federer, 35, prevailed in their five-set battle in Australia to win a record-extending 18th slam, but sat out the claycourt season in which…

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NO BLAME GAME AT MERCEDES AFTER HEADREST FAILURE

NO BLAME GAME AT MERCEDES AFTER HEADREST FAILURE

NO BLAME GAME AT MERCEDES AFTER HEADREST FAILURE The triple champion was comfortably leading an already eventful race when the headrest material worked loose, forcing him to pit for safety reasons and dropping him out of the podium places. LONDON – Formula One world champions Mercedes refused to play the blame game on Monday as they sought answers for a headrest failure that cost Lewis Hamilton a victory in Azerbaijan. The triple champion was comfortably leading an already eventful race when the headrest material worked loose, forcing him to pit for safety reasons…

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DEFENDER ALVES CONFIRMS JUVENTUS EXIT

DEFENDER ALVES CONFIRMS JUVENTUS EXIT

DEFENDER ALVES CONFIRMS JUVENTUS EXIT DEFENDER : The 34-year-old joined Juventus on a two-year contract from Barcelona last June and made 33 appearances as the club sealed the domestic double for the third successive year. Juventus Defender from Brazil Dani Alves celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League semi final second leg football match Juventus vs Monaco, on 9 May, 2017 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. Picture: AFP. BENGALURU – Defender Dani Alves has confirmed that he has left Serie A champions Juventus after one season in Italy, with Manchester…

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FROOME STILL TIPPED TO BE TOUR’S HOTTEST RIDER

FROOME STILL TIPPED TO BE TOUR'S HOTTEST RIDER

FROOME STILL TIPPED TO BE TOUR’S HOTTEST RIDER FROOME STILL : Chris Froome’s main rivals all seem short of the combination of ingredients needed to unsettle Froome’s Team Sky machine. DUESSELDORF, GERMANY – Chris Froome may look far from his best and might say this year’s route does him no favours, but the Briton is the overwhelming favourite to win his fourth Tour de France crown next month. His main rivals – an ageing Alberto Contador, a too-cautious Nairo Quintana and an unreliable Richie Porte – all seem short of the combination…

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Kidambi Srikanth beats Olympic champion Chen Long for fourth Super Series title

Kidambi Srikanth beats Olympic champion Chen Long for fourth Super Series title

Kidambi Srikanth beats Olympic champion Chen Long for fourth Super Series title Kidambi Srikanth continued his impressive run of form by winning the Australian Open Super Series – his fourth Super Series title and second in two weeks while playing his third final in a row. He beat Chen Long 22-20, 21-16 in 45 minutes. Kidambi Srikanth has been on a roll off late. He has beaten the World No 1 Son Wan Ho twice in as many weeks, he has beaten the Chinese top-ranked shuttler Shi Yuqi twice as well.…

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Bob Arum says cognac commercial at heart of Floyd Mayweather’s rant about Manny Pacquiao

Bob Arum says cognac commercial at heart of Floyd Mayweather’s rant about Manny Pacquiao

Bob Arum says cognac commercial at heart of Floyd Mayweather’s rant about Manny Pacquiao Bob Arum : LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. ranting about Manny Pacquiao, and particularly what he believes is Pacquiao’s unusual climb up boxing weight classes, is nothing new. But on Tuesday in front of a small group of reporters in the VIP check-in area at the MGM Grand, Mayweather put on quite a memorable show. He ended one of the most intriguing interviews he ever gave by concluding with a 15-minute tirade in which he…

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McGregor boxing Mayweather is ‘f*****g retarded’, says UFC rival Chiesa

McGregor boxing Mayweather is 'f*****g retarded', says UFC rival Chiesa

McGregor boxing Mayweather is ‘f*****g retarded’, says UFC rival Chiesa Number six ranked UFC lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa is not too pleased that his division’s title will likely not be defended for over a year. Current champion Conor McGregor won the title in November 2016 at UFC 205 but since then, the Irishman had been pursuing a boxing fight with Floyd Mayweather. With the big money fight finally confirmed to take place on 26 August, there is a high chance that McGregor can go the whole of 2017 without defending…

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Five mistakes made in Mayweather-Pacquiao that will hopefully be avoided in Mayweather-McGregor

Five mistakes made in Mayweather-Pacquiao that will hopefully be avoided in Mayweather-McGregor

Five mistakes made in Mayweather-Pacquiao that will hopefully be avoided in Mayweather-McGregor Talks to make a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao began in earnest in November 2009, not long after Pacquiao stopped Miguel Cotto in the 12th round at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Mayweather and Pacquiao were Nos. 1 and 2 in the world and, most exciting, Nos. 1 and 2 pound-for-pound and were in their absolute primes. They had contrasting styles and it set up to be a fight for the ages. A deal…

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Gymnasts : Why The U.S. Gymnasts’ Leotards Cost More Than Your Entire Wardrobe

Gymnasts

Gymnasts : Why The U.S. Gymnasts’ Leotards Cost More Than Your Entire Wardrobe The U.S. women’s gymnastics team is slaying the competition at the Rio Olympics this week. The gymnastics giants started off with a bang, picking up a team all-around gold, and so far Simone Biles and Aly Raisman have also won individual gold and silver all-around medals, respectively. But the U.S. women’s routines aren’t the only thing burning up Rio de Janeiro: Their glittering leotards are pure fire. At first glance, these leotards might seem like standard dancewear.…

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Legends : Pope tells NFL legends he backs a ‘different’ kind of football

Legends : Pope Francis jokes with an NFL Hall of Fame representative about wearing a helmet that was a gift for the pope during a visit at the Vatican on June 21, 2017. Screenshot from video

Legends : Pope tells NFL legends he backs a ‘different’ kind of football It may not have been his kind of “football,” and he may not have much use for his new helmet, but Pope Francis welcomed a group of NFL veterans and told them their sport has “virtues.” Curtis Martin, Ronnie Lott, Floyd Little and other Hall of Famers met with the pope for a private audience and presented him with his own personalized jersey emblazoned with “Papa Francesco” and the numeral 1, as well as a signed gold…

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Hockey World League Semi-Final 2017: India Thrash Pakistan 7-1 For Third Straight Win

Hockey World League Semi-Final 2017: India Thrash Pakistan 7-1 For Third Straight Win

Hockey World League Semi-Final 2017: India Thrash Pakistan 7-1 For Third Straight Win Hockey : India confirm a quarterfinal berth in the tournament with 9 points from three wins. India thrashed Pakistan 7-1.© Hockey India Hockey : India thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan 7-1 in the Hockey World League Semi-Final 2017 to earn their third straight win in the tournament on Sunday. With the win, India maintain their top spot in Group B (nine points from three wins) while Pakistan remain sixth with no points. This win has ensured India a quarter-final…

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Hockey World League Semi-Final: India Go Down 1-3 To Netherlands, To Face Malaysia In Quarters

Hockey World League Semi-Final: India Go Down 1-3 To Netherlands, To Face Malaysia In Quarters

Hockey World League Semi-Final: India Go Down 1-3 To Netherlands, To Face Malaysia In Quarters Hockey : Despite the loss in their last league stage match, India will play the quarter-final match against Malaysia as they had already qualified. India will play Malaysia in the quarter-finals on Thursday.© Hockey India India fought hard before losing 1-3 against higher-ranked Netherlands to suffer their first defeat in the Hockey World League League Semi-Final in London on Tuesday. All the goals came in the first two quarters of the match with Netherlands scoring through…

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Virat Kohli And Yuvraj Singh Chill With Pakistani Players After The Match And It Shows Their Sporting Spirit

Virat Kohli And Yuvraj Singh Chill With Pakistani Players After The Match And It Shows Their Sporting Spirit

Virat Kohli And Yuvraj Singh Chill With Pakistani Players After The Match And It Shows Their Sporting Spirit On paper, India were clearly the better team before the Champions Trophy final started. After all, they have big names such as Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni. Pakistan were the underdogs for whom beating India was a distant hope. After a 124-run loss against India in the tournament’s opener, Pakistan were obviously not the favourites. But Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan and Shadab Khan turned the tables in Pakistan’s favour and…

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Sania Mirza Congratulates Both India And Pakistan And Says Sport Is A Great Leveller

Sania Mirza Congratulates Both India And Pakistan And Says Sport Is A Great Leveller

Sania Mirza Congratulates Both India And Pakistan And Says Sport Is A Great Leveller Sport is indeed a great leveller and Sania Mirza knows that right. Pakistan beat India in the final to clinch the Champions Trophy for the first time. And India thrashed Pakistan in the Hockey World League semi-finals 7-1. On such a Super Sunday, Mirza took to Twitter to congratulate both the countries. She was equally happy to know that both India and Pakistan clinched a contest each. Moments after Pakistan clinched their maiden Champions Trophy title,…

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Holly Holm wins first fight since defeating Ronda Rousey with head-kick KO

Holly Holm wins first fight since defeating Ronda Rousey with head-kick KO Holly Holm ended a three-fight losing streak Saturday by knocking out Bethe Correia at 1:09 of the third round in Singapore. (Getty) It’s not often that a fighter on a three-fight, 18-month losing streak is a 5-to-1 favorite, but Holly Holm proved Saturday in Singapore during her fight with Bethe Correia that the oddsmakers knew what they were doing. Holm won her first bout since her memorable Nov. 14, 2015, knockout of then-unbeaten Ronda Rousey by catching Correia…

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You cannot be serious: Murray hits back at McEnroe claim

You cannot be serious: Murray hits back at McEnroe claim

You cannot be serious: Murray hits back at McEnroe claim “I’m very proud of the Olympic medals, they mean a lot to me,” Andy Murray said at Queen’s Club (AFP Photo/Eric FEFERBERG) London (AFP) – Andy Murray has slammed John McEnroe’s claim the world number one should be seen as ‘a distant fourth’ behind old rivals Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Serious : Murray begins his Wimbledon preparations this week as he defends his title in the grass-court tournament at Queen’s Club and American legend McEnroe may have…

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Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev in controversial circumstances to win blockbuster light-heavyweight rematch

Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev in controversial circumstances to win blockbuster light-heavyweight rematch

Andre Ward stops Sergey Kovalev in controversial circumstances to win blockbuster light-heavyweight rematch   Ward is unbeaten in 32 fights and retained his WBO, WBA and IBF belts, but Kovalev said he was hit by a low blow and insisted that he wanted yet another rematch Andre Ward proclaimed himself the pound-for-pound world number one after stopping Sergey Kovalev in their rematch to retain his unified light-heavyweight world championship. An eighth-round win via a controversial technical knockout took Ward to 32 wins from 32 in his career and the 33-year-old then…

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Pakistan upset the odds to topple rivals India and claim first-ever Champions Trophy title

Pakistan upset the odds to topple rivals India and claim first-ever Champions Trophy title

Pakistan upset the odds to topple rivals India and claim first-ever Champions Trophy title A fortnight ago, Pakistan were a ragtag cricket team. Today, Sarfraz Ahmed’s men powered their way past their fierce rivals to win by 180 runs and lift the Champions Trophy Twenty-five years after Imran Khan’s cornered tigers overcame a shambolic start to win the 1992 World Cup, Pakistan completed a beguiling sequel by toppling India in the Champions Trophy final at the Oval. A fortnight ago, Pakistan were a ragtag cricket team. Two squad members were…

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Hasan Ali living Champions Trophy ‘dream’

Hasan Ali living Champions Trophy ‘dream’

Hasan Ali living Champions Trophy ‘dream’ Hasan Ali : London: Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali hopes the Champions Trophy final with arch-rivals India will see him continue to live the dream he had before the competition started. The 23-year-old has been central to Pakistan’s progress since a woeful 124-run defeat by India in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4 and heads into Sunday’s final at the Oval as the 2017 edition’s leading wicket-taker with 10 at an average of just 17.20 apiece. Given that Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India’s most successful…

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Pakistan, India clash stirs 2007 World Twenty20 memories

Pakistan, India clash stirs 2007 World Twenty20 memories

Pakistan, India clash stirs 2007 World Twenty20 memories Pakistan : LONDON: Those hoping for a thrilling Champions Trophy final between India and Pakistan at the Oval on Sunday may take heart from the only other occasion the arch-rivals have met in the climax of a major ICC world event. Twenty20, pioneered as a professional sport in the English county game, was still in its global infancy a decade ago, when Johannesburg hosted the 2007 World Twenty20 final, with many players inclined to treat it as just a bit of fun…

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Five reasons why Pakistan can beat India in Champions Trophy final

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Five reasons why Pakistan can beat India in Champions Trophy final Reasons : The game that always creates war-like situation between Pakistan and India comes again when title-holders India face Pakistan will face off in the Champions Trophy final at London’s Oval ground on Sunday. Here we take you through the five reasons why Pakistan can win their first ever Champions Trophy. 5. The astonishing Hasan Ali With Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan among the ranks, Hassan Ali wasn’t expected to be the spearhead of Pakistan’s bowling repertoire. However, that…

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Was accused of ‘racism’: German pilot sends defamation notice to Harbhajan Singh, Jet Airways

Was accused of ‘racism’: German pilot sends defamation notice to Harbhajan Singh, Jet Airways

Was accused of ‘racism’: German pilot sends defamation notice to Harbhajan Singh, Jet Airways The alleged incident aboard a Chandigarh-Mumbai Jet flight came to light on April 26 when the cricketer posted tweets accusing Hosselin of making “racist” comments and assaulting a woman, besides abusing a physically challenged man on a domestic flight.   A former Jet Airways pilot, Bernd Hosselin, a German, accused of making “racist” comments on a Chandigarh-Mumbai flight, Friday sent a defamation notice to cricketer Harbhajan Singh and his friends Pooja Gujaral and Jatinder Singh Shah. Hosselin…

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Top clubs to keep powder dry in China’s window of uncertainty

Top clubs to keep powder dry in China’s window of uncertainty

Top clubs to keep powder dry in China’s window of uncertainty Another regulatory change proposed by Chinese Football Association (CFA) this week looks set to encourage a cautious approach from clubs in the new window. (Source: AP) Top clubs : Another regulatory change proposed by Chinese Football Association (CFA) this week looks set to encourage a cautious approach from clubs in the new window and a repeat of the big splurge on foreign talent is highly unlikely. Top clubs : Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande have no plans to make any additions…

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Canadian Brooke Henderson has two-shot LPGA halfway lead

Canadian Brooke Henderson has two-shot LPGA halfway lead

Canadian Brooke Henderson has two-shot LPGA halfway lead Canadian : Lydia Ko, who recently lost her world number one crown, is six shots back. Her successor, Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn, is eight off the pace. Henderson made four straight birdies from the ninth hole and looked like having a handy halfway lead until dropping shots at her final two holes. Brooke Henderson bogeyed the final two holes but still enjoyed a two-shot lead after the second round at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday. The Canadian 19-year-old carded…

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India vs Pakistan Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Golden opportunity for Pakistan to avenge its humiliating defeat to India, says Imran Khan

India vs Pakistan Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Golden opportunity for Pakistan to avenge its humiliating defeat to India, says Imran Khan

India vs Pakistan Final, ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Golden opportunity for Pakistan to avenge its humiliating defeat to India, says Imran Khan Pakistan  : Imran Khan feels the strategy of fielding first against other teams has worked well for Sarfraz but it won’t be the same case when they play India in the final. After suffering a 124-run defeat to India in their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opener, Pakistan have bounced back strongly and look to lift their maiden Champions Trophy title. Imran Khan feels Pakistan must not put India to…

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India vs Pakistan Live Streaming World Hockey League Semi-final: When and where to watch the hockey match, live TV coverage, time in IST

India vs Pakistan Live Streaming World Hockey League Semi-final: When and where to watch the hockey match, live TV coverage, time in IST

India vs Pakistan Live Streaming World Hockey League Semi-final: When and where to watch the hockey match, live TV coverage, time in IST Before locking horns with Pakistan*India plays their second match against Canada on Saturday in their second Group B match. India is currently ranked 6th in World Hockey and they will have a psychological advantage over Pakistan who is placed 13th in the rankings table. India will face arch-rivals Pakistan* in their third match of the World Hockey League semifinal tournament on Sunday. India started off their campaign in…

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Kidambi Srikanth through to Indonesia Super Series Final in dramatic fashion

Kidambi Srikanth through to Indonesia Super Series Final in dramatic fashion

Kidambi Srikanth through to Indonesia Super Series Final in dramatic fashion This is Kidambi Srikanth’s second consecutive Super Series Final and fourth overall with the 22nd ranked Indian reaching the final of the Singapore Open Final back in April. He has previously won the India Open Super Series in 2015. Kidambi Srikanth booked his place in the final of the Indonesia Super Series event in Jakarta in dramatic fashion as he saved a match point and needed a third to book his place in the crunch match. He beat World…

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My career flourished under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy: Yuvraj Singh

My career flourished under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy: Yuvraj Singh

My career flourished under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy: Yuvraj Singh Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh made his 300th appearance in Indian jersey when he took the field in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final match against Bangladesh. Prior to the start of the match against Bangladesh, Indian team held a presentation where Yuvraj was given a memento Ganguly.   Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh made his 300th appearance in Indian jersey when he took the field in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final match against Bangladesh. Though the left-hander didn’t get a chance to bat as…

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Taufik Hidayat-like HS Prannoy fells a legend in Lee Chong Wei

Taufik Hidayat-like HS Prannoy fells a legend in Lee Chong Wei

Taufik Hidayat-like HS Prannoy fells a legend in Lee Chong Wei World No.25’s stunning backhand smash stuns Lee Chong Wei and scripts 21-10, 21-18 victory   Prannoy handed Chong Wei his first loss of the year. There wasn’t much by way of cutting-edge technical inputs that Sunil Kumar could give his son HS Prannoy in this pre-teens, when the father coached the lanky lad in Kerala till age 16. The timing of a jump when smashing is, of course, innate if you come from Jimmy George-country. But everything else was cobbled…

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India begin Hockey World League Semi-final with 4-1 win over Scotland

India begin Hockey World League Semi-final with 4-1 win over Scotland

India begin Hockey World League Semi-final with 4-1 win over Scotland India claimed their first win of the Hockey World League Semi-final after they beat Scotland 4-1 in their opening game in London. Ramandeep Singh scored two goals for India while Akashdeep and Harmanpreet Singh scored a goal each.   Scotland would have given themselves a chance to cause a big upset after the scoreline read 1-0 in their favour at half-time break. They had India on the back-foot in their first match of the Hockey World League Semi-final in London.…

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BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya suggests government intervention to sort ISL logjam

BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya suggests government intervention to sort ISL logjam

BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya suggests government intervention to sort ISL logjam Staring at a dark future, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have found solace from the ruling BJP government with its national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya suggesting sports ministry’s intervention sort out the ISL logjam.   Concerned at the plight of Mohun Bagan and East Bengal who were not inducted into the lucrative ISL. Staring at a dark future, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have found solace from the ruling BJP government with its national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya suggesting…

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Sri Lanka need to come up with concrete plan, says Roshan Mahanama

Sri Lanka need to come up with concrete plan, says Roshan Mahanama

Sri Lanka need to come up with concrete plan, says Roshan Mahanama Roshan Mahanama believes Sri Lankan needs to reflect on their performance at Champions Trophy and come with a concrete plan to be successful in international cricket. Sri Lanka were thrown out courtesy their pathetic fielding in their match against Pakistan.   Sri Lanka were thrown out of the ongoing Champions Trophy courtesy their ‘pathetic’ fielding in their match against Pakistan. Former batsman and ICC match referee Roshan Mahanama believes Sri Lankan needs to reflect on their performance at Champions…

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Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor agree to August fight

Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor agree to August fight

Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor agree to August fight A win for Mayweather would move him ahead of former heavyweight great Rocky Marciano, who also retired with a perfect 49-0 career record.  Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor, two of the most popular athletes in their respective sports, have agreed to a crossover fight in the ring on August 26 in Las Vegas, Mayweather said in a tweet on Wednesday. The fight is expected to gross millions of dollars with Mayweather a solid favorite.…

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David Goffin pulls out of Wimbledon with ankle injury

David Goffin pulls out of Wimbledon with ankle injury

David Goffin pulls out of Wimbledon with ankle injury David Goffin withdrew from Wimbledon because of the nasty ankle injury he suffered at the recent French Open. Goffin was forced to retire from his third-round match at Roland Garros when his right foot became jammed beneath the rolled-up covers.   David Goffin won’t play at Wimbledon as he continues to recover from an ankle injury. (Source: File) Belgian David Goffin withdrew from Wimbledon because of the nasty ankle injury he suffered at the recent French Open. The 26-year-old was forced to…

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Out of contract, Rahul Dravid does not attend U-19 selection meet

Out of contract, Rahul Dravid does not attend U-19 selection meet

Out of contract, Rahul Dravid does not attend U-19 selection meet It’s learnt that Dravid is willing to coach U-19 team in the future, but wants more clarity about the role to avoid any criticism of conflict of interest. Rahul Dravid has turned down Indian cricket board’s request to be part of selection process of U-19 cricketers to avoid any possible controversy over his presence. Dravid’s two-year contract as U-19 coach ended in March and he felt that he wasn’t authorised to attend the meeting as his contract hasn’t been renewed…

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Vijay Mallya mooting name change of Force India

Vijay Mallya mooting name change of Force India

Vijay Mallya mooting name change of Force India Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya is considering changing his Formula One team’s name to make the outfit more attractive to potential sponsors.   Force India team principal Vijay Mallya is considering a change of his Formula One team’s name. As per latest news reports Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya is reportedly considering to change his Formula One team’s name. This move is being mooted to attract more sponsors. Speaking motorsport.com. he said,”There is a growing feeling that maybe since we are a much-improved…

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh hope to shed baggage

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh hope to shed baggage

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Bangladesh hope to shed baggage In second semifinal, Mortaza’s side will hope to overcome the mental barrier of losing crunch matches to India at ICC events   Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza during a training session ahead of the second semifinal against India at Edgbaston. Reuters Photo Bangladesh : For good measure though, Mortaza was repeatedly reminded by members of the passionate Bangladeshi media as he walked away from the press conference room about who his team were facing a day later, and how important it was that…

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Green revolution

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Green revolution

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Green revolution Unfancied Pakistan cause the shock of the tournament, thrash favourites England by eight wickets to make CT final   Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez (left) and Babar Azam celebrate winning the Champions Trophy semifinal against England in Cardiff on Wednesday. AP Photo It was predicted to be a one-sided match. And for once, the first Champions Trophy semi-final lived up to the billing. Only the roles were reversed. England came on the back of three comprehensive victories in the league stage. Pakistan, on the other hand, reached…

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French player arrested for restraining order breach

French player arrested for restraining order breach

French player arrested for restraining order breach Lucas Hernandez was briefly locked up for violating a court order banning him from contacting his girlfriend. Hernandez and his girlfriend were each sentenced to 31 hours of community service in February following a violent altercation. French defender Lucas Hernandez was briefly locked up for violating a court order banning him from contacting his girlfriend, the Madrid tribunal said. The 21-year-old Atletico Madrid defender and his girlfriend were each sentenced to 31 hours of community service in February following a violent altercation. They were also ordered not to see each…

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