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Top seeds Chen Yufei, Shi Yuqi pull out of India Open

Top seeds Chen Yufei, Shi Yuqi pull out of India Open

March 24, 2019 10:44 pm

New Delhi: Chinese top seeds Chen Yufei and Shi Yuqi Sunday pulled out of the India Open on medical grounds, taking some sheen off the USD 350,000 World Tour Super 500 tournament beginning Tuesday. Chen recently broke a five-year title draught for China at the All England Championship and Shi Yuqi is the defending champion. […]

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Indian shuttlers are dangerous opponents Axelsen

Indian shuttlers are dangerous opponents: Axelsen

March 24, 2019 9:33 pm

New Delhi: Aiming to secure his second title at the India Open here, former world champion Viktor Axelsen Sunday praised the current crop of Indian shuttlers, describing them as highly competitive and dangerous. The former world no 1 from Denmark, who won a silver at the All England Championship this month, starts firm favourite to […]

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I’m scared of Kohli’s anger: Pant

March 23, 2019 3:54 pm

New Delhi: Known for his swashbuckling batting style, wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant says the one thing that scares him is the anger of India skipper Virat Kohli. “I am not scared of anyone but Virat bhaiya ke gusse se dar lagta hai (I’m scared of Virat Kohli’s anger),” Pant said in a video posted by his […]

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Quagliarella, 36, finding his place among Italy's young guns

Quagliarella, 36, finding his place among Italy’s young guns

March 22, 2019 10:05 am

Milan: At 36, Fabio Quagliarella has put his years of torment at the hands of a stalker behind him as he prepares to line up for Italy over eight years after his last cap thanks to the best season of his career in Serie A, where he is the top scorer ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. Even if Roberto Mancini is focusing on […]

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Hazard lifts Belgium in Euro qualifying as Depay triggers Dutch rout

Hazard lifts Belgium in Euro qualifying as Depay triggers Dutch rout

March 22, 2019 9:56 am

Paris: Eden Hazard ensured Belgium kicked off their qualifying campaign for Euro 2020 on Thursday with a brace in a home victory over Russia, while a Memphis Depay-inspired Netherlands romped to a 4-0 win over Belarus. World Cup semi-finalists Belgium earned a battling 3-1 win over Russia in Brussels as Hazard struck twice for Roberto Martinez’s side in their opening game in Group I. Youri Tielemans rounded off a flowing […]

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Marathon runner Gopi qualifies for Doha Worlds

Marathon runner Gopi qualifies for Doha Worlds

March 18, 2019 3:31 pm

New Delhi: India’s Asian marathon champion Gopi Thonakal has qualified for the World Athletics Championships to be held in Doha in September-October after finishing 11th in the Seoul International Marathon. The 30-year-old Gopi clocked his personal best time of 2 hours 13 minutes 39 seconds in the marathon race on Sunday, bettering the World Championships […]

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India can host Special Olympics, says SO Bharat's National Sports Director

India can host Special Olympics, says SO Bharat’s National Sports Director

March 14, 2019 9:02 pm

Abu Dhabi : India is capable of hosting Special Olympics but the lack of accommodation standards required for athletes with intellectual disabilities may come in the way of staging the event, said National Sports Director of SO Bharat on Thursday. The 15th edition of the Special Olympics World Summer Games is set to begin here with 7,500 athletes from 190 nations taking centre stage, making the largest sports and humanitarian […]

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Dhoni bared his soul in 'Roar of the Lion': Kabir Khan

Dhoni bared his soul in ‘Roar of the Lion’: Kabir Khan

March 12, 2019 11:45 pm

Mumbai: Kabir Khan has documented the fairy-tale comeback of the Chennai Super Kings last IPL season, following a two-year suspension for spot-fixing, in the upcoming, “Roar of the Lion” and the director says the series will see a “very personal” side of cricketer MS Dhoni. CSK, the Chennai franchise of the IPL, had served a […]

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Dhawan, Rohit flay Australia as India score 358/9

Dhawan, Rohit flay Australia as India score 358/9

March 10, 2019 6:30 pm

Mohali: Shikhar Dhawan ended his prolonged bad patch with a career-best 143 off 115 balls and in Rohit Sharma’s company guided India to a commanding 358/9 in the fourth ODI against Australia here Sunday. India looked a completely different side with opening duo putting on 193 runs on arguably the flattest track on offer during […]

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Prajnesh stuns Basilashvili at Indian Wells

Prajnesh stuns Basilashvili at Indian Wells

March 10, 2019 1:40 pm

Indian Wells (US): Indian qualifier Prajnesh Gunneswaran achieved the biggest win of his career when he stunningly knocked world number 18 Nikoloz Basilashvili out of the Indian Wells ATP Masters event, continuing his dream run here. Playing his maiden singles main draw at this level, the Indian left-hander secured a hard-fought 6-4 6(6)-7 7-6(4) victory over the Georgian in two […]

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