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West Indies to chase revised target of 194 vs India

  Port of Spain: West Indies will have to chase a target of 194 runs in 26 overs as per Duckworth-Lewis method in the first One Day International cricket match after rain played a spoilsport in the Indian innings here on Friday. India scored 199/3 in 39.2 overs before the sky opened up. After seeing the…

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British tennis player Evans tests positive for cocaine

  London: British tennis player Dan Evans has said that he failed a drug test in April, testing positive for cocaine. The world No 50 claimed on Friday that he had taken the recreational drug out-of-competition for reasons “completely unrelated to tennis”, the Independent reported. He called a press conference at a hotel close to Queen’s…

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Federer defeats Mayer, reaches Halle Open semi-final

  Halle (Germany): Top seed Swiss tennis player Roger Federer knocked out the current champion of Halle Open, German Florian Mayer, and advanced to the semi-final of the tournament. Federer, an eight-time winner in Halle, took just over one hour to beat Mayer 6-3, 6-4 in the tournament played on grass on Friday, Efe news reported.…

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Shuttler Srikanth in Australian Open final

  Sydney: Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated fourth seed Shi Yuqi of China to reach the Australia Open Superseries final here on Saturday. The Guntur player took only 37 minutes to outplay his Chinese opponent by 21-10, 21-14. Right from the start, the 24-year-old Indian shuttler dominated the proceedings and finished off in straight games…

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Saina crashes out of Australia Open quarters

  Sydney: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal crashed out of the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries after going down to sixth-seeded Sun Yu of China in a women’s singles quarter-final match here on Friday. The Chinese shuttler beat Saina 21-17, 10-21, 21-17 in a match that lasted for an hour and 19 minutes and will now…

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Ex-Barcelona President ordered to remain in custody

  Madrid: Spanish prosecutors have ordered the former President of Barcelona football club to remain in custody for money laundering as there is a risk he could abscond. The national court heard the appeal brought by Sandro Rosell’s lawyer Pau Molins against the arrest of his client on May 25, reports Efe. Rosell is accused of…

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Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open (Lead)

  Sydney: Indian star P.V. Sindhu was knocked out of the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament following a tough quarter-final battle with World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei here on Friday. Sindhu won the first game before Tai staged a strong comeback to register a 10-21, 22-20, 21-16 verdict in the women’s…

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Raval, de Grandhomme, Broom earn New Zealand contracts

  Wellington: Opening batsman Jeet Raval, all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme and batsman Neil Broom are the three new additions to New Zealand Crickets list of 21 contracted players for the 2017-18 season, the NZC announced here on Friday. Among the notable omissions are fast bowler Doug Bracewell and off-spinner Mark Craig, besides wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi, who…

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Gymnast Dipa focused on 2020 Olympics

  New Delhi: Having recovered from a knee injury, star gymnast Dipa Karmakar is looking forward to doing well at next year’s Asian Games even as she remains focused on her long-term goal of winning a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Karmakar, who finished in fourth place in the 2016 Olympics at Rio de Janeiro…

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